Friday, June 11, 2010


After being idle for nearly a week, the Mystics return to the court this evening in Chicago, where they take on the Sky at 8:30 PM ET. Both teams are coming off losses --- the Mystics on Saturday to Atlanta, and the Sky on Tuesday to New York.

Speaking of the New York game, whatever happens in the Windy City tonight, the Mystics have to hustle home to play the Liberty at the Phone Booth on Saturday at 7 PM. Typical WNBA scheduling -- six days off, then fly home for the second half of a back-to-back tipping off about 20 hours after the first game ended. (New York will also be playing the second half of their own back-to-back, as they face the Dream this evening in the Big Apple.)

Tonight's Mystics v. Chicago game will be streamed on WNBA Live Access. (Here's hoping the video doesn't freeze!) On Saturday, those of you in the Greater DC area who can't make it to the New York game are in luck -- Comcast SportsNet will be broadcasting that one!

Go Mystics! Beat the Sky . . . and the Liberty!

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In other Mystics news . . . Ted Leonsis announced yesterday that Sheila Johnson, in addition to continuing in her role as President of the Mystics, will serve as a Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the newly-created organization that now officially owns the Verizon Center as well as the Mystics, Wizards, and Caps. Congratulations, Dr. J!

The new joint ownership means that the Mystics' owners will control the programming schedule for the arena (which we hope means no more dino-displacements during playoff games). And in other good news, Ted said in an email to Mystics fans that he hopes "to be able to offer terrific new cross-marketing opportunities to our fans." (As old timers, we remember really cheap Wizards tix and freebie Caps tix being offered to Mystics fans when Abe Pollin owned all three teams. Free Caps tix are certainly a thing of past, but other cross-promotions are OK by us!)

And it's no secret that Ted, who acknowledges being "partial to red," is considering a red, white and blue color makeover for the Wizards . . . and that could possibly mean one for the Mystics as well. It might be time for some new Mystics T-shirts! Rock the Red, White and (Mystics) Blue!


At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Stewart said...

Having grown up with the Bullets of the '70s, while I know we can't go back to that name, I'd definitely welcome back the stars and stripes of those glory days. The Bullets were the first team I ever saw win a national championship and I'll always be partial to that uniform scheme -- even if it isn't red. I think Mr. Leonsis is going to do some GREAT things for the entire organization that definitely will benefit the Mystics.


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