ONE HUNDRED WINS



  • so on to other topics, how awsome is U-Conn womens 100 wins in a row? - - you talk about total dominence, this is just un-believable, and more then one of those have been against the #2 ranked womens teams - Like I think South Carolina 4 times , Baylor a couple of times, alot of these win double digit - -ALOT and then alot of pure routs - -Geno is one hell of a Coach. - So when does the streak stop? - -I can’t see an end coming to soon, when it does will send a tidal wave lol - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer54 not a KU bb read, ask Frank!



  • I want to preface what I am about to write with: I think Coach Auriemma is a great, great coach–one of the best ever. I wanted that up front, because my following observation about this accomplishment of winning 100 straight games could be taken to suggest I think otherwise.

    Now to my point.

    Is it a coincidence that this happened AFTER Pat Summit retired due to Alzheimers?

    Put another way, who thinks this would have happened, if Pat Summit had been coaching at her peak the last couple years?

    I would bet the farm against it.

    Can anyone name even two other probable future hall of fame coaches of the caliber of Auriemma and Summit in the women’s game coaching right now?

    I can’t, but I don’t follow the woman’s game closely at all.

    Winning 100 games is a fabulous accomplishment. It is a monster feat of sustained excellence and concentration by both players and coach.

    Still, IMHO, the UConn players foremost deserve the kudos.

    The UConn coach also deserves kudos, but…

    The coaching aspect has to be weighed in conjunction with his competition.

    He didn’t do it, when Summit was coaching.

    By the same token, Summit didn’t do it, when he was coaching.

    My guess is that if he had been the one to get Alzheimers and retire, Pat Summit would now be winning 100 straight games.

    These two coaches were/are head and shoulders above other coaches in women’s basketball. It happens sometimes. Auriemma is now alone being head and shoulders above other coaches in women’s basketball. It happens sometimes.

    So: frankly, I think, this is a much bigger “player” accomplishment than coaching accomplishment.

    If Summit could have done it, had Auriemma retired, then the true and decisive greatness in the accomplishment rests with the players, somewhat less with the coach.

    This group of women hoopers that Coach Auriemma has must be just a flipping phenomenal group of players–in physical abilities, skills and mental toughness. It takes a will of steel not to have an off game in 100 games–to find a way to win 100 straight times. It is mind boggling. This group of young women has pioneered a new threshold of team. My hat is off to them and to their great coach.

    Rock Chalk UConn Women and Coach Auremia.

    P.S.: As one fan out in the wilderness, I want to personally thank Coach Auriemma for what he has done for the greatest game ever invented by dedicating his life to bringing it to women and so to all of basketball. Thanks, Coach.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA? the hell you talkin about?



  • @jayballer54 i believe she is saying this is not a KUBB read, it belongs under general discussion.



  • @Ralph

    I think you are right about the interpretation, but there have been plenty of debates about Wooden and Knight and Rat Face under this heading, so I’m cool with it staying here. I’m also okay with moving it.



  • @jaybate-1.0 Uh, you are just wrong. Their careers substantially overlapped. Summit started coaching a decade earlier, but didn’t retire until 2012. While Summit’s passing due to Alzheimer’s was a tragedy and she is clearly one of the top 2 women’s coaches ever, Auriemma and UConn were winning titles long before the onset of the disease. UConn’s first of 11 titles under Auriemma was in '95. Tennessee set the bar starting in the mid-80s and UConn raised that bar in the early 2000s. Summit won her 8 championships while he was coaching. He won 7 of his 11 (and counting) when she was coaching. UConn also had another 90 game win streak that ended in 2010 (loss to Stanford). So, it is patently false that to state as you do that he didn’t do “it” when Summitt was coaching.

    As to other Hall of Fame women’s coaches, Trish Vanderveer, the Stanford coach, is an obvious one - 2 title and 7 additional Final Fours during the Summitt-Auriemma “era.” Muffet McGraw at Notre Dame is another - 1 title and 6 other Final Fours, including 3 runners-up during the same time frame. Kim Mulkey of Baylor is headed there - coaching just since 2000 and has 2 titles - one an undefeated 40-0 team.



