I have been on record saying that I believe that the Lynx will win the 2012 Finals, and I still stand by that. That said, I am going to root for the Fever and it's not only because I'm from the east coast.
I know I'm the guy who really likes younger teams built through the draft, and the Lynx certainly qualify, but I do have a soft spot for Tamika Catchings in particular and think this needs to be the year for her to get a title. But still, the Lynx are in position to be a very competitive team for some time to come, even without a coveted "Big Three" draft pick for 2013.
By coincidence, the brother teams of both of these franchises (Glen Taylor owns the Lynx; Herb Simon owns the Fever) played last night in an NBA preseason game with the Pacers defeating the Wolves, 96-91. The Wolves squandered an 11 point lead at the half. Maybe this is a good omen for the Fever...
So that's my two cents for the game, and enjoy Game 1 of the Finals.