Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Don't Make Comparisons Between UConn and UCLA

Different eras, different genders, different sports.  That's three immediate distinctions you can make between the UCLA teams of John Wooden in the 60's and 70's and the UConn women of this decade.  Comparing the streaks of the two does an injustice to both of the respective teams.  The fact is that the landscape of college sports has changed so much in the 30+ years since The Bruins were dominating college basketball with the likes of Bill Walton and Lew Alcindor.  Each streak is remarkable when it stands on its own, which is how they should be judged, independently of each other.  Any comparison of the streaks simply takes away from the accomplishments of the teams in question.

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