After coaching college basketball for 20 years, Digger Phelps is seen as an expert in his field, and ESPN pays him handsomely to chat about it on television.
However, one guy doesn’t quite have the same faith in Phelps’ knowledge as the former Notre Dame coach’s resume might suggest.
In fact, after Phelps picked the No. 1-overall Louisville Cardinals to lose in the Sweet 16 to St. Louis, Cards coach Rick Pitino was incensed. In fact, he went so far as to say the Phelps “knows nothing” about the game of basketball.
Well, lucky for us, we can take to the fans in real time to gauge their reactions to this old-school-new-school coaching feud, and, well, their reactions are hilarious.
At least UK/U of L fans can agree on this: Digger Phelps is a terrible human.
— Anthony DiCarlo (@AnthonyDiCarlo) March 20, 2013
I would love to see Digger Phelps and Pitino box in the Yum Center this summer…. Pitino would KO him in the 3rd Rd
— Jason Brown (@JBrown0250) March 20, 2013
Listening to Digger Phelps talk about his greatness, I’m reminded of the time he never won a national title….
— Jamie Lowry (@jlowpool) March 20, 2013
Digger Phelps also loves Miami because of the play of “Shane Lawson”.
— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) March 20, 2013
Digger Phelps has Georgetown and Miami in his championship. Um, Digger, they’re on the same… You know what, never mind.
— Mike DuPont II (@MikeDuPontius) March 20, 2013
Oops Award: ESPN analyst Digger Phelps has a Georgetown vs Miami NCAA Final. One problem: It is impossible. (Same side of bracket)
— ParodyRudyMartzke (@FakeRudyMartzke) March 20, 2013
— Kevin Parrish (@BDKev88) March 20, 2013
Rick Pitino told digger phelps to shut up! #butseriously
— Tyler Lucas(@tlucas14) March 20, 2013
I think Rick Pitino is in some sort of Italian mob he has that swagger about him.
— Call me Jordy Mc. (@JordyMcClearn1) March 20, 2013
rick pitino sound like the godfather
— warm brew (@warmbrew) March 20, 2013
Digger Phelps defends himself against Rick Pitino who said he “knows nothing” and then picks Miami over Georgetown in championship #idiot
— Ricky (@ARicky5) March 20, 2013
Absolutely love Rick Pitino’s comments about Digger Phelps knowing nothing, you’re not coaching for a reason Digger #knowyourrole
— John Strauss (@john_strauss4) March 20, 2013
Funny to hear Rick Pitino rip Digger Phelps. “That man knows nothing.” Ha.
— Matt Winchester (@chinlovesiowa) March 20, 2013
— Sam Stanley (@Stanley_Yelnuts) March 20, 2013
I want Rick Pitino to win one for the La Costra Nostra this year
— Black Moses (@Rab_Live251) March 20, 2013
Digger Phelps straight talking shit about Louisville and Rick Pitino on sports center was tooooo funny
— Trenton Royse (@T_Royse) March 20, 2013
hahaha Digger Phelps clownin’ on Rick Pitino and picking Michigan State to the Final 4 >> #Respect
— Axel Geist (@axelgeist) March 20, 2013
All of espn hates Rick pitino now haha
— AJ Howell (@aj_howell30) March 20, 2013
Digger Phelps knows nothing rick pitino? Psh bitch please he went 3-1 against you
— Tim Raftice (@Traftice5) March 20, 2013
You think that Digger Phelps is a little upset that Rick Pitino said he doesn’t know what he is talking about?
— Craig Moss (@MossyWaters) March 20, 2013
@mikeandmike Rick Pitino’s response to Digger should be, “Hey Digger, how many national championships have you won? *drops micraphone
— Drew Way (@Drews_Way) March 20, 2013
Rick Pitino pissed digger phelps off on sportscenter.. Lol, digger has the same prediction as me.. Louisville loses to St. Louis in sweet 16
— Cyph (@DeCypha_859) March 20, 2013
@matt_redmon Rick gave it to him. Said, That man Knows Nothing. Lmao. Digger was like well I’m 3-1 vs pitino. Whata Dick.
— KeithFlatTopCarey#KY (@Kcarey21) March 20, 2013
DIGGER TELLING RICK PITINO HOW TO COACH?? YOU WENT TO ONE FINAL FOUR!!!
— MarlonRash(@BlkManNSperrys) March 20, 2013