First, before anything else is said, let me congratulate the UConn women's basketball team for winning their 88th game in a row!  That is amazing, I don't care what level of competition you are on.  I don't think I've successfully done anything 88 times in a row.  Maybe 81 or 82 times, but never 88.

With this streak, like all others, there are a lot of things that come packaged with it.  Stress, negative publicity, positive publicity, ups and downs, doom and gloom, and a whole lot of haters.  After the win, Geno went off about how people didn't want to see the women break the record and completely, COMPLETELY overshadowed the record that these young women had set.

Here is a quote from Auriemma (via ESPN.com):

"I just know there wouldn't be this many people in the room if we were chasing a woman's record. The reason everybody is having a heart attack the last four or five days is a bunch of women are threatening to break a men's record, and everybody is all up in arms about it."
A couple of things that I take from this quote:

1) It is a woman's record.  Granted, you already had it.  In essence, you are setting a new record every game and have been for a while.  The record you are chasing is not a men's record either.  It is a college record.  The UCLA men have their record.  The UConn women have their record and now college basketball's record.  Congrats on that, be happy!

2) Who cares how many people are in the room and for what reason?  If you haven't figured out by now that some people want you to fail for their personal reasons, then you are in the wrong profession, Geno.  You should have used this opportunity as way to showcase your girls that helped set this record along the way.  You could have also used this time to promote the game itself.  Instead, you used this time to sound like you were a combination of Walter Matthau and Jack Lemon rolled into one and you were auditioning for Grumpy Old Men 3: The Grumpiest Old Man

I understand that as a coach, you have that "Don't mess with my kids" mentality and you want to protect them and stick up for them, but this was not the time to do that.  This was the time to promote, praise, and thank them for all of the hard work they have put into this streak.  This isn't a one (wo)man show, but Geno Auriemma turned it into one.


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