score: Storm 55 Comets 80 (L) (15-8)
Psyche | Since
I consider myself a Storm Fan in Comets Land, I felt very
alone. Here was my team (Storm) playing in my hometown, but
I was seriously missing my StormFans family. I felt as alone
as the team did. I realized how much fun the games are in
Seattle and that I need to move there.
Highlight | The Comets
also stand until they make their first basket - this did not
happen until 16:17 left in the first half when Snow hit a
free throw. Ha!.
Highlight II | Something
new the Comets just started doing is this: the fans hold their
arms straight up in the air while the other team shots a free
throw. I am not sure what this is susposed to accomplish.
I made a quickie sign that read "Raise your hand if you
love the Storm" and held it up when ever they did have
their arms in the air.
I took this day off from work and was still running late to
the game. I made sure I had film for the camera and headed
off to the Toyota Center. I pick up my ticket from will call
- it's the Jilly seat of the Toyota Center, directly behind
the Storm bench. Once in the parking garage, I realize I have
film, but no camera. Another bad sign as I have never not
taken photos at a Storm game. I was watching the girls warm
up and they look relaxed and ready to go. AD, Jenny and Jessie
walk out and take their seats in front of me and I stand and
applaude their arrival. AD gives me that Thanks for being
here look and takes her seat.
I say hi to Jayda and we agree to meet after the game for
a bite to eat. Elise walks by and says hello and we talk about
the Storm for a few minutes. I asked her to say hello to everyone
at Storm Fans.Org if she can during the broadcast, cause we
all listen to her and David on KJR when we can't be in Seattle.
The team comes out and gets introduced and again I am the
only one screaming - start missing my Storm Family in Seattle
again. Everyone does the high five thing on the Storm bench
and to my great surprise, Jenny B. leans over her seat and
yells at me to give her five also. I felt like such a member
of the team, it was deep in the second half before I stopped
Val Ackerman was in attendance - but other than seeing her
on the big screen, I never saw where she was sitting. I also
did NOT hear her get boo'd as was reported by someone else
at the game.
The Storm completely ran the first 8 minutes of the game,
then the Comets took the lead at 12:14 by 10-9.
The refs were the infamous Sally Bell, but since she also
called the last game here where we won, I wasn't too worried.
Also referring were Brian Enterline (who I think Jilly says
has man-nipples, cause he does or he's cold all of the time)
and Tom Mauer.
At the 7:06 mark, Sally B made her first bad call and it wasn't
even on Kamila. She called a jump ball when Sue clearly was
being fouled by Holland-Corn. With 4:08 left in the first,
ex-Storm Fee Ragland already had 5 points and she didn't even
start. I think the storm was watching Thompson and Swoopes
too much and the other players were getting their shots to
With only 3:59 left in the 1st, AD called a time out and screamed
at the team so much that her eyes watered. She said they were
not playing any defense at all and had to start getting some
boards. Seems like she didn't wait until half time to start
yelling, but hey, they were playing that bad. Even though
the half time score was 32-22, in favor of the Comets, I still
thought the Storm would win this one. The Stom top scorers
at the half were LJ with 8, Betty with 4 and Shari with 4
Janell was still not with the team, so Betty had JB written
on her white knee high socks and Shari had a white tape bandage
on her arm with JB also.
And I noticed that LJ had her hair in the messy pony tail
for the first half. In the 2nd, she came out with a poofy
bun. So it's gotta be the braid. If not, prove us wrong LJ.
The second half was no better, with the score ending up Houston
80 - Storm 55. The worst lost this season for the Storm. In
field goal %, Houston shot 47 % to the Storms 38%. On 3pt
fg's they were 7/15 and we were 1/12 ouch. Houston out rebounded
us 39 to 27, 21 to 12 in 2nd chance points and 32 to 16 points
in the paint.
Although I would have loved to be a fly on the Storm locker
room wall after the game, the team came out rather quickly.
Either AD didn't lay into them very much or they all took
showers back at the hotel.
One last bad sign- my 4 sign. Before the game, Jayda saw it
and said "oh, you made a sign for Simone?". That
never even dawned on me, so I told her this was the 4th of
the 6th games they would win. So balme it on me, I either
jinxed them by being included in the team high five or the
# 4 sign did it. I am sorry.
That's it from Houston and tonight I am DSFiCL, depressed
Storm Fan in Comets Land.