What a week. First, Michael Vick blows minds in a remarkable fourth-quarter comeback on Sunday. Then the lunar eclipse on Monday. On Tuesday Connecticut should break the NCAA all-time basketball win streak with its 89th win and Christmas is still three days away.
I feel like a kid, again, with that commercial, “Is it time, yet? Is it time, I can’t wait,” track spinning in my head since No. 1 UConn pounded No. 13 Ohio State 81-50 to match UCLA’s historical 88-game win streak on Sunday. ESPNU is currently feeding the anticipation, re-playing canned features and breaking in with broadcasters Kara Lawson, Carolyn Peck, and Trey Wingo to countdown the Huskies’ tip-off with No. 22 Florida State at 4 p.m. PST on ESPN2.
Finally the web is inundated with stories, nearly too much to consume with just over four hours before game-time. The Big East offers a newsstand of what it believes are the best selections here. The blog network Women Talk Sports has a list of entries from its contributors here. And I found this story by Ann Killion particularly unnerving. Lastly, here’s FSU coach Sue Semrau’s opinion on the streak and being part of it — either way.
“I think it’s fantastic,” said the Seattle native in the story. “To be a part of this and all the attention is going to be on the game of women’s basketball. Florida State gets to be a part of that. I’m excited for our kids for the amount of attention and pressure that it’s going to put on us.”
As history approaches, what do you think? Are the records comparable? Do you think more should be made of the streak? I’m curious to know.
*PHOTO CREDIT: UConn star Maya Moore calls a play during historic 88th win at Madison Square Garden, provided by Reuters.