  • @DCHawker

    Uh no.

    90 < 100.

    Howling!

    Again, did Summit or Auriemma win 100 straight games, while both were coaching at the same time?

    Yes, or no?

    I’m waiting.



  • @jaybate-1.0 I concede - the strength of your assertion, I mean argument, is unassailable. UConn and Auriemma could only generate a 90 game winning streak during Summitt’s tenure. Clearly they were incapable of extending it another 10 games because she was still coaching Tennessee - although funny that it was ended by Stanford and not Tennessee.

    Of course, you are right - it is obvious to any rationale person that the current winning streak could not have happened if Summitt was still coaching - although funny that the annual game between the 2 teams ended in 2007. and UConn beat 27 ranked teams during the streak…



  • No one would know how to spell Auriemma without Pat Summitt. :wink:



  • What is this women’s basketball sport you speak of?



  • @DCHawker

    Well, you got yourself into a real logical pickle.

    If you argue that Summit’s 90 was equivalent to Auriemma’s 100, then Auriemma’s 100 has effectively already been done and recently and so isn’t that unprecedented and extraordinary. And that implies records signify little, or nothing.

    Is that really what you want to hang your Beany on?

    Logic is a female dog sometimes, isn’t it?

    I think 100 is a record and quite a bit–say 10 straight wins more than 90.

    But even if it were “only” 91-90, I reckon my logic would hold, and you would still be brining pickles!!!

    I’m really eager to read how you’re going to sarcasm font your way out of this.

    Continue.



  • @jaybate-1.0 Seriously??? Auriemma/UConn had the 90 game winning streak from 2008-2010…But I bow to your vastly superior knowledge of the women’s game - except for the unawareness of the previous UConn winning streak or any other women’s coaches not named Geno or Pat…



  • @DCHawker

    Seriously?

    Are you still struggling with this logic?

    Either you are devaluing Auriemma’s accomplishment of 100 with Summit’s 90, or you’re not?

    Either Summit, or Auriemma won 100 straight, while both were coaching, or they didn’t?

    Which is it?

    Think!!!

    This is not as complicated as Trump trying to subordinate the JCS and the alphabet agencies and restore constitutional function to the republic in the face of Deep State opposition.

    Resolve the disconnects.

    Then get back to me.

    I’m trying to understand your argument.



  • Why do are we even talking about this streak that is so full of fluff?

    UConn has won that many games because they have overwhelmingly more talent than any other program. Teams are lucky to have a lottery pick but UConn has the top 3 picks in the draft, and we are not talking the OAD drafted on talent variety, we are talking about 4 year, proven players.

    Let’s see… during the streak, out of 100 games 56 were decide by 40 points of more and 70 by 30 points or more. How many games out of 100 do you think were decide by 10 points or less? Would you believe 2? Some kind of competition…

    So, when we look at the streak in context and look at the competition and the talent differential, it is really not that impressive. Yes, it is a long streak, yes, it is a big accomplishment but it does not come close to comparing against other sports streaks that were played against comparable competition. Read this article and draw your own conclusions and now let’s get back to discussing KU basketball.



  • @jaybate-1.0 I give up!!! Summitt/Tennessee DID NOT have a 90 game winning streak. In addition to the current 100 game winning streak, UConn/Auriemma has had 70 and 90 game winning streaks, both while Summitt was coaching Tennessee. Your assertion at the outset that the current streak would not have occurred if Summitt was still coaching is simply ludicrous - first and foremost because Tennessee and UConn have not played one another during the streak so she, if still with us, couldn’t have done anything about it, and UConn/Auriemma demonstrated it was fully capable of long winning streaks - 70 and 90 games - while Summitt was still coaching at Tennessee. The 90 game streak was bookended by losses to Stanford, not Tennessee.

    @JayHawkFanToo is right - more than enough on this topic - we have the Baylor game tomorrow to worry about…



  • @DCHawker

    No, you’re having a great difficulty with letting go. You are confusing letting go of illogic with giving up. Never giving up is an admirable trait, but should never be confused with refusing to let go of illogic.

