UConn Women Advance To Final Four -- ...

UConn Women Advance To Final Four -- Basketball, University of ...

There are 52 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 2, 2008, titled UConn Women Advance To Final Four -- Basketball, University of .... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Their four seniors had never been to the Final Four; no big deal to most, but a major void for a program that has won five national championships and tends to measure its success by its April games.

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Hawk Fan

New London, CT

#44 Apr 2, 2008
William Howard Taft wrote:
4,000 fans at an elite 8 game is a disgrace.
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The package price for the games - UCONN/Rutgers - was the second game that night and it started late - is set by the NCAA and is a little pricey for the average Connecticut fan to pay especially when you add in the air fare and hotels. Now factor in the fact that there were no local teams playing in South Carolina and you might have a logical reason for the small turn out at last nights (a Tuesday night) game. Still 4,000 fans on a weeknight for the second game is not to shabby of a draw for a Connecticut team playing in South Carolina.

Good luck Ladies - relax and enjoy the ride - you earned it.
Hawk Fan

New London, CT

#45 Apr 2, 2008
Stanley wrote:
<quoted text>Each to his own-but I do think the women's game is a lot slower, with less energy and atheleticism.
Less energy and athleticism - are you smoking something. The women's game is great. What you don't see is all that macho, slam dunk nonsense that is ever present in the men's game. You also don't see all the trash talking and that air of entitlement that the male athletes seems to have. What you see when you watch a women's basketball game is a sense of team and if you follow a program for a while you can watch how that team develops over a 4 year period. While the mens programs seem to be a shot in the pan every year - a team losses it's best players after one or two years because they go where the money is.

Yes women's basketball is different form the men's basketball - THEY ARE BETTER!!!!
MaleLadyHuskiesR ooter

Saugus, MA

#46 Apr 2, 2008
Congrats on the Rutgers victory! This is my first post here, I just had to counteract the few childish comments made above. I've been a UConn fan since Sue Bird first played -- I, of course, got hooked!! I'm in Boston, so I can't get to many games; but I watch whenever they're on tv and I read whatever I can find (Actually, I've been searching for the perfect blog, can't find it! Any suggestions would be appreciated.) I love March Madness (Men's and Women's) and both stand on their own. But, there is something special, for me, in the women's game. There will always be the haters, no getting around it. All we can do is voice our support (Like I'm doing right now!) and continue, like Sisyphus, the uphill battle against the doubters! Having said that, however, I do have some issues: I think the officiating is substandard. These kids deserve topnotch gamecalling. It's outrageous! And the tv commentators (play by play people, men and women) are pathetic. I think Kara Lawson and Stacey Dales are wonderful, but the game people should be more professsional. I'll leave it at that! Oh, and the selection committee should be investigated for corruption!! No way Rutgers was the "worst" 2nd Seed!!! Both schools were jobbed on that deal!! Good luck to the Lady Huskies against Stanford. They looked on fire against Maryland.(I don't mind saying that I LOVE Renee!! Great eyes!!) Go UConn!!!!!!!
Sharon

United States

#47 Apr 2, 2008
I agree on the refs. Some of them bring their biases into the game with them. There never is any recourse when they cost a team a win.(Such as the Rutgers-Tennessee fiasco) If they don't like a coach, they make sure he or she has a miserable night. Kara L. and Stacy D. haven't gotten over their defeats at the hands of Uconn. I had to laugh when Uconn was down by 2 and Stacey said "will this be an upset?"-meaning Uconn beating Rutgers.Well, go Uconn and upset them all.
MaleLadyHuskiesR ooter

Saugus, MA

#48 Apr 2, 2008
Sharon wrote:
I agree on the refs. Some of them bring their biases into the game with them. There never is any recourse when they cost a team a win.(Such as the Rutgers-Tennessee fiasco) If they don't like a coach, they make sure he or she has a miserable night. Kara L. and Stacy D. haven't gotten over their defeats at the hands of Uconn. I had to laugh when Uconn was down by 2 and Stacey said "will this be an upset?"-meaning Uconn beating Rutgers.Well, go Uconn and upset them all.
I know they had their issues with UConn. But, to their credit, this year they called it straight. They predicted UConn to win it all, and they both lambasted the committee for putting Rutgers/UConn in the same bracket.
Vinny

Hartford, CT

#49 Apr 2, 2008
Hawk Fan wrote:
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Yes women's basketball is different form the men's basketball - THEY ARE BETTER!!!!
Whoa whoa whoa.... lets not get crazy now...
Donny

Billerica, MA

#50 Apr 2, 2008
twomiler wrote:
We are all wasting our time dissecting William Howard Taft's infantile vision of women's basketball. He misses the point. Last night's win over Rutgers transcended any negative thoughts about women's basketball. This was an immense battle with twists, turns rallies and...everything you'd want to see in a sporting event. If you didn't get caught up in the ebb and flow, the dramatics, the final three minutes then you are numb to life itself and beyond help.
Not negative at all, just realistic-you and the other jihadist lady zealots are in a different world than the the majority of basketball fans, but like the gay marriage advocates you can't help yourself in your constant, mindless OD behavior.
Uconn08

Willimantic, CT

#51 Apr 2, 2008
Donny, if I was a BB hater as you happens to be I wouldn't waste my time here, or wait, didn't they let you play with the ball when you were growing up? is that it? need to get out some issues?
Freud

Hartford, CT

#52 Apr 2, 2008
Donny and Mr. taft were beat up by girls growing up... hence their hostility towards women and the constant desire to express it.
William Howard Taft

West Hartford, CT

#53 Apr 3, 2008
Apparently you do because you keep responding to my blogs.
jim wrote:
I imagine you have many points. And while I don't believe "nobody cares about women's basketball," it's for sure nobody cares about your opinions.
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Eddy Merckx

Yantic, CT

#54 Apr 3, 2008
Anti-Connecticut wrote:
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Thank you so much for this response. This was much kinder with fewer profanities than the response that I was crafting in my head. You get the Tact Award for today. GOLD STAR*
Thank you, the funny thing is that willie never responds to my posts, I think it says a lot about his profound personal fears, when it comes to facing the inner pain that he obviously feels when he is confronted by strong Men and Women.

Thanks again...
William Howard Taft

West Hartford, CT

#55 Apr 4, 2008
Strong women like yourself are pretty intimidating.
Eddy Merckx wrote:
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Thank you, the funny thing is that willie never responds to my posts, I think it says a lot about his profound personal fears, when it comes to facing the inner pain that he obviously feels when he is confronted by strong Men and Women.
Thanks again...

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