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PostPosted: 02/08/18 8:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Breakdown of back-to-backs and home games by day of the week



Yes, the Sparks and Lib have most of their home games not on weekends.



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PostPosted: 02/08/18 8:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
ESPN2 games

7 Los Angeles
7 Minnesota
3 Washington
2 Connecticut
2 New York
2 Phoenix
1 Dallas
1 Las Vegas
1 Seattle
0 Atlanta
0 Chicago
0 Indiana

All four Sparks-Lynx games are on ESPN2

Shame about the Sky, they were my favorite team to watch last year.


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PostPosted: 02/08/18 8:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aladyyn wrote:
pilight wrote:
ESPN2 games

7 Los Angeles
7 Minnesota
3 Washington
2 Connecticut
2 New York
2 Phoenix
1 Dallas
1 Las Vegas
1 Seattle
0 Atlanta
0 Chicago
0 Indiana

All four Sparks-Lynx games are on ESPN2

Shame about the Sky, they were my favorite team to watch last year.


I'm sure they'll be on NBATV and/or Twitter



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PostPosted: 02/08/18 10:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Every team's "extra" game is in conference (Atl/Ind, Chi/Was, Con/NY, Dall/Phx, LA/Min, LV/Sea). So they still haven't completely abandoned the conference concept.



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PostPosted: 02/08/18 10:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
pilight wrote:
ESPN2 games

7 Los Angeles
7 Minnesota
3 Washington
2 Connecticut
2 New York
2 Phoenix
1 Dallas
1 Las Vegas
1 Seattle
0 Atlanta
0 Chicago
0 Indiana

All four Sparks-Lynx games are on ESPN2

Shame about the Sky, they were my favorite team to watch last year.


I'm sure they'll be on NBATV and/or Twitter


I do remember a number of the Sky’s midweek day games last year were on Twitter. Maybe they’ll do it again this year. Those would be easy to watch in the Czech Republic considering the time difference.


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PostPosted: 02/08/18 10:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The league added more games to thr ESPN2 schedule later on. Hoping that's the same and we still get 20 games via Twitter.



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PostPosted: 02/08/18 10:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

SkyNeck wrote:
pilight wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
pilight wrote:
ESPN2 games

7 Los Angeles
7 Minnesota
3 Washington
2 Connecticut
2 New York
2 Phoenix
1 Dallas
1 Las Vegas
1 Seattle
0 Atlanta
0 Chicago
0 Indiana

All four Sparks-Lynx games are on ESPN2

Shame about the Sky, they were my favorite team to watch last year.


I'm sure they'll be on NBATV and/or Twitter


I do remember a number of the Sky’s midweek day games last year were on Twitter. Maybe they’ll do it again this year. Those would be easy to watch in the Czech Republic considering the time difference.

I won't have any problems watching the games no matter where they air, I just want the wide US audience to have as much fun as me Very Happy


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PostPosted: 02/09/18 3:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I watch the majority of the games using League Pass so I like not having too many games on ESPN. No blackouts.
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PostPosted: 02/09/18 8:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't EPSN games and League Pass blackouts either. Also - EPSN is creating a new app for streaming and the idea seems to be a pay per view type of thing. I like the Twitter broadcasts and always used them when available. I hope there are more.



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PostPosted: 02/09/18 9:31 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There are 21 back-to-backs. We could reduce it down to three just by rearranging the visiting teams a bit. However, there are three spots where they've scheduled seven games in two days, making it impossible to avoid b2bs: May 19-20, June 26-27, and August 18-19.



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PostPosted: 02/09/18 10:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Someone should have took her phone but if the league didnt have the Sparks get their rings with Minny playing them on opening night why not give the same respect to LA?

Lynx fans wouldn't like it either lets be honest if it happened last season.Which why they should be last people to say anything about her tweets. Esp considering how some are still crying about 2016 game 5 & refs. I better not hear LA/CP being the wnba fav ever again cause they wouldn't do this if they felt that way.




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PostPosted: 02/09/18 11:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
There are 21 back-to-backs. We could reduce it down to three just by rearranging the visiting teams a bit. However, there are three spots where they've scheduled seven games in two days, making it impossible to avoid b2bs: May 19-20, June 26-27, and August 18-19.


If it is not too much work - can you tell which teams are home teams playing an opponent on the second night of a back to back?



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PostPosted: 02/09/18 11:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
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Princess isn't happy about opening the season against the Lynx.

https://twitter.com/Candace_Parker/status/961708943557799936

https://twitter.com/Candace_Parker/status/961707662839767040


They should make it up to her by officially presenting the uniforms to the national team members before the Sparks' 2nd home game.
Oh wait ...


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PostPosted: 02/10/18 1:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Storm are on TV twice. 1 home, 1 away. pilight's spreadsheet has 1.


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PostPosted: 02/11/18 11:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Here are at least some scheduled televised games. Thee Storm and Sky also sound like they start the season on May 20 at home based on social media hints.

Sun, 05/20/2018 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Los Angeles Sparks at Minnesota Lynx
Thu, 05/24/2018 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Los Angeles Sparks at Connecticut Sun
Fri, 06/01/2018 8:00 PM-10:00 PM Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx
Thu, 06/07/2018 10:00 PM-12:00 AM Seattle Storm at Los Angeles Sparks
Wed, 06/13/2018 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Washington Mystics at Connecticut Sun
Fri, 06/22/2018 10:00 PM-12:00 AM New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces
Thu, 06/28/2018 10:00 PM-12:00 AM Los Angeles Sparks at Seattle Storm


The Sparks against Los Lynx . . . so soon? Isn't there supposed to be some kind of dramatic buildup, overblown hyping, wild & crazy advertisements, helicopters dragging streaming signs against the backdrop of rockets red glare, etc. all designed to maximize the hell out of ticket sales before the actual game? Where is that Land of LaLa Hollywood touch when you need it?



