Post by yetanotherwilliams on Dec 2, 2023 2:36:22 GMT -5
I'm an irregular contributor here, so perhaps this has been done to death, but I suspect most, if not all, of the regular contributors occasionally (or frequently) watch some of the hundreds of videos of Huskies's games over the last three decades.
To which era do you turn most often? Lobo-Rizotti, the Bird-Cash-Jones teams, Taurasi's last two years during which Diana led a team of role players to two national championships? The Moore-Charles-Montgomery era? The Dolson-Lewis-Hartley era, which overlaps somewhat with the Stewart-Jefferson-Tuck teams?
I've been re-watching a lot of old games lately, and for me, in terms of the style of play, the tenacious defense, and the fabulous movement and passing, it's the post-Stewart years, featuring Gabby and Lou and Kia and Napheesa. Especially 2016-2017, when the Huskies had a very small (Gabby Williams at 5'11" jumped center), but surpassingly quick team that played as if Geno were the choreographer of a 94-ft ballet stage. They lost a heartbreaker to Mississippi State in the semi's that year, and another heartbreaker to Notre Dame the following year, but my goodness they were soooooooo close to going undefeated two years in a row playing a style of basketball more aesthetically pleasing, to me, than in any of their other glorious years.
Which year's team's games, if any, do you turn to most often?
"goodness they were soooooooo close to going undefeated two years in a row playing a style of basketball more aesthetically pleasing, to me, than in any of their other glorious years." YES. Those should have been two more banners. So many bad breaks these days, starting with those two years.
I'll take Taurasi's last two years, with Maria the stalwart by her side. That's the model now for us to emulate, if we can.
Post by huskyharper on Dec 2, 2023 20:11:31 GMT -5
I'm not sure I have a favorite, but the Olympic teams that Geno coached sure were fun to watch. Seeing the Huskies of different eras coming together or reuniting was such a pleasure. I guess I really can't pick a "favorite child.". Love them all.