Coach K Trying to Raise His Appeal to The 13-25 Year-Old Demographic

Posted by nvr1983 on April 22nd, 2009

I’m guessing that Coach K‘s publicist scheduled this one thinking that he might be able to pull in a few book sales from The Colbert Report’s viewers, but I have my reservations about that demographic buying much or reading anything. Regardless what ensued was an interview that was at times awkward, but mildly interesting. Personally I think Coach K is more in line with Oprah than Stephen Colbert  (plus an “Oprah’s Book Club” sticker would be worth at least a million copies sold to middle-aged women).

A couple interesting points from the interview:

  • He calls Michael Jordan the best player he ever coached (as an assistant on the Dream Team–if you need a clarification on which Olympic team that is you can leave the site) even though he played at UNC (blasphemy–expect a bunch of strongly worded letters to the editor of The Chronicle).
  • He thinks players should be allowed to go directly from high school to the NBA. Any guesses how long David Stern waits after finding out about this interview before he puts a price on Coach K’s head.
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Mike Krzyzewski

(h/t to Chris Littmann of

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UConn Students Take Aim at Calhoun

Posted by nvr1983 on March 7th, 2009

We’re all familiar with the Coors Light commercials where they take famous soundbytes from a press conference and parody them with random guys asking questions or making asinine statements to fit the coach’s famous quotes. Well we noticed that had a post featuring what appears to be a group of UConn students who tried their hand at making an amateur Coors Light commercial with the infamous Jim Calhoun press conference. We agree with the aforementioned blog that it’s not the best video, but it is a solid effort although I hope they aren’t majoring in TV Productions.

Hopefully, Calhoun will be willing to poke some fun at himself (uncertain) and take some money (definitely) from Coors Light so the professionals take a crack at this.

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Pitino and Laettner Together Again

Posted by nvr1983 on March 5th, 2009

We held off on doing a post about this since every other blog already had a post up about it, but you may have heard that Rick Pitino and Christian Laettner were filming a commercial for Vitaminwater recapturing the magic of the 1992 East Regional Final. Personally, I enjoyed the Kentucky fans reaction the most.

Well today we received an e-mail in our inbox letting us know that the commercial was finally online. Here it is.

Duke fans, feel free to run around your homes or offices like mad men (or women). Kentucky fans will be back in a few hours after they get done puking.

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