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.

Mercury vs Lynx, Game 2 notes: Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen help Minnesota find rhythm against Phoenix in fourth quarter
2014 MVP Maya Moore scored a playoff career-high 32 points, Lindsay Whalen continued her fantastic play with 17 points and 7 assists and Seimone Augustus hit the free throws late to ensure Minnesota didn't suffer the franchise's first elimination on its...[Read on]
Lynx vs. Mercury, Game 2 final score: Seimone Augustus caps off Minnesota comeback to win Game 2, 82-77
Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals started out rough for the Minnesota Lynx, but they recovered and came up with big plays down the stretch to beat the Phoenix Mercury and force a decisive Game 3. All-Stars Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen made big p...[Read on]
Mercury vs. Lynx, Game 1 recap and stats: Phoenix's defense in third quarter run was key to win
We examine some of the key stats that helped the Phoenix Mercury take Game 1 in their Western Conference Finals series against the Minnesota Lynx. The Phoenix Mercury is now just 40 minutes away from returning to the WNBA Finals for the first time sinc...[Read on]
2014 WNBA Playoffs predictions: Phoenix Mercury, Chicago Sky the favorites
We bring together our predictions panel one more time for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals and, consistent with what most people expect, predict the WNBA Finals as well. With the Western Conference Finals beginning today, we make our final pre...[Read on]
2014 WNBA Playoffs preview: Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner will be center of attention against Minnesota Lynx
This is the Western Conference Finals matchup we've all been waiting for and Brittney Griner could end up being a central figure in the outcome, win or lose. Back before the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury faced each other at full health the first t...[Read on]
Fever vs. Sky, Eastern Conference Finals preview: A motivated Indiana team faces an upstart Chicago franchise
After going head-to-head with Angel McCoughtry in the first round, Chicago Sky star Elena Delle Donne will now have to contend with veteran former MVP and WNBA champion Tamika Catchings in the Eastern Conference Finals. Both the Chicago Sky and Indiana...[Read on]
Skylar Diggins wins 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year award
The second year guard had a quantum leap in her 2014 performance after an inconsistent 2013 season. The WNBA has announced that Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins has won the 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player Award. Diggins was second in the league in scori...[Read on]
Delle Donne breaks Atlanta's heart; Sky move on to East Finals
Sky forward Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 34 points in the fourth quarter to bring the Sky back from 17 points down in the fourth quarter and hit the shot that put the Sky ahead for good, 81-80 in the deciding Game Three of the Eastern Conference S...[Read on]
Dream vs. Sky Game 3 final score: Elena Delle Donne completes Chicago's comeback with a game winner
The Chicago Sky was down by as many as 20 points in this game. But a 30-13 fourth quarter run, plus an Elena Delle Donne game winning shot with 8 seconds left gave the Sky an 81-80 lead, which they held onto the rest of the way. SKY ADVANCE TO EASTERN C...[Read on]
Why the L.A. Sparks lost to the Phoenix Mercury in the 2014 WNBA Playoffs
We've discussed the problems with the L.A. Sparks over and over here, but with their 2014 season ending with a first round sweep and blowout loss at home it's painfully obvious that they need to make changes this offseason. Back before the 2012 draft, ...[Read on]