Season Review: The Washington Mystics’s championship season was, indeed, magical

As the post-game celebration of the Washington Mystics’s 2019 WNBA Championship wound down, I stuffed a bunch of red, white, and blue confetti into my laptop bag. The silliness of excitedly grabbing literal trash was not lost on me. But as I write this article, I’m looking at a little plastic bag full of thoseContinue reading “Season Review: The Washington Mystics’s championship season was, indeed, magical”

Why We Love FCS: The Miracle in Cambridge, the worst kicking performance in CFB History, and Monmouth’s dominance

Originally Published on Underdog Dynasty on November 6, 2019 Dartmouth beats Harvard with a miracle  By now, you probably know why I’m talking about Dartmouth-Harvard. With 6 seconds left, #13 Dartmouth’s perfect season seemed to be coming to an end. Harvard led 6-3 with the Big Green on the Crimson’s 43-yard line. Then, this happened.Continue reading “Why We Love FCS: The Miracle in Cambridge, the worst kicking performance in CFB History, and Monmouth’s dominance”

Why We Love FCS: CFB’s Most Dominant Dynasty, Striped Turf, and a wild Big South finish

Published on Underdog Dynasty on October 31, 2019 With 6 minutes left in the biggest game of the FCS’ regular season, North Dakota State seemingly forgot about the last decade of Bison football. Much like its namesake, NDSU has stampeded over the Football Championship Subdivision for eight years largely by running the dang ball. SoContinue reading “Why We Love FCS: CFB’s Most Dominant Dynasty, Striped Turf, and a wild Big South finish”

“Determined for greatness”: The Washington Mystics will their way to the WNBA Championship

With 6 minutes and 28 seconds left in the 3rd quarter of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals, Elena Delle Donne needed to make a big play. She just received the ball from Natasha Cloud and stood on the three-point line. The Mystics desperately needed a basket as the Sun had just opened up aContinue reading ““Determined for greatness”: The Washington Mystics will their way to the WNBA Championship”

WNBA Semifinals Game 3 Reaction: The Sun will be shining in the Finals

Games 1 and 2 of the WNBA semifinals went largely according to plan. Washington and Connecticut won their home games against the lower-seeded teams. Washington dazzled with its offense while Connecticut’s toughness was on full display. Game 3 did not according to any plan known to the WNBA community. The Aces trounced the Mystics, whoContinue reading “WNBA Semifinals Game 3 Reaction: The Sun will be shining in the Finals”

Can the Mystics still win with Elena Delle Donne hurt? Yes, here’s how.

The Washington Mystics announced on Wednesday that Elena Delle Donne has a small disc herniation in her back. She will go through physical therapy and get reevaluated on Saturday. This is brutal for Delle Donne, who played through a bruised knee in last year’s Finals sweep. But at least, she still has a chance toContinue reading “Can the Mystics still win with Elena Delle Donne hurt? Yes, here’s how.”

Emma Meesseman is proving to be the missing piece for the Washington Mystics

Published on Winsidr on September 20, 2019 No one would have thought that the Washington Mystics were missing anything heading into the playoffs. The team had reeled off 12 wins in the last 14 games of the regular season. They dominated over that stretch as DC won by a margin of 17 points on average.Continue reading “Emma Meesseman is proving to be the missing piece for the Washington Mystics”

WNBA Playoffs Second Round Reaction: Dissecting what led to Dearica Hamby’s Miracle Shot

We have just regained the ability to speak after Dearica Hamby’s stunning early buzzer-beater to send the Aces to the Semifinals. I mean check out this amazing view of Hamby’s Heave. The Aces will take on the Mystics in the Semifinals and if they win that series, expect this shot to become even more legendary.Continue reading “WNBA Playoffs Second Round Reaction: Dissecting what led to Dearica Hamby’s Miracle Shot”

As the Mystics’ offense sets records, Washington’s defense continues to improve

Last Sunday in the Nation’s Capital, Shey Peddy hit a three from the top of the key to put the Washington Mystics up 103-65 on the Indiana Fever late in the fourth quarter. Even though the game was no longer in doubt, the crowd erupted. News had apparently spread that Peddy’s triple, DC’s 18th ofContinue reading “As the Mystics’ offense sets records, Washington’s defense continues to improve”

Let’s take a step back: Indiana’s midrange fever

“Midrange” has become a dirty word in basketball over the last few years. With the rise of extremely complicated data due to very fancy technology, the basketball community discovered that a three-point shot is worth one more point than a two-point shot. Kidding aside, the analytics movement revealed that shots from midrange yield far fewerContinue reading “Let’s take a step back: Indiana’s midrange fever”