You may remember Dan Owens from such episodes as complaining about UK recruits not coming to the Derby Classic, and critiquing the finer points of Michael Jordan’s ability to speak ‘The King’s English.’ Well, he seems to have come around, sort of, and issued an apology to UK President Lee Todd, AD Mitch Barnhart and the basketball staff for the e-mail he sent lodging his complaints about the lack of Kentucky signees participating in the event. In case you forgot about the initial e-mail, Beisner sufficiently outlined the major points way back in March. Today, Owens wrote an op-ed for the Herald-Leader, offering his apology and revisiting the issue in a slightly more reasonable manner.
He said some things that one can agree with, like that the NCAA limiting kids to two all-star games is ridiculous:
I also firmly believe the NCAA has no jurisdiction to legislate how a high school senior spends extracurricular time. But for this pointless rule, there would have been no issue regarding the participation by the UK recruits in the classic.
Because, you know, all that stuff trumps exposure to Times Square, Madison Square Garden, whatever activity the Jordan All-Stars take part in that’s roughly five million times more fun than visiting a bat factory, and the greatest city in the world.
Regardless of all that, Owens seems to want to make nice with Big Blue Nation, even though someone more cynical than myself would probably say that it’s just because the Classic is a couple of weeks away and needs the ticket sales from UK fans. Not me, but someone more cynical than me. I would say that he decided he went about things the wrong way initially and now, realizing the error of his ways, has asked for forgiveness from the powers that be. And that the Classic is a couple of weeks away and needs the ticket sales from UK fans. I’m quite understanding, you see.
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