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OTD
07-31-2006, 09:36 PM
I think it would be funny if the Fever can pull off an title win. Would that show up the Colts and the Pacers. Boy them men would have it rought LOL

317Kim
07-31-2006, 09:39 PM
Heck yes!

They're wonderful and really could end up doing so. :chuckle:

PacerFan31
07-31-2006, 09:39 PM
I don't think it would be funny, but one helluva accomplishment rather.

They've worked their whole lives just like members of the Pacers and Colts, they deserve a championship just like any other team in professional sports.

kidthecat
07-31-2006, 10:37 PM
They deserve one more than the Pacers or Colts.

ESutt7
07-31-2006, 10:45 PM
We've got a damn good team. I hope they do win it...maybe the Pacers, Hoosiers and Colts can follow suit? :) :pray:

Hoop
07-31-2006, 10:58 PM
They have a real shot at it, ya have to respect that.

Go FEVER!

grace
07-31-2006, 11:32 PM
No way in hell they're getting past CT.

Did I say that out loud? :1oops:

:mib:

denyfizle
08-01-2006, 02:38 AM
well one thing's for sure as far as i'm concerned. the Fever will get a ring long before any of our other pro teams will. i can bet my life on that. Lindsay Whalen is the bomb though! gotta love her game!

BoomBaby31
08-01-2006, 02:45 AM
I don't think it would be funny, but one helluva accomplishment rather.

They've worked their whole lives just like members of the Pacers and Colts, they deserve a championship just like any other team in professional sports.

It would be funny because they have only been in the league; what 3 years? The pacers and colts have been struggling for ever to get a title, and the fever grab one in 3 years it would be funny. I've only saw them play once this year, here at a vegas casino, I dropped 200 bucks on them just for fun and they won! So I'm a fan for life, lol I really needed the money at the time. lol

Kstat
08-01-2006, 05:05 AM
They aren't getting past Detroit. Not this year. The Shock are on a mission.

Tim
08-01-2006, 08:41 AM
I need to go to a game.

Trader Joe
08-01-2006, 09:57 AM
Aren't the Fever supposed to sign some all-star from the Connecticut team this offseason too? I read it in the star somewheres...

ABADays
08-01-2006, 01:02 PM
They've got my support. Them winning a championship has nothing to do with the Colts or Pacers.

Naptown_Seth
08-01-2006, 03:17 PM
No way in hell they're getting past CT.

Did I say that out loud? :1oops:

:mib:
Nothing we didn't know already. :)

Beating them would be amazing. It's possible, but very tough.



They aren't getting past Detroit. Not this year. The Shock are on a mission.
8 pm, ESPN2, showdown :cool:

Gyron
08-01-2006, 04:38 PM
They've got my support. Them winning a championship has nothing to do with the Colts or Pacers.

Agreed.

I try to make a few WNBA games a year. I wish I could do more. Unfortunately because of work this year I haven't made it to any at all.

The WNBA games are fun because those girls actaully ball. They aren't worried about making the flashy dunk, or showing off for the crowd. They don't get paid the big bucks like the NBA stars do, so they work their asses off unlike some of the spoiled NBA stars that half *** it on some nights.

grace
08-01-2006, 08:04 PM
Fever vs. Shock just started on ESPN2 if anyone is interested.

microwave_oven
08-01-2006, 10:04 PM
that was a great game

Kstat
08-01-2006, 10:12 PM
That was fun to watch. I really like our chances this year.

We're probably as balanced as we've ever been. Laimbeer's gone back to basics and he's done a great job.

Naptown_Seth
08-03-2006, 01:51 AM
8 pm, ESPN2, showdown :cool:
FRICKIN BUNCHA DIRTY ROTTEN
:grumble:


How many break-out scores did they get, 100? Every missed shot, score by Cash...ugh.

rel
08-03-2006, 02:09 AM
FRICKIN BUNCHA DIRTY ROTTEN
:grumble:


How many break-out scores did they get, 100? Every missed shot, score by Cash...ugh.

so...i'm assuming the Fever lost

...shucks...

grace
08-12-2006, 10:30 AM
:bump:

The last regular season game is Sunday against the Chicago Sky. The Fever still have a chance of getting home court against Detroit in the first round.

http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/Its_Playoff_Time.html


At this juncture, the equation is simple: a. If the Shock beat Connecticut, Detroit is the No. 2 seed. b. If the Fever lose to Chicago, Detroit is the No. 2 seed. c. If the Shock loses and the Fever win, a tie must be broken. If Phoenix wins one of its two remaining games to remain at .500 or above, Indiana wins all tiebreakers. If Phoenix loses both of its remaining games, Detroit wins the tiebreaker. For those seeking a further explanation, here it is:


In the event of a tie, the following tie-breaking procedures will be followed:
(1) Head-to-head series split 2-2
(2) Record vs. teams in conference Detroit is 13-6; Indiana is 12-7
(3) Record vs. teams at or above .500 Detroit is currently 10-9; Indiana is 11-9
(4) Head-to-head point differential in season series Indiana leads by 5
(5) Coin flip



In the event of a tie, because Indiana trails by exactly one game both overall and against the East, tiebreaking scenarios automatically advance to the third tiebreaker because all games for both teams are also against the East.

