Dan Dakich loves attention. We are giving him some right now because he, once again, made some dumb comments while calling a college basketball game.
This time John Calipari got caught in Dakich’s hot take crosshairs while Dakich was doing the commentary for Western Kentucky’s game against West Virginia. Play-by-play man Rich Hollenberg teed Dakich up by asking about Calipari, to which Dakich said, “He needs to just stop… Calipari makes it about him all the time. It’s about the players.”
First and foremost, Dakich is wrong. Calipari calls it a Players’ First program—it’s the title of his book—and has been criticized by many of his own fans for doing so. We shouldn’t even waste a breath fighting Dakich’s comment saying Cal puts himself before his players. That’s like saying Cal doesn’t recruit five-stars or he plays too much zone defense, or that Bruce Pearl doesn’t sweat. It’s a stupid and incorrect statement. Ignore it.
The hypocrisy, however, is tough to ignore.
Dakich calling ANYOUE out for wanting attention is class A felony-level hypocrisy because Dakich loves attention. The charter member of the Dan Dakich fan club, Dakich will use any college basketball broadcast to fire off some of his hottest ‘look at me’ takes because he loves when it’s about Dakich. Don’t trip over all those names he drops too. To use his own words against him, “he makes it about him all the time.”
And the way he threw Urban Meyer under the bus? Dakich aired out a private conversation he had with Meyer about Calipari. Meyer can’t love that.
— Jimmy “Basketball” Booker? (@jimmybball41) November 27, 2020
We appreciate the conversation on a Friday afternoon though.