Well, the story line was entertaining in concept; but after being off-Broadway, the play ran for only 34 preliminary performances and 30 regular performances when it went to Broadway.
Needless to say, that although Lysistrata Jones has both a moderate number of female and male roles, it is not likely to be staged by high schools in most of the country! And the motivational technique this fictional work suggested using can go only so far. Some players are just not that good!
The other approach comes from Kansas. There, the moderately successful Kansas Jayhawks basketball team was encouraged into winning ways by female fans tweeting them pictures of their boobs in skimpy team apparel for good luck. If you are interested in this sociological phenomenon, go to this site. Apparently, students at other universities are following suit,including UNC.
So what approach works better, the stick or the carrot one? I don't know if this can be empricially tested; however, a diligent researcher may at least report on whether the win-loss record of those teams whose female fans tweet these good luck tokens have trended for the better! And, of course, there's the usual scientific litany that should be included: Correlation does not mean causality!
Still, the Kansas Jayhawks have won 16 straight games, including last night's game with Kansas State!