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My name is Rebecca. Some of you might know me as Queenie, others as NYCScribbler, yet others as "HEY! You in the Lobo jersey! Pipe down!" In no wise are you to call me Becky. That's an old antipathy from my infancy, though it's certainly grown stronger since 2001 or so.

I've been a WNBA and New York Liberty fan since day one, and a college fan since about 2004. I hold season tickets to the Liberty and the Red Storm of St. John's, but I have a tendency to pop up in a lot of other places as well. (My record for games in a calendar year is 79.)

In case you're wondering, that's me in the profile image, in the background of a game at Mohegan Sun Arena.

When I'm not watching basketball, talking about basketball, posting about basketball, or thinking about basketball... I'm probably sleeping. Even then, my brain has been spotted casting WNBA players in my dreams, and every season brings with it the recurring nightmare of having gotten to the arena and forgotten my tickets.

My contributions to Swish Appeal and the SB Nation blogosphere are Game Notes of Doom (long, rambling game reports full of random asides), Dance Cards (tasty little NCAA tournament previews), and comments that positively sparkle with dazzling wit.

A Fan Of...

  • NFL New York Giants
  • General New York Liberty
  • NHL New York Rangers
  • NCAAB St. John's Red Storm
User Blog

Team effort propels Liberty over the Dream

It's almost a shame one of the best games of the season was buried in the matinee.

Sparks come up big down low

Insert cliched comment about sisters playing each other for the first time here. Ignore all else about the game.

Sparks light up Liberty


Feeling like we're running... running out of patience and out of time.

Tina Charles and the Liberty beat the Lynx

Better late than never, amirite? :D?

Sims leads Shock over Sun

Doing what any sensible basketball fan would do with a holiday half-day.

Liberty knock out Shock

A superstar's return, and a point guard's grit.

Liberty come back, hang tough, against Sun

It's nice to finally win ugly after losing ugly so many times.

Short-handed Chicago squeaks it out over NY

There was lots of blue and yellow, and an awful lot of running to do, and something's got to give.

Balance, resilience, break Liberty losing streak

I came in cranky, but I left happy. Watching the pieces come together is a beautiful thing.

Sun keeps rising

For this I abandoned my father on Father's Day, Libs?

Sun rises early to hold off Liberty

New York still can't play a complete game, but this time the best was saved for last.

Liberty bounce back big on Mystics


Apparently complaining to the Internet has an effect on the universe.

Bentley shines bright for Sun

Two teams go looking for an identity. One has a better idea of where to look than the other.

San Antonio runs away in second half

A back-and-forth game turns into a blowout how exactly?

Whole lotta Latta late for Washington

Your intrepid blogger hits DC, and DC strikes back, with cityphrenia and Ivory Latta crossovers.

Liberty comes back fast on Storm

I try to save my Storm puns for St. John's.

Delle Donne leads Sky over Liberty

The New York Liberty are back in New York, but not quite back in the New York groove.

Liberty takes opener on the road

Lots of things are back. Black jerseys. Garden games. Danielle McCray. Katie Douglas. The 2012 MVP. Little things like that.

Connecticut beats New York at the Garden


There's no place like home. There's no place like home.

Sun rise early in preseason win

Not everyone's back, but it's close enough for government work.

Pirates top Tigers in WNIT

Have you ever seen a team dig in their heels and declare that this is not the end?

Dance Card: Cal, Pac-12 at-large

Making a Final Four raised expectations and Cal met them in conference play. But can they repeat their post-season success?

Dance Card: Arizona State, Pac-12 at-large

Charli Turner-Thorne works her magic again.

Dance Card: Vanderbilt, SEC at-large

Led by their guard play, Vanderbilt hopes to redeem themselves in the tournament after a disappointing season.

Dance Card: Kentucky, SEC at-large

Defense didn't win a SEC championship, but it's where Kentucky excels.

Dance Card: Syracuse, ACC at-large

May a steady starting lineup help them earn a NCAA Tournament win.

Dance Card: Oklahoma State, Big XII at-large

Alternating wins and losses could be a problem in a single-elimination tournament.

Dance Card: Purdue, Big Ten at-large

No B1G championship this season, but a solid fourth seed in the region closest to home.

WNIT: Harvard's buzzer-beater eliminates Iona

One play. One play would have been enough. One play *was* enough.

Dance Card: Texas, Big XII at-large

There's no shortage of pride deep in the heart of Texas.

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