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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Geonism? -- USA OLYMPIC team starts four UConn players in win over Team Select -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


IS THIS THE USA OLYMPIC WBB TEAM OR UCONN ALL-STARS? 


The term "jingoism" means extreme patriotism. Often used to describe the extreme loyality or patriotism one feels for a country or cause.

"Genoism" The head USA Olympic women's basketball coach starting four ex-Huskies against the USA Select team in their final exhibition tune up before hitting the world's competition. 

Is Sue Byrd, at age 34, the best point guard in the United States? I think Asia Durr is faster and much more exciting to watch. Is Diana Taurasi attached to her hip? She was 1-7 from the "three". Bring in Arica Carter...she's been shooting better than that and has a great smile. 

Yes, I know. They've had very few practices together and Geno is just trying to find a cohesive group right now. The 88-84 win close...but this was the Harlem Globetrotters against the New York Generals. No one expected USA Olympics to lose. They didn't. It may be the closest game they'll experience in their brief formation.  

Don't get me wrong, all are WNBA stars. Five of the twelve just happened to play for UConn. The average age of the squad is 30. 


"If I'd gome to UConn, I'd be out there now"
Our Angel McCoughtry played and nine points in fifteen minutes against the likes of Jewel Loyd, Odyssey Sims and Sugar Rogers. They probably faced the toughest opponent that they'll face in the whole exhibition and Olympic games. 

All told, there are probably over 100 players Geno and the crew could have picked from that could go to Rio and win the gold for the USA.


And that is, ultimately, the objective. Get the Gold for the USA. Doesn't matter if it's JMU, TCU, WKU or UConn athletes out there. It's America's team. 

A buddy and I were talking last night, hypothesizing...about a 12 player UofL WBB team in the Olympics. We're going with Angel McCoughtry, Asia Taylor, Myisha Hines-Allen, Mariya Moore, Sara Hammond, Mo Reid, Asia Durr, Arica Carter, Cortnee Walton, Nita Slaughter, Becky Burke and Briahanna Jackson. I bet we'd get a medal in Olympic competition. 

I'm calling our mayor Greg Fischer immediately and suggest we declare our independence and become the principality of Louahvul. It's not too late to get this team and other Olympic sports together. We'd do well in swimming. Emmonnie Henderson and Jere Summers could throw field events. Dan McDonnell could take the baseball team down there. The time is now, fellow Louisvillians! 

Maybe Geno, who will probably still be around and winning in 2020, should suggest that Connecticut withdraw from the United States so he can stock a roster of 12 former and current UConn players for the Olympics that year. 

Finally, wouldn't it be nice to see five former UofL players on the 2020 Olympics basketball squad? Or five Cards in the WNBA in 2020?



Have a great Wednesday! 

paulie
xxxxx


14 comments:

  1. Pretty funny piece. Geno isn't my favorite person, probably because UConn schools ULWBB at every turn. That said trust me when I say that if Grinner had pulled that Jordan Barncastle cheap shot stunt at UConn she would have been off the team so fast her head would still be spinning. Another reason our '14 win over Baylor was so sweet.

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    1. Very true on Griner. I will give her credit for cleaning up her act the rest of her college career including keeping her cool when Shoni tried to get in her face. Also, Mariya Moore has stopped with the flailing arms routine which drew a flagrant 1 that caught a player in the face vs S. Florida the game after she body clocked the BYU player for a flagrant. She learned her lesson well with nothing coming close to that stuff all last year.

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    2. Off topic but Mariya Moore's aunt is a gorgeous lady. She knows her hoops. Talked Lou-ah-vul bball with her at a Barnes and Noble just outside Oakland.

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    3. That was kind a way off topic hehe

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    4. Not to worry. My brother-in-law lives in Richmond and has met her before as well. Says the same thing about her.

      Paulie

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    5. That Moore hit on that little BYU baller still bothers me. Not Cool At All.

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  2. Paulie you could take the role of p.r. director for the new principality. "Look what we can do Louisville" would have to be the national anthem.

    -- The Real Joe Hill --

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  3. Yesterday before the Olympic team game vs "Select" team Geno said he doesn't think he would enjoy coaching the team if Sue Bird wasn't on it. Pretty honest statement but really?

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  4. Paulie, Carter and Jackson before Shoni? Pretty good Lou-ah-vul squad overall! I would add Jude over Carter. Is that crazy? Carter has had one standout game in 2 years

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    1. Looking at Shoni these days? Gotta pass. Jude is a possibility, though.

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    2. That was her a breakout game, Carter is on track now.

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  5. Day after the DePaul loss I predicted 4 transfers before the dust settled. I was wrong, but the result was the same - 4 new roster openings.

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  6. Watch out for AC predicting a good year.

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  7. Only problem I really have with the roster is the absence of Candace Parker. I think she's the only player that clearly should have made the roster and didn't. I probably would have added a younger PG to the squad (Odyssey Sims comes to mind, or Diggins) even if Bird stayed the starter. Come 2020 neither Bird nor Whalen will be on the squad. Would have been good for the future I think to have one of the PG's of the future make the team. But other than that, even with all the UConn players, I think team was constructed well.

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