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January 21, 2010

Ladies Hoops tonight: Landers v. Summitt

If you can get to Athens tonight, you should head to the Stegosaurus for the Lady Dawgs basketball game at 7:00pm. It's a match-up of top ten teams: #3 Tennessee (16-1) and #8 Georgia (17-1).

The AJC has an interesting look at the 35-year (!) rivalry between Andy Landers and his arch-nemesis Pat Summitt. The article makes it look like they've dialed back the personal animus --while never reaching Suzanne Yoculan v. Sarah Patterson levels-- with each even going to far as to give grudging respect to the other.

Andy Landers just threw up in his mouth a little bit.

Pat Summitt may be easy to caricature as a fire-breathing ballbuster (and PETA foe), but every basketball coach who ever lived not named John Wooden has to get in line behind her. Frankly, she'd have been a better hire than Lane Kiffin.

Even if women's basketball isn't your thing, this rivalry and these coaches should get your respect. If you can't get to the game, you can check it out on FSN. GATA, Andy.


Anonymous said...

women's basketball - yawn

Mr. Bulldawg said...

Pat Summitt is more of a man than Lane Kiffin.

Go Lady Dawgs!

Andy said...

I'm GATA, don't you worry!

Brad said...

Anon 1:34
Are you a UGA alum, UGA fan, or just a football fan?
As an alum I hope for success for all of our student athletes. If it's not a sport I care for I keep my mouth shut. Don't put down student athletes that give everything they have for the university.

Andy said...

Thank You. I'll Try!

Andy said...

GATA, Andy! And may the boys continue the rocky-stomp on Saturday.

Go Dawgs!!

Mr. Bulldawg said...

Dawgs win!!!!

Football Dude said...

Great game! The crowd was awesome. Thank you students for filling the student section! I was a little disappointed at the number of empty seats. I was hoping for a sell out. But it was by far the best turnout this year. If you've never been to a Lady Dogs game, I'd highly encourage it. It's definitely more of a team game. It's rare that one individual will control the outcome like with most men's basketball games.

Unfortunately, the food is still bad. The new concession stands are a step in the right direction, but more work needs to be done.

Anonymous said...

You should have put up a NSFW warning or something before posting that pic.

Anonymous said...

Best team at the University at the current time! Lets sweep'em Saturday!

papadawg said...

That was a classic game.

Congrats to the Lady Dogs on a huge win!

Anonymous said...

Actually Anon 1034-
Women's Swimming is ranked #1.

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