WNBA Finals features Philly connection
The Lynx are coached by former La Salle star Cheryl Reeve while the Fever includes guard Maggie Lucas of Germantown Academy.
THE WNBA Finals featuring the Minnesota Lynx and Indiana Fever has a Philly flavor.
And we're not talking cheesesteaks.
The Lynx are coached by Cheryl Reeve, a La Salle grad who played on the Explorers' nationally ranked 1987-88 team that went 25-5. Reeve still holds the school record for most starts in a career (110), and is ranked fifth in all-time assists (420).
The Fever includes guard Maggie Lucas, who starred at Germantown Academy and Penn State.
Lucas is averaging 5.7 points and 15 minutes per game. Her game-high this season is 23 against New York Liberty.
The best-of-five series begins Sunday at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
This will be the fourth Finals appearance for the Lynx and the third for the Fever. Minnesota won it all in 2011 and 2013 and lost to the Fever in 2012.
Hard to believe I
This tweet from reporter Mike Rosenberg left us speechless:
"September," he wrote "was the first time in 15 years that the NFL went a calendar month *during the season* without a player arrest."
Furthermore, he noted the month marked the first time in six years that a player hasn't been arrested in or out of season.
Rosenberg backed his claim by linking to data from USA Today and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Hard to believe II
Jordan Spieth's caddie, Michael Greller, made more money on the course this year than Tiger Woods.
According to the PGA earnings list, Woods pulled down $448,598. Not bad, but no where near what Greller made.
Caddies make about seven to 10 percent of their golfer's winnings. Spieth earned $20,867,052 this year, so it's not hard to figure out that Greller did farely well.
In fact, Kyle Porter from CBSSports.com' Eye on Golf, conservatively estimates that Greller earned $1.12 million.
Without ever swinging a club.