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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.

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]
Making sense of the problems that led to the L.A. Sparks firing Carol Ross
During a disastrous third quarter for the L.A. Sparks in their 79-75 loss to the Washington Mystics last Thursday evening, play-by-play announcer Jim Watson wondered, "What in the world is going on at Staples?" With the Sparks announcing the firing of h...[Read on]
Los Angeles Sparks fire head coach Carol Ross, GM Penny Toler to assume interim duties
In a move that doesn't come as much of a shock here at the Swish, the Los Angeles Sparks have relieved Carol Ross of her head coaching duties. According to ESPN.com's Mechelle Voepel, the Los Angeles Sparks have decided to relieve head coach Carol Ross...[Read on]
2014 WNBA All-Star Game: What were your favorite moments?
Talk about your thoughts here. The 2014 WNBA All-Star Game provided fans an exciting 45 minutes of basketball, with the East eventually coming out on top, 125-124 in overtime. At least for me personally, one of the best moments in this game was s...[Read on]
2014 WNBA All-Star Game final score: Shoni Schimmel scores 29 points to lead the East to a 125-124 overtime win
The Atlanta Dream rookie had a number of great plays, and delivered in the clutch to lead the Eastern Conference All-Stars to a 125-124 over the Western Conference. Wow! What a game! Atlanta Dream guard Shoni Schimmel was voted as a starter to the 201...[Read on]
The Penny Taylor Effect
As we shift into All-Star weekend, the Phoenix Mercury have exploded onto the scene to let their competitors for the 2014 WNBA season that they ARE going to be factor on the outcome of this season. Outside of the leader on the sideline, not much of the ...[Read on]
Sparks vs. Mystics final score: L.A.'s comeback falls short in 79-75 loss to Washington at Staples Center
The Washington Mystics squandered a 15-point second half lead, but held on to beat the L.A. Sparks 79-75 at Staples Center. I watched tonight's game between the L.A. Sparks and Washington Mystics specifically because I figured that Mike Thibault and hi...[Read on]
Liberty vs. Dream final score: New York has a hard fought 77-75 win
Just the Facts, Ma'am: A double-double from Tina Charles and a banked-in jumper from Cappie Pondexter sealed the deal in a physical win for the Liberty, 77-75, over Eastern Conference leaders Atlanta. Tina Charles led the Liberty with 18 points and 15 ...[Read on]
2014 WNBA All-Star Game: Sue Bird and Ivory Latta named as injury replacements
Welp. The WNBA announced on Wednesday that League President Laurel Richie named Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird and Washington Mystics guard Ivory Latta as injury replacements to the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game in Phoenix. Bird replaces Minnesota Lynx gu...[Read on]