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Quentin McCall (Q McCall)

http://www.swishappeal.com/

@qmccall3

Seattle

About Q McCall:

(From www.swishappeal.com) Quentin McCall currently writes for SwishAppeal.com and started the Rethinking Basketball blog in 2008 as a public journal of his thoughts about the WNBA from a NBA fan’s perspective. Based in Seattle, he has followed the Storm most closely during the 2009 season, but follows as many games as time and WNBA LiveAccess permit. As part of his own efforts to learn the game, "Q." has used a combination of advanced statistics and observation to better understand the game and provide rich analyses of the sport he loves. His enjoyment of the WNBA has led to an interest in NCAA women’s basketball and at the conclusion of the WNBA season, he will begin covering Seattle-area NCAA basketball as well.

Q McCall's Favorite Sports:

Basketball, NBA, W College Hoops, WNBA, Men's Football, Soccer

Q McCall's Posts:

"The Spiritual Significance of Pride"
posted on June 27, 2010 at 1:51pm

While people often see spirituality and the LGBT pride as antithetical to one another, Rev. Patrick S. Cheng describes the spirtitual significance of Pride Month....more

Pappano on Title IX: “It’s been slow progress and we certainly are not there yet.”
posted on December 26, 2009 at 5:44pm

  The institutionalization of any movement’s ideals – whether that be educational ideals at the local level or political ideals at the national level – is often a double-edged sword: although it may represent a “victory&rdq...more

Q McCall's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

Swish Appeal

In keeping with SB Nation’s innovative use of social media in reshaping sports journalism, our vision is a women's basketball site that goes beyond merely providing game reports; instead, we want to capture the narratives that fuel our passion for the game, while maintaining the critical stance that helps us understand the game better.

Mystics vs. Dream final score: Latta, bench players fuel Washington to a four-game winning streak
I think the Mystics want to claim ownership of the #dcRising hashtag now. The Washington Mystics (13-13) defeated the Atlanta Dream (15-9), 77-67 at home Sunday in their annual breast cancer game. This gives the Mystics a four game win streak, while th...[Read on]
Dream fall short in comeback against Sky, suffer third straight loss
Despite being on the short end of a 26-10 first quarter, the Dream come back against the Chicago Sky in the fourth quarter on a 14-0 run. Unfortunately, two chances to tie the game fall short and the Dream lose at home 79-75.     In the th...[Read on]
The Daily Swish: Mystics move to 2nd place in a tight Eastern Conference
Here are some links for your Saturday morning. Web links that is. Happy Saturday. Here's what's up from Friday, as well as some links that I found around the web. Final scores from Friday The Washington Mystics defeated the Tulsa Shock, 82-77 in a ga...[Read on]
Mystics vs. Shock final score: Washington defeats Tulsa, 82-77, moves to second in the East
That's right folks. The Washington Mystics will have homecourt advantage in the playoffs if the season ended today. If I told you that the Washington Mystics would shoot 1-of-13 from the field, and get outrebounded, 18-7 for a single quarter (nine of t...[Read on]
Bright Side of the Sun podcast: WNBA All-Star game, Bay Area expansion, and the league's best player
Kris Habbas and I talked both men's and women's hoops in an extended podcast a few days after the WNBA All-Star Game. Kris Habbas of Bright Side of the Sun invited me on the BS of the Sun podcast the other day to talk about a wide range of WNBA topics....[Read on]
San Antonio Stars announce that Becky Hammon will retire after 2014 WNBA season
Becky Hammon is planning to end one of the greatest careers in WNBA history. The San Antonio Stars announced today that veteran guard Becky Hammon will retire after 16 season in the WNBA. WNBA President Laurel J. Richie's quote about Hammon from the p...[Read on]
The Daily Swish: Three WNBA players score career-highs on Tuesday night
Here are some links on what's happened around the league Tuesday. Happy Wednesday everyone! Final Scores from Tuesday Maya Moore scored a career-high 48 points for the Minnesota Lynx in a 112-108 double overtime win over the Atlanta Dream. See her v...[Read on]
WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year candidates: Searching for a diamond in the rough
With so many inefficient reserves in the WNBA this season, finding one worthy of the Sixth Woman of the Year award takes some work. This has probably been among the weirdest seasons for the WNBA's Sixth Woman of the Year award because, due to injury or...[Read on]
Trades to improve the WNBA's struggling teams at the trade deadline
In a year where the talent has continued its uptick, the All-Star break arrived with nine of the 12 WNBA squads under the .500 mark. The trade deadline is Wednesday so here's a look into trades that I think can improve each of those squads. The trades ...[Read on]
The WNBA's more surprising and disappointing teams at the All-Star break
The 2014 WNBA All-Star break is not actually the mid-point of the season, but it is a convenient break in the action to reflect on what occurred in the first half of the season. To get you ready for games starting tomorrow, we take a look at the statist...[Read on]