Fake John Calipari?

>> Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kentucky fans have developed an obsession over John Calipari and his ridiculous tweeting abilities, but they've yet to see the "fake" Calipari dominate the facebook world.

Deadspin brought us a breakdown of the shenanigans of the Calipari imposter .

Commenting and telling a recent camper that he hopes to recruit him one day and to PIITB if a girl asks. (That stands for put it in the butt for those not in the know)

Seriously, go read it. Well done, Deadspin. Well done.


The first major trade occurs before the draft...

Could the San Antonio Spurs actually be getting a somewhat exciting player to add to the boring, yet fundamentally sound team? It appears so. The Spurs have shipped out a couple of veterans (Bruce Bowen, Kurt Thomas, and Fabrico Oberto) who also happen to have expiring contracts, to the Bucks for Richard Jefferson.

The problem is Jefferson is starting to get a little older much like the rest of the Spurs, so how much is he actually going to add? Jefferson showed he still has some basketball left in him, after he was traded last year, he ended up averaging nearly 20 points a game for the Bucks.

This trade could work out in a similiar fashion that the Mike Finley trade worked a few years ago. It will be a shot of life added to the aging Tim Duncan and the flip shot shooting Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker. I still don't know if they are capable of competing with the Lakers out West, but I do believe the Spurs just improved their team. Really though, who cares? It's the Spurs.


Duke Has a Football Team?

David Cutcliffe inherited a football program in Durham that would have struggled with some of the high school powers throughout the country. However, in his first year he helped lead the program to its best record in over five years.

The Blue Devils are lead by second team All-ACC quarterback, Thaddeus Lewis, at the quarterback position. Lewis has thrown for over 2,100 yards each of his first three seasons as a Blue Devil and has been a surprising talent in Durham. Outside of Lewis, Duke is lacking talent in every single offensive position. Only two starters return on the line, including center Bryan Morgan. While at the skill positions, Johnny Williams is the only returnee with any experience. Re'quan Boyette returns to the backfield after missing all of last season, but it remains to be seen if he will help an abysmal running attack that averaged under 110 yards a game last season.

The defensive side of the ball appears to be in better shape than the aforementioned offensive unit. Defensive coordinators, Marion Hobby and Mike MacIntyre, return several talented players. Vince Oghobaase and Ayananga Okpokowuruk(I hope I spelled those right) return to anchor a capable defensive line. While, there are still problems with the back seven, the front four may be able to keep them out of trouble. Safety Catron Gainey and linebacker Vincet Rey hope to minimize the mistakes of the young unit.

Cutcliffe has brought in quite the recruiting class by Duke standards. The class is ranked 51st in the country, according to Rivals.com and boasts two four-star players. The class is headlined by a 5'9", 185 pound running back from Durham, Desmond Scott. Scott is an all-purpose back with sub 4.5 speed and breakaway ability. Tyree Watkins may make an immediate impact at wide receiver. The 6'2", 185 pound wide receiver has big-time play ability and will scoot up the depth chart at a rapid pace.

September 5th-Richmond-Win
September 12th-@Army-Win
September 19th-@Kansas-Loss
September 26th-North Carolina Central-Win
October 3rd-Virginia Tech-Loss
October 10th-@NC State-Loss
October 24th-Maryland-Loss
October 31st-@Virginia-Loss
November 7th-@North Carolina-Loss
November 14th-Georgia Tech-Loss
November 21st-@Miami(FL)-Loss
November 28th-Wake Forest-Loss

Season Projection: 3-9 (0-8 ACC)


Trade Rumors???

Days before the 2009 NBA draft, rumors are circulating that the Boston Celtics are seeking to trade former University of Kentucky standout Rajon Rondo. According to Yahoo Sports, the Celtics approached the Detriot Pistons with a package deal that would see Rondo and Ray Allen go to the Pistons and Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton and Rodney Stuckey head to the Celtics. Over the weekend, the deal was pitched to the Pistons, not by GM Danny Angie, but by a "low level" executive within the Cetics organization. It is rumored the Pistons immediately rejected the deal and nothing further was discussed.

Of course, Danny Angie once again silenced the idea that the Celtics are trying to trade Rondo. After having his named tossed around with trades rumors to the Kings and Suns, it is becoming more difficult to deny the Celtics are wanting to trade Rondo.


Lane, You Should Have Shut Up...

Everyone tried to tell Lane Kiffin that he needed to keep his mouth shut. I suppose he thought that the term "bulletin board material" was a joke.

Well, the Florida Gators take that term VERY seriously.

It appears that Tennessee's section of Urban Meyer's bulletin board is getting rather full.

A loaded Florida squad will have 3 more months to look at the idiocy that was spewed from Baby Kiffin's mouth and salivate at the opportunity to hand the Vols a beat down to remember. Should we go ahead and predict a 93-0 score?