I am not sure how one measures success as the Fever since their introduction into the league 11 years ago have quietly become one of the more storied franchises of the WNBA. Their record for the last seven seasons is a pretty good indicator of what they've been doing right, they’ve been able to reach the playoffs for seven straight years and while that feat alone doesn't solely indicate success it is at least a pretty good barometer that their formula is working.
Thursday night the Fever attempt to get back to the WNBA Finals when they take on Atlanta. It's an opponent they haven't fared well against this season, but as Coach Linn Dunn has said repeatedly, "they are beatable!"
But is it time to wonder that if this team doesn't get it done this year, will their opportunity to sustain still be there in the seasons ahead. Let's face facts; no one wants to get old, but this team is starting to show signs that Father Time is nudging them. I am torn into believing they couldn't make it back to this same spot next year, but to waste a golden opportunity like this year, well let's not think about it.
I became of fan of the Fever soon after they started play about 11 years ago. The catcalls, snotty remarks, and poor coverage has drawn me to see that all these ladies want to do is play basketball and win games for themselves and the fans. True most can't dunk or leap over tall buildings in a single bound. They don't have a huge fan base in the states or even worldwide recognition. But they do have heart and they play all out realizing that they have to play their tails off to win over each and every fan. The Fever are like this and more. This season they have almost all the pieces in place to finally raise that championship banner in Conseco. Ladies, let's get'er done now cause there might not be no tomorrow. It's game on!