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Minnesota Lynx at Indiana Fever, July 15, 2011

So we got to see the Indiana Fever take on the Minnesota Lynx last night at Conesco Fieldhouse. The Fever had won six in a row, and tonight they were looking to hit #7. I decided to tweet as much as I could during the game, so here are my tweets, along with any additional commentary.

  • Getting ready for the @IndianaFever game against the Minnesota #Lynx. #Fever can make it 7 in a row tonight.

  • I think I could use @jessdav50's knee socks as a sleeping bag. #indianafever #donotangerthecenter (Jessica Davenport is a very tall woman — the Fever program has her listed at 6'5" — and she wears some honking big knee socks. Some players wear calf-high or even ankle high socks. But JD and a few of the other players roll on the knee-highs.)

  • I think earlier I accidentally called the Minnesota #Lynx the Lunx. Didn't mean to insult the #Fever opponents. #PleaseLoseAnyway (Turns out I didn't actually call them the Lunx. But after the way they manhandled — womanhandled? — the Fever, I wouldn't feel that bad if I had.)

  • The #fever struggled in the beginning, but have come back to 33 - 30 in the 2nd qtr.

  • Would love to see the #Fever Inferno perform at an Indiana Ice game. (I'm sure every WNBA team has a dance squad, and my kids actually like watching them perform.)

  • If the refs keep blowing calls, #fever's @Coach_Dunn is going to yell at them. #DontPissOffMemaw (One of the funnest parts of a Fever game is watching Coach Lin Dunn get wicked pissed at the refs, and she'll go out on the floor and holler at them.)

  • @indianafever 41 - Minnesota #Lynx 41. Lynx is hammering on the Fever, but refs are missing the calls. (There were more than a few missed calls today, and the Lynx were playing awfully hard. A lot of women getting knocked to the floor. The Fever stepped up their game though, and fought back.)

  • The @indianafever are strict on #grammar usage by fans. Fan code of conduct says you can be removed for "improper language." #writing

  • Would love to see 5'2" Shannon Bobbit in a jump ball situation. #fever

  • Freddy Fever is in the crowd firing us up for the start of the 4th quarter. #fever 54 - #lynx 59

  • (In all the weeks we've been going to the Fever games, this is the closest we have been to Freddy. Dude, how about a little love for Section 17?)

  • Dear Minnesota #Lynx, 1985 called. It wants its uniforms back. (After the physical drubbing the Lynx is giving the Fever, I felt less bad about possibly calling them Lunx.)

  • Erin Phillips has committed 4 fouls in 15 seconds. If you need a break, tell @coach_dunn you're tired. #fever (Erin was a fouling machine, taking several for the team. She didn't reach #5 though.)

  • #Fever's Shavonte Zellous with a beautiful open field tackle on Lindsay Whalen. (I think Shavonte was getting a little tired of the rough play.)

  • The Lynx ended up stopping the Fever's streak, 80 - 70. The Fever fought hard, but had a few things not go their way -- they missed some important shots, the refs missed some important calls, and the Lynx's rough play was a little surprising to the Fever players.

    (Special thanks to the Indiana Fever for the tickets to the game.)

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