Friday, March 27, 2009

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

March 27th, Friday/ It finally happened! Billy Gilliespi was fired by the University of Kentucky's Athletic Director,or the Chancellor of Kentucky, or the Boosters of the University, or the rabid fans of Kentucky basketball, or maybe it was the horses of the State of Kentucky... Who knows?
The atmosphere of college basketball in Lexington Kentucky is unlike the atmosphere in any other state. Basketball at the University of Kentucky is it's own universe. If you cut any fan of Kentucky basketball he bleeds blue blood. It's just a fact! Trust me...
The word is that Gilliespi was never accepted by those who matter in the state. He was considered "an outsider" whatever that means. I thought (they thought) he was the right man for the job at the time? Apparently not! After just two years, he's out. So...
All of that having been said, I think I have the solution for the seemingly fickled Kentucky basketball fanatics. Just, please hear me out... What they should do is go to the grave site of Adolph Rupp, the deceased, and still beloved basketball coach from back in the day, dig up his bones, take him to a well respected haberdashery in downtown Lexington, dress him up in their finest threads, get him up to speed on the new and forever changing recruiting rules (Place a call to UCONN) and plop the bag of bones on the Kentucky Wildcats bench for the 2009-2010 season! That seems to be the only way to satisfy those fans who are all and forever consumed by U.of K basketball!

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