Featured above is my favorite sports team, The Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association. Tonight was free poster night at the game and it is tres glorious :)
The games always begin very sweetly, with handshakes and even hugs sometimes.
And then it is down to business. No more friendships, just the battle.
They fly up and down the court, often heedless of their own safety, launching themselves skyward in hope of scoring a basket.
Reserves are sent in to bring rest.
There is plenty of pushing...
knocking into one another...
and the players often find themselves on the floor.
But then they gather together to plan and encourage.
With this as the ultimate prize.
They have a funny, rascally mascot named Freddy Fever. I call him a "whozitz" as he is of unknown origin.
You guys remember my ladyfriend from a few posts ago, right? My 22-year-old, professional-basketball-playing soul-mate? Give the nice people a wave dear.
Of course, not my ladyfriend, but Layshia Clarendon, a very sweet woman with some great basketball skills. Sharing the below again because I can and because it almost has relevance here :)
And, to close this out with a metaphorical slam dunk (which there are few of in women's basketball), here is a small bit of video from tonight's game to give you a better idea of it.
I really appreciate you checking out my sports-y post. People think geeks don't like sports but I find the opposite to be the norm instead. Both geeks and sports fans like dressing up in the costumes of their heroes after all :) I hope you all have a wonderful week. I am exhausted and headed to sleep looking forward to happy dreams of my very dear readers :)
I Give You Fever
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