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How do you know this?! They dont schedule each other...how do you know izzo respects him?
I'm reading this book right now called "What it Takes" -- it's an extremely detailed account of the 1988 presidential campaign. (Seriously, it's an excellent book if you like reading about politics.)
The author was talking about George H W Bush's legendary ability to collect friends throughout his life. He spent his entire career moving around the country and around the world, and everywhere he went, everyone who was in his sphere became his friend.
The twist on this is that in Bush's view, it didn't matter whether he liked a person, or agreed with them, or respected them. What made someone is friend is that that person felt like Bush was his friend. (The theory being that you're always better off having someone who is a friend rather than an enemy.)
This really struck me. On one hand, it's a completely craven, opportunistic and disingenuous way to go through the world. On the other hand, if you are going to have to interact with people, isn't it better for you and more pleasant for your life if they are coming at you feeling like a friend rather than an enemy?
I have to wonder if Cal is that kind of "friend" in Izzo's mind (same thing with another legendary cheater like Calhoun). It doesn't benefit Izzo to trash Cal and set up some kind of antagonistic relationship between the two of them. And just because Izzo establishes an aura of friendship doesn't mean he has to condone Cal's actions or actually spend quality time with him.
From everything I can see with Izzo, I think he lives his life by the principle that you are better off putting good out into the world than bad. Seems to have served him well so far...
Bob Knight has an opinion about Calipari.
I didn't say that I know it...I said I think. Look at his comments about Carmody getting fired - he was very specific mentioning his name in his comments. Of course he is going to play nice in public about any coach. If Tom Izzo thinks that Coach Cal is clean, he is one of the few in the country that do.
Hmm, he seems like a nice guy.
Why do Izzo's feelings about Cal have to have anything to do with his recruiting? I'm 1000% sure he has a deeper insight than anyone here.
Why the fuck do all these threads about cheater calipari come up on a MSU message board?
i only care about spartans --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqsAJQc-NCY
They interviewed Josh Pastner on ESPN today and he was slurping Calipari hard:
"What Coach Calipari did in his last 4 years at Memphis has never been duplicated, no coach has ever won that many games in a 4 year span, not even Wooden, Knight or Coach K"
Rogue Leader= Obese coward who didn't attend MSU and has no college degree
hell, even Calipari didn't do it!
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"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
Stems from jealousy.
I don't know what he does now but he was notorious for making things up about opposing coaches. When he was at Pitt he told a recruit Lou Carnesecca was dying of cancer. He used to have a line of opposing coaches waiting to kick his ass at Big East meetings for his recruiting tactics.
I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.
..........and Pastner began to mumble "probably because they didn't play as many games back then"...........
Interesting take. I can see this being the case. In many ways, you do have to act like a politician.
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