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Friendly reminder: you can't out-recruit Kentucky

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by skibum, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    Read the whole article for more context, but basically another coach accused Calipari of cheating. They run into each other at a conference.

    Money quote:
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I ****ing love that. Never apologize for being the alpha. Revel in it.
     
  3. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    I think you have alpha and beta mixed up.
     
  4. cu2x

    cu2x Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah, revel in being an a'hole
     
  5. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    He knows it and he can do it any ****ing time he wants. That is pure alpha and wish we had that capability in any one sport.
     
  6. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Cali is in a perfect place. Big blue can out-pay for any recruit they want.
     
  7. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    ??? I understand and accept alpha dog demeanor in the heat of competition, and it is more understandable coming from younger people. This is pathetic coming from a old man, not playing a game, but talking to another coach. Integrity and class are undervalued traits that a coach, as leaders of young men, should have.

    **** coach cal...never been a fan of his, and this quote is a great example why. Tony Kornheiser on PTI praised this quote, saying he is like a gangster like Don Corleone. I get confidence, but this is more douchebaggery.

    And fwiw...Cal has lost out on recruits. You will never see Izzo or K ever act like this asshat.
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Integrity and class? The other coach accused him of being a cheat because he was getting his ass handed to him on the recruiting trail and on the court.

    If someone insults my integrity and doesn't have the class to do it to my face, I'd come down like a mother****er and I'm glad to see Cal do exactly that. He's precisely the type of guy I want to work for or with.
     
  9. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    ding, ding, ding, ding, ding

    Don't whisper rumors about another person behind their back. If you have an issue with someone, discuss it directly with them, like a [strike]someone who's 40[/strike] man.

    Two coaches in the story. One spread rumors about another one. One took his issue directly to the other coach. One of the two has integrity. I'll let you guess which one I think it is.
     
  10. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah. I'm pretty sure he never talks **** about other coaches behind their backs, because, you know, he's classy that way. He's proven his "integrity" several times, has he not?
     
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    Gary Indiana Club Member Club Member

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    Spot on DBT. Trying to make Calipari into this honorable competitor who just succeeds because he's the alpha is ridiculous. The guy is the dirtiest and slimiest element of college b-ball and then has the balls to be arrogant about it.
     
  12. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Much rather deal with a snake that knows he's a snake than a snake that thinks he's a precious flower.
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I don't think he's like that. It's hard to imagine Tad being friends with him all these years if that's what Cal is like. He's definitely a fast talker and he definitely bent some rules coming up, but I actually think he's less dirty than the average these days.
     
  14. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Sounds like Calipari has low self esteem and the remarks hit close to home for him. A lion doesn't give a **** what an ant says.

    And the people defending Calipari are strange to me. I guess Joffrey probably would have some supporters too.
     
  15. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    "If" Cal is less dirty than average then it is only because with all the success they have had he doesn't have to be. With the number of #1 draft picks he has had recently the kids who are legit one and done flock to him. He is smart enough to know that if he doesn't have to cheat to get kids he's best off not taking the risk because he has a target on his back.

    Before the got the train rolling he was as dirty as anybody in the game. If things slid back and he needed to do something "extra" to stay at the the top he wouldn't hesitate for a second to go back to full time cheating.
     
  16. Gary Indiana

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    Ask Umass and Memphis AD's if they agree with you.
     
  17. Gary Indiana

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    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Dude has always bugged me. Yes he can recruit. Who the the **** couldn't recruit to Kentucky though? He's still dirty, always has been. I never forget the post game with him and Don Cheaney that time, too funny.
     
  19. SECOBuffsFan

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    Billy Gillispie would be one that I can think of
     
  20. BuffLuKe

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    Yeah but damn it shouldn't be that hard.
     

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