    You can do this.

    Agreed, with letting go of the topic, as long as I get the last word in letting go of it.

    Your struggle with letting go of the illogical cannot be indulged by giving you the last word, or by you giving me the last word.

    You will have to let go of the illogical on your own before you get to dictate to me any terms of the end of the discussion.

    If you try to say we have to keep going, without letting go of the illogic, I will say we should stop.

    If you try to say we have to stop, without letting go of the illogic, I will say we should continue.

    Like Mr. Ghandi, I refuse to cooperate with illogic. :smiley:

    Otherwise, I enjoy you very much and look forward as always to your posts.



  • The amazing thing about this streak is that UConn does not hiccup. They do not slip. They just roll over the next team in their path. They don’t come out flat. They don’t blow a lead. They don’t have an off night. It’s actually really amazing.

    I’ve been around undefeated teams in both high school and college. It’s really difficult to not have that one night where you just don’t have it, or there’s foul trouble, or a great player goes off against you, or whatever. UConn has been able to avoid all of that for 100 straight games, playing the best teams in the women’s game along the way.

    Yes, UConn is favored in just about every game they play, and is more talented. But how often have we seen KU, a team that is usually favored and more talented, fumble away a game. That does not happen to the Lady Huskies. Or at least hasn’t happened for the last two and a half years.



  • @justanotherfan

    Its a major, major accomplishment in sports, even when they had only broken the prior streak by a game. Now that they have broken it by ten or so, it is bigger. And the longer it goes the bigger it gets.

    But it is clearly the players that are doing it and it is clearly the players that are the decisive variable in doing it. Coach Auriemma, great as he is, has had a ton of 2.5 season blocks of time as opportunities to win a 100 straight and hasn’t done it before, and said he doubts it will happen again.

    These streaks are always a freakish convergence of extraordinary players coached by great coaches that could not do the same thing with any other players.

    I love analyzing coaches and ranking coaches and think coaches are an indispensable factor in the success of any team in any sport.

    But players remain the decisive factor.

    These UConn women on the last 2.5 years of UConn teams are just more extraordinary and exceptional in the way they play together than any other UConn team, and any other non-UConn team.

    The contributing factor is the coaching.

    And Auriemma has done this without a Pat Summitt as a competitor standing in the way sooner or later in the season.

    That doesn’t diminish it.

    It just recognizes the fact and conditions the accomplishment.



  • @JayHawkFanToo lol, pretty good basketball. I think there are several teams this womens team could beat - - - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jaybate-1.0 Okay, I’ll bite - have nothing better to do and I find some modest amusement in these engagements. I just hope no one else is wasting their time further on this thread.

    But, I’ll need to ask you to dumb this down for me, as your “logic” is beyond the comprehension of my small mind.

    So, you started with an assertion that UConn’s current winning streak would not exist if the legendary Pat Summitt had not passed and was still coaching. Of course, you are entitled to your opinion, but as someone who does follow the women’s game, I thought is a remarkably uninformed opinion or assertion.

    Perhaps you could be so kind as to explain the “logic” of your willingness to “bet the farm” against the streak having occurred if Summitt were still coaching??? I certainly didn’t see any analysis or data the would support such a remarkable assertion, but perhaps I was failing to discern something compelling between the lines?

    You asked “who thinks this would have happened if Pat Summitt had been coaching at her peak the last couple of years.” Me, for one. What did I base that on? First, the simple fact that UConn and Tennessee have not played during the streak so there is nothing Summitt/Tennessee could directly have done to stop it. Second, that UConn/Auriemma had demonstrated that they could win multiple championships, go undefeated, and run-off lengthy winning streaks - of 70 and 90 games - while Summitt was coaching at her peak - and beating Tennessee on multiple occasions during her tenure.

    Now perhaps your logic is that notwithstanding the fact that UConn and Tennessee had no games scheduled against one another during the current streak, that if Summitt were still coaching, it is possible that her coaching prowess would have made it more likely that Tennessee would have advanced further in the past two NCAA tournaments, and thus have had 2 opportunities to end the current UConn streak. Seems pretty thin gruel, but at least its an argument. On the other hand, Auriemma is 4-0 against Summitt in the tournament, so that is the bet odds for betting the farm.

