(Since this is not a picture post, you'll have to imagine me typing with clenched teeth...)
The ucla women's water polo team beat USC yesterday, 6 -3, to win their fourth National Championship in a row, and the 101st for ucla. By any measure, that's an incredible record of success, and while I'd rather they'd beaten someone else to achieve it, congratulations are very much in order.
Incidentally, this makes the women's water polo team the third bruin team to complete a four-peat: the men's basketball team did it in the wild-west days of the late 60s and early 70s, and the men's volleyball team in the early 80s. Frankly, given the level of sustained physical performance and outright ass-kicking required for water polo, I think this bruins team should probably vault over the men's volleyball team in the athletic pantheon of Westwood High.
All snark aside, though, again: congratulations to the Bruins Womens Water Polo team, and please, feel free to take next year off in celebration.