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Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

Posted on: July 29, 2009 3:18 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2009 3:19 pm

I ranked Kentucky No. 2 in the preseason Top 25 (and one) .

Florida freshman Kenny Boynton has taken issue with this decision.

“To tell you the truth, I’ve thought about it and on paper they look good, but I think we match up with them," Boynton is quoted at . "I think we have a better team. It’s going to be a real good game when we play, but I don’t think they’re as good as everyone says they are.”

Naturally, that quote has led to a poll question on the Kentucky message board .

The question: Is Kenny Boynton now (the) most hated Gator ever?

Additionally, there is a thread that began late last night that is (as I type) already approaching 100 responses.

Meantime, Florida fans are focused on football.

I can't imagine they care at all.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2009 10:22 am

Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

If Kenny is lucky he will only have to face UK twice but 3 times has happened abunch in a season. He is going to get to know 3 or 4 defensive players throughtout one game. I would be willing to bwet that John wall will get the first 10 minutes followed by a longer and taller Darius Miller and just to keep it up (INTENSITY) they will follow with what most people on campus are calling the Glove Freshman Eric Bledsoe who from what I heard is affraid of no one and is a lock down defender. Then ask Kenny what he thinks about the team.

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: August 6, 2009 9:09 pm

Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

BTW....... we actually do have a type of grass that has a blue tint, so if youre going to try to be a smarta@#, make sure youre not a dumba@# first

Since: Oct 23, 2007
Posted on: August 6, 2009 5:02 pm

Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

For the life of me I will never understand UK fans.  This is a program that hasnt done squat in over a decade...and I mean squat.  Your last national championship team was comprised of players recruited by a coach who most of you cant get over leaving and oh by the way, he now has coached your bitter instate rival to a final four and two elite 8's since the last time your beloved program did anything of meaning. 

Now because I am a UL fan, I am sure that the easy response will be to say that I am jealous, I am scared blah blah blah, before you start it.  There is a reason Pitino, who loved UK  (you can tell because he still talks about his UK teams in press conferences here) wanted out.  What do you think that reason is.  Here is a hint, do you have a mirror? 

You run two good (to excellent in Tubby's case) coaches out of town why...because you long for the glory days of the program under Pitino.  So what does the UK brass do to apease its fans?  They pay way to much for a guy with a bloated record in a bad conference and as an added guys get the closest thing out there to your ex coach. 

What I dont get is, some of you act like this guy is the second coming as a basketball coach.  Ok so he can recruit...legally or illegally..great but this guy is not a guy who can develop players.  He knows it, we all know it.  Thats why he targets the guys he does.  It is highly unlikely that Cal will ever be even considered for the HOF, especially considering some of the taints on his record and also because he is not a good head basketball coach.  Thats guys made the best assistant coach in America the highest paid head coach in America.  Kinda laugable actually. 

The complacency of some UK fans astounds me.  After getting drubbed out of the NIT..let me say that again..NIT last year, and losing easily your best player from last year,  you have the gaul to put this program anywhere near the national title game.

I also think its funny that most of you could give two cents about what Parrish says until he puts your team in the top two in the country...thats funny. 

Are Pitino's recuits here as highly touted as I am sure Cal's will be? No, but he did still go get himself a Mcdonald's All-American point gaurd.  Not too shabby for a team that I am sure most of you think wont hold a candle to your squad of highly touted..ego maniacs..I mean recruits.  Do you know why Pitino owns Calipari?  Because one just recruits and the other recruits and coaches.  I will let you figure out which is which.

The dynasty that was UK basketball is over..never to be seen again. Nobody, and I mean nobody, is intimidated to come into Rupp anymore.  I have been following college basketball all my life and I didnt even know there was a Gardner-Webb.  That sounds like an investment firm. 

 Cal is not the answer and UK fans are going to find that out the hard way and I feel bad about that because a good UK basketball program is good for the exposure of the state in terms of basketball.  Kentucky has been passed by North Carolina as the hotbed of CBB now.  Sad but true.

I have serious doubts that UK will even be the best team in the state when it is all said and done,  much less the country.

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2009 2:43 pm

Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

This my not have been the smartest remarks for this kid to make. You must realize your calling out a team that will be great almost ever year and you have to play them two maybe three times a year. May not have been his best call you may now go 0-12 against this team while your at florida, and if you do just blame your self for fuling the fire.Leave it to a freshmen that hasnt even played one game in rupp cant wait to see his eyes when Big Blue comes for you.


Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 3:30 pm

Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

Florida fans don't care because they are primarily a football school.  You can tell by the support they give to the football program, but not to basketball (even with 2 NC in the last 4 years!); check the attendance figures for their home games. 

Oh, and by the way, their basketball coach earned his coaching stripes where?  Hmm, perhaps UK?  So their basketball success is inherently tied to UK, in unprecedented in their history, and thus is not a result of an established program at all (check their basketball record before Donovan the UK assistant under Pitino at UK arrived).

This sportsblog "hating" is pretty stupid, IMHO.  Stick to the facts.  And DrDick, apparently the name says it all.

Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2009 2:27 pm

Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

Reminds me of the comments Boibby Maze of UT made last year. We all remember what happened after that....GO CATS!!!!

Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 2:18 pm

Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

Kenny Boynton now has a target on his back when he comes to Rupp this season. Rupp will be packed with 25,000 fans and everytime he touches the ball, he get heckled like never before. I wish some of you people on her would take off your school hater goggles and give an honest opinion on some of these boards. You then might have some credibility.  You people say...."They lost they're best player from an NIT team, how can they be any good", well Patterson is our best player and we still have hime. Jodie was our best scorer, Patrick is our best player IMO. Plus, we've got what some say is .....THE BEST RECRUITING CLASS  EVER!!!!  WE have the projected #1 pick in next year's draft plus 3 other player's who could go in next year's draft. I don't think you all understand how good John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins are, Wall may be the best HS senior that I've ever seen and I've seen tons in my days. Cousins is a freakin BEAST and with Patrick to join him and to keep double teams off of him and plus Daniel Orton and Stevenson there also, no team will get a break from our constant bashing in the frontcourt. Hands down the best frontcourt in the country! I also think Darnell is going to step up in the shooter roll. He's our secret weapon that you haters don't know about. You say that the DDM is nothing without a shooter and while I agree that we need a shooter, I believe that we have him in Hood and Dodson. And Coach Cal!! Then you people say " he hasn't won a championship" and he hasn't........yet!! He was a few missed FT's from winning one and how could he have done anything about that? He coached well enough to win the game, the players have to execute. If you knew anything, you would know that he was trying to foul the Kansas players before they tied it up. Oh well, you all are just speaking from your heart and not your brains. While I do think that #2 might be a tad bit high just because of the frosh are unproven, I do believe that UK will be a Final Four team next year and in contention every year from here on out while Cal is here. So, I hope you all enjoyed UK being down for the past few years because WE ARE BACK!!!  Calipari knows recruiting and he knows the athlete of today. UK is on all of the top recruits list and it hasn't been that way since the Pitino days. Cal will have us in contention for the Final Four every year!

Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 1:18 pm

Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

Congratulations UK fans - you bought the Memphis coach and his recruits. Your AD Mitch Barnhart should have checked Calipari's background. You hired a two time cheater at UMASS and Memphis. I wonder who is taking the SAT tests for your players and how much Worldwide Wes is dishing out? It won't be long before the NCAA slaps the UK program with major violations like they did at Cal's other schools. UK has passed USC as the dirtiest program in college basketball.

How can Kentucky be ranked #2?  UK will do good to finish 4th in the SEC east behind Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. Uk signed a bunch of selfish one and done players who would never qualify at other schools. 

Enjoy your wins UK fans before the NCAA takes them away. 

Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 10:54 am

Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

Kenny, we will soon show you how bad your team is when compared to basketball's finest.


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Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2009 10:27 am

Kenny Boynton disagrees with how I ranked UK

Kenny Boynton will NEVER surpass Joakim Noah as the most hated Gator ever.

UK fans only care about this because their football team hasn't won a meaningful game in...well...ever.

Actually, we have had a couple of meaningful wins in football the last 3 years... we're 3-0 in the last 3 Bowl Games which regardless of our recrod against the Vols, I will go out on a limb in saying that you guys would have wanted to play in a Bowl game last year. It's all in how you look at it bro.

I can't really hate on what this kid is saying in regards to UK... If I were playing for Florida or any other "major" D-1 school I would have to believe my team could play with anyone in the country. That's why these guys play the game.


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