    In any event, offer context, data and analysis to support my rebuttal of your opinion/assertion. I would welcome the same from you, so I can be better educated - what is the basis for the assertion that the UConn streak would not have happened if Summitt were still coaching. I’m waiting… And, please don’t come back for the 3rd time with this Summitt-90 v. Auriemma-100 nonsense. Tennessee has not had winning streak during the time that both have coached which match the 70 or 90 game UConn winning streaks.

    Then you asked can anyone name even two other “probable” Hall of Fame coaches in the women’s game now - the clear implication being that there was or is no credible competition or foil to Auriemma other than Summitt - which is also nonsense. I named 3 - actually they are not probable - all 3 are in the Hall of Fame. Now I would stipulate that Auriemma and Summitt are at the top of the - ahem - summit, but each of these 3 have won championships during the Auriemma-Summitt era and the fact is that all are in the HOF.

    So, again, simple question - and you are more than then welcome to the last word - what is the basis of your view that UConn would not have its current winning streak if Summitt were still coaching - hopefully specifically addressing the factual information I provided?



  • @jayballer54

    You are kidding, right? Lots of simulations have been run to answer this question during the UConn run and even under the most favorable conditions, UConn against one of the worse men’s teams, the men’s team wins close to 90% of the time. An average AAU team beats a WNBA team all the time. UConn is at the level of a good men’s HS team. Using men’s rules is not even close…you know the women use a smaller ball, right?

    Again, why are we even discussing this topic?



  • @JayHawkFanToo well not sure why it got headed in the direction it got - -if you look at the title wasn’t getting into anything about any of where it got took. - -Bottom line doesn’t matter who you are, who they are, what it is - -It’s a feat that will NEVER be broken - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer54

    Did you read my original post? 70+ games were decide by 30 or more points, 56 by 40 or more points and only 2 by 10 points or less. When you have that much superiority, is it that big of a feat? When I was 18 I would beat my 10 year old brother 100 out of 100 times in just about any game we played…does it make it a big feat? Obviously not. When you have such an overwhelming superiority it is the expected result and not that big of a feat, wouldn’t you agree?



  • @JayHawkFanToo just about?



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    My son regularly beat me in video games since he was very young given that I don’t play them at all. I am sure my kid brother would have as well; good thing the only game we had back then was…PONG. :smiley:



  • @JayHawkFanToo why are you so unwilling to acknowledge what these women have done? - You seem to be in a very select minority. - -How about this, why don’t you go around the College Scene speak with the men’s College C0aches see what they think and feel. Did you LISTEN to what Frank Mason had to say about their accomplishment ? How he can’t even begin to imagine and how amazing it was? - -did you happen to catch that? Whether you like it or not -It is a record that will stand forever and is an unheard of feat, that will never be beaten, they put it in perspective talking about how it compares with Smokin Joe’s 51 game hitting streak, they ALL said there is NOTHING that compares to this ONE HUNDRED game winning streak,. - - So with that being said unless you just want to agrue just to agrue, then like you said LET IT GO as you quite so gracefully said WHY are we even discussing this anymore. . - -Period. - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer54 frank was very polite! I thought it was a rude question considering what our Jayhawks had just done. It was a lil out of the blue and frank handled it well.



  • @jayballer54

    You missed the part where I said…Yes, it is a long streak, yes, it is a big accomplishment…

    But don’t expect me to compare it to other great sports streaks. Do you think any coach or player, male or female, would say anything not laudatory about the streak? Not unless he is crazy since it would be the epitome or political incorrectness and a public relation’s nightmare…who needs that. I have stated my case with numbers to prove my view, you think it is a huge accomplishment…we just disagree; can’t we just leave it at that?



  • @JayHawkFanToo I think it is very strange to say that their accomplishment means less because they are so good.

    This is not the same as Olympic Mens’ Basketball, where the US gold medal streak was entirely due to the lack of development of established basketball programs and leagues throughout the world. Nor can it be disregarded as due to systematic chemical cheating, as helped the East Germans dominate Womens’ Swimming in the Olympics of the 60s and 70s.

