Post by baytree on May 5, 2021 7:46:55 GMT -5
I think that in a Washington thread, your post was borderline trolling. I would have felt differently about it in a PAC-12 thread. I'm not going to go into a Stanford thread and start talking about how they just got lucky and barely squeaked by some key opponents or whatever immediately after they have gotten to the Final Four. It's trolling the fanbase.
Besides, I've gotten pretty damn tired of people downplaying the accomplishments of the 2021 Huskies. They came closer to beating Kentucky than anybody else, IMO.
They weren't the kind of team that is just so clean and smooth that they looked like a volleyball machine, but they were incredibly disruptive to what other teams were trying to do. And they used that to battle all the way to the Final Four. I recognize they had to do it by, for instance, making an amazing 5th set comeback against Louisville and coming from 0-2 against Pitt, but their play style was what gave them the chance to do that.
There is no particular reason to think they can't do it again next year as well, IMO.
Mike, I wasn't trolling. I didn't say Washington got lucky. A poster asked how anyone could think any other team might win the PAC next season. I answered. I never said anything bad about Washington. I think they're a very worthy team and wouldn't be surprised if they win the PAC next season. The closest I came was that IMO if WSU had been healthy, they *might* have been better than Washington last season. Somehow, you read all the above into my comment that WSU might have been better (had they been healthy) and that it's reasonable to think that some other team might win the PAC next season.
This is rich coming from someone who trolled the threads about how seeding is so important bc it does take a lot of luck to win the national championship. (As a Stanford fan, I know this well. If Plummer had not recovered in 2019 or if Utah had managed to beat Stanford, we wouldn't have been champions. Things like that happen often.) YOu yourself emphasized the luck involved.