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Fresh update on "wnba" discussed on Locked On Women’s Basketball
"It here, I think the hello get out like we don't know much you. Go, find me freshmen who actually love it though it's so hard. It's exhausting. It's demanding you get. You don't get a lot of rewards I. mean that's real life sometimes though so I understand. I hated my freshman year I i. don't even know why the heck I went I. Really don't know why I went back I was so unhappy I was so homesick. You know like we were top twenty, five team I never got on the court I. Hated it. But I still went back. I still need myself I still I still force myself and my parents didn't force me but. I think we think you should just try one more year and my sophomore year I fell in love with everything. But is this whole concept of just like just go somewhere else? No problem maybe I would have went somewhere else and I think for some people in some situations. Of course, it's the right thing to do. But if it's things like you're homesick gets things like it's too hard coaches Mimi, my team I don't really fit in I don't feel like I fit in I felt a lot of those things but I guess maybe that's why I'm biased towards at least say until after your sophomore year if you give it two years and you really hate it fine. But what you don't want is seventeen eighteen year olds saying this was too tough I'm out. This. Is the last thing because we have to work we're going along. I just think we're dealing with. High Level People. I don't think he get to this point in life where you're getting a full ride, she a division school without being a high level. In most cases high character person like yourself. WHO's GonNa say 'cause you frankly you could have transferred regardless. If you're really homesick if you you can transfer just a helmet said earlier I'm not sure that was a big a big. Deterrent to right if you I, in that case if you're transferring because of those reasons. If you're traveling for playing time, that's a little different and I don't think there's that people transferring for playing time for what it's worth. That's not what that's. My point here is we're dealing with high level individuals who do have that character say on a stick it out because this is what's best for me. I'm a stick it out because I believe in this coach and I believe in coach last year I think we're dealing with. With. Like you mentioned they're not kit they're not kids like these kids have done so much already earn the opportunity that they're being given that I don't think that. They're going to transfer Willy Nilly for for no reason. I. Think they're gonNA transfer because, hey, maybe you know this is not the right fit for me as a program Hey maybe this the coaching staff is running different SORTA system than I'll want or maybe it's like, Hey, I want to go I'm too big of a school right now I'm I felt better as a smaller fish in a bigger pond than being a bigger fish in a small pond I mean a small fish in a big pot so. It's like I. Think we're dealing with kids that we can. Young adults that we can trust with these decisions for the most part. Yeah. There's GonNa. Be Some things on the on the fringes that hey, one or two players they're going to leave, but then the day. I think it. It just benefits benefits. The athletes et does it hurts the coaches I'll on diminish hurts coaches. It's really tough. It hurts me. Okay let's wait. Amy Amy let's let's get into that. We're going to shoot a whole. WNBA rookie conversation is we got a lot say. We're gonNA take a break. The dodgers are on the doorstep and the NBA is in a giving mood from our local experts to your ears. These are the biggest stories on the locked on podcast network..
How Doris Burke Became An Accidental Pioneer
"We'll. So Dana I can you tell us a little bit about your own relationship with Doris Burke Yeah? I'm Lucky Kavita I. Mean I worked at ESPN for eight years. So Doris was one of the people that I interacted with frequently. I mean we had so much in common with our love for college basketball and we would just chat at games or she shoot me a text. Love that story that you did today you are. You're just you know you did a great job you knocked it out of the park or I would text her. So we've gone back for years and She's just always been the same. That's the coolest thing I can say about Dr is I don't care if she's super popular people are making t-shirts. Drake and all this, and she's still the same that she was when I first met her how would you describe her on air personality and her style in the booth I think what people like about Dr She's She's she's very intelligent and on point about all of her observations, he's got US billy. Donovan says excellent lower body strength and he doesn't reach over. Don't give the official even a window cut the angle. She is not loud. She's not there's no stick to her tough shot contest. Yes. Yes she says something and she really hones in her. She really calls somebody out everyone's Kinda like both. To Me is where Andrew Wiggins has stood in the corners on several possessions. Like steals reporter to. And if you talk to people in the game, they actually say that they they are very respectful of her opinion and they know if she has a problem with something, then there's a problem. We'll Dana you recently wrote a profile on doors for the athletic I. can you tell us a little bit about her background and her early days? She's like a lot of us or at least like me you know kids that grew up just interested in sports. Super. Star Sable. Start Tonight number eleven she moved from Long Island to the Jersey shore to a small town happened to be a park across the street and a basketball hoop and it was like divine intervention right? She hadn't really played a lot of basketball growing up in Long Island. But when she moved, she was young enough that she just that's where she went and there was never a sense of Oh Doris girls don't play sports. It was just whatever you're busy go outside and play sable from outside. and. So she just became a really good ballplayer where really good basketball players are often developed, which is on the playgrounds took all comers boys girls didn't care. The BUZZER GUARD SABLE Head. And grew into a good enough. Basketball players to get a scholarship to providence. We forget that that was a really big deal for young women. Athletes are just weren't a lot of them. That wasn't normal and she recognize it immediately as what it was. It was a ticket for her to get to college and pay for college and established herself in a career. She wasn't there was no WNBA obviously, she knew that this was the path for her future in her life and she just kinda followed it along. Well, she definitely likes to make fun of herself when talking about in her plane, I had it all going on bad hair bad teeth bad clothes, and the only thing I care about whether my jump shot would ever Mack my triple driveability. She does she downplays herself. She doesn't think she wasn't. You know whatever she wasn't the greatest player. You know she was more of a thoughtful player than a an athletic player that sort of thing. Yeah. I mean she's very self deprecating even about her broadcasting career, which is just hilarious. But again, that's what makes Dr. Stars is that she doesn't take herself too seriously. How did she get her start in broadcasting accidentally which I think I can relate that myself but in her circumstance she was coach she went back to providence to be a coach but then she got married and she got to look around. You know this was back when there weren't a lot of. MOMS that were coaches, you know a lot of coaches, maybe one or the other they couldn't do both and she really thought I want to start a family. So she stepped away from coaching and by Dumb luck at the same time Providence decided you know what? We could put a couple of women's basketball games on the radio and we need somebody to do the radio for us and Ella Dar's. You're sitting there. Why don't you do this and she did and she jokes pie five people are listening you probably honestly not wrong. Let's be honest providence women's basketball and some regional network probably not like drawing huge numbers but she loved it and it was easy and it was comfortable and that just sort of Begat one opportunity after another and an big break came because one of the men's basketball. Analyst for the Big East Games couldn't make it into a providence men's game and they were desperate and that she tells us hilarious story was at the emergency room with her son. He had fallen off the weight bunch cut his head open blood everywhere. She's GONNA to bloody shirt and they told her to come down and do play by play and she said, well, I can't play by play but I'll do the color and boom she's on TV and there she. Is I mean no intent to climb some corporate ladder it just sort of opportunity presented itself and she took it.
Threats made during virtual class in Chesterfield in the Washington, DC area
"Looking into a threat made by someone who got into a virtual class more from WNBA's Mandela. Erin's of the students in that physical education class, a Tomahawk middle school were sent home a message informing them of what happened. The threat happened on Monday. Just feel police are now looking into it. The school district says the threats were directed at the school. While some of Chesterfields Elementary School students have returned to classrooms, the middle schools and high schools remain online.
The RIAA shuts two podcasts down for music use
"I no. I don't have as many episodes. Him is I already put out. As long as folks are listening now. Keep doing it. You know that's WB walk from the old soul radio show podcast one of those folks that were listening. Was the US. Record Industry who has forced his show and another to close for hosting unauthorized recordings both the podcast to pay to be music radio shows both claim to music was used with the artist's permission David Oxford media lawyer blogs at the artist's permission essence normally enough saying it highlights the difficulty of clearing music for podcasts. Q Code podcast studio, and Network based in Los Angeles has raised six point four million dollars in funding round. The lead investor is sonars the smart speaker manufacturer Coupon Code has made eight scripted podcasts so far and has adapted nearly all their shows too TV or film. Yesterday we mentioned that Google assistant now has a setting for a podcast provider for your smart speaker and other services. Today an eagle eyed register has spotted that you can now Spicer Fai podcasts as your default podcast service. Try, and digital has published its latest podcast rancor for the US NPR is at number one total podcast downloads were up one point, eight percent and incomplete rancor emissions measures participating publishers only. Apple have sent an email to all podcast. In fact, they sent to differently formatted one, which is a bit weird. Anyway, they've highlighted the updates in fourteen podcast APP that we reported on last month, they pointed out some changes to the sports category which seems proprietary and outside of the RSS feed, and they've told you their holiday submission deadlines. The daily now averages four million downloads per weekday according to halt part insider a radio broadcaster in Australia Christian. Connell has criticized the radio industry for being snobbish and blinkered. And refusing to accept the PODCASTING is getting bigger and bigger and bigger. and. As a music has released its first exclusive podcast, the first one is by DJ Callard, a mogul superstar with suspiciously neat facial hair. And podcast news podcast insider highlights new RSS. Tags being worked on by Adam Curry's podcast index and vice news reports has launched from Vice News and iheartradio. APP One focuses on the NBA in wnba bubble and episode to looks at the pandemic in India and the rise of alternative medicine as cures.
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"We're now a week removed from the rubble experience in Bradenton and everything that went through that and I thought it made sense to to really talk about the overarching experience. You know how you would grade the league putting this together in terms of safety entertainment, social justice. There's so much about this whole thing. There's so many stories about it. As a whole Logan I guess if you could give a grade to just. Nuts and bolts the whole. While experience, everything that we just witnessed over the last couple of months what what what are you pulled off I'm I'm giving it a strong a I'm going to start off boring and giving it a strong a and I'll tell you this. This is a take off on this episode on the show before. But I think we kind of lose sight of how difficult it was for them to pull this off as well as. It took it took the NFL in Major, League baseball approximately two or three weeks of playing their seasons before. Games were being moved covert outbreaks happening amongst teams people were breaking protocol like suddenly the fate of the future of the season was in jeopardy. You know in the first month WNBA didn't even come close to those types of scares. I think they handled the bubble. Great. They branded the the season well, orange city was kind of a continuous thing throughout and since we were talking uniforms earlier, amaze as miserable mentioned like the success of. The League's coverage branding this year and overall I. Think it felt like to me regular sees there. There were definitely some moments where I hated not having fans there You know there there are some there is some games in some moments where it really stood out to me how much more memorable it would have been if they were in front of live audiences. But everything down to the regular season the post season, the finals The fact that the WNBA finals had fifteen percent better viewership over last year we can. We can probably make that a whole topic all on its own but I don't know if you've noticed Steve, if you're up in viewership this year. That's a unicorn like nothing is up in viewership this year. So the extended coverage has definitely continued to. Interested parties I just think it's a I give him an most popular NBA team. was. In and won. The NBA finals. To drop viewings. Like that to me, I go the thing that absolutely should encapsulate. This is why they should be a boost in ratings still not and to the point that the League's not that leagues I'm considering like Oh this is a problem because go it's pandemic Seattle to see that increases the beginning I was gonna hit this take a little later I thought maybe it's not as vital of take, but it was probably my biggest. Is If, we were to list the biggest learnings coming out of this experience. If there's anything we're taking with US and should continue it should be. We're now going to see a reshuffling and schedule because there's going to be big judgment twenty, twenty one thinks you're starting so late in the year. We may see a big difference in win seasons kickoff I. Think we've proven that running both basketball league league schedule simultaneously works. And I think it's healthy for the WNBA to consider being on a similar schedule it would be a shorter schedule. Yes. It's a little different because you're so used to playing with structure where you have the college. Season but I still think you can somewhat make that work. I. Think there's ways to to make that work in ways to work around it would have to see but since I am. I think that it was a huge healthy boost. It sounds weird but to play basketball when people are expecting basketball yeah, I agree I think there's this mental gap in a lot of people's minds and not not the people that are on twitter trolling that are just haters for the sake of being haters. But people who just don't know a lot about the league don't see on a lot. Don't yet as you said, don't expect to watch a lot of basketball in the summer because it's not basketball season I think a lot of those people probably tuned into games this year and I think it bridges that mental gap. Like more seamlessly, win the WNBA finals game is on, and then the NBA finals game is on like the the men's players are talking about sue bird and the women's players in the women's players are talking about social justice initiatives in the NBA players are like, Hey, us to like them. We want to talk about those initiatives and kind of back and forth between these two leagues that I think equates them with one another and I think in the past you have this problem with the WBZ being acquainted with Summer League. With Spring Training Baseball with I, don't know what is going on in the summer but not things not three words. Yeah. The off season for the NBA. Yano. I I think equates to people's minds and they start to understanding o both professional basketball leagues was men one is women. They're the same and it's yeah alone a lot how many American football leagues have tried to run football in the spring. At. least how many of them have succeeded? Yeah and definitely none and yeah, you can't necessarily fully judge the most recent xfl. But the AF whatever it was called like..
