Wednesday, November 26, 2014

four white guys and an Egyptian

If you're the head coach of a basketball team and you're blowing a team out and want to stop the bleeding, then you know what you have to do, right? Put in the white guys and, if you have one, the Egyptian!

Uh, wait, what?

Okay, so that's not an official "strategy," per se. But last night, in the middle of Louisville's blowout win against Savannah State—the Cardinals were up 29-0 at one point and 41-7 at the half—Rick Pitino realized that he needed to do something to try and avoid embarrassing Savannah State any further. So he put in three white walk-on players, a 7-foot Norwegian player, and a 7-foot Egyptian player in order to try and give Savannah State a chance to score.

"I tried everything," Pitino said after the game. "We played four white guys and an Egyptian."

Unfortunately, though, the plan didn't really work. Savannah State did score more than 7 points in the second half of the game, but they still lost 87-26 and were so bad that Pitino wished the game hadn't even been played after it ended.

"This will be the first time since I've been at Louisville that I will not watch the game film," he said. "You get nothing out of this. You feel bad for the other team."

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