Ok, Deadspin is pissing me off. First, they posted this article about the “#1 Cubs Fan”, scoffing and clearly not realizing it was an April Fool’s joke. They updated the story to reflect the joke after people pointed it out on Twitter and in the comments, but they didn’t even acknowledge that their readers brought it to their attention. That rubs me the wrong way.
And then this article is just ridiculous. That headline is a fucking joke. His “solo defamation crusade”?! Are you KIDDING? Calipari is widely regarded as a scum bag!
The author also took issue with this 2009 statement from Knight:
“Integrity is really lacking [in college basketball]. We’ve got a coach at Kentucky who put two schools on probation, and he’s still coaching. I really don’t understand that.”
The author’s retort:
“He was wrong […]. Calipari has only had one school — Memphis — on probation.”
Oh, sorry. Coach Knight was probably referring to the fact that Calipari has had Final Four’s vacated at two schools. The author failed to mention that. And she says that like the fact that he only put one school on probation should be applauded. stfu.