Catching up with lots of links, old and new…

Ok, so I’ve been really bad about linking to the latest Sky news and stuff. Well, here ya go…I’m gonna get everything out in one shot then I’m gonna try to keep up with it better in the future, ok? ok! So,be aware that some of these links are a few weeks old. I’m linking to them because, even though they’re a bit dated, I still think they’re good and I want to share them with you (…just in case you missed them)

* A R T I C L E * Rising star for Sky came from same high school as MJ (Daily Herald, 7/3/10) — A great feature on Tamera Young. The article talks about how TYoung and MJ both went to the same high school then both ended up playing in the same pro city. Also, Young talks about being a role model and about how her role on the court has changed since she joined the Sky, moving from scorer to defender…

“When I used to look at pictures of (Jordan) in his Laney uniform and of me in mine, it was just pretty cool, cool to know that we played for the same school,” said Young, whose entire team was outfitted with Nike gear and shoes supplied directly by Jordan. “Now I’m in the same pro city as him. That’s pretty cool, too.”

* V I D E O * ET Video Home (ChicagoSky.net) — All-Star edition with Sylvia Fowles…

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Missing my show, like how they pack a bag of potato chips…unacceptable!

* A R T I C L E * Mid-term Sky report: Better, but plenty of room for improvement (Daily Herald, 7/10/10) — Great breakdown of the Sky at the mid-way point. Mostly positive stuff but this made me laugh (to be fair, Sky have gotten MUCH better with rebounding)

This team drives me crazy with its rebounding woes.

* A R T I C L E * Chicago Sky’s Shameka Christon Undergoes Successful Surgery (Sports Page Magazine, 7/9/10) — We never hear about Shameka Christon. Half the time I forget she’s on this team. So, to help remedy that, here’s some info on the least publicized (serious) injury ever…

The Chicago Sky announced today that injured forward Shameka Christon underwent successful surgery to correct complications from an orbital fracture she suffered on June 11.

Assuming that her recovery progresses as expected, Christon will be able to participate in basketball activities four weeks after the procedure. She should return with approximately two weeks left in the regular season.

* A R T I C L E * Chicago Sky Partners with CURE to Raise Funds in Epilepsy Research (Sports Page Magazine, 7/15/10) — Great information about the Sky (specifically, Big Syl) working together with CURE to raise money for epilepsy research. According to the article, Big Syl will he hosting a post-game meet ‘n greet after the Sky/Liberty game on Friday to help raise awareness. The article also briefly mentions Big Syl’s personal connection to the cause…

The Sky and CURE will work to raise awareness and funds for CURE when Sky WNBA All-Star Center and CURE supporter Sylvia Fowles hosts a post-game meet and greet following Sky’s game against the New York Liberty on Friday, July 23 at 7:30pm.The Sky will also donate a portion of the proceeds raised from tickets sold for that game to CURE.

“Through my work with CURE, I have learned, over and over again, how very many people are affected by epilepsy—and, far too often, quite seriously,” said Susan Axelrod, Chairperson of the CURE Board of Directors. “When Sylvia reached out because of her personal experiences with her nephew, Morris, I was touched and so pleased to bring her powerful voice to this cause. I’m sure her passion and involvement will help us raise more awareness and support for epilepsy research. We very much look forward to working together to accelerate the search for better understanding and a cure.”

* A R T I C L E * Chicago Sky to Host Fitness Festival (Sports Page Magazine, 7/16/10)

The Chicago Sky and Sky Cares Foundation announced today that it will be hosting its annual Fitness Festival, presented by United Healthcare on Friday, July 23 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. prior to the Sky’s game against the New York Liberty.

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Here’s a couple new articles on the dominance of Big Syl

* A R T I C L E * The Emergence of Sylvia Fowles (SlamOnline.com) — Great SLAM feature on Big Syl…

“I’d say I’m off to a good start, I guess,” said a humble Fowles. “I always feel I can do better. I’m learning different things and feel like I have a ways to go. I just love to compete. So, to answer your question, I’d rate myself as ‘ok’ but will continue to work hard to get better.”

* A R T I C L E * Lean and mean(er), Fowles having MVP season for Sky (Daily Herald) — Interesting article about Big Syl’s gentle temperment. Lot’s of great quotes from some of her USA teammates…

“She’s just nice by nature, just very nice and gentle, a gentle giant,” Seattle Storm and national team point guard Sue Bird said. “So you have to get on her to get her to play that way. When you do get on her, the best part about Syl is that she responds immediately. She might just need that kick in the butt.”

Fowles welcomes it.

She says it’s not that she’s unmotivated to play tough and aggressively, but her temperament was shaped in a totally different environment.

For instance, as a kid Fowles spent many hours with her grandmother, peacefully sewing and crocheting.

“It’s kind of a personality thing,” Fowles said. “I’m that person who is sweet and loving and laid back.

Whew, that’s it for now. I’ll try to do better keeping up!

Go Sky!

~ Chicago Sky Hoops ~

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~ by audsquad on July 19, 2010.

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