The fine people at ESPN passed along a short message from Digger Phelps, in regard to his lecture to Kentucky fans before College Gameday on Saturday. Digger kept it short and sweet, so I added a few “listen-to-me’s” to spice it up a bit.
“[Listen to me] Prior to each show, I [listen to me] address the crowd. [Listen, listen] I respect Kentucky’s program and its passionate fan base, and [LISTEN TO ME] look forward to following the [listen] team’s NCAA [LISTEN-TO-MEEEEEE!] Championship run.”
I don’t doubt that Digger addresses the crowd before each show, but that doesn’t help us understand why he scolded Kentucky fans like one of the neighborhood kids who just lit a heaping pile of dog crap on his front porch. If he’s trying to make it right, he should release a statement saying, “My bad, I didn’t get much sleep and I acted like a grumpy old man. Sorry about that.”