Originally posted by ninerlifer:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
if its so easy, then maybe some of y'all should go and coach a women's basketball team to 88 straight wins.
How many men coach women's basketball? A few. It may be to make up for their insecurities about something? just a guess. If Geno were all that he would have left for a mens job along time ago. Why stay? Oh yeah to break UCLA's record.
Its not the girl's fault its that pompous arrogant coach's and ESPN's fault for touting it as "record breaking" which its not.
Had a men's team do it, that is a whole different story, and a tip of the hat. But not like this.
meh. I can't read Geno's mind--and, frankly, I don't follow UConn Women's basketball, and don't give a s**t--so I don't know why he coaches women instead of men, and, again, I don't give a s**t. Maybe he likes it better. Or maybe you're right and its just because he knows he can have more success there.
But you know what? Success isn't guaranteed to anybody. He still has to recruit and coach and deal with new players and injuries and the spotlight and whatever else comes along with coaching a team of collegians. And he's won and won and won.
The problem with your problem with this is that its all about how inferior women are and how inferior anyone who is involved or interested in women's sports is. Get over it, man. You don't have to watch and you don't have to care and you can (justifiably) hold that the UCLA record is more impressive. But the fact remains that the record for the most consecutive wins by a NCAA D-1 Basketball team belongs to UConn Women. The men's record may be "more impressive" but the women's record is bigger number, so its the #1 record when including both men's and women's stats.
Apples and Oranges? Yes and no. The Men's game is tougher, more competitive, but winning 88 straight games is f**king impressive no matter who or what or where or when. Just give credit where its due.