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John Calipari Is Obsessed

 According to, John Calipari is in the process of trying to arrange a game that will feature former Kentucky players against the Dominican National Team at the KFC Yum! Center. Wait, it gets worse. KSR’s Matt Jones is also reporting that Calipari will ask Denny Crum to coach the group of former Kentucky players.

Your average delusional/brainwashed Kentucky fan will argue that this is simply John Calipari being the great man that he is and honoring coach Crum at this event. I call bull$hit. There is one reason and one reason only why Calipari is doing all of this…he is trying to piss off Rick Pitino, Tom Jurich, and the entire Louisville fan base. PayPal Cal is simply proving his obsession. Kentucky is coming off a great season that included a final four run that has yet to be vacated. Throw that in with this “Kentucky Legends” versus the Dominican National Team game and I’d say Kentucky fans have a lot to be excited about. Playing in Louisville’s brand new arena and attempting to get former Cardinal hall-0f-fame coach Denny Crum to be a part of your douchy event just proves how obsessed John Calipari really is.

I don’t have that big of a problem with Kentucky having an event at the Yum! Center. We all know it will eventually happen.  Rather it be an NCAA tournament game, or when they move their annual home game played in Louisville from Freedom Hall to the Yum! Center,  Kentucky fans need to see the new arena anyways. Then they will see how it compares to their old dump down I-64. Let’s keep in mind, UK is probably just looking for a place where they can drink beer and watch the game. We all know getting drunk and fondling family members is one of the Big Blue Nation’s favorite past-times.

I find it highly unlikely that Denny Crum would agree to take part in this event, but stranger things have happened. Denny basically created Louisville basketball and is the most beloved man in the history of UofL athletics. I trust his judgment. However, if for some reason he does agree to coach the group of former Kentucky players, I can guarantee you he will be wearing Cardinal red when he does it.

Nick Coffey
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick also hosts The Red Zone weekdays from noon - 3:00 PM on Cards Radio 790 KRD.
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