In an effort to cheer up my Charger-loving friends, I have tried to think of something that sucks more than Nate Kaeding in the playoffs. Besides Norv Turner in the playoffs.
The answer: women’s college basketball.
Now before you get your underpants in a bunch and claim this is just a sexist statement, let me explain. (And the explanation won’t be like Keith Hernandez backing up a sexist statement by saying “Hey, I love the ladies.”)
On Monday night, No. 1 UConn won its 57th-straight game by pounding the seventh-ranked team in the nation, Duke, 81-48 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. This comes shortly after beating No. 3 Notre Dame 70-46 and then-No. 7 North Carolina 88-47.
On the same night, the top-ranked men’s team in the country, Texas, fell on the road at No. 9 Kansas State. And that, friends, is the primary difference between men’s and women’s college basketball. One is competitive, while the other falls woefully short in that category.
Certainly UConn is a talented team, but unfortunately the Huskies are so good that they expose their sport as a complete joke. If the talent pool is not deep enough for the third-ranked team in the country to even come remotely close to the team that’s No. 1, how can the average person take the sport seriously?
UConn may be the best team in the history of women’s basketball, but they are probably the worst thing to ever happen to it.