@ Chris B:Instead of sending a congratulatory comment on making
Women's NCAA Tournament history by being only the 3rd #12 seed to advance
to the Sweet 16 (which would've been classy, especially coming from you),
you instead try to make a controversy by concentrating on a one-sentence quote
by one player after the game. That comes across as seeming quite a negative),
something no one would ever expect from you when it entails BYU sports.Is it possible the banter could be dropped and the expectation bar raised?
Most people feel better after following such a course.
Proud of my years attending BYU. Changed my life, and made me a better
person.Going to be a tough game--Go Cougs!!
Pav,"Why not this team? Every player needs to have a positive outlook
on what could happen."Players have the outlook they need to win.
Fans, realistic fans, know that no matter how much optimism you have, you can
see your team is clearly not nearly on the same level as the opponent, in this
case, UConn. The players know in their hearts the challenge they face and know
this is their last game. Players may have the faith they need to win, but fans
have the knowledge to know that some serious intervention needs to happen to
give BYU even a chance at putting a scare into UConn."What an
honor to play the best team in the country in the Sweet 16, and to play the best
women's program ever." Great quote Y dad!
It is apparent that Chris B probably has never played sports.Nothing
wrong with that! Being a spectator is great!But it is just clear
that he has no idea what an "athlete" would do in this situation. When
faced with the question like she was asked, she stepped up and said what she
believed. What any member of any team should believe. That their team is the
best. Good for her for believing. Your comments are completely biased because of
the school this girl affiliates with. Don't get smart and say that you
would not agree with her comments if it was the other way around.
samwise,What was she supposed to say? Say to what? You act as if
someone asked her "Can you beat anyone in the country?" to which she
replied "Yes we can beat anyone in the country"It
didn't play out like that. Much like byu players and fans do, she took it
upon herself to say in the interview they could beat anyone. What
should she have said? "We face a tough game against a good UConn
team"That wasn't that difficult now was it.Again, I answered your question. Now, answer mine. What was she supposed to
say to what? Was there a question she had to reply to?
Chris B, what was she supposed to say? "Yeah we will lose to UConn for
sure"? Also, I agree with her saying that. No, I don't think they will
win, but I like the attitude. A lot better than just consigning themselves to
defeat before the game has even started. And, although it is about as unlikely
as the Ute football team winning the Pac 12 next year (hint: nearly
statistically impossible), it is still technically possible that the BYU women
will win this game. With all of that said, I predict a huge UConn win, as they
have been doing to every team they have played all season. And with that said,
I remember watching a USA hockey team go to the 1980 winter Olympics. They were
given less of a chance than the Lady Cougs. They won the gold medal.Anything can happen.That's why the game is played.Go Cougs!
CB,I think she was talking about the ute men's team.
Chris B-- I'm glad she said that. How far would any athletic team get if
they didn't fully believe they were capable of winning against any other
team? I don't see it as arrogant or delusional-- I see it as being a
competitor. Despite the odds, that's the right kind of attitude for a
college athlete. We should all be hoping women's ball will become more
competitive across the board. Go Coug's!
Any given day...you've heard it said. Why not this team? Every player
needs to have a positive outlook on what could happen. But clearly, one poster
always nit picks on something just to get under the skin.No one
thought Tyson would ever get beat in his prime, but he did. How about the
miracle on ice? It can happen...not likely, but it can happen.
I don't like the idea the result is a foregone conclusion. If that were
the case, why not donate all the travel budgets to charity and hand out trophies
last week? No matter the odds, you still play the game. No team should be
encouraged to think they don't have a chance. These ladies have played
really well and deserve the support and belief in them. Love to see them prove
to be David and knock UCONN right between the eyes.
Great job, ladies. Way to represent!It's true the Cougs have no
chance against UConn. But those two upsets in the tourney were sweet. A
successful season regardless.
What an honor to play the best team in the country in the Sweet 16, and to play
the best women's program ever.No need to write the cougars off
now. They are playing Goliath, we can sing the praises of the Huskies
afterward. Now is the time for hope, for belief in things that you just
can't see, but you hope could come true.RISE AND SHOUT!
Hey BYU Women. Play your best against the UConn Huskies. Then enjoy watching
them win the NCAA championship. Go Huskies.
If BYU can keep it within 40 points, that is a victory unto itself. For BYU to
win, it would be the greatest upset in basketball history.
I lied. Few of UConn's wins have been teen (10-20 point) wins. Most are
20-60 points wins. Block 20 shots then maybe there is a chance to
be in that teen category.
BYU's run has been incredible, but they got a tough bracket as far as the 1
seed goes. UConn will be the national champs this year. Very, very few of
their games have they only won by single digits. It's fun to celebrate
BYU's high point right now, but BYU will have a respectable loss if they
only lose by 20. They've been crushing some of their ranked opponents by
30-40 points, and everyone in the tourney so far.A 20 point loss
will be a respectable loss. Hopefully they won't lose by much more than
that. This BYU team is really good, so a loss in the teens wouldn't
surprise me, but doubtful.Just glad we have almost a week to enjoy
this Sweet 16 run!