June 19, 2022 

Daily Briefing — June 19, 2022: Four nationally televised games for Father’s Day

... but the four games are on four different stations, so check your remote's batteries.

Happy Father’s Day! In honor of both Father’s Day and Pride month, be sure to thank 1) every gay dad you see, and 2) the Dad Lesbian in your life; we’ll appreciate it. Welcome to The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring the daily Watch List. Day 36 of the WNBA season is here, featuring four — count ‘em, four — nationally televised games, all spread out nicely so you get one game every two hours. A star-studded Seattle with Sue Bird’s last trip home against a surging New York, a dominant Connecticut against an Elena Delle Donne-full Washington, and also Los Angeles-Dallas and Minnesota-Las Vegas, too. They’re also playing on national TV … albeit on four different networks or platforms. Boy do I feel bad for whoever’s gotta write The Daily Briefing tomorrow.

*checks my and Isabel’s schedule*

… dammit.

(Editor’s note: Gee, I wonder who sets that schedule…)

But anyway: four nationally televised games! I don’t know squat about which sports queer guys prefer, but I do know that Dad Lesbians are feeling the love today.

But first, read:

Watch List, Sunday, June 19

(All times in Eastern, Game Of The Day in bold)

Seattle @ New York, Noon, ESPN

Connecticut @ Washington, 2 p.m., CBS

Chicago @ Indiana, 3 p.m., League Pass (Local: WCIU, Indiana Fever Livestream)

Los Angeles @ Dallas, 4 p.m., Amazon Prime video (Local: Bally Sports Southwest Extra)

Minnesota @ Las Vegas, 6 p.m., CBS Sports Network (Local: Bally Sports North Extra, My LV TV)


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Written by Em Adler

Em Adler (she/they) covers the Seattle Storm and college basketball for The Next, while also writing for The Chronicle, Duke's independent student paper

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