Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 1/9/12
The grumbling has begun, with indications that it’s only going to keep getting louder.Three losses for the University of Louisville basketball team in four games is bringing out the critics en masse, including many who were so positive after the 12-0 start.Rick Pitino has seen and heard them before, knowing all too well how things can turn ugly quickly. Disappointed fans are no fun. They will blame anybody and everybody when things are going wrong.That’s why many people in college athletics try to keep a healthy distance from their own fans. They have your back when you’re winning, but watch your back if you’re losing. No one is immune, least of all the coach, including players who are coming back from injuries, giving all their bodies will permit.Don’t get too carried away with the negativity, even if U of L drops a couple of more games in the next few days. Pitino has been there before, and he’s also won with teams with less talent that this one, in more challenging circumstances.
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