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Comment 09 Apr 2015

Coach Cal's whole, "They helped themselves" thing is not true at all for both Harrisons, and Johnson. Had they left after last year, they would have been drafted higher. For Lyles and Booker, it's debatable whether or not they would have been better served NOT playing in Europe or China. 

I'm not blaming the kids for staying (or going to Kentucky), or Cal for handling everything the way he has. I'm just saying the line, "They helped themselves this year" is not true, but incredibly important for the marketing of UK as the far-and-away best option for going from high school to the NBA.  If Ulis went anywhere else, and actually got playing time, he would probably be projected as a first rounder this year. There is a saturation point at which you get diminishing returns for going to Kentucky. If D'Angelo were on that team, I doubt he would be projected as a top-4 pick this summer. 

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Yeah, I came on here to check on that.

So weird that I can't find any articles anymore on why I have to respect Calipari. Big Blue Hibernation.

Comment 29 Mar 2015
None have come anywhere near his recruiting success. The look at what his players are doing in the NBA argument hurts him more than helps him. How do you not reach the Final Four with a team that has John Wall and Demarcus Cousins on it?
Comment 29 Mar 2015
The only thing worse than Calipari, is the national discussion about how we're supposed to feel about Calipari. It's okay to just not like somebody. That's sports. Personally, I've played for the man at a basketball camp, and he seemed more likely to sell me a Buick lemon than give me useful basketball instruction. But I should have expected that because I wasn't an elite prospect. Why isn't he coaching the Domican National Team now that they don't have a top10 prospect on their team? What about the kids, John?
Comment 27 Mar 2015
I think I recall his name being floated post-Ayers. As was pointed out, lotta contention between two programs. Damon Flint's (is that right?) recruitment by OSU and Cincy got Cincy in some hot water for impermissable benefits. The big fact I can remember anti-Huggins contingent citing, was at the time he was being considered (at least by media) for OSU job, his players graduation rate during his tenure at Cincy was 0%. Not a good look.
Comment 16 Mar 2015
Yeah, it's some no bs, tough love. All over the place too, politics, economics, tons of great stuff on advertising. Unique perspective, for sure.
Comment 16 Mar 2015

There is an anonymous psychiatrist on the internet who writes on his blog at thelastpsychiatrist.com. It's not really a self-help blog, it is more of a venue for this person to vent, but the person is incredibly insightful. I've found this particular post helpful in how I try to be a better person: 

The Last Psychiatrist: How to Be Powerful, and Why You Are Not

It's not about actual power, this isn't some Gordon Gecko stuff. The main gist is this: We all know how to put our best foot forward. We know how to sit with proper posture, we know how to dress nice for a big date or presentation, we know how to be sober, but WE CHOOSE not to do those things. Why? Because if we put our best foot forward, if we live and present the best person we can be, and we face rejection, it wrecks havoc on our fragile ego. That's why we do things that we know aren't in our best interest, because subconsciously we are too afraid to strive to be great and fail, because that means we cannot be great. So instead we never try to be anything other than a failure, so that we can shrug it off and blame something else. 

The primary goal of our ego is to avoid change. It will convince us whatever we are doing is right, no matter how self-destructive, as long as we don't have to change.

That's why what you're doing is important, Bass. You are taking the first step in being the best person you can be. You are owning up to the ways in which you have been holding yourself back. Your fear of failure is what kept you from being the person you want to be. I smoked too much pot for years, and I never knew that's why I was doing it until much later. I know it's hard, but you have to let the feelings associated with your parents go too, because you are going to subconsciously use that as an excuse your whole life. I've done it with several things, and all it does is put a glass ceiling on our dreams.

Best of luck, man. It's clear that you'll get better. You have your whole life ahead of you. If you deal with this stuff in your mid-twenties, you'll be way better adjusted than most people your age soon enough.

Comment 06 Mar 2015
Whoa. Keep hitting them books, Buckeyes. Also, this shows it is better to do what Kentucky is doing, hard to have one-and-dones struggle academically when they can just take easy electives for their first year.