The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 January 2003

Gratuitous flashback

On the 30th of March, 2001, I said this:

The search engine Google claims to have indexed over 1.3 billion Web pages; inasmuch as they've definitely hit all of mine — the GoogleBot checks in here at least once a week — I'm tempted to believe it. Sturgeon's Law, of course, mandates that 90 percent of these things are, um, crud, but that still leaves at least a hundred million pages worth reading, though clearly some are worth far more than others.

There wasn't any point to that observation then, and there isn't much point to it now except to mention the date, which was, I repeat, 30 March 2001.

Which was the last time the women of UConn lost a basketball game.

Fifty-five wins in a row! And everyone thought last year's national-championship squad would be done in by graduation. The men's record — 88 games from 1971 through 1974 by John Wooden's UCLA squads — might actually be broken by this time next year.

Posted at 7:31 AM to Entirely Too Cool