Today some Boston Globe columnist tweeted that UConn is “killing the women’s game” with their dominance, and that he wouldn’t watch. Huskies coach Geno Auriemma had a choice response:
“When Tiger [Woods] was winning every major, nobody said he was bad for golf,” Auriemma said. “Actually he did a lot for golf. He made everybody have to be a better golfer. And they did. And now there’s a lot more great golfers because of Tiger.”….
“We don’t appreciate people for how good they are and what a good job they do — we always have to compare it to something,” Auriemma said. “It’s only in women’s basketball. It’s the only sport where that happens. The only sport. Day in, day out, year in, year out, we’re faced with those questions and those comparisons.”
“People say that women’s basketball is boring to watch, but when we’re playing at such a high level and because we’re beating everyone else, then they don’t want to watch it either. So I don’t know what they want us to do about it.”
Yep. Can’t win.