Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The tyranny of lists

The Sporting News recently published its list of the 50 greatest coaches.
I didn't read the list because I was pretty sure it would have very few women, people of color, and non-US coaches.
But it seems that even the inclusion of Pat Summitt has created some discontent. Summitt is the only woman on the list and only one of two coaches of women's sports. (Geno Auriemma is the other.)
Says this blogger:
Even though Pat Summitt is a great coach at her sport, how she ranks 11 on this list in a field is beyonds me. Maybe have a secondary list of great coaches in secondary sports, like soccer, women's sports and all the other irrelevant sports out there. *
So basically all women's sports are irrelevant.

* The grammar mistakes belong to the author; I just cut and pasted it.

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