I’m en route to NYC for Big East Basketball Media Day for Wednesday. The good news, is the trip is fully paid for by someone else. The bad news, I’m not going there as a media-type person that gets to ask questions.
I am going courtesy of Volvo and their Biggest Fan of the Big East contest. I will be the Pitt representative. More on that aspect in another post, on another.
The immediate upshot is getting to observe Media Day, and will be tweeting things from there. So, follow along.
Disappointed that I don’t get to ask each coach a question. Spent part of my Saturday evening while drowning my sorrows coming up with questions I would love to have asked:
Rick Pitino: Preface every question with, “In 15 seconds or less,” (that will never get old).
Oliver Purnell: Come on, admit it. You took the DePaul job just for the money, right?
John Thompson III: Are you really that comfortable in your own skin?
Jim Boeheim: Which freshman’s confidence will you absolutely destroy this year? It’s going to be Rakeem Christmas, isn’t it?
Jamie Dixon: Have you ever taken a swing at someone when they ask when you will get a team to the Final Four or why the team has fallen short in March? Have you thought about it?
Ed Cooley: Seriously, what kind of slush fund is Providence providing for recruits? Six, seven figure budget?
Jim Calhoun: Those Championship rings were something. How many have you had to secretly buy back off of eBay?
Steve Lavin: My god! What happened to your hair? (Too soon?)
Stan Heath: You still send Antonio Gates thank you cards and a portion of your salary, don’t you?
Jay Wright: I think you’re tie is crooked. (I know, not a question, but I just want to see how he reacts.)
Bob Huggins: What’s it like going out drinking with Dana Holgorsen?
Mike Rice: If a blood pressure monitor was strapped to you during the game, how long until it would simply explode?
Buzz Williams: Is it possible for you to answer a question that doesn’t descend into a long rambling response? Explain.
Mick Cronin: Aren’t you just a little sick of Skyline Chili at this point in your life?
Mike Brey: When did the mock turtleneck look go from wanting to avoid wearing a tie to openly antagonizing people?
Kevin Willard: What was the best insult you received from your classmates and fans when you took the court at Pitt?