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J.L. Wall

J.L. Wall is a native Kentuckian in self-imposed exile to the Midwest, where he teaches writing to college students and over-analyzes Leonard Cohen lyrics.

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  1. Given the sorry state of the Cats lately you could probably take the whole tournament off and save yourself the pain.Report

    • Avatar Will says:

      Making a Faustian bargain with Calipari will do that to your program.Report

      • Could not agree more. Although, friends and I have speculated that he may have received a few calls from boosters letting him know that a similar ending to that of his last two coaching gigs might result in him not making it out of Lexington alive.Report

      • Avatar J.L. Wall says:

        Ask me in two or three years whether I think it was a Faustian bargain. I’ll know enough then to make a judgment.

        EDIT: For the record, I wanted Izzo. (I also liked to watch Tubby-ball and think there’s too much scoring in today’s baseball.)Report

    • Avatar J.L. Wall says:

      Two thoughts:

      1) Fortunately, there will, technically, be no road games in the tournament; excepting that UConn game, UK looked pretty good in its “neutral”-site games. So, maybe they’ll play like a 3-seed rather than their usual road-game 9-seed.

      2) I’ve decided that this season, in fact, is year 1 of rebuilding; last year’s team was something less than a complete revitalization. (I’m openly pulling for an NBA lockout just to guarantee a Knight return for next season.)

      Okay, a third thought — But I’m a Kentucky fan! I keep watching football despite the fact that EVERY GAME FOLLOWS THE SAME DAMN SCRIPT — which is, strangely, the same script as every road basketball loss this season. Maybe this has less to do with being UK fan than being a masochist, which would also line up neatly with being a Cubs fan…Report

      • 3) Last year was a blip where Calipari tried to buy a NCAA championship. Maybe this IS Year One but man, I couldn’t live with the constant stress of having such a potential liability as a coach. At least Pitino confines his bad behavior to restaurants and keeps things smooth in the actual coaching realm.Report

        • Avatar J.L. Wall says:

          There’s a reason I preferred Izzo. But, you know, you go to war with the coach you got, so here’s to hoping that Camby and Rose were merely tremendous coincidences.Report

  2. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Speaking of novels, George RR Martin announces that he’s finally finished A Dance With Dragons.Report