Quentin McCall (Q McCall)




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.

WNBA Playoffs 2014: The young Washington Mystics look to make some noise
The Washington Mystics have made their second straight WNBA playoff appearance. Let's see what they need in order to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2002. General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault has led the Washin...[Read on]
Q&A with Indiana Fever rookie Maggie Lucas on adjusting from Penn State to the WNBA
Swish Appeal had the chance to catch up with Indiana Fever rookie Maggie Lucas right at the end of her regular season on Sunday in New York. While she and her teammates look forward to the postseason, Lucas looked back on the adjustment from college to ...[Read on]
WNBA Rookie of the Year favorite Chiney Ogwumike's winning character shaped by relationship with sister Nneka
Following her sister's lead from the very first time she picked up the ball has helped Chiney Ogwumike develop into a 2014 Rookie of the Year front-runner and potentially one of the best interior players in the league. And although her talent speaks for...[Read on]
The WNBA takes part in the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge
Becky Hammon and Tamika Catchings take part for another cause. It's extremely rare to see NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wear anything besides a suit and tie. (Hey, that's a song!) But he was in a USA Basketball T-shirt and shorts Saturday when he c...[Read on]
Mystics vs. Liberty final score: New York embarrasses D.C. on the road, 73-61
Pathetic performance by the Mystics. Especially the first half. It's Fan Appreciation Night in Verizon Center, and the regular season finale. The Washington Mystics (16-18) were happy to be in the playoffs, and had a chance to clinch at least the #3 se...[Read on]
Stars vs. Lynx final score: The WNBA Western Conference playoff teams are set
Becky Hammon will play in a Stars uniform in San Antonio at least one more time. The San Antonio Stars defeated the Minnesota Lynx, 92-76 in their regular season home finale. The win gets San Antonio back to the Playoffs after a one year absence. STA...[Read on]
Sun vs. Mystics final score: The Eastern Conference playoff teams are set
We now know which teams are in the playoffs out East. Seeding is still in flux. The Washington Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun 71-67.  Both teams played each other close, but ultimately, the Styx came out and got revenge from last Sunday's loss. ...[Read on]
2014 WNBA All-Rookie team candidates: Examining the case for Odyssey Sims as Rookie of the Year
Pat Friday has been doing the Rookie Rankings for most of this season, but today we're going to take a more statistical look at the top rookies in the 2014 WNBA rookie class beginning with a question: what's the argument for Odyssey Sims to win the 2014...[Read on]
The WNBA Eastern Conference picture is now much clearer
With the Indiana Fever defeating the New York Liberty, 76-63, this helped punch a ticket for Indy to make a 10th straight playoff appearance, and also allowed the Chicago Sky to earn consecutive playoff berths for the first time in franchise history. T...[Read on]
New York Liberty need to give Tina Charles more consistent support
New York Liberty center Tina Charles put up impressive numbers against the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday, but she didn't get enough help from her teammates for her team to make up the gap between the two teams.   NEW YORK CITY- First things first: t...[Read on]

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Little League World Series
Aug 14 - 24: Williamsport
Dukes OceanFest
Aug 16 - 24: Waikiki Beach

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