*I like to throw words around pretty loosely, if you can't tell.
Something else I wanted to point out on the Danville hockey post that I didn't get to (and forgot yesterday) was the geography of the league. You can see the league map there on the left. One of these things is not like the others. Of course, it also thinks Danville is more of a suburb of Chicago, too. There might be some sorely disappointed hockey players come October. Kind of reminds me of a map that ran on a certain major sports network. All right, it was ESPN. I'm sure the Bears and their fans would have been happier with that alignment was Solider Field had a UFO parked on top of it.
In sports that were actually played last night, I watched the WNBA. I don't make a habit of it, but I enjoy basketball in just about every form. I actually paid a fair amount of attention to the Fever a few years ago. 1070 The Fan, the ESPN radio out of Indy, kept reporting that either the Fever won, or they were done. So it was interesting to see how the season played out with the threat of folding resting on their shoulders and their play. The team responded and came very, very close to winning the whole thing. That was enough to save the team. I haven't paid any attention until maybe a month ago when it just popped into my head to see how the Fever was doing. Turns out, they were doing very well. They are the top seed in the Eastern Conference and are taking on the New York Liberty in the first round.
The Fever won last night on a last second jumper from the point guard, who is not either Katie Douglas or Tamika Catchings, the big stars. It really should not have come down to that. The Fever had the Liberty throttled for the first half, and then just came out flat in the second half. They missed around five virtually uncontested lay ups. There were lazy passes (including one off the back of a Fever player's head), dribbling into (and more damningly, picking up the dribble so there was no dribbling out of) corners, and just all around not great decisions, mostly from the point. Lin Dunn was tired of it, and I kind of was, too. Very frustrating to watch. But, all's well that ends well, and last night ended well. They'll do it again Saturday at 4 in New York. I will probably be recording that game and watching it later, but I will watch it.