Voices of the Big East: Volume IIIPosted by Patrick Prendergast on December 16th, 2011
Voices of the Big East is an ongoing feature intended to capture the essence of the conference through the words of those involved and those impacted. This will come in the form of quotes, Tweets, videos and anything else we feel like sticking in here. It’s perfect for you multitasking short attention-spanners. If you find something you think is a candidate for this feature send it to us and we might even give you credit!
Fake Gimel Kept it Real
RTC’s Gerald Smith (a.k.a @fakegimel) picked up a few Twitter followers and one significant TV mention as a result of his insightful and instinctive coverage of the Cincinnati – Xavier brawl.
Not So Calm Before the Storm
Bulletin board material from Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick, in a radio interview with Andy Furman of Real Talk 1160 WQRT, grabbed headlines and set an unfortunate tone.
Furman: “Are you better than Tu Holloway?”
Kilpatrick: “I’ll let the fans decide…”
Furman: “I need to know. No one’s listening. Just between you and me.”
Kilpatrick: “Yes I am.”
Furman: “Would Tu Holloway start for UC?”
Kilpatrick: “Would he, with the players we have now? I would say no.”
It could have been an NBA career threatening suspension, and Yancy Gates escaped with just six games. Here’s thinking he felt the same way with this expression of gratitude.
“I want to thank the University of Cincinnati and coach Cronin because it could have been over for me”
Stay Classy Kenny Frease
Xavier’s Kenny Frease, recipient of a few cheap shots during the brawl, showed great character when he reached out to Yancy Gates.
“People make mistakes in the heat of battle. I’ve made mistakes in my life in emotional situations. I don’t think that’s a reason…especially in a basketball game. Obviously there’s no room for that in a basketball game. But to pursue somebody criminally for something that happens in something that’s that competitive — it seemed immature to me. And I didn’t want him to be punished for something for his whole life because of something that he did in a game that is that emotional.”
Not So Dulcit Tones
News broke on Thursday when radio host and ‘King of All Media’ Howard Stern announced he will be a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’ next season. Well, here’s a group Stern will have no problem evaluating. You may want some ear plugs for Christmas. Happy Holidays and Baba Booey to Y’all! Bye for now.