So, that Robert Green, pretty pathetic, huh? In his best soccer imitation of Bill Buckner, England’s goalkeeper gave the United States a tie (a great result), in both team’s World Cup opener. I have spent much of my day so far watching soccer, so you’ll have to forgive me for pointing you to this story a little late in day.
This morning, yours truly was featured on Washington Wizards blog and ESPN affiliate TruthAboutIt.net. I was called on to answer questions about John Wall, the Wizards soon-to-be choice in in this year’s draft. Below is one question and answer, but I encourage you to check out the entire interview:
TAI: Kentucky fans are pretty passionate about Wall. What’s their opinion of him leaving after one year? Are some in the fan base against one-and-done players like him, or do they understand the situation going in and that it’s apart of the process of being a college basketball powerhouse in this day and age? Would winning a championship as a freshman, a la Carmelo Anthony, have affected opinion in his regard?
Guy: As I said before, Wall embraced Big Blue Nation from day one. He was excellent with fans at every juncture, stayed on top of his schoolwork, and showed reverence for the program. UK fans recognized that they had a one year lease on John Wall and were thankful every step along the way for it. Wall truly sealed his legacy with the way he finished up his spring semester with a 3.5 GPA when he had really no reason to do it.
John Wall etched himself into UK lore in his one season and carved out a spot as probably the most physically gifted Wildcat ever. He will never be forgotten, but to say that a national title would not have strengthened his legacy would be false. The Elite Eight loss was devastating, but John Wall made UK relevant again. For that, he is a legend.
Over the next couple days, we will be posting an interview with Kyle Weidie of Truth About It to give you a feel for what Wizards fans are thinking about Wall. Stay tuned for that.