Re: UK Basketball 8th Edition
If the talent level doesn't determine the level of basketball, what does? What am I missing here? As for the game being down for the last 20 years, I don't see that at all. There's been a bunch of great players and great teams over the past 20 years, as recently as UK this past season. The great players don't stay as long, but whether they stay one year, two years or three, they're immediately replaced by more great players.
Some years are better than others, and occasionally there are down years. 2013 is definitely one of those down years, talent-wise, both individually and collectively. If IU, UofL and UK make up the preseason top three, it will probably be the weakest preseason top three of my lifetime. However, it in no way diminishes a national championship though. I don't know where that argument came from.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN