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  1. Why in the fuck can Matta not get the Bucks to play with true intensity until the 10 minute mark? If they played 40 minutes like they play the last 10, they'd win the tourney. Instead, we're all left scratching our heads wondering WTF.   Very disappointing.
  2. Thanks for sending UNC home! Sure felt weird rooting for UK though.
  3. cannot wait for the 2010 season!!

  4. [quote name='Go Tory Go!' post='760318' date='Apr 2 2009, 03:45 AM']Woah. You liked the Ryan Parker video, but didn't like the Kige Ramsey Show clip? That's f'ed up. And seriously - Judd is [i]at best[/i] (and I'm being very generous here) a has-been, and would probably best be described as a never-was. Ramsey will be unstoppable once he takes his degree, and I'll take a will-be over a has-been any day. Also, he may or may not be joining us to play baseball this Saturday.[/quote] Call Ashley what you wanna. She's smokin from where I'm sitting. If you play ball with Kige, be sure to post some pics
  5. [quote]Will the joke end up being on Barnhart? By Pat Forde ESPN.com And on April Fool's Day, Mitch Barnhart will introduce John Calipari as the basketball coach at Kentucky. This is the show-stopping conclusion to a two-year running prank Barnhart has been playing on the populace, showing what a wacky jokester the publicly bland athletic director really is. Seriously, see if this isn't short-sheet-the-bed hilarious: In two years, Kentucky has gone from paying national championship-winning coach Tubby Smith $2.1 million a year to reportedly forking over $31.65 million plus incentives over eight years for a coach with less bling on his finger and more bones in his closet. With a Billy Gillispie train wreck in between. Mitch, you're killing us! Enough with the tomfoolery! But seriously, Mitch, given the embarrassing failure of the Gillispie era, let's hope this one goes better. At least you got what you most needed: a big name who actually said yes, and quickly. Of course, the quick part didn't really play to your favor last time, did it? Hopefully, the exhaustive "fit" check on Calipari in the vast expanse of time between Friday afternoon (when Gillispie was fired) and Sunday morning (when word first got out of your impending meeting with Calipari) came back to your liking. I know in your research you came across many people who love Cal -- they love the success, the coaching acumen, the energy, the charisma, the community generosity, the battler's spirit, the dreamer's ambition. I've heard those things myself from many people I respect in college basketball. But I've heard a lot of other things, too. So before you two ride off to restore the glory of Big Blue Nation, a few questions for the AD: Why didn't you hire Calipari two years ago, or even entertain him as a serious candidate? Surely it wasn't because Gillispie had a better coaching record -- he didn't. Surely it wasn't because Gillispie is a better people person -- few can match Calipari's outgoing personality and zeal to sell his program on every platform. So if Calipari was interested -- and plenty of basketball insiders said he was at the time -- what was the problem? Was there something else that made you leery? Would the apparent change in your perception of Calipari as a UK coaching candidate have anything to do with the fact that your own six-figure job is very much on the line after the Gillispie fiasco? And maybe now it's time to play ball with the boosters who see Cal's excellent record in Memphis and want to win big again? No matter what baggage he brings to Lexington? Look, we all know Calipari brings plenty of wins with him. Over the past four seasons, he racked up 136 of them --- the most wins of any four-year stretch in college basketball history. That included four Sweet 16s, three Elite Eights and a national title game appearance. Compare that to Kentucky, which in the same four-year span won only 84 games, didn't win an SEC title, didn't make a Sweet 16 appearance and failed to make the NCAA tournament this season for the first time in 18 years. But let's also examine some of the carry-on luggage Cal brought with him on that private plane to the Bluegrass State on Tuesday night. When you introduce Calipari on Wednesday in Lexington, will you make mention of his taking two teams to Final Fours? Or just one? Because the first one, with Massachusetts in 1996, was officially vacated from the NCAA record books after an agent hooked up star center Marcus Camby with cash and prostitutes. Calipari said he knew nothing about it and the NCAA did not charge the school with major infractions, but it happened on his watch. That puts him in select company: one of two active coaches with vacated Final Fours on their résumés. (The other is Steve Fisher.) Will that be noted in the bio? That leads me to another historical footnote: You're aware that Kentucky has gone through the NCAA judicial system six times for major infractions cases, right, Mitch? The NCAA set up shop in the 1950s, and UK has had a major infractions case in every decade but the '90s -- with two in the '80s for good measure. Calipari has no major NCAA violations on his record -- not at Memphis, not at UMass. So