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Posted on: March 13, 2009 3:38 pm
Edited on: March 13, 2009 3:39 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It's a big day in college hoops, and you'll never guess where I'm stuck.

Yep, at the airport.

Flight to LaGuardia delayed.

I was supposed to be in New York for tonight's Big East tournament semifinals, but that now seems sketchy at best. My only hope is that the Louisville-Villanova game goes six overtimes, in which case I should be fine.

(Fingers crossed)

Anyway, LSU beat Kentucky.

That means the Wildcats are going to the NIT.

That means the Wildcats' fans are going bananas.

As always, I encourage you take in all the fun at . I can't decide whether my favorite thread so far is the one titled "FIRE EVERYBODY " or the one titled "5 Coaches That Could Make UK Intriguing Again! " Click on both, then let me know what you think.

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Kentucky, LSU

Since: Mar 31, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2009 3:11 am


My personal favorite on CatsPause yesterday:


"If Meeks and Patterson return next year, is UK a preseason Top 10?"




Since: Oct 24, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2009 8:01 pm



 my favorite comment was the one about not being able to lure Calapari because Memphis fans have low expectations. I guess that's why after his first two or three seasons fans put for sale signs in his yard. Memphis obviously doesn't have the same tradition as UK, but we still wanted more than NIT championships and first or second round NCAA exits. Coaching depends on the style of the coach. Some coaches have a system that any player can "buy into" and others have styles that are suited for specific players. Take Calapari for excample. Our DDM offense is optimal with long athletic players and we play great defense because Cal has instilled the benefits of defense in his players. Give Billy G at least one more year before you want to kick him out of Lexington.

Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2009 7:53 pm



 UK has no senior leadership. When Meeks and Pat come back you'll see what this team becomes, with Orton and Pilgrim. To the Trent Johnson post, he has an experience laden team with a couple of guys left over from a final four team! Billy G can get it done, whether the psychos give him enough time to do it is another question. There's a reason Tubby left, and it's not because of the fans, its because of what he had on the team, plain and simple. Granted, if we had Jasper and Legion (players Tubby recruited) then things might be different, but this is part of rebuilding a massive program like UK. Tubby had 4 5 stars and couldn't do anything with them, that was his demise. I love the guy to death but his time had come at UK and he knew it, thats why he left.  When you have a lineup of Morris, Rondo, Crawford, Bradley, Jasper, etc and can't do anything with them then its time to move on. I'll see you guys next year, when UK and Ole Miss are fighting for a top 10 ranking, that's right Ole Miss, mark it down Gary!

Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2009 11:42 am


P.S.- I used work for Northworst. Good luck flying on them, because I try not to.  

Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2009 11:41 am


I wonder if UK fans are still excited they got Tubby Smith fired. Billy Gillespie was in over his head from day one. Meanwhile Tubby still has a chance at making the NCAA this year, which Billy doen't,  and will have one of the top teams in the Big 10 next year. 

Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2009 7:37 am


For everyone calling UK fans unreasonable, I just ask that you watch a couple of Gillispie-coached games. Then decide if you would want him coaching your favorite team.

Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2009 12:38 am


See, here's the misguided logic behind all of these threads, and, to some extent, yours. A good coach can win with the players Billy Gillispie has. Trent Johnson has a team that went belly up last year. Bill Self has a bunch of sixth graders. A good coach won't be asked to leave in 2 or 3 years. I don't think it's unreasonable to want a program with a rich winning tradition to, you know, win. 

Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: March 13, 2009 9:04 pm


As a UK fan I cringe everytime I hear the media reference the CatsPause message board. I am a UK fan and I know. It's a source of amusement for myself, I can only imagine reading it as a fan of another team. Please understand that not all UK fans are this ignorant. One guy blamed Coach G's halftime interviews as the reason we lost games. Another guy said it was because he hasn't signed his contract. No Cat fan is happy with the way this season went, but the majority of us understand this is rebuilding and it's not fun. Gillespie has had all of us scratch our heads from time to time, and even I have caught myself screaming for his job. However, I do this in the privacy of my own home, and I calm down and realize it will get better. Hell, we lost to Georgia at Rupp, I'm not too sure it can get much worse. UK will be fine, Gillespie may or may not be the right guy for the job, but 2 years isn't enough time to know. Please get your jollies from idiots at TCP, but understand we're not all that dumb.

Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2009 9:01 pm


Calipari to UK, can't see it. He would love to get all over Pitino every year but can't see it going there. If UK tired I would say Memphis would step up and offer more. He says he loves Memphis and from what he has done there I believe it. Plus why go from a program that has alot more to show than going to another you have to rebuild.  

Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: March 13, 2009 8:06 pm


If Billy D went to Kentucky, us Gator Fans would hate him and Kentucky forever!  I think the only good fit on that list would be Calapari.  It would give him a chance to prove he is really a good coach instead of just a coach of a power conference team in a mid major conference.  Other than him everyone on that list, Bruce Pearl, Billy D, Mark Few, and Travis Ford already have comfty coaching jobs and would not want to be job searching again in 2 or 3 years.  Why don't they just add Roy Williams, Coach K, and Bill Self to that list.


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