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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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29 responses to “Kentucky players understand something needs to change with slow starts”

  1. WatchutalkinboutWillis

    I like my team.

    1. david8577

      I loathe these slow starts. They should play 5-on-5 half court as their last 4 minutes of team warm ups. Coaches pick the five guys hustling the most as the starters.

    2. CATandMONKEY

      David, I like this.

    3. BigolBlue

      Good for you. Hope you are ready to qatch other teams at the end of the tournament too because uk wont be there.

    4. KYCat4EVER

      LOL….

      Perhaps our CATS are getting out of the starting gate in a rather lethargic manner because of TWO MAJOR REASONS:

      A) our UK players are confused if they are playing a REAL game or just a PRETEND game…

      B) our UK players are concentrating too hard trying to SELECT ONE WORD that best describes them…

      C) it’s ALL part of “Coach Calipari’s PROCESS”!
      Kinda like that story “the Tortoise and the Hare” …only we were counting on Duke, Seton Hall, Alabama, and others we are ranked higher than to collapse at the 2:00 Mark.

      ?

      GO BIG BLUE

    5. sportsbird66

      At least they will be in the NBA. Isn’t that what matters. Lol. No team pride at all the wear that uniform

  2. vandzandz

    How many years has this been an issue under Cal? Not directing anything towards Cal just using as an example

    1. Aar

      How many years has Cal had a young starting lineup? Not saying young is bad nor being critical, just that youth and slow starts tend to go together.

      Personally, I miss having Quade Green coming off the bench and lighting up the Cats when they start slowly – both this year and last. I know he doesn’t make my youth point but he frequently got things going when he came off the bench.

    2. Micah Johnson

      Dude Quade was a liability and I for one welcomed his departure. Javan’s would have never got where he is today with him on the team. He was good for one thing…. shooting 3’s. Everywhere else he was a liability

  3. KYjellyRoll

    They’ll pick it up. They play so much better playing fast paced. Even in half court when they’re scrambling they seem to make the right decision more often than not. Go Cats

    1. BigolBlue

      Im tired of hearing theyll do this theyll do that. They have played almost 15 games. People think they are going to get sooo much better. Its quite humurous

    2. mikeg84

      Dude – as tired as you are and how much you hate Coach Cal…. we get it you think this team is garbage. Why are you watching them? Do yourself and better yet everybody else a favor and go watch somebody that plays outstanding basketball and actually has a chance to win a title. We get it – UK absolutely sucks and won’t win a game in March – no need to watch this team at all!

    3. CATandMONKEY

      Why continue to subject yourself to it?
      Stop reading. Stop listening.
      Stop watching.

      Our Commonwealth’s special education system has failed you.

    4. JASUN74

      BigolBlue, what would you have us do? Would you just rather everyone give up on them and wait till you think their good enough to talk about and believe in? Why does it hurt you so bad that others believe and want the cats to succeed? Honestly!! You post on every thread telling everyone they don’t know what their talking about and you’re fed up! Why are you even posting? Actually you’re the one that’s wrong here!! You’re a bad fan and maybe the worst kind.

      If you meet an asshole in the morning, well you’ve meet an asshole. If you meet assholes all day, you’re the asshole!!

    5. KYCat4EVER

      Respect your opinion KYjellyRoll,

      However, didn’t we hear these same predictions last year about this time from the small contingency of UK “pie in the sky” fans?

      This sounds just like a record that broke 4 years ago…

      It’s like the gift that keeps on giving! LOL

      However, respecting your opinion, do YOU think Coach Calipari will win the NCAA National Championship this year? Is THAT what you mean by “so much better”?

      If so, I hope your correct but my opinion is NOT A CHANCE this year, and probably NEVER again if Coach Calipari remains our UK head coach.

      In fact, upon reviewing NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Winning Percentages while at UK, Coach Calipari trails Rupp, and very soon will have Tubby and Pitino passing him.

      See, the Calipari “honeymoon” is OVER and I’m pretty sure he knows it. He’s a class person and good Coach ( as Tubby ), but is NOT on the coaching level of UK… and his fading success clearly shows it.

      We’ve lost ground to Duke, Villanova, and UConn while Calipari has been at UK, and my prediction is he will not make up that ground nor CATCH UCLA ( as he set out to do).

      It’s time for a divorce!

      GO BIG BLUE

    6. IrishCat

      KYCat, please stop pretending to be a UK fan. Everyone sees right through it. The only thing worse than your veil is your writing style.

  4. No more excuses cal

    Them boys at Duke don’t have any slow starts. Just look at the first game of the season they played. There just as young as we are. But there is a big difference between a brother hood and playing together for everyone to benefit and win .and a players first program where personal agenda and the June draft is all that matters.

    1. IrishCat

      Please, go cheer for Duke.

    2. mikeg84

      The boys from Duke baby! Somebody actually just st said this and claims to be a UK fan , Wowzers!!!!

    3. No more excuses cal

      Not a duke fan just call it like I see unfortunately the truth hurts

    4. sportsbird66

      I wouldn’t even try to explain. You can’t have your own opinion around here or someone will be butt hurt and attack you.

    5. CATandMONKEY

      “I call it like I see it.”

      said every ref who made a blatantly wrong call.

      The only thing that hurts is the head of anyone subjected to your written drivel.

    6. sportsbird66

      If we played Duke again now,we would still get blown out.

  5. Bluebloodtoo

    Potential and performance. Two different things. Potential will get you noticed, but performance will get you drafted.

  6. MBrady

    EJ Montgomery is gonna have a lot of Travis’s minutes .!! I like Reid Travis , great guy BUT he just cannot play above the rim & that will kill us against elite big guys ..! Although he will have some good games against some teams, he won’t when he plays against bigger & longer big guys ..! To me , EJ has to b involved more with this team , HAS TO ..! & Cal has to turn him loose & let him play & make mistakes & just keep playing ..!

    1. Micah Johnson

      To add to that…. I really like what I see from Richards limited minutes. Also, we are unbelievable when Ashton drives the ball, draws the defense and it is points almost everytime he drives into the paint whether he dished, kicks out or takes it himself.

  7. katmandue2you

    A lot of people on here don’t know shit from apple butter. BigolBlue is definitely one!

  8. sportsbird66

    By the time Cal retires,at this rate we will have 1 title. But on the bright side,half of the NBA will be his players. There just seems to be no pride or passion to wear that uniform. I would had been so proud if that were me.

  9. sportsbird66

    Richards can’t fart or Cal will sit him. I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t transfer.