I'm not suggesting he's going to come to Lexington and land the Wildcats on probation, Mitch. But I am saying that you, as the custodian of a historically checkered athletic program, have hired a guy who lives in the gray area, works every angle, pushes every corner of the envelope. That's all fine, as long as the envelope never busts the way that Emery Air Freight one did, spilling $1,000 from the Kentucky basketball office to recruit Chris Mills and sparking a scandal that leveled the program 20 years ago. But why linger in the past, Mitch? Let's talk about the future. How do you feel about sharing office space? Because you might walk in one day and find Worldwide Wes sitting in your chair with his feet on your desk. You know about Wes, right? Of course you do. Everyone in basketball knows William Wesley, aka Wes, even if nobody knows exactly what the loosely defined but tightly connected power broker does. But the important thing isn't his job description -- it's his results. Wes helped hook up Memphis with some of its best players under Calipari: Dajuan Wagner, Derrick Rose, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Tyreke Evans. With those guys under his wing, Wes went wherever Wes pleased in Memphis -- locker room, practice facility, good seats at the FedEx Forum, too. Heck, I even ate with him once at the Tigers' training table. He's a charming guy, has a lot of charisma -- just don't ask him too much about his business. With Wes, your job is to accommodate. Not interrogate. What's your outlook on package deals, Mitch? You cool with them? If not, I suggest a change of attitude. When Calipari goes after big fish, the net tends to bring in some sucker fish, too. When he signed Juanny Wagner, he also got his dad as a staff member (Milt Wagner, even without a college degree) and his best friend (Arthur Barclay, despite limited ability). A positive side effect: Milt stayed several years after Juanny left and got his degree. When he signed Evans, he got his personal strength coach, Lamont Peterson, too. But really, what high school kid doesn't come with his own strength coach these days? And there even have been some prepackaging efforts. C.J. Henry, who hadn't played basketball in years after trying his hand at professional baseball, enrolled at Memphis this past August to play hoops. Surprisingly enough, his brother, Xavier -- considered by many the No. 1 high-school senior in America -- signed with the Tigers in November. What about an occasional scrape with the law, Mitch? Guys such as Sean Banks, Jeremy Hunt, Andre Allen and Kareem Cooper got multiple chances to stay on the Memphis team and still couldn't do it. Any opinion on prep schools, Mitch? Some of them have gotten a lot of negative publicity as academically sketchy diploma mills in recent years from the likes of The New York Times and Washington Post, but be prepared to deal with them. Calipari has relocated many an academic reclamation project to prep school. Among them: Joey Dorsey, Shawne Williams, Antonio Anderson, Robert Dozier and the aforementioned Cooper. Hey, you and I both know Memphis is hardly the only place that works package deals. Or has players who get into trouble. Or goes the prep school route. These days, that's accepted as the price of doing business in the big leagues, isn't it? Well, Calipari manages to stuff that stat sheet on all those fronts. But with him, you also get 30-plus victories a season for the past four seasons. You get the big-time recruits your new head coach will inevitably bring in. You get renewed dreams of winning an eighth national championship. That's why you're hiring John Calipari, Mitch. We all get it. Happy April Fool's Day. Hopefully, the joke won't end up on you.[/quote] [url="http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=4032093&sportCat=ncb"]http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/sto...mp;sportCat=ncb[/url]
  6. [quote name='Bunghole' post='760181' date='Apr 1 2009, 11:06 AM']The "Caliparication" vid was kinda cool, but PLEASE with the Kige Ramsey videos! That guy is the epitome of why people NOT from Kentucky make fun of people FROM Kentucky! [/quote] Kige Ramsey is still horrrrrible. Unreal. The only think actually cool about UK basketball is Ashley Judd. And she's pretty damn cool. (yup, just watched the caliparication vid )
  7. [quote name='Bunghole' post='759326' date='Mar 28 2009, 07:36 AM']I'm just stoked that they have the guy in place that they wanted instead of Billy G. I didn't want them to just fire Gillispie without having a successor already lined up. Weird how this all turned out. Got the guy we wanted in the first place, and their names are seperated by one letter. Goodbye Billy G, hello Billy D![/quote] [quote name='Bunghole' post='759738' date='Mar 30 2009, 12:45 PM']Fuck Billy D and his indeciseveness.[/quote] Yeah, Billy D is the indecisive one! *ducks*
  8. [quote name='Bunghole' post='759694' date='Mar 30 2009, 07:53 AM']Donovan is wishy-washy, and I think Calipari really covets the job, so I hope he gets it. He's a great recruiter and a good coach.[/quote] How in the hell was Donovan wishy-washy? He said he had no interest in the gig within an hour of it becoming available.
