Game 1 deja vu heart attack

Great photo gallery of Seattle-Atlanta game 1 here, starting with Sue Bird’s (deja vu) winning shot. Look at all those fans. And they stand up, too. Panoramic view. (Is my envy too obvious?)

Here’s the view of that game-winning shot from the other side, along with the Seattle Times’ story. My favorite quote:

“It’s situations I was put in at a very early age,” said Bird, whose only celebration was thrusting her fists in the air after McCougtry missed. “You get more confident the more you do things. At this point in my career, it’s something I really enjoy.”

There’s no substitute for experience, is there?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s take.

Seattle Times game thread.

Videos of post-game interviews.

The Storm on top of the Space Needle after Friday’s flag-raising ceremony.

I can’t express how impressed I am with the Dream, and Angel McCoughtry.

Hopefully this finals series will be as exciting, if not more, than last year’s. And hopefully scullyfu will give us a game report.


  1. Woeful first quarter officiating that sent Angel to the bench for the second quarter. Same for Swin Cash. This is the best crew the WNBA can pony up?


    Iziane should have taken the final shot. Bird should have gone to the SeaHawks game…

  2. "Sue really has a calm disposition and it helps in tight situations," Agler said after his team's 79-77 win. "She's one who has the ability to be in the fray and keep an open mind and take what's given to her.

    "I think most people in those situations, they get one thing in their mind and they're going to do that no matter what happens, instead of just coming through, coming off the play and then making a read."

    And, did you notice, Sue had the WNBA logo front and center on the ball as she went up for the shot!