Easy To Root For

UConn’s Kemba Walker.  Student-athlete.  Leader.  Great smile.

Hard to root against.

Butler University and its Doogie Howser of a coach, Brad Stevens.  The game could be a classic.

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I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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12 Responses to Easy To Root For

  1. Linda says:

    What an amazing journey both teams have had. Saw a segment on the Today Show this morning in the 7:00 hour where they broadcasted from both schools. Pretty impressive show of students at such an early hour. UConn totally rocked the segment, though. Their signage and overall “visual” outshone Butler’s. Even Jonathan the Huskie was there! Hopefully, UConn will outshine tonight as well.

  2. James says:

    In an age when top notch athletes have been pampered, coddled and, in all too many cases, covered-up for Kemba is a breath of fresh air. In an article on Kemba in the Courant this past weekend I couldn’t help but smile when a former classmate at Rice Catholic High said, “Kemba would have been the most popular guy in the school even if he wasn’t a basketball star.”

    And not to highjack the thread, I’d put Maya in the same category.

    And while Calhoun can occassionally take shots at his coaching colleagues, it was great to hear him say such nice things about Shaka Smart and Brad Stevens over the weekend. Taking the high road is inevitably the better path….

    • Gerry says:

      It is, and he didn’t even take any real shots at Calipari.

      • Kevin says:

        I’m guessing ,out of sight out of mind for the most part anyways. Calipari seems to be Pitinos problem nowadays since his arrival in his backyard. Funny thing about Calpari is he’s probably a big reason still why Jimmy isn’t too friendly with Geno. I just don’t think Jim appreciated their budding romance back during Calipari’s UMASS stint.

  3. Bill says:

    Enjoy the game. 🙂

  4. Li'l Em-Kel says:

    Say, is there anyone other than me who can remember that (Judge) Brad Stevens, portrayed by Jim Backus, played the husband in the ancient TV series “I Married Joan?”

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