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There's nothing Funny about this Doug. Gottlieb is the least cool person in the world for 2012.
And for John Calipari, a feeling he knows all too well...HEARTBREAK...for a third straight year.
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Despite what appeared to be some significant vote tampering to get John Calipari over the hump in his third straight championship round appearance, ESPN's Doug Gottlieb has been named Card Chronicle's 2011-12 least cool person in the world by the slimmest of margins. The final tally was 840-838, making it not only the tightest title match of all-time, but the slimmest margin of victory for any tournament tilt.
The plaque (we really need to make one) of champions now looks like this:
2008 - Larry Taylor
2009 - Mitch Barnhart
2010 - Steve Kragthorpe
2011 - Brandon Bender
2012 - Doug Gottlieb
Thanks to all who participated in this most sacred of summer traditions.