I love women. Usually in this form. Or this form. I want to sex women. I married a woman. I have friends that are women. So don’t take this post as a Traberesque misogynistic take against women. Take it for what it is – the God’s honest gospel truth about women’s basketball.
The University of Connecticut’s biggest revenue producing sport (gawddamn we better not lose the Fiesta Bowl…) won it’s 89th consecutive game Tuesday night in normal boring fashion. Using precision two hand chest passes, spectacular lay ups, and other crowd-pleasing fundamentally sound antics with the round ball, the girls from Storrs beat Whogivesashit University by probably more than 40.
No. 89 came and went as effortlessly as nearly all their previous games. This season. Last season. And the season before.
UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, never at a loss for words, was close Tuesday night.
“It’s pretty amazing. It really is,” he said.
No exaggeration there.
His No. 1-ranked Huskies topped the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden’s UCLA men’s team from 1971-74, beating No. 22 Florida State 93-62. Playing with the relentlessness that has become its trademark “” and would have made Wooden proud “” UConn blew past the Seminoles as it has so many other teams in the last 2½ years.
So the girls set a record for the most games won in a row by a girls college basketball team. Great for the other gender. But for the love of God, STFU about surpassing UCLA.
Comparing UConn women’s basketball to UCLA men’s basketball is like comparing the NFL to the CFL. The girls use a smaller ball. They don’t have a 10 second backcourt rule. They have a different shot clock. They don’t jump. Their game puts meth addicts to sleep. And on and on and on …
But since the worldwide leader in sports has the girl’s championship tournament on it’s network, guess what the lead story was this morning on ESPN. And their website. The only saving grace is that it trumped stories about Brett Favre’s bleeding vagina.
I recognize that women’s college game has garnered quite a little fan following, including here in Oklahoma. Though I have never met anyone who actually has season tickets to OU or OSU’s women’s basketball team. I am not sure I want know who would shell out tens of dollars a year to watch the OU girls wax Sam Houston State by 90. I can watch layup drills for free and in complete silence at my nephew’s middle school basketball games.