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Hicks
07-08-2007, 04:49 PM
They're 12-4, I'd venture to guess their best record ever at the half-way point. Is they the favorite to win the WNBA title this year?

Shade
07-08-2007, 05:24 PM
OMG, there's a Fever forum?! I was starting to think I was seeing things. :laugh:

And yet, still no :hoosiers: forum... :sadbanana

Anyway, they probably will, just so we can have yet another reason to ***** about the Pacers. :innocent:

obnoxiousmodesty
07-08-2007, 06:01 PM
I think they have a great chance to win it all this year. They've had trouble with Connecticut, but hopefully the Fever can continue to improve.

I wish more games were televised. Whenever a game's on, I watch it.

317Kim
07-08-2007, 08:22 PM
I agree, I think they have a wonderful chance of winning and are very favored to win it all this year.

I can't wait until the All-Star game!

SoupIsGood
07-08-2007, 08:27 PM
I didn't know the Fever were so good!

I'll have to eventually catch a game...

cramerica
07-08-2007, 08:30 PM
I really didn't either. AFN doesn't show them over here.

Coop
07-08-2007, 09:16 PM
OMG, there's a Fever forum?! I was starting to think I was seeing things. :laugh:

And yet, still no :hoosiers: forum... :sadbanana

Anyway, they probably will, just so we can have yet another reason to ***** about the Pacers. :innocent:

QFT. No disrespect to the Fever, but we should have an IU forum no doubt. IU basketball plays a HUGE role in the state of Indiana. Up until this past year, they have been the most popular sports team in the state (w/ the Colts now challenging for that position).

cramerica
07-08-2007, 09:29 PM
QFT. No disrespect to the Fever, but we should have an IU forum no doubt. IU basketball plays a HUGE role in the state of Indiana. Up until this past year, they have been the most popular sports team in the state (w/ the Colts now challenging for that position).
I agree. But then you will have people asking for Purdue, Ball State, Butler, Notre Dame, etc. basketball forums.

idioteque
07-08-2007, 09:42 PM
The Fever has not been around for too long and they're already a championship caliber team? Who is their GM and can we hire him/her for the Pacers?

:lol:

grace
07-09-2007, 12:19 AM
I'd feel alot better about the Fever's chances at a Championship if they were playing better against CT.

As for the Fever GM it's Kelly Krauskopf. I'm sure if the Simons asked nicely she'd be more than happy to run both teams.

Shade
07-09-2007, 01:37 AM
I'd feel alot better about the Fever's chances at a Championship if they were playing better against CT.

At this point, CT may not even make the playoffs. Problem solved.

GrangerRanger
07-09-2007, 01:25 PM
I agree. But then you will have people asking for Purdue, Ball State, Butler, Notre Dame, etc. basketball forums.

Or just a simple Indiana College forum?

pwee31
07-09-2007, 02:00 PM
They have a chance, but the Fever are known for hot starts, and then stumbling at the end. The blame has been put on the coaches in past year, but if it continues, then apparently the team just wears down or can't take it to the next level come playoff time

GrangerRanger
07-09-2007, 10:59 PM
Yes.

Nuff Said.

ABADays
07-10-2007, 01:42 PM
They have a chance, but the Fever are known for hot starts, and then stumbling at the end. The blame has been put on the coaches in past year, but if it continues, then apparently the team just wears down or can't take it to the next level come playoff time

That's absolutely been the case. As good as they look now I'll wait until after the all-star break to see if there is another el foldo that's haunted them in the past.

pta
07-11-2007, 02:02 PM
This is the first year that the Fever have had an all-star quality center instead of a shorter power forward playing center. Tammy Sutton-Brown has helped with scoring and defense. She is an all-star reserve this year. The Fever have a very good chance to win a championship.

Indianapolis_girly
07-11-2007, 09:32 PM
I think they can. Catchings is awesome, and we have 3 All-Stars in the All-Star Game. [= They just haven't been able to get too far in the Playoffs.

carpediem024
07-16-2007, 02:14 PM
Tan White FTW! We All love colors!

--

Tammy & Reggie. Juwanna Mann II?


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ABADays
07-16-2007, 10:22 PM
How the hell Catchings wasn't the MVP in the All-Star game with her stat line baffles me.

Shade
07-16-2007, 11:15 PM
Tan White FTW! We All love colors!


http://www.geocities.com/rutgerswomen/sutton_brown_bio.jpg http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40819000/jpg/_40819395_miller203.jpg

She actually looks a little like Reggie, IMO.

Shade
07-16-2007, 11:16 PM
How the hell Catchings wasn't the MVP in the All-Star game with her stat line baffles me.

Detroit screws us again. :disappoin

carpediem024
07-16-2007, 11:53 PM
She actually looks a little like Reggie, IMO.

Yep. When I saw her on the commercial, she made me think Reggie retired to be the next Juwanna Mann.

SamBear
08-12-2007, 03:42 PM
WNBA.com Power Rankings: August 7, 2007

TEAM (last week) W/L NOTES
1 Detroit (1)
22-6 A no-brainer. The defending champs have won four straight and nine of their last 10 in jumping out to a 4 game lead in the East. Wins this week against San Antonio and Chicago only bolster their top ranking, as super-sub Plenette Pierson led the team in scoring in both games and seems to have gone a long way toward replacing Cheryl Ford's scoring in the lineup.

2 Phoenix (3)
18-11 Yes, the Mercury lost a 111-101 shootout to the Storm on Saturday night, but they're still red-hot, having won six in a row prior to the weekend setback. Phoenix has clinched its first playoff spot in six years, thanks in large part to Western Conference Player of the Week Diana Taurasi, who has regained her scoring touch. Phoenix's potential playoff opponents will be having nightmares until the final seeding is decided.

