This year is shaping up to be one of the worst in the history of UConn sports. The women's basketball team is dominant as always, but after that, things get really thin for the Huskies. But it's not all bad, because at least I get to see the Huskies as they struggle, which wasn't always the case.
Outside of my four years in Storrs, a large percentage of my time has a Husky fan has been spent in either Denver, St. Louis or my current city, Chicago. All three are great cities, but they all suffer from the fatal flaw of not showing nearly enough UConn sports on TV.
When I was growing up in Denver, this was a big problem. I only got to see a handful of nationally televised basketball games each year, and football was completely out of the question. But now, thanks to the magic of the internet, that's not longer the case.
ESPN3 gives me access to almost every UConn game I want to see, and if for some reason, ESPN3 doesn't have me covered, there are plenty of slightly-less legal sites more than willing to accommodate. Ten years ago being a serious UConn fan in the midwest would have been difficult and running this blog would be unthinkable, but not today, and I'm thankful for that.
Plus, when UConn does make it on TV here, it's almost always in glorious HD, which is almost as good as watching a game in person.