Who do you go to when you need professional advice? If you are like me, the first person you look to for help is Dick Vitale. This morning the Dickster was on Mike and Mike and talked about John Calipari and his new home in Lexington. Vitale said he loved Cal more than a fat kid loves cake and that he thought he would win and win big at UK. But he also said that he recently told Calipari he needed to “be extra careful” about how he did things and that he should make sure that he followed every rule to the “T”. His argument was that at Kentucky all is scrutinized and that any slip-up could be devastating. With that comment, Vitale took the opposite position of Jerry Tarkanian who used to think Kentucky gets away with all, famously saying when the NCAA began investigating UK in the late 80s, “the NCAA is really mad at Kentucky. They are so mad, they are going to put Cleveland State on probation for another year.”
With Calipari at UK, Vitale will have more love for the Cats. And while I love Vitale (I really do), that means more games where my parents will have to turn the sound off during the broadcast. Oh well, you cant win them all.