  9. Hey, Trina! Good to see you in these parts. Is the draft here yet?

  10. Hey friend, what have you been up too, miss our Bengal Convo's... Lets go Bengals....!!

  11. [quote name='Bunghole' post='759326' date='Mar 28 2009, 07:36 AM'][b]I'm just stoked that they have the guy in place that they wanted instead of Billy G.[/b] I didn't want them to just fire Gillispie without having a successor already lined up. Weird how this all turned out. Got the guy we wanted in the first place, and their names are seperated by one letter. Goodbye Billy G, hello Billy D! This really changes the face of SEC basketball, too. And I bet a million bucks that we don't lose any of those top recruits Gillispie has coming in for next season. And Patterson said he was coming back, I bet Meeks comes back now too.[/quote] Sounds like you've got a bit of wishful thinking going on there, Bung. from ESPN: [quote]GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Billy Donovan says he isn't going anywhere. [b] Donovan made it clear Friday he has no interest in the Kentucky job or any other opening, reaffirming his desire to stay in Gainesville and get the Gators back to the NCAA tournament. "In response to the rumors circulating about my interest in other jobs, I wanted to address this as quickly as possible," Donovan said in a statement. "I am committed to the University of Florida and look forward to continuing to build our program here."[/b] Kentucky fired coach Billy Gillispie on Friday, creating an opening at one of college basketball's premier programs and prompting speculation that Donovan would again be the top target to return to the Bluegrass State. Donovan spent five years as an assistant under Rick Pitino in Lexington, learning all about Kentucky's unrivaled fan base and unrealistic expectations. Nonetheless, [b]Donovan spurned a chance to take over the tradition-rich program in April 2007, turning down athletic director Mitch Barnhart before he even offered him the job. [i]Donovan didn't even let it get that far this time around. His statement was released minutes after Barnhart announced Gillispie's dismissal[/i].[/b] Florida officials, including athletic director Jeremy Foley, don't expect Donovan to waver on his word, either. Nearly two months after turning down Kentucky in 2007, Donovan took a job with the NBA's Orlando Magic but changed his mind after just a couple days on the job. He returned to Gainesville, got ripped nationally for his flip-flop decision and apologized profusely to everyone involved. Donovan eventually signed a six-year contract that pays $3.5 million annually. The deal includes a clause stating that Donovan and his agent cannot directly or indirectly explore, discuss or negotiate any employment with any other school or professional team without Foley's written approval. Foley said Kentucky never requested permission to talk to Donovan. The Gators are 310-126 in 13 seasons under Donovan, who has vowed to get the Gators on the same level as storied basketball programs like Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Duke and UCLA. He still has work to do. Florida became the first national champion since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985 to miss the NCAA tournament in consecutive years. Florida finished 25-11 this season and lost in the quarterfinals of the NIT. The Gators could return four starters and most of their reserves next season. They also have highly touted guard Kenny Boynton and Georgetown transfer Vernon Macklin waiting to take the court. Nonetheless, some felt Donovan might be ready for a new challenge, especially after the last two seasons, and Kentucky offers a place where basketball is king. Then again, Donovan has put down deep roots in Gainesville with his wife and four children. His parents also live nearby.[/quote]
  12. [quote name='Jason' post='723672' date='Nov 15 2008, 02:40 PM'][b][size=5]VMI????? at home????[/size][/b] :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:[/quote] +1. hucking filarious
  13. [quote name='Jamie_B' post='588258' date='Nov 7 2007, 05:01 PM']Just want to say to the KY fans, Vlad Moldoveanu chose George Mason over KY. [url="http://gomason.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/moldoveanu_vlad00.html"]http://gomason.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mt...anu_vlad00.html[/url][/quote] Ugh. He was one year old when I graduated HS But that means he wasn't born even when Bung did! Oh yeah... on topic. I don't really have my own basketball team.
  14. Sup big pimp! Just swinging in to give a shout out.

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