When the women's record was broken, most people didn't hear a thing about it, but when it looked like the UConn women's basketball team was about to break the hallowed men's record, suddenly the whole nation sat up and took notice. The attention paid to the UConn women's basketball team for breaking the men's record included a phone call from President Obama.
Before the women broke the men's record with 89 consecutive wins, Coach Geno Auriemma observed that everyone would not be celebrating the 89th win because it was made by lowly women:
"I just know that there wouldn't be this many people in the room if we were chasing a women's record," Auriemma said Sunday. "The reason there's everybody in this room, the reason everybody's having a heart attack the last four or five days is a bunch of women are threatening to break a men's record. And everybody is all up in arms about it. All the women are happy as hell and they can't wait to come in here and ask questions. All the guys that love women's basketball are all excited. And all the miserable bastards that follow men's basketball and don't want us to break the record are all here because they're pissed."
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