It is the same thing and it's fine to use the rules to your advantage when they are on the books and in both your example and the free throw example it's very smart to act the way they act knowing the reality of the situations. I, too, think that Bill is doing the smart thing here and I have no problem with him doing what he is doing, but that doesn't change the fact that he is acting in a manner contrary to his stated position, which in fact, by definition makes him and the hypothetical coach and all the politicians hypocrites.
It's fine if you don't agree with that too, but you might want to look up what that word means.
Definition of HYPOCRITE
1 : a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings
By definition #1, he is definitely not a hypocrite. He has never once falsely stated his beliefs. His virtue or belief is that he doesn't like the rule.
By definition #2 you are correct. Either way, he is stating his belief and sticking to his guns on his beliefs. If that makes him a hypocrite, fine, but at least he's honest and hasn't changed his beliefs because it benefits him
Last edited by peteypie; 06-26-2013 at 11:09 PM.
“I’ll put any dollar that if I get this ball again,” Long said, “It’s going in.” - Naz Long to Markel Brown before hitting the game tying shot.
Exactly. I don't like pulling out, but I do it anyways. Does that make me a hypocrite? Not in my mind
Bill Self doesn't like pulling out, so he's totally not a hypocrite.
I totally understand how a coach would take a transfer who can play immediately, yet be against the rule. It sucks, but if a player really wants to pursue a grad program at a different school and still play, he should sit out a year.
That being said, this offseason will be full of "Nice" Self, and when the season comes he will intimidate and cheat as much as he can. Self is the kind of guy who will be nice 360 days, just so he can get away with being the slimy guy he actually is for the other 5.
I don't like the rule much either. Think if SDW graduated in four years and then left after Fred invested so much in him. That's what coaches are worried about. And I don't have a problem with a coach taking a graduate transfer even if he doesn't like the rule. Some people are way too reactionary when it comes to KU.
About Time. When I watched him throw his baby fit in the game at Hilton... where it was obvious he was trying to get a Technical... I lost all respect I had for the man. Good coach, but no respect for the game, it was very unbecoming of him.
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