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Cal’s Contract Still Stirring Up Debate

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Way back on June 27th, Yahoo! Sports writer/blog crush Jason King wrote a column about Calipari’s new eight-year $36.5 million contract. In the piece, he argued that yes, Calipari deserves every penny:

Some analysts may deem the salary excessive, but if anyone deserves that kind of money, it’s Calipari.

Kentucky has gone 64-12 in Calipari’s two seasons and has had nine players taken in the NBA draft. In April the Wildcats advanced to the Final Four — and the 2011-12 squad will likely be even better

Obviously, this ruffled some of his readers’ feathers. Read these letters from his latest mailbag:

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Right on, J. Bryant Freer. Oh yeah, Jason: as our adept readers pointed out, it was 13 years between Final Fours, not 16. It’s okay, I forgive you.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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35 Comments for Cal’s Contract Still Stirring Up Debate



  1. MARK HAMILTON JR.
    5:18 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    DOES THIS JASON KING HAVE A FACEBOOK??!!



  2. bosshogg24
    5:21 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    David Bowling is not a Uk fan. He should have his season ticket pulled! Calipari would be a baragin at 10 million!



  3. Rockfield, KY
    5:24 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    It was 13 years between Final Fours, not 16. Just sayin….



  4. Park Diesel
    5:25 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    Notice in his response to the first one he states we had not been to a Final Four in 16 years. 1998 – 2011 is 16 years now?



  5. Lucaine
    5:25 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    Much of the data given is wrong. Kentucky only went 2006 – 09
    (4 years total) without advancing to the second weekend of the
    NCAA Tourney. Also, Kentucky’s 1998 and 2011 Final Four seasons were
    only 13 years apart. I will agree that Cal is worth the money, though.



  6. WOW
    5:30 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    That first writer’s season tickets should be stripped from him next year. He obviously is on some serious medication, and if not careful, could fall off the upper deck and seriously interupt a cats a$$ beating



  7. SexnNursinHomes
    5:33 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    2- I agree- that loser is no UK fan. sounds like that chump old_school



  8. John
    5:33 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    I found David Bowling on facebook and sent him this:
    Just wanted to say I disagree with your analysis of Coach Cal. Tubby only won those games and that championship because he had Pitino’s players leftover. Cal came in with Billy’s kids and recruited his own and due to a poor shooting night was kept from reaching the final 4 and possibly a championship his first year. The 2nd year again poor shooting didn’t help the matter, but to overcome all the obstacles with Kanter and still be in the final 4 is a great accomplishment after losing 5 players to the 1st round. I think Cal is a great coach and he will get number 8…just keep hanging around!

    Here he is if everyone wants to flood his box. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000477025662



  9. Irwin R. Fletcher
    5:38 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    David Bowling sucks eggs.



  10. Billy Clyde Gillispie
    5:39 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t know what Jason King is talking about. I had UK past the first weekend in 2009. What, the NIT doesn’t count?



  11. tdogg4033011
    5:44 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    if you consider the amount other coaches are making these days, if you don’t think Calipari
    is worth his paycheck as a UK fan …… then you are just stupid.



  12. SexnNursinHomes
    5:47 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    11- hell yeah!
    eff it, I’m writing Cal’s name in for the 2012 presidential election.



  13. ......
    5:54 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    I really am starting to think these ‘fans’ that are so pissy are really Louisville fans trying to mess things up.

    Because you’d have to be a freaking 10-12 score on the IQ test to think cal isn’t one of the best in the country.
    Oh and dude, Tubby won that with someone elses loaded roaster, Look what cal built from NOTHING….

    I hate stupid people.



  14. tdogg4033011
    5:57 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    12) here is 1 vote …… Cal is THE MAN !!



  15. Says me
    5:59 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    Well, we now know the name and hometown of the single most idiotic UK basketball fan on the planet (assuming that first letter is a real letter from a real person).



  16. Wespipes
    6:00 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    Mr. Bowling…., I as well live in Owensboro, personally since you think Coach Cal is so terrible, I’d gladly like to purchase your season tickets.



  17. Stomper
    6:06 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    Mr Owenton, get rid of your season tickets and move to Tennessee. Holy cow



  18. BigBlueNation
    6:07 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    14. make it 2



  19. Stomper
    6:08 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    Mr Bowling, give up your season tickets and move to Tennessee



  20. tdogg4033011
    6:17 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    18) Thankyou sir … any more votes for Calipari as 2012 president??



  21. TRUE CAT FAN
    6:22 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    #8- Thanks!!!! ANYONE NOTICE THE (RED) SHIRT ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE? HAHA! And yes #8 I agree it was a pour shooting night, but lets not forget how West Virginia played the game of their lives- nailing every 3 with hands in their faces.



  22. wildcat t
    6:27 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    (14) make it 3! no forget it i want him to stay at kentucky !!!!!



  23. moneyOnMyMind
    6:53 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    Mr Bowling wants short-shorts back also. And he jams to blink 82



  24. Hoss
    8:19 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    You guys, leave this man alone. His take may suck oranges, but don’t badger a man on FB b/c his take differs from your own. That’s silly and only goes to further the poor stigma our fan base already endures.



  25. Number 8
    8:38 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    David bowling= douchebag



  26. goboxoutorgogetinbox
    8:47 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    Mr. Bowling also has distaste for the dunk shot and the three point line has ruined the game.



  27. Chris Tucker in Friday
    9:35 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    David Bowling, you just got knocked the ($#*# out!!



  28. Seattlekat
    9:40 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    #16…..Wespipes Says:
    July 13th, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    Mr. Bowling…., I as well live in Owensboro

    Bowling lives in Owenton!!



  29. The Real Hambone
    10:03 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    SnNHs isnt the only idiot that reads KSR… bunch of morons flooding a persons FB simply because you dont agree with what he says. Grow up kiddies.



  30. From Owenton
    10:50 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    I know David Bowling. He is an idiot. Please don’t call him Mr. Owenton. We all bleed blue, just not him!



  31. Somervillain
    11:03 pm July 13, 2011 Permalink

    I love KSR, except when you act like bullies. Ms Thompson, we are no longer 8 years old. It obviously already sucks to be unhappy Mr. Bowling, he doesn’t need to be bullied.



  32. coachcal
    9:54 am July 14, 2011 Permalink

    jason you r a complete moron! bye



  33. Charles
    11:31 am July 14, 2011 Permalink

    Thirteen years between final fours is a direct result of tubby smith, period!



  34. LindaS
    11:43 am July 14, 2011 Permalink

    #8, well said!



  35. HuntsVegas
    5:30 pm July 14, 2011 Permalink

    WOW. Flood his Facebook account. Who’s the psycho here???