score: Storm XX Silver Stars XX (W) (0-0)
me start off by saying that it is really different watching
your favorite team play when both of you are the visitors
in the arena. You stand alone until the first basket, you
can hear yourself both scream at the refs and clap because
your the only one doing either for the team in the dark jerseys.
begin, let me say that since Jenny B. did not make the trip
this time the fashion award will be on hold. Like others,
I am never impressed by Coach Aglers choice of neckties. And
today, he chose not to wear one = good move, but he chose
a black long sleeve sweater. Did the airline lose his luggage
or did he forget wearing black sweaters in Texas in July is
like wearing white sandals after Labor Day in some places?
I was burning up in a tee shirt in our 99 degree weather -
and I am from here. Plus with all those kids taking the oxygen
out of the building, he must have been hot. But then again,
Donna O. had her usual black dress on. Cocktails, anyone?
or is it me? I remember that when LJ changed her hairstyle
during halftime, it used to make some think, no don't mess
with anything. Bad omen. Well, today during intros Sue was
introduced second to last, when I always remember her being
last, is that something new this season or did the SASS crew
just mess up? For those interested, T was introduced last.
part two: Donna O. stayed for the entire game. She gave Holdsclaw
her award pregame and did during the game interviews with
both Adia and Dick and the Sass broadcast team, then went
up in the stands and took a seat. Her assistant brought her
nachos and she bopped her head to the dance team performing
YMCA. I have never seen her stay the whole game.
game was a punching match with a basketball thrown in. No
punches were thrown at each other, but they made a basket,
then we did, they made one, then we made one. Maybe the Storm
were tired, but I don't think so. After all, they did have
two days between games.
was the refs, I tell you: In the first two quarters, the Storm
could not find the bottom of the basket, They shot okay, but
the ball would always take a weird bounce at the rim and come
out of the basket. Poor LJ could not buy a vowel, much less
a basket for a while in the first half. How she had 21 points,
I am amazed. More than once, the refs had to confer over the
call. I think it was really to ask each other, "why did
you blow the whistle"? And as far as the refs were concerned
Swin was the only one who comitted a foul in the first half.
I thought he should have played Svet more once Swin had to
take a seat, but he did not ask me.
The Fox's birthday party. Didn't they use to have other WNBA
team mascots show up on Camp Day? Today's attendees were the
mascot from Sea World San Antonio, Taco Cabana Rest., HEB
Grocery, the Spurs, and a few other San Antonio area mascots.
halftime, the Refs made more evenly calls for both teams.
With the exception of Sue's double dribble at the end of the
game. My seat was about 20 feet away and it was clear that
Hodges tried to steal the ball from behind. She did not double
dribble. And even though there were only 14 seconds left in
the game and the Storm were up by 6, Sue pleaded her case
to all three refs. She was not happy at all. So with her three
turnovers, two happened in the first 3 mintues of the game
and the last one was this one. Not too bad.
anyone in the west catch fire and give the Storm a run? Let
's just say see y'all in September.