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"WNBA. W NBA nation. Hello Yen. So good to have you for the guess post season. Episode of the show finals are done and dusted. We're getting deep into October time. I don't know that anyone knows what's going to happen but we're definitely gonNA talk to you all about it. I'm Steve Schwartzman I'm here Jones Logan Harari. I'm good. I've had. A couple of really good sports nights in a row. So I think the WNBA championship is kind of it's kind of a sparked some positive regression from the universe recently that I think we all do for this year. Yeah. I know you've had a very polarizing week sports as. Bad but. I'm enjoying myself. My Los Angeles upbringing has been really. Really Fun just baseball doesn't exist anymore. Basketball definitely does I guess that's the easiest way to put it and and you pretty much all of your happy sports moments this last week to sue bird and super loan. Yes right. So I don't I don't know if any any or care, but both preempt game Russell Wilson sporting the backwards suber. Make sure that the name was front and center. and. End. We're hitting this topic right at right out the shoot because I did. WanNa bring this up and I'm glad you said this. I think actually onto something stylistically here's the thing and I don't know if this is a very hot take I've had a hard time purchasing wnba Jersey because quite honestly. The Front of WNBA Jersey ain't that cool. It's mostly logos. There's no number there's a team logo, but it's mostly ads in it. Everything's templates sized. So it's hard to put some personality on it. There's something to the idea of wearing it backwards. There's something to being like I'm your brief Stewart, and that's why I'm wearing this jersey. At I'm Kinda really down with it I. IT feels it feels weird until you remember that you can cover the collar with face mask anyway or you know it's cold soon maybe a nice scarf. I'm not really a scarf guy, but like you can, you can find a way to make it. So the caller doesn't look weird and then you get the name a number. Everyone wants to you know I know listeners out there right now go you guys are crazy I'm telling you. It's not a bad look now. It's really not an I was one of those people in my head I was like maybe I'm just crazy. But I think it's look and honestly it doesn't look weird at all it. For instance, he's wearing a jacket if you can't see the Jersey behind him like the front of the Jersey on his back. All A It looks a little weird in the context of I know that it's the back of a jury. But I think it could be a look that could be the fashion statement just. Players just be like listen. If this becomes a trend, I think that signals to Mitchell and ness hey. People would love to wear jerseys with the team named front and center. That's your kind of your thing. Right? Is IT industries may give the WNBA some some swags gear it would just it's needed so badly because people forget how quickly. We do this w history thing I'm working on some new episodes we'll. We'll hopefully have those up for long. One thing that hits me as I. Continue to go down the early history of the League was mad WMA teams has drip like. There was some money uniform sets. that. Have No love because it's the temple testing every clip from. Like. Super She wasn't Fourth Championship. Let's look back at two thousand four when you want her first of the NBA championship, every clip is like all. Like. It's totally from the mid two thousand era like the font and everything we've have. If you want to go back and listen we have an entire episode where we talk about every iteration of every wnba uniform for the teams because the offseason happens lifetime on our hands. But man that storm uniform is really a we were just talking before this episode actually about how like we don't need every Jersey we talking about uniforms we like the design aspects of love uniforms we don't need everyone. I would like in addition to my current Breese Stewart, Jersey, I, need vintage Suber Jersey. I think that's what I need my collection. Yeah I think. Obviously the Classic Storm Look Great I think you know in a an original Sparks Jersey Should be Glasheen it feels like you need a comet stir the. Donald feels like required if you're going to have a collection. And then get be a dawn Staley Sting Jersey I don't care what you. But I need one the staying in the Cleveland Rockers are. Such different reasons, mammals money looks both of them. The one, the one that I'll take is this this is such an out there but I I know you've said there's a couple times if jewell Loyd ever finds her way to the sparks. It would be the only reason I would ever get in La Jersey for anything but I would get like an old school sparks jersey? With Julian's name a number on it that interesting. FBI. Interested feel how you how you pull that off but. And golly that original Spurs Jersey man first of all being the only one that has the tree on because that's just the best I like. The palm tree is also kind of a spark. It gives you something that just no Jersey has. It adds it adds a spark literally figuratively. I'm saying you so much for tuning in every one to two unique talk episode but. He's in a while no. We obviously have dive into in terms of. Were now through the twenty twenty wnba season, the level experience all the goodness. We don't really have a format for the show at this point in terms of what topics you're GonNa hit and in what order it just felt like the right time to finally have a season retrospective. This has been possibly the most unique. Year of basketball full stop. We may ever had and the NBA just got through with with their bubble experience..
Seattle Storm Win the W.N.B.A. Championship
"Desk, A ring for each finger, maybe one for the thumb next season. Well right now the Seattle storm are celebrating 1/4 WN BA title after demolishing the Las Vegas Aces last night. 92 2 59. Siri's M V P. Briana Stewart, averaging 28.3 points for the Serious, said she kept a championship mindset. No, I am and I think that you know I am humble and that's for sure. But You know when I'm thinking to myself and, you know, building that confidence, I know that, Uh, no, It was not me and continuing to bring that dominance and having that same mindset since I was that you found and now as well. The title was a second in the last three years for the storm to hold a virtual celebration.
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"You're listening to this podcast near thinking man. I was fun. What a great season I'll have to drop this podcast. Pick it up. Pick it up. Once the season starts next year once twenty, twenty, one begins. Don't are I 'cause here's the thing during the seasons. Great. I love recording this podcast during the season I. Think we have more fun during the offseason. Does that make sense I think that there's obviously more content to to discuss and it's it's a blast to really get into the Games in the nitty gritty of the day to day happenings of of the League. But. The off season. We still give updates on NCW watch list we look at overseas play. Off Season moves trades free agency, all of that. That's still on the table for us. But in addition to that, we have a lot of fun. We have a lot of fun episodes we've done everything from you know a three part. Analysis chronology of the rise and fall of the of the Houston comets to breaking down some of the best and worst uniforms that we've seen in the League we have season interviews with a lot of players and were able to bring some players on it and get to talk with them a little bit more. And and bring some stories that way. So we've got a ton of off season content and we hope that you stay engaged with us throughout the rest of the off season as we prepare for twenty, twenty, one and one of the best ways to get in contact with us is on twitter. Logan how about you give the rundown of all the ways that people can can can reach us in interact with us as we head into the off season. You can follow us on twitter at W. Indian nation. Odd. Bam. You can just be lack Bam follow and then. Bam All I don't know I'm doing that but all our tweet Salchow of underneath and. With US and be part of that little twitter family that we've got going with the other WNBA podcast. And those who are this league? There's GonNa be plenty of stuff to talk about in the off season especially in the the days weeks head I'm sure we'll be doing some season lookback Steph as well as the Mike End of year awards type things and I don't like the but I mean like fest bucket and fun stuff like that. So. We'll. We'll have some stuff like that for you as well. you can find us anywhere. You listen to podcasts were pretty much everywhere. You've obviously found us and listen this are so if you haven't reviewed yet. And you want a shout out on the show you can feel free to go in and give us a five star review also life about the. We really liked hearing from you guys it honestly warms our hearts. We have a group chat obviously that we every time there's a new by star review we all text it to. You guys see. This is so cool. And we really excited about it so. Thank you for those of you who have reviewed at. Please help us get. Found a noticed. And promoted end up the list of sports podcasts by by doing that for us and in return, we have a patriot which you can choose to financially support a show. To a bunch of different degrees and you get kickbacks that way supporting us on Patriot also makes the show sound better and allows us to do some cool things like send people. The game has never been there before once there's people out at games again, and we really really care a lot about those things so. That's the media rundown. I've got it all. Kyle anything, WE MISSED A. No? No. I think I. Think you hit the nail on the head I do want to give a quick shadow. We've had a lot of patrons throughout the season and we have not been putting up as much content on our patriots simply because we felt like we needed to really hunker down and and I mean, we had three games a day to watch and cover, and we're trying to record twice a week patrons. Thank you I still listening for still a for still being. There and forgiving your support We really appreciate that there's going to be a lot of content coming your way this off season, and we're going to be getting you all of your We're we're going to be more content hopefully as fans you know if corona starts to slow down, we can get some of you off to some games on us You know based on the tier that you subscribe to We WanNa, give you all shoutout. Thank you for all that you do. And for those of you who are looking to join our patriots. Got Some awesome kickbacks there, and you'll be getting a lot more content As we head into the off season We're excited about that and excited to start an interactive a little bit more now that. It seems like we can keep our heads above water somewhat without the craziness of of the you know three games a day in the WNBA bubble. So just WANNA give a shout out to everybody involved there as well. but I think that's everything four WNBA nation I'm Kyle Haywood unloaded Jones and we got you next time..
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"In WNBA history. What do you think? It's so tough. Because there's there's been teams with Multiple Hall of Famers Yeah I. I would have taken this team against last year's mystics. I would as well. Obviously, it's hard to to make that conjecture. I'm not taking anything away from last year's do. This is very different finals last year where you had. Del Don gutting out these performances with her injured back in and A. Like, now I can't remember the finals. MVP. Stepping up into this that was like Oh like this is where heroes are made. This finals was much more Seattle showed up to work handled their business like through the aces in the basic dryer every night and we're just like. Yes, some we'll dry on low we we don't need to. It's it's no mess right? So I'm GONNA play a little I I would agree with that I. Think this might be a top two or three all-time WNBA team. I think that they are right up there I think that they could play with the could play with just about any other squad going back through WNBA history like they're just that good Now, a couple of things just to play a little bit of devil's advocate again, hundred percent. CONGRATS TO SEATTLE. Love it like just dominant like you couldn't ask for more from a team that what we saw from Seattle the season couple things logan as far as looking a little bit to the future. just because I do I mean literally the season ended like twenty minutes ago and I'm like ooh. What about next year? Right? Like I'm just I'm. Maybe. That's my way of like handling the sadness that the season's over right now like I'm Kinda like running on this high, but like I don't want accept the fact that I don't get Wnba basketball for another like several months So but with that, it might like there are a few things in breed even. Alluded to this in the post game comments. Seattle one of only a couple teams I think they're the only team I believe that came into the bubble with their entire roster intact. I think just about everybody else was losing pieces and the majority of these teams were missing large pieces like like superstar level pieces like. Former MVP level pieces right in Washington. And so with that being the case. Do you feel like that? Does that hinder at all Seattle's like look of dominance this season? Do you think that they would have still been as dominant? If let's say. Della Don and So elated late on Orleans Cam Beige Kelsey plot like if some of these other players were back, do you think a replaying this season? Do you think that we would have seen as dominant performance out of Seattle? I don't think it takes anything away. No, I'm sorry. They just swept the number one finals. We made a big deal about the number one seed and they won by like thirty three. No. Ill about Asia Wilson, winning the MVP over Stewart because those regular season victories no, it doesn't take anything away from the storm right anything. I think being able to handle the season as well as they did playing every other night not having any practices not having their regular head coach there in the bubble with them. Just to show how much of a separation there is between this storm team and the next tier of good teams behind them We we talked a lot during the season about the Chicago sky about the sparks about the. A. Little bit about Minnesota. I I hardly remember those teams. Now it's already forgotten. The season ended half hour ago and I you know were on twenty, twenty, one, this storm team you will always remember. Because it was great and they'll get another chance be proved in two thousand eighteen. This is the repeat performance. This isn't just the. Was This a fluke? Were they really? Wasn't the bubble. This is the second act. Of this play and I know it's getting a little bit ahead of ourselves but. Arrest illegal is GonNa try to reload and make run next year they're going to be in the mix next year, and that's where you start talking about. You know if they pull a third title into Seattle with this same core. Even. If sue bird. Eventually ages out in retires, which is kind of a mystery but here's the thing. If she does they're not losing a lot. They've got Jordan Canada. They've got starting point guard on the on the bench. So she didn't play a lot of games this year so. It's a team that's used to that although I think her leadership and her her you know poise in big moments would be really missed. She was key to winning twenty eighteen title. But this I think people need to remember because it's so easy to to put it further in the past because it didn't happen in twenty nineteen that this is the repeat performance and next year. I think there's an opportunity for Seattle to both become the winningest franchise in Wnba history and prove that even above the fourth straight title comments even above some of the other historically great teams we've seen. This team just got a timing and the talent and the depth. Exactly right to be the best thing we've ever seen. I agree with that Thanks for let me play a little devil's advocate but I agree I think they still win this year I think that twenty eighteen Seattle was probably one of the best teams I've ever seen and this was just another vert. It was just that same team. Essentially you know in fact, maybe a little better this season I thought the you know they've got Jordan Canada and they've got you know some other pieces that I really think. Added a lot to this team..