    Instead, one program has come to dominate a sport that previously had several major programs vying regularly for talent and titles.

    Your stats may well point out why the streak is not particularly interesting to watch, but to deride the success because they are so dominant is simply blind. I don’t like watching NE Patriots win so much, but I can’t say they aren’t as amazing as any team ever.

    I don’t suppose you think KU’s streak is not significant because it has lasted so long so therefore we have beaten all the obviously weak sisters in the Big 12? Okay, you might respond, those have involved close games, and amazing comebacks, etc.

    Bottom line, UConn has the killer instinct and ability we have been lacking to our chagrin, and you ridicule them? Dig down, and I think you will find that it is disinterest rather than lack of admiration driving your disdain. You seem too educated a sports fan to be so dismissive of this feat.



  • @mayjay

    Again, I am not saying is not a great accomplishment, it certainly is. What I am saying is that when you have such a superior team, top 3 draft pics as an example, and you are favored to win every game you play not by just double digits but by 30 or 40 points, it certainly indicates very weak competition and/or a huge talent disparity, wouldn’t you agree? Again 70 games were decided by 30 or more point and only 2 out of 100 by 10 or less. I cannot recall a single game when KU was favored to win by 30 or more points and then lost, do you? or even a single game when KU was favored by 30 points, even against non division I opponents, do you? It just does not happen in men’s basketball because even with programs like UK taking a chunk of top players, they never stick around for 4 years and the pool of talented players is considerably larger than that of talented women players.

    No doubt that UConn has put together an incredible program, has gotten top players and the best coach and has dominated the sport. The net result is that being that much better than the rest makes the wins expected and in a way, they are victims of their own success. KU never had talent that was that much superior to the rest of the League or other opponents, in fact, some of the titles during the current streak were decided on the last game and against equally or more talented competition and with several loses along the way but with enough wins to win the conference title, many of those years playing in the strongest League in the sport.

    I am not saying that you or anyone that believes this is a huge accomplishment is wrong, I am just saying that I see it differently for the reason I stated and I did not ask anyone to agree with me either. I respect your opinion, can you not respect mine in return?



  • @JayHawkFanToo we sure can so - - - - - no need for further comment - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @DCHawker

    Easy: no one ever won 100 straight when both were coaching and there is no one that is equal to Summitt coaching today.

    Many drivers could feed into why this logic operates.

    But it is not necessary to itemize these drivers to see that the logic holds and is sound.

    But I will give you one possible example and would only ask you to remember that there are likely MANY drivers causing the logic to operate.

    When Pat Summitt and Gene Auriemma were both coaching, they were splitting most of the best talent. As a result, Summitt did not actually have to stop Auriemma from winning 1o0 straight by beating him in a game. All she had to do was sign a lot of great players, and dilute the talent level that Auriemma had, and Auriemma, or Summit, for that matter, might have been able to win 90, but not 100.

    With Summit retired, and no equal in her stead, and with Auriemma having developed even further recruiting influence because of his on going success, Auriemma gets a larger share of the very best players with the very best physical and psychological qualities required, to win 100 in a row, instead of only 90.

    But there are probably many, many, many other drivers feeding into it. Multifactorial, as they say in math class.

    Here is another one: with Summit gone, Auriemma becomes essentially the only super coach left in the sport, as Wooden became, when so many coaches like Phog Allen, Adolph Rupp, Henry Iba, and Pete Newell, Fred Taylor, and many many other great coaches began to retire and eventually leave Wooden as the ranking elder statesman of coaching by the mid 1960s. Wooden and his Bruins went from being just one of many good teams to gaining the mystique of being invincible, when all the other recognized great coaches had stepped aside and the new guys like Smith had not yet fully established themselves. In short, Summitt left the game and turned a binary star system in to a unitary one and Auriemma quickly took on the mystique of being MORE invincible than he was when Summitt was still their as a countervailing force. So: Auriemma eventually went on a tear in winning 100 straight games that he never did when Summitt was there.

