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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

Dance Card: Hampton, MEAC

The Pirates are tough and tenacious- but can they score in the Big Dance?

Dance Card: Western Kentucky, Sun Belt

Western Kentucky expected to have a little extra firepower when they got here, but they're not just happy to be here.

Dance Card: Army, Patriot League

This is not how you become a one-woman Army.

Dance Card: Middle Tennessee, Conference USA

Wait, what? A familiar face in a new place.

Dance Card: North Dakota, Big Sky

A Division II power finds their footing, if not their name.

Dance Card: Cal State Northridge, Big West

The Matadors like to keep their opponents at a distance, much like their namesakes.

Dance Card: Idaho, WAC

What's an Aussie doing in Moscow? Leading Vandals in an incursion, of course.

Dance Card: Prairie View, SWAC

Hands up, all of you who expected this. Oh, put your hand down.

Dance Card: Akron, MAC

Zipping to the buckle of the Hustle Belt.

Dance Card: DePaul, Big East

They've come on at the right time- now can they strut their stuff on the big stage?

Dance Card: Penn, Ivy

The time of changes is still upon us.

Dance Card: Gonzaga, WCC

Some things change. Some things don't.

Dance Card: South Dakota, Summit

The Coyotes are ready to make some noise in the Big Dance.

Dance Card: Baylor, Big XII

Brittney who? The Bears seek to finish their odyssey in Nashville. (This is the only Sims-related pun you'll see.)

Dance Card: Chattanooga, SoCon

There's experience in this core, but not necessarily the players.

Dance Card: Albany, America East

They're one short of a Seven Nation Army, but don't let the SOS fool you- they'll be hard to hold back.

Dance Card: Marist, MAAC

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Dance Card: USC, Pac-12

The last time the Women of Troy went to the Big Dance, Tina Thompson was lacing them up for Southern Cal.

Dance Card: Notre Dame, ACC

Big East, ACC, it doesn't matter. The Irish remain on top.

Dance Card: Winthrop, Big South

The first time titlists just keep on coming.

Dance Card: Tennessee, SEC

Will we see consistency from the Lady Vols?

Dance Card: Nebraska, Big Ten

So what do you get when you put together a superb guard and a high-scoring forward? A Big Ten title and eyes on a homecourt regional.

Dance Card: Fordham, A-10

I promise to only use "started from the bottom, now the whole team here" once. This would be that time.

Dance Card: UT Martin, Ohio Valley

Tidbits about the OVC champions

Seton Hall finishes with a win

[The camera zooms out from the doors of Walsh Gymnasium as a young woman exits, throwing a basketball from hand to hand. Softly, ineptly, she begins to sing "Closing Time" as the screen fades to...

Marist beats Iona, 79-67

No Ylvis references, please. Just missed shots and too many free throws.

DePaul wins BEast, leaves St. John's singing blues

Senior Day. Big game. First place on the line. UR DOIN IT RONG.

Marquette makes 23-point comeback at St. John's

Can one game really destroy everything? Well, if you give up a 36-point swing, yeah, maybe it can.

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