Ricardo Ledo Announcement Cancellation Reactions: Around the Web and Social Media

dave@friarblog —  August 31st, 2011 7:52 PM —  Comments
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I’m not sure if anyone really expected an ending of some sort this week in the ongoing Ricardo Ledo saga. I think my own reaction tells me a lot, and I imagine lots of other Friar fans are in the same boat. Sitting at work about six weeks after Ledo gave Friartown an amazing Christmas gift, I remember cursing out loud while simultaneously throwing up in my mouth after reading a tweet from Ledo himself saying his recruitment had opened back up.

“WTF??!?111one. This was going to change the Friars!  Now we are royally effed! Calipari just slipped him a handful of white envelopes! F that guy! Kenoooooo _avissssssss! Why?! F$$%@ me in the a$$ with a spiked bat!!!

(Now that I think about it, it’s surprising I wasn’t asked to leave work that day)

After Kevin McNamara hinted about Ledo’s canceling his re-verbal (this Ledo saga is creating all kinds of fun new words) to the Friars on Monday and eventually breaking the news about it on Tuesday night, I was more or less apathetic. Obviously, I want Ricky Ledo on the Providence Friars. The guy is flat out talented, and PC should look past these issues and the fact that he could be a “one and done” player for the chance at a special year or two (not to mention the recruiting cred Cooley would have for two top 30 players). However, if the guy doesn’t want to be a Friar or wants to take his time making the right decision, go right ahead buddy. Ed Cooley has a plan and the ability to bring in other top players, so he doesn’t need Ledo to be his only savior. I’m more than OK with that.

Here are the other reactions around the web and social media.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Since I know Ricky Ledo and his dad,  I have a little bit more insight on what’s going on. Truth be told Ricky Ledo not going to Providence would be the best thing for him and his family. I live in Providence, been here practically my whole life and have watched Ricky grow up. Rick has the talent to be one and done(yes, he’s that good) Going to program that gives him a better shot at doing that makes more sense than trying to stick with a school because of local loyalties. After all, no matter where he goes he can still rep his city.

    1. friarblog says:

      Thanks for the comment. I can understand how it might be best for him to go elsewhere, but I think Cooley can really take him where he wants to go both as a player and a person. Also, the way the team is shaping up the Friars can be pretty good next year, playing in the best conference in the country. Sure, Calipari and Boeheim will have top ranked teams and they have sent countless players to the NBA — but its not like PC is a mid major that wont get much exposure. I’m still hoping he chooses the Friars, but will understand and hope he has success if he wants to go elsewhere.