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You want my take on Rick Pitino? Fine. Here:

Posted on: July 28, 2010 4:02 pm
 
Hi. My name is Gregg Doyel, and I'm addicted to McGriddles.

And thank God for that, because it could have been so much worse. My weak spot didn't have to be syrup-infused sandwich bread. It could have been sex. Sounds fun, right? Downfall by sex? Well, let's ask Tiger Woods how much fun he's having. Let's ask Rick Pitino how much fun he's having. Hell, let's ask Karen Sypher, Pitino's unfortunate table-top fling, how much fun she 's having.

Sex addiction is no fun. It's a brutal way of life, and Sypher has it to a really bad degree. She must. Already in her extortion trial she has been linked to some form of intercourse with three different men, all for some kind of benefit. In her world, sex leads to goods, services or money, which means that she's a prostitute minus the pimp. And I don't say that with malice. I say that with sympathy, and pity, because she's sick.

And if Pitino got involved with her, on a table at a restaurant, he's sick too. Or he was for one night. And if this is where I'm supposed to laugh at Pitino, sorry. I'll pass.

I love me some John Calipari, which means I'm all about his team, the Kentucky Wildcats. But that doesn't mean I can sit here with a straight face and be gleeful about the tragedy unfolding in a federal courtroom in Louisville. This is tragic, with Sypher clearly a lost soul and Pitino paying a heavy price for his own actions.

Having fun, right here, at their expense would be despicable. I can't do it. And you shouldn't want me to do it, not if you're addicted to cigarettes or beer or food or gambling or anything else that's legal and yet destructive. Not unless you're a hypocrite. And you're not, right?

Sex addiction is no joke. It's real, and it's awful, and it's the root of what's going on in that courtroom in Louisville.

You want me to mock Pitino? Look somewhere else. I'm a professional sports writer, not a mean-spirited thug.





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Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 9:22 am
 

You want my take on Rick Pitino? Fine. Here:

Is every high profile sports figure, polititian, or person in power who does this a sex addict? We should feel pity? Or is it just possible that these people are douche bags who feel they should be able to do as they please?

Hey, dummy, Doyel was saying that SYPHER was a sex addict. Take the time to read before you rant.

That said, is every person that has sex with someone and then tries to leverage that action for their benefit a sex addict? I certainly hope not or we are in a dangerous time. The quickness that people slap the "sex addict" label on is startling.

Look at Tiger Woods. What I see is a man who never went out and lived his late teens/early twenties because he was training as a golfer twenty four hours a day under the watchful eye of his father. As soon as his father died and that watchful eye was gone, he started living the life of a horny 21 year old man. The problem was he had so much money that he could afford to do this on an obscenely ridiculous scale until it blew up in his face and no experience to realize what was and wasn't a good idea. A sex addict? Hah! Hardly. A person who didn't get their early twenties out of their system when they were in their early twenties and not married? That sounds more like it.

As for Sypher, I hear stories all the time of women that take great pride in having sex with powerful people. They are drawn to them like moths to a porchlight. Rock star groupies, politicians floozies, rtc... Are they sex addicts? Not in my mind. They are people that find their worth in being found sexy and attractive by powerful people.

Just my opinion.



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2010 2:35 pm
 

Where there's Smoke there's Fire.....

Greg,If I were in Vegas I'd take the Odds on Pitino having had other trysts throughout the years of his marriage. That is a private matter, but I feel for his wife and the many spouses of spouses who cheat repeatedly on their mate.  A Vast number of sports figures we prop up in society are as a whole, violating pacts and agreements they sign on a regular basis, and it's considered ok. Well, these are pacts that are not ok to break - what a sham, what a shame...



Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2010 9:20 am
 

You want my take on Rick Pitino? Fine. Here:

Here is my take:

UofL is looking to have one of the TOP recruiting classes this year - this will be forgotten and life goes on - she is on trial here not Rick Pitino.

Yeah he commited adultry - but if ANYONE in America thinks he got this woman pregnant and she aborted his child is as crazy as her.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2010 3:19 am
 

You want my take on Rick Pitino? Fine. Here:

And yet, you had no problem tearing down Michael Beasley when he revealed he was diagnosed with depression. Double standard here, Doyel. I hope this means you learned your lesson.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2010 12:29 am
 

You want my take on Rick Pitino? Fine. Here:

 Hey Gregg! You could actually be a lousy sports writer who dabbles in the world of thuggery simultaneously. Your act on the Czaban show has grown thin and this"tragic" tale of a horny head coach mounting a obviously troubled groupie of his is pathetic; not tragic. Having your wife being paralyzed by some drunk in a head-on crash; now that's tragic because she could have done so much, given the opportunity. Your Hammer has become a pliars.



Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 10:48 pm
 

You want my take on Rick Pitino? Fine. Here:

C'mon fellas, Doyel never said Pitino is a sex addict. This is (finally) something of his I think is well-written and well-intentioned. Not a fan, but not a hater. Nice blog entry. 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 9:49 pm
 

You want my take on Rick Pitino? Fine. Here:

No, we don't want your take Doyel. Pitino is just another dude who got caught being a douche. And he had the luck of banging a psycho to boot.  



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2010 9:06 pm
 

You want my take on Rick Pitino? Fine. Here:

Well said, I couldn't put it any better. It's a shame to Pitino's family and to his legacy as a unique coach in Kentucky basketball history. The 1993-1997 years were magic in Lexington, and he was the one that created it.....not unlike Calipari is doing as we speak. That alone prevents me from celebrating his troubles......



Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 6:08 pm
 

You want my take on Rick Pitino? Fine. Here:


I wonder if someone's been listening to a little Doug Benson as well. Wink



Since: Aug 3, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 5:33 pm
 

You want my take on Rick Pitino? Fine. Here:

Is every high profile sports figure, polititian, or person in power who does this a sex addict? We should feel pity? Or is it just possible that these people are douche bags who feel they should be able to do as they please?


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