Sue Bird has made her way to Connecticut and some early Stars at the Sun content is coming out.
- Bird and Taurasi together again – Mechelle Voepel, ESPN.com
Trying to think of a comparative duo for Bird and Taurasi for analogy purposes, somehow the Redford-Newman partnership kept coming to mind.
The parallels are not that numerous. Newman was 11½ years older than Redford, while Bird is about a year and a half older than Taurasi. The film icons made just two movies together, albeit both smash hits: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “The Sting.” The two women’s hoops icons have collaborated far more often: one perfect NCAA season, an additional Final Four, three Olympic gold medals and three EuroLeague championships with Spartak of Russia.
Yet the Bird-Taurasi pairing does resemble Redford-Newman in … well, the “ultimate coolness” factor. And star power. And their shared ability to hilariously needle but deeply respect one another.
Birdy, any chance we can get you tweeting or bloging again? Your blog with DT was interesting reading and hilarious.Sue Bird (10:12 AM)
As of right now, I’m retired from the blog game. I don’t think I’ll ever Tweet in my lifetime, but you never know.
- Jana Vesela makes WNBA.com’s latest Rookie Rankings in fifth place.
Storm fans probably already know this, but you might want to keep your eye on Vesela in the second half of the season. As a veteran of the Euroleague and the Olympics, Vesela is a seasoned pro and could prove to be the most underrated addition of the past off-season… assuming she continues to get minutes. Right now she’s seeing more court time mainly because Jackson is sidelined with a concussion.
- Bird ranks ninth among best selling WNBA jerseys.
- You might have seen a feature with Jackson reflecting on a slideshow of images from her career during halftime of last Saturday’s ESPN2 game against Los Angeles. Now, the WNBA has uploaded an extended version of that interview to YouTube. Very cool.