Why do people hate John Calipari?

By: Steve Moss
By: Steve Moss

It only seems as though now matter where you go -- surfing the Internet, shopping at the mall or at the barber shop -- everyone has an opinion about UK coach John Calipari.

It only seems as though now matter where you go -- surfing the Internet, shopping at the mall or at the barber shop -- everyone has an opinion about UK coach John Calipari.

Vilified by some in the national media, and by other teams' fan bases, Calipari again is the subject of much debate, this time following a report by The New York Times detailing the NCAA's look into Eric Bledsoe's academic success in high school and his recruitment to Kentucky.

Certainly, Calipari is king of the Bluegrass, after his Wildcats won 35 of 38 games during his first season as coach. 

Not only that, but Cal is winning off the court, too, against the likes of Pitino, Pearl and Donovan.  He's put back-to-back recruiting classes that have been ranked the best in the country and his 2011 class likely will be top-ranked as well.

So why is Cal such a lightning rod for mixed opinions?

Andrew Sharp, editor of Sports Blog Nation, has a nice op/ed piece on Calipari and questions why some people dislike Cal so much.


Read More Blogs

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Big T Location: Virginia on Sep 12, 2010 at 07:48 AM
    Because he's an arrogant, cocky S.O.B. who only recruits one-and-done players that have no shot at contributing anything to society. No one likes this jerk. It's obvious by the violations that he's been accused of that he is a cheater, and karma is a dirty mistress, aka 2008 National Championship game. He'll never win a National Title and the game will be better off when he's long gone...
  • by kylover Location: beaver on Jun 2, 2010 at 03:25 PM
    I love Him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Trent Location: LC on Jun 2, 2010 at 11:38 AM
    Because he is good at what he does. Only the losers can hate a winner.


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability
Gray Television, Inc.