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I just could not resist this conversation about Joe Biden. There is only one thing all of us can learn from this man; i.e. when to keep our yap shut. He is the only high ranking public speaker besides Obama I've ever seen not know what state he was in when addressing an audience. In spite of the fact he travels with an entourage, which includes his speech writers and handlers. His expertize is supposed to be foreign affairs, but I have a great deal of difficulty trusting anyone with foreign affairs who does not even know the geography of his own country. Biden's a centrist elitist with Marxist ideals. Sadly his elevator doesn't reach the top floor. He's what we who've traveled the academic community looking for signs of intelligence as an educated imbecile, or pseudo-intellect. There are a lot of them in DC and our institutions of higher [sic] learning.
2 years, 2 months ago on Biden Says He’s Never Been Proud to Be Vice President
An excellent point King. And I think UK fans who have been bleeding blue for as long as you and I know that. I have been at the old Memorial and at Rupp Arena when UK fans actually applauded opposing teams for great basketball plays. UK fans appreciate great basketball and are some of the most savvy basketball fans in the country. I grew up within a three mile radius of UK back when the Baron of Basketball was like the Budda of the game, attended UK and have seen a lot of talented UK teams and fewer really good coaches since Rupp, but Coach Cal is a TODAY coach. He knows that guys like AD, Gilchrist and others are not going to risk injury when there is so much cash on the line. But to be able to take that kind of talent in the TODAY atmosphere of Super Star "Me" mentality and get them to buy into TEAM sportsmen and play TEAM ball despite their immaturity is nothing less than MIRACLE coaching. Cal is not the only coach at the college level who understands today's obstacles of NBA raiding college ranks too early with the big money. It is just a reality coaches all over the country have to deal with and Coach Cal seems to deal with it better than most. A great fit for UK and he does it with style. I hope that UK goes the distance for Cal and for Miller's sake. It won't stop the criticism of coach Cal though. There are those who will say, "Well he should be winning every year with the talent he recruits." It is just the nature of the less sportsman-like observers; 1. Who've never played the game and 2. Who really do not understand how the game is played. All great teams have a target on their backs and every UK, Kansas, North Carolina, Duke and Syracuse team has a target on theirs whether they floor a great team or not, because every team in the country wants to be able to say they beat them. But UK fans live for that rush. We know even our worst teams play the game with student enthusiasm and fan support. I am retired in Las Vegas and there are plenty of UK fans here. When you have bled BLUE at some point in life you just can't shake it. UK is to basketball what the Celtics are to pro ball and some other teams are to football and other sports. That is just the way it is and there will always be un-basketball-educated critics. Most of us who love good basketball will give credit to other teams due the credit for great basketball. Some critics and some fans just don't get that.
2 years, 11 months ago on Fox Writer Takes A Shot At 27-1 Kentucky, Calipari
Oh, And the coach? Well, taking a bunch of will-be superstars and getting them to play as a TEAM in TODAY'S Me me me era has to be some kind of miracle...
I've been listening to needle brained so-called sports writers badmouth UK basketball since Rupp was getting Southeastern Conference schools to get serious about basketball. The reason UK gets badmouthed is because UK and Kansas, not UCLA or Notre Dame or Ohio State, set the standard for hoops ball for years and years not one decade or two. There are those who hate the Kentucky Wildcats simply because they know UK will be in the Tourney every year. Many of these hate NC and Duke and Syracuse for the same reason. Just like us 'Cat fans go after NC and Duke. This guy is just a dimwit trying to get attention, Almost every experienced sports guy, media and Tel-media saw the Miss State game as a real demonstration of just how good this team is and why they are number one this late in the season. Anyone who had any doubt about the heart of this team can, with the game in Starksville, put them to rest,
There's a lot of talk about Gilchrist's big play sparking the UK take over of the game. But the guy who charged the sparkplug was Miller. When he hit the 3 and then went to the other end to grab the ball and head it to the other end,,, When UK gets sluggish, in comes Miller and he wills the Wildcats to life, He did it in Indiana and he has done it several times this season. I'm sure Coach Cal knows Miller is intent on winning a championship before he graduates. Miller has played with great teams and now he wants a great team that goes the whole course full throttle.