It’s no secret we’re big fans of Erin Calipari. Not only is Calipari’s eldest daughter the best source for stories about her family, she doesn’t take crap from anybody, especially her father’s haters. One New York bartender/blogger learned that lesson the hard way.
Earlier this week, The Sports Turf’s Joselph Dalfonso recalled how he was bashing Calipari with a patron last April, calling himÂ Â a â€œcheat,â€ a â€œcrook,â€ and â€œscum of the earth,” when Erin, sitting in a booth behind them, spoke up.
As my rant continued, a woman sitting in a booth behind Mary, turned toward me and asked who I thought was a good coach. First guy to pop to my head was Mike Kryzewski.
Ok, yes I am a Duke fan but thatâ€™s not significant for this story.
She snickered at that statement and then proceeded to say Coach K canâ€™t even get out of the first round of March Madness. I rebutted but she continued by bringing up Mercer, VCU, Lehigh. Not wanting to be remembered of previous heartbreaks, I cut her off by asking if she was UNC fan. I was ready to take her on in an epic debate about college basketball, knowing no UNC fan was a match for me. What she said next was completely unexpected.
“No, I’m John Calipari’s daughter.”
BURN. Little did he know that Erin had been tweeting about him the entire time.
Sitting at restaurant and the waiters are talking about how bad of a coach my dad is. Oops ðŸ˜
— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) April 30, 2017
Dalfonso apologized to Erin via Twitter and she forgave him, but I think it’s safe to say he’ll look over his shoulder the next time he even thinks of saying a bad word about Cal.
Read his account of the entire incident at TheSportsTurf.com. I can’t wait to ask Erin, now an assistant professor at Vanderbilt, about it on Saturday.