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Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

Posted on: August 26, 2009 5:49 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2009 6:30 pm
 
Not sure what that says about me -- not sure I want to know -- but in the last few days I've started to sympathize with, and empathize for, and now flat out like, Rick Pitino.

His struggles in recent weeks humanized him. Didn't make him likeable, but made him human. And I like human.

But for me the tipping point was today's press conference where he BLASTED the woman who tried to extort him, and then blasted the media, against the advice of his lawyers. They told him not to speak to the media, a sound legal strategy with a court date looming. He said he tried to follow that strategy, "But enough is enough."

I love it.

This is how we want people to react to such drama. We don't want them hiding behind publicists or lawyers, or issuing non-denial denials or "no comments." We want them to come out swinging, and Pitino just launched a series of haymakers at damn near everyone.

Good for him.

Good for you, Rick Pitino. All that stuff I've ever written about you or your program? Forgive me. Dead serious. Forgive me. Now win this court case and then go win 25 games this season. Just to show everyone you can.

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Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2009 11:27 am
 

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

Like him so much you'll overlook the fact that he hires Marquis Teague's coach to the fictitious job of 'Special Assistant to the Coach'?  But I guess that job might be to find 'Talent' at area restaurants as well as to bring a top recruit to the program in hopes of impressing morons like Doyel
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Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2009 9:36 am
 

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

he cheated on his wife. bad move. aside from his family, he didnt owe anybody anything. didnt deserve to be extorted and humiliated in public.

people need to stop thinking of celebrities as commodities. we dont own them. get lives.



Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2009 9:07 pm
 

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

You pretty well hit the nail on the head.  Doyel applauding Pitino for lashing out is hilarious.  Pitino should be hiding under a rock for his religious and monogamous hypocrisy.  Louisville sure wants the good -- on the court -- and appears they're willing to eat up whatever bad there is off the court to get it.  Just don't try to sell us that your university has ETHICS as an important goal.  Apparently Doyel doesn't think that's important either.



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2009 8:39 pm
 

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

Greg - From one Gator to another....go back to singing power ballads with your band Daughtry. 



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2009 1:57 am
 

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2009 5:02 pm
 

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

No, I'm not starting to like Rick Pitino and I never will, but I'm starting to like Gregg Doyel. Guys please free me from my mancrush on Doyel.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2009 9:50 am
 

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

Doyel you're a ROARING DUMBASS1 To sit there all high and mighty in your perch and not condemn this man for cheating on his wife, his childen and his school is reprehensible. If you're married, go look your wife and kids in the eye and tell them you believe it's opk to break solemn vows etc. 

Again... you're a ROARING DUMBASS!



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2009 11:41 pm
 

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

Great article.......Its amusing to me to think all of these idiots wriiting on this blog
think that Pitino has to apologize for anything!!  "morons" 

This should be between him his wife and his family.........why on earth this stuff is
ever run by the media I will never understand....'the man had an affair for god sake"
and its wrong but its also no one else's business.......its strictly a family matter and
should be dealt with in private.

The only people Pitino should be concerned with are his wife, family and God.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2009 8:41 pm
 

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

kflex: What are you, 14 years old?  Pitino isn't old, and I'm sure he has no trouble "getting it up" every day if the woman is hot.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2009 8:38 pm
 

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

Human? yes, that was never in doubt.  Scumbag? yes, again, now we know for sure.


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