I am not above spewing venom upon a disliked subject here at LBS or my radio show. There’s no confusion about that. I also can admit when I’ve crossed the line in going too far ridiculing a given subject. When I picked on Duke recently, I focused my disgust with the favoritism given to them in tournament seeding and favorable officiating — complaints that seem quite legitimate. The Indianapolis Star however crossed the line by printing a cover of their newspaper that included a picture of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski with doodles all over his face. The drawing also had horns and a bullseye on Coach K’s face. Here’s a picture of the cover via Jimmy Traina at SI Extra Mustard’s Hot Clicks:
Coach K called the cover “juvenile.” Amateur was the word that came to my mind so obviously we’re on the same page. Putting together a guide for fans on hating Duke based on complaints that they’re on TV more frequently than any team, favored by the selection committee, or favored by media members is legitimate. Drawing horns on Coach K’s head like he’s the devil is just juvenile, even if it’s a joke. There are other, better ways of getting across your message.
Indy Star ticks off Mike Krzyzewski [SI Extra Mustard Hot Clicks]