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PostPosted: 02/11/18 11:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

adamj95 wrote:
Princess isn't happy about opening the season against the Lynx.

https://twitter.com/Candace_Parker/status/961708943557799936

https://twitter.com/Candace_Parker/status/961707662839767040


Oh, come on, Candace!!! You just have to be in mid-season form in May. Plus, you get a golden opportunity the wipe that championship grin off Los Lynx' collective faces and send a message right away! Talk about declaring, "We got next!!!"



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adamj95 wrote:
Princess isn't happy about opening the season against the Lynx.

https://twitter.com/Candace_Parker/status/961708943557799936

https://twitter.com/Candace_Parker/status/961707662839767040


Not only do other leagues do this all the time, but the WNBA has done it on four previous occasions.

In 1998 the Liberty watched the first ever ring ceremony in Houston after losing in the 1997 final.

In 2000 the Lib again got to see the Comets get their rings after losing in the 1999 finals.

In 2004 the Sparks watched the Shock get their rings after losing in the 2003 finals. This is one of the few ring ceremony games won by the visitors.

In 2007 the Monarchs got to see the Shock get their rings after losing in the 2006 finals.



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PostPosted: 02/13/18 8:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

BTW - Indiana is the Dream's 4 game opponent. I guess they wanted to schedule two lottery teams against each other 4 times.

So which team is your favorite team's 4 game opponent?



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PostPosted: 02/13/18 8:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
BTW - Indiana is the Dream's 4 game opponent. I guess they wanted to schedule two lottery teams against each other 4 times.

So which team is your favorite team's 4 game opponent?

pilight listed them for you earlier in this thread:
pilight wrote:
Every team's "extra" game is in conference (Atl/Ind, Chi/Was, Con/NY, Dall/Phx, LA/Min, LV/Sea). So they still haven't completely abandoned the conference concept.

My grasp of US geography isn't fantastic, but it basically seems like the closest possible team, plus ESPN wanting an extra LA-Minnesota game.



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Thanks. I either missed or forgot that. I can't think of a team I would rather have as my four game opponent than Indiana this year.



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ATL/WAS & CHI/IND would be closer geographic matchups. Should we talk to Borders? Very Happy



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I'm happy the way it is. But chances are, Indy will probably beat us at least twice just for me saying that.



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PostPosted: 02/23/18 2:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

New York and Connecticut just played each other four times last season. I'm surprised they're doing it again. I would have expected a rotation through all teams or at least the teams in your division.



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NYL & CON are close geographically and seeding wise. Seems ideal. Might become a yearly thing if they stay there.



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NYL & CON are close geographically and seeding wise. Seems ideal. Might become a yearly thing if they stay there.



Cutting $$$$$$ also ,



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NYL & CON are close geographically and seeding wise. Seems ideal. Might become a yearly thing if they stay there.



Cutting $$$$$$ also


That’s the idea. It’s a two hour drive. Plus you get more fans from the opposing team to fill your venue and maybe use your local hotels.

If San Antonio was still a WNBA club, wouldn’t it make sense if they were the ones Dallas played 4 times every year?



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Shades wrote:
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NYL & CON are close geographically and seeding wise. Seems ideal. Might become a yearly thing if they stay there.



Cutting $$$$$$ also


That’s the idea. It’s a two hour drive. Plus you get more fans from the opposing team to fill your venue and maybe use your local hotels.

If San Antonio was still a WNBA club, wouldn’t it make sense if they were the ones Dallas played 4 times every year?


Exactly i felt like we played SAN 5 or 6 times a season sometimes lol now that will be PHX and im not a bit upset about it . Great competition



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PostPosted: 02/23/18 3:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Well, if they really want to save money, the WNBA should go back to the old division format.

I guess it depends on your goal. The NFL intentionally gives good teams the harder schedule, so that's essentially an attempt to match seeds. MLB unabashedly looks for games that generate the most interest. Geographic matches usually come with natural rivalries, so that's the most common basis for their annual interleague pairings. However, the Mets complained about having to play the Yankees all the time because the Bronx Bombers are almost always good. That's a disadvantage for the Mets because all games count in the pennant race, but their NL rivals usually end up with an easier interleague schedule. As a compromise, MLB kept the annual Mets-Yankees series but reduced the number of games from 6 to 4. So, fairness did become a mitigating factor.

In the WNBA, we're talking about one game so it doesn't seem like much. But in a short season where teams are often tightly packed and seeding goes down to the last day, one game could realistically make a difference. I would just like to see a policy stated and implemented so that it doesn't look like arbitrary decision making, which is what the WNBA too often looks like they're doing.



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PostPosted: 02/23/18 7:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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In the WNBA, we're talking about one game so it doesn't seem like much. But in a short season where teams are often tightly packed and seeding goes down to the last day, one game could realistically make a difference. I would just like to see a policy stated and implemented so that it doesn't look like arbitrary decision making, which is what the WNBA too often looks like they're doing.

In fairness, they actually did - http://www.wnba.com/news/regular-season-playoff-format-changes-2016-season/
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Each team’s opponent breakdown was selected at random and will be rotated annually to ensure a fair balance of the schedule.


And also in fairness, you're not actually playing Connecticut four times this season - it's actually NY/Chicago and Washington/Connecticut (plus Ind/Atl, LA/Min, LV/Phx, Dal/Sea) for the extra games. Based on the schedules I see, anyway. Don't know why that's different from what pilight found before.



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I gotta tell ya, I still miss the Charlotte Sting's printable schedules. Whole thing on one page. I wish the Storm would figure that out.


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