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Future CBS Sports Critical Coaches articles

So far, four of the five CBS Sports’ Critical Coaches articles have referenced Cal or Kentucky. The series started off innocently enough, with an anonymous survey of 100 coaches on who was the most coveted player in college hoops (Nerlens Noel checked in at number six). Okay, standard, preseason stuff. Cool. Next, CBS Sports asked coaches who they though were the most underrated coach in the game (Calipari came in sixth). That’s a pretty nice article to put out, right? People saying nice things about other people and giving them recognition for a job well done. The next article, featuring the most overrated coaches in the game was not quite so nice, but Kentucky and Cal escape the wrath of these brave coaches hiding behind their pencils.

The fourth article in the series centered on the mysterious Worldwide Wes, who has always been associated with Calipari, and prior to its release, let’s admit it, we were all a little anxious. Fortunately, it was all for naught, as the article included little to no new information about Wes, just that most coaches think he is shady and may or may not have some link to Calipari. Groundbreaking stuff, really. However, today’s installment, “Who is perceived to be the biggest cheater in the sport?,” hit a little too close to home, and in doing so, accomplished its goal: stirring up the Big Blue Nation and generating hits for CBSSports.com.

By now, we’ve discussed the article to death. Cal, unsurprisingly, came in at number one, with 36% of coaches “perceiving” that he cheats. Most media members on Twitter slammed it, pointing out that asking coaches to anonymously accuse others in their profession of cheating is stepping over the line. Personally, I think the whole thing was ridiculously passive aggressive and meaningless. Of course 36% of coaches are going to say they “perceive” Cal as a cheater…he’s beating them in every way. If they can anonymously cast him in a bad light (how convenient!), they might have something to gain. What did I learn from the article? Thirty-six percent of coaches are jealous, bitter, and desperate.

Ranting aside, CBSSports’ tactic is genius: it’s the offseason, they’re tired of thinking up stories, and hey, who cares about basketball in August? Kentucky fans. Let’s poke Cal and the Big Blue Nation to generate hits and discussion. Monday’s article, “Which player had the dirtiest recruitment the last ten years?”, will be no different. At this point, I fully expect the next round of articles to go something like this:

Critical Coaches: Why was John Calipari in the Kraft Suite at Gillette Stadium?
Critical Coaches: Why did Drake get a Championship ring?
Critical Coaches: Coaches and Corporate sponsorships: how far is too far?
Critical Coaches: One-and-dones: Are they ruining the game?
Critical Coaches: What is the most obnoxious fan base in the country?
Critical Coaches: Do flat-tops give unfair height advantages?

Your turn.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

13 Comments for Future CBS Sports Critical Coaches articles



  1. STEVE!
    6:05 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Critical Coaches: Calipari didn’t build that team! He had help!



  2. JPhelps
    6:09 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Critical Coaches: Why the Myron Piggie scandal does not bode well for John Calipari?



  3. Butthurt Coaches
    6:10 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Critical Coaches: Do you like the taste of John Calipari’s ass?



  4. Butthurt Coaches
    6:15 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Critical Coaches: Do you often weep until you are incoherent at the thought of Calipari and UK together?



  5. ATLCat
    6:36 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    I usually try not to get into nonsensical arguments on the internet, but this article made me wade into the sh**-flinging party that is the CBSSports comment section. I was fully prepared to rage against this article as soon as it was announced. I knew (just like most everyone else) that Cal would be at the top of this list and was ready to chalk it up to Goodman & Parish trolling for hits. Then I took a closer look at the anonymous quotes from these coaches, which all seem to amount to “I don’t know how they are doing it, or how they are getting away with it, but the MUST be doing something wrong.” That just sounds like a bunch of coaches being butt-hurt about one thing or another. I say this for all the coaches on this list, even the ones that I can’t stand. If any one of these coaches ARE cheating, they will be caught eventually, they always do. So, until that happens, (like Gregg Doyel says) Shaddup!!



  6. stan
    6:50 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    It is easy to say things when you don’t have to prove it or give your name or anything. I “think” a lot of things about Jerry Tipturd, but can’t prove them, but, if asked in a survey knowing no one would know who said what,I would have a lot of opinions about him. If they (the “coaches”) have something, man up and use your name and say it.



  7. barn buster
    7:43 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Boycott CBS ‘Spurts’.



  8. Bubba Earl
    7:48 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    I have resigned from “Hitting” their websites altogether, no more money in their migrant pockets, numbnutz’s!



  9. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    7:53 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Critical Coaches: We sit down with John Chaney and discuss his least favorite coaches in the SEC



  10. Barack Obama
    8:52 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Calipari didn’t build that team..



  11. Critical Coaches
    8:58 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Why did Coach K not have to vacate wins during the 1999 season in which Sorey Maggette played and was paid?



  12. Critical Thinking
    9:05 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Only 36%!!!!

    Folks, if your a Cat fan that’s a grand-slam home run. Cal owns the game in every aspect and only 36% of the other coaches say anonymously that they think he’s cheating???

    If there was 80%, then you’d think there might be something to it. But 36%?

    That means 74% of college coaches not only don’t think Cal’s cheating (and who would know, right?) but they are giving him an anonymous endorsement of a job well done. That’s great stuff.

    I bet Cal really was happy to see this article. Some of you are looking at it all wrong.



  13. bmt22033
    9:53 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Critical Coaches: Which team from North Carolina is the best basketball team EVER?

    Critical Coaches (Special Bob Knight Edition): If you could pick any person in Lexington, KY that should be banned from coaching basketball, who would it be?

    Critical Coaches: Who did you hope was not going to win the 2012 NCAA men’s basketball championship?

    Critical Coaches: Does anybody really believe that it takes any degree of coaching to win when a team has 6 NBA draft picks on it?

    Critical Coaches: How many years should a basketball program be banned from post-season play for each player who leaves early for the NBA?

    Critical Coaches: Have you ever tasted a worse frozen yogurt than Orange Leaf?