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Enough already with the lazy desperate wives quips.


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Katharine Mieszkowski
March 24, 2006 10:27PM (UTC)

At this year's NCAA Tournament, coaches' wives are all the rage, the New York Times reported yesterday in a story titled "Desperate Coaches' Wives." It leads with one wife's personal struggle to find a pantsuit with tailored red accents in March.

Yes, thanks to a certain popular TV show, now all wives can be dubbed "desperate."

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The Times story explains that during tournament time, the cameras love the coaches' wives. Yet, some of these wives don't sound all that desperate to me: "I used to dress up and try to look really cute for big games, thinking, 'What if I'm on TV?' " Marcie Few, wife of Gonzaga Coach Mark Few, told the Times. "But every time I did that, we lost. Now I'm pregnant, so I just throw a big T-shirt over the basketball in my stomach and go out there and yell."


Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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