The University of Connecticut’s women’s team have shown themselves to be phenomenal basketball players by any standard, man or woman. On Sunday, they tied the record of UCLA’s men’s team with 88 straight wins and the young women were supposed to feel truly victorious and blemish free. But, the victory came with mixed emotions from their record breaking audience at Madison Square Gardens.
So far, there is no other women’s team that can compete with the ladies. And their coach Geno Auriemma is really upset about the whole thing. The coach, who clearly loves his team, immediately spoke out about those who have been following his team saying, “The reason everybody is having a heart attack the last four or five days is a bunch of women are threatening to break a men’s record, and everybody is all up in arms about it.”
The Huskies victory is also getting flack from an NCAA columnist that sounds like the ‘knuckle dragging” male chauvinist he speaks about in his review saying, “Geno Auriemma made coaching history Sunday. Great, now would somebody please give him a real job? Not that coaching UConn women’s team isn’t legitimate employment. It’s just that no matter how many games Auriemma wins, they will come with a gender-biased asterisk.”
It’s definitely true that men make it less of a win than what it is, but we don’t wanna get in the old “women can do anything men can do” dispute. Because then we would sound as asinine as what is unfolding in college basketball media. CONGRATS HUSKIES! Check here for the other things Auriemma is saying in their defense.