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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tuesday Update - The Lull before the Storm

Don't get lulled into a fall sense of security, oh Liberty! Tomorrow is a big game in Connecticut. Those Sound-side gals think they can give us the old run-around. Practice, shoot, make it. Don't get drunk, and don't have sex. That was what my old coach used to say.

He was missing a few pieces, I will admit.

Full Game Preview will come tomorrow... until then, monkeys dancing.

Hey hey! We're the... damnit, nevermind...

Shay Doran, that feisty Israeli who doesn't get nearly enough playing time, is heading to Elitzer Ramle in Israel's major basketball league... in the off-season, that is. Good to know more about her, but come on. It's a short article, and near the end, it vears into a side-track about Becky Hammon (wha?) and Jessica Davenport (I like, but...). Don't believe me? This is the last half of the article...

Former New York star Becky Hammon scored 22 points and had seven assists in her first game against her former team. Hammon, who is the fifth-leading scorer in the WNBA and leads the league in assists, was traded in the offseason after eight years and three All-Star appearances in New York. She was traded by the Liberty on draft day for Ohio State center Jessica Davenport, the No. 2 overall draft pick by San Antonio (5-4). Davenport had eight points and five rebounds for New York (6-4), which has lost four of five games.

Pulitzer material there, guys.

Doran... can't get love on or off the court. Don't worry; the Writer has her back.

Like Norman to Shay's Max.

Saint Patty and Dutch are on the new Center Court streaming audio broadcast on the Libs' site. Dutch alone makes it a must for all Libs' fans. Saint Patty makes it near-Divine.

No, not that Divine... well, maybe a bit...


Detroit 79, LA 73

LA did a helluva better job than I thought. While Detroit was obviously the better team, the Sparks managed to come back from an 11-point deficit in the half to lead the Shock by 1 going into the 4th quarter. It was not to be, however, as the Shock, their backs against the wall, came out and finished the job.

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Highlights: Kaite Smith (Det.), with 18 points, 9 rebounds, 38 minutes on the court. Taj McWilliams-Franklin (LA), with 17 points, 11 rebounds. Detroit HAS to start spreading out their team. They can't rely so heavily on their starters and first reserves, or its gonna bite them in the ass.

See: New York Yankees, every post-season since 2001.

Lauren Jackson and Candice Dupree were named co-Players of the Week for their respective Conferences. I hate the Sky, but Candice Dupree is, in the words of Keanu Reeves...

"...a fuck-een ani-MAL."

Lauren Jackson, of course, rocks. Nothing else needs be said there.

The WNBA has a Fantasy Guide up on it's official site. Now, let me be frank; Fantasy Teams are the one of the lowest forms of sports fandom (somewhere below guys who go near-naked to football games, but above those drunken morons who beat the shit out of fans from opposing teams). Almost every all of my friends who do fantasy sports seem to lose a sense of the beauty of their chosen sport and instead start focusing on statistics and "gut instinct". Let that be a warning. Once you start down the path of Fantasy Sports, forever shall it dominate your destiny.

That's two Yoda quotes in one day... damn, I'm a geek.

Monarchs @ Sky

(Quoting from the Diary of Saint Francoise Le Auteur) "Oh Lord, let not the Mighty Sky continue to rain down its dreadful plague of storm upon our fair hospice. Give our king the reason and might to smite he that continues to curse our land with such foulness!" Except, replace hospice and land with "League" and "Blog". I cannot bring myself to pick the Sky. Which means they probably will win. Damn. Monarchs by 6.

If I can find more news and stuff to post, it will be up with the Nickname at around 4. Otherwise, prepare for the Onslaught that is Gameday!

Have ye your axes? Have ye your shields? Onward, then; To Battle!

See ya Space Cowboy...

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