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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: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2010 11:55 am
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Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2010 11:50 am

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

I'm not "knocking" UK.

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.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2010 11:32 am

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

Mr. Parrish,

I think you're the drama queen in this instance.  I think you fell for all the comments from posters that you've hyped this UK team all season and are using this opportunity to show your objectivity.

See everybody?  I can knock UK and its players with the best of them.  Especially if you pick on the one true example of class, academic integrity, work ethic, leadership and humanity in all of college basketball.

Here is a young man that earned his communicaitons degree in three years, while devoting an equal amount of time to the rigors of college basketball and being an outstanding ambassador of the university.  How long did it take you to receive your degree without the other distractions?

You are the "drama queen", here Parrish.

A tasteless, classless, envious, intellectually void piece of tripe about a truly wonderful example of all that's RIGHT about college basketball.

If you don't care, why bring it up?

Extremely poor judgement on yur part.  I've defended you against your detractors several times, but no more, unless a retractin is forthcoming.

Who's you next target...Mother Theresa?

Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2010 11:29 am
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Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2010 11:05 am

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

You Kentucky fans are a trip.

Do you not see how hilarious it is that you think I'm "the only guy who gets it" when I write that Calipari is running college basketball, and think I'm "way off-base" when I write that Patterson is a drama queen? In other words, I'm great when I write something positive about your program, and terrible when I write something negative about your program.

But guess what?

I'm the same guy!

And guess what else?

I was right in both cases!

Now carry on ...

Since: Mar 18, 2010
Posted on: April 24, 2010 10:35 am

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

"why do I care". obviously you do moron, you made a post about it. but whatever, what do I care, you're just keeping UK in the headlines. keep being UK's b!tch, media man

Since: Nov 30, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2010 8:50 am

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

Great comment Dores fan.  Man was I disappointed in your team in the Tourney.  I really had them breaking out this year. (Of course, I was disappointed in my team's tourney also - sigh).

Since: Apr 13, 2010
Posted on: April 24, 2010 5:38 am

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

Gary, you're usually an alright dude, but this seems out of leftfield.  Patterson was getting a Press Conference no matter what he did.  Just like John Wall did, just like Demarcus Cousins did, just like the others will get if they want it. It's a chance to say goodbye. Are you really accusing a guy that visits sick kids in the hospital and keeps the media away while he is doing that an attention-seeker?  Had he not given us this press conference, we would've been disappointed, honestly.   He is the epitomy of class and hard-work both on and off the court. That whole 50-50 statement you want to harp about?  That was some AP reporter nagging him while he was out trying to enjoy a Saturday afternoon with friends.  So he didn't want his decision to come out from a random AP reporter and now he's wanting the spotlight?  I just don't get this, Gary.  And then to go after his mother?  This is just bizarre to read from you and it leave a bitter taste in my mouth about your writing.  I hope you reconsider your opinion, but if not, I'm sorry you missed out on the pleasure of getting to know Patrick.

Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2010 2:37 am

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

School on a Saturday, Gary.....No Class

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2010 9:29 pm

Not-so-shocking news: Patterson in draft

Careless journalism and tactless reporting.  You offer no insight here, only personal commentary about a player that never impacted you.  As you so elequently put it in one of your single sentence paragraphs, "What do I care?".  That is the real difference here - you don't care whether Patterson announces or not, he is just one more NBA player to leave early.  But, to a UK program languishing on the edge of mediocraty, Patterson comitted to a school and a degree when he could have left for NBA money at any time.  He came despite the way we treated Tubby, he stayed despite the way Gillespi treated our team, and he earned every second of that press conference.  If you disagree with his decision, that is your right, but at least write with a tone comprable to the class Patterson exudes.  In an NCAA basketball system full of problems why do you distain a shining example of a kid who always did the right thing?

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