    Hey, here is another possibility! Maybe the women’s game has in recent years seen a rise in refereeing asymmetry that favors the top coaches the EST. Maybe that is what has allowed Auriemma and his lady UConn women to jump from90 to 100 straight wins.

    Whoa! Here is another possibility. What if the number of games played per season has increased from back in the era when Summitt and Auriemma coached at the same time. Maybe there are just literally more games each season, and so, if you’ve got a great team, other things equal, you just win more games sooner.

    And so on.



  • @jaybate-1.0 said:

    @DCHawker

    Easy: no one ever won 100 straight when both were coaching.

    Wow - that is truly an unimpeachable argument for the wholly unsupported assertion that UConn would not have won 100 straight games if Summitt was still alive and coaching Tennessee. The wealth of data and depth of analysis is overwhelming and compelling. I bow in supplication…



  • @DCHawker

    Logic is a female dog to someone like you, and even to me on some occasion.

    Its a fascinating thing that human’s, with such extraordinary logical capacity, so often bridle at logic.

    It hurts a little watching you struggle with this.

    Its like watching a woman in child birth.

    Alas, I can’t do a C-section for you on this.

    You are going to have to labor through it yourself.

    I can be here and tell you to breath though.

    Its so easy once you have dilated your mind enough to allow the logic to operate.

    Contractions are painful though…

    Accepting logic is one of the hardest things for persons, when the logic contradicts their belief.

    It is especially hard when they “think” their belief is not a belief, but reasoning.

    This goes to the very heart of why there is so much lying. As the trendy saying these days goes: it is easier to fool a person that convince a person that they have been fooled. I would add to that epigram that it is doubly difficult when a person has fooled him/her self.

    Such a person tends to resort to the same kind of cranky, frustrated rhetoric that you appear to have used here.

    But I’m cool with apparently cranky, frustrated rhetoric.

    To riff on Ghandi, who said the truth is the truth, I say: the logic is the logic.

    Here is the thing, all you have to do to refute the logic is find a coach and team in women’s basketball that has also won 100 games, while his/her career overlapped with Auriemma’s. Its so obvious. That at least appears to be why you find it so annoying. It is obvious, yet you cannot do it. Grrrrrrr.

    So: you are apparently stuck with the logic that contradicts your apparent belief that you apparently fooled yourself into believing, and in turn you appear to resort to cranky, frustrated rhetoric instead of doing the easy, prudent thing and saying, of course, @jaybate 1.0, I see the logic and that’s that.

    I often wonder after having these sorts of discussions if the real issue didn’t hinge on Board Rat A wanting to be right rather than wanting to get at the crucial insight, versus me who doesn’t care about being right, but rather is most interested in learning the crucial insight. If you had had the logic on your side, well, I would have been delighted and adopted your logic and thanked you for sharing it with me. But for some reason, some folks don’t like to do that.

    But the important thing is KU is very near a record number of conference titles and so may be one day you will explain that to me with sound logic and I will get a chance to show you how appreciative I can be.

    Rock Chalk!



  • @DCHawker

    P.S.: IMHO, no argument is unimpeachable with twisting and distortion of premises and facts and logic. The thing that is great about logic is that even after being twisted and distorted, one simply restates it without the twists and distortions and it just is once again either valid, or not. It just does either explain things or it doesn’t.



  • @jaybate-1.0 said:

    @DCHawker

    Logic is a female dog to someone like you, and even to me on some occasion.

    Its a fascinating thing that human’s, with such extraordinary logical capacity, so often bridle at logic.

    It hurts a little watching you struggle with this.

    Its like watching a woman in child birth.

    Alas, I can’t do a C-section for you on this.

    You are going to have to labor through it yourself.

    I can be here and tell you to breath though.

    Its so easy once you have dilated your mind enough to allow the logic to operate.

    Contractions are painful though…

    Accepting logic is one of the hardest things for persons, when the logic contradicts their belief.

    It is especially hard when they “think” their belief is not a belief, but reasoning.

