Wildcats Thunder Senior Board Moderator
I guess UK fans shouldn't be surprised that the LHL once again chooses to take an anti UK stance! Clay has every right to his opinion, but he isn't running the UK basketball program. This whole issue of dropping the U Mass game has been blown way out of proportion. The facts are that the contract had a buyout clause.....UK chose to use the buyout clause and pay U Mass $50,000. Billy Gillispie is a new UK coach who had nothing to do with the original scheduling of U Mass.....Tubby is gone. It's obvious that BCG reviewed next yrs schedule and decided that playing Mass was not in UK's best interest.....instead BCG felt that another home game was in UK's best interest!
As UK fans, we expect the Coach of UK to always make decisions on what is best for the program.....that is what BCG did.
From time to time in basketball and football, for various reasons, schools decide to drop an opponent. It happens.....and for Clay to suggest that UK is doing something unethical is absurd.
Well, I'm not an expert in the newspaper business, but I hardly think that trashing the home school is a good way to improve circulation. I believe UK fans would appreciate objective reporting and not looking for ways to put down the UK program. At the same time, I understand the role of newspapers to uncover wrong doing and report it. But, the LHL continues to find any excuse to print something negative regarding UK.
I certainly don't spend money on buying or supporting the LHL in anyway and I know by the comments of many other posters...that the LHL has lost customers due to their too often anti UK articles. Like most fans, I do take a look at various sports websites to stay on top of what is happening in the sports world and particulary UK.....and unfortunately that does include the LHL website.
I live in the Columbus, OH area and the Columbus Dispatch supports the Ohio State programs the vast majority of the time. Negative articles on OSU are at a minimum. That's what I don't get.....why would any newspaper feel that the best way to sell newspapers is to continually print negative articles on the home school!
So that no one misunderstands, I am in no way suggesting that any newspaper ignore or gloss over something negative on the home school when it is factual and legitimate!
Thursday, May 24, 2007