Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Back to School. Well, loyal blog readers, it's been a fun roller-coaster ride with the Mystics this season, hasn't it? But now it's that time of year when the WNBA playoffs are drawing to a close and the Mystics players are taking their well-deserved rests . . . and making plans to join up with overseas teams or take on other off-season commitments.

So while the BasketCases won't stop writing about Mystics doings (. . . be sure to look for our mobile blogging about DeLisha and Alana and the rest of Team USA when they face Australia in an exhibition next month in Durham prior to the World Championships) as well as other matters of interest to Mystics fans during the long, long (did we mention long?) offseason, the BasketCases are now going back to school to catch up with their favorite student-athletes . . . the Natty-winning, Overtime-Goddesses: the Maryland Terrapins and their exciting young coach Brenda (favorite of prison inmates everywhere!) Frese.

The BasketCases are hoping to make a few Maryland converts from our blog reading Mystics fans. The Terps are fun to watch. The tickets are cheap. The players are a great group of young women. The tickets are cheap. They have an incredibly charismatic coach. The tickets are cheap. The Comcast Center is a beautiful state-of-the-art facility. The tickets are cheap. The Terps do plenty of fan giveaways . . . if you arrive on the early side, by season's end you'll probably own an entire Terrapins Tee-shirt wardrobe courtesy of the University of Maryland! The tickets are cheap. Not to mention, the parking is free! And, the tickets are cheap.**

So the BasketCases hope to see you at some Maryland games (the schedule has just been released) . . . or at the very least, we hope you'll become virtual fans of the team by continuing to check in with the DC BasketCases blog.

And, loyal readers, if a few days go by without a new blog-post from the BasketCases, please don't be concerned that we've been carted off to the looney bin . . .While that is indeed possible, the more likely explanation is simply that we won't be blogging every day during the (very long) college season. But please keep us bookmarked in your favorites, and check in with us every day or couple of days, just so you don't miss any news of the Terps or any news of offseason happenings about the Mystics!

So, Stay Tuned! And thanks to all the Mystics fans out there in the cyber-blog-world for your readership and your comments throughout the Mystics' 9th WNBA season!

**By the way, the tickets really are cheap . . . but the BasketCases suggest that you not be cheap, and that you spring for the Reserved Seats when you come up to College Park for a game. The reserved seats are only a couple of bucks more in price, but the seat locations are way way better!


At 3:18 PM, Blogger LSUTigerFan said...

I bought my season ticket the week after returning from the Final Four! I'll be there!...BUt as I said before, if they meet LSU in the NCAA tourney, I'll be wearing Purple and Gold!Sorry.

At 3:39 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...


The BasketCases will forgive you for going back to your roots, if LSU and the Terps should meet.

We once spent a fabulously fun-filled day as foster fans of the Purple and Gold when they were playing Duke *hiss* in the 2000 Sweet Sixteen. Gunter's Guys and a bunch of other LSU fans fixed us up with beads, purple pom poms and made us feel completely at home. And, let's face it...LSU has the BEST college band in the world!

So you're forgiven.


At 5:40 PM, Blogger xwomynjoc said...

Hey basketcases, are you a member of the Rebounders? I got word that we are doing 3 bus trips to away games. The "busman" is trying for Temple, UVA, and an overnight to Duke.

At 5:42 PM, Blogger xwomynjoc said...

By the way, Thanks for all your hard work during the Mystics' season. I'm sorry it ended the way it did and now I'm waiting for our Terps to start playing again.

At 6:42 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Dear X:

First, thanks very much for your kind words; we really appreciate it!

And yes, the BasketCases are indeed members of the Rebounders. (Just ask Obie: we are the Keepers of the Holy Corkscrew!) The bus trips sound great (except maybe Duke; are you sure we'll get out alive after we beat them?).

Go Terps!


At 9:01 PM, Blogger LSUTigerFan said...

Corkscrew?? Count me in! LOL!

At 9:04 PM, Blogger LSUTigerFan said...

I am so glad LSU fans treated you to a good time. Tiger afns are some of the nicest, wildest fans in the world and I agree with you about the band! Brings tears to my eyes (sniff sniff)
Maybe we'll meet at the Terps games someday!
Geaux Tigers but Fear the Turtle!

At 12:52 AM, Blogger xwomynjoc said...

I'm terrible w/ names, so please forgive me. I probably know both of you and don't know it.I'm a very long time Terp fan and Rebounder. I've also seen your many many messages on the boards signed ripleydc and always wondered who people were. See you at the Comcast Center come Nov.

At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your great posts this season. You have expressed many of the things I was thinking during the season - or questioning during the season.

I got my Terps season tickets and can hardly wait until November at the Comcast Center! Yes, it's a lot of great basketball for a very affordable price!

At 11:26 AM, Anonymous mikejofm said...

Sun 02/25/07 at Boston College* Chestnut Hill, Mass. RSN 3:00 PM

I hope to be there. However, as a New Englander I will be rooting for BC!!!

At 10:03 AM, Blogger waterloosunset said...

This will be our third season as Terps STH, and I'll just add to the chorus: if you're wondering about whether to buy tickets, just GO. These games are ridiculously fun basketball, I love 'em.


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