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A very bad idea

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Earlier this morning, Coach Cal riled up the masses through his Twitter and Facebook accounts for tomorrow’s celebration of Josh Harrellson’s athletic accomplishments by asking what “Jorts Day” means and if he should be out in Lexington looking for a pair of jean shorts.  He even asked where he could find some.  Then the unspeakable happened.

People started encouraging Calipari to coach tomorrow’s game while wearing jorts.  Multiple people.

While the chances of this actually happening are about as good as Eloy Vargas passing Dan Issel on the all-time scoring list, I feel like we should at least address this here for fear of a good thing being ruined.  We love Josh Harrellson and we support his infatuation with jean shorts.  We even support all of you dressing in your finest cut-offs tomorrow evening at Rupp.  However, we here at KSR cannot collectively support an evening of celebration being sullied by our fine coach showing off a little leg.  We love you, Coach Cal.  But please keep your thighs to yourself.

***10 hours, 15 minutes until Jorts Day

Article written by Thomas Beisner

41 Comments for A very bad idea



  1. bluetooth
    1:50 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    looks like hes on his way to do some noodling



  2. bluebloodtoo
    1:51 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    OMG! Cal could definitely wear some jorts to shootaround, but gametime is all business.



  3. tsmithpage
    1:51 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    first?



  4. Oliver Simmons
    1:54 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    2 – I agree. Where them pre-game, but put the suit on for the game.



  5. Jaaaaayyyy
    1:56 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    If they can go barefoot and wear pink sneakers then he can wear a suit coat and tie and jorts. Won’t happen though.



  6. your mom
    2:00 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    It would be great for senior night if the team would wear just the bottoms of the 1996 denim uni on senior night.



  7. What are jorts?
    2:00 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    I laughed out loud when I read Cal’s tweet this morning. What I wanna know is if Matt convinced Oscar to wear jorts tomorrow night?



  8. Megan
    2:01 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    The shorter, the better, Coach! And tight. REALLY tight. Like they’re painted on. If he has a quarter in his pocket, me and the girls want to be able to see if it’s heads or tails!

    “Who loves short shorts? WE love short shorts.”

    Okay, maybe it’s a better idea for a fund raiser. Sigh.



  9. Bob
    2:04 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    #6- I completely agree or bring back the whole uni for the night and cal can wear a canadian tuxedo!!!



  10. Good idea, but
    2:05 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    8) I really don’t want to see the “Calitoe”!



  11. Fan Outfitters Contest Sucks
    2:05 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    of course he should wear jorts. where is this opposition coming from?



  12. TreyDay
    2:06 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    This team doesn’t need any distractions, haha. The clowns on the court at the FLA game were bad enough!



  13. fred
    2:07 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    yes, the crowd should be in jorts – but Cal? no way.



  14. SexnNursinHomes
    2:09 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    AC/DC just found a replacement for Angus Young. For those who are about to rock…. we salute youuuuuuu



  15. SexnNursinHomes
    2:10 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    8- haha that’s hilarious!



  16. Todd Packer
    2:17 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Do you all understand how epic this would be?



  17. tyrone
    2:19 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Why would u be against this? i think its awesome idea, it will show that Cal really cares abt his only senior… plus he wouldnt look any dumber than pearl wearing that stupid orange blazer…. i see no problem with it, as long as they are not daisy dukes or cut offs



  18. there's always THIS year
    2:20 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    best…idea…eva



  19. sunnycat
    2:21 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    8 and 10 LMFAO



  20. Dude from Supertroopers
    2:22 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    “Hey where did you get the canadian tux denim dan?”



  21. Justice Scalia
    2:22 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Mr. Beisner, I respectfully dissent.

    Coach Calipari should coach tomorrow evening’s game while wearing jorts. Not cut-offs, however (this is UK after all, not LSU or SEMO), but rather jorts properly hemmed at the bottom. This would be a great and appropriate tribute to the man they simply call “Jorts.”

    A. Scalia



  22. boyzwillbeboyz
    2:24 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    bring back the denim unis for tomorrow only. that would be so great. I agree with the posters that brought that up.



  23. Claw
    2:25 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    I say we forget the sideshow and win the damn game. I am a party pooper.



  24. Don
    2:26 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    No denim uni’s..no no no. Black uni’s yes yes yes!



  25. henry
    2:26 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Yes, they need to be tight… all he needs is a cucumber to make it look like he is packing and a can of skoal for the back pocket



  26. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    2:28 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    How about just let Josh wear jorts instead of his regular uniform shorts. The other players wear the normal uniform.

    It’s clear he’s end up having a Kevin Love 30 Pt, 20 rebound night.



  27. btmann
    2:28 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    How about a denim suit for Cal? I’m willing to bet that Kenny Walker has one in his closet that Cal can get tailored to fit before tomorrow night. Pearl can have his orange blazer, and Sticky Ricky can keep that awful white suit since it doesn’t show the DNA stains.



  28. Dribble drive high hive
    2:29 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    more like a very awesome idea!



  29. cantstandthecards
    2:31 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Need the jorts with no back pockets, then he would really be stylin!



  30. bluebloodtoo
    2:37 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    OHHHH… better idea. Cal wears them for media interviews post game!



  31. Al's IndiCats
    2:39 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Too bad I don’t live in Lexy. Hell I have an old Denim suit back from the disco days with big assed bells that I would let Coach use.



  32. Tates Creek rd
    2:39 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    How about who gives a shit



  33. Blueburg
    2:51 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    For the sake of us being in the conversation of college basketball, I’m glad Jones is up for the award. But how often do these awards people actually watch these kids play? Jones has improved but more in what he doesn’t do as opposed to what he does. He isn’t hogging the ball as much for instance. Knight on the other hand had some big shoes to fill coming in after John Wall. To have the most 20+ pt games of any freshman in UK freshman is a pretty big deal. He doesn’t turn the ball over that much and look at the minutes he’s playing. They both need further development. I just want all our guys to get the recognition they DESERVE.



  34. Bundy
    2:51 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    I’m not for him coaching the game in jorts, but it would be classic for him to show up for practice in a pair. Pictures would be Hilarious!



  35. Bundy
    2:52 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    33-spot on



  36. encephalo
    3:22 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    since when did the standard mental image of a person wearing jorts include seeing thighs?…..whats equally as wack but more common would be the baggy thug looking jorts. this is what harrelson rocked….surely more common than what is being proposed here



  37. hoss cat
    3:36 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Love the Vargas to Issel analogy lol



  38. jack
    5:00 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    i took this picture of my drunkass friend at a football game this is prieceless!!



  39. ebell55
    5:00 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    36 while I truely want to smack the ish out of any ahole who walks around showing the crack of his arse! I have to disagree with your opinion of shorts that come below the knee cap being thuggish! Harrelson is tall and his shorts came below his knees good look. I’m pretty sure he didn’t have his arse crack showing! Below knees cool. Showing thigh or arse crack wack!



  40. TNMomma
    5:36 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    3 words – Vanderbilt bathroom stall. Josh deserves everybody celebrating him in their jorts – including coach for the senior day activities. Coach Cal can change after that.



  41. Jon
    11:21 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    We need to have a jorts-out complete with the team bringing back the denim uniforms from 96!