Glad you asked:
* This dust up between Geno and Muffet is not surprising to me at all. In fact, its quite normal in the human condition. Do you have a rival, professional or personal? Do you say things behind their back or suspect they are doing so about you? Are there people you simply are tired of seeing or dealing with? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you likely already understand why these two have grown apart.
Now, just add the pressure of championship and recruiting competition, the insecurity of having your university’s academic standing discounted and insulted [UConn], the feeling you are being bullied and your players ignored [Notre Dame] and you are left with a script TLC would look at.
* I believe UConn is going to win tonight, but I would not be surprised if it was by less than six points. I love Notre Dame’s team, particularly Kayla McBride, one of my favorite college players in the last two seasons. She is a warrior and the WNBA team that gets her Monday will be one lucky bunch. But I think UConn will win because of its fabulous starting five and its front court experience and brawn.
* I am happy for UConn because of how terribly stupid and short-sided its success makes the Big Ten and ACC look. Can you imagine how dumb the Big Ten, in particular, must feel now about courting Rutgers and Maryland, as if their football programs and footprint in major media markets is so vastly superior to UConn’s.
Thanks to its new AD, who continues to talk and act her way into a contract buyout, the Scarlet Knights don’t compare in any athletic measurable to UConn, particularly in the New York market. Really, Rutgers over UConn? And really, can someone tell me what is so special about Maryland?
Not only did the UConn men kick some NCAA butt on Monday, they helped to humiliate the major conferences who chose to ignore the power of basketball.
But I will say this one more time: The most important man in Connecticut right now is not Geno or Kevin Ollie. It is Bob Diaco, gulp, a Notre Dame guy.
Once UConn wins some football games, the Huskies will be the ones calling the shots.