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more wins than Dean Smith

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by brutusbabe, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. brutusbabe

    brutusbabe owner of great buckeyes

    Not to look past Rutgers, because we all know that would not be the smartest move, but lets take a look at what we will be up against after that game. In one word....Summit. This woman is one hell of a coach. If, and I say IF becuase I have faith in the ladies, we would lose to Tennessee I don't think we can be too upset. Last night Pat Summit passed Dean Smith to move to #2 career wins in college basketball, and she did it in fewer years. I know there are mixed feelings about this woman, but lets give her the props she deserves.

    :osu3:Good Luck Bucks!! :osu3:
     
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    who cares.....its women's ball. :p
     
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  3. brutusbabe

    brutusbabe owner of great buckeyes

    BN27, Thank you for not disappointing me.
     
  4. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    somebody had to say it.
     
  5. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    OK. Props to Pat Summit. But why do they compare her win total to Dean Smith? That is a slight to Smith, IMHO. Why don't we ever mention Sadiharu Oh when discussing baseball records (American)? Because it is different competition. Not a slight, just a difference.

    Dean Smith and his accomplishments (or any male coach) should not be used in the same sentence when discussing Pat Summit's accomplishments. The media does it in every article!
     
  6. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I agree, I think it is entirely wrong to compare Summit and Smith. The games are completely different on so many levels. It has been stated in another thread the the parity of the mens game is non-existent in the womens game. There is no leaving early for the (W)NBA, you never see premier womens players skipping college to go to the pro's. Women's coaches don't have the prima donna attitudes to deal with, and there are way less "established" premier programs in women's hoops then in the mens. There is a reason that Warren Moon's stats from the Canadien football league don't count in the NFL, and the same for Steve Young and his USFL stats. I give Summit props for being the winningest coach in womens college hoops, but lets not get ahead of ourselves comparing it to the mens game.

    --GL

    BTW,

    Was I the only one a little peeved when they interrupted the lady bucks game to broadcast her speech. JHC, place a blurb that you can watch it on the other channel or something. There is no reason to cut away from a game in progress and cause fans to miss part of the action.
     
  7. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    No, you weren't the only one. Show the last few seconds if you absolutely have to, but spare us the postgame speeches.

    Kind of a "You *WILL* be impressed by this" statement by ESPN. I know a home win over a mid-level big ten team impresses me. :roll2:
     
  8. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Be glad you're close enough to Columbus to have seen the game. I was watching ESPN2 in the Chicago area, hoping to see some of the tOSU-Md game. I got about 2 minutes of the game when Tenn-Purdue was at halftime. I had to sit through the entire second-half blowout, waiting for them to switch to the better (closer score) game, which they never did. Instead, Mark Jones kissed Pat Summitt's behind for the entire game. He must have mentioned more than 40 times (I'm not exaggerating) that she was getting win #880, 1 more than Dean Smith. He only mentioned that her mother showed up to surprise Coach Summitt about 6 times, though.

    His performance was surprising, since I've really liked him as an announcer after his back-to-back weeks calling us the 'Garnet & Gray' last fall. :tongue2:
     
  9. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!



    What pretty much sewed, it up for for me was that every single espin channel switched to that coverage, even classic...
     
  10. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Welcome to the world of politcal correctness.
     
  11. I was thinking it, but didnt say only because you beat me to it.
     
  12. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    I'd say more like 50% Title IX bitches, 50% infomercial for ESPNU.
     
  13. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    More perspective on this business after first saying congratulations to Coach Summitt on becoming the "winningest" coach in basketball.

    First -- the only active men's coach within spitting distance of Dean Smith's record is none other than Bobby Knight. He was sporting 832 wins before this season began. Give him say 3 more years and his win total may eclipse Dean Smith's and one A. Rupp's (though he will likely never overtake their winning percentages). Percentages were Smith .776 (879 wins), Rupp .822 (876 wins); Knight .721 (832 wins).

    Second -- Perhaps underscoring further the different levels of play and competition in the mens vs womens games -- while Summitt was garnering her record number of wins she was tailed by currently active Texas Longhorn coach Jody Conradt. Jody's win loss record was 847-269 entering the season, so it now stands (I think) at 869-278.
     

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