The Women of the WNBA Have a Secret


All professional sports teams are titled according to a secret alphabet code.  The code's main "Rule of 3" is pretty simple.  The vast majority of titles are the 3rd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 19th, 23rd and 26th letters only, used in combination with themselves, and strengthening letters such as A, B, D, J (letter 10), and T (letter 20), which prescribe them power.  The remaining letters are consequently disenfranchised and the ideas which they symbolize lose relevance.  I've already looked at how the team names of the prominent American sports leagues fit the code.  See my articles on the NBAMLBNHL, and NFL for detailed explanation.  Now, in order to better understand this code, let's look together at each of the 12 teams of the WNBA, the Women's National Basketball Association, because their use of this secret code is so brazenly obvious.

Chicago Sky and Connecticut Sun
These teams have the same initials and follow the "Rule of 3".  The 3rd and 19th letters used in conjunction in order to imply a strong bond and intrinsic strength.

Indiana Fever
The combination of the 9th and 6th letters also follows the "Rule of 3".

Phoenix Mercury
The combination of the 16th and 13th letters also follows the "Rule of 3".

San Antonio Stars
19-1-19 also follows the "Rule of 3".  Same initials as the San Antonio Spurs.

Seattle Storm
The 19th letter alliterated follows the "Rule of 3".  Same as the Seattle Seahawks, Sounders and Supersonics.

Tulsa Shock
T.S. (20-19) implies the strength of the 19th.  T (20) is part of the catalyzer group.  "Rule of 3", yet again.

Washington Mystics
W.M. (23-13) is so obvious, it's offensive.  This team is located in the capital of the country which gave birth to the code.  "Rule of 3".

Atlanta Dream

A.D. (1-4) is fairly common because it is the combination of two strong, catalyzing letters.  For example, American Dad.  Still follows the "Rule of 3" as the combination of two primary letters.

New York Liberty
Okay, now let's get weird.  Try to stay with me for these last 3 teams.  This is a exercise in Platonic logic, if I can say so humbly.  Don't let these confuse you.  There must be examples like this to make the code a challenging puzzle to solve. 

New York is a hard city to give titles because its initials N.Y. (14-25) complicate the simplicity of the code.  A much easier city to title would only begin with "3" letters or catalysts.  For example, San Francisco (19-6), Carson City (3-3), Des Moines (4-13) or San Diego (19-4).  But, what can we notice about N.Y.L.?  N is the 14th, and L the 12th.  So Y, the 25th letter, is used as a replacement for the 13th letter which would naturally fall in between.  M is most representative of the idea of "Man", so it makes sense that a women's sports team would substitute that masculine 13th letter with the 25th, a letter on the feminine, right side, which also includes G, L, V, Q, O, N, E.

Los Angeles Sparks
L.A. (12-1) is also a hard city to give titles because L is not a "3" letter.  M.A. (13-1) would be easier to work with.  But consider that L.A.S. (12-1-19) would be the feminine counterpart to the more left sided, masculine M.A.S. (13-1-19).  Hence, a women's sports team.  That was pretty easy, right?

Minnesota Lynx
Something that always fascinated me was the dichotomy between The Lion King and The Little Mermaid.  If we temporarily ignore the T of "the", the boys film is L.K (12-11) and the girls film is L.M. (12-13).  So, they both start on L, with the boys' descending while the girls' is ascending.  However, "the" in both titles is important.  The addition of the T of "the" changes the example from two words to three, and thus has the effect of reversing the order of things.  This women's sports team is M.L., not descending as with The Little Mermaid.  However, it must be that M.L. is equivalent to T.L.M.  The initials M.L. cannot also be equivalent to, or representative of the same ideas, as T.M.L.  With the addition of the T, the order of the 2nd and 3rd letters must be altered in the only possible way, switching.  Hence, Minnesota Lynx has the same intrinsic structure as The Little Mermaid.  So, it being a female sports team makes sense.

Also consider each individual letter of the word "lynx".  The code revolves around initials, but really every letter of every word counts, especially in shorter words.  L.Y.N.X. is fascinating because it seems to have the same basic structure as "New York Liberty".  As I explained above, Y is substituted for M, which would naturally fall in between the 14th letter N and the 12th letter L.  The exact same thing is happening with "lynx", however L and N have switched sides, and there is an X at the end.  The X, as with "the" in The Little Mermaid, has the affect of switching the order of the existing matrix.  In the same way that M.L. (Minnesota Lynx) has the same basic meaning as T.L.M. (The Little Mermaid), L.Y.N.X. ("lynx"), will result in the same neurological response as N.Y.L. (New York Liberty).  X and T have the "switching" effect because they are catalyzing letters, neither left or right sided.  A (1), J (10), and Z (26) would have the same effect.

That was really fun!  Isn't this code cool?  For some names, especially those that adhere to "Rule of 3", the reason for particular initials is obvious.  Others require deeper examination. The great thing is that we can be sure that every title is decided upon with extreme purpose.  For the code to effectively work its magic on the masses, it must be as detailed as possible, down to every letter.  It's really an amazing thing to behold, like a wonderful vision.