Sunday, July 05, 2009

Indiana Fever - Atlanta Dream Live Blogging - 2nd quarter

A brief respite, a chance to watch two guys wearing crash helmets try to win a Bud Light gift package by spinning around with their heads on a bat, and then try to make a layup. Serves as sort of a morality lesson for the little kids. Drink too much Bud Light, and you'll need a crash helmet when you play basketball.

Fever having a slight problem trying to finish a drive. The Dream not having as much trouble. Sort of like the 1992 Colts vs. the 2007 Colts.

Tamecka Dixon sinks a 3 pointer and I see someone I saw at a game last year do her little tradition. Whenever a Fever player sinks a 3 pointer, the woman runs her seat at the bottom of section 15 up to the top rows, high-fives someone up there, runs to back to her seat, high-fives her seatmate, and sits down. When I saw her last year, I actually bumped into her at the end of the game and asked her why she did it.

"Several of us used to have season tickets together last year, and we would high five each other when they scored. Then they gave up their tickets and got new ones a year later, but they were up in the top row. So now, whenever they score a 3, I run up there for the high five."

As the Fever are trying to win 8 in a row today, she's been running quite a bit lately.

Tamecka Dixon must have liked the applause after her tré, because she it up with another 2. Haven't heard anything from her since though, but she's working hard.

Tenacious B is back in around the 4:00 mark, and gets to play with her old friend, Coco Miller.

One thing I noticed is that the Fever supply some uniform managers to the Dream. I'm not sure why, but if I had to guess, I think the WNBA is running on a slightly smaller budget than the MenBA who have personal gentlemen's gentlemen for each player and a veritable harem of trainers and equipment managers. But the Fever managers will distribute towels, fold warmup jackets for players who go in from the bench, and get Gatorade for the Dream players. And they do a good job, even if it's for the other team.

Tully Bevilaqua allegedly tripped a player, who took a headfirst dive that would make a World Cup soccer player proud.

The ref on our end of the court was making some. . . questionable calls. A lot of really pissed-off Fever Fans.

Half-time entertainment is the world's only one-armed juggler The guy is hurling balls about 12 feet in the air, but is very impressive. I can't juggle a fraction of what this guy can do, and I've got 2 arms.

Score at half-time: Fever 39, Dream 38.

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