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Calipari had calamari, Pitino had soup and salad

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The picture of John Calipari and Rick Pitino posing with a fan at Drake’s has gone viral. On Tuesday morning, the father of the young woman in the picture called in to the radio show to give some more details about it, explaining that the two were eating in adjoining restaurants and obliged his daughter’s request for a picture.

USA Today picked up on the scent and interviewed BHG co-owner Brian McCarty about what went down. McCarty said that Pitino and Cal were “both were kind and classy enough to grant a mutual fan’s request for a picture,” and the group’s marketing director Stephanie Bork said that Calipari ordered a bone-in filet and calamari, while Pitino had a calamari salad, a cup of broccoli cheddar soup, and the Lexingtonian Salad.

Three things:

1) Does Cal eat things other than meat? Erin Calipari told us how much of a carnivore her father is, but man…not even a side salad, Cal?

2) I can’t help but giggle at Calipari eating calamari. I’m sure he’s very tired of that joke.

3) Only in Kentucky would this be a viral news story. I love it.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

29 Comments for Calipari had calamari, Pitino had soup and salad



  1. Curt D
    9:13 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Pitino probably had the hostess in the bathroom too



  2. Geez
    9:16 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    No wonder one is thin and the other looks like elvis about a week before he died.



  3. facts
    9:18 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    “Calimari is an afrodisiac, ladies. (Wink) Make me last longer….up to 20 seconds.”
    –Ricky P



  4. Marc Andreessen
    9:20 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    I tried to warn you. Mark Z. and I both warned you, but here we are. Enjoy the 15 nanoseconds. The whole world’s watching watching what you eat. And season with. and drink. And Wear. And how long you stay in the bathroom. And if your t-shirt is tucked into your jeans. And what kind of jeans they are. And…have to stop now, or I will never get to sleep. Sleep with one eye open.



  5. Me_and_Coach_Cal_Say
    9:40 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    I eat things that eat salads



  6. Jarweed
    9:41 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Yet another Pitino story. I’m staying away for the rest of the week.



  7. BlueTexan
    9:42 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    You didn’t post the latest Wiggin’s rumor as promised.



  8. wiggins post
    9:43 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    wiggins post damnit



  9. Big Blue Fan
    9:46 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    At our lunch before last season at Dudley’s, Calipari ate quiche.



  10. Jason Collins
    10:05 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Me wants to know who the “hot chick” is?!?!



  11. roland
    10:18 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    fried squid ugh!



  12. Stan
    10:24 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Come on pretty lady Wiggins rumor.



  13. Sam
    10:47 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    So what your saying is that I should be mindful of the tables at Malones now? Got it. Thnx for the heads up.



  14. E'body in the club gettin' tips
    11:19 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Who is that handsome waiter!?!?!? I am really serious. Is his last name Campbell? PLEASE, find out his name!!! I Love You Waiter!!!!!



  15. ladies man
    11:21 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    #13 you are a goof! You seriously want us to take ladies advise from a dude who is on the KSR site at 10:30p.m. Keep calm and chive on brother.



  16. Wiggins
    11:41 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    WOW, #13 you okay? Troubles at home? relationship issues? Have no fear, I am on my way.



  17. #13 is totally right
    11:42 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    #16 – Speaking as a very hot chic, #13 is totally right.



  18. SadCat
    1:14 am May 1, 2013 Permalink

    13) Hundreds of attractive blondes???
    At UK? I went there, graduated, 3 years…
    Hundreds of attractive brunettes, yes!!



  19. SteffenWildcat
    7:39 am May 1, 2013 Permalink

    My two FAVE coaches!!!



  20. Sergeant Hulka
    8:57 am May 1, 2013 Permalink

    #13 and his number #18 girlfriend….lighten up Francis.



  21. WKYblue
    10:46 am May 1, 2013 Permalink

    The last time Pitino had “bone in” a restuarant it cost him his dignity.



  22. Ben
    11:44 am May 1, 2013 Permalink

    20 – k, keep being creepy and asking for girls’ phone numbers/names on the internet in the KSR comments section. Let us know how it works out for you (calling them and breathing heavy on the other end while they say “hello?” doesn’t count)



  23. Dave
    12:00 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    Pitino had two salads? Weak.



  24. Austin Black
    12:07 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    Lol Casey on ksr



  25. jason collins
    2:07 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    Benny, I wasn’t looking for an answer dude nor did I ask for her phone#. dont you know I switched teams anyway? I wouldnt think someone like you with so many hot chicks would spend so much time on this site. Didn’t mean to get you boys all riled up. Tootalou M…..



  26. t
    2:13 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    pretty sure it is CALAMARI, not calimari.



  27. UK Freshmen
    3:53 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    Lotta LOL in this thread. Only on a Kentucky site would a bunch of wimps be piling on the one person who tells them to grow balls and approach a woman like a real man. You hillbillies can’t just club a woman over the head and drag her back to your trailer. Things don’t work that way in what we sensible folk call “the real world.”



  28. Ben
    4:16 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    25 – it was directed at the three other threads full of that kind of crap, not specifically you. But hey, keep thinking I spend all day on KSR because I’ve made 3 comments now that took all of two minutes to write. That’s clearly so much worse than someone who’s pretending to be a gay athlete in the KSR comments section, right?



  29. Ladies Man
    8:54 am May 2, 2013 Permalink

    27 au contraire my little padawan. You either aint from these parts or you’re just a youngling. You will learn the way my son.
    As far as this clown Ben is concerned, dont fire off smack like that if you can’t take it coming back at you. You swell up pretty good behind a computer screen. I noticed your mom made you take down your previous “threads”. btw, where in the name of Aggie Sales does anyone refer to picking up “chicks”.