Normally when you think of someone who has adulterous bathroom sex that ends with an abortion in Louisville, Kentucky, you assume that the person in question already has a tattoo. Several, even. Presumably one is a barbed wire armband. Rick Pitino, however, was ink free until recently, but regardless of whether he’s promising to take care of an unwanted pregnancy or follow through on a bet with his players, Pitino is a man of his word.
The coach of the 2013 NCAA champion Louisville Cardinals, who incidentally have had the best athletic calendar year of any major college sports program, promised his players after a slow start to the season that if the Cardinals ended up winning it all he would memorialize the victory in ink. Pitino did just that.
While tattoos are generally NF, I approve of this, if for nothing else than the fact that suffering embarrassing consequences for losing a bet is more often than not a TFM. Also, as much as I love to give Pitino shit, the guy is an amazing coach. I would do terrible things to good people if it meant luring him to the Mizzou sideline. Not only are the Cardinals an early favorite for next year’s title, thanks to the return of Russ Smith, but they would probably already be back to back champions were it not for the fact that they ran into an NBDL team in last year’s Final Four, in the form of Kentucky. Plus, as we all know, Rick Pitino pulls.
Frat on Pitino.
[via The Dagger]