Today, the John Calipari Fantasy Camp begins in Lexington, and a bunch of largely older men will try to act like basketball players. Hope UK has plenty of Ben Gay, lots of ice, and the local hospital on standby. Seriously, though, it looks like a great time, and if I could afford it and had any articular cartilage left in my knees, I'd be there.
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New CBS – If it looked like Mississippi State's defense was reading Auburn's mail, guess what? It was. cbsprt.co/QlJx2D— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) September 13, 2012
Too bad we don't play Auburn this year. Maybe we could figure it out, too.
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Western's Kawaun Jakes has got to be a concern. He can run as well as pass, and we saw what Bridgewater did to Kentucky's defense.
That is where Calhoun’s perpetual fight began, and it will end, officially, on Thursday afternoon, when he makes an announcement both deserved and inconvenient. In a way, it had to be both with Calhoun. If he’d gone out with smiles and balloons all around—well, that would have been someone else’s retirement.
Word. Nice article by Mike DeCourcy.
If there is anything Calipari is good at, it's flaunting it.
A little off topic, but interesting.
Now that truth has succumbed in politics, football is following it down the tubes:
Think about this. Saban not only wants the benefit of playing a tomato can in preparation for the start of conference play, but he wants the media to deny the fact that the can is, in fact, full of tomatoes. He wants the media to ignore all available evidence - the quality of the Tide's performance the week before, the quality of Western Kentucky's performance in 2011 (and in the two seasons before that, WKU went 2-22), the teams' relative strength as described by Las Vegas, and the value placed on the match-up by the Tide's famously passionate fans - and serve as an extension of his program by pretending as if David is Goliath.
Fascinating read, and very thought provoking.
Nobody ever seems to retire at the right time. Jordan blew it, Ali blew it, Urban Meyer blew it, Bob "The beatings will continue until morale improves" Knight blew it.
Calhoun is just another in a long line.
He does indeed. I've never seen a right-handed player do so much with his left hand as Wall does. It amazes me every time I watch him.
Notre Dame leaving the Big East is just one more blow to a dying conference.
You can vacate wins. You can call Jim Calhoun dirty. You can say that he’s worse than John Calipari.
Interesting, and I hope accurate, prediction. It looks good on it's face.
Liggins could wind up with a ring next year.
Judging by what I saw last week, they still have a lot of development to do.
Via Troy Machir.
I resemble these remarks.
Seriously, professor? * shaking my head *
Offered without comment.
Feldman on Petrino,'I still don't see a glamorous SEC school hiring him. He's a good football coach, but it's a tough sale for most AD's.'— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 13, 2012