Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Game

A game: see if you can identify the personalities in this pic. Extra credit if you can name a) the pic source, and b) where the pic was taken.


Scarab said...

This is easy (particularly since I ran across this pic and the others a few weeks ago...I almost posted on Rebkell but got busy at work and forgot about it).

Source: Coach Pokey Chatman's blog (

Location of Photo: Venice

People in pic: Big Syl, Diana Taurasi, Lauren Jackson, Pokey Chatman. Not sure about the guy between Syl and Diana or the woman next to Pokey. Post coach Todd? His wife? Don't know. But I got most of them.

So what do I win? :)

pt said...

The satisfaction of a job well done. :D

Although I should award something for meritorious service to Dream fandom. Something similar to the old "No-Prize" awarded in Marvel Comics....

Hoopalonious, aka Sue F said...

I'd love it if you'd give the occasion and location of the photo, as these are not four people I would necessarily stick together.

pt said...

Hoopalonius, it looks like Scarab got it right - the players are Sylvia Fowles, Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson. Pokey Chatman is also there.

The location is in Venice, and was taken sometime in either November or December 2008. All are members of the Spartak Russian women's basketball team.

The homepage is at

As for the occasion, I assume they were in Venice shortly before or after playing Beretta, an Italian based team in Spartak's Euroleague group.

Hoopalonious, aka Sue F said...

pt, A Storm fan told me she heard Chatman wasn't coaching for this Russian team anymore - that she'd moved to some other team. Have you heard anything like this, or is that a rumor?

pt said...

Well, I looked up "Чатман Поки" in and got no hits.

Furthermore, Pokey is still listed on the Spartak web site. I'll classify it as a rumor until either I hear confirmation...or until Pokey updates her blog.