Someday someone is going to have to explain to me why wanting Kentucky Basketball to do well each year is a bad thing.
Why discussing it is a bad thing???
How wanting to be entertained by a team…a real team…how wanting that team to come together under the tutelage of a Coach who is paid millions of dollars to field a great team of well coached athletes and excel…how the desire to see that team and that coach succeed makes one SPOILED???
Someday, someone, somewhere will have to explain these things to me.
Coach Cal expects to be paid his millions each year. Is he spoiled? Guys like Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress expect to be paid millions of dollars starting next year to PLAY A GAME. Yes, they will be paid millions….MILLIONS to play a game. Should I type that again? Well, Poythress probably won’t make it to the NBA because he has no heart and no real game that I can discern but you never know. There have been bigger NBA Draft Busts.
Kentucky Basketball pays Coach Cal millions each year to coach a game. Yes…John Calipari is paid millions to coach…A GAME!
But it’s the fans who are spoiled…
I’m not expecting a UCLA like run of 10 or 11 Championships.
I do, however, expect that a guy who is being paid THE NUMBER ONE SALARY in all of College Basketball to consistently field a team that can ACTUALLY make it to the NCAA Tournament.
I’m not certain how that makes me spoiled.
Is Coach Cal still getting paid or not? Did they lower his pay? Is Cal giving back a part of his salary because the team that he has fielded this year will more than likely NOT make the NCAA Tournament.
I do not find it unfathomable that a Coach being paid millions to coach a game and with a #1 Recruiting class won’t win the NCAA Tournament. I do find it unfathomable that Kentucky likely will not even be invited to play in the NCAA Tournament.
NOT INVITED to the Tournament. The NCAA Tournament. Not a low seed. Not a bad seed. No! Entirely left out of the NCAA Tournament.
The whole reason that College Basketball exists as a modern experience.
THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.
Cal still gets paid his 3 or 4 million dollars but the fans are spoiled.
And oh, by the way, fans actually pay to watch the Game/UK basketball. The only piece of the equation that actually spends their hard earned money to go to the games — THE FAN. These are the people about whom the mouth pieces on TV and others complain. The fans are the persons whom the talking heads call spoiled because they critique a game in essentially the same manner as the aforementioned talking heads.
It’s the fans who pay to watch the game who are spoiled. Not the instant millionaires. Not the Millionaire Coaches. Not the players who will be coddled (BY THOSE SAME FANS) through most of their lives because they played at UK. Not guys like Dick Vitale who have made millions off of College Basketball and it’s fans. None of those guys are spoiled. It’s the fan who actually shells out his hard earned cash who is spoiled because he actually expects a guy like Alex Poythress or Ryan Harrow to play the game like he gives a damn.
Someday someone somewhere will have to explain this to me.
Here is where I watched the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
Yes, I watched the whole tournament with a bunch of Kentucky fans in a Dining Facility on Camp Alamo right off of Jalalabad Road just a few miles outside of Kabul in Afghanistan.
But what do I know. I’m just a spoiled fan.