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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

    • 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 in reply to Will 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 in reply to Mike at The Big Stick 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

  2. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

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