I Actually Watched An Entire Women’s College Basketball Game

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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For the first time in my life I watched a women’s college basketball game.

Last night after work a few of us headed down to the bar to have a few pops with the crew. A request was made to put the South Carolina basketball game against UConn on. I’m not kidding. This was very real.

I asked the person running the TVs to switch it to the game, and she stared at me like I was a unicorn. I’m fairly confident she thought she was on a hidden camera show. Never in the history of the bar do I think this request had been made. Eventually she complied.

Here’s the thing. I’m a huge basketball guy. I have been ever since we put a hoop up as a young man. Basketball is one of the purest things on this planet, and yet, I had never before watched a women’s college basketball game. No, this isn’t sexist. I have limited time, and it’s dedicated to building empires, football, men’s basketball, hot women on Instagram, hockey, guns and slamming cold beers. I wish there were more hours in the day, but there simply aren’t.

I learned one major thing from this game. Turns out this UConn team is pretty good, and if this young coach keeps them headed in this direction they might even win a championship or two. It might be too early to tell, but I like their program a lot. They seem to be in the early building stages of some long term success. You heard it here first, and I expect to be credited by all publications if they do actually turn out to be the real deal and win some national championships for their school.

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