Okay, I admit it. I’ve been horrible on my coverage the WNBA here. The overlap with Women’s Professional Soccer makes it difficult – although that’s not the best of excuses, because my coverage of the WPS has pretty much sucked, too! But enough with the mea culpas.
I’m here to tell you that the Chicago Sky have changed all that in one fell swoop, by hiring Pokey Chatman as general manager and coach for the coming year! We knew she’d be back, we just didn’t know where or when.
Here’s Mechelle Voepel’s take on the the hire and its possibilities for Chicago. It’ll be nice to see Sylvia Fowles reunited with her former coach, and my money’s on a resurgence for this basketball team. Best of luck to Pokey, whose namesake sheep here is thriving! She’ll have to spend some time putting the past behind her (the human Pokey, I mean) … but once the season gets underway, that’ll be as forgotten as Mark McGwire’s steroid use. (See, you’ve so thoroughly forgotten about THAT that you don’t even get the reference!)
In other sporting news, I read that the two former Bush presidents will be throwing out baseballs at game four in Texas. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the kiss of death to me.
There’s something cosmically and culturally perfect about a team from San Francisco (with all that that city represents) absolutely thumping a team from Texas (with all that that state represents). Wouldn’t it be lovely if the Bushes were to throw out the opening pitches for the last game of a four-game sweep?
Somehow I think that would bode well for the upcoming elections, too. (Forget polls and pundits – JordanCornblog will go by superstition and gut feelings, as she pretty much always does.)
Finally, HollyCornblog and CharlieHopbrew are up at the Lake this weekend, testing out the insulation that they had blown into the walls last weekend. By all reports, it’s working well! HollyCornblog wrote and said that it’s rainy and windy and down to 33° outside (this was last night) – and inside it was topping 70°.
Can’t wait to test it out in a few weeks! In the meantime, enjoy your Saturday everyone – and go Giants!
And OMG … I just glanced up and the most amazing sunrise is happening right now … life is just spectacular sometimes. Random gifts … hope you receive lots of ’em today!