It was everything you could want in a game of its caliber, with the two top-ranked teams going at it – the stars, the surges, the butt-clenching finish. A rare treat so early in the season.
Interesting innuendos in this story:
Geno Auriemma covered his head with his hands when he went to meet Kim Mulkey at mid-court after the final buzzer.
Mulkey said she “learned she has a talented basketball team.”
Auriemma said: “I think there’s always something cool when you do something for the first time with a group of people. You know you don’t have all the answers. For the last two years it’s been let’s do that. Now it’s not going to be like that.”
Graham Hays says the youngins are coming of age already.
After checking in on twitter for the night, I have one related question: is it OK to make fun of Mulkey’s outfits?
Fans have long giggled at her antics during games, which include grabbing her head while screaming, stomping, beating the floor and pounding the score table. But Mulkey’s colorful outfit (one of many) was being panned tonight – in fact straight-up clowned – by a number of UConn past and present players and WNBA stars.
The worst is probably Meghan Gardler, who posted:
Kim Mulkey has on a gold pleather jacket which looks like she stole from Willy Wonka
Noo #kimmulkey def thought she was going to a rave she brought her own disco ball (her pants)
I think ESPN should have a fashion segment and I should host it. It might encourage players/coaches to not look so heinous
Tasha Humphrey was only slightly nicer:
Kim Mulkey knows she can’t dress.. So I think she dresses bad to stir up controversy bc she HONESTLY can’t think she looks good.. Can she?
Kim Mulkey looks like she should guest star in the Adidas commercial w/ D. Rose, D. Howard and the asian dude from The Hangover!?
So what do you think? Is it all in good fun, or should one of the pioneers of the game get more respect?