Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Monday, August 31, 2009

As the season gallops to its close, some playoff teams are clear. Others, not so much.

Mechelle looks at the West on ESPN.com

Here we are with two weeks of the WNBA regular season left. And while the Eastern Conference playoff race -- other than Indiana -- is still a complete grab bag of possibilities, the drama in the West is more whittled down.

Phoenix and Seattle have their spots locked up, and resurgent Los Angeles has all but wrapped up at least third place, short of a complete collapse. Considering the only game of their past eight that the Sparks have lost was to Phoenix without Candace Parker playing, we are declaring L.A. collapse-proof.

Technically, last-place Sacramento at 10-20 is still in the playoff mix, and the Monarchs did stun the Fever in Indianapolis on Saturday night. Plus, the Monarchs have all four of their remaining games at home.

....and the mess in the East at her blog.
I consider the “Saturday Night Live” bit called “Annuale” the best fake commercial the show has ever done – of course, comic goddesses Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig had to be involved. (I never thought anyone could be as funny in as many different characters as Gilda Radner was, but Kristen Wiig is even better.)

I’m referencing the clip both because it’s insanely hilarious and because I feel like stealing a line from it to describe the whirlwind that the Eastern Conference playoff race is going to be in these last two weeks of the regular season.

Go to store, buy a hat, and get ready to hold the (blank) on to it.