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Hey Geno was that entertaining enough for you (Original Post) wilt the stilt Apr 2015 OP
Actually, the prior Saturday was better... joeybee12 Apr 2015 #1
Geno's sport is the biggest joke of them all. bigwillq Apr 2015 #2
There Are Only 2 Teams Every Year ProfessorGAC Apr 2015 #3
At least the ladies play for the love of the game... joeybee12 Apr 2015 #4
When a team wins by an average of 42 points per game bigwillq Apr 2015 #5
There's a big drop-off after UCONN... joeybee12 Apr 2015 #6
No one cares about second. bigwillq Apr 2015 #7
except in "68 when the epic battle wilt the stilt Apr 2015 #8
The last time UCONN three-peated was in 2002-2004...I think... joeybee12 Apr 2015 #9
I played about 2,000 games with one of the original women pros wilt the stilt Apr 2015 #10
I googled her but couldn't find her... joeybee12 Apr 2015 #11
here it is wilt the stilt Apr 2015 #12
Thanks...now I gota google the New Orleans Pride! nt joeybee12 Apr 2015 #13
she was 5"8 wilt the stilt Apr 2015 #14
I find it hilarious that people cricitize the level of play of college sports Yavin4 Apr 2015 #15

ProfessorGAC

(66,050 posts)
3. There Are Only 2 Teams Every Year
Mon Apr 6, 2015, 06:57 AM
Apr 2015

And one is the same every year, and the other team is the same for 5 years, then changes to another team. Right now it's Notre dame. Was Tennesee for a while.

I woudn't call the sport awful, but it's definitely grotesquely top heavy.

 

joeybee12

(56,177 posts)
4. At least the ladies play for the love of the game...
Mon Apr 6, 2015, 10:01 AM
Apr 2015

Not for some future obscene contract...oh wait, at most schools it's not in the future...they're selling shit, having boosters pay for everything...Women's basketball is the one of the few college sports that is NOT a joke.

 

bigwillq

(72,790 posts)
5. When a team wins by an average of 42 points per game
Mon Apr 6, 2015, 11:08 AM
Apr 2015

that IS a joke.

There's little competition in women's college basketball, and that makes the sport very boring, imo.

 

joeybee12

(56,177 posts)
6. There's a big drop-off after UCONN...
Mon Apr 6, 2015, 11:55 AM
Apr 2015

But there were quite a few teams battling it for second, ND, SC, Baylor to name a few...the women's game is getting better...I guess UCLA in the 60's and 70's was a joke also.

 

bigwillq

(72,790 posts)
7. No one cares about second.
Mon Apr 6, 2015, 12:02 PM
Apr 2015

In women's basketball, there are very few teams that can win the title, which, to me, makes it a joke.

I wasn't born yet when UCLA was dominating, but it seemed like there were at least a few close games in the tournament and championship games between UCLA and its opponent.

 

wilt the stilt

(4,528 posts)
8. except in "68 when the epic battle
Mon Apr 6, 2015, 02:24 PM
Apr 2015

at the astrodome and '69 when UCLA didn't have a really big star. Or when David Thompson and NC State. At least there were some good games.

 

joeybee12

(56,177 posts)
9. The last time UCONN three-peated was in 2002-2004...I think...
Mon Apr 6, 2015, 02:28 PM
Apr 2015

The last year especially they won the semi at the last minute, then it was very close with TN for the title...UCONN has always been up there, but it's only the past few years when no one can touch them...that will change...some programs are getting better...but it'll take longer when there's not a huge paycheck as soon as they go pro...

 

wilt the stilt

(4,528 posts)
10. I played about 2,000 games with one of the original women pros
Mon Apr 6, 2015, 02:42 PM
Apr 2015

her name was Sandra Smallwood and she was at Belmont in NC. she is in their HOF and was really great at many sports. A great shooter. she used a men's ball just like we all did and their is no reason why they shouldn't be using a men's ball. Either tat or make the rim smaller.

 

joeybee12

(56,177 posts)
11. I googled her but couldn't find her...
Mon Apr 6, 2015, 03:00 PM
Apr 2015

I was curious as to how far that went back. I wonder if a men's ball would take its toll over the long season.

 

wilt the stilt

(4,528 posts)
14. she was 5"8
Mon Apr 6, 2015, 06:25 PM
Apr 2015

about 140 lbs. She would get right in there with the men. It was around 1983 and my friend bob Cermak and I were at The Sporting Club in Atlanta and we saw her shooting and we went over to her and asked her if she wanted to play and boy could she play. I played with her for years and in 1988 we were watching the women's olympic team and she turned to me and said I could make that team and she sure could have. big celtic fan and she loved Bird. We went to a Hawks-Bulls game to watch michael jordan and neither of us could believe him.

Yavin4

(35,519 posts)
15. I find it hilarious that people cricitize the level of play of college sports
Tue Apr 7, 2015, 10:55 AM
Apr 2015

Aren't these STUDENT ATHLETES?!?!?!? Sports is supposed to be an extra-curricular activity, right?

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