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Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

Posted on: April 23, 2010 3:40 pm

Patrick Patterson finally announced, on his own terms, that he's leaving Kentucky on Friday.

I'd love to know when his "50-50" mind shifted.

Of course, the truth is that he was never 50-50 and that he was always leaving, which is why Kentucky announced weeks ago that he was, you know, leaving -- along with John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Daniel Orton and Eric Bledsoe -- to pursue a professional career. So why did Patterson dispute that announcement and insist he remained undecided? Presumably because he wanted his own press conference, which is only strange if you forgot how his commitment to Kentucky was similarly drawn out.

Honestly, whatever.

Have the press conference.

What do I care?

But Patterson and his mother should realize they're the only ones who needed it.

Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2010 3:56 pm

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

GP, please tell me you did not create an account just so you can agree with yourself....

If I'm wrong, then I apologize dear gary232323.

To address the comment within, the press conference was so he could say his goodbyes to the fans and we all appreciated it even if "no one else cares." 
What difference does it make how or when he makes his decision?  If Patrick Patterson said he hadn't made up his mind, I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt.

And to bring his mom into it? Talk about unneccessary......

Since: Apr 27, 2010
Posted on: April 27, 2010 10:16 am

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

Sad! This drifts pretty far away from what many would consider responsible journalism. He was the most beloved player on a marquee team. why wouldnt he get his own presser?

Since: Apr 26, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2010 2:10 pm

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

NOBODY has mentioned it because WE are all aware of the fact the PP had not officially declared by sending in the prpoer paperwork to the league office.  Therefore he can ponder his descion and keep you thinking he may or may not return.  But what was clear is that UK fans were NEVER pondering next year's line-up with PP and (CJ or T. Jones) because even you knew he wasn't coming back.  Now you complain as if this article is off base.  Personally I believe he should go back because for someone to be considered a lottery pick he disappeared in way too many games.  (Don't act like you all didn't let him know about it on his facebook).  Also don't give me that crap about he deferred to Cousins to show he is a team player.  He deferred because he s a great person/student but a soft BB player.  Cal can sell you guys anything at this point.  He scored most f his points off fast break layups/dunks and long 3 point shots.  You cannot name one game where he was the go to player.  I do not recall any hate emails to Cal or the UK AD for announcing it because everybody knew he was gone.  Some people questioned it but did anyone call Call a douche bag?  One thing Gary is absolutely %100 correct about is "YOU GUYS ARE A TRIP!!!"

Since: Apr 25, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2010 2:38 pm

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

I think you are wrong on this one. We needed this press conference as much as they (Patrick and his family) did. Patrick was not the usual player. He was a class act that played basketball at Uk. He helped bring our team back. Oh, and he graduated in three years. Yes, we all thought he might go. But, apparently you do not know Uk fans like you think you do. He was special. We all hoped in our hearts  to have him for one for  more year.

Since: Apr 25, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2010 2:32 pm

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

I find it interesting that NOBODY has brought up the most important point relevant to Patrick Patterson. He declared for the NBA Draft last year, and then pulled his name out after a bit once Calipari talked him into returning. Rules prohibit a player from declaring for the draft and then removing their name a second time, so once Patterson was in, he was done. He couldn't walk away, no matter if he was 50-50 or 80-20 or any combination like that. Bledsoe and Orton could still return, no need to dispute, but Patterson, once in, is automatically gone, agent or no. Patterson is a smart kid, and knows this. Obviously this is a smart kid to think thoroughly through a decision. When things are on the line like this, it is almost slander to say this guy just wanted glory. Everyone else going into the draft from UK has/had the option to return (had in the case of Cousins, who already has an agent, and more than likely Wall, who is agent-shopping right now).

This is journalism at its worst, for the following reasons:
1. Lack of research or acknowledgement of Patterson's situation with the rules.
2. Atrocious grammar and sentence structure.
3. Insulting the family for no apparent reason.
Funny how you neglect to mention that rule, Gary.
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Since: Mar 31, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2010 11:37 pm

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

Gary, Gary, Gary.....

Are you really surprised that the "Big Blue Nation" had a come-apart because you dared to write something less that complementary of Patrick Patterson, aka " the one true example of class, academic integrity, work ethic, leadership and humanity in all of college basketball."  That statement alone says everything you need to know about the mentality of so many UK fans.  It's not enough to assert that Patterson is an example of all that (which he is, btw, but you know that) -- no, everyone who is a fan of any other college basketball player needs to realize that Patterson is the only "true" example.  All others are merely pretenders; I can only assume that includes Patterson's teammates as well.

You are only as smart as your last positive comment about Kentucky basketball.

You might as well have published a picture of Mohammad in a bear suit.

Since: Apr 24, 2010
Posted on: April 24, 2010 4:56 pm

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft


cat fan here that agrees with you 100%  UK put out a press release that was 100 percent accurate, but Patterson and his family felt the need to dispute it for unknown reasons.  The 50-50 quote from Keenland to the Associated Press was also an unnecessary tease.  Nobody can blame Patterson for entering the draft if he's projected to be a top 10 or 15 pick.  Patterson should have been honest about this from the start and not dragged out the process until yesterday.  I support Patterson in nearly every instance, but do feel he was wrong here and agree with Gary's article and follow up posts.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2010 3:40 pm

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

I'm knocking Patrick Patterson's "50-50" comments, the subsequent press conference, and, now, you. Had I posted the same thing about Samardo Samuels, you would've linked it and sent me a nice email. But you're an adult who calls himself MTCAT, so you think I used poor judgment. I get it. I'm not mad at you. I just find it comical, that's all. Now go enjoy your Saturday, MTCAT.
That's it?  That's all you've got?  An internet blogger of supposed renown answers criticism by making fun of a message board moniker?

That's so...third-grade-level immature that it's astounding.

Yeah, I'm done with you, too.

Incidentally, the MTCAT stands for Montana Cat.  I currently live in Montana and am a 50-year fan of the 'Cats.

So take your condescending, school-yard comments and stick 'em where the sun don't shine.  If you have enough room in there alongside your big head.

Since: Apr 24, 2010
Posted on: April 24, 2010 3:25 pm

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft me when i say nobody thinks you "get" anything. What i think is hilarious is that most of the crap you write is about KY because you know it will get hits. You are an absolutely horrible journalist, and i use that term losely. How many more hits do you get when UK is mentioned in your blog??? Honestly, if it wasnt for the BBN you might not still have a do get paid right?  And im not real sure what it was that you wrote negative about the program, what you did was write something negative about a beloved figure in UK's history. A young man that has showed nothing but class and dignity while he was here, two things you sorely lack. 

But guess what?

You're still going to be "writes about UK for hits" guy  

And guess what else

Your writing will still suck

Now please go away...

Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2010 3:09 pm
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