There’s a ton of good and bad reactions to the LSU Tigers winning the women’s NCAA National Championship. Like it or not, they’re the new standard.
The LSU Tigers are the reigning women’s NCAA National Champions. Again, the LSU Tigers are the reigning women’s NCAA National Champions. The LSU Tigers dropped 102 points on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday. Not the officials, not South Carolina, and not whatever irrelevant program the other groups of haters represent.
many are ticked off that the LSU Tigers are holding the crown because they weren’t supposed to make it
Speaking of the rash of haters, what’s their deal? If you ask me, many are ticked off that the LSU Tigers are holding the crown because they weren’t supposed to make it. The Bayou Bengals were expected to drop in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 or Sweet 16. The fact they didn’t suffer an early exit completely disrupted the status quo.
But, of course, when the status quo is challenged, those encapsulated by it act like teething toddlers. So, yeah, we see you, Keith Olbermann.
I think back to the March 4 loss at South Carolina; the LSU Tigers were practically run off the court. ‘They’re good, but not on the Gamecocks’ level yet’ is how most of us rationalized LSU’s poor showing. Flash-forward to the SEC Tournament semifinal loss to Tennessee; thoughts of ‘next year is their year’ crept in.
Such thoughts were perfectly justifiable. Heck, Kim Mulkey admits she did not expect her squad to win this much this fast. However, few realized what was happening behind the scenes in Baton Rouge. Little did we know, the LSU Tigers were fueled by speculation of what they can’t or won’t do in 2023.
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Sure, fans are content with ‘next year is our year,’ but LSU’s seniors weren’t. For players like Alexis Morris and LaDazhia Williams, this season was their last chance at collegiate greatness. Thus, the Tigers’ roster came together and adopted a collective attitude that screamed, ‘we will not lose.’
And they didn’t.
The 2022-23 LSU Tigers defied the doubters by learning from their mistakes and demonstrating remarkable resilience. Mulkey’s squad played in some tightly-contested tournament games and came out stronger.
They’re also one entertaining group to watch play.
…Carson coming off the bench in the most important game of her life and draining threes like Diana Taurasi
I enjoyed watching Alexis Morris cutting through the lane like a hot knife through butter. And Angel Reese locking down the low post, controlling the boards, and spinning through the paint, her signature underhand layup attempts. And a relative unknown in Jasmine Carson coming off the bench in the most important game of her life and draining threes like Diana Taurasi.
The LSU Tigers had it all going for them this season, and they deservedly came out on top. But, just when you think the Bayou Bengals will get their due, social media does what social media likes to do.
From whiny tweets about ‘classless’ hand gestures to Karen’ing over officiating, the masses can’t stop complaining. But, what’s worse, are the idiotic tweets from degenerate gamblers attempting to take away from LSU’s accomplishment.
There are also ridiculous articles from the digital media frat boys at Barstool that they might as well write in crayon.
…strutting down the ramp to a chorus of boos, Kim Mulkey wrapped in feather boas
Perhaps we should embrace the ‘LSU are the heels’ label. I loved watching a good heel stable during the Monday Night Wars era of professional wrestling. If anything, the New World Order vibes suit the LSU Tigers. I imagine them strutting down the ramp to a chorus of boos, Kim Mulkey wrapped in feather boas. She’s’ strumming the world title like Hollywood Hulk Hogan used to. The belt features ‘L-S-U’ in purple spray paint.
The new world order (of women’s college basketball), the LSU Tigers are in control. Mulkey is about to hang her first championship banner in Death Valley, and she’s just getting started. The top recruiting class in the nation is on their way to Baton Rouge.
Get ready to hate on the LSU Tigers women’s college basketball dynasty. You’re either with us…or, you’re against us.