So, I checked on Twitter and saw that CSN Washington's Ben Standig replied to one of Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson's tweets about her doing Stefanie Dolson things:
@bigmamastef Just when I was getting used to the blonde. Still, purple = bold, so rock on.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 28, 2014
At the time, I didn't think too much about her tweet. The Washington Mystics' season is over after all.
But Dolson and Mystics teammate Bria Hartley went back to their old stomping grounds at the University of Connecticut last Friday, for the Huskies' home football opener against the Brigham Young Cougars. They lost badly, 35-10. For info on the game itself, read The UConn Blog's recap here, and Vanquish the Foe's recap here.
During a break in the game, the women's basketball team was the lone bright highlight, where they were recognized for their 2013-14 national championship:
Getting ready to take the field at @UConnFootball game to recognize the 2014 National Championship! pic.twitter.com/rIcsep5CN8— UConn Women's Hoops (@UConnWBB) August 30, 2014
Since Dolson and Hartley are no longer on the team due to graduation, it's not surprising that they're wearing different apparel than the rest of the team members who are returning.
When I saw this tweet back last Friday, I just knew that I had to write a post on it. I didn't have time to mainly because of the WNBA Playoffs, and some other things.
.@bigmamastef and @Breezyyy14 showing off the 2914 National Championship trophy pic.twitter.com/WGNuQhPFUh— NBC Connecticut (@NBCConnecticut) August 29, 2014
Man! I didn't know that UConn was still going to be winning championships 900 years from now!
But there just had to be one of those more "Dolson-esque" pictures, right?
.@Breezyyy14 @bigmommastef back @UConnWBB at @UConnFootball v #BYU with @NCAAWomensBKB champ. Hardware #huskies4ever pic.twitter.com/YhLvFLStpk— Robert W Stowell Jr (@Thephotodawg) August 30, 2014
During halftime, the game was really ugly for UConn fans:
HALFTIME: #UCONN trails @BYUCougars 28-7 #BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/h1xBnicr9O— UConn Huskies (@UConnHuskies) August 30, 2014
or really great for BYU fans:
HALFTIME. BYU 28 UCONN 7. Taysom throws for 195 yards & 3TDs and rushes for 54 yards & 1TD. #BYUFOOTBALL #BYUvsUCONN— BYU Cougars (@BYUCougars) August 30, 2014
For the whole game, UConn quarterbacks Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer weren't able to do much. But BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (no relation to Tayler) had a field day. He made 28-of-36 passes for 308 yards.
He also scored ALL FIVE OF BYU'S TOUCHDOWNS. Three from passes, and two more on the ground. Highlights are below:
So, one UConn student wrote this, probably in anger of what was transpiring on the field:
I nominate @Breezyyy14 to be the QB for the UConn football team. They need help so bad right now.— William Richardson (@WilliamRichJr) August 30, 2014
Well, as you may recall, Hartley does have some well-documented moves. Both in-game for highlights:
And just to hone her skills.
As you can see, Hartley's lateral and juke moves could be compared against Hill's. And those poor UConn quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers.
I know, I know. I've hyped Hartley's moves so much to the point where I'm now getting these kinds of looks every time I say her name and for going "fanboy" on her:
(h/t to Shannon Cotterell for this GIF)
But forget about hopeless folks like me. To be fair, Hartley showed her modesty here:
@WilliamRichJr loll I'm sure those guys are better than me— Bria Hartley (@Breezyyy14) August 30, 2014
The student however didn't back down from his frustration:
@Breezyyy14 Lol. I don't know how much better though. At halftime, maybe you can give the team a motivational pep talk.— William Richardson (@WilliamRichJr) August 30, 2014
Even if the Huskies football team lost, it's great to see that the women's basketball team still was recognized again for their 40-0 campaign during their 2013-14 season.