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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 21, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2009 4:19 pm

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

Yeah, He is great!  He admits to giving her $3000 for "insurance" aka abortion!  He's just SUPER!!!  What did she need the insurance for?  Humanization!  Lame just like your avatar Doyel!

Gangsta lean
Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2009 4:13 pm
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Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2009 11:48 am

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

Wait until Doyle finds out about Pitino letting his players stay at hotel rooms before games.  He won't like him anymore.

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2009 12:46 am boy.

how can you not love this guy....sure he messed up...who love to play for this guy....the coach that parties as hard as his players do. If im that old....and i can lock a girl down in a restaurant on a table...i want a medal....thatta boy rick...that a BOY.

Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2009 9:35 pm

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

Typical of Doyel, try and be controversial start singing the praises of Lil Ricky when most college baskteball fans think he is a complete scumbag.  You are so cool Doyel, so cutting edge, going against the grain, being your own man, and what else, Joe Kool Rebel, oh I know, such a schmuck.   Yo
u must be so proud of yourself, you're a Jim Rome wannabe.  And those stupid pictures of you, so kool, so tough, so likely to wet your pants if you really were confronted in person.  I love Pitino too, attacking the woman who tried to extort him with such outrage.  Yeah, she's a criminal Rick and you're a lying cheating weasel.  Granted the woman has no right to extort him, but had Ricky not had sex with her, this would have never happened. 

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2009 7:13 pm

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino are right that many people cheat on each other but when you write books about morals and values and the strength you get from your family , it is going to tick off a few people.  When you give speeches at Nike Clinics about how you teach morals and values to your athletes it is a problem.  When you go into parents living rooms and tell them how you are a God loving man that lives by the rules of the bible and the love of your family then it is a problem.  He is in a postion of prominence and contradicted every he has said and written. That is fine all make mistakes but to call a press conference to say leave me alone...then I have a problem...Here is an idea...Last time I checked, a female who will throw down with you in a restaurant on a moments notice with your assistant coach guarding the door  may not be a very good person.  She might have done it before and have alterior motives.  Also tells me this may not be teh first time for Mr. Pitino.  So he is screaming morals and values in a postion of prominence while spitting in our face by sleeping with psychos...sorry but he is not the victim...

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2009 5:16 pm

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

i'm suddenly reminded of the great speech by Hal Holbrook in the movie"Wall Street"as Bud Fox is about to get arrested...Man looks into the abyss and sees nothing but darkness,at this point he finds his character and THAT is what keep him from falling into the abyss,good luck climbing out of the abyss Coach Pitino

Since: Aug 11, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2009 3:59 pm

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

Oh and btw, Gregg, nice article. I liked it.

Since: Aug 11, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2009 3:57 pm

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

hahahahaha agreed.

Not that cheating is good, but its not like Pitino is anywhere close to the only guy to ever cheat on his wife. It happens all the time. And wives cheat on their husbands all the time too!

That fact that so many guys on these boards are OUTRAGED because he cheated on his wife is crazy to me. Yeah, its wrong, but why do YOU care?? Pitino didn't cheat on YOU! He didn't do anything illegal. Sypher is the crazy one here who is trying to extort money from him and lied to the FBI....and everyone is attacking Pitino lol

It's just ridiculous.

Since: Jul 7, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2009 12:47 pm

Damn I'm starting to like Rick Pitino

What's wrong with having sex w/ somebody besides your wife. Men have been doing it since the beginning of time. Men who actually have a problem with Pitino for this should grab their manginas and and go to the spa.

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