Posted on: November 16, 2009 11:44 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2009 12:52 am
Charlie Coles' Miami University RedHawks led Kentucky much of Monday night but lost 72-70 when John Wall buried a jumper in the final second. I've blogged about it already. It was a hell of a game, a tremendous effort. And it led to a hilarious exchange when a Kentucky radio host named Dick Gabriel asked Coles the following question: "How did this one get away from you?"
Keep in mind, John Calipari's Wildcats are a popular pick to make the Final Four.
Meantime, the RedHawks were picked fourth in the preseason MAC East Division Preseason Media Poll.
Now enjoy the quote.
"I can't believe you asked that question; I really can't believe it," Coles said. "Let me see here. Kentucky Wildcats. No. 4 in the country. I'm hearing four first-round draft choices. And you're asking me how that got away from me ? Why don't you ask John why it was so close?"
"They're the Big Blue. You ought to know that," Coles continued. "I'm not mad at you. But where have you been? And where are you from, sir?"
Gabriel then told Coles he's from Lexington.
"You're from Lexington?" Coles said. "Oh, my Lord. How did it get away from me ?"
(Here's a link to the audio. The classic exchange is the third question.)
Posted on: January 28, 2009 4:12 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2009 4:32 pm
Here's Wednesday's Dear Gary ...
Dear Gary: Is there any reason why you CAN'T always include a picture of a beautiful, half-naked model with your blog entries? I like this post the most out of any that I have read in the last two months, and I still haven't read a single word in the entry. I'm just saying... In the words of Derek Zoolander, "Do it. Do it."
You know, today is the first day I've ever even tried to add a picture.
I'm glad I did.
Because I like that picture.
And though I might use pictures more often now, I don't think I can use half-naked models with every entry because that would be ripping off the fine folks at The Big Lead , and I wouldn't want to do that, as much as I enjoy The Big Lead. So going forward, you're more likely to see a picture of Miami (Ohio's) Charlie Coles than Victoria's Secret Angel Marisa Miller. But today -- and only today -- I'll compromise.