Post-game Reactions

CBSSports.com’s Gregg Doyel’s tepid and cautious endorsement of Kentucky’s hiring of John Calipari includes this opener:

At UMass, a nothing school on the college basketball landscape, John Calipari won like he was at Kentucky. At Memphis, a bigger basketball school than UMass but still nothing much to look at when he got there in 2000, Calipari won again like he was at Kentucky.

So what happens now that John Calipari is coaching Kentucky?

I’ll tell you what happens. Kentucky will win like it’s the Boston Celtics.

Perhaps an asterisk indicating “Non-Pitino Era” was in order? 

How is it that that picture makes me both depressed and nostalgic? Maybe I’m nostalgic about being depressed? In all honesty, I once named a fantasy basketball team The Flying Potapenkos. Thanks for the memories, Coach.

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