The only way that Indiana can win a tiebreaker against the Shock is if Phoenix (currently 16-16) finishes .500 or above, thus owning a better record against teams at .500 or above. Detroit was 0-2 against the Mercury, while Indiana was 2-0 thus significantly affecting records in the third tiebreaker. If Phoenix loses its final two games, it is removed from the tiebreaker formula and Detroit wins the tiebreaker.

Fever, Shock and Mercury Remaining Games:
Indiana - 8/13 vs. Chicago
Detroit - 8/13 vs. Connecticut
Phoenix - 8/12 at San Antonio; 8/13 vs. Sacramento

WNBA Playoffs Schedule East / West:
Aug. 17 - Game 1: (2/3) Detroit vs. (2/3) Indiana / (2) Sacramento at (3) TBD
Aug. 18 - Game 1: (1) Connecticut at (4) Washington / (1) Los Angeles at (4) TBD
Aug. 19 - Game 2: (2/3) Detroit vs. (2/3) Indiana / (3) TBD at (2) Sacramento
Aug. 20 - Game 2: (4) Washington at (1) Connecticut / (4) TBD at (1) Los Angeles
Aug. 21 - Game 3: (2/3) Detroit vs. (2/3) Indiana, if necessary / (3) TBD at (2) Sacramento, if necessary
Aug. 22 - Game 3: (4) Washington at (1) Connecticut, if necessary / (4) TBD at (1) Los Angeles, if necessary
Aug. 24, 26, 27 - Conference Finals
Aug. 30 to Sept. 9 - WNBA Finals

Kegboy
08-12-2006, 11:53 AM
Well, we can't count on Connecticut to help us. It's evident they've shut down in anticipation of the playoffs.

Phoenix should beat SA, as long as Taurasi doesn't have an ego trip from Thursday.

grace
08-12-2006, 12:48 PM
Well, we can't count on Connecticut to help us. It's evident they've shut down in anticipation of the playoffs.

Phoenix should beat SA, as long as Taurasi doesn't have an ego trip from Thursday.

If CT is smart they will do anything to help us. They're record against Detroit sucks this year. You'd think they'd do what they could to make sure they don't have to play them in the playoffs.

Kegboy
08-12-2006, 03:47 PM
If CT is smart they will do anything to help us. They're record against Detroit sucks this year. You'd think they'd do what they could to make sure they don't have to play them in the playoffs.

That's true. If they had their choice, I'm sure they'd much rather play us. But I don't think it really matters. Thanks to the playoff system, home court doesn't mean jack.

Kstat
08-12-2006, 04:40 PM
Detroit is playing Indy in round one no matter what happens. I doubt CT really cares much about who has home court advantage in round one....

Kegboy
08-12-2006, 05:43 PM
Detroit is playing Indy in round one no matter what happens. I doubt CT really cares much about who has home court advantage in round one....

Yes, but considering they have such a pushover as Washington, I would not be surprised if they're already looking at which of us they'll get.

Kstat
08-12-2006, 05:57 PM
yeah, but that's not going to matter if they play us, and one of their players gets hurt in a meaningless game (for them).

Can we please get a best-of-5 format in the WNBA finally? The best of 3 is the most retarded system ever. WHo ever heard of the lower seeded team playing game 1 at home?

Kegboy
08-12-2006, 06:21 PM
yeah, but that's not going to matter if they play us, and one of their players gets hurt in a meaningless game (for them).

Can we please get a best-of-5 format in the WNBA finally? The best of 3 is the most retarded system ever. WHo ever heard of the lower seeded team playing game 1 at home?

Oh, agreed on both counts. They're already sitting Katie, they're not gonna care.

grace
08-12-2006, 06:36 PM
O.K. lets say that CT continues not to care and loses to Detroit tomorrow. Lets also assume that we get screwed out of home court and :eek: lose to Detroit. :puke:

If all the above happens and then CT loses to Detroit in the conference finals they better not come crying to me. I will scream I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kstat
08-12-2006, 06:37 PM
O.K. lets say that CT continues not to care and loses to Detroit tomorrow. Lets also assume that we get screwed out of home court and :eek: lose to Detroit. :puke:

If all the above happens and then CT loses to Detroit in the conference finals they better not come crying to me. I will scream I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"screwed out of home court?"

We've been a better team than Indiana pretty much the whole season. They're hardly getting "screwed" out of home-court.

circlecitysportsfan
08-12-2006, 10:52 PM
I need to start watching the WNBA, i'm gonna have a baby girl next month. I'd rather watch basketball games than dance recitals.

