Why We Love Sports

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With the NHL preseason a few weeks away, I must admit that I have never been much of a hockey fan. Basketball, baseball, football, and soccer are all sports I follow intensely, but hockey never really piqued my interest. That all changed over the course of a few months earlier this year. Read more of this post

A Legacy of Greatness

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The 2013-2014 San Antonio Spurs are arguably one of the greatest teams ever assembled, not just in basketball history, but in all of sports. The reasons range from obvious to subtle, but, in the end, it is their overwhelming team synergy that places them over nearly every other team that has hoisted a championship trophy. Read more of this post

So, What Is Mystics Live?

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If you haven’t noticed by now, we have been putting out a lot of content this past week about the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. While it may not be the most mainstream sports team out there, it is certainly a strong brand and a franchise that is on the leading edge of enhancing the spectator experience at games.

The “Mystics Live” app, created by Kiswe Mobile, is just one of those ways that the watching the Mystics is a different and innovative experience of watching women’s basketball. The app’s layout allows users to choose how to watch games in a way that brings them the most enjoyment.

Features of the Mystics Live app include:

  • Different camera angles so the user can choose how they want to view the game (from a traditional style to a baseline camera often associated with video games like the NBA 2K series)
  • Live box scores to make checking statistics easy and accessible
  • A rewind button to replay spectacular moments or just something the viewer might have missed while watching the game in person
  • Highlight reels of Mystics players which fans can then share with their friends on social media with the click of a button

Mystics Live enhances the viewing experience for Mystics fans and enables them to watch games however they so choose. It gives control of the viewing experience to the fan, which is ultimately what many people want while watching sports: a sense of personalization that makes the experience their own. The app is available for iPhones, iPads, and iPods in the Apple App Store and for Droids and Androids in the Play Store. We are very impressed with what Kiswe Mobile has done so far with the Mystics Live app and how it will continue to grow.

Image courtesy of sportslive.org

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Mystics Light It Up Against Liberty

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The Washington Mystics beat the New York Liberty by a whopping 33 points, their largest margin of victory on the season. Read more of this post

Washington Mystics Fall Just Short against Chicago Sky

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The Mystics’ comeback fell just short as the Chicago Sky held on to win 72-69 on Wednesday afternoon. The Mystics started off slow, recording a season-low three field goals in the first quarter while shooting 3-26 to start the game. Monique Currie, who tallied 20 points on Wednesday, sparked the Mystics offense by scoring six unanswered points after. Read more of this post

The Illest: Ivory Latta Enters the Sneaker Market

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Like former Hoya great Allen Iverson, Ivory Latta can cross you up in her signature shoe. Latta is not afraid to make that comparison either, as she mentioned in her recent interview with Nick Metallinos (@nickmetallinos) from starting5online.com. Latta says that the company Infinity allowed her to design the shoe in any fashion she desired. Read more of this post

Geno Auriemma’s Big Three

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The University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball program has left a dynastic imprint on women’s basketball in the past two decades, churning out WNBA stars by the dozen. Maya Moore, Sue Bird, and Diana Taurasi are just a few from a long list of great players. However, none of these players have attempted to reunite at the professional level to form a “super team,” a la the Miami Heat of 2010. Read more of this post

The Key to WNBA Championships is Behind the Arc

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Last week, Mystics blogger Albert Lee (@aleeinthedmv) noted how an improvement in three-point shooting has helped lead to the Washington Mystics’ recent success. The WNBA, as a whole, is becoming a league where the three-point shot is key to winning championships. Read more of this post

The Future of the MLB

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It is expected this coming January that longtime Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig will step down from his tenure as commissioner, a position he has held since 1992. Assuming he does retire, his 25 year reign as commissioner will mark the second longest of any MLB commissioner, right behind that of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

The legacy that Mr. Selig will leave behind on the game of baseball is a murky one. When asked about his legacy during the 2014 All Star Game, Mr. Selig was prompt in delivering a well crafted, seemingly pre-scripted response, “I’d say the economic reformation of the sport [is the legacy] because there have been so many manifestations of that . . . We have the best competitive balance we’ve ever had and it’s led to so many other things.’’ Both assertions by Mr. Selig are largely true. Baseball has experienced exponential revenue growth over Selig’s reign. Read more of this post

Final Thoughts on the World Cup

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And, with that, the world’s largest sporting event comes to a close. It was one filled with goals, excitement, drama, basically anything you could want from one month-long tournament. But the month is over, and it will be four more years until the next one. Before we move onto hoping the USA can make an even deeper run next time around, let’s do the final two games justice and talk about them one last time. With that, we present our thoughts on the third-place game and the final.

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