For those following the saga, my blog posts about Calipari (here and here) have gone viral in UK country. A few more links to message boards and UK blogs popped up (examples here and here), and so the traffic here on my blog is still hot and heavy.
The most interesting and fun part is the back-and-forth I get to have with the UK fans in the comment section of my blog, so be sure to check that part out if you have the time. (I wish I had the time to respond to each and every point/comment, but somebody has to work here at Wiseman Bray PLLC to keep the lights on.)
Surprising, there are a few UK fans who actually agree with me wholeheartedly, although most of the ones who fall into the "agreement category" limit themselves to my analysis of the WVU game and aren't ready yet to throw Cal under the bus completely.
Most of the comments, though, are just pure fun to read. They're filled with insults (of me, my basketball career, my legal abilities, UT, Vol players, Bruce Pearl -- you name it), as well as contain a bit of armchair psychoanalysis of me (which I should be thankful for, I suppose, because at least I didn't have to pay for it.).
But as I wrote in response to at least one of the more intense insults:
As an aside, I should note that ... ignoring the substance of the debate and resorting to a personal attack is equivalent to conceding my points -- indeed, it's akin to the type of intellectual "prowess" that prompts a moron to yell back "Yo momma" when their brain freezes up in the face of an argument they can't quite comprehend or overcome.
Anyway, there's all sorts of good conversation topics in there about, among other things: Cal's knowledge (or lack thereof) concerning Rose's SAT score situation; the (in)significance of the NCAA initially clearing Rose to play; the crazy assertion that Cal's ability to dodge the NCAA reflects a level of intelligence proving that he's got what it takes to be good bench coach; my lack of journalistic skill (which is funny since I'm not a journalist); and Cal's affinity (or lack thereof) for one-and-done players.
Just to name a few.
[Aside: in the vein of that last topic on one-and-done-ers, the latest reports now have ALL of the UK freshman going pro (along with Patterson, presumably), leaving UK with 9 scholarship holes to fill for next year. Wow.]
Good stuff all-around. Take a look if you're interested. I may or may not have time to respond, but I'll get to as much as I can, time permitting.
Ain't this fun?