Mr. Parker, best known for getting canned from the Detroit News earlier this year after asking Detroit Lions coach Rod Marinelli at a press conference, “do you wish your daughter had married a better defensive coordinator,” went on ESPN’s First Take yesterday and attempted to urinate all over Michigan State’s Final Four run by saying, “Tom Izzo is overrated.”
Because having one of the three best college hoops programs in the last decade is meaningless. And the five Final Four trips (one title) in 14 years at Michigan State must mean nothing. Hell, in the last 20 years of college basketball, how is Izzo not among the 10 best coaches? There’s Roy and Coach K, Lute Olson, Jim Calhoun, Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Bob Knight and Billy Donovan … how is Izzo not in this group? What’s next, was Christian Laettner’s career at Duke overrated?
And that’ll be all for Rob Parker on this site.