What’s bad for the women’s game: blowouts and monopolies

Tuesday’s National Championship enjoyed the best TV viewer ratings in a decade, as fans tuned in expecting to see a great, close match up.

What they got instead was a blow out. Not quite as bad as last year’s title game, but close. The winner/butt-kicker in both cases was Connecticut.

No one is doubting that the Huskies are a great team, or that coach Geno Auriemma has an amazing system that works. But it’s boring to see one team win over and over again, and it’s a true let down to see one-sided championship games. Coaches and media in Nashville for the game were pulling hard for a close match up. Everyone came away disappointed.

For the sake of the game, let’s hope that someone can challenge Connecticut. And fast.