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OK, maybe one last media critique. Re: Pitino

Posted on: August 13, 2009 11:16 am
Edited on: August 13, 2009 12:07 pm
 
You know where I stand on Rick Pitino's job status. He should be safe at Louisville, assuming he didn't lie to his bosses about this escapade or, worse, that there aren't horrible things we don't yet know about.

So in my book, Pitino is safe. You don't get fired for adultery, even as a basketball coach of kids, most of whom -- let's be honest -- have probably lived quite the personal life. If you know what I mean.

If you don't, you're naive. Like this columnist from USA Today who says Pitino should resign. She's shocked -- shocked! -- that a grown man who claims to be Catholic could carry on in such a manner.

Meanwhile, on planet Earth, this stuff happens. It happens to Christians and Catholics and atheists.

It.

Happens.

We can argue all day about whether it should happen, but let's not argue that Pitino has lost his ability to lead the young men ages 18-23 who will come to Louisville to play for him.

This isn't the 1950s. We're 100 years removed from the 1950s, and yes, I can do the math.
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Since: Apr 15, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2009 8:26 pm
 

OK, maybe one last media critique. Re: Pitino

But admit it.  If this was Lute Olson that everyone was talking about, you would have been leading the charge to get him fired. You have your own biases and Pitino's one of the guys you like.



Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2009 4:21 pm
 

OK, maybe one last media critique. Re: Pitino

Gregg, I did not even have to click on the link to know it was Christine Brennan who would write such an article. Too predictable. She must be on some sort of lifetime contract.



Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2009 11:26 am
 

OK, maybe one last media critique. Re: Pitino

Just another life lesson for his players. Sex, adultery, abortion, scandal, rape allegations, benjamins, etc... coach is just prepping his kids for the NBA.


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