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"Didn't even know that says you how much you watch even know like, Tony, as Tony Hawk hosted. Knows? They would be. Fortunate to have like Tony Hawk in Asia Wilson like on the ship. Just like role is to be clear just maclear Asia's your pick like if if we get one player that we can invite the host. SNL actually I think diamond would be my pick. Hey. I'd just. I know that this one's probably too obvious and some people might not like it but Burkino, good job at the ESPN. That's True Burke and just like the between two birds series that the storm did was hysterical. I. Think Bird has chop under totally work with the national. CAST. Push for that table this and when we have kyle, we're GonNa talk about this dedicated. An entire episode to WHO's hosting. Saturday night live because I'd love to see some I'm shocked. We haven't really seen that at this point because I think. There is women's soccer players to make a lot of sense. Serena Williams makes sense has, has Ronda Rousey hosted one. This is, yeah. We need to make more time for this discussion. This is. This is suddenly very important to me more than it needs to be. Well. If there's nothing that's really everything we do have for the show though. So we'll be excited to check out game three on Tuesday evening, and whether that's the end of the season or it's not will enjoy off season after that or will enjoy more games the last of to enjoy, it's fun time to be fed of the WNBA. So until all about,.
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"That's what we need. No, we need to see this ballot. Is it handles. A is it a survey monkey you know like a is it a google form? That I, just click a bubble or is it literally like send us a post it with everyone's name. And their lake. By the way. Stuart in case in case you didn't know that I don't know if I've ever seen. Before I've been to a bowl game before in a professional capacity to cover football and we voted for the players of the game offense events on post, it notes they literally passed it down the line of reporters. So is not a question you wrote a name or you put a little tally mark if the name was already on there. I'M GONNA. Put this I'm GonNa. Go ahead and put this out if you you're a member of the broadcast organising. Vote as a member of WNBA women's basketball media. And can somehow give us some color on what is the voting process look? What is the ballot look like? What are you send it on? How do you put it I? Genuinely curious. If you're listening to this right now I would love to just physically see what that is and I don't care how lame it is. If it's just a screen shot of a Google form I, WanNa see it I'm interested I'm I'm genuinely curious now that like if a Typo. Keep late like if you spelled Asia Wilson, the continent Asia will send. Like. Does she not get a vote if you if you're not thinking, right. Or if you vote for Courtney Vendor, sleuth. Like do not get a vote like what? If you just had horrible handwriting. And your leg, will I know these ones but they can't figure out this one know. We got. Brio standards, and then one for. Wrong anyway you. Totally, go no no I genuinely curious now. That's the first of all. Because I'm so someone's being mean. First of all I say this with respect I'm just saying that. Now, I'm starting to wonder like should a Reiki have been a unanimous vote? Because I. I. Get the because we have. We have to spill Goo McKay and Guba Wally all the time and. Has. The W. early on. and. I always mix up which when I do that with also bad at spelling is a big part of it. So. But that's an easy case where like people forget the HR the W or Z in my name all the time. So it's very possible that. You know. Now I'm starting to look at names like are these two what if you spelled Michel Hines Allen with the y? Like, maybe she would have been first team. Maybe, you didn't sound out to Rossi while you wrote it down. Because, I've done that at times tower. Aussie Elliott. Because the all would have had the fear of God pointed them. That's just when I write out to Rossi the same way I spell restaurant. Like Ristau run. How it spelt because I'm a amador work and that's our embarrassed to admit the one that gets me like Ogm as easy for me. It's exactly like it sounds Elena Don. Man, there's all these els in these ease and these ends. It's interesting one. That is an interesting one. Now looking at like manner, they're. GonNa, come back soon. Please play basketball. It's so nice when you're on. I'm trying to think I know there's others we we don't have time to give it all the stuff that said obviously -gratulations to the You know the all WNBA frosted second team pretty cool and exciting thing. And that's really everything whenever the show logos or anything that we need to harp on real quick for day. That's it tune in for game three on the six should be a good one. The NBA game won't be clinching game for Lakers. You don't pay attention to that game. That's nothing. That's nothing I certainly didn't tonight. You know there's no reason to carry about that though. Baseball because he watches baseball you have but you have game three seven PM Eastern on ESPN. And should be exciting. And Who knows maybe next week we'll get another weird Kate McKinnon joke about the WNBA, on? SNL? was I can't decide if that was disrespectful or now by the way. The way the I don't know if you're. referencing at least they did the research to know who's in the finals. Give him that. Yeah I'll give them that that they actually were like, Hey, these the names of teams. So it's like the first time in a while I didn't know like I watched it on the fence like, is it interesting? Kind of cool shadowed or is this kind of like you guys are sliding? The WNBA been talking about the NBA conversation type of thing. Is Having pick I haven't paid attention to Saturday night live in. Long enough. I. Haven't either. But if they talk more about the WNBA Tony Hawk I'm going to have to start. I.
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"Anyone who follows man on twitter knows I'm I'm Elliott born and raised a dire laker fan there in the NBA finals right now? Tonight Lakers went up to on the Miami. Heat Lebron James Scores. Thirty three points with a double double Anthony Davis then your triple-double Anthony Davis it gets fourteen boards on route to a double breese Stewart was the best basketball player on the planet tonight wasn't even close and many NBA analysts would agree with me. This was. Honestly in your opinion, the years we've been covering the WNBA where does research performance night rank? WNBA performances you've watched. I, think, let's say in the last five years. Legitimately and this this includes. This includes all the Toronto stuff we've seen although all the game winning shots we've seen I think. The more dominant stretch from a player we've seen was about six minutes of sue bird. In the suber game. and. That was all so much that was from the perimeter and what brief Stewart does from all over the floor. She's just unstoppable in the post she's unstoppable and she's moving the ball. She's unstoppable from outside I. Think She's the Best Player we've seen blade this. I. A blanket A. Challenge anyone to come at me. If we're going by your five year window, she's doing this in the finals and that's where it matters the most and she's doing it off of an injury last year and I think every team in the league in a fantasy draft of players. If they redraft the whole league I think she's the consensus number one. I mean I believe there was a League's playoff game or Sylvia fells did the twenty, eight, twenty, nine. And that was impressive. Obviously I, think you're doing wholescale. Finals given context late, Adela done pushing her team to a championship on a non-functioning spine. Israeli something. This was a game where Seattle walked in as a two seed but was basically the odds on favourite given the strength and they were really. The biggest thing you needed was were we going to get what we had advertise from the stars you and I have been championing jewell Loyd this entire playoffs you've been consistently calling her future finals, MVP, Jewell, Loyd and. She. Is Hard to yeah. Looked at just her line in the box. Tonight you'd be like we're almost there. But like but but she definitely converted. Sue Bird breaks the single game. Finals assist record was one shy of the record at halftime. And why should we be shocked Meghan Rubino just wrote a player's Tribune column all about it. But. This was also a team up against Vegas team that definitely is is building their bulletin material. They have something to prove they going to hilarious run in the third quarter after being down seventeen at the half, they tied it up with a minute left in the third, a couple Julius free make it a two point game. It's a one basket game heading into the fourth quarter of finals, and it's at that exact point to restore. Basically said guys, why don't you go ahead and take a seat? Mama's got it taken care of she scored the first eleven points of the quarter and I don't mean the storms, I eleven points I mean the first eleven points of the quarter end you know that because espn was some real nincompoops and put up the graphic. That had fourth quarter points brief steward. Eleven. Las. Vegas. Aces zero as if anyone needed to know she categorically took over the game I mean this is the classic like great player mentality of. I have figured out the two three things I absolutely need to do and I'm just going to do them, and if you think you can stop it go ahead and try. But I know what I'm dealing with here and you brought up the context the ability to do that after. Technically. We're at this point for the storm twenty, two regular season games plus three semifinal games plus this she's twenty six games still into her WNBA. Return Off of an Achilles and she's had some overseas play. She's done a few things here and there but that's still the context of she doesn't look single step behind. What we saw A. You know pre injury, and this is a classic injury that put some players out two full seasons before we see them back in rare form. And she's being Donna as dumb as we ever seen her I understand if if you listen to my earlier taking thought Yourself Steve Command Logan have respect for history like a lot of great players have played in this league. There's a lot of great performances but I'm I'm thinking about something you said to me earlier, which is. A lot of those great players don't. Don't ring up every every year. You don't like. It's it's so hard to win a championship I. Don't think Greece Stewart is done winning rings I think she's GonNa win them on this year and I think every year she's healthy after this, we're going to be like, all right she's a contender. Who Else? That's how good I think this player watching is and she is in her prime. Yes. And I think what adds to it with the? Storm Team. I. Guess The transition from this because obviously with with Stewart had thirty seven points, fifteen rebounds, four blocks. Fifteen points in the fourth quarter to essentially seal a comfortable victory that looked like it was going to be a close game against a a very fired up vegas team especially Angel Khatri who had a great game in in her specially her own right and free caroline free consorts crash into the boards. People aren't going to talk about that enough, but you should know WNBA WNBA nation by now to know that we are absolutely gonNA talk about that. Big Sort fans but. I think. jus performance was almost as telling to me in that. This is very much the role that she's wanted to play. She's found a way to become that consummate scorer. She contributed in several different key points across the floor throughout the.
