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  1. RayClay

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    Move this if you want. Having seen Rick Pitino play in the NIT in Madison Square Garden, then almost forgot about our BBall team for years until they were revived and eventually had the greatest season any 6 deep team ever had, this UMass alum just wants to say, I love John Calipari. Well deserved.
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    Well deserved? You're kidding, right? Two major violations that caused his team's Final Four appearances to be struck off the books? Writing the blueprint for what will be the death of college ball?

    Meh. Kentucky were a great team, as any team with four NBA starters ought to be. Fantastic interior defense and they definitely deserved to win the game today, no complaints about that. But Calipari deserves nothing but scorn in my opinion for blackening the beautiful game of college ball.

    Proud of my Jayhawks in defeat.
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    I don't care for Kansas at all, and I used to be a Kentucky fan, but I was rooting my ass off for the Jayhawks last night.

    I'm sure he'll get a few good years of celebrating before this is off the books, too.

    Screw him.
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    Paperwork is already being filled out at NCAA headquarters for suspensions and revocation of the title. I'm a Umass alum, too, and Calipari is a stain on my school.
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    Here here Wista - F**K Calipari he ruined UMass BBall for the years I was there.
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    As a Umass alum who was at school during that year, I just want to add that I have nothing but scorn for that slimy biatch.
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    This thread is a stain on the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL forum. Mods, please wipe it off. This is no place for discussion of semi-pro basketball.
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    Camby showed up in Amherst for one reason and one reason only: $$$. Top recruit commits to a school that hasn't been heard from since the doctor rolled out?

    Then Louis Roe: he was a player, but I remember clearly how no one would touch the kid with a ten foot pole. Suddenly he shows up at UMass.
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    Go screw a moose, my friend. Everybody has to lose sometimes, some do it with dignity, while others...
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    Actually, it's because Jim Calhoun goofed. thanks for playing the revisionist history game, though.

    Why don't you explain how he took the worst division one NCAA team and with only one top 50 recruit (Donta bright, not Camby) went to the sweet sixteen, elite eight and final four.

    By the way., that first sweet sixteen was without a player above 6'7".
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    I hate to break it to you, but according to the NCAA, the University of Massachusetts Minutemen never even entered the tournament (violation of rules, ya know...stricken from the record, thanks coach Cal!)
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    I guess they didn't win 35 games and beat a team with 8 McDonald's All Americans either. Probably didn't upset North Carolina and Arkansas when they were number one either.

    I'm sure all the "umass" people here were big fans when they had the worst team in the country and were just horrified that they beat nationally ranked teams consistently with a bunch of castoffs no one wanted.
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    According to the official records, they didn't.

    Memphis has a similar history gap, too.

    I'm sure that there's a common thread between them, but I'll be damned if I can figger it out. :rolleyes:
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    I'm more excited about the Wayland Ladies Auxiliary Croquet Team. Do you think they can defend their title? It's a tough schedule this season, especially on the road. But I'm very thankful that coach Bertha Crapapari is back. She's a legend.
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    I'm sure if the Heat had to play Kentucky on the road, it would be a thunderous Wildcat victory. :ugh:
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    Kentucky may want to only raise that banner halfway, then it won't have to go as far to come back down. No matter to coach Cal though, all he really cares about is the team's graduation rate and academic achievements, I know because I heard him say so just the other day, that's what he is proudest of. Temporary national championships are just the icing on the cake for him.
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    This post is a bit of a mess. What are you asking me again?

    Camby was a top recruit. He was on that Final team.

    How is that revisionist history?
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    I watched a lot of the game. Maybe it's me, because I've stopped watching college basketball in the past 3 years or so, but that game seemed really lousy overall.

    Aside from that, congratulations to Kentucky on what was really a pretty dominating, if dull, performance.
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    Indeed. Fully 2/5 of his starting line-up have had to take at least a full semester of classes before they jump to the pros.

    That Coach Cal is all about the education.
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    Are you saying that Big Bertha is Back? Awesome.

    On a somewhat football-related note, WTF is Kraft doing hanging w/ that greasy slimeball Calipari?
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    I don't know ... Who's leading the Western Division in Roller Derby?
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    Oh you must be mistaken, Bertha and her girls were stripped of their title last year for using corked croquet balls. I'm sorry to report but they are on probation this year and won't be defending anything

    EDIT: It appears that Bertha also may been videotaping her opponents walkthroughs on the croquet course.
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    Some of these posts make me want to vomit. Coach Cal doesn't pretend that college bball is anything other than a developmental league for a certain portion of kids. He caters to those kids. He develops them in a matter of months and gives them a better chance at success then had they not gone to him.

    The NCAA is a quasi-criminal organization. The fact that he is their number 1 target should be evidence enough of his virtue.

    EDIT: The people complaining about the "stain" on Umass are full of it. I bet they enjoyed the ride when he was here. The only stain on Umass is the inability to draw coaches with a reputation for developing NBA players, like Calipari.
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    April 1 was two days ago. Nice try, though. The Crapapari legacy is intact and gearing for another championship run. :singing::singing::singing:
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    He was an egotistical douchebag that made a mockery of Umass basketball and forfeited the season. I was there, I witnessed the entire mess, up front and personal like.
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    You don't understand, he's evil. All of those upstanding programs like Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky (when they were virtual holy, as opposed to evil now, obviously) attract 8-10 of the top 50 recruits in the country because of their fine academic programs and their enthusiastic booster clubs.

    These booster clubs are full of fine, upstanding millionaires and billionaires whose only mission is to cheer on the team and make sure they get to the arena. Sometimes they give them rides and forget to ask for the cars back. Sometimes they are concerned with their home situation, sometimes with their family situation. Sometimes their families end up in new homes they don't pay for, the better to foster that spirit of amateur competition.

    All those dirty non top fifty recruits are just ghetto, picking up cash from unscrupulous "agents" interested only in latching onto NBA stars, unlike boosters who are interested in players homes and cars and academics. Yes, boosters are very interested in academics, often providing tutoring services out of the goodness of their hearts to top fifty recruits who haven't had the time to study, being that they are top recruits, not ghetto scum.

    These tutors, mindful of their time issues, often provide fully written term papers for the various academic subjects, so that these scholar athletes will have a template to follow when they write their own papers. Often students merely turn in these templates, to better gauge what the teachers are looking for. Tutors may even provide test answers, so students can learn to test better if they ever actually have to take a test without the answers provided.

    That is why these fine schools have so many outstanding scholar athletes, some of whom even stay through their sophomore years. So please, don't be a cynic, or an excuse maker. Calipari and those ghetto kids are scum. The top recruits with established booster programs shouldn't even be forced to play in the same division as them. Excepting Kentucky, of course, which is now evil.
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    No one said anything about the kids. Nice try, though.

    I think it's hilarious that you're crushing on a guy who has managed to get his most successful season at each of his previous two coaching gigs stricken from the record, as well as gotten the schools penalized whilst he jumps ship.

    Quick question: What if the same happens to this Kentucky season? Would your opinion change?

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