3 San Antonio (2)
17-10 The Silver Stars' two losses this week were to Detroit and Phoenix, so you can't take too much away from them. Becky Hammon (foot sprain) and Vickie Johnson (Achilles' tendon strain) missed Saturday's win over Los Angeles, but Marie Ferdinand-Harris had 11 points and nine rebounds, Helen Darling chipped in with nine assists and Peak Performer Shanna Crossley posted a career-high 26.

4 Connecticut (4)
16-12 The Sun's only loss in their last 11 games came on July 24 to the Shock, so this is a team primed for a playoff run. Now that Nykesha Sales is back, they should be 100 percent healthy. Katie Douglas has been one of league's best players in the second half, Asjha Jones has been solid down low and Lindsay Whalen is a gutsy leader on the floor.

5 Indiana (6)
18-11 Coach Brian Winters told the Indianapolis Star Sunday that there is currently no timetable for the return of All-Star, do-everything forward Tamika Catchings. With Catch, the Fever are a deep, defensive and deadly team capable of taking down anyone in the league, including rival Detroit. Without her, they are a team struggling to earn home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. With Catchings recovering from her foot injury, though, Tan White has stepped up her scoring and Tamika Whitmore has seemingly taken to the sixth-woman role.

6 Sacramento (5)
16-11 The Monarchs can play defense: Their 70.4 points allowed per game puts them second behind the Fever for best in the league. But their 73.3 points scored per game is third worst in the league. Their offensive issue reared its ugly head in Sunday's 63-55 loss to Indiana, in which Sacramento shot just 30 percent from the floor. Their frontcourt of Rebekkah Brunson, Nicole Powell and Yolanda Griffith has been solid on the boards, but the players need to put the ball in the basket more consistently.

7 Seattle (7)
14-15 The Storm earned a huge win Saturday night as Betty Lennox, Lauren Jackson and Iziane Castro Marques combined for 70 points as they topped the Mercury 111-101. But there was bad news out of Seattle Monday, where it was announced that both Jackson (ill relative) and Janell Burse (injured wrist) will miss both games this week as the Storm travel to Minnesota and Detroit. Seattle has nearly sewn up a playoff spot, but it could get interesting if they were to go on a prolonged losing streak and either Houston or L.A. were to catch fire.

8 Washington (9)
12-15 Currently a game up in the fight for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East, the Mystics control their own fate. But after weekend wins at home over New York and Chicago, they take off on a four-game West Coast swing that could make the difference between the postseason and the draft lottery. Eastern Conference Player of the Week Alana Beard has been great, but she'll need more consistent scoring around her to lock up that fourth spot.

9 Chicago (8)
12-17 The Sky are falling at a most inopportune time. Losers of three straight to Eastern foes Connecticut, Detroit and Washington, Chicago next faces... three more Eastern foes in Indiana, Connecticut again and New York in games that will make or break their playoff dreams. With Candice Dupree, Chasity Melvin, Stacey Dales and sixth woman Jia Perkins to go along with rookie sensation Armintie Price, this is a team that won't go down without a fight.

10 New York (10)
11-16 Despite a home win last week against the Lynx, the Liberty are still struggling down the homestretch. They've lost eight of nine, including Friday's setback in Washington, largely due to their inability to score: their average of 70.2 points a game is the lowest in the league. The emergence of Janel McCarville has been a huge boon in the second half for the Liberty, but to get the wins they'll need to make the playoffs, Erin Thorn, Cathrine Kraayeveld and Ashley Battle will need to shoot both more and more consistently from the outside.

11 Houston (11)
10-18 Believe it or not, but the Comets are still in the playoff race. Granted it would take a minor miracle to catch the stumbling Storm, but it's possible. Tina Thompson has been one of the league's most consistent players all season long, scoring in double figures in 26 of Houston's 28 games. But her help has been far less reliable. Michelle Snow, Tamecka Dixon and Hamchetou Maiga-Ba have been good at times, but they'll need to step up in a big way over the season's final two weeks.

12 Los Angeles (12)
9-18 The Sparks have lost 12 of their last 14 games, not exactly a recipe for making the playoffs. But the possibility remains, especially with games remaining against Phoenix (two), San Antonio, Seattle and Houston. Mwadi Mabika has stepped up her scoring in recent tilts and Taj McWilliams-Franklin is still a force down low, but they need more reliable scoring from Temeka Johnson and rookies Sidney Spencer and Marta Fernandez.

13 Minnesota (13)
7-22 The young Lynx are looking to the season's final five games as an audition of sorts for next season. Coach Don Zierden has said as much. And with two games against Seattle and tilts against Detroit and San Antonio, it's unlikely to be an easy audition for stand-in point guard Noelle Quinn. In all likelihood, Lindsey Harding will return to the point next year if she's healthy, but a more experienced Quinn will be capable of stepping in at her more natural off-guard position. With All-Star Seimone Augustus at the three, they could have a solid trio on which to build their future.


Fri 17 Indiana @ San Antonio 8:00pm

I'll be there.... :D

Indianapolis_girly
08-12-2007, 05:39 PM
If they get Tamika back for the playoffs then they have a chance at a championship.
Sucks that she got hurt :( I hate injuries.

grace
08-16-2007, 02:45 PM
The Fever will not win a championship this year if they can't find a way to beat CT. :(

SamBear
08-17-2007, 11:33 PM
Well congrats to the Fever for taking down the Silver Stars tonight! :)

It was a great game and we had lots of fun! We were just there acting crazy... :laugh:

Bring on the playoffs!