WNBA Finals Game 1 Recap
"Anyone who follows man on twitter knows I'm I'm Elliott born and raised a dire laker fan there in the NBA finals right now? Tonight Lakers went up to on the Miami. Heat Lebron James Scores. Thirty three points with a double double Anthony Davis then your triple-double Anthony Davis it gets fourteen boards on route to a double breese Stewart was the best basketball player on the planet tonight wasn't even close and many NBA analysts would agree with me. This was. Honestly in your opinion, the years we've been covering the WNBA where does research performance night rank? WNBA performances you've watched. I, think, let's say in the last five years. Legitimately and this this includes. This includes all the Toronto stuff we've seen although all the game winning shots we've seen I think. The more dominant stretch from a player we've seen was about six minutes of sue bird. In the suber game. and. That was all so much that was from the perimeter and what brief Stewart does from all over the floor. She's just unstoppable in the post she's unstoppable and she's moving the ball. She's unstoppable from outside I. Think She's the Best Player we've seen blade this. I. A blanket A. Challenge anyone to come at me. If we're going by your five year window, she's doing this in the finals and that's where it matters the most and she's doing it off of an injury last year and I think every team in the league in a fantasy draft of players. If they redraft the whole league I think she's the consensus number one. I mean I believe there was a League's playoff game or Sylvia fells did the twenty, eight, twenty, nine. And that was impressive. Obviously I, think you're doing wholescale. Finals given context late, Adela done pushing her team to a championship on a non-functioning spine. Israeli something. This was a game where Seattle walked in as a two seed but was basically the odds on favourite given the strength and they were really. The biggest thing you needed was were we going to get what we had advertise from the stars you and I have been championing jewell Loyd this entire playoffs you've been consistently calling her future finals, MVP, Jewell, Loyd and. She. Is Hard to yeah. Looked at just her line in the box. Tonight you'd be like we're almost there. But like but but she definitely converted. Sue Bird breaks the single game. Finals assist record was one shy of the record at halftime. And why should we be shocked Meghan Rubino just wrote a player's Tribune column all about it. But. This was also a team up against Vegas team that definitely is is building their bulletin material. They have something to prove they going to hilarious run in the third quarter after being down seventeen at the half, they tied it up with a minute left in the third, a couple Julius free make it a two point game. It's a one basket game heading into the fourth quarter of finals, and it's at that exact point to restore. Basically said guys, why don't you go ahead and take a seat? Mama's got it taken care of she scored the first eleven points of the quarter and I don't mean the storms, I eleven points I mean the first eleven points of the quarter end you know that because espn was some real nincompoops and put up the graphic. That had fourth quarter points brief steward. Eleven. Las. Vegas. Aces zero as if anyone needed to know she categorically took over the game I mean this is the classic like great player mentality of. I have figured out the two three things I absolutely need to do and I'm just going to do them, and if you think you can stop it go ahead and try. But I know what I'm dealing with here and you brought up the context the ability to do that after. Technically. We're at this point for the storm twenty, two regular season games plus three semifinal games plus this she's twenty six games still into her WNBA. Return
WNBA Finals: How Did We Get Here
"China it's great to have you back on ESPN daily. Thanks for having me. Pablo good to be here with you. It's been a while but I kind of want to ask you about what time has been like for you. Since we last talked because this WNBA season, it was a truncated twenty, two games a sprint that started in late. July. So does it feel like the finals or here already like so soon or is it kind of leg? The finals are here at last after forever it's finally happening. It kind of feels like the finals are here at last because you gotta think the conversation around whether or not. There was even going to be a WNBA season started in like March, right? When sports was shut down. So we thought we were going to have a thirty four or thirty, six game season. There was supposed to commissioners, but it didn't seem like at one point there was going to be a season at all. So you have to tip your hat to the wnba Players Association and the WNBA Commissioner Cathy. Engelbert because they were able to create this bubble in braided in Florida Zero Positive Corona virus tests at a lot of fun basketball. So but here we are finally in the finals. Yes, and we are at the top of the mountain and so for those who aren't in the know China, how did these two teams get here? Very different path. So Fiat came into the season. I would say the favourite amongst boasts because they were getting sue bird back into their lineup. They were bringing back a steward both players Miss Todd, last season of due to injury, and this was the Seattle storm team that despite not having those two players not only did they make the playoffs last season but they actually one game of the playoffs. Also keeping in mind that there were Wnba opt-outs I believe that four of the top five vote-getters from last year for MVP did not play this season just a little bit different looking landscape than we may have expected coming into twenty twenty wnba states or a pandemic wnba season. Should I say? Las Vegas Aces were interesting case they were picked to finish fourth preseason. Now, Bill Beer has a ton of talent on his team I mean a number of number one picks lottery picks. He added Angel Cartridge this season, which is a huge acquisition after she of last year. So you know we knew that Vegas would be good I. Don't think we knew that they were going to be finals good but the play of the MVP. Asia Wilson has been incredible this year and you just have to tip your hat to what Vegas has done. Yes. So Asia Wilson is who I wanted to follow up with you about because she won the MVP. This season Brianna Stewart finished second in two thousand eighteen stewart was the MVP and Wilson was the number one overall pick in the rookie of the year. So we have this collision of stars, Legit Stars, and what do you expect to see out of the battle between them? I four both I just think it's fantastic for us to get a sneak peek into what the future of the WNBA is going to be over the next ten years. Asia Wilson Umbrian to Stewart are the future of the WNBA and Brianna Stewart obviously has already wanted wnba championship. She's been in MVP and you see Asia Wilson really coming into her own as as a player in this league but when you look at the Style of these players Brian Stewart six four can shoot the three incredibly versatile likes to play in space moves well, without the ball Asia will on the other hand she's going to play fifteen feed in likes to bang very physical. A ton of an one plays and I think that's what made as Wilson's performance this year. So oppressive is that you know that she wants to score fifteen feet in, but you cannot stop her. So you mentioned before that Radha to Stewart Sue bird injured in two thousand, nineteen year before that Seattle had one at all and it feels like they're stronger for their path year. So the bench on this team clearly has to be super important. How deep is it? Oh, they're incredibly deep I believe sue bird said at one point that they had an entire starting lineup coming off of the Bitch 'cause they could essentially start their second five at any given game. Now, keeping in mind that Seattle is going to be without Sammy Wickham in the finals and I think that's a huge loss for them because she's a big spark plug is a streaky but can be a great three point shooter but you know when you look at the development of that supporting cast that we talked about earlier without Subarea Stewart has was the Defensive Player of the year. Jordan Canada led the League in steals. Last season Jewell Loyd has been fantastic in even in these playoffs shooting sixty percents from the field in her three playoff games including two twenty point performances issues a former number one pick. So the cover does not bear at all for for Seattle in not to mention a leash Clark who is one of the great defenders in a wnba right now, they've got a lot of depth in their inner lined up in their rotation on the roster.
Interview with Calvin Baker
"Talk A lot about Colin. Kaepernick who of course has become far more than an athlete and more than any athlete of his generation has become super politicizing talk about how sports is a narrative of nationhood and definitely think that you could write eight the story of modern America on his last Assi What What do you? What do you? What are you? What are you thinking about? Colin Kaepernick. I think he's great. I think the truth almost didn't come to light. They. They suppress it for so long and so long and so long I think that it is. Emblematic of what's going on the country as a whole where you have this man and expressing is. Liberal belief. and. Becomes a lightly We tell ourselves we're in the twenty th century were everything is so diverse, and then you see what a lightning rod that becomes for. White. Anger. Someone expressing pride who is but also like. You can't kill black. That's radical athlete baboots how that's That's where we really are that. You can't say. Retaliates tally is wrong. Those are the hard enforces of racism, which I which I can chew colonialism in larger forces and patterns. How advanced how might and can the society be if you if it's if it's controversial as it was in that moment? Thankfully it's I think. As this moves forward. He's becoming raise established himself as one of a line of. Athletic spokespersons yet if you go back on tradition begins. Muhammad Ali's or the world and the Jim Brown's the world who's as like Oh as black versus one of the few people who is allowed any sort of visible Jackie Robinson in different. S. And that's end. And then he became corporate. Right. But the happiest people's right night. I talked about Jim Brown on the NFL who made the decision to leave NFL. After A manhood battle with art modell whose the owner Cleveland browns and direct line and one of the things on everything. We think we're saying there's historical precedent for it and the function and the horses ourselves. Insane. And so right. You look at that the and you look at what's happening feeling I'm not the first person. Say This I long chop wanted to contextualized story. And also like yeah. Camp is doing civil rights work. In the resistance that he faces shows you how much of this country is still against the most basic expression of civil rights what do you? What do you make of? The NFL along with the NBA? WNBA. Others. The institutions of sport have seemed to have come around to say you know we're going to embrace black lives matter. We're going to plastered all over the field or the court wear whatever you want. Neil. However, you want like you know we're fully supportive of the movement and yet gaps still doesn't have a job. So he still sacrificed his dream. Surely, it was his childhood dream that he achieved And then had that taken away chose to go after something bigger, and now that the the sports world, the NFL in particular has come around to his side of things. He is still left out which for so many of us for you to. ADDS a hypocritical sheen to all of it. I mean, I don't know I can't fully embrace what the NFL is doing until he is welcome back into the fold in a serious way. I mean, one of the. made the final cut I. Don't remember off the top of my head but wasn't Michael Vick can chilidog and still have A. Job in Colin Kaepernick, can't say. Shoot people. And not have a job. That's what I think. First of all the NFL. Lost me just I mean. There are a lot like their lot of sports. I. Love. I. Love Sports is you know and but there's always another sport and league baseball loss during steroids. Haven't been back. Haven't really looked back. I might watch catch on the corner of my eye, the barbershop every once in a while. The NFL. Because they are so far on what you say what you think the man like Avenue you know Muhammad, Ali's spent. Eighteen months in jail for Kosovo Vietnam War. I don't remember how much. Much of the baby actually did. Athletic careers. sports and they end when you're still a young individual with a lot of life ahead and as you read it as Jim Brown realize can't stop. By many miles at. And right the dream of NFL would it looks like it might be over I hope that it's eventually someone will give him a shot maybe but. And will air. We'll find the next stream. Nets like life purpose. That's always the challenge of being an athlete. It happened to him in a prematurely it's not fair but he's shown himself to be larger than that lead
WNBA's Maya Moore marries man she helped free from prison
"Not only did Maya Moore helped free Jonathan Irons from prison, but the WN BA star went on to marry him to through family and friends more met irons when she was 18 before attending Yukon. They got to know each other as she took an interest in his case. In 1997 when he was 16. He was convicted for a home invasion and shooting sentenced to 50 years. In March, The judge threw out the conviction, citing multiple issues with the case, and they got married this summer. That Piper CBS News
Sports Overload (MM #3465)
"The Maison with Kevin Nation could America be suffering from Sports overload right now? Well, if the early NFL ratings or anything, it could be Thursday when the NFL debuted it was the first day I think in history where the NBA Major League Baseball NHL NFL WNBA and I think tennis and golf were all playing. I think NASCAR ran a truck race Thursday, but people aren't watching the first few games of the NFL Thursday night football game. The first game of the season was down 16% from last year Sunday nights first NFL game was down 28% and it had teams like Los Angeles and Dallas to Big teams and numbers on Sunday games from both Fox and CBS were up and down wasn't really about football. Was it really about sports overload or was it something else? Nobody knows for sure, but I know people were watching the NFL ratings are tad bit concerned right now because everybody was waiting for the NFL to get back and well, it doesn't look like people are watching something bigger is afoot I think we'll figure out soon won't wage.
Sports Strike Against Racism
"This summer athletes have taken the lead by using their platforms to stand up against police brutality. The WNBA, has consistently protested throughout the year with numerous players even sitting the season out and on August twenty, six, twenty, twenty, four years after Colin Kaepernick began his anthem protests something historic happened athletes across the board streit and refuse to play today we're discussing reactions to this incredible moment in sports. This is the not. On August Twenty Third Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha Wisconsin where we're calling this episode on. August twenty seven twenty twenty the day after the Milwaukee Bucks and players from the NBA WNBA NFL. Major League Baseball Major League soccer and tennis champion Naomi Osaka all refused to play or practice in an unprecedented strike in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake the NBA postponed the playoffs for two days. The first time that games have been postponed in this manner since Bill Russell led a strike in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, one after a day of deliberation players in the. NBA. Playoff Games pending further action. You're excited I. Know You're excited for sports to return obviously, this season has been one of a kind and unprecedented in. So many ways I want to know how do you feel now the players are using their platform in this way to be honest I feel this very strange sense of excitement. I need some really tragic kind of set of circumstances but I have been feeling conflicted after NBA Games kind. Came back I had been motivated by occurrences like kyrie irving standing in solidarity with Wnba players saying like Oh actually, I'll pay your salary. If you don't feel like you can play whether it's you know a reaction to corona virus or your desire to protest how support seeing. Lebron Kinda start almost every post game interview with a demand to arrest the cops that killed Brianna. Taylor. That made me really happy Siamese. Floor of the same energy that we have tours. Justice for Briana told, even seeing black lives matter on jerseys and in the court kind of made me feel a little better. I realized yesterday that this was the inspiration really been waiting for but now I'm wondering what comes next of course, how were you reacting to everything? You know I'm not like the world's biggest sports fan I do. I am a fan of black women and so seeing the WNBA protests. Throughout this year, but especially, the summer that felt released significant. Still I've always hesitant to look to athletes during these like highly political moments just because it's not the job that they set out to do. But you know as I started to see people sharing statements aerial Atkins from the Washington mystics we're going to say, well, we need to say and people need to hear that. They don't support us I'm fine with that. At the end of the day I'm GonNa make them good anywhere that I have to it basketball. It's not. Just what it is Chris Weber's telecast if not now when Not doing a pandemic. and. Countless lives being lost if not now when that is me in tears so lucid in that moment and so real and also just seeing how so many other sports leagues join them in protests were. Teased. Happen I mean it just shows. The hate people's heart. The thing is though is that as we were starting to develop this episode today so much has changed already in that the players in the NBA have agreed to return to playing the playoff season. Later, this week I don't think that all the progress is gone but I'm wondering what what happens. Now you know thought that same whiplash like I said, I felt like this was finally the type of inspiration leadership that I've been hoping to see from such a wide body players. Leaks, cross-border. It was truly abused beautiful, and I think now we need to do more I'm hoping that that since this is now on the table, players can put more pressure on owners to. Work with the people they are most connected to some of the richest and most powerful people in this nation are in the speed dial of most NBA owners even just the day if feels effective part of I, think resuming the season was the players putting pressure on the NBA to address the social unrest we've been dealing with all summer in some ways. So they started a foundation that's dedicated to investing in black causes. They're giving hundreds of millions of dollars they've given like you know the players, some approved protest phrases that they can use. They can put black lives matter on the courts and things like that and what I liked about this moment is at the NBA players were like that's what I usually do. And that's actually still not enough. So I'm hoping that we can see continued forward motion in that way something that I enjoy in this moment was seeing the NBA take the WNBA's league they have been holding it down all your curves pressing in. So many ways the thing is, is that WNBA, players, they don't make as much money as NBA players do they have really put their necks out there for social justice speaking up. Protecting black lives in many ways, it seems in some ways that they have more to lose by doing it. You know I am maybe two degrees below cautiously optimistic. That is a lot better than cynical, which is where I was before.
