USC women’s basketball Coach Michael Cooper apologized on Tuesday for saying “!#$&^*@% UCLA” during a press conference after USC’s 70-63 victory over UCLA. What’s the big deal? The man, who has coached the LA Sparks to 2 WNBA titles, has a flare for words – even the bad words. I understand he is no longer in the professional league and is now representing an institution for learning, but I think women’s college hoops needs more coaches like Cooper. He’s passionate about the game and he knows how to win. Coach Cooper’s comment was probably one of the most interesting things that happened in women’s college hoops this season. I think the sport could use a little more of the dramatic. The women’s game is so prosaic it’s actually becoming predictable. A little side show once in a while won’t hurt. I mean seriously, is every team expected to hold hands and sing camp fire songs after games? Pat Summitt’s ego already squashed the best rivalry in women’s basketball because of a grudge she can’t let go of. So, what the !#$&^*@% am I supposed to do as I wait for !#$&^*@% UConn to win another !#$&^*@% championship? There’s no fun in sports if coaches, players, and fans can’t handle a little taunting.
Thanks Coach Cooper for making women’s college basketball slightly more interesting this season. I hope for more outlandish and offensive comments in the future.