The Baylor University women's basketball team, the top-seeded squad in the NCAA tournament, fell victim to arguably one of the biggest upsets in tournament history Sunday, losing to fifth-seeded Louisville 82-81. Led by superstar Brittney Griner, the Bears had won 32 straight games and 74 out of 75 overall -- including last year's championship -- before losing to the Cardinals.
Robert Griffin III, a noted Baylor alum and ardent supporter of the women's basketball team, was none too pleased with the level of physicality during the game and went on Twitter to vent:
Whew.....ok I took my time to calm down and not go off on twitter about the Baylor Girls Basketball game....BUT I CAN'T DO IT!!!!! — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013
People poke and make fun of B. Griner all the time but C'MON MAN....Them girls were LITERALLY throwing elbows, slaps, weave.... — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013
Not to mention the lil lady who was mean-mugging B. Griner's BELLY BUTTON after she made the nice layup.....BACK UP CHILDS PLAY!!! — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013
Oh..& anyone offending B. Griner, Coach Mulkey's Family or anyone else involved with the team needs to back-back back-back give Em 50 ft — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013
Yes people Louisville hit the 3 ball all night. But for every 3 they made, they threw 6 elbows, 5 straight lefts, 4 right hooks... — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013
.....3 roundhouse kicks, 2 jumping knees, & 1 superman punch at B. Griner's abdominals. Aiming for her face but couldn't reach — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013
Oh...and yes I'm mad about women's basketball cuz I PUT ON for my SCHOOL!!!! And there is a difference in being physical and fighting — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013
Despite all the man jokes BG is not SHAQ! She is a 6'8 WOMAN! & the REFS! OH MY...NCAA may find a way to fine me if I bring them up — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013
And so on.
That is when current WNBA player and former Louisville star Angel McCoughtry decided to fire back:
When womens basketball gets tuff and physical people complain about it! You guys want us to play soft? — Angel McCoughtry (@angel_35) April 1, 2013
The men play physical no complaints. When the women go to the next level its a problem. Congrats again to my cardinal — Angel McCoughtry (@angel_35) April 1, 2013
Famous athletes: They bicker on Twitter just like us!
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