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UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

Posted on: January 28, 2012 6:43 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2012 6:49 pm
 
By Gary Parrish

Kentucky played another basketball game and killed another basketball team on Saturday.

This time the victim was LSU.

And it's starting to look like the Wildcats are the lone trustworthy thing in the sport.

Sure, John Calipari will continue to question his team and build others up because that's what he does. But there's no denying that the third-year Kentucky coach doesn't just have the nation's most talented roster. He's also got the country's top team. And the Wildcats are playing like it. And they're just a wild 3-pointer away from sitting here in late January with a 22-0 record.

Think about that.

If Christian Watford's buzzer-beater doesn't swish, Kentucky is undefeated.

Nobody else is literally one shot away from perfection.

Syracuse was handled at Notre Dame. Ohio State was handled at Illinois. Missouri was handled at Oklahoma State. North Carolina was handled at UNLV (and destroyed at Florida State). Baylor was handled at home by Missouri. Kansas was handled at Iowa State. Duke was handled at Temple. Georgetown was handled at Pittsburgh. Michigan State was handled at Northwestern and Michigan. And I just listed everybody else in the top 10 of the latest AP poll. Put another way, seven (Syracuse, Ohio State, Missouri, Kansas, Duke, Georgetown and Michigan State) of the nine schools not named Kentucky that are ranked in the top 10 have lost to a currently unranked opponent, and the other two have either lost at home (Baylor to Missouri) or been routed (North Carolina at FSU).

Meantime, the Wildcats are rolling.

I'm not saying they'll finish the regular season with one loss.

But they sure look like they could, don't they?
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:11 am
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

im for big blue... check the rpi stats.. you cant apply transitive properties to college hoops.. wisconsin beat iu .. iu beat uk.. marquette beat wisconsin on the road and cuse had marquette whipped and took their foot off the throat.. you follow? it doesnt work that way. the rpi numbers dont lie. melos issue is something completely different .. related to the fact he is taking classes as a student where english is his 2nd language. have you ever studied abroad? its not easy bud. melo is as important in the zone and on offense as davis is to uk.. su prevailed just like uk would but long term either teams chances are lowered without their top post players. its common sense. add to the fact imagine how hard it is to have a circus like the bernie fine scandal to add to trying to focus? two great teams with the mosy passionate fan bases in the country.. i love most uk fans.. typically they are the most insightful realistic bunch you can find.. why dont you join that crowd ifbb? have a good night .. see y'all in april



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:10 am
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

JD says:  popeye.. so your measurement is top 10 wins and nothing else counts? again very deep bud very deep.. uk has faced one more ranked foe than su.. indiana was unranked at the time and is struggling to stay in the top 25. the ville is barely a top 25 squad. but that doesnt matter. you worry much more about how shiny your precious top ten wins are vs the junk on your schedule after that. that whole point is moot


 

It is rare that you have the opportunity to read a post from a fan that is condescending or superior in their knowledge.  Their view is that anyone elses view is wrong or not the correct way to analysis a particular view.

Putting down someone else view and stating the superiority of your view is a poor debating techinque resulting in no one respecting your views.  Such a statement as,"again very deep bud very deep".    That is your technique.  But that is you, isn't it.Sealed



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:03 am
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

Thank You JDcuse, thats all i asked for was an explaination and I will accept yours as truth.  But in my defense the comment was phrased such that you fire people for ignorance, not insubordination.  Although, I certainly believe that insubordination to your superiors to be a very firable offense, thanks for the clarification.



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:57 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

usm.. i appreciate the acknowledgement.. and actually yes its true .. but i am an operations director for a gse. one of the departments that report to me is a call center dedicated to foreclosure prevention. we recruit college hires due to the need for a higher skillset than an average customer service rep. As required by treasury i have to ensure the utmost compliance standards are in place. therefore many times kids right out of school are not prepared to control their emotions or put their own pride aside to learn the business and they tell off a consumer or their manager. honestly its about 1 a month and thats after several discussions with them. Thats more than enough to share but i doubt in your line of business you are familiar with fair lending and privacy laws as it pertains to mortgages so i wont bore you. my point was .. i have to let folks go for making such critical mistakes when what they need to do it right is right in front of them. so go ahead and call bs. im fully aware of employee rights and im sure the additional standards i have to have my groups abide to is much stricter than yours.. thats not an insult.. be glad if your not government affiliated



Since: Jan 28, 2012
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:56 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

Im not saying UK cant be beat as you have seen we have 1 loss on a lucky last second 3 point shoot and lost by 1 point. You have a much worse loss to a lesser team, but your ONLY come back is we dont have Melo which by your feelings is the glue that holds your team together in one breath, but in your next breath your bragging about you deepth so which is it?? If your so deep than one man shouldnt make all that much difference, Davis got hurt tonight sat out for a few mins then LSU went on a 11-3 run and got back to with in one, but guess what UK didnt fall apart NOPE like a good team thet came back hit back to back 3 pointers and took control again they didnt cry about it and make excuses like your doing for your team. By the way you boy Melo isnt even hurt hes just to dumb to study and pass a few test so its nobody but hes out fault i dont feel sorry for him or your team.


