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Just curious why you didnt ask those questions to Pinkel? He didn't use his whole allotment of time
4 months, 3 weeks ago on SEC’s Open Door Policy Turns Media Days Into Slow-Pitch Softball
Since there is little to no basketball tradition in the SEC outside of Lexington, I think any of the SEC teams that think it could impact marketing should give it a try.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Which SEC School Will Be The First To Go Nuts With Its Hoops Court Design?
Great article, completely agree. Another pet peeve of mine is retweeting rumors but then saying "it wasn't me that said it, it was X." By retweeting that info (with the intent of garnering more attention on twitter) you are putting your name on whatever was said. What are your thoughts on this John?
9 months, 1 week ago on Miles From Accurate: When A Rumor Is More Than Just A Rumor
@John at MrSEC @db20207 You do have the option of turning the station from Freebird, MMM-bop, or not clicking on Harlem Shake videos. It's really not that hard to avoid, I talked to 5 people yesterday at work that had no idea what the Harlem Shake was. I didn't call you old, I just said your actions were that of a "party pooper." I'm just saying it's probably not in your best interest to lecture college kids on what they should be doing for fun (as long as it's within the law).
Nice attempt at running off a fan of the site, not gonna work, though.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on UM's Henderson The Latest To Do The Harlem Shake
You realize when you tell other people to move on from the "Harlem Shake" it's the equivalent of saying "get off my lawn!" right?
With Kentucky now on the bubble, it seems like the SEC has only 2 teams for certain in the tournament. Ole Miss' win over Mizzou helped their case quite a bit
10 months, 3 weeks ago on SEC RPI Watch - 1/14/13
Not sure how much time you have spent in Gainesville, but any excuse is a good excuse to leave that place.
11 months, 1 week ago on Gator Fans Haven’t Exactly Snapped Up Sugar Bowl Tickets; Blame The Weather
Good to see UK get on the board having a 4* DE commit without even visiting campus. Hopefully Stoops and his staff can have UK towards the middle of this graphic next year as opposed to the bottom
11 months, 3 weeks ago on MrSEC.com Commitment Comparator - 12/21/12
To be fair, the reason UT's athletic department has little to no emergency cash fund is because they are paying fired coaches and administrators, fan apathy has lead to a lack of ticket sales, and decided to fund a multimillion dollar practice facility. Sure the academic contribution is a big part of that, but it's not like it is an unexpected cost. Also, it's not like Tennessee is the only athletic department forced to contribute to the academic side of things. Contributing factor? Absolutely. Sole cause? No way.
As an aside is it really too much to ask that an athletic department bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars contribute to the academic side of things?
12 months ago on Maisel: UT Administration Has Used Athletic Department “As An ATM”
@John at MrSEC Love the site, but when you're trolling at least own it
1 year ago on Calipari Says He Has To Be Careful With What He Says In The Bluegrass State
So instead of reading that quote and taking it as UK fans aren't nearly as unreasonable as they are painted, you read that quote and focus on the negative. Interesting. 2 sides of the same coin, I guess. And with the title of the article, yes you appear to be reading into his comments
"Don't believe Fulmer would take the job?" Are you serious? Fulmer lobbied HARD for interviews at the Louisville and Arkansas jobs the last 2 years. Truth is, no one wants Phat Phil at the SEC level and any whispers to the contrary are just his people trying to keep his name relevant.
1 year ago on The Latest Coaching Gossip We’re Hearing At MrSEC.com
@AustinVol Butthurt much?
1 year, 1 month ago on NBA Scouting Director: “NBA Teams Should Just Go Rent A Condo For The Year In Lexington”
@Paris10 I'll take National Championships and first round talent over trotting out Jared Carter on Senior Day...
1 year, 2 months ago on UK Basketball Has A Soundtrack For The Season
This is one of the reasons I think Cal only has about 5 more years at UK. They guy is just constantly doing something. He's either recruiting, raising money for one of his many charities, coaching the team, going to Jay Z concerts with Irv Gotti, or speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative. I fear for the person that takes over after him, because no one else can keep up with the pace he sets.
1 year, 2 months ago on After Winning UK A Banner, Calipari Isn't Slowing Down
@John MrSEC to be fair, he hasn't seen anyone from Kentucky play yet except Kyle WIltjer. What would he even base his assessment on?
1 year, 2 months ago on UF's Boynton Picks UT As The SEC's Toughest Team In 2012-13
@BonzaiB And there it is...
1 year, 2 months ago on Oh, No He Didn't! Ex-UF Coach Meyer Says His OSU QB Is More Talented Than Tebow
@John at MrSEC I agree that UK football fans are better than other secondary sports, but the problem is football is not a secondary sport. I realize it's treated like that at UK by the administration and fans, but football is the cash cow for the athletic department. We need our fans to stop being "good compared to how we perform" and just be "good for the SEC." Joker really lost an oppurtunity as we were averaging 65k+ from 27007-2010 and really lost people with the bowl game. When South Carolina was down in the beginning of the Holtz era, their (much larger) stadium was more full than ours was in 2006 when we went 4-4 in the SEC (best in last 20 years!) There is some passion for football in Kentucky, but far too many fans are oblivious to the fact that we even have a football team and are worried about camping out for a basketball practice.
I'm not completing blaming the fans, but they get much more credit than they deserve in my opinion. It's time to start leveraging basketball boosters to contribute to football projects, or lose access. Our fans have to step up. Until we get facilities on par with the rest of the SEC, any level of fan interest isn't going to matter.
1 year, 2 months ago on Fans And Money May Force UK's Barnhart To Oust Phillips
@John at MrSEC
I think you characterized the UK fanbase perfectly. believe it or not, there are some diehards out there that care about football as much or more than basketball (myself included). However, somehow the UK media spins that we have this massive loyal fanbase. Fact of the matter is, the UofL game every other year and LSU and Florida in 2007 are the only games you couldn't get a ticket with ease at Commonwealth. I've been to a number of road games as well, and UK's attendance is always shoddy at best. I know it's hard to support a losing program, but UK's football fans have a much better reputation than they deserve in my opinion.
I'm not really sure I understand this sentiment. What is it about Petrino that makes him unhirable? The fact he cheated on his wife? Yah he left his last 2 jobs under terrible circumstances, but I would love for UK to get a coach that was SO successful another college or NFL team wanted to hire him away. I think he also realizes that this is his last chance and (unlike Gillispie) will be on his best behavior. If UK hired him and he did so well that Texas came calling 2 years later, I would be ecstatic that we had that much success.