Maybe our 3-game loosing skid has jaded me a bit, but I seem to find more to complain about in the media today.
Let's start with the word "aggression" and derivatives thereof. If the word "aggression" or its derivatives were suddenly deleted from the English language, I think we would see heads exploding everywhere.
Take this Courier-Journal article, for instance. I counted seven uses of the word "aggress*" in a 600-word article. May I respectfully suggest to our players and coaches (and even sports reporters) to mix it up every now and then just for the sake of variety, maybe with words like assiduous, bold, daring, determined, diligent, dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic, forceful, hard-working, intense, purposeful, or even relentless? I mean, all of the aforementioned are either in, or graduates from, college. They do still teach English there, even to basketball players, don't they?
But then again, Joe Crawford saying something like, "Me personally, I feel like I wasn't [assiduous] at all at the beginning of the (Alabama) game" is a bit discordant. Doesn't quite roll of the tongue, does it?
Eric Crawford plays at a little gallows humor with Randolph Morris:
Well, now, Randy - do tell. Is really to much for the coach and your team to expect you do go out on the court and, I don't know, do what you are given a full ride to a good school to do? Oh, I forgot - this is the new millennium, where girls are girls and guys are, too. Must've been a bad hair day.
Not to be undone, Ramel Bradley channels his inner Josh McRoberts:
"I just want to get home," he said with a quiet voice. "Get back to our arena. I'm tired of the road."
Brittney Spears is mentally tougher than this! I wonder if she can handle the rock? [Don't you dare! -Ed.]
Some more gallows humor from Ryan Ferguson at the AOL Sports Blog, who pokes a little fun at Tubby Smith and the UK fans:
Heh. I hear Donald Rumsfeld no longer needs his, so there should be some good bunker space available.
And finally, on the Patrick Patterson front, I need to report that there is nothing to report. Patterson is still playing for Huntington High and not (yet) the Florida Gators or Dookies. Hope springs eternal...