Tuesday, April 3, 2012

NCAA Title Game Reaction; In the Defense of John Calipari

Was there really any doubt?  Did anyone actually believe that Kentucky would fail to bring home the hardware this year?  Wasn’t selecting any other team to win the national championship basically just a shot at Calipari?

As Kansas stormed back in the waning moments of Monday night’s game, I wonder how many naysayers rose up from their seats, jacked up the television volume, and braced themselves for the vindicating I-told-you-he-can’t-get-it-done moment.  Kansas was about to become his New York Giants, the personification of the forces of good triumphing against the symbol of all that is wrong with college basketball. 

Except here’s the problem: Calipari hasn’t done anything wrong.