Vandersloot sets WNBA single-game record with 18 assists
"And History for the Chicago Sky, Courtney Vandersloot. The WN BA single game record, 18 assists and 177 win over the fever
1 person is dead after a shooting during protests in downtown Portland
"Just overnight another person was killed near a protest this. Time in Portland Oregon? Where demonstrators clashed with pro-trump ralliers according to the New York Times. The man who was killed was wearing a hat with Patriot prayer insignia a far right group based in Portland this death comes after two people were killed during protests in Kenosha Wisconsin where a seventeen year old trump supporter has been charged with those
Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it will cease in-person briefings
"The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will no longer briefed Congress in person on election security a move that house speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and intelligence chairman Adam Schiff called quote a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. Joining me now is the chair of the Homeland Security Committee in the Senate Republican Senator, Ron, Johnson of Wisconsin and Mr. Chairman. Thank you so much. I I want to talk about what? Happened in Portland, we saw someone get killed overnight amid clashes there, and the president has been tweeting and re tweeting before dawn this morning he called for the Mayor of Portland to resign and be arrested. He painted protesters as thugs and cities. In chaos. You are the chairman as I mentioned of the Senate Homeland. Security Committee are you comfortable with the present appearing to inflame tensions instead of what we normally see from presidents, which is trying to calm them down. Maury Dan Listen I've been urging calm across the board particularly in light of what happened here in Kenosha but as I said in opening. Statement when we had the acting secretary well before my committee when when you encourage disdain for the police, you encourage criminals when you do little or nothing to stop rioting. You encourage anarchy. So when you're encouraging criminals and anarchy. People's lives are lost you have more more and more destruction more and more violence. So what we need, we need to get control of the situation and until we until we do, we're going to have more violence we're going to have unfortunately. Prep trenchantly more loss of life. So we need to get control the situation we need to encourage calm an here's something else we need to do. We need to figure out what we do all agree on and we share the same goal. We all want to save prosperous and secure America in states and communities. Let's concentrate on those areas of grievance. That's that's how we achieved the unity everybody says they want
Athletes have so much more than symbolic power
"Athletes in at least five professional sports leagues the NBA The WNBA. Major League Baseball Major League soccer and tennis. Have decided to paraphrase one of those athletes that they are black Americans first and athletes second and so have decided not to play for the time being the decision of course, comes in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin the other day many other black men and women in many other cities through time. These athletes want fundamentally police and criminal justice reform right marketplace's Marielle cigarrettes going with what leverage those athletes actually have and how long it might last last night Elizabeth Williams who plays for the WNBA Atlanta dream made a statement she and the other teams would not be playing and she had an ask for their fans if you truly believe that lives matter than vote. Go and complete the two thousand twenty cents is now don't wait. If, we wait we don't make change. Pro Athletes have a platform, and in this case, they're using it to reach out directly to fans and viewers Laurie latrice Martin calls, but they're doing a strike. She teaches sociology in. African. American studies at Louisiana State University. Why striking there providing inspiration for those that are on the front line and goes they're involved in various grassroots efforts. But what about more direct financial pressure the players are withholding their labor hoping their demands will be met. That's a little trickier when they refused to play that does hurt the bottom line for leagues and team owners who could try to force change the NBA billionaires and millionaires you have. Eric. loomis. Who teaches history at the University of Rhode Island says owners could use that power to lobby state legislatures like Milwaukee Bucks players are doing they're trying to get Wisconsin lawmakers to pass police reform legislation, but highly unlikely was Austin. Legislature is gonNA listen about because Wisconsin. Is dominated by pretty conservative Republicans who had been opposed. Chinese protests and and Ben unders. Order of the police enormous times players would also have some leverage over local governments when teams play in a city that city collects tax dollars from parking concessions but there are no fans in stadiums right now so they can't pull that lever. And MARYELLE SAGARRA for marketplace.
NBA, WNBA, NHL and some MLB teams cancel games as athletes protest racial injustice
"Toe protests over police brutality for a second night in a row. Some major league sports players say they won't play tonight. CBS is Jim Crow. Shula, Eh NBA play off Games have been halted for a second day as players take action over racial injustice. Some major league Baseball games have also been cancelled tonight. Several NFL NFL team's team's cancelled cancelled practices practices and and scrimmages scrimmages today, today, Los Los Angeles Angeles Charters Charters defensive defensive tackle tackle Davian Davian Square. Square. We We want want this this country country to to move move forward. forward. We We want want this this country country to respect and have have integrity. And so that happens, We ought to stand for something and we're going to use our platform. Members of the Hockey diversity Alliance have asked the NHL to postpone its playoff games tonight. Jim
NBA, Pro Sports Teams Call Off Games After Jacob Blake Shooting
"Aw. It's been four years in San Francisco. Forty Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick first to Caen in response to police violence against black people me ultimately is to bring awareness and make people know realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on their unjust people aren't being held accountable for, and that's something that needs to change that message from two thousand sixteen resonated last night across the professional sports world when players from the. NBA WNBA Major League Baseball Major League soccer professional tennis, and more decided against playing games in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin Stars including Lebron James Naomi Osaka, mookie Betts Elizabeth Williams, and others released statements denouncing the shooting and talking about their decision not to take part in Games. The reaction from players and broadcasters was swift. The consensus is to not playing tonight slate of games and to kneel lock arms and racists during the national anthem all. Teen. Back, we're calling for justice, Jacob Lick and demand offer beheld count I got this little girl here that we see every day his life matters he needs to know that he can do what he wants to do whenever he leaves his house as a black man as a former player. I think it's best for me to support the players and just not be here tonight. In in a blackmail of Americans, it's not easy so. We've seen this all of our heroes. Constantly taken down, we understand is not gonNA end
Bucks protest by not playing Game 5
"The NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. The team with the best record in the League decided not to take the floor for game five of their playoff series against Orlando. The players made the decision to call for change following the police shooting of Jacob Lake in Kenosha Wisconsin the later postponed that game as. Well as to whether that were set to take place. The cause was later taken up by the WNBA several baseball teams, several major league soccer teams, and tennis player Naomi Osaka former. NBA Player Chris Webber gave emotional analysis of the Milwaukee players decision last night delivering a powerful message on what would have been the live telecast of the game we understand is not gonna end but that does not mean young men that you don't do anything. Don't listen to these people telling you don't do anything because it's not going to end right away. You were starting something for the next generation and the next generation to take over you have to be smart. Yes. Do you have to make sure that you have a plan. Yes. Do you have to be articulate about that plan? Yes. All of those things but that's what you're going to do. They're professionals they know how to be the best of themselves. And so I applaud it I applaud it because it is the young people is the young people leading the way. And I applaud. NBA Players, association held a meeting last night about whether to continue to play this season multiple reports say the La Lakers clippers voted against finishing the postseason home. Teams voted to continue the NBA's board of governors will meet today to determine the next steps Milwaukee Bucks on Mark Lazarie West's Edens Jamie. Dinan said they didn't know about the boycott beforehand they wholeheartedly agree with the players Dallas Mavericks owner. Mark. Cuban gives squawk box this statement I fully support our players change is never easy. I am proud of our guys taking the lead and using their platform to try and effect change I am with them every step of the way, and it is amazing to think that the bucks decision to protest the game happen exactly four years to the day after Colin Kaepernick I took a knee to protest the playing of the National Anthem
3 MLB games postponed, players decide after Kenosha shooting
"Federal Civil Rights investigators are looking into the police shooting of Jacob Lake on Sunday night. In Kenosha the bucks refusal to play last night because of the shooting led to the postponement of all three NBA playoff games followed by the WNBA major league soccer in the MLB had a few teams including the Milwaukee Brewers who also refuse to play both men and women's tennis associations are also pausing play
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"And thinks you have to pull it up I think she scored twenty three, twenty, four something like that and yet really solid game. And then. Julia Almonte You Know Point Guard in Indiana I think has played really well I think she's she's been a she's not filling up the stat line like crazy snap putting up gaudy numbers but is like. She's again I'm not putting your necessarily into that front runner discussion for rookie of the year. But as far as players who I'm really happy about you know like seeing them in their first season in the league like, yeah like one hundred percent she's doing really well, I, like almond a lot because she's she is playing big minutes. She's playing more than thirty minutes night on a regular basis usually thirty five and and she she also is not you know the main offensive weapon on that team. But when she does shoot, she's usually very efficient. As had four games this year in double digit scoring side I do I I like keeping an eye on her a lot. She's had a games with nine assists eleven. Several with five or more like she. She really helps the flow of the offense. Indiana's kind of a team that. Has Graduated, frown? Being hated on because they're at the bottom of the barrel to we're not really talking about it a lot because they're in the playoffs and they're they're not playing all that bad they're four and seven. You're not doing anything particularly special, but with a rookie guard. Getting that much playing time in them still being able to collect a couple of wins against maybe some of the weaker teams and younger teams We might see them in the playoffs here this year and I think even if you're not going into a series expecting. necessarily. To hold your own like if it's a vegas versus Indiana game, you know not a lot of people are going to put their money on biggess. Are Excuse me on underneath? But just that playoff experience in a league that roster are so limited and the seasons. So Short I think getting class experiences. Rookie means a lot so. Again, I don't. Compete for the award. But. She's definitely someone that I could see being a piece for this team moving forward for a while now, and it seems like using her in the spot where where she's at right now and so. Are Logan I think. I don't WANNA get into defensive player of the year six woman her most improved because those are such like we have to go like thirty players deep on some of those lists. There's so many you know that are. That are in the running for a lot of those. So we'll is a little bit deeper into that as we come to of the regular season. But right now we're not GONNA WE'RE GONNA go ahead and skip that in our midterm discussion. If you. If you WANNA, if you want to hear about that, we're happy to do it maybe like a Patriot special or something So if you want to hop on her patriot and and become a patient there maybe maybe we'll do it there. But for regular episode, will go ahead and skip that speaking of before we before we you know there's one or two things I wanna hit really quick Logan Let let's let everybody know where they can find us on social media in where whereas they can connect with us. As Louis you can find us on social media on twitter primarily where we are at WNBA nation pod. We interact with people there all the time are private accounts into our our brandon pod account and we will be posting updates from games as well as our favorite at. If you're wondering where we get these images from the season. We talked about at this at the top of the show on allowed times. That's where you'll see his posting things like that, and it's also a great opportunity for you to ask questions that you want answered on the show we we absolutely love getting a discussion points from people who are listening on our thoughts on certain things. Certain players You can obviously check us out. On all sorts of different platforms to listen to the pod Particularly Apple podcasts where if you WANNA drop a five star review, you can keep us at the top of Wnba podcasts so that when people come along looking for something new to listen to and look to get educated about the league and want to know what's going on they'll find us and they'll be able to join WNBA PODCAST nation. Family. Style. Anything else. No just a WANNA give a shout out. We've gotten several five serve US lately that have if you look at our standings as far as sports podcasts in general are show's been going. Has Been going up the church quite a bit and we want like it. It sounds ridiculous. We'll. Just. I don't need stopping him a five star in if you do it really does boost us up those those sports podcasting and you know who knows somebody clicks on it. The get introduced to the League and we bring more people into this amazing league and you know we get more fans. There's more money coming into the league in we can. We can do some do some? Good here and So yeah, if you want to hit the five you, we really really appreciate you can also check us out on Patriot. We mentioned that just a second ago we like to interact there. We haven't done a ton with that just simply because there's so much basketball this last month we haven't done a ton on their patrons know that we love you. It's coming. We've in fact, we just were messing about a potential really interesting and really exciting. Content piece that might be coming your way something that we definitely enjoy doing and that we think all of you have enjoyed in the past as well. might be coming your way as well. Again, it's just bandwidth we've got jobs we've got families we've got you know there's a lot going on here and so we're trying to. Trying to do everything we can. But if you want to check us out on Patriots, get some bonus content, gift some kickbacks and just support us because he appreciate you know what we do we we appreciate your support. It's been really Nice we've hit a threshold to where the the cost of running our show are hosting costs in our production costs and whatnot we've got those covered now. So actually isn't a having to come out of our own pockets. It's just a a time investment in that's been huge. So we can't think our patrons enough for all that they do you guys are like our family we really really appreciate it. So thank you. Logan. Can we talk real quick Before we help off. Course. We can cause it was just we gotta hit this game.