ABADays
08-13-2006, 11:58 AM
I need to start watching the WNBA, i'm gonna have a baby girl next month. I'd rather watch basketball games than dance recitals.

My daughter just turned 24 yesterday. Oh boy - are you in for a fun ride Dad :D

Kegboy
08-13-2006, 12:01 PM
"screwed out of home court?"

We've been a better team than Indiana pretty much the whole second half of the season. They're hardly getting "screwed" out of home-court.

Fixed.

Kstat
08-13-2006, 01:47 PM
Connecticut 8

Detroit 26

:dance:

Kstat
08-13-2006, 04:29 PM
Detroit 88

Connecticut 65

The Shock earn the #2 seed in the east. :D

Jay Ohh
08-13-2006, 04:40 PM
Does anybody else think that they could completely waste almost any of those chicks in the WNBA one on one or is it just me?

Kstat
08-13-2006, 04:43 PM
Does anybody else think that they could completely waste almost any of those chicks in the WNBA one on one or is it just me?

I'm relatively sure Cheryl Ford could kill most normal men with her elbows.

Kegboy
08-13-2006, 06:26 PM
I'm relatively sure Cheryl Ford could kill most normal men with her elbows.

QFT

She's a bad mofo.

grace
08-13-2006, 09:08 PM
First of all there are several women in the WNBA who would cause serious damage to anyone stupid enough to take them one on one. Ruth Riley comes to mind. Just ask Tamika Catchings how hard Ruth can throw an elbow.

And then there is Cheryl Miller. She may be 42 years old and had knee surgery, but I'd still take her against Jay Ohh and anyone else less than intelligent enough to take her on.

Now, on to the Fever and the playoffs. I have to admit I'm less than confident after watching that :censored: they did today. Depending on how bad Tamika Whitmore's eye is I wouldn't be surprised if the Fever don't win a game. :(

Frank Slade
08-13-2006, 09:17 PM
I need to start watching the WNBA, i'm gonna have a baby girl next month. I'd rather watch basketball games than dance recitals.

circlecity, Believe me you can do both, I have a 8 year old daughter.

She's in hip-hop, ballet and jazz dancing. She's also plays on soccer and basketball leagues.


My daughter just turned 24 yesterday. Oh boy - are you in for a fun ride Dad :D

Congrats ABA !!

grace
08-13-2006, 09:21 PM
circlecity, Believe me you can do both, I have a 8 year old daughter.

She's in hip-hop, ballet and jazz dancing. She's also plays on soccer and basketball leagues.



Congrats ABA !!

Would you please convince my sister-in-law that it's not the end of the world if her daughter likes to play sports.

317Kim
08-13-2006, 09:31 PM
My dad wanted me in sports while my mom wanted me in piano and ballet. Thankfully, my dad won that battle :D

Anyhow, congrats circlecity :)

Frank Slade
08-13-2006, 09:44 PM
Would you please convince my sister-in-law that it's not the end of the world if her daughter likes to play sports.

Exactly, if they like sports let them play whatever they are interested in.

Their only young once. My girl knows the Five positions on a basketball court and the Five Positions of the Feet. ;)

Dr. Goldfoot
08-14-2006, 01:57 AM
Chances are, we'd all get worked by any ball player male or female playing at any level college or higher and in some cases, myself included, highschool JV.

I'd love to see the Fever win a championship. This is actually their 7th season, boombaby31. This will also be their 4th playoff appearance in the last five years('02,'03,'05,'06). So it's not like they're new to sucess. The players on the roster are actually pretty good .

Catchings (http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/tamika_catchings/index.html?nav=page)
Whitmore (http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/tamika_whitmore/index.html?nav=page)

Catchings was named to the all decade team, was the top overall vote getter for this years all star game and one could argue is possibly the best in the WNBA.

Pound for pound they are better than the Pacers. They have a nice mix of young talent and veteran leadership coupled with good chemstry. I don't follow enough to really go any further than that, but they appear to be closer to a championship than the Pacers.

Dr. Goldfoot
08-14-2006, 02:12 AM
After perusing their website, they have alot of talent. Perennial MVP canidate, perennial DPOY canidate, two all-stars, #1 & #2 in total steals, #6 rpg, #7 & #9 ppg, #7 apg, #9 bpg, #7 double doubles, leading candidate for MIP,#11 3-pt fg %, 2 all-defense 1st teamers, #5 in current power rankings, former rookie of the year.

That'd be sweet if I was talking about the Pacers. Granted alot of those numbers up there are represented by one player...Catchings

Kstat
08-14-2006, 03:28 AM
Their problem is that Detroit and Connecticut are in their conference, and both teams have their number.

SoupIsGood
08-14-2006, 06:30 AM
Hey, Kstat craps on them just like he does the Pacers! :chuckle:

Fool
08-18-2006, 10:43 AM
Anyone watch?

grace
08-18-2006, 11:35 AM
Anyone watch?


http://www.pacersdigest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23603

I had to work. When I found out the Fever lost I figured sleep was more important that watching it on TiVo.

