Add TJ Corbs to your writers to hate. The writer at a website called Bleacher Report created a rankings list with the Top 10 Dirtiest College Basketball Coaches. Now, obviously you could see Cal was going to be on the list. We shouldn’t even get worked up about stuff like this anymore. But Corbs also includes Joe B. Hall and Eddie Sutton on the Top 10 list as well. I find it hard to believe that in the history of college basketball that Kentucky has had 3 of the 10 dirtiest coaches in the history of the game. Where is the CCNY coach whose program was destroyed over a betting scandal. And for that matter, Adolph Rupp was involved in that betting scandal too. Rick Pitino has violations on his resume, where is he? Mr. Corbs should have went all out and put 5 Kentucky coaches on the list.
It just takes the Kentucky hate to a different level putting Joe B Hall on this list. Eddie Sutton I can certainly go with. But Joe B. Hall? I don’t know, but I don’t think Hall EVER had violations at Kentucky. And of course we know that Calipari does not have any violations either, but that ship has already sailed on his reputation. And I am not one that buys into the media conspiracy against Kentucky. In part, because there have often been legit questions about the program and in part because Kentucky will draw the most interest, so that’s what writers write about. But this is obviously a chance for this writer to take as many unwarranted shots at Kentucky as possible. That’s lame.
By the way, Corbs wikipedia page calls him a “hard-hitting journalist”. That is certainly why he is writing for a blog. He is the same level of writer as I am. That tells you all you need to know.