People can say and do stupid things, we are all human, but some just take it to the next level. Primarily, people who live in my hometown of Louisville.
After Drake Jackson committed to UK, a guy that works for some Louisville radio station had this to say:
Normally I might let it slide or send a clever Tweet, but I just took an ethics class that encourages journalists to hold people accountable. I wouldn’t say I’m one yet, but I can say with confidence: that statement was so stupid SOMEBODY has to be called out.
1. I see what he was trying to do with a little clever deduction, but he must not being paying attention to how Petrino is recruiting in Kentucky. The short answer: he isn’t. That’s because he’s losing every single player to Mark Stoops. The only ones that haven’t are QBs, and the Cats already have two Kentucky kids at that spot. The only chance Petrino has to cash-in on 2016 talent is Louisville Male WR Keion Wakefield. Depending on who Stoops hires at OC, he’ll likely be able to get Ashland Blazer RB Quinton Baker to re-commit and take the extremely talented Louisville wideout to Lexington.
2. If Petrino doesn’t think Drake is good, I wouldn’t want him to be my coach. Drake is the #1 center in America. He’s the best player in the best recruiting class this state his seen in a LONG time. Drake is so good, you can only laugh when opponents attempt to get by him. Not only is he talented, but he’s a charismatic character that you can’t help but cheer for after meeting him. I guess that’s not the type of ‘character’ they want at Louisville (but Nick Saban and Urban Meyer do).
3. Damien Harris is good at offense. And I know one school the nation’s #1 running back WON’T be picking in January. Hell, a Louisville hat won’t even make it onto the table.
4. Why in the hell are you trying to put-down a 17-year old? We’re all supposed to be critics. Sometimes it gets silly talking about high school kids, but even a “No offense” disclaimer is still pretty douchey.
But not as douchey as posing for a picture while holding a giant picture of yourself.
I don’t know you Mr. Stillman, other than the fact that you also go by J-Bone (of course), which is making it difficult for me to be mean. I’m generally a nice person, but the stupidity of your statement cannot be summed by all of the words in the dictionary.
But if you would like some peanut butter with that jelly, I may be able to help.