Tuesday, April 03, 2012

World Wide Wes and UK <3 Each Other


Ugh. College sports is a mess. But the UK/Calipari/WWW axis is disgusting even by those degraded standards.

It's never seemed to me to matter all that much whether Calipari won it all. First, I expect that the season and the title will be vacated soon enough. Second, slimy is slimy whether it wins a title or not. It is, however, worse when slimy triumphs...


Blogger matthew christman said...

how is Calipari and slimier than NCAA and NBA officials colluding to extract a year of free labor from players who just want a chance to sell their considerable skills on the open market, but who are denied any recompense, have no copyright to their own names or faces and have to risk injuries that could result in them losing any chance to actually make a living with their talents?

9:19 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

How is that the right question?

I understand comparing coaches and programs in terms of their sliminess. I don't understand the point of comparing people across levels like that.

Honestly, I don't understand the NCAA, and understand the NBA even less. I don't see why there should be an age limit for NBA hoops, and think kids should be able to to league whenever they're ready...FWIW.

Do I wish we had something better than the NCAA? Yes I do. Does the sub-optimality of the NCAA mean that all degrees of sliminess are permissible/equivalent among coaches? Nope.

6:10 PM  

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