'70 nominees for 70 wins

Originally Published: March 7, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to

OK, this is a stretch. But … UConn's women have been so good for so long they are forcing us to really dig deep into our bag of tricks to find "new" ways to write, "They won by 30." (Or 20 or 40 or 50.) So …

Since UConn tied its own program's streak of 70 victories in a row on Oscar Sunday, we decided to look back at the Best Picture nominees from the 1970 Academy Awards. And figure out which one would best represent the 2008-10 Streakin' Huskies.

All right, enough groaning. Give me a break. You got a better idea? Besides, just wait until you see these 1970 movies! You won't believe how well they fit. Or, you know, perhaps how well I'll manipulate them to fit.

And the "Best Picture" to represent this UConn "70" streak is … we're going to say all of them. But don't worry, you don't have to sit through any acceptance speeches.

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