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2012 – Part 3 – ESPN highlights of the Baylor Lady Bears basketball national championship

September 9, 2019


BENFICA >>40-O THE LADY BEARS ARE THE NATIONAL CHAMPS IN 2012. MBLINGTS 26 POINTS, 13 REBOUNDS FOR BRITNEY GRINER AND PAY LORE WINS THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. BAYLOR FINISHES A PERFECT 40-0. RE’S CHRIS CONLEY.>>PERFECTION. HOW CAN ANY BASKETBALL TEAM EVER THO ACHIEVE IT? WHEN EVERY MISSED SHOT,VERY BASKET ON THE OTHER END. EVERY WHISTLE FROM AEFND EVERY REBUKE FROA CCH, MARKS A KIND OF FAILURE. RHAPTHE ST TEAMS, ONE SEASON’SANY MTAKES AREN’T MODES OF BEHAVIOR BUT MOTIVATION. SPURS TO SUCCESS AND THE SINGULAR STATURE THAT COMES FROM HAVING EARNED ONE OF SPORTS’ MOST HONORED ADJECTIVES. UNDEFEATED. >>YOU DON’T THINK ABOUT, WOW, I THINK WE COULD GO UNDEFEATED THIS YEAR. YOU ARE REALLY JUST CAUGHT IN THAT MOMENT RIGHT THERE. AND YOU KNOW YOU GOT SOMETHING GOING THAT’S PRETTY SPECIAL.>>YES,T’S ALL ABOUT WINNING CHAMPIONSHIPS. BUT TO GO UNDEFEATED IN A SPORT, NO SLIPS, NO SHRUGS, NO NIGHTS TEN OFF. STILL CON FIRST AN ADDITIONAL — CON FIRST AN AITIOL DISTINCTION. AN HONORED LEGACY IN THE FUTURE. >>THE LADY VOLUNTEERS, 39-0. THE AREANY YS TO RUN THE TABLE. AROUND A TEAM, A SCHEME, OR SUPERSTAR. THINK OF CAM NEWTON’S QUICKSILVER SKILLS AT AUBURN IN 2010. URBAN MEYER’S CUTTING EDGE OFFENSE AT UTAH IN 2004. THE CAMARADERIE IT TOOK FOR UCONN TO TAKE DOWN TENNESSEE IN 1995. >>CONNAS WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. AND THEY’VE DONE IT IN PERFECT FASHION.>>CONTRASTS ARE EASY TO FIND. THE 1992 DREAM TEAM’S ARRAY OF EYE POPPINGLYPICALENT, TO BOB KNIGHT’S 1976 INDIANA UAD. THE EPITOME OF TEAM FIRST EXCELLENCE. >>THE DAY BEFORE PRACTICE STARTED, IN 1976, WE HAD A TEAM MEETING. AND I TOLD THE THEN THAT THE ONLY COMPLETELY SATISFACTORY ENDING TO THIS UPCOMING SEASON, 1975-76 SEASON, WOULD BE IF THEY WENT UNDEFEATED. IT WASN’T WINNING THE BIG TEN. IT WASN’T WINNING THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. IT WAS JUST SIMPLY NOT LOSING A GAME. >>WHAT SUITS YOUR STYLE? THE GAME’S MOST DOMINANT OFFENSIVE FORCE? TAUREN REED FOR ARSENAL’S INVIIBLES IN 2004. NO NAME DEFENSE, DON SLA’S 1972 MIAMI DOLPHINS.>>WHAT JUST HAPPENED THAT WE WENT UNDEFEATED. BUT THE WHOLE OBJECTIVE WAS NOT TO GO UNDEFEATED. THE WHOLE OBJECTIVE WAS TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL. >>GREATNESS SUSTAINED BY COACHING. JOHN WOODEN’S UCLA TEAM HAD FOUR UNDEFEATED SEASONS. THE SAME NUMBER THAT GENO AURIEMMA’S HUSES HAVE ALSO EARNED. >>THE GOAL IS EVERY DAY TO PLAY THE PERFECT GAME. THAT’S THEAY I WOULD TAKE IT. AND THE OTHER THING, MAYBE THOSE GUYS WILL ADMIT, THEY ALL HAD THE BEST PLAYERS. INCLUDING ME. >>SINCE THE YEAR 2000, 13 DIFFERENT F.B.S. SCHOOLS HAVE FINISHED A SEASON UNBEATEN. PRODUCTS OF EVERYTHING FROM LOUD LEADERS TO SOFT SCHEDULES. YET IT’S BEEN NEARLY FOUR DECADES WITHOUT AN UNDEFEATED TEAM IN THE NFL. OR ANY FRANCHISE APPROACHING A SEASON-LONG AND O GETS THE WALLOP OF SCRUTINY, SPECUTION D PRESSURE AS THE COLTS THE PACKERS, AND THE PATRIOTS HAVE DISCOVERED WHILE FALLING JUST SHORT. BUT IF AN UNDEFEATED SEASON SHUTS EVERY DOUBTER’S MOUTH, LOSING THAT LAST GAME BRINGS A SUMMIT TO PLUMMET PAIN THAT EVEN A SEASON’S WORTH OF HIGHGHTSANNOASSUE.>>FINALLY DID IT. UNFINISHED BUSINESS IS OVER. AND READY. STAN: TWEET FROM ROBERT GRIFFIN III. HE’S A BEAR. NATIONAL CHAMPS 40-0. HEISMAN, ALAMO BOWL CHAMPS, AND 10 WINS. TWO A.P. PLAYERS OF THE YEAR, ELITE EIGHT, BEST YEAR IN BAYLOR

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