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Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:43 am
 
By Matt Norlander

Of all the veiled shots John Calipari has taken at Louisville basketball and Rick Pitino, this might be my favorite.

Because Calipari doesn't mention either. He simply refuse to acknowledge that Louisville has a basketball program, and that basketball program is located within the defined borders of the state of Kentucky.

Calipari is very smart, very wily and very much in hate with the Cardinals and their coach. Our former blogger, Matt Jones, now has a full-time gig working Kentucky television and radio. He landed an interview with Calipari the other night, when all the UK fans were still camping out for tickets. Calipari got to talking about how great that was, how Kentucky's unlike any other school. The typical stuff. And without prompt, as he's prone to do, Calipari managed to sneak in a shot at Louisville.

"There's no other state -- none -- as connected to their basketball program as this one," Calipari said. "Because those other states have other programs. Michigan has Michigan State. California, UCLA has all those ... North Carolina has Duke. It's Kentucky, throughout this whole stae, and that's what makes this unique."

No love for Morehead State, coach? They did beat Louisville in the tournament last year, after all. If you want the context of the quote, here's the video.



This is completely unnecessary and hilarious. Some Cards fans are reacting the way you'd expect. Calipari knows exactly what he's doing. It's why we thought he was talking about Mike Krzyzewski when he made these comments. There is nothing that isn't calculated by this man. More often than not, it serves to our benefit to watch him needle others. There are so few coaches that can and will do this, and that's because there are so few coaches with as many enemies as Cal.
Comments

Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 10:23 pm
 

Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

Tayshaun was awesome, but he's nothing like Davis will be. Hopefully the NBA Lockout puts a 2-year requirement on college players so these kids come back!




Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

Lol.. these announcers must have forgotten about Tayshaun Prince.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

"There's no other state -- none -- as connected to their basketball program as this one," Calipari said. "Because those other states have other programs. Michigan has Michigan State. California, UCLA has all those ... North Carolina has Duke. It's Kentucky, throughout this whole stae, and that's what makes this unique."

How bout Connecticut? 



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:56 am
 

Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

As  Memphis fan, I'm getting a kick out of watching these poor announcers (and fans) drinking the Cal-Aid the way we used to. Nothing Cal said in that interveiw is very original....he just rewrote the same script he used in Memphis, and these naive young announcers think they are hearing the Sermon on the Mount. Innocent

This stuff is "Laugh Out Loud" funny.....when you watch others taken in by this fluff. But hey, I fell for it tooEmbarassed, so no hard feelings here. Enjoy your season UK!Cool




Since: Jun 13, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:53 am
 

Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

Okay,being  a Memphis fan I should not be shocked at anything Calipari says or does.  But the reporter is right.  Calipari does not make statements like that by mistake.  He makes statements like that after calculating the advantage.  In case you did not know, Calipari's college degree is Marketing.  If he did not coach for a living he would be an advertising shark probably working in New York.  I am interested to how UofL will respond.  Maybe ignoring the comment would be best because it would counter the argument that Cal was trying to start.



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:16 am
 

Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

No one in Louisville pays attention to Cheat Em Pari !



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:15 am
 

Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

I wonder how he feels about Bob Huggins ! Ouch !



Since: Feb 15, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:13 pm
 

Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

After talking to a few Northern Iowa fans, its more like Rock Choke Jayhawk.



Since: Jun 13, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

AS A LIFELONG KY FAN IM DIVIDED ABOUT THE CALAPARI VS. PITINO THING. I DIDNT WANT PITINO TO LEAVE KY AND TRUTH BE KNOWN ITS PROBABLY HIS BIGGEST REGRET IN HIS BASKETBALL COACHING LIFE. I THINK COACH CAL IS A LITTLE MORE WISE WHEN IT COMES TO TODAYS PLAYERS BUT THE RIVALRY BETWEEN KY AND UL IS GREAT FOR THE STAE AND THE COUNTRY AND BESIDES PITINO IS A BIG BOY AND HE AS WELL AS CALAPARI CAN DISH IT OUT AS WELL AS TAKE IT. KY BASKETBALL REALLY IS STATE WIDE AND ALTHOUGH UL HASGREAT FANS IT DOESNT STRETCH FROM BOEDER TO BORDER. SO EVERYONE JUST KEEP COOL AND SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE 2 COACHES AND PROGRAMS.



Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Calipari's new geography eliminates Louisville

Kentucky is UK you friggen retard... 

Besides, KU doesn't even compare to UK's DYNASTY  


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