Storm Basketball 2011

# Double-double to start the season. Attagirl, Birdy.

# LJ was too quiet in the first half tho.

# Swin and the Refs — it’s been a hate/hate relationship since last season.

# Camille Little almost gave me a heart attack. Good thing that was no ACL tear or something. A sprain is still painful but at least not ACL.

# Katie Smith. Man. She awesome, yes?

# It’s the first game but man, T.Wright, get your shit together, okay?

# WNBA Liveaccess looking all snappy and shit. I love it. Too bad I can’t find the 2010 Archives tho. Aren’t those available anymore? *Sobs*

# Storm over Phoenix — 78 – 71.

Birdy is 6th of 20

Slam Online’s Ben York on Sue Bird (Rank #6):

She won’t dazzle you with a ton of behind-the-back passes or put on a dribbling exhibition, but she could teach a class on the best way to make an entry pass or lead a successful fast break. That’s what makes Sue’s game so remarkable – she plays basketball exactly how it was meant to be played.

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30-Day Sports Meme : Day 15

Day 15  EYour Favorite Olympian

Oh come on — do I even have to answer this?

BEIJING - AUGUST 23: Sue Bird #6 of the U.S. Women's Senior National Team poses for a portrait after winning the gold medal against Australia at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. USA defeated Australia 92-65. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Storm Photo of the Year

Via Storm Tracker:

Okay, so, WNBA.com is choosing its Photo of the Year. The first round of the voting gives fans  the chance to choose a photo for each specific team. Currently, they’re highlighting the Seattle Storm. So, Stormies, come on, let’s go vote!

I’m having a hard time choosing between the two below:

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“Team Line-up”

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“Passion”

I like the first one (coz I’m crazy about wide shots lately) but I also really, really, really like the second photo coz the photographer practically just nailed Sue’s passion for the game with that shot. Plus add to that the fact that I’m such a (or used to be such a) rabid Sue Bird fan LOL.  Anyway, these awesome photos were taken by Terrence Vaccaro.

Spartak Season Starts

Via rein-kar-nation, found out that Spartak (Sue, LJ,  and Taurasi’s Russian team) already started their EuroLeague season.

First victim — Famila Schio. [ Game Notes ]

The Bird Watch — 15 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists in 35 minutes.

The Dee Watch — 12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists in 24 minutes.

Up Next22.10.2008 vs. TEO Vilnius 18:45 (Russian Time)

First Round Game 2

No exits yet, everyone’s tied!

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Series tied 1-1
Game 3: IND at DET (9/23, 7 p.m. ET)

Series tied 1-1
Game 3: NYL at CON (9/22, 7 p.m. ET)
WESTERN CONFERENCE

Series tied 1-1
Game 3: SAC at SAN (9/22, 9 p.m. ET)

Series tied 1-1
Game 3: LAS at SEA (9/23, 9 p.m. ET)
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Wooo! The Storm worked out some awesome Key Arena mojo, holding the SpOrks to just 50 points with no person in their roster over 11 points (LL with 11, CP3 with 10, DMJ with 11). The Storm, on the other hand, got another solid game from Sue Bird (20 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists) and Shery Swoopes (16 points, 4 steals).
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to wake up for this game (waaaah) and I dunno if the dotcom webcast~ed this game. Haaay. But it’s all good, it’s all good.