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Aunt Bea is very unhappy over the lack of interest in the UConn women

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member


    She just can't get over the fact that nobody gives a shit.
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Re: Aunt Bea is very unhappy over the lack of interest in the UConn women coverage

    You only cover us when some feminazi writes a column.
  3. CRR13

    CRR13 Member

    It's assumed that UCONN wins every game. Why care about the specifics?
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If UCLA ever played a game that was 1 percent as bad as that disgrace of a women's championship last year, she might have a point. That display went a long way toward destroying any credibility the women's game had built up.
  5. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    As impressive as the streak is, I'm entirely unmoved by the whole comparison to UCLA. It's such a contrivance.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Out in the Bay Area, Tara Vanderveer is about to get her 800th win. I guess we'll be getting a column soon about why nobody thinks of her as another Dean Smith.
  7. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    It was the usual Brennan piece.

    • Some poor women's team/sport isn't getting enough coverage.
    • Get some quotes from Richard Lapchick.
    • Refer to some great feat in women's sports history, like the 1999 Women's World Cup or something like that.

    I think UConn's streak, and the way the Huskies have dominated the sport, is impressive. Still, Brennan's columns have become so one-note.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Didn't have to read it to know who wrote it. I'll be passing, thank you.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis and Jimmie Johnson wonder the same thing.

    You win often enough, it becomes like planes landing safely. Your greatness isn't usually appreciated until after a loss. Women's hoops only has about eight teams that could beat UConn on any given night. Hell, if Geno were smart he'd dump a game against a no-name school (ala Tyson-losing to Buster Douglass).
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    UConn also had a 70-something winning streak earlier in the decade. Even though they are going for the record, it's not like their dominance is such a recent thing. It doesn't stand out as much.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Until they beat a men's team, I don't care.
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    UConn's lengthy streaks are mainly an indication of the lack of competitiveness through the sport.

    It's not that UConn is so great in and of themselves (although they are great), it's more indicative of the fact only a handful of teams in the nation could even possibly dream of ever beating them. They play only a half-dozen games a year closer than 15 points.

    Brennan and the rest of the women's basketball boosters need to just STFU about comparing UConn's streak to UCLA. Because once you start comparing women's basketball to men's basketball, you lose, lose, lose.

    UConn's streak is actually more comparable to another men's team: the Harlem Globetrotters.

    And the popularity of men's basketball really only mushroomed after UCLA's dominance ended.
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