Rick Pitino Sports the All-White Suit
And maybe the thing was cursed. With the fans pulling a white out similar to the trend we’ve seen in Miami for Heat playoff games recently (not this year, of course), Rick Pitino decided to join the movement and sport an all-white suit. Rather than baring the semblance of a pimp at P. Diddy’s all-white Hampton’s party, Pitino stuck out worse than Tom Hanks at the company party in Big. Maybe the wardrobe was constricting Pitino’s brainpower, because his Cards were trailing 31-23 at the half. In the second half, Pitino switched it up and went with the traditional all-black suit. His excuse for the garment change was somewhat lame:
“The real reason was because it was very hot in there and I was sweating like crazy,” he said. “Not having worn a white linen suit since my first communion, no one told me when you’re sweating you can’t wear blue ‘filters’ (underwear). I was about to look ridiculous.”
Whatever. Maybe it cleared his head and got him focusing on the game rather than how ridiculous he looked. That could’ve been it because Louisville came out with a vengeance in the second half and went on to win it 59-51 — quite a solid win, not to mention impressive comeback. At least Pitino has vowed not to break out the suit again until the Kentucky Derby. And as bad as he looked, nothing can compare to Joakim Noah on draft day. Now that was bad.