At a time when Fox Sports North is normally gearing up for one of its busiest stretches, COVID-19 has brought the sports calendar to a halt. So how does Minnesota’s regional sports network choose what to put on TV?
“A lot of people are worried about me,” Coach Cheryl Reeve said. “They’re worried I’m going to break out in hives and not make it through the season.”
Too often last year, the Lynx were a two-woman team, with center Sylvia Fowles and forward Maya Moore the only consistent scorers. And now Moore apparently isn’t certain she wants to play this season.
The league has changed, with a greater emphasis on 3-point shooting, and the Lynx need to adapt to stay relevant.
Among Lynx fans, a nagging fear persists that their beloved team may be nearing the end of its championship run.
Sunday’s season opener against the Sparks at the Target Center could tell a lot about how Coach Cheryl Reeve’s heavily guard-oriented roster matches up.
For the team to win their fourth WNBA title in seven years, Fowles — now the focal point of the offense — probably needs to excel like she did in the 2015 Finals. And that starts Tuesday night.
Whalen is closer to the end of her career than the beginning, and how the Lynx responds to her recent injury may determine whether the team pursues another point guard this off-season.
Old isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, this week, WNBA general managers tabbed the Lynx to win it all in their annual preseason poll.
But poor officiating did mar what might have been the best game in the 20-year history of the WNBA.
Sports pages, generally an escapists’ sanctuary from realities uglier than the Twins won-loss record, should be encouraged to add its voice(s) when something is this big and this hot and is raging at their front door.
Eight of the league’s 12 teams will see more of their games on local TV this season than the Lynx, according to figures compiled by the WNBA.
The October chill didn’t stop thousands from assembling on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis Friday morning to honor the 2015 WNBA World Champion Minnesota Lynx.
Under the revised timeline, the Target Center will remain open through the first two phases of construction.
Brunson can be easily overlooked on a team with five U.S. Olympians, but if the Lynx can win their third title in five years, she will be in the midst of it.
Sylvia Fowles vs. Brittney Griner is the marquee matchup in WNBA Western Conference Finals.
This is a different year in the WNBA, and these Lynx are a different team. There is a real chance they may not get out of the first round.
The Lynx have been so good for so long that anything short of nightly domination brings angst to a fan base that has come to expect excellence.
No, it’s not fair to compare the WNBA to major-league baseball. But this much we know is true: the Twins are light years behind the Lynx in establishing a championship culture.
Bad luck may be the only explanation for the recent spate of injuries plaguing the Lynx. Yet the team has managed to stay competitve.