Fool
08-18-2006, 11:40 AM
Thanks Grace.

Kstat
08-26-2006, 04:52 PM
Connecticut strikes me as the snobby valley-girl squad that expects to have everything handed to them....my goodness they're a bunch of softies. They irritate the living hell out of me.

Well, except for Shawn Bradley's long lost twin sister. She'd never be mistaken for a valley girl.

Kegboy
08-26-2006, 06:08 PM
Connecticut strikes me as the snobby valley-girl squad that expects to have everything handed to them....my goodness they're a bunch of softies. They irritate the living hell out of me.

Well, it wasn't Connecticut's coach who was a) too stupid to have 5 girls on the court, and b) didn't say he was gonna go crying to mommie about the T they got for it.

(and yes, it's a stupid rule.)


Well, except for Shawn Bradley's long lost twin sister. She'd never be mistaken for a valley girl.

That is so an insult to Margo. She's much closer to a Rik analogue.

Kstat
08-26-2006, 06:09 PM
Neither matters so me. We're going to win tomorrow and go to the finals. The babysitter's club is not going to beat us twice in two days.

I still hate Connecticut.

grace
08-26-2006, 06:43 PM
Connecticut strikes me as the snobby valley-girl squad that expects to have everything handed to them....my goodness they're a bunch of softies. They irritate the living hell out of me.

:violin: Welcome to the club of hating the opposition.

If the Sun are so freakin' soft explain to me how they got to the finals last year, had the best record in the East this year and had 4 of their players start in the All Star game this year.


Neither matters so me. We're going to win tomorrow and go to the finals. The babysitter's club is not going to beat us twice in two days.

I don't deny that the Shock may very well win tomorrow. I'll be shocked if Katie Douglas can play again tomorrow night considering her foot is so bad she wasn't even supposed to play today. If she can't play I don't give the Sun very much chance of winning. (Exactly how much did Bill Laimbeer pay DeLisha Milton-Jones to take Katie out in first round of the playoffs?)


I still hate Detroit.

Fixed.

Kstat
08-26-2006, 06:57 PM
: (Exactly how much did Bill Laimbeer pay DeLisha Milton-Jones to take Katie out in first round of the playoffs?)



Fixed.

:violin:

Hicks
08-26-2006, 07:33 PM
:violin:

Weak.

grace
08-26-2006, 11:44 PM
I'm still waiting for an answer to my first question.

I'd also like to know what the hell happened to LA. Kobe's dad's team just got swept. (I won't even mention that they had the best record in the league.)

Kstat
08-27-2006, 01:51 AM
The answer to your first question is simple: the rest of the WNBA is scared. They just let Connecticut do whatever they want because theyre the big-name champion girls with all the shiny awards and all the accolades. Nobody every plays them physically for fear they'll break one of their nails.

As for the Sparks, good.

If we win tomorrow, we'll have homecourt advantage in the finals again.

Kegboy
08-27-2006, 12:38 PM
The answer to your first question is simple: the rest of the WNBA is acared. They just let Connecticut do whatever they want because theyre the big-name champion girls with all the shiny awards and all the accolades. Nobody every plays them physically for fear they'll break one of their nails.

:huh:

grace
08-27-2006, 05:12 PM
Connecticut strikes me as the snobby valley-girl squad that expects to have everything handed to them....my goodness they're a bunch of softies. They irritate the living hell out of me.


The answer to your first question is simple: the rest of the WNBA is scared. They just let Connecticut do whatever they want because theyre the big-name champion girls with all the shiny awards and all the accolades. Nobody every plays them physically for fear they'll break one of their nails.


Which one is it? Are they snobby valley girls who expect everything handed to them or is the rest of the league scared of them? It can't be both.

Kstat
08-27-2006, 05:15 PM
Which one is it? Are they snobby valley girls who expect everything handed to them or is the rest of the league scared of them? It can't be both.

It isn't as much as they're scared of them as they have waaaaay too much respect for them.

grace
08-27-2006, 07:09 PM
Whatever.

Kstat
08-27-2006, 07:11 PM
Whatever.

"whatever" nothing. Nobody playes them with any animoticty because they're the popular, likeable ones. It's like watching frikkin highschool girls play paddy-cake.

Hicks
08-27-2006, 07:14 PM
"whatever" nothing. Nobody playes them with any animoticty because they're the popular, likeable ones. It's like watching frikkin highschool girls play paddy-cake.

That is the lamest attempt at trolling you've ever made.

Kstat
08-27-2006, 07:16 PM
That is the lamest attempt at trolling you've ever made.

All due respect Hicks, you pretty much know nothing about what I'm talking about. The only contribution to this discussion you've made is taking shots at me, without refuting anything I've said.

