Geno Auriemma on UConn fans: “Some are so (expletive) stupid it’s unbelievable”

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UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is never one to sugarcoat anything, but man, he even outdid himself this week on a podcast with Grantland’s Zach Lowe.

You can listen to the podcast here.

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A few minutes into the podcast, Lowe informed Geno that he could swear and basically say whatever he wanted, and that’s when the words started flowing like it was 1:30 a.m. at your local bar.

Here is just a sample of some of the things he said:

Warning: There is some language your grandmother, the UConn women’s basketball fan, might not appreciate  below.

On the UConn fan base:

“Some of our fans are so (expletive) stupid it’s unbelievable. They complain a lot of times that we have no competition and it’s boring. Then if we play a really good team and don’t play our ‘A’ game, they b—h that something’s wrong with UConn. This kid’s not any good. That kid’s not any good. Geno Auriemma got out-coached by this coach. It’s unbelievable.”

On people who don’t like UConn:

“I heard this WNBA coach say “I don’t like Connecticut. They’re bad for the game because they dominate so much. They get the best players and they kill everybody.”

And I’m like, that’s the most idiotic statement I ever heard. That just goes to show you how ignorant some people are. Let’s say we get two high school All-Americans every year. Let’s just say. The people we beat also get two. So if there’s 20 kids that make first team All-American and they play in the McDonald’s All-American game and we get two. Or three. What happens to the other 17 guys? So obviously we’re doing something a little different than just getting the best players. No. 1, we get the right players and we try to do the right thing by them.”

On DeflateGate:

“That was another (expletive) episode. The guy’s gonna throw for 30,000 yards this year and beat everybody 70-20. And then they can talk about deflate all you want and at the end of the year he and Belichick are going to sit at the podium, [alongside] Mr. Kraft, and give everybody the middle finger and say ‘deflate this.’ And that’s what’s gonna happen.”

On UConn being compared to the UCLA men:

“First, (expletive), listen to me: You weren’t even alive when UCLA was good. Go stick your head up somebody else’s ass that you like.”

On women not buying tickets to women’s games:

“Women who bitch and moan all the time about not getting any respect do a horrible job of supporting women’s sports at the gate with their money.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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