Hi everyone. Florida is nice. I have to admit. Sorry for your troubles back home. I will be there on Monday, back in the mush with the rest of you.
I have received about a dozen emails this weekend from readers wondering what will become of all the remembrances and vignettes I have been collecting over the last few weeks to commemorate the 1,000th game of Geno Auriemma’s coaching career.
The milestone comes on Saturday at Houston – and even though he hasn’t actually coached every single one of those games, for a variety of reasons, they all count statistically to his record.
I am planning to compile everything that I have – and hope to get this week – for a huge presentation in next Sunday’s Hartford Courant: Feb. 23.
Also, I am working on two huge stories; one on the time leading up to, and the playing of, the first game – Nov. 23, 1985 at Iona; the second on how Geno came to be coach at UConn.
You will see those pop up in the newspaper very soon and I hope you will learn some things you didn’t know before.
Very soon, I will blog a portion of the first story on the preparation and playing of Game 1.
Again, thank you for how well you have received this project idea. It truly has been as much fun to conceive and execute as I hope it has been to read. We are living in the midst of sports history and its not going to last forever. So try to enjoy it while it does.
Be well, stay warm….