Mercury Falling

Playing the blame game at U.S. Air

How in hell did our WNBA-champion Phoenix Mercury go 0-fer-May? And how ’bout that sparkling 3-6 record they carried into mid-June? Well, there’ve been three significant changes since last year’s campaign, and that’s a ton for any pro-basketball team, no matter the gender. But since someone specific must be blamed – we’re American sports fans; that’s what we do – go ahead and pick your poison: 1) the loss of Penny Taylor; 2) the transition to new head coach Corey Gaines, who replaced fast-break high priest Paul Westhead; 3) Diana Taurasi’s selection to the U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Team.

On the other hand, we could just say thank God we don’t live in Atlanta and enjoy the game against the New York Liberty.

Sat., July 5, 7 p.m., 2008
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