Haha - well it was a nice try. No, I didn't attend UK. I got both my degrees from a private school 20 miles down the road from UK. I came to Kentucky for college and have stuck around since (2000) - although that ends in a couple weeks. When arriving in Kentucky, I had no allegiances to any college team. I entered after Tubby had won his first title. I'm not a fan that experienced even a final four until after Cal arrived. I started going to midnight madness when I was in college and got hooked pretty quickly. I'm not a bandwagon fan, as I knew little enough about college basketball when starting to watch Kentucky that I was unaware of the status they held outside my little exposure to them. Do tell me (and make it as condescending as possible too), am I eligible to be a fan? Maybe you can "explain" to me why I'm not as much a fan as you. You couldn't have been less convincing in your first attempt - so I'd try something different. Somehow you must have assumed that I said I didn't see why people didn't like Cal - but I didn't say that, did I? I'm assuming, due to the tenor of your post, that you went to UF (and graduated!). Apparently reading comprehension (or tact) wasn't emphasized in whatever you spent your time studying. Let me "explain" this to you. I understand many reasons why Cal wouldn't be liked. What I stated is that I don't see why his approach requires demonization. Criticism is one thing, so is having a personal preference that is different, but the degree to which people go above and beyond with, often, inaccurate generalizations is comical and adds nothing to the discussion. Also lost in the many assumptions you made about it is the fact that, for most of my time being a Kentucky fan, I cheered for a coach that did things close to exactly the same way Billy does. The ability for me to picture "the shoe being on the other foot" actually isn't even required - as most of my college basketball fanhood experience has been related to following the traditional model for building a team. I CAN picture how I'd feel about some slick, arogant coach who comes along and recruits primarily elite players who leave early for the NBA. Guess what? I might not like him, I may even dislike him, but I'd have no problem with him trying whatever he wanted to within the rules of the system. If other people wanted to cheer for that - fine. I wouldn't have to lower it to feel better about what I cheer for. You obviously cant' say the same.