Posted: Dec 22, 2009 7:32 pm
You say that NOW. . .
Pre-fucking-cisely. I guess Kentucky somehow believes it is more savvy than Memphis because its fans are willing to be proactively defensive for whatever Cal ends up pulling at KY, as long as they end up winning. Well, Kentucky can take that transparent attitude and mix it up in some racing horseshit where it belongs.
I guess Cal didn't set that schedule up, but trust me, it'll look just like every schedule he will set up in the future. Thing is, he ain't in C-USA anymore and can't count on winning every conference game plus the obligatory cupcake walk with--maybe--two meaningful out-of-conference games for good measure (to deflect Selection Cmte from focusing too much on said Cal Cupcake Walk). It even got tired to me, man. Enjoy it while it lasts or until next year when NBA-bound John Wall barely claims Kentucky because he spent hardly a minute there (i.e. Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans) and well, at least 3 other teams have better recruiting classes than Kentucky's, including the Tigers.
Then the hilarity/tragedy will truly begin when Cal pulls a Bruce Pearl and shows how when it is time to actually coach, he will be utterly outmatched --if he is pushed to the point of needing to do something other than walk up and down the court, cursing and berating players for no reason, that is--by the following: Bill Self, Tom Izzo, Roy Williams, Jay Wright, Rick Barnes, Mark Few, Jim Boeheim, Mike Anderson...etc. Yes, etc.
Cal has proven--in the most inopportune times--that when forced (imagine, John Wall tearing his ACL at some point, Cousins beating up someone in class--but, Cal's really good about making that kinda stuff go away--etc), he has no fucking idea how to game coach. Coaching the dribble-drive? Sure, he can do that. But managing clock and time outs? I don't know if he's paid attention to that stuff.
If anyone other than a Memphis or UMass fan, John Cheney or Rick Patino was saying all this, you Kentucky fans may be able to blow it off. But, we KNOW. Memphis fans more than any of the above.