Terrence Jones gets in done on the court and in the classroom. Jones, Twany Beckham, Jarrod Polson and Darius Miller all four made the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Congrats, guys.
There is a controversy brewing in the city of which I call home. John Calipari has been named the Honorary Grand Marshall of the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade which will be held next week. What’s so controversial about the head coach of the national championship Kentucky Wildcats taking the lead in the Kentucky Derby Parade? Glad you asked.
The festival is held in the city of Louisville, home to the most delusional, hypocritical, whiny, lame, sad and bitter fan base of all the land. Cardinal fans, bloggers and radio personalities are calling people of the city to boycott the parade because they are upset that coach Cal is being honored. There has been an idea floating around that Rick Pitino also be honored at the parade for getting the Cards to the Final Four as a compromise.
Let’s get something straight: it’s the Kentucky Derby, not the Louisville Derby. Churchill Downs may be located in the city of Louisville, but the Derby is a statewide event that we all celebrate.
Second, Rick Pitino and the Cards lost. They lost in the Final Four and they tied for third place with Ohio State. Kentucky beat them twice in the same season and brought home the national title. They need to stop crying and get over it. They don’t own the Derby and they don’t own the city of Louisville, no matter what Hugo Chavez Jurich and his media lackeys would have them believe.
This is why Louisville fans are considered Little Brother. They throw temper tantrums when they don’t get their way and they want to be rewarded for anything Big Brother accomplishes. Shut the Hell Up, Dirty Birds. We run this state.