StormWatch: Six Games In, Five and a Half Lessons Learned

Into the third week of the 2019 WNBA season, the Storm have played six games (less than 20% of their season).  Here are five immediate takeaways, and a bonus half of one. Lesson the First: The record does not speak for itself.  Masquerading as a respectable but unspectacular 3-3, the Storm’s record disguises the impressiveness … Continue reading StormWatch: Six Games In, Five and a Half Lessons Learned

Tasteful Revelry: Counting down Seattle’s best celebrations of 2018

Performative celebration is a spectacle to behold in professional sports. Exciting plays deserve exciting reactions and, in a corporation dubbed the No Fun League, the quality of these reactions have been systemically quelled for years. But everything changed when the fire nation attacked an amendment allowing group celebrations was ratified before the 2017 season. The Philadelphia … Continue reading Tasteful Revelry: Counting down Seattle’s best celebrations of 2018

Weird Free Agency: Interior Offensive Line

Since the beginning of days, Russell Wilson has faced enormous pressure: the pressure to succeed despite being literally three feet shorter than the average starting QB, the pressure of Richard Sherman’s endless taunting, and (I, at least, have to imagine) the pressure to maintain stoicism and avoid any appearance of selfhood amidst all the rest … Continue reading Weird Free Agency: Interior Offensive Line