You might have noticed we have a permanent link on the site labeled, looker of the Week. The word ‘looker’ has been highly over used through out TGR nation for several years. The word, as we use it, has several definitions. If you look at the first 2 ‘Looker’ nominees, they are two different representations of these meanings. A ‘looker’ can be just about anyone and anything. A stupid drunk, a hot chick, a funny looking person, a person who had done something dumb, or just about anyone else who entertains us in some way. Each Friday we will introduce our Looker of the Week.
This week’s ‘Looker’ has been riding the Big Blue roller coaster of popularity for the last 14 years. He went from the most beloved of all UK personalities to the most demonized through out that time frame. He is relevant today because of what he managed to do, or not do, for his current employer yesterday.
At 1:30 yesterday afternoon, the recruiting class this man has boasted of for the past 2 years came crumbling down on him like the London Kentucky Bridge. His 2011 class of highly touted blue chip recruits had been his selling point to his school’s fan base for a very long time, and yesterday it slipped through his fingers like fine Ohio River silt.
He had recruited Marquis Teague of Indianapolis tirelessly for the past 2 years. He coached the young man’s father in Boston, he hired the kid’s slimy AAU coach on his current staff, and he attended about 15 of the kid’s high school games, which is unheard of in recruiting.
After one of his 2011 verbal commits had already decommitted earlier last week, he could not afford to lose Teague. He put all of his chips on the table for this particular young man, and he was showing 2 kings. The only problem was the dealer was wearing a big blue suit, and hit blackjack! As of yesterday afternoon, Marquis Teague was officially the straw that broke the Cardinal’s back.
Congratulations to Louisville’s own, Rick Pitino, You are a looker!