Woe Unto Mick Cronin & Cincinnati Basketball

Feb 23, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin reacts to a call in the second half against the Louisville Cardinals at the FifthThird Arena. The Bearcats defeated the Cardinals 60-56. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin is thrilled that the Syracuse Orange, amongst others, are leaving the Big East. Why? Because we take all the attention away from his program.

My favorite part of his whining is that instead of firebombing Syracuse or Pitt or Notre Dame, he takes a shot at a team he actually has to face after next season.

"Even though you win and you finish ahead of Georgetown last year, you beat them twice, and in the final national poll they’re ranked ahead of you," Cronin said. "And then they get beat in the first round.

"But name-brand connotation, Big East basketball, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? ‘Big Monday,’ Georgetown vs. Syracuse. It’s nobody’s fault, it just is what it is.

"And people want to read about the other Big East teams. They don’t even think about you."

Poor Mick Cronin. Not only is it schools like Syracuse and Georgetown's fault that they overshadow schools like Cincinnati, but it's also Syracuse and Georgetown's fault that Cincinnati lost 11 games last season, including a 56-54 loss to Presbyterian, a 73-69 loss to Marshall and a 61-54 loss to Rutgers.

In fact, you could argue that Cincinnati would have beaten Ohio State by 15 points instead of the other way around had schools like Pittsburgh and Notre Dame not existed in our universe. Because the media was so focused on them, Cincy lost that basketball game. Fact.

I think we can all agree that Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Georgetown being in the Big East is the real reason that Cincinnati doesn't go undefeated and win the conference every year.

Shut up, Mick Cronin.

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