In The WNBA The Sky Has Fallen: Atlanta Wins But That's Not The Point

John HowellAnalyst IAugust 14, 2010

ROSEMONT, IL- There's only one thing you need to know about Saturday night's WNBA game in Chicago, versus the Atlanta Dream.

No, it's not the score, or any particular player stats, team records, or anything about the play by play. The fact that the Chicago Sky were never in this game, trailed by more than the ages of any of the players most of the game, is irrelevant.

You don't even need to know that Chicago broke their five game losing streak earlier this week, defeating last year's champion Phoenix Mercury.

None of that is important, at least if you're a Chicago fan. Because the only thing you need to know about tonight's game is that the Sky were finally mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

That being said, you probably know they were eliminated psychologically somewhere during that aforementioned five game losing streak.

There's only one person to blame for a team not being psychologically invested. I've said that before. It's the coach. And it's time for him to go.

Yes, there's another game remaining. Consider it the team funeral.

More on that when it happens.