Seattle sports fans: there is another championship starved city in the way of the Seattle Storm’s second title in franchise history.
The Atlanta Dream defeated the New York Liberty in the Eastern Conference Finals tonight and Jason Kirk of SBN Atlanta described the city’s pro sports track record earlier today.
USA Today has a great article on the Dream’s surprise run from the worst record in WNBA history to a 1-0 lead in the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals.
A review of our pro teams’ most recent title shots:
The Braves last reached the World Series in 1999.
The Falcons’ only Super Bowl trip: 1998.
The Thrashers have never reached the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Hawks have never reached the NBA Finals.
I’m sure Seattle sports fans will put their record of mediocrity — including losing their NBA team — up against just about anyone, but the point is that folks over in Atlanta are excited about the Dream’s playoff run for similar yet different reasons.
For more on the Dream’s Eastern Conference Finals victory, check out the storystream at SBN Atlanta.
For a full schedule of the WNBA Finals which begin on Sunday at Noon PST, check WNBA.com.