For pete's sake, Coach Auerwhatsyername, stop embarrassing yourself!
He's behaving like Cheri Oteri and Co. in that SNL skit where the reasonable shoppers, not aware in that they are in a tussle, are being told to "simmer down now". ITA with this columnist:
The UConn women's basketball team should be 1000% proud about their enormous accomplishment. Huge props to themWho's up in arms about the UConn women breaking the record set by the UCLA men in 1974? If anything, most people are insisting we properly package each streak in its own, separate category. They are two different sports, entirely. Yes, comparisons are inevitable, and Auriemma needs to accept that, but I haven't seen much chagrining about this record falling. That's primarily the case because most are cognizant of the differences in the sport.
But, UConn did not break the legendary UCLA men's winning streak, nor should sports fans all be taken to task for not being and obsessed over the UConn ladies' streak. Nor should the media be for not dedicating miles of newsprint and airtime covering a sport that the public ... just ... doesn't ... give ... a shit ... about.
Women's basketball and men's basketball share the name "basketball", but UConn's accomplishment is NOT equal to UCLA's men's program's accomplishment in the 70s. They are different accomplishments, strung together only by a [mostly] similar ball, a [mostly] similar hoop, and a [mostly] shared set of rules.
I am not bashing fans of women's basketball. Kudos to you for supporting a sport that you - hopefully - love. But those insisting that we all equally embrace non-equal sports is bullsh*t. Heck, mabye I need to write a column damning the lack of coverage for professional tennis, and demanding that it receive equal coverage and public enthusiasm to NBA basketball. They both use a net and a ball, right?