Who is Rick Pitino? I've never heard of him. [Louisville newbie]


I had the afternoon off today and I decided to do some house cleaning. This is a chore that I loath and to get through it I always have to turn on the TV. WAVE 3 News was on and the anchors were going on and on about some guy named Rick Pitino. Apparently, there is a trial currently taking place because he allegedly raped a woman at Porcini's in downtown Louisville.

Quick side note: now the idea of eating at this Italian restaurant gives me a gag reflex...who has sex near other people's food?!

Regardless, I found it noteworthy that as the anchors are discussing the case they never explained who Rick Pitino was. Why should I care about this guy and his sexual misconducts? They just assumed the viewer was aware.

Well, I was not aware. I had to Google this guy to figure out who he is. Google told me that Rick Pitino is the University of Louisville's basketball coach. Okay, now I understand, but it would have been easier if WAVE 3 reported stories with all information attached...just in case you're new to town.

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Maggie moved to Louisville from Buffalo, NY in Dec. 2009. She has also lived in London, Chicago, and Louisiana.  Find out more about her business Weekend Wedding Warrior, LLC and her private counseling practice.