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"Kyle Haywood and joining me tonight as per usual is my good friend Logan Jones Logan how you been man? I'm good. How are you not bad man. It's actually been a really pretty solid week from you have had a really good week I heard that you took a little Vaca-. A did I so I in the last week, learned that I I landed a job and so before starting next week I decided to take a little John Up to yellowstone. Toya. Yellowstone National Park and I came back to some interesting scores around the league. Logan was just telling me everybody before prerecorded. He's like I got back after not having much service and I feel like all I've done is just watch basketball and catch up like with with all the all the games that are going on. Yeah there's a there's. There's been a Couple, of stunners. You we're going to talk about some teams today give give everybody kind of an overview of our takeaways really the first week and a half of of action. Absolutely. Going completely dark and being off the grid for a few days and then coming back going right back in was an interesting experience. Well Look Gin let's let's go ahead in jump it well actually before we do that we just we do want to give a quick shout out to all of our patrons we've got a couple of you that are new To our PATRIAE on page. So thank you. So a couple of you've joined since our our last recording, we want to give you a shout out and tell you that we appreciate that and also let any of you that are listening right now a quickly quick way to follow US getting contact with this is to follow us on twitter at WNBA nation pod if you happen to be. Listening on a podcast, go ahead and snag as a five Star Review actually just hit over one hundred reviews. Logan which is pretty solid and we're we're rock at five stars there with over one hundred views that's in the more. The reviews that come in everybody the more reviews come in the quicker. Our podcast shows up for people who are looking for basketball and sports podcasts and hopefully. If, we get more reviews if you guys will help us out that will help get more people introduced to the WNBA and women's basketball and be able to spread the love for these for these athletes in. So if you. have two seconds go ahead and pause. We'll wait. We'll wait for you. Posit real quick hit that five star review, real fast and that'll help us out. If you listen anywhere apple podcast and anywhere else go hit hit subscribe so that you can always make sure that you hear when we're when we're coming on right now are tentative schedule will see this may fluctuate if there's know special things that happened throughout the Beleaguer you know with playoffs or something like that obviously. May Change but right now we're planning on getting episodes out. Sunday. Night Slash Monday morning for one episode and then another one either Wednesday night or Thursday morning and that way we can kind of get two episodes out that we want to cover a full week's worth of you know three or four games per team trying to trying to get those covered. so that's when our episodes are going to drop. FEEL FREE TO CHECK THOSE OUT Also Oh. Yeah. Go ahead is to jump in if If you're new to this show and new to WNBA fandom First of all, welcome, this has been a really good season so far for wnba ratings, orange. He's like the most popular thing on fanatics and we got a lot of good momentum going for our show and a lot of new listeners I would just encourage you to go back to about mayor June in our in our show. And in addition to listening to our our latest updates on the goings on in the League at Games, being played this week I would look up the W history series. Yes. That Stephen and Kyle Apple together in in our Jason was able to to. Put a nice. Sleek packaging on a is a three part series on the the Houston. Comets back to back to back to back. Championship wins from the early days the WNBA and in addition to some evergreen interviews that we did back in in May June, I think those are some episodes that perhaps some new listeners would would like to go in spent a couple of hours. Knocking out I would highly recommend looking those up if if that's something that you're doing laundry this week and you got a fold. In the in the half hour of you're listening to right now ends go look that one up and I think you won't regret not absolutely those were those were a ton of fun I know, Steve. Put a lot hours into that research and honestly some of the most fun episodes that we've ever recorded together but they were blast. But Yeah. Let's. Let's let's hop right into to this. Kind of what I'm just GONNA WANNA ask you logan. You said you came back after after a couple of days of being gone up into yellowstone on a little vacation and What are your thoughts right now? As you know whether it standings whether it's an individual team whether it's a player that's caught your eye what did you some initial quick thoughts of you about about where we're at after four games apiece I've I've a general impression of what the League is GonNa look like at this point even those such a small sample size It's already evident Kinda which teams have their act together and have aspirations for championships and which teams have major problems I'm most surprised by the major problems we're seeing with.
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"When the game was kind of out of reach I, love that Jackie getting more time she's at number one draft pick from last year and I think Las Vegas is really trying to get bring her along and help her develop into. She's got the talent. I think it's just putting it together. We saw a similar thing with Kelsey plum. Who you know ironically with the aces is is sitting out this season. But you know starting started had a rough first couple of seasons in the league in now starting to kind of come into her own and I hope Jackie inks can have a similar. Hopefully, she and and plummer having several conversations on that. But overall, just a really really solid performance from Las Vegas. ATLANTA? They're they're going to have a similar season to like your Dallas in your and your. New York. Because they you know they've got so many new. New players and you know young players they've got they're trying to put a lot of this together. Kennedy Carter. Came in and right out the gate had ten points I swear before I blinked but she only finished with with eleven. She didn't shoot very well went three for eleven. But I think still trying to find her find her spot and find her rhythm with this team Mooney billings who had what Logan brought up. I think one of the most impressive stat lines that we've seen so far this whole season she had in their first game and Las Vegas just completely shut her down. Helder to five points just A. Seven rebounds. So she seemed to be a little bit of a non factor. Luckily, we saw Lisbeth William Step Up. With sixteen points but Atlanta, it was a rough game. Atlanta let's let's chucked out one up to. A kind of a lack of chemistry and go ahead and move forward. But. Yeah. So that's kind of my take on these games I thought that there was a lot of fun basketball and I'm never gonNA complain. Anytime That I did watch six WNBA Games in a two day span I'm super super stoked and I love that there. There's somewhat staggered. So I can kind of watch them all back to back to back the. There's a little bit that crossover where I have to flip back and forth during commercial breaks and Trang keep tracking, and sometimes I'll have one up on my phone up on my on my television and try and watch watch too at the same time and catch it that way but. Is Episode late release. Just wanted to get something out for you guys to listen to. Hopefully you guys enjoyed this little bit of a down for me. Logan will be back with you will were planning on having an episode ready to release on Monday. So Watch for that in your podcast feeds Monday morning. If you're looking for a way to support us a little bit more that would be awesome. You can check out our patriotic page. We've got some awesome kickbacks there. We want to give a big shoutout. To our. To all of our patrons their you know who you are. You guys are just the best and we love everything that you do every every little bit counts you know a couple of bucks a month really does make a difference for us. It helps US cover a lot of our costs that we. Incur as we. Try to cover what we think is the best. Who we think are the best athletes in the entire world. So if you're looking to support some women's hoops looking to support women in sports and and help our show in specifically grow check out our patriarch page WNBA nation right on there. And for just a couple of bucks a month, you can you can really hook us up. So we appreciate that. Best Way to find us is to find us on twitter at WNBA nation pod. Hit US up in the DM's were always down to chat. If you've got any questions if you WanNa talk talk some hoops. Maybe. You've got a friend WHO's trying to get into the league and you maybe your new yourself and not really sure you know maybe. Maybe. You're from La Your West Coast and you've got and you got the sparks down but you don't know much about the rest of the league you know, hey, hit us up. We're happy to always chat. Can I give you some players to watch for whatnot? But just thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We had our our biggest day ever of single day downloads. After. Our Sunday. Night Slash Monday morning episode released and you guys are amazing that just shows just like we had tons of people tons of viewership. For both the WNBA opening weekend and the. Challenge Cup final. Sunday I think that it just goes to show that that mixed in with that Orange Hoodie, right and how viral that is and how many. was. The number one item sold on on fanatics Shows that the demand for women's sports is there we're trying to help. Cover that as best as possible. So hit us up. Thank you all for listening Tell a friend about the show. And in just truly truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts. But four WNBA nation I'm Kyle Haywood and we got you next time..
"wnba" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"What's up WNBA nation Kyle Haywood here and I'm running a quick solo episode. Just. Wanted to hop on and give you a little bit of a mid week update after the second round of games has happened. So officially, every single team in the NBA has played two games now and just a quick look at the standings because I didn't anticipate. Some of these starts are right. If you told me that both Connecticut and the Mercury Connecticut in Phoenix would start the season off. Oh and two out of been a little surprised. If you told me that the mystics would have started off to, no, I also would have been a little bit surprised. Now granted, there's a lot a basketball to be played but particularly. For Phoenix I really feel like they'll figure it out here hopefully soon, New York's got an uphill climb because they've got seven rookies. Yeah. They have Sabrina UNESCO, them trust me we're GonNa talk plenty of Sabrina. But right now New York's got a pretty drastic uphill climb in Connecticut I think still trying to figure out their identity with dewana Bonner and junk Jones sitting out. So there's some continuity there but I I, just wanted to hop on and have a quick little chat session with you guys and and have a little bit of just a breakdown of what we've seen during the second to the second little series of game. So but as we do I just wanted to invite. Forever, you're listening to this podcast whether it's on apple podcasts or some other pod grabber go ahead and subscribe, and if you would be so kind to if you are listening on apple podcasts or some other. Some other area that you can give a rating. We would really appreciate that that helps us to get boosted up the ranks of the sports podcast and be able to hopefully reach more new WNBA listeners and be able to help get them introduced to the League. So Let's get. Into it, I think the I. I'm not GonNa do these in order I'm going to do them by the way that I imagine you guys want to talk about I think the majority of people really WanNa talk about new. York Dallas because there were so many new faces to the League in this game that we really got kind of A. Snapshot of the Future of the League. So there's just talking about the elephant in the room Sabrina. UNESCO. Thirty three points seven rebounds seven assists just a really really solid game she she shot fifty five percent overall including sixty percent from behind the ARC and went perfect five for five behind at the free throw line. Now, as a whole New, York didn't shoot terribly the shot forty, two percent, even the three point percentage at thirty six isn't terrible. where, they really seemed to struggle was slowing Dallas down and being able to create difficult looks for Dallas Dallas came out shooting. Ended ended up shooting fifty percent for the game. Lead by a Rica Mboya. WHO Is just basically the face of the team at this point. So Gumbo Wally Drops Twenty Mariah Jefferson with thirteen and then sought to and Katie Lu both bringing in a twelve a piece there. But really outside of UNESCO do. Not a lot of performance. From, the rest of this liberty squad. Clarendon did bring in eleven points herself had a couple of steals. And a man does that we with eleven rebounds but just really seemed especially late down the stretch when New New York was trying to close any semblance of a gap moving forward. was just really having a hard time finding a shot to drop so. Kind of kind of an interesting one, we were able to see a lot of. Players. Able to get. Jasmine Jones. Out there. Kylie shook Megan Walker join our homes. We're able to see quite a bit of Jocelyn Willoughby which I thought was pretty exciting. So we'll see we'll see what happens with this New York team. Any W is going to be going to be welcomed by any liberty fans but I think liberty fans should be encouraged that they're. Their front office is is kind of playing with this extremely deep draft class in trying to see who's GonNa. Emerge. Obviously with Sabrina, they know they've got a future franchise piece there but a lot of these other players they're trying to just feel out and see who's GonNa. WHO's GonNa turn into something so Dallas comes away with that victory ninety, three to eighty. Dallas getting their first victory. On the season, which is really awesome for them being able to get that I. W. And get over the liberty. Of this was you know the number one pick Sabrina against the number two pick sought to savelly both of them Oregon ducks, and it was kind of fun to see them finally play against each other after playing with each other. For three years. The next game I wanNA talk about and it's simply because. I just don't know what to think. Is Indiana, and Phoenix. Now. Indiana I think could potentially be a an outside shot at a playoff spot. I think they've got the talent, but you've got a brand new coach. They've got a few new pieces and. They just they haven't made the playoffs for the less you know several seasons and it'll be. Kind of changing that culture to a winning culture I. Think is going to be. is going to be difficult for them. However, if there's a season to do it, why not this one in the bubble? Indiana does come out with the with the w though over the heavily talented Phoenix Mercury squad. INDIANA. Was led three players getting twenty plus points with another just shy tiffany Mitchell, a twenty four candidacy pre with twenty three tier mccown with twenty. And Kelsey Michelle, just outside of that range with eighteen. This was just an just a high scoring battle. It seemed like neither team. was getting stops and both teams were just on a hot streak both teams shot right around fifty percent with Indiana fifty one point four percent from the floor. Both of them over forty percent from three point line just insane. The difference in this game as it is in so many other games is free throws it came down to free throws. Ninety almost ninety three percent from the fever and only a seventy percent from Phoenix. which is just Not, going to get it done down the stretch. If you're if you're missing free throws that frequently hardly seemed to particularly have a difficult time. A difficult time at the free throw line. Missing half of her eight attempts there. But there were if you shining pieces from Phoenix as well, Bria Hartley even though she struggled. From, behind from the free throw line played a really really solid game shot nine of fifteen from the field with twenty six points. I was really impressed with what I, what we saw from her she also. Shared. The assist lead on the team with with five she into ROC- both dropping five times of peace. But Yeah Bria Hartley with twenty five minutes and twenty six points to basically kind of keep Phoenix in it. We also were able to see. Br Brittany griner. Finally. She had a pretty rough initial first game and she didn't she's not. She's not playing. The way that I that we've been able to see her in the past. But I mean she had twenty three points and seven rebounds. It's not terrible. But didn't didn't. I didn't feel like she had a particularly strong game and I do expect a little bit more from her to have. Only with six points. Sky Dig with twelve I mean it was. kind of a it's kind of a rough rough go for some of the big star players of the Mercury and they did have a couple bench players step up. I gotTA. Shout out to a lot of Smith who we've interviewed on the show last season if you want to go back and listen to her interviews, one of my favorite interviews that I've done personally. Is Great to see her get out and and get some good solid minutes played over half the game and came with fourteen points. I thought that was great. Can we talk for a second about tear McCowan though goodness? Gracious drop in twenty and thirteen. Wasn't really a factor in their game one and I was a little frustrated. Didn't you know we didn't see your start either game and it seemed like her minutes weren't really there in the first maybe she's still coming along in the in the conditioning side of things and if so I. Totally get that. But there are different team when she's on the court. I love the she was able to play thirty minutes eight for eleven. From the field like just a really really solid game from account..