    This goes to the very heart of why there is so much lying. As the trendy saying these days goes: it is easier to fool a person that convince a person that they have been fooled. I would add to that epigram that it is doubly difficult when a person has fooled him/her self.

    Such a person tends to resort to the same kind of cranky, frustrated rhetoric that you appear to have used here.

    But I’m cool with apparently cranky, frustrated rhetoric.

    To riff on Ghandi, who said the truth is the truth, I say: the logic is the logic.

    Here is the thing, all you have to do to refute the logic is find a coach and team in women’s basketball that has also won 100 games, while his/her career overlapped with Auriemma’s. Its so obvious. That at least appears to be why you find it so annoying. It is obvious, yet you cannot do it. Grrrrrrr.

    So: you are apparently stuck with the logic that contradicts your apparent belief that you apparently fooled yourself into believing, and in turn you appear to resort to cranky, frustrated rhetoric instead of doing the easy, prudent thing and saying, of course, @jaybate 1.0, I see the logic and that’s that.

    I often wonder after having these sorts of discussions if the real issue didn’t hinge on Board Rat A wanting to be right rather than wanting to get at the crucial insight, versus me who doesn’t care about being right, but rather is most interested in learning the crucial insight. If you had had the logic on your side, well, I would have been delighted and adopted your logic and thanked you for sharing it with me. But for some reason, some folks don’t like to do that.

    But the important thing is KU is very near a record number of conference titles and so may be one day you will explain that to me with sound logic and I will get a chance to show you how appreciative I can be.

    Rock Chalk!

    Truly worthy of Aristotle, Cicero and Locke @jaybate1…0

    The @jaybate-1.0 proposition:

    UConn WOULD NOT HAVE won 100 consecutive games if Pat Summitt was still coaching Tennessee

    The proof, the whole proof and nothing but the proof:

    Well, UConn DID NOT win 100 consecutive games while she was coaching Tennessee

    Rep ispa loquitor!!! Brilliant stuff. The logic is unassailable!!!



  • @jaybate-1.0 I was wondering about the talent stacking at UCONN the other day myself. I don’t follow womens ball at all. But it seems that if some team/coach wins that many games in a row, that there is, at very least, a huge gap in coaching abilities between Coach A and all the other coaches in Div 1 womens ball. Also, a mega stacked team, like UCONN appears to be to me would also have a much greater advantage over all the other teams, wouldn’t they have?
    I mean, its like Duke and Kentucky mens teams getting stacks of 10 McD’s players at a time.
    I don’t know if womens ball has a Mickey D’s game or its equivalent. But it sure seems like there is a distinct advantage over there at UConn.



  • @Lulufulu said:

    I mean, its like Duke and Kentucky mens teams getting stacks of 10 McD’s players at a time

    And, imagine if all top 10 McD’s stayed in school for three years, year after year. That’s what Auriemma has going. Not good for the sport.



  • I’m gonna lay down one more thing on this thread. Its probly gonna rub some people the wrong way but this is my truth.

    There is zero chance that Auriemma and UConn could do this in the mens Div 1 league. Zero.

    100 wins in a row is very impressive and all but its against far inferior competition. So its kind of invalidated.

    100 wins is 100 wins but it means less if youre not doing it against the best competition.

    Put the UConn womens team in the Mens ACC or Big 12 or Big 10. Would they go undefeated in 20 games?

    Hell no.

    SO, big deal, they won 100 games against other womens teams and rolled over all of them. Their margin of victory in the vast majority of those games wasn’t even close! Not close at all. That’s not competition. Come on. That’s lame.



  • @jayballer54 If you are referring to the Joe DiMaggio streak, it was 56, not 51.



  • @DanR Totally agree. I don’t think there are any one and done in women’s bball. I do not follow it except to check on the KU team once in awhile, so there may be. But your point is spot on. If Geno is getting 2 or 3 of the top recruits every year, and they stay in school, then that is why the streak happened, and may continue on for some time.



  • @Big-Clyde52

    The WNBA “requires players to be at least 22, to have completed their college eligibility, to have graduated from a four-year college or to be four years removed from high school.”



