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One Third Of College Basketball Coaches Say John Calipari Is Perceived As The Sport's Biggest Cheater

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In other news, 1/3 of American movie-goers perceive Christian Bale to be the biggest current Batman actor.

Anyway, here's the poll which has Kentucky fans up in arms heading into the weekend.

The question: Who is perceived by college coaches to be the biggest cheater in the sport?

John Calipari (Kentucky): 36 percent
Scott Drew (Baylor): 34 percent
Ben Howland (UCLA): 12 percent
Jim Calhoun (Connecticut): 7 percent
Tom Crean (Indiana): 3 percent
Dave Rice (UNLV): 3 percent
Others receiving votes: Too many to list.

Quotes that stuck:

On John Calipari: "Cal probably doesn't have to cheat now as much as he used to, but he's still the standard. The rest of us can't even deal in his league. He's the best."

On Scott Drew: "I don't even have to blink when I say the answer. He's despised by a lot of people because he comes off holier than God. Meanwhile, everyone knows he's had to cheat big-time to get the program to where it's at. If it wasn't for the God stuff he wouldn't rub people the wrong way as much."

You know who you don't see on that list? Jerry Wainwright. Some people might say that's because Jerry Wainwright is no longer a head basketball coach, but those people are missing the point. Jerry Wainwright is not on that list.

Also, it looks like "perceived to be" is the new putting a question mark at the end of news headlines. Use it liberally, folks.

"I didn't call you a dick, I just said that everyone I know perceives you to be a dick."