Dick Johnson submitted these thoughts on a pseudo-$100 bill promoting UConn sports. -Editor
All Connecticut is enamored – the Johnson household as well – with the state university’s women's basketball exploits. Monday the UConn team won their 100th consecutive game. It was widely
promoted as well it should. They tied it to everything 100th including a $100 bill.
Franklin’s portrait is replaced by the team’s coach Geno Auriemma’s likeness. Geno is an Italian immigrant who came to UConn in 1985 and has devoted three decades to coaching women’s basketball,
getting his team players to achieve more than any others. His teams have won eleven national championships. a feat unmatched by no one else in college basketball, He has been named Nasmith College
Coach of the Year seven times and he is women’s basketball coach of the World Cup and Summer Olympics.
Significant numbers on the $100 bill have replaced the bill’s serials numbers, GP02132017 at the top, GP for Gampel Pavilion where the 100th game was played, and 02132017 for the date of the game,
plus #ANDCOUNTING below. USA name on a real bill has been replaced by “Baseball Capitol of the World.”
Immediately after the game oversize replicas of the bill were dropped from the ceiling like confetti including one real $100 bill with coach Geno’s portrait. That’s promotion.
We don’t have to say “Go Huskies” here in Connecticut – they are already there!
Wayne Homren, Editor
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