  • @Big-Clyde52 I was living in Knoxville from 2000-2010. Women’s basketball was bigger than mens during that time period. Pat could land some stud players, but she never tried to stack all the elite talent like Geno does now.



  • @DanR Oh, she tried. In the 90s she did it, or came pretty close.

    They all try.



  • @Lulufulu let me say this and then I’m done. - -simple question? - -Did or di they not - -every single Div one college have a chance to recruit those same ladies? yes or no? Did these girls that went to U-Conn when they came out of high school did they not have a recruiting process? Was U-Conn the ONLY school that recruited them? Is it U-Con fault that these girls after having multitudes of colleges recruit them, is it U- Conn’s fault that they chose U-conn.? - -Should U-Conn say when these girls say I want to play at U-Conn should he say OH NO I’m sorry you can’t play here- - -because that will make all the other schools so much inferior? Did ALL other colleges have a chance to recruit these same ladies? Plain and simple. It’s Not U-conn’s fault that all this talent wanted to play for one of the best Coaches in America. - - Great players want to Play with Great players just like in Men’s - -why do you think Sooo many guys want to go to Duke? - -Kentucky?- -because great players again want to play with great players. - -Tired of hearing about how these other team are so inferior - -who’s fault is that? - - sure the hell not U- Conn’s. - -Maybe, just Maybe these other colleges need to try a different approach. - -It’s an awesome accomplishment NEVER EVER going to come close to being duplicated ever again period.

    The only reason as your trying to say that it’s invalidated cause you say the competition is so inferior - So does that mean KU 13 yrs conference championships in a row is some what invalidated? - - Look how sooo many people say how bad it is for the Big 12 for us to win the conference every year. - -Is our competition that much inferior? should we be winning it 13 yrs in a row? unless our competition is weak?- -Why have we won 13 yrs in a row? - - Cause we keep getting really good players - -and again good players want to play with good players, - - the good players want to go to the tradition rich Schools, exposure, Y That’s why yr after yr Kentucky, Duke, north Carolina Ku keep getting the really good players - -that’s why U-Conn keeps getting the really good players - -ok It’s done we can beat this to death we not going to get any where - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • I forget which analyst it was at ESPN, may have even been a coach, but they basically said that women’s basketball is at a similar point in its evolution to where men’s basketball was in the 60’s and 70’s when UCLA was the dominant program in college basketball. UConn will be dethroned at some point, but they are in the middle of a UCLA type dynasty right now.



  • @Lulufulu

    The gods of recruiting distributions move in mysterious ways.

    @DanR

    And no freshmen ineligibility.



  • @jayballer54 I totally understand your line of reasoning here. I agree with it. The UConn team has similar talent stacking to Kentucky, Duke mens teams. I think @jaybate-1.0 has the most solid reasoning on why talent stacking is going on and it appears its a thing in womens ball too. It is what it is. Definitely not the players faults.

    What I am saying is that the UConn womens team could not win against better competition. Specifically they could not win that many games against any high elite major team in any power conference. Well, ok maybe the lower tier teams like Texas now and OU now. But still no way they win 20 games in a row in any Mens Div 1 conference. For UConn to strengthen their legitimacy amongst the best teams ever to play the college game, they need to do it against the best competition.

    @Texas-Hawk-10 just made a solid point. UConn now is kind of like UCLA 50 years ago when they were the only dominant team. Things have progressed in the mens game. No single mens team will ever be that dominant. Yes I am including Duke and Kentucky and Kansas in that statement. I am not diminishing KU’s streak of 12 straight conference champs. No way any other team matches that streak any time soon in todays game.

    I would personally love to see UConn womens team play summer games against any high elite major program in Mens Div 1. They want to be considered amongst the best teams, they gotta prove it against the best talent.



  • @Lulufulu I think women swimmers who win medals in the Olympics should have to prove they are good by beating men, too.

    And high school football champions should have to play college teams.

    The NCAA College World Series winner should have to play the MLB runner-up at least.

    Serena vs Nadal, or her records don’t mean crap.

    After all, if teams can only beat their entire competition, it must mean they aren’t any good. They should always have to compete outside their sport to prove themselves.:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


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