It isn't even trolling simply because you don't want to hear it. If you ever saw the Sun play anyone you'd know what I'm talking about. But since you haven't, please stop commenting.

Detroit is the only team in the WNBA that plays every game to win against connecticut, like they have something to prove. Nobody else even competes against them. If they win, ok, if they lose, ok. Nobody else plays all-out. It's irritating watching them walk all over everyone without even having to fight for it.

Hicks
08-27-2006, 07:22 PM
All due respect Hicks, you pretty much know nothing about what I'm talking about. The only contribution to this discussion you've made is taking shots at me, without refuting anything I've said.

It isn't even trolling. If you ever saw the Sun play anyone you'd know what I'm talking about. But since you haven't, please stop commenting.

I'm taking shots because I know I let you get by too often with things 99% of the users here wouldn't get away with, and when you seem particularly petty in doing it, such as now. I don't watch the WNBA much, but it doesn't take a genius to understand what you're describing is happening with the Sun, and your explanation for why it happens is ridiculous.

Hicks
08-27-2006, 07:23 PM
Anyway, I've already gone about this the wrong way, so I'm shutting up now, but sooner or later I need to talk with you in private.

Kstat
08-27-2006, 08:02 PM
for the record Grace, if Swin Cash was half the player she was before her injury, we wouldn't even be talking about this. I dont want to hear about injuries.

Kstat
08-27-2006, 09:49 PM
I am so proud of my girls tonight....

Showed a lot of heart, Swin Cash especially.

Kstat
08-27-2006, 09:57 PM
final score:

Detroit 79

Connecticut 55

Detroit Shock advance to the FINALS!

:dance: :dance:

grace
08-27-2006, 10:34 PM
for the record Grace, if Swin Cash was half the player she was before her injury, we wouldn't even be talking about this. I dont want to hear about injuries.

If you don't want to hear about it just put me on ignore.

The fact is Katie Douglas broke her foot in the previous series and didn't play in the first game of the ECF. Had she not broken her foot she would have played and while I can't guarantee the Suns would have won I sure as :censored: know the game would have been played differently.

Kstat
08-27-2006, 10:37 PM
If you don't want to hear about it just put me on ignore.

The fact is Katie Douglas broke her foot in the previous series and didn't play in the first game of the ECF. Had she not broken her foot she would have played and while I can't guarantee the Suns would have won I sure as :censored: know the game would have been played differently.

And if Swin Cash didn't tear he leg into 50 pieces she'd still be an MVP canidate and not a hobbling 5th-starter that can reach back and be effective once every 3 weeks.

Again, moving on.

As for the Sun tonight, they only proved everything I said about them: they're not willing to work for anything. Put up a real fight and they go away.

-We fought for the rebounds. They didn't

-We played defense. They didn't

-We dove on the floor for every loose ball. They stood over the ball and acted like the ball should come to them.

-We drove to the basket. They sat outside and launched threes as if the paint was made out of molten lava.

Even their own coach told them they didn't have any heart tonight.

Kegboy
08-27-2006, 10:40 PM
for the record Grace, if Swin Cash was half the player she was before her injury, we wouldn't even be talking about this. I dont want to hear about injuries.

Let me get this straight. Mister "you can't complain about injuries"'s retort to the opposing team's star player getting hurt on the eve of the series is, "Well, my star player hasn't been the same since she got hurt over a year ago." Instead of saying the Pistons won in '04 because of Jermaine and Jamaal being hurt (not to mention TJ Ford, Kenyon Martin, and Karl Malone), we should have just said, "If Reggie hadn't sprained his ankle in '02..."

:rollout:

Good luck with Sacramento (you know, the team who killed Connecticut last year. Guess they didn't get the memo about laying down for them either.)

Kegboy
08-27-2006, 10:43 PM
And if Swin Cash didn't tear he leg into 50 pieces...

And If Reggie hadn't sprained his ankle, he'd have a ring!

:reach:

(and we would of won the WBC's back then too! :yay2: )

Kstat
08-27-2006, 10:44 PM
Let me get this straight. Mister "you can't complain about injuries"'s retort to the opposing team's star player getting hurt on the eve of the series is, "Well, my star player hasn't been the same since she got hurt over a year ago." Instead of saying the Pistons won in '04 because of Jermaine and Jamaal being hurt (not to mention TJ Ford, Kenyon Martin, and Karl Malone), we should have just said, "If Reggie hadn't sprained his ankle in '02..."

:rollout:



Then tell your sister not to bring injuries up as an excuse. I never subscribed to that, I was merely responding to what Grace said, because she was making the silly implication that connecticut was somehow the only team in this series not affected by injuries.

Now, obviously you don't control what she says, but at the very least do not single me out or post what I said out of context, like I started the discussion about injuries.

As for Sacramento, they dealt with the connecticut of the west (LA) fairly easily. I have a ton of respect for them, because they play the game with the same physical sense of urgency that we do. I think it'll be a fine finals.

