As we dealt with Jeff Goodman and CBS Sports’ World Wide Wes Story yesterday, we had to wake up and deal with CBS again, this time in the form of Gary Parrish with the release of his “Biggest Perceived Cheaters” poll.
John Calipari took the top honors with 36% of the vote, Scott Drew was in second with 34% and Ben Howland took third with 12%. Jim Calhoun, who’s program is currently on probation and who runs a program that has been on probation multiple times, took fourth place.
It’s time to call these polls what they truly are: garbage. The CBS writers claim they polled 100 college basket ball coaches on questions such as biggest cheater, most overrated coach, what’s World Wide Wes’ influence and so on… Any coach that participated or gave a derogatory quote about their fellow colleagues are nothing more than jealous.
I am really curious to see which coaches they polled, because 100 is a lot. Did heavy hitters such as Calipari, Bill Self, Roy Williams, Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino and Coach K participate? I highly doubt it. More like than not the coaches that participated are the second tier division one coaches
CBS needs to check the integrity of their writers as it is more obvious than ever that they have an anti-Calipari bias. As Paul Jordan told us this morning, Goodman made it public that he is biased against Cal because he claims that Cal tried to get him fired. If this is the case then there is no reason for Goodman to ever cover Kentucky or John Calipari again.
The CBS college basketball writing staff have become less of a source for information and more of a source of gossip, something more akin to the National Enquirer than The Sporting News.