On Tree Rollins and Eyeballs
Tree Rollins for WNBA Coach of the Year. There, I said it. And how about we remove that interim tag one of these days, huh? To recap, after his first four games as Mystics coach, the team's record was 0-8 and the fan base, as judged by my blog comments on Mystics items, was losing interest. Since then, the team's record is 15-9 (second-best in the East), the playoffs are looking good, and, judging from my blog comments, the fan base really isn't reading my blog. Anyhow, the Sacramento Bee has already floated Rollins's name as a COTY candidate, so we might as well do the same.
One more thing about the Mystics: Alana Beard scored each of her team's 18 points in the fourth quarter last night, the second-best quarterly performance by a player in WNBA history, although it wasn't enough to get her name in the headline. Mel Greenberg called her "a human scoreboard," presumably complete with little light bulbs and Chipotle promotional videos. Sadly, that news was also overshadowed this morning by a crazier WNBA incident, in which Chasity Melvin's eyeball came out of its socket, which doesn't sound all that fun.
"I really feel like I'm going to have nightmares," Melvin said, while wearing sunglasses after the game. "It was kind of traumatizing. I really felt my eyeball coming out. I felt it coming out and I felt it outside of my face. It's going to take some time to get over this."
More from the Chicago Tribune: "My whole eyeball was out and I just felt it on my cheek and I blacked out for a minute," Melvin said.
If I can finish up my life without ever feeling my eyeball on my cheek, I'll consider it a moral victory.
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