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Wall Street Journal: “Why We Should All Root For Kentucky”


Erik Reece over at the Wall-Street Journal wrote a little something today to get college basketball fans on board with the Cats. “Why We Should All Root For Kentucky,” he called it, explaining, well, why everyone should root for Kentucky. It even includes a little shout-out to your boy Matt Jones:

A couple of years ago, the local sports radio guru, Matt Jones, came up with this prescient take on the historical trajectory of UK basketball coaches: they go from great, to good, to drunk. Witness: Adolph Rupp (great), Joe B. Hall (good), Eddie Sutton (rehab). Then: Rick Pitino (great), Tubby Smith (good), Billy Gillispie (rehab). The point being, now we’re back to great and we want to soak it in while it lasts.

Although Matt uses “drunk,” not “rehab.” Same thing I guess.

Take a second to give Erik’s work a read over at

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Wall Street Journal: “Why We Should All Root For Kentucky”

  1. joe.eskridge
    7:02 pm April 2, 2015 Permalink

    We want Cal coach until he is 75 years young.

  2. jeffj
    7:06 pm April 2, 2015 Permalink

    even the stock market folks are taking note. Kentucky can only do that

    • not
      11:06 pm April 2, 2015 Permalink

      This isn’t by the actual Wall Street Journal. It is written by Erik Reece who teaches and writes at UK. No surprise he would take that stance

  3. wu slang
    7:10 pm April 2, 2015 Permalink

    I love KSR and the WSJ, but I doubt Mr Matt came up with that theory. This kind of theoretical progression nonsense was being thrown around in the late Tubby years. Everyone got the eventual hire of BCG wrong.

  4. jessejames
    7:17 pm April 2, 2015 Permalink

    Sports radio guru?? Sports radio nerd…j/k We love ya Matt. But you do got one heckuva job! Great team, great characters within the team, great coaches, great support crew (ie radio guru), and great fans. I feel lucky to be a Kentucky guy tonight. Wow! I love this team!!! Go Big Blue!!!!!