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Rick Pitino’s press conference was sad, yet hilarious (mostly hilarious)

Rick Pitino’s Wednesday afternoon press conference lived up to expectations, in that it was EXACTLY what we all expected from him.

Deny. Deny. Deny. Poor me. This is so wrong. Deny. Deny. Deny. Boo-hoo. Unfair. So unfair. Deny. Deny. Deny. Please feel sorry for me.

With one last chance to accept any responsibility for his scandalous tenure at Louisville, Pitino continued his deflecting and denying with no real accountability, while pointing the finger at the NCAA for all of the wrongdoings in this unjust and unfair punishment handed down to Louisville.

“I hired the wrong person for the job,” he stressed, for like the millionth time, referring to Andre McGee. I guess he still wants us all to believe McGee was a one-man wrecking ball in the downfall of a program that had not one, not two, but three major scandals under his watch.

I also thoroughly enjoyed Pitino’s argument of, sure, there were parties in the dorms, but they didn’t cost very much and they didn’t give us an advantage on the basketball court. Or that he ended the press conference with this gem: “Anybody who lies is a fool. Because the truth is going to come out.”

The whole thing was a complete laugh factory (complete with a “premature” question from our friends at Pardon My Take) as he remains oblivious to how he is perceived by everyone listening to his nonsense. The man is a complete nutjob, which is a little sad, I guess; but it’s hard not to laugh at his every word because his defense is so hard to believe.

I’ll give it to him, though. He’s committed to dying alone on his hill of denial and crying victim.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

24 Comments for Rick Pitino’s press conference was sad, yet hilarious (mostly hilarious)



  1. BobKYCats
    3:45 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    I know it’s Rick Pitino and he left the planet years ago, but I still find it so hard to believe that he can’t wrap his around the fact that the problem is not that they hired cheap hookers, it’s that they hired hookers.



  2. OMGahDio
    3:53 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    At least this lasted longer than fifteen seconds…



  3. J-Dub421
    3:57 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    Andre McGee was long gone before U of L paid a hundred grand for Brian Bowen.



    • catdaddyd
      4:32 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

      Bowen had nothing to do with banner coming down.



    • J-Dub421
      4:45 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

      No, but it does have something to do with Rick’s claims that everything is the result of him “trusting the wrong person” and proves this whole mess wasn’t one rogue employee.



  4. Ez21
    4:00 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    He has to be paying McGee to keep his mouth shut bc if not why wouldn’t u come out and tell the story, write a book, something when the man is pointing the finger straight at you.



    • Drew Franklin
      4:03 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

      #HushMoney



    • Mathlete
      4:21 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

      I wonder if he also paid off the rest of his coaching/admin team? Because if one of them came out with a book instead of McGee…



    • KYcats11
      4:23 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, with all the money pitino got from the addidas deal, he could pay McGee all that he wanted.



  5. thejeffgoldblumexperience
    4:00 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    He conveniently omits the fact that they had underaged RECRUITS attending these parties– To persuade them to attend the Ville, that’s undeniably an advantage



    • catdaddyd
      4:30 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

      16 is legal consent in Kentucky.



    • thejeffgoldblumexperience
      4:56 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

      strike that from the record. Point still made. impermissible recruiting benefits to improve on court performance



    • Booby Petrino
      4:57 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

      But hiring prostitutes is illegal



  6. secrick
    4:06 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    Did he even mention this last thing with Bowen and if so surely he didn’t blame that on Mcgee.



  7. omegagavin
    4:26 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    He’s suing UofL for $35 million. You think he’s going to get up there and say he had something to do with it all?



  8. Jiminy Crickets
    4:31 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    He has 37.5 million reasons to lie



  9. Jiminy Crickets
    4:33 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    More sad is there’s still UL fans wondering he really knew



  10. secrick
    4:36 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    More sad than that is there are card fans that want him and Jurich back at the school doing the cheating thing.



    • Decker
      5:35 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

      I think you mean L1C4= lost 1 championship 4ever.



  11. Go_Wildcats_Go
    4:47 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    L1C4 = Lie First, Crybaby Forever



  12. RealCatsFan
    5:32 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    Wow, he lokks really rough. Looks like he has aged ten years just since October. Does he have some teeth missing? He is losing a lot of hair too. I know he has some health issues, and I’m not saying this simply to be mean, but it makes it obvious what stress does to the body. That is, of course, unless you are a 400 year old vampire like Count K.



  13. Ez21
    8:01 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    He can say they gained no competitive advantage, however players play better when they’re relaxed and I’m sure those players got plenty of relaxation if u know what I’m sayin.



  14. Ez21
    8:01 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    L1C8 Louisville 1 Cal 8



  15. snarkster
    11:07 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    It comes down to a binary decision Rick — wither your were/are that corrupt or you were just too f’n stupid to know what was going on around you. If I was you I’d cop to the corruption because no one should own being that bloody stupid.