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"Send in the airport the other day. They're me you stayed sixteen years day and six beat World Sixteen. That was the weirdest Seinfeld. I like Glitz. We just went through. I like Your Sky. One broadcaster best But I also like your what it was that Seinfeld or just any nineties comedian was it really was any nineties. Comedian Seinfeld created the voice. I mean you're doing a real disservice to my Konya. But whatever bit allies. Dev's we heard the convicts sky. The Sky. One impression is the most obscure impression. I've ever done that. I knew as I was doing it. I got dead on like because I've because I knew like one human would get it and it was gonna be you because you stream sports as much as idea so you've probably run into the sky on commercials as much as I have here on sky one and I just man if you want to do the sky one or just like the year like the English premier league commentator voice. It's you just gotTa get and he's got it got it. That's that's the router and then you have down anyway. That's totally what I expected in A. Yeah outside of all of that important needs to call out for. We wanted to bed now. I just want to thank all of you for still listening to us with impact. You know what you should be listening to us. What else are you doing? I was GONNA say like we know you have a lot going on in your lives and we appreciate all your love and support you much will not working and you're not learning how to bake and when you're not singing imagined into a camera dot COM. Lexi how you know. I'll say with without my normal routine which I I work from home. I'm a freelance or somebody might know routine is still thrown off just by not being able to like it was Jim. Go outside My my regular podcasting schedule is also off and I'm sure for other people too. It might be like the time. I took the car that I drive to work. Enlist podcasts. Don't have that anymore. So maybe maybe. It's extra hard to listen to podcasts right now. I don't know if every if everyone has a dip in our listener ship because even with shows I'm religious to I've had moments where like I'll see a new episode not now I get it. It's a tough. It's a tough place to be. We're getting through it but that said you know of course if you're not with us on the social see us on twitter. Wnba nation pod over on facebook. Which we've been actually posting two more. So there's some use over there of course you can check us out over it or Patriot. You're listening to US AND APPLE. Podcast or anywhere you can give a review or a comment. Please give a review or a comment. We're privy to the five star ones. You are with your own choice and ability. You do whatever you feel. And we'll respect you. You can have any rating you want as long as five stars and so but yeah give us some some thoughts there and always reach out to us through comments socials wherever. Let us know what we can do to to make these experiences fear. We hope you enjoyed this. We have at least one more patriots special later on this month. Of course we're going to be talking draft soon. We might have another orange no meal for you soon. We'll have a lot more to give. And then if we don't see basketball for a while please stick around. There's GonNa be plenty more for us to discuss. We're going to keep you well. Good and toasted and then we are all just. GonNa lose it When when ball starts happening again. Because it's just going to be. I think it's going to be a special day whenever that day is it's our Big Rock Candy Mountain Right now one day and one day soon but Until we hit all of that thank you so much for for checking us out here on our debut episode of the W. List until we chat with you again. I'm Steve Schwartzman. I'm Kyle Haywood. I'm logging Jones. We got you next time..
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"With the first of all like there's at the end when they'll have ten apple's on top? They open the fridge. And there's like eighty more apples in the fridge. What are you doing with all these apples? I I do not remember this one. Oh it's weird to go look it up. It's a lion tiger and a dog all competing and bragging about how many apples that can balance on their heads. It's like I have four apples up on top. And then a bunch of stuff and it legitimately the whole time. You're reading it. You're just like I just want one person to explain because it just starts with. I've got one apple up on top. I want someone to explain how this guy got kicked off because this feels like a weird bar game that never got explained and I need someone to explain it and then you get to the end. And they all have like nine intellect chatty attend. And there's a fridge that opens and is Jimmy. Like fifty more apples in the fridge. And I'm like why do you have one hundred? I don't I just need I need. I need exposition. Just a little exposition. It's only ten one exclamations now but like in a month when we're still in courting will be like yeah. We play apples on top all the time. It's apples it's on. Espn two apples on top. And but we got to talk a little bit of a little bit of Sue. Snap Talk. Let's go ahead and jump into our topic so again. This is the top five. Wnba draft classes of all time. This obviously we'll take a little bit more of a slow cadence so we have a chance to have some fun discussions But a different than what we just did where you go five to one. We'll all go pick by pick in around. We'll start five and then we'll end it one different from some of the drafts in brackets and stuff like that we've done in the past. Yes there will be repeats. I think the interesting discussion will be where we land. Some of those repeats is what's going to make this interesting so kyle kick things off and then I'll go next and Logan I'll have you finished things up much. Feels like a good cadence. I'm going for number five right. Yes you'll go five five five and then we'll kick back to you for the four and we will see who determined which I guess I'll write everyone's names down. So I have this documented which I do for every time we do something like this and I think maybe we'll use it for and we never do but better safe than sorry so good. No did you. Have you ever comment eraser handed? Yeah Logan let's Open. Logan any comments for restarted. Just I'm just thinking about the five hundred hats of Bartholomew cabins in highest net too hard. Just now looking. We're talking about the draft broken Logan for the episode title. One more title and we're done about a battle book is the only other one that I was like all anyway so kyle. Let's kick things off with your number five best. Nba Draft Class. So when Steve said that this could be like he had a couple of could be number five a couple of could be number one. This one fell in that category and kind of last minute. I dropped at the number five. I'm going to go. Two thousand eleven is my number five. Pick just real quick couple highlights. This included in my immoral is Van. Slough Gentle lavender Daniel Robinson. Jasmine Thomas Jessica. Brillant Daniel Adams Carolyn swords Sydney Colson. A Montgomery. There's a bunch of people in this in this draft that have made some waves in the league. I think it's a very deep draft them and a lot of people consider my more to be. You know an art they can. You can make the argument that she's the greatest of all time so I think it definitely deserved a place on this list. I'm going to see later if I regret having as low as five but I I just yeah there you go this. The one through three on. This is like really put me in my tracks. I was really surprised that when I first looked at it was like whoa. It Really Kinda hits you so yeah. I liked that I liked that as five. That's a good eleven logan. If you don't have any thoughts will will move ahead but any thoughts twenty seven. No that's it's yeah. I do think it's a little top-heavy but there are still players that we obviously recognize in the second round beyond Also Britney Spears spears. Yeah it was going to bring that up. Yeah which we asked to talk about. Britney Spears and yeah fun for everybody but it makes sense we're going to hear probably a couple of selections today that like the headliner of that draft carries that draft into the top five by the art so that that totally makes I like the. Let's say I liked it. This one has call outs in the second and third rounds like it's there's some that have solid I rant and there's really not much to speak of after that and I like this one for sure Really kick it over to my number five. This one was tough because it was going to be this in another one that I think pretty hard. I'm GONNA kick things off with two thousand eight draft so this went candace parker the one silly fouls at the two. This is definitely a top heavy draft. It's I mean those are really the main standouts but you have a lot of solid names. Timor young essence Carson Crystal Langhorne Makeup an were included in the first round and I think one thing that stands out to me with two thousand more than everything. Candace Parker's draft kind of was a changing of the guard for the League in one way at least definitely for the sparks right. This was definitely a celebrity. Feels like she can. She can retire in Peace Now. That candace parker is a spark like it definitely had that feel to it fouls came in and kind of not out of obscurity. She was the number two pick. But you know there's arguments to her her career being nearly successful as candice's and I think candace parker rookie year alone is. What makes us a top five deserving roster piece? This Burger walked into the League as the rookie of the year and the MVP in her rookie. Season Just that alone tells me that was a solid class now. Granted that doesn't speak to the rest of the field. It's not as insane of Afield. Big Call out that I think really does help to a point second round number twenty five. Leilani Mitchell at a UTAH. Venus to Phoenix was was awesome. But yeah that's that's where I didn't have as much of the staying power. Some of them were deep. Pit Picks. But if you're going to have a strong one to you I love that one too especially because they're both producing today and that's why I went with them. I really like. I'm glad you included when it didn't it barely didn't make my cut because I think there's a lot of busts in that first round but I think that the depth of having Allie Quigley in mid second round Johnny Mitchell late second round like players that have had staying power. I think that clearly skipped A. You're totally right. I don't know why skipped on that. But you're having both of them were like mid to late second round like that. That brought it up a lot for me and I think that's where when it came between twenty eleven and two thousand those kind of the two that I'm glad you went to an eight. Because that was my. That was the one that I'd grown. So I'D BE REMISS IF I didn't call out some of my favorite names in any of these draft classes at four Alexis Horn buckle which lease a great player at Tennessee along. Candace Parker I just love. I Love Horn. Buckle that's just a great classic mid Western Sitcom Name and you gotta give me some latoa pringle out of toy pringle. Yes so good big fan of good names and I like that name see I. It's eleven from Kyle. Two Thousand Eight for Myself Logan. What's your number five number five? Is the two thousand fourteen draft? I am nervous because I don't know if you guys have this one or if you guys haven't we high or if you do it at all but looking through it to me. It looks like a lot of players that are all stars and for the next couple of years may continue to be all stars particularly in the first round. It is a top. The first Andrea are not a lot of players. I recognize beyond the first round but with and Odyssey soons and he will mcbride all right at the top Natasha Howard. Also if they're Steph Dole said Melissa Thomas players that we know to be good pieces different teams right now basically i. Maybe I was just overwhelmed by reading this list because they all went back to back to back tobacco in a row but it just seemed like if you're at the top of the draft. You got someone who is GonNa be a regular player for you for the next seven seven years. This is a good round. Want like a first round like the they might be the best this six. This is the first round of players that you add to get over the title like almost every topic all of these picture. Like Yep like we're we're roster now natalie it's Sean was well obviously Chelsea Gray was eleventh. There's arguments that she's the best player in this field and she will eleven In the League could add a Tasha Howard to get better or Addison's you'd better. You called out to three. Not being recognizable actually really strong too in three yet. A stupid door north that I immediately saw third around includes Theresa Place Science Steph Talbot Engineer Faulkner. That's it yes I didn't even see faulkner. Yeah wow that's a solid. That's that's I don't want to call it a week but like it's not a very strong first-round if it includes. Us three picks but like respectable if it were a first round in some years solid ground surprisingly good like it's fun to see a a six years old draft class. We have three third round players that are still kicking hard. That's great. That's more than I thought I would honestly. That's really good. I'm I love this because so far all three of our picks I don't have either of your two picks in the rest of my top five and I'm loving that you want us to. I'm so sobering all right. So we've got twenty eleven at the five with Kyle Myself. Two Thousand Eight Logan with twenty fourteen. Let's head into our fourth selections. Kyle kick it off.