Hicks
08-27-2006, 10:47 PM
Then tell your sister not to bring injuries up as an excuse. I never subscribed to that, I was merely responding to what Grace said, because she was making the silly implication that connecticut was somehow the only team in this series not affected by injuries.

Now, obviously you don't control what she says, but at the very least do not single me out or post what I said out of context, like I started the discussion about injuries.

As for Sacramento, they dealt with the connecticut of the west (LA) fairly easily. I have a ton of respect for them, because they play the game with the same physical sense of urgency that we do. I think it'll be a fine finals.

If you use it in an argument, you're subscribing to it whether you admit to it or not. You can't have it both ways.

Kstat
08-27-2006, 10:49 PM
If you use it in an argument, you're subscribing to it whether you admit to it or not. You can't have it both ways.

...and if I don't say anything, I make it look as if I admit that connecticut lost due to a disadvantage because I had no response.

Both teams were affected by injuries. It's part of the game. Move on.

Hicks
08-27-2006, 10:52 PM
That doesn't make grace wrong.

Kstat
08-27-2006, 10:53 PM
That doesn't make grace wrong.

It also doesn't make me a hypocrite, and I didn't appreciate the implication.

All I said was, by her logic, Detroit was hardly unaffected by injuries. At least Katie Douglas will probably get back to %100 next season. Swin Cash will never be the same player. But that doesn't mean I blame our loss to Connecticut last year on Cash hopping around on one leg.

Kstat
08-27-2006, 11:22 PM
Wait...the WNBA Finals are best-of-5 now?

When did this happen? That's awesome!

Kegboy
08-28-2006, 08:56 AM
...and if I don't say anything, I make it look as if I admit that connecticut lost due to a disadvantage because I had no response.

Personally, I would have just argued that Detroit beat Connecticut in the regular season when they were healthy. If Swin had aggravated her knee, that's one thing, but she played in every game this year.

Robertmto
08-28-2006, 09:19 AM
This thread is gettin way too heated/serious. When does the reseason start again??

Fool
08-28-2006, 09:56 AM
As so often happens, I've little to say about what's happening in this thread.

I didn't get to watch the last two games but I saw the first of the series and was pleased to see the Shock pulled it out. Glad to see Nolan get back to creating (at least from the box score) as its never a good thing when she has to carry the team's scoring load for an entire game (it closes off easy buckets for others). Katie Smith was such a good pick-up. Honestly, I'm just happy Dydek didn't get off again. I can't stand her. A foot taller than every other player on the court every night and can't pull down ten boards nor lead her own team in rebounding, though McWilliams-Franklin isn't someone to be taken lightly.

The Finals will be about inside presence IMO. The Shock need to comand down low to open up the perimeter for their guards. The Monarchs have a nice guard-center combination and if Griffith doesn't have to work for her points, the series is lost.

Fool
08-30-2006, 08:22 PM
So far Sacramento is owning the glass and is up 12.

Fool
08-30-2006, 08:35 PM
WNBA refs do not like blocks, there've been at least 3 clean blocks called fouls in the first half.

Fool
08-30-2006, 08:50 PM
LOL Laimbeer intimidated himself out of a tech.

Fool
08-30-2006, 09:08 PM
20 point lead. This game is done. The monarchs came out of the gate more active, chasing down loose balls, slashing into the paint for rebounds, getting all kinds of extra shots. Third quarter started with 2 stupid fouls by Grace's favorite Ruth Riley, Ford and Co missing open layups, now they just look completely frustrated.

BTW, this colorwoman, something Burke, is completely annoying mostly when she's far too emphatic on even the most routine plays and seems like she's just searching for things to pretend to be excited about.

Kstat
08-30-2006, 09:48 PM
It's ok, unlike the 1st two rounds, you can drop game 1 at home and still be ok.

Game 2 at home is a must though, if we do that we only need a split in sacramento.

Kegboy
08-30-2006, 09:54 PM
BTW, this colorwoman, something Burke is completely annoying. Mostly when she's far too emphatic on even the most routine plays and seems like she's just searching for things to pretend to be excited about.

Yes, Doris Burke, she's annoying.

Btw, it's just revolting how everybody in the league just lays down for Sacramento. Just cause they won last year doesn't mean you should just roll over and play dead.

:devil:

Kstat
08-30-2006, 10:22 PM
we didn't lay down. They simply outplayed us.

Connecticut and LA are the prima donnas that i have zero respect for. I have a rgeat deal of respect for the monarchs.

grace
08-30-2006, 11:52 PM
BTW, this colorwoman, something Burke, is completely annoying mostly when she's far too emphatic on even the most routine plays and seems like she's just searching for things to pretend to be excited about.

I didn't turn the game on until there was 3 minutes left to go in the game so I can't give an honest opinion on whether Doris was annoying or not (considering Linda Cohn wasn't there it couldn't have been that bad). In Doris' defense in a blow out game I wouldn't think there would be too much to get excited about.

