I didn't get to catch the Early Birds radio show with Drew Deener this morning, but I've been getting lots of texts and tweets about the segment when Deener opened the phone lines for Cardinal fans to call in to offer apologies to Rick Pitino.
Can we please just stop with this garbage? Deener is an unabashed and unquestioning supporter of Coach Pitino, which is fine, good on ya, mate. What I cannot figure is why he feels the need to drive a wedge between fans during a time when we should all be sharing the same unbridled joy and optimism.
For one, I don't really believe anyone that claims to never have had a moment of doubt, not one ounce of concern with the way the Cardinals finished the regular season. But if he maintains that he never once wavered, that's fine, but for crying out loud, does that also necessitate leveling judgment on those that do experience the normal vacillating emotions that come with being a fan?
I know Pitino is a lightning-rod figure, it comes with the territory. And I don't think Louisville fans are inherently divisive and squabbly. It's just segments like these on the Early Birds that create rancor where none needs to exist. And to me, frankly, that's myopic and petty.
But rather than calling on everyone to apologize, how about we just agree to cut it out and savor the ride. Sound good? Good. Go Cards.
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