Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Saturday, July 03, 2010

My Liberty fandom demands that I wish losses on the Sparks at every turn.

But, dear L.A. friend Maria is, hands down, the best women's basketball fan in the world. And I think mighty highly of Kathy Goodman. So I'm pleased Maria went home happy and Kathy had some good news to blog about.
I am not sure how to describe my mood coming into Thursday night’s game against the San Antonio Silver Stars. Resigned may be the best word. I knew what our team was capable of. I knew we were far from out of the running in the Western Conference if we could get a couple of wins, especially since Minnesota had lost its game earlier in the evening. I knew our next three games — this one, Saturday afternoon and Tuesday night — were going to be crucial since they were against Western Conference teams. I also knew that we had a very long losing streak behind us. San Antonio was in second place in the West, and we had played a terrible game of basketball against them in San Antonio earlier in the season, but I knew our players were just sick of losing. So I decided to try my best to live in the moment — not celebrate an early lead or despair at early setbacks — just let the game unfold.