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3. Coach K
In case you haven’t seen or heard about this story – I don’t know how you couldn’t – I wanted to offer some thoughts on Duke Men’s Basketball coach, Mike Kryzewski’s “dressing down,” as ABC News put it, of Oregon guard Dillon Brooks after the Ducks’ Sweet 16 victory over the Blue Devils. This is, apparently, not the first time Coach K has made comments to an opposing player in a handshake line after a game. However, the troubling part for me – and many others – is what took place after K’s little talk with Brooks. In the post-game press conference, K was asked point blank if he told Brooks that he was “too good of a player to be showing off at the end” but K denied it, according to Slate. Hours later, CBS released footage with audio of the handshake line which showed K saying the exact phrase to Brooks, according to Slate.
Now, it’s one thing to say something to an opposing player, although I think that’s crossing a line as is. But it’s completely different to say something and then deny it when asked point blank, especially someone in a position like Coach K. My reaction to this is not based on my disdain for Duke. My reaction is based on the fact that I think it’s sad a coach of stature, such as K, chose to deny saying something when asked about it which, in turn, took a well-deserved spotlight away from a very good Oregon ball club.You don’t coach my players and I won’t coach yours. Not the best look for Coach K.
4. What Do You Think?
I was going to write about something else until I saw this story that just broke online. According to an article on Billboard, Cirque de Soleil has filed suit against Justin Timberlake and Timbaland, among others, for copyright infringement, seeking $800,000 minimum for the alleged transgression. I listened to both songs. I think Cirque will have an uphill battle with this. I have a pretty well-trained ear for music and I cannot pinpoint a single similarity between the two songs. But, I’m just one opinion. Check out the Billboard story and let me know what you think.
5. Thank You
Today, April 1, is my birthday. I thank God for letting me see another day and another year of life. I started off my celebration by getting my car back from the shop – worn out air blower motor, yay – and paying out the butt for it. But, I know joy always comes in the morning and I ended my day doing something I love: going to the movies! I treated myself and saw My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 which was awesome (I’ll have a review of it soon).
Anyway, I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you who wished me Happy Birthday and/or read my posts on here. My blog doesn’t get tens of thousands of views a day but it has increased its outreach every year since its creation. That’s pretty darn good for a guy who had no clue what he was getting himself into haha!
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