I don't plan on covering the WNBA a whole lot in the Three Count but some shocking news coming out of that league yesterday. Possibly the best player in the league Elena Della Donne was traded yesterday from the Chicago Fire to the Washington Mystics. That's a huge deal in my eyes. For a league that doesn't have many recognizable stars, for possibly the most recognizable player in the league to be traded really caught me off guard when I saw the news on Twitter yesterday.
Again, I don't follow the WNBA that closely but I hadn't heard of any troubles between Chicago and Della Donne in the past. The little bit I read yesterday made it sound like possibly this was a move for Della Donne to get closer to home, which she also did in college when she transferred after two days from UConn to Delaware to be closer to her family. But I'd think there would have to be a little more than that going on for a trade of this magnitude to occur. If not, very understanding by the Chicago front office to move one of the few stars in the league to a different team just so she can be closer to home. I can't think that's the only reason but I also can't think of many reasons why Chicago would trade her away either. Even if she had told the team she wouldn't resign once she's a free agent I still think you ride it out. Either way, big news yesterday in the WNBA.
Big game for the Cyclones tomorrow as they travel to Lawrence. When riding a 2-game losing streak Phog Allen isn't exactly the ideal place to try and snap that streak but I actually like the Cyclones tomorrow. I know they aren't the most talented team they've had in recent years and all their parts don't necessarily fit together too well but I love this team's grit. There's a lot to be said about having Senior leaders and guys that won't let you quit. This is a tough game for Iowa State but I'm predicting the upset. This Iowa State team has had a history of zigging when you think they should be zagging, and vice versa.....for good or for bad.
So in an obvious losing game, I think they win. And this isn't just a #HotTake that I needed to use to fill a spot in the Three Count. I'll put $10 down against the first person that wants to take Kansas. Just tweet at me (@808thoughts) that you want to take the Jayhawks for $10. First person to tweet gets the bet.
He's done right?
I woke up this morning to see that he had to pull out of the Dubai Desert classic with back pain again. I was still on the "Tiger will still win another major(s)" side of the fence but this news just swung me. I think it's over. He may be able to play 6 to 8 tournaments a year but I can't see him being a consistent force in the field if he's still battling these back issues. After taking hiatuses from golf for the better part of the last couple years, this should have been his comeback. If he can't go physically now after those long rests, I can't see it happening in the future.
I hope I'm wrong but I think it's over.