Spent last evening courtside at Mohegan Sun, watching the NY Liberty crush the Connecticut Sun. Actually, the gaem was close to the end, but since the Sun ran up a 17 point lead in the 1st quarter, the fact that the Liberty came back, took the lead, and then beat them counts as a crushing.
I was filling in for the stage manager (car trouble) so I got to sit next to Mary Murphy and Bob Wischusen. (If you follow the link to the clip, I was standing off camera to Mary's right) My mission was mostly to walk around with the talent, be a second set of ears on a headset (just in case the talent's IFB went dead) and in general be helpful and official looking.
Also important, telling the producer when there were subs coming in - White sub (Sun) or Blue Sub (Liberty). And figuring out the flavor of timeouts - so now I know that this is what a 20-second timeout looks like. Although I think there is some variation in referee styles in terms of calling timeouts, so its a bit interpretive.
Kind of fun to be up close and personal with the WNBA - after years of being at the games doing graphics (in the back room) to be courtside was fun; I got up close to many of the players. Always amusing to me; I have to believe that a WNBA player, seeing me (taller than some players, and not too much shorter than most) hanging around with a headset, clipboard, and credentials, has to be thinking "I wonder if she played in college?" Certainly, there seemed to be a bit of sizing up going on.