- Oct 26, 2017
This brought to mind me watching UConn absolutely dismantle a pretty good MSU team in 2016. Once I realized the far off dream of an upset was over about 4 minutes in, I distinctly remember thinking "I'm not gonna let this beatdown get to me." I just sat back and watched one of the best college basketball teams in history work. I kept rooting for my team (and hoping UConn didn't break every NCAA tourney record imaginable against them), but I had to appreciate the precision.If D'Arcy Maine thinks increasing pettiness will increase the reach of the game, more power to her. I can say that for me, my wife and several others I know, we watch women's basketball because of the precise execution, team play and general LACK of "look at me" displayed. It is sport, but it is also performance art. If pettiness increases, it will DECREASE interest for me and I presume for many others. Adding "soap opera" to women's sports doesn't seem like a winning ingredient to me though I certainly do not have any insight into others minds. Net-net, it might be a winning combination.
Don't you mean it is fun article on killing sportsmanship? I see nothing fun in this.Some fun stuff in here, including some great responses to Muffet blocking Breanna on Twitter. UConn-Notre Dame -- I'm here for all the pettiness
MSU has a Top 25 men's team this year, but they still can't touch the women in excitement created in the fanbase. It's sad because we have a very talented group of men, but fans aren't stupid. The effort and precision that the women play with is simply a more attractive product and it makes the men's inconsistent effort and frequent low basketball IQ stand out.My son is an avid Uconn Mens basketball nut. But lately, he has been watching Uconn womens games with me, and he has been commenting on the womens games. He said that the passing is fun to watch, and he said that, in the last game, KLS out ran St Louis down the court to make a basket, even though Uconn was up by 50 points. He never sees that effort anywhere else.
My point, the women play a beautiful game and it needs no WWE pettiness to make it watchable.