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"Course Jaakko twinsies. That's how we're going to get through this country. Tuesay's man my tired of this desk. Can I just say it like I was? I was talking to my wife about that just because we were both working from home and we're just taking turns like working in this office in. Its I'm I don't WANNA be here. It's hard though I'd say Mookie is thrilled because we are going on walks. He is getting his energy out. We are all the time. This is the best month ever Henry. Hendrickson Heaven Yeah. It's John Yeah. My dog kids are yet. I think we go on walks a day. Yes like we have our morning walk after afternoon. Walk in than I walked before bed like it's literally we were. GonNa Walk for like two hours today. It was fun but it's working. It's good stuff. So that's that's life in in virus world. I guess so I suppose it goes without saying we hope. Everyone is safe and healthy. And he's taking proper precautions. We definitely cosign to the world of if you are in the realm of being able to stay within your home and and avoid I believe people are trying to call it phys distancing now. I don't. That's the rumor. I've heard but you know. Just be away from people is what. I call it and all that stuff so we hope we can. We can do that. So that's that's I. Guess DISCLAIMER FOR THIS EPISODE. But this is weird because the Patriot episode. And I'm so used to asking Kyle to give an audit but that's not what we do here but as noted really quick. This is one of four programs that will be doling out to our listeners. At least every couple of months on the Patriot on page so check out her patronage and get a feel for what we have to offer. They're not only just in programming loss of some fun kickbacks. We're going to be sending away. We'll be really extending out more so in. May Time what that's going to look like. Original plan was to do a march release with all the content as you guys know. A lot of things happened in March and we just decided it made sense to postpone that a little bit to allow everyone to focus on whatever it is going on in their lives. Pitcher page still open. If you do under a give us some support definitely does go a long way and we certainly appreciate it but we want to take the opportunity here in April to reveal some Some of this programming to give an idea of what we're doing over at the Patriot here to additions of her orange OATMEAL Open Forum. A last week he got to Logan I for I. Uni Ira Sports. Looks UNI episode? I had a lot of fun doing and this one is a little more. I think simple but but Cathartic in a lot of ways this is w list and what we'll do here is every week every week. Sorry every episode right now it technically bi-monthly it might be soon. You'll learn why patronage but every episode we will specifically Dole out a top five list. Each of us have compiled and then we will go and around and discuss them. And I'd sure that's a whole program. I have nothing else to say about the show. Do you have any comments on the format of the show? 'cause that's really this one's cutting grass. Yeah that's pretty much. It is just make a make a list. It's the w list so away so so obviously every episode we will have our main WNBA related topic. And if you're looking at the title you probably already know but Logan. Do you WanNa tell all of our friends and good ones. This episode is dedicated to. Yeah this one is going to be a each of ours. I'm going to rephrase that we have each determined the top five wnba drafts since the WNBA began. And we haven't disclosed them to one another and they are probably not the same. We're we're excited to dig into that and we are the show. This is going to be such a very boring. I would actually like really be creeped out because I think we were all. We were all in the same place before we started recording. Which is like I got like five or six but I don't know what order to put the episode where like the Logan take a usually am violently against them like. Oh thank goodness yes. We were on the same brainwaves. Wouldn't have been interesting at all definitely so we're going to drive into yes. Our top five draft classes through through the history of course designer of the WNBA draft which will be taking place on the seventeenth. Yes on the seventeenth. I keep my brain wants to say nineteenth but at seventeenth which of course as scheduled. It won't be crowded be virtually done. It will be aired on. Espn thank you for everyone on. Twitter said to take stand and so that up and looming. We'll probably have some sort of a draft preview mock draft episode proper of WNBA nation coming up but beforehand. We thought it would be fun to talk. Draft classes in history and get hyped for it. Because it's really the first actual wnba thing that we're going to be able to talk about in quite a while and potentially for a while so it's true the last of the WNBA things to happen this year. Just put it that way. I love lists. I Love Fun discussions and I love people doing these video game simulations but you know what? I love more than all that actual basketball. Yeah people people playing the game of basketball on a basketball court. I believe it or not. Superfund a WHO's GonNa break it all these. Nba players filming themselves playing video games. But nobody cares about that I know it's the past the time but it. It's not the same which is funny. Because the I will say the Devon Booker video when he found out about the like the season suspension. Still possibly the best thing to come out of this entire thing if there's a positive thing to come out of it because he just he gets in peer shock for two segments that just go straight back to playing like duty or whatever on a dime so. I think it's not GonNa work like your parent telling you there's a snow day and you're like cool. It's like almost exactly like you like I don't even know what hell else just like. You're right about to leave for shift like Taco Bell. Hey powers that don't come in today. Like what am I doing it anyway? Before we jump into that we have a little primer on this episode of W list of Bean. We always do. I mean this is the first time you've done it so that technically counts. This is an opportunity for us to do some fun. Get to know you also hit some easy topics but in a fund rapid fire way and just realizing that I haven't named the segment yet and I'm going really slow to try name the segment For now we're going to call it list lightning round the lightning wrong guys are dead going. I majored in lightning rounds like this. This is the W. list lighting around all right so here is the lightning round works courses host. Nobody ever at home each of us. We'll have our own top five that we will be given the the issue here is. We don't know yet what that list is. Each host will give another host the list that they need to compile and the only to immediately. Give your top five of that topic as quickly as you can. Once you've given your top five you will then it to that individual hits to another host and then we'll go into a circle seal. He'll three list. He'll that was interesting. You'll hear three top five lists different topics. None of us have any idea what we're saying until we start saying that said gentleman who has ready all right so we're going to start with meets Logan Logan. You'RE GONNA kick over to Kyle to kick win over to myself. So let's do this Logan top-five Dr seuss books. Go Oh my gosh who ho. This is not okay. This is that clip somewhere on Easter eggs. And I gotTa do my Gosh which one fish two fish. I'm going one five just because these are the first things that come to mind. One fish green eggs and ham starving. What's The star Star villages speeches one okay and and you're the Turtle. I don't I don't know the title of that one year. Two Turtles Story and then a grinch stole Christmas. This is already my favorite segment. We've ever done. You've got your the panic that you just feel logan sweating like a little bit. He's like your turtle. What what's that one called? It's called your little turtle good. That's Steve just tapped into a part of my brain didn't know existed. But he was the fear of sitting like a really good one thousand takes. But that's the spirit of the segment sub. Hold it off man. You did well for the very first one. You did very well. You asked me my top five. What you got was the five I can think of while I was trying to remember all of them. It was pretty good. I absolutely love it. All right. Logan cale all right kyle. Maybe you'll have some experience or maybe you'll just have this really just on tap. Your topic is the five players all time you love to hate in a specific sport five players you love to hate just across the board in any sport just clarifying. Ooh I'M GONNA go with number five. Carmelo Anthony Numb Geez. I think my number like two three R a okay number five Carmelo Anthony. Number Four Scottie. Pippen number three Troy Aikman. That's.
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"I'm nobody shirt I forget the name of the dude. But some guy responded to believe his Asia Wilson, saying something smuggled cross lines of the you're not getting paid more, because nobody watches the WNBA just just for the fun of it from the WNBA account. We decided to cook tweet that and said, hey, re tweet. If you're a nobody. It's flooded. Our feed. It was honestly art worming. I love it when the WNBA community comes together because, you know, we support this in strong. And so, that's what this is about if you love the league if you wanna promote the w and you wanna make it clear that, you know, I stand with it. I'm a nobody. You know, I I love this league and I stand with it feel free to make your voice heard. You can find these under storing and be paid. You have a couple of other designs as well and get him at a lot of different forms. I'm Rockin the dark blue long polo, you can get t shirts. There's some baseball style tease. I believe you can get tanks. There's a lot of different ways that you can these we got let himself seen. He's absolutely get yourself a hoodie. So, yeah, I threw up the link to it. I don't know if it's actually a link but I put up the, the way to find it, you can just copy and paste out of the chat. There. But yeah, go ahead and check that, by the way, the pr- the proceeds from the I'm a nobody t shirts. All of those. Proceeds actually, like none of that comes to us K. We actually don't we don't use. It doesn't go into our wallets or anything like that. We actually use the proceeds any profits that we make from these shirts. We put them into what we kind of consider like the WNBA scholarship is, I guess, what we could say, like it's essentially where we take these proceeds, and we we're going to go, and we actually purchase tickets to WNBA games and find people in those communities, that haven't attended the W N WNBA game that are potential fans and get them in seats. We go buy tickets for people who who need to go to a game. And so if you guys know of individuals if you if you say, hey, I've been trying to convince my buddy to to get to the game we, you know, if you if you know he might be he or she might be a really good potential candidate for you, WNBA scholarship. We're kinda looking. Applications for that. We're talking to teams about we're kind of work in the best way to go about this. So it doesn't just go into, you know, kind of just giving out random free tickets to people who would go. Anyway, we're trying to find individuals who are on that verge, but haven't attended the game because what made us big fans as we actually went to the actual games..
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"Up WNBA fans? Kyle Haywood here with WNBA weekly bringing you are first video podcasts ever for those of you listening audio. We're excited to have you along for the ride, but we also have a video available. If you want to check out our YouTube channel, just WNBA weekly. We'll be right there. You can actually watch this podcast live on video. So what's up to the rest of you? Who to all of you who are now checking it out on video who were listening on audio earlier? Hi, how are you? Joined by my good friend, Jason snow tonight. How's it going? Jason, dude. I am doing so good excited to sort of test out this new format we kinda hinted at it. We recently did that live feed for the WNBA draft. That went really, well, we got really great feedback. I thought from it and a great participation. So we wanted to try this out. See if a video version of our pot is something that you guys would enjoy let us know what you think you'd be weekly on Twitter. And we like it we think it'll give us a chance to do a regular audio version of the pod that's not going away. But this'll do is if you have the time or or you have the interest in watching it. We'll be able to throw highlights up as we're talking. We'll be able to throw up graphics. Maybe make it a little bit more interesting. Little more bang for your buck, which you don't pay much for the pot unless you're on patriots in which case, we appreciate you very much. Yeah. I think it's going to be good absolutely, dude. I'm pretty excited. It's kind of a fun. Maybe you may experience a little bit of growing pains along with us. But hey, we're trying to add some different. Elements to our coverage of the league. So we'll see this just one just one more thing that we're giving a shot. So if you guys like it go ahead, if you are watching on on YouTube, go ahead and give it a like give us a comment. Let us know where you're watching from in the YouTube comments below and then also if you want to you know, let us know what you think about it. You know, give us some feedback. We'd be happy. You know, send us a message. Whatever you want. But Jason dude, we got a lot of the cover today. There's a bunch of stories that have happened here after the WNBA draft that are just kind of all over the place now out down last week with a Neela w hoops blogger for those of you who are want to give her a follow on Twitter. We broke down with her with her some draft grades for the WNBA draft. And there's been a lot happen. So let's let's kinda hop right in first of all day. Well. The day that we're recording. This not the day that you guys are listening. But today it was announced that CBS sports is actually picking up forty WNBA games. Love it. Love it. Love it. I believe I'd have to pull the exact numbers believe ESPN was planning on showing sixteen regular season games. Now, of course, ESPN is doing their coverage of the WNBA finals. So that will play into it. But let's if they show all the. Just the finals, but the whole w MBA playoffs. I guess so. So if that's the case with all the WNBA playoffs. Plus, they're sixteen regular games. This is sensually doubles the amount of times that the WNBA is going to be on television this year. With the sixteen regular from ESPN, plus all the plus forty this is that's insane. Forty regular season games on CBS sports super.
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"I've wanted to watch it since it's been out, and I've never seen it, and I really liked to because that's like every every list, you look up every everything you try to find on like mill lead sports movies. That's always going to be in the top three or four or five. And it makes me feel like like that's something that really resonated that. I'd like to check out for so I'm gonna throw her other. I love it. I like that. I think it's a solid pick for sure Kylie your three. Man. There's so many ways I wanna go with this one. But I don't want it to drop any further because this is a WNBA podcast the. That included WNBA. Ties that I watched as a kid was a movie called double team on the Disney channel it was about twin sisters Heather and Heidi Burge, and I am actually going to go with Heather Burge as my official pick. As far as you just all you even can I bowl sisters. If you have let's do both. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Heather actually did end up playing for the Sacramento, monarchs and. Heidi played for the sparks and the mystics back at the very beginning of the WNBA. They both did. They both played in the league in it's kind of a biopic as well. But it was it was enough. They took liberties with that. I think it was a it was movie. I like like I like it a lot. I have a very strong idea to Milan picks. And I'm nervous because I'm were possibly gonna be leaving our other league of their own pickoff aboard. But will see she's by is might be a weird one to throw in at third, but it's happening Lola bunny. Welcome to the bracket. That was going to be my four seed. I I was real nervous. Yeah. I don't know. I just decided that's doing with the the best looney. Tune by far at basketball by like, I didn't want her to go in the top half of the bracket. Because I I want there to be like actual acumen athletes. Maybe that makes me a bad person. I'll say this. I would bet not anything I own. But I would bet a significant soem that Lola bunny and WNBA involvement is going to be key to the spaceship sequel. I hope I I really think..