Posted on: August 13, 2009 3:16 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2009 12:16 pm

This is what I'm talking about: Pitino dog-pile

Here's an example of a guy in the media piling on Rick Pitino just ... because.

Pitino's down, this guy fairly clearly doesn't like him, so ... it's time to put on the steel-toed boots and start kicking. I don't care if I'm a bully for singling out this dude from the newspaper in Nashville.

Here it is.

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Posted on: August 13, 2009 11:16 am
Edited on: August 13, 2009 12:07 pm

OK, maybe one last media critique. Re: Pitino

You know where I stand on Rick Pitino's job status. He should be safe at Louisville, assuming he didn't lie to his bosses about this escapade or, worse, that there aren't horrible things we don't yet know about.

So in my book, Pitino is safe. You don't get fired for adultery, even as a basketball coach of kids, most of whom -- let's be honest -- have probably lived quite the personal life. If you know what I mean.

If you don't, you're naive. Like this columnist from USA Today who says Pitino should resign. She's shocked -- shocked! -- that a grown man who claims to be Catholic could carry on in such a manner.

Meanwhile, on planet Earth, this stuff happens. It happens to Christians and Catholics and atheists.



We can argue all day about whether it should happen, but let's not argue that Pitino has lost his ability to lead the young men ages 18-23 who will come to Louisville to play for him.

This isn't the 1950s. We're 100 years removed from the 1950s, and yes, I can do the math.
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