Kstat
08-31-2006, 12:13 AM
Friday is the swing game. I think we can split two in Sac-town.

Fool
08-31-2006, 09:45 AM
I didn't turn the game on until there was 3 minutes left to go in the game so I can't give an honest opinion on whether Doris was annoying or not (considering Linda Cohn wasn't there it couldn't have been that bad). In Doris' defense in a blow out game I wouldn't think there would be too much to get excited about.

Normally, I'd try not to comment on an announcer after a loss (everyone is annoying when cheering the winning opponent) but I don't get nearly as emotionally involved with WNBA games as I do NBA games so I don't think it was my own frustration with my team losing tainting my opinion (though I was a bit miffed with the Tigers who were losing to the Yanks at the same time).

I take your point about the blowout and I'll add that it is the Finals so she's probably instructed to do her best Al Micheals "anything that's just happened is the greatest moment in sports history" impersonation. I'll also agree that Cohn is far worse, though she's play-by-play (having heard her do a couple games). She had half-time desk recap and analysis duty in this game and even there she was poor. She really shouldn't be allowed to do anything other than read a prompter (which is sad because I thought she was one of the better SportCenter heads and thought she'd do well outside of that).

Kstat
09-01-2006, 09:50 PM
Got the one we had to have.

Tie series, and we get two chances to take home-court bac.

Good to see Katie Smith still has some game left in her...

Fool
09-01-2006, 10:45 PM
The defense was incredible. Finally they started creating chances on the defensive end, good thing too, because they are still lost in the half court when Sac gets that damn "white line" defense set.

Jay Ohh
09-02-2006, 04:16 PM
I don't even really consider WNBA basketball. I would seriously cross up, and dunk on any of these chicks.

Kstat
09-03-2006, 06:44 PM
*sigh*

I can accept losing, but we didn't give any effort tonight. We looked like Connecticut out there. We got punched in the mouth and we flat-out QUIT.

Still one more chance to send it to a game 5 in Detroit.

Note to laimbeer: we can't throw post entry passes worth ****. Use your guards and Cash to put up points and let the bigs go in for rebounds.

Dammit, we are so much better than this.

I want Ruth Riley gone. I don't even care what we get for her now. She's a shell of the player that was our best player in the 2003 finals. She looks like she has one foot out the door already.

Braxton is a much better center, even though she shows up half the time.

Fool
09-03-2006, 10:25 PM
Slashing certainly seems more effective then feeding the high post against this defense.

Naptown_Seth
09-05-2006, 01:28 AM
Man, Sacto is an impressive squad. The Shock have been on a mission and it just got derailed big time.

grace
09-06-2006, 07:01 PM
I'm going on the record now: I won't mind terribly if Sacramento doesn't win tonight. Why? Because of a previous commitment at the Palace of Auburn Hills game 5 of the WNBA finals will have to be played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. :cool:

Had this been three years ago I could have walked to the game from my apartment.

Fool
09-06-2006, 08:44 PM
You used to live downtown Grace? Corktown?

Fool
09-06-2006, 09:24 PM
A nice little push by the Shock at the end there, too bad they let in that layup as the clock ran out to put them back to 4 points behind.

Fool
09-06-2006, 09:36 PM
Ugh, WNBA prez just said they are looking to add franchises in 08. Watering down the product like every other sport.

Shock tie it up. Shock are driving more, its a must against Sac's D. Stepping up on the other end as well.

BTW, why is Laimbeer mic'ed?

Kstat
09-06-2006, 10:04 PM
I'm going on the record now: I won't mind terribly if Sacramento doesn't win tonight. Why? Because of a previous commitment at the Palace of Auburn Hills game 5 of the WNBA finals will have to be played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. :cool:

EVen the Pistons have had to do this before.

I just hope the floor is nicer than it was in 1984....

Kstat
09-06-2006, 10:50 PM
Katie Smith is taking over.

Finally, this is the style we should have been playing since game 1.

Fool
09-06-2006, 10:56 PM
Cash really getting it done defensively, rebounding, blocks, creating jumpballs.

timid
09-06-2006, 10:56 PM
Katie Smith>>>>>>>>Fred Jones.....

Fool
09-06-2006, 10:59 PM
Way to go into Sacramento and beat the home team in a win or die game. Very Piston like. And again I have to say that WNBA refs HATE blocks.

Kstat
09-06-2006, 11:00 PM
WE ARE GOING BACK TO DETROIT FOR GAME 5!

Kstat
09-06-2006, 11:02 PM
Sacramento wanted no part of the paint tonight. They launched jumpers like the key was layered with hot coals....

We did EXACTLY to them in game 4 what they did to us in game 3: beat them up physically and made them quit in the 4th quarter.

Kira Braxton and Elaine Powell brought their A games tonight. FInally.

grace
09-07-2006, 01:12 PM
You used to live downtown Grace? Corktown?

