OT- Stanford beats UConn. Streak over at 90 games
here? oh..... I didn't know they let women play college sports. seriously. I didn't.
I only thought Title 9 was for intramural? do they really play? People watch? humans?
and relation to Harbaugh?
slightly embarassing, but fixed
Harbaugh to stanford womens basketball. BKfinest it.
I was afraid people were going to forget that and the whole thing was just going to fly. Continue the BKFinest hate, he'll never be able to show his face on this blog again.
Now UConn has to win another 90 games before they ever get back on ESPN
If there was ever a time to rush the court at a women's bball game, this is the time. Unfortunately, most of the crowd looks to be over 35
"Why are they all sitting there?!"
My dad: "They don't have their walkers within reach."
Condoleezza Rice. Not Michelle Obama
Harbaugh doesn't want to be overshadowed by a woman's basketball program as dominant as theirs. Tiger Woods' lofty expectations also scare him. Come on, challenge me.
Kinda glad. I would've felt bad for the players if they lost before 88 but now that they have the record its good they lost. Women's basketball got more "face-time" on ESPN because of the streak, but a sport where one team wins literally every game gets boring fast. Only UConn fans could possibly want UConn to have kept winning every game once the 88 streak was broken.
Am I the only one who is confused about how a record set by a men's basketball team against men's opponents can be broken by a women's team playing against women's opponents? I thought they were treated as two entirely different sports. Or are all records unisex?
is 90 straight NCAA basketball games.
So, in essence, it is unisex.
However, it could be broken down as you say.
I'd guess you'd classify it as 3 separate records, with obvious overlap between two.
Mens College Basketball
Womens College Basketball
I guess. But its pretty much accepted for instance that men's sports are more competitive now than they were in the early 20th century (i.e. modern day Steelers would own any football teams from 50-100 years ago). So how do you compare football records set in the early 1900s to modern day football records? If the argument is that women's basketball records dont count because of inferior athleticism, doesn that apply to male sports teams from several decades ago?
All the time. But how often do you say the athletes 40 years ago would be better than the ones today? (Maybe teams, due to expansion and such- see: NBA) That's what you have here, and it's because the sport has the same name, but the game is different. Different balls. Different athletes. They're not the same at all.
if you were trying to be funny but this...
"Dont worry Radiation is good for u, just ask anyone taking chemo."
is not funny what so ever...
This is a great day in sports
An outrageous streak is finally put to rest
Pop the champagne
The win streak was a great accomplishment and everything, but enough already. We didn't need bonus coverage during the bowl game.
Cunnilingus Rice sounds like a Mexican dish!
Comparison picture no longer needed.
Stanford's coach said she had watched every single game UConn has played and has been preparing to beat UConn for a very long time.
Stanford was definitely the better team with lots of big bodies.
Years ago, so ESPN wouldn't be force feeding us the story all this time.
My daughter is a big UConn fan and wants to play basketball there when she gets older. Sad day in our house, but no tears.
I'll pay you to send her here
....Don't tell her though
Thank God we don't have to hear about that team anymore.
Kind of sad. I'm gonna miss watching the flashy fundamentals on ESPN.
Even funnier was the conversation with Femputer, which was the top-ranked comment on that video.
"Hmmm... Perhaps the men are not as evil as Femputer thinks..."
"But they laugh women's basketball!"
"WHAT? Did you not explain how their good fundamentals make up for their inability to dunk?"
"They still laugh!"
"THE MEN MUST DIE"
Amy: You all obey a big computer?
Kug: Yes. It appear mysteriously just about time men die out.
Leela: So why did you make it your leader?
Ornik: It seemed like different kind of politician.
Kug: Not beltway insider.
Good. Maybe ESPN will stop talking about them. Thanks, Stanford.
As a Uconn Women's basketball fan it is a sad day. However, we knew the streak was eventually going to end. They didn't play a great game. It happens. They can still win the National Championship. Congrats on a great run!
Why was there a basketball court in the kitchen?
Negged for being misogynistic asshole.
I assumed that the court was located in a swimming pool. Aren't all women's sports played under water?
Of all teams to break the streak, why did it have to be Stanford?
that loss set woman's basketball back 5 years, much like boise state's loss to nevada set back them back 5 years
UConn could have won 150 games and no one would have cared anymore than they did. The average sports fan will look at this score and say "oh neat" and then see what else is new in the sports world
Women's basketball needs more competitive balance. It can't just have one team run roughshod over everyone (which seems to happen regularly - remember Tennessee a few years back?). If this is a sign of greater parity, that's good for the game.
Stanford will have to meet UConn one more time this year, and it will count for a lot more. Stanford broke the streak, but it was already a record. With Stanford's coach letting it slip that they spent a lot of extra time preparing for UConn, it will definitely make UConn extremely motivated when they meet in the late rounds of the NCAA tournament in March.
If Stanford had played them close and lost, or their coach hadn't let it slip that they spent extra time preparing for them, UConn probably would have just moved on. Now, though, they will be gunning for Stanford as bad as Stanford was for them when they meet them in the tournament.
I know I am assuming a lot when I say they will meet, but both teams really should make it to the Final Four. Anyway, the streak was good for women's hoops, and the streak being broken was good for women's hoops, so everybody won tonight: even UConn. I'm sure it doesn't feel that way to them right now, though.
Not sure why some of the negative comments on the board about UConn. They have had an amazing era of domination. 70 & 90 game win streaks (think about that, that's 160-0). , 7 NC's, 3 undefetead seasons. Within the 90 game win streak alone, the average margin was 33 points, there were only two games closer than 10 points. They won 31 of those 90 games against top 25 programs. They played top competition every year during the streak and didn't duck anybody.
Well done. Well done indeed.
Did they go 70 in a row, lose one and then go 90-0? If so, impressive, but still not 160-0, actually.
That's kinda my problem with the streak. I agree they don't dodge anybody...but there's hardly anyone to dodge. Due to the complete lack of depth in the sport they're so vastly superior to the other teams they play, their third string could whoop up on 95% of the teams they play. There's a half dozen good teams, they might as well be playing the Washington Generals most nights. In Men's basketball, or various other sports, upsets happen because the teams are close in talent, even the bad from the good. Not so in women's basketball. (And yes, I'll say UCLA's original streak suffered some from that too...lack of depth of good teams, UCLA stockpiling talent by getting all the best players money could buy, in a pathetic PAC-10....which is why Duke's Final Four streak or North Carolina's Sweet Sixteen streak were equally impressive to me, because they played a lot more, and a lot better teams).
Hoped this thread would be a nice reprieve from the downward spiral of CC and Tate threads, but aside from a few genunine comments this thread is really filled with a lot of smart-ass sexist comments. I expected more from the mgoblog community. Sorry for the negativity, but this has been a seriously bad day on the mgoboard.
So what exactly constitutes a "good day" on the board? A day in which there is no posting of breaking news, no critical discussion and no debate of the key issues surrounding Michigan football?
And a vast majority of "who cares?" If not caring for crappy basketball is sexist just because it's played by women, then so be it. What did you want us to say? Most people are just tired of ESPN force feeding us a story no one cares about just because it's PC. The crappiest bowl games are getting better ratings than their big "record setting" game. No one cares.
who honestly gives a shit