Oh Lord,MuskyDore wrote: ↑Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:28 pmYou can't honestly believe Louisville (Crum + Pitino) is worse than UK? Rupp, Sutton, Calipari are the dirtiest of the dirty. That's getting there the wrong way.X-Expert wrote: ↑Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:22 pmgood point on other schools. NCAA just continues to prove they are a money game. It really depends on how you define blue bloods or great programs. All these schools have been successful in competition but how they got there has been "dirty". I would say Louisville is the worse of all these. Not just Pitino but Crum violated recruiting rules several times leading to probation. It wasn't as widespread back then so he had a significant advantage by cheating. In todays world, his indiscretions may have had those games vacated too. I do think Mack will run a clean program which is something that Louisville hasn't seen in many years. I personally like Louisville but hard to look at them as some great program considering how they got there.MuskyDore wrote: ↑Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:16 pmBut doesn't that therefore mean UK, UNC, UCLA are all not blue Blood?
And I disagree with putting them anywhere below 7th. Guy could argue Indiana above them, but no way Syracuse, MSU, Arizona, UConn, Ohio State, Villanova or anyone else is above Louisville. No way to slice it .
And that's a compliment to what we've accomplished and where Coach Mack is perceived to belong.
Pitino is being slandered, in my opinion. Read the article out today - Chicago Tribune and WaPo - Really interesting stuff
Pitino is being slandered? Are you defending the same guy who gave 7 seconds of heaven to his good buddy, L-Ville's trainer's wife, then lied and said the $3k paid after the fact was for healthcare, and not for an abortion?
Is this the same guy who played Huggy Bear for years on campus with recruits and prostitutes?
The same guy who coincidentally spoke with the Adidas rep who was trying to lure Bowen to L-Ville 4 times on the exact day of signing?
I'm sure somewhere out there are articles defending Barry Bonds, Lance Armstrong, and Jerry Tark, before they were caught too. Pitino ran in the rain one time too many and finally got wet. Kudos for evading capture for as long as he did.
BTW, Jurich makes that attorney who defended John Gotti look like Atticus Finch.