It amazes me and ALL I can say is, Ain't It Funny?! I mean, you would think that after getting Coach Cal, and all those recruits that SOME, not all, cause it wouldn't be far to sterotype, UK fans would find something else to discuss besides Pitino. Yet, instead of celebrating how improved their program will be this upcoming season, they throw arrows and insults towards Pitino.
In my opinon, somebody took Pitino leaving UK real personal. Because when we celebrated Men's basketball, Women's basketball, titles, futures, draft picks, we didn't feel the need to utter a syllable about things @ UK. At that point we already knew you made an apperance in the NIT, You got rid of Billy G, And were looking for a new coach for the Men's basketball team. OKAY, Other than commenting on how Billy G was ousted. My issue with it, was really, first and foremost, Barnhart sayingand I quote, "W e need someobody that doesn't treat this as just another coaching job." And given that the program needed a facelift at that point, how was that appropiate to say?What was the purpose of saying that when your plans were to fire him anyway? And the last time I checked, it was a college basketball coaching job. I knew that Billy G wouldn't last, though. His demeanor was completely different from any Coach that I had ever seen, and too different to survive at UK.
I have also discovered that again, some, not all, UK fans would love nothing better than to see Pitino gone from UL. That I don't understand. Cause even though I am not and never will be a UK fan, I wouldn't be hoping that you lose Coach Cal. What would be the purpose of that? The game this year will probably go down as one of the best in a long time.
I will respond when I feel like my CARDS are getting disrespected or can't get the credit they deserve. There have been people on here who wanted to say close but no cigar and basically almost doesn't count.(in reference to the 2008-2009 season) But how warranted are they to comment that way, when we saw Uk go the NIT, IN THE SAME EXACT SEASON?
As for Mrs. Sypher,personally as a UL fan, and Coach Pitino fan, am not worried about her. SHe doesn't make me want to hide my UL shirts, banners, flags, cups, coasters , hats etc. OR PROCLAIM THAT I AM A UL FAN!
Despite the headlines of this extortion attempt, that Sypher has been indicted on, I am not worried or speculating whether or not Pitino will leave. He has said this is th eonly job for him and that he is staying. Unitl he says otherwise, that;'s what I will stick with. And regqardless, I wil always stick by my team.