As for saying you have played tuffer teams is a joke to me as like i stated before you have 2 wins vs top 25 teams and one vs a team that LSU blasted, but then turned around and said was weak and called our best road win to date so whats that say about yor so called good win vs MU? Don't get it twisted the ONLY reason SU even made to #1 was because your team was to scared to to even play away from home for its first 10 games and out of thoses 10 games the only team worth talking about was FL. You rose up in the rankings because you were beating up cup cakes while UK was playing the likes of UNC,IU,UL and KU and winning 3 out of the 4. If UK didnt lose to IU nobody would really even be talking about your team all that much. Id lay money on it if you played those 4 teams you'd come out with atleast 1 or 2 losses to UNC or KU. Also when UK played those teams it was still early in the season and now 20 games or more in UK is alot better than it was and as you can see from tonight getting better not winning because the ref missed a bad call on a goal tend to give you the game at home, but i know FAB MELO right.....give me a break a good team finds a way to win and don't blame it on just one guy  



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:44 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

popeye spend a bit of time reading the rpi numbers of both teams.. melo was out vs notre dame.. bad loss i already conceeded that.. but one game must then clearly put su far underneath uk? a loss without melo? who it seems none of you know what he means to su? put uk without davis for 3 games against the same squads.. uk has been impressive at times and unimpressive at others.. same to be said for su.. both teams have only 1 loss and at full strength are title contenders .. is there really any question of that? if so please humor me.. as well humor me to how uk is so much better than su.



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:39 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

you remind me of the many cocky kids out of college i have to fire once a month because they run their mouth before understanding what they are saying.
First off, I do agree with what you are saying on Syracuse regarding their strentgh of schedule over Kentucky.  Doesn't mean I think they are better, but I think it would be a great matchup if it were to take place down the road.  But on to the quote I reposted, exactly what kind of business are you in?  I am a Human Resource Manager for my families chemical company, and this sounds like the most retarded comment I have ever heard.  You fire (multiple) college educated people, because they say something they may not know a lot about?  I call bulls@$t, but if it is true you have to be the worst at the profession I have ever seen, unless your Donald Trump.  I know in my line of work, if we are hiring a college educated person, or for that matter anyone, to our staff, we are going to sink a certain amount of money into training that individual for his/her longterm well-being within the company.  If another boss within my company were to fire an employee under the circumstances that you claim, I would personally see to it that their job was the next up for review.  Makes absolutely no sense to fire someone for a single ignorant comment, especially from someone who doesnt seem to know how to even capitalize.  I doubt your Donald Trump so please, what type of business are you in?    



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:38 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

popeye.. so your measurement is top 10 wins and nothing else counts? again very deep bud very deep.. uk has faced one more ranked foe than su.. indiana was unranked at the time and is struggling to stay in the top 25. the ville is barely a top 25 squad. but that doesnt matter. you worry much more about how shiny your precious top ten wins are vs the junk on your schedule after that. that whole point is moot su has faced 12 legit squads this year.. nearly double uk.. that aside both are great teams.. did i stutter ? lets take your philosophy and only look at a fifth of the schedule and draw conclusions shall we? therefore your argument is foolproof?



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:29 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

might i add uk razy.. why dont you offer up some context and real thoughts that dont start with .. im a uk homer and.. your just as intelligent as your wannabe omnipotent buddies below. cuse and uk fans travel well.. been to rupp quite a few times while traveling for business. there are a lot of intelligent, classy uk fans who i thoroughly enjoy talking hoops with.. you put that majority to shame with crap like this... uk is good no doubt.. one of 5 true title contenders which includes cuse.. your educated uk brethren dont question that for a second... go on now .. we all know your mom needs lights out before midnight



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:28 pm
 

UK looks like the sport's only trustworthy team

JD says:  again look at the numbers and quit guessing. watch a bit more hoops too..



I love when the all-knowing want to teach us underlings a few things about basketball.  Damn,if I only was as intelligent or as gifted at dissecting the basics of the sport like you oh master.

Just forget about home and away games.  Wildcats have played 3 teams that were in the top 10 and lost to one team that appeared in the top 25 after winning against UK.  Oh yes, that team that beat SU isn't even in the top 25.  My goodness.

On the other hand SU hasn't played anyone in the top 10.  And who has played the most ranked teams.  And I'm not guessing.

You should know that since you watch a bit more hoops than anyone else.Wink


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