Dear football coaches: Don't ever do this
- Published: Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:31
- by Zach Barnett
Somehow, New York sports radio titan Mike Francessa got to debating the merits of college basketball coaches on Wednesday. The Yankees must have had a rain out the night before. Anyway, Francessa was discussing how he believed Kentucky head coach John Calipari is a great recruiter, a great motivator, and an average tactician.
Francessa then went to the phones, where - lo and behold - John Calipari was waiting to debate him. The exchange then devolved into sports radio banter you hear in every market in America, and then Francessa dropped John from Kentucky like he was no different than Jimmy from Long Island. And then he went back to talking about Calipari's mediocre ability as an Xs and Os coach, took another call and moved on like the most high-profile college basketball coach in the country hadn't just randomly called in and tried to disguise his voice.
Worst of all, Calipari doesn't even redirect Francessa's talking points. He goes right back to talking about Cal's perceived deficiencies like nothing ever happened.
(HT Sporting News)