Updated March 1
Jim Calhoun as Joe Paterno. I wrote it. You read it.
You hated it, which doesn't surprise me.
You didn't even seem to understand it. Which also doesn't, um, never mind.
(Editor's note: CBSSports.com respects the intellect of every single visitor, even the ones who comprise Hate Mail. It's Gregg Doyel who thinks you're idiots, and he will be dealt with accordingly.)
Coach Calhoun will retire when he decides, not you.
Change "Calhoun" to "Paterno," and I've received your email hundreds of times over the years. They were wrong then, and you're wrong now.
I'm a Penn State fan and UConn fan, and comparing the two is totally off-base. Calhoun's problems were grades and a recruiting violation. Paterno's problems were a child molester and off-field behavior. I don't see where they can be compared?
I wrote 1,000 words comparing them, and explaining why I was comparing them. If you still don't get it, I wouldn't recommend coming here and bragging about it. Also, I find it interesting that you're a fan of Penn State football and UConn basketball. Let me guess: You also like the Yankees, Cowboys, Lakers and Arsenal -- and the Sri Lankan cricket team.
Well, you shamed Maryland into letting Danny O'Brien transfer to Vanderbilt. Can you do the same thing with Saint Joseph's and Todd O'Brien? UAB could use him!
Actually, I supported Martelli on that one. Think it's a coincidence that both transfers ended up the way they did?
From: John S.
Do you have an idea when North Carolina will get its penalties from the NCAA? It's been over four months -- longer than USC had to wait.
I think it'll be soon. The NCAA's been leaving messages with me about North Carolina for weeks, and what with the O'Brien transfers, I've just been too busy to get back to them. But I'll call the NCAA this week, and we'll hammer something out shortly.
I'll be honest, usually I click on your articles thinking, "Let's go see what that idiot Doyel is going to write this time" -- but your article on the death of football was excellent.
Let me guess, Jake: This is where I'm supposed to thank you.
From: Ken Hanna
You are, frankly, NUTS.
Whatever I wrote bothered you enough to write me, and this is all you could muster? You are, frankly, LAZY.
Do you still get mistaken for Scott Ian of Anthrax?
Still, as in I once was? Quite possibly the meanest email I've ever received.
Another hatchet job. Randy Edsall has been a PR nightmare and not my favorite selection to be Maryland's coach, but Vandy coach James Franklin admitted talking to Danny O'Brien all season. Ummmm -- that's tampering. Get your facts straight. You must be a miserable person.
Oh, I am. Especially if you're not into charm or consideration. I reek of both. And of humility, too. People hate me.
From: Matt Zuckerman
CBS has a d-bag problem.
From: Chris H.
Just when I thought I was out. They pull me back in. Last week's Hate Mail was classic. Why did I ever leave?
Why DID you leave? I mean, I know why you came back. I'm why you came back, and I think we all understand that. But why did you leave? Did Prisco say something?
From: Jack Lail
I've seen brown noses before, but yours is the first I've seen that was both Calipari brown and Kentucky blue. Don't forget that most false idols turn out to have feet of clay. Those who are paying attention know that Calipari is long overdue to be brought down for past serial malfeasance. Your Cal worship is misplaced.
You write like a writer who thinks he's good, but isn't. Next time, think less -- I promise you'll be better. It's not like you can get much worse.
From: Coach Screen
In Jim Calhoun, you're disrespecting a man who has done more good for young men and battled more adversity than you ever will. You're lucky your job requires only a laptop.
Not true at all. My job also requires the ability to think angrily, judge mercilessly and ask LeBron mean questions. Also, it requires that I see the future.
From: Loren Lee
Remember your pre-draft prognostication on Greg Oden? I do. You weren't very good at being an oracle. Daaaaaaaaah!
Shame on all of us who couldn't see that Greg Oden would need five knee surgeries in his first four years as a pro. I actually predicted he would have four surgeries -- but not five. My bad, and I apologize for that.
From: Bud Fisher
We've been UConn season ticket holders since the days of the ECAC. You bring up Sandusky, really? You state, "I'm not talking about former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Though I could." Then, of course you do. Sandusky was accused by eyewitnesses of molesting boys -- Calhoun just needs back surgery. What this boils down to is that you've decided he's too old. You're going to be 69 someday. Would you like someone deciding that you're too old to write?
If my body falls apart every single year, and if the people under my supervision have to miss out on the national convention because I've let them down as a leader, absolutely I would expect someone to decide that I'm not fit for the job anymore. Age is a number. But facts are facts.
From: Bud Fisher, again
You really should expect more from your writing.
You're an idiot, plain and simple! Who has ever done anything for UConn, other than Calhoun? Geno, with the women -- only those two. Jealousy gets you nowhere, you jerk. How you can be employed is beyond me.
How am I employed? Re-read my answer to that last dude.
From: Ryan Gething
if you dont like mail the easy answer is dont read it! you're reminding of lebron fake you need attention! you need attention go to rehab classes! you will get all the attention you need poor soul.
I like mail, Ryan. I even liked your mail last week. I haven't laughed that hard since the 2011 NBA Finals.