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Calipari: These games are 'unfair' to UK

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07:28 AM ET 11.08 | Now, some might argue that the roster isn't lacking enough talent to make such claims, but that didn't stop Kentucky's John Calipari. [Calipari] said it was unfair for his freshman-oriented team to play veteran-laden Michigan State next Tuesday. Meanwhile, he acknowledged that UK, which he's made synonymous with star freshmen, may add to its schedule another early-season event reportedly involving top opponents. "The issue becomes playing teams (like Michigan State) this early is not fair for my team," Calipari said Thursday. "It may be fair for everybody else. But it's no fair for my team." ... "Our program is not traditional," said Calipari, who also noted that his UK players achieve in the classroom and stay connected to the UK community despite living here less than a year.

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November 8, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Souns like a little crying to me .......your suppose to be so good this year remember your ranked #1.

"Our program is not Traditional"......we know you pay a hgher premium for the top players.

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November 8, 2013  07:54 AM ET

Sparty and 0-6, round 1.

November 8, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Colonel do us a favor and decorate this dreadful pathetic thread.

These comments are beyond stupid. Does this immoral creep really believe this blather? "Our program is not traditional". Really, why is that? Cuz you pay them so much. Because they never go to class (Wall). Because they never meet the academic entrance requirements of the school you recruit them to (Rose). I could go on but this guy is a pathetic blight on NCAA sports.

November 8, 2013  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Colonel do us a favor and decorate this dreadful pathetic thread.These comments are beyond stupid. Does this immoral creep really believe this blather? "Our program is not traditional". Really, why is that? Cuz you pay them so much. Because they never go to class (Wall). Because they never meet the academic entrance requirements of the school you recruit them to (Rose). I could go on but this guy is a pathetic blight on NCAA sports.

I was going to just call him an **** but you said it right.

November 8, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Holy moly, even Colonel would have to agree this is whining at it's ugliest. Unfrakkinbelievable statement.

November 8, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Colonel do us a favor and decorate this dreadful pathetic thread.These comments are beyond stupid. Does this immoral creep really believe this blather? "Our program is not traditional". Really, why is that? Cuz you pay them so much. Because they never go to class (Wall). Because they never meet the academic entrance requirements of the school you recruit them to (Rose). I could go on but this guy is a pathetic blight on NCAA sports.

It does need some pics, last time I got time out for it.

November 8, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Holy moly, even Colonel would have to agree this is whining at it's ugliest. Unfrakkinbelievable statement.

Yes indeed, to play such a whimp like them and then complain, he is just trying to get his team up for them, no other way cause they are so lousy an opponnet.

November 8, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Holy moly, even Colonel would have to agree this is whining at it's ugliest. Unfrakkinbelievable statement.

nah...Calipari is the CBB equivalent of Saint Saban in CFB.

November 8, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sparty and 0-6, round 1.

Goes to Colonel, as everyone does. ;)

November 8, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

November 8, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Easy win coming up for UK!

November 8, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Quad!

November 8, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sparty and 0-6, round 1.

This is hardly round 1. My esteemed Wildcat friend and I have been trading barbs on this game since last season ended. We have an avi bet on the outcome. While I don't agree that it is "unfair" to Kentucky, this game is a test of two entirely different approached to CBB. Izzo actually has red-shirted some of his scholarship players while Calipari seems to enjoy trying to meld four or five young talents year after year.

November 8, 2013  09:02 AM ET

DS is hiding under the rock he found for after the buttkicking they will get!!!!

November 8, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Ms Upton is looking lovely today, don't you think?

November 8, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

DS is hiding under the rock he found for after the buttkicking they will get!!!!

Hey, just glad you still are able to make an appearance. Don't take it too bad when we run your kiddies off the court in Chi-town. I promise not to make your avi too terrible, you know, out of respect for your age.

November 8, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

This is hardly round 1. My esteemed Wildcat friend and I have been trading barbs on this game since last season ended. We have an avi bet on the outcome. While I don't agree that it is "unfair" to Kentucky, this game is a test of two entirely different approached to CBB. Izzo actually has red-shirted some of his scholarship players while Calipari seems to enjoy trying to meld four or five young talents year after year.

You are wrong on the second half, Cal has stated on many shows he always has hated the one and dones, just has had to adapt to use it.

November 8, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Ms Upton is looking lovely today, don't you think?

Everyday!!!!!

 
November 8, 2013  09:06 AM ET

And if I posted that........

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