Name that WNBA team

The new WNBA Atlanta franchise is finally looking to settle on a name, and you can help!

Go to the WNBA website and cast your vote. The powers that be in Atlanta have narrowed the choice down to four candidates:

Atlanta Dream

Atlanta Sizzle


Atlanta Surge


Atlanta Flight

When I last checked, the Dream was out front by a fairly comfortable margin, followed by Flight, Surge and Sizzle (I like Sizzle the best out of the four, so as usual, I’m in the minority).

And, no, there doesn’t seem to be any space for write-ins, so those witty, creative names you’ve come up with are not eligible. (As a Mets fan, my choice would be the Atlanta At-Least-We’re-Not-the-Braves!)

You can also vote for the team colors, ranging from a staid navy blue and gold to a flashy hot pink, silver and black. And you can read the Atlanta Behind the Scenes Blog for all the news as the team develops.

Speaking of news, Marynell Meadors has been named the head coach and GM of the new Atlanta franchise. Meadors was formerly an assistant coach for the Washington Mystics, and was also head coach and GM of the Charlotte Sting.

There are some other interesting features on WNBA.com right now, including “Holiday Planning 101 With the Liberty” and a gallery of candidates for photo of the year, including this shot of Tamika Catchings and Lauren Jackson, MVP candidates (Jackson won).

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