Thank GOD that the All-Star game is over and that we can get back to business. Of course, the Libs don't play until tomorrow, when the Detroit Silly-Nannies invite the Liberty in for a bit of tea and basketball.
This article was posted about a week ago about Kraayeveld. Talks about her time for the Ducks and how she's become a building block for the Libs. A nice piece, although I'm pissed at myself for not catching it earlier.
There's this cute little piece about Jessica Davenport and who REALLY knows her. But, in the end, who CAN know the unknowable? Knowing Jessica Davenport is like seeing the ocean: one can only grasp so much of it at one time.
Besides that, there's not much Liberty news on the front. Tomorrow will feature my patented Game Day Previews, which balance absolutely zero-coverage and sigh-inducing hilarity. Be on the look-out...
AROUND THE LEAGUE...
Lynx @ Sun (ESPN2, 730)
Storm @ Mercury (ESPN2, 930)
Silver Stars @ Sparks
Oooo! The worst team in the west versus the worst team at home! Who will come out on top in this Battle of the Bigs, this Tangle of Titans, this... oh, who cares? The Lynx suck and the Sun can't seem to come to grips with their own talent. The Sun have been much better recently, however, and if they can push it a bit, I see them making the playoffs. Sun by 6.
The Mercury and the Storm are 3 and 4 in the West, respectively. The winner moves into a tie with Sacramento for 2nd, and while the Silver Stars are still on top, this game will have major ramifications come playoff-time when home-field advantage gets decided. Sue Bird is still out and Taurasi is back, but the Mercury had trouble with the Storm the last time around(admittedly, only the second game of the season). Phoenix is also only decent at home and have been all over the place. I think they're still on the rise, however, if they could just PLEASE put a LITTLE effort into defense. Phoenix by 8.
The Sparks had a little something going for a while, but are now five games under .500 and 5.5 behind the Stars. San Antonio, meanwhile, took a strong start and pushed it as far as it could go and are now looking to improve after the break. Becky Hammon is making a very strong case for MVP, while the Sparks are simply awful at home. I can't really see much of a case for L.A. today, save for divine intervention. Silver Stars by 7.
If you have cable, check out those games. I know, I know... they're boring match-ups. But do what I do when I want to support NHL ratings but hate the teams on: turn on the TV, turn off the sound, head out of your apartment, and then call up all of your old friends. Meet up at all the old places, then strut around and disco.
Second half predictions from WNBA players. Typical kinda stuff, although Becky Hammon is on there trashing the Libs in not so many words. She wants some movement of the bottom seeds in the East, apparently. Uh-huh.
According to USA Today, the new TV Contract could help out with upcoming CBA talks. Um... duh?
See ya, Space Cowboy...