"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequeces of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of it's powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nolan Richardson is one cool man, but I think he has turned Company on us.

Just finished listening to Nolan's interview today at the NWA tip off club. I must say, Nolan is still one cool cat, but I was a little taken back by his belief John Pelphrey is close to turning the corner. It's obvious he hasn't been keeping a close eye on things. He actually admits he hasn't, but for some reason he still said what he did.

It almost sounded as if someone had told him what to say on the subject of John Pelphrey. He gave the company line about the class coming in, and how the team just hasn't learned to finish games. He then elaborated about how this takes time and so on....I wonder who's promised him what?

Bo's interviewing Nolan tomorrow, and I imagine Bo will use the interview to build up tomorrow nights game with Kentucky--- so to do his part to get fans to show up.... He will then talk about Nolan having a good point about learning how to finish off games, and how a player or two next year will help facilitate this process....

Bo will basically do the same things he's been doing the last three years, especially the last two weeks---use his venue to prop up John Pelphrey--- to ensure one more year for him.

If everyone recalls, the last two weeks is identical to what's happened the previous two years:
  • Passionate press conference.
  • Media then spends a week talking about it.
  • Player problems arise--setting up a players departure.
  • Blame season's struggles on said player, not John Pelphrey.
  • Blame player leaving on the player, not John Pelphrey.
  • A lot of talk about players coming in will make it better next year.
  • A lot of talk about how John Pelhrey is changing the culture.
  • Bring in Nolan Richardson for an interview. 
This is what they've done----almost on cue for three straight years----and almost in this order. The names of the players have changed, but it is the same old song and dance...

And all along----John Pelphrey still doesn't understand timeout usage, or how to substitute his players----so a player like Marshawn Powell can find his rhythm in a game.

Hey Nolan, I wouldn't hitch my wagon to John Pelphrey, he's not going to make it. Principle has already passed judgment on John Pelphrey---it's just a matter of time.

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