I knew about John Wall when he was a junior in high school. He was already billed as the "next great star" in the basketball world at that time. I dreampt of seeing him wearing the blue and white. The only problem? At that time, we had no shot at him.
That is, until John Calipari was hired. The rest, as they say, is history. John Wall was followed by a slew of top recruits, forming arguably one of the greatest recruiting classes of all time. Wall and fellow top recruit DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins instantly became my favorite duo, and teamed up with veteran Patrick Patterson and the rest of the young guns, quickly became my favorite UK team of all time.
The "Kitty Cats" stormed through the regular season, dropping just two games and winning the regular season and SEC tournament titles. Unfortunately, the season that was too good to be true ended up to be just that. Kentucky lost in an immensely disappointing Elite 8 match-up to a tough, defensive-minded West Virginia team that could not miss a shot from three all game.
This blog is my nerdy attempt to make right what was ruined by West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament last year.
I just started my dynasty last night, and while the initial gameplay, presentation, etc. are great, a few things worry me moving forward:
- QB AWR: any QB w/ a rating less than 81 has terrible SIM stats. I saw this in Week 1 of simulation last night, as Florida lost at home to Miami Ohio with John Brantley's completion % around 40-50%. That's just stupid.
- CPU recruiting: this really worries me, as I like to try to go as far as I can in my Dynasty mode to, you know, ... Read More