There are some officially #madonline people in the “impartial” mainstream sports media.
The blowhards that have declared that the Kentucky Wildcats just do not have what it takes to make a run in the NCAA Tournament and that John Calipari’s recruiting had FINALLY caught up to him are having a rough time right now.
Over the opening rounds of the tourney we saw some of the biggest and best upsets in tournament history. And the team that benefited the most from the upsets is Kentucky.
In the South Region, the Wildcats were set to take on the #4 Arizona Wildcats and the #1 Virginia Cavaliers in the round of 32 and the Sweet 16, but a funny thing happened: they both lost.
On the bottom side of the South, #3 Tennessee Volunteers lost in the round of 32 and so did the #2 Cincinnati Bearcats. The Elite Eight opened up.
Out West things got even better. The #1 Xavier Musketeers lost, the #2 North Carolina Tar Heels lost. Oh my.
So here is what is left for Kentucky to reach the title game:
#11 Loyola Chicago Ramblers
#4 Gonzaga Bulldogs
As a Kentucky fan, I’ve watched my team have to battle through chalk to get to a Final Four. Never in my life as the bracket ever busted like it usually does for the Duke Bluedevils or the Tar Heels.
But finally, it happened.
As we celebrate our grand luck, the haters in the National Media aren’t happy. They’re downright mad. Just take a look at some of these buffoons bloviate on twitter:
Kentucky has beaten a 12 seed, a 13 seed and will get either an 8 or 16(!) seed in the sweet sixteen in Cat-friendly Atlanta. Anyone remember Sunday, when Cal was complaining about how hard his draw was?— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 17, 2018
I know a Final Four run is always special, but does Kentucky really want to get there .... against this competition in the South?— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) March 19, 2018
Wonder if Coach Cal will change his tune about being a five seed in Boise. Path to Elite Eight is K-State or UMBC in Atlanta.— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) March 17, 2018
Thoughts and prayers with the family of the Kentucky fan who was sacrificed on a pagan altar in exchange for this draw to the Final Four.— Jeff (BPredict) (@BPredict) March 19, 2018
Kentucky has the easiest path to the Final Four ever.— Mark Gunnels (@MarkAGunnels) March 19, 2018
Can’t imagine John Calipari is complaining about his draw now.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 19, 2018
I wonder what @UKCoachCalipari & BBN would have said on Selection Sunday if I asked him- how would u feel if ur draw lined up DAVIDSON-BUFFALO-(KansS St or UMBC ) ? Sounds like the CALIPARI INVITATIONAL.-not his prob that UVA /Arizona & Vols were bounced. @johnclayiv— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) March 18, 2018
So here is what’s happening: instead of crushing Sean Miller, Chris Mack, Tony Bennett, Roy Williams, Mick Cronin, Tom Izzo, or any other coach that lost to a significantly lower seed, these guys are mad at John Calipari.
But that’s how this works, folks. It’s the way it’s worked since Calipari took the job. Now all we can do is sit back, laugh, and enjoy the ride as once again John Calipari is making them all look stupid.