I lived in Riverfront Towers for three months while I worked at Children's Hospital. The last week I was there was when the blackout happened. Fun times. :shudder:

Frank Slade
09-07-2006, 02:07 PM
What better place for the "Monarchs" to hoist the :trophy: then in the Palace.

Go MONARCHS !!
For the sake of the Kstat Ometer

Fool
09-07-2006, 02:09 PM
The game is being played at Joe Louis Arena, not the Palace of Auburn hills.

Frank Slade
09-07-2006, 02:38 PM
The game is being played at Joe Louis Arena, not the Palace of Auburn hills.
:kickcan:

Ok.. well then go http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/sp/v/wnba/teams/1/80x60/sac.gif for the Heck of it !

Kstat
09-09-2006, 05:13 PM
WOW!

Deanna Nolan is putting on an absolute SHOW right now!

Kstat
09-09-2006, 05:35 PM
How can Tisha Penicheiro be such a dominant PG for so long and still be this TERRIBLE shooting the ball?

Seriously, that's humiliating. When the other team doesn't even guard you from 5 feet away, you have a serious hole in your game.

Kstat
09-09-2006, 05:38 PM
Knockin on the door...time to bust it down.

The championship is right there for you, ladies...it's time to reach out and grab it.

Kstat
09-09-2006, 05:52 PM
KATIE SMITH PUTS IN THE DAGGER 3-POINTER! :dance:

Kstat
09-09-2006, 05:57 PM
Detroit Shock=2006 WNBA CHAMPIONS!

:dance:

:fireworks :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks

:trophy: #2!

Kstat
09-09-2006, 06:07 PM
https://www.palacenet.com/images/online/deanna_325x275.jpg

M-V-P!
M-V-P!
M-V-P!
M-V-P!
M-V-P!

pacerwaala
09-09-2006, 06:08 PM
Detroit Shock=2006 WNBA CHAMPIONS!

:dance:

Man

Detroit's karma is just good. They keep win something or the other. Whereas, we continue to wallow in the misery of losing in the Conf finals or the Finals, in football or basketball.

The only Indy pro champion that I have seen is the Inidanapolis Inidans, AAA baseball team.



By the way, this whole WNBA thing is very comical though. I like amateur women's basket ball for obvious reasons like competetion, team spirit, etc but any game at the professional level should have a high quality to it. WNBA just does not.


All this pre game, post game, play by play is just so corny. Whenever they say "in WNBA history", I can't help myself but laugh.

Kstat
09-09-2006, 06:18 PM
Well, the WNBA has a full decade under its belt now, so I suppose they can make historic comparisons.

As for the coverage, yes I agree it's awful. They need better commentators, female or not.

As for the game having a high quality to it, I believe it has a good quality if you aren't expecting it to be men's basketball.

Also, comparing year 1 to year 10, the level of play is so much better than it was 10 years ago.

Kstat
09-09-2006, 06:57 PM
My favorite picture by far..... :D

http://www.wnba.com/media/laimbeertrophy_600_060909.jpg

grace
09-09-2006, 07:42 PM
Detroit Shock=2006 WNBA CHAMPIONS!

:suicide2:

Fixed.

Kstat
09-09-2006, 07:51 PM
If it makes you feel any better, there's a %0.0 chance Ruth RIley will be in Detroit next year.

pacerwaala
09-09-2006, 08:09 PM
My favorite picture by far..... :D

http://www.wnba.com/media/laimbeertrophy_600_060909.jpg
In that picture,
Do I see Lambeer, already having identified someone in the crowd to peddle the WNBA trophy, ready to make his move?

Knowing Lambeer and the above very well, Bill Davidson is going about his business with one hand holding a tight leash on Laimbeer.

Seriously, maybe Laimbeer knows a little about coaching and motivational techniques, his guarantee and all. Do you think he has it in him to coach in the NBA. I like him when he is doing Piston's local games because he is very candid about good and bad fouls, etc. On national studio shows, he thinks it would be odd if he does not pick or support the Pistons

Kstat
09-09-2006, 08:14 PM
AH, the Laimbeer love is alive and well :D

Moses
09-09-2006, 08:35 PM
Congratulations to the Shock.

I don't watch the WNBA and I don't think I ever will be able to.

Fool
09-09-2006, 08:43 PM
Seriously, maybe Laimbeer knows a little about coaching and motivational techniques, his guarantee and all. Do you think he has it in him to coach in the NBA. I like him when he is doing Piston's local games because he is very candid about good and bad fouls, etc. On national studio shows, he thinks it would be odd if he does not pick or support the Pistons.

Everytime its brought up, I say I'd rather not have him coach the Pistons. Most of that has to do with the position they are currently in. If the team was rebuilding I'd take him.

Kstat
09-09-2006, 08:45 PM
Laimbeer has excellent X's and O's. He just needs to control his emotions more. I don't think he'd last 82 games worth of ups and downs.