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Let’s Stick Calipari On A Deserted Island

Eh?  Don’t look at me, I didn’t vote for you.

I try not to make my semi-obsession with the TV show Survivor too blatant on here, but every now and then a little Survivor talk slips through.  This is one of those posts.  With the new season starting tonight, Jeff Probst is making the rounds on all the talk shows.  Last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Probst began throwing around the talk of a ‘Celebrity Survivor’ edition – and then followed it up on twitter by asking fans who they would like to see on the show.

Here’s my pitch:  Let’s get Coach Cal on that island. I have no idea if he would do it, but I do know that if he did it he would be great at it.  If there is one thing Cal is good at it’s connecting with people – and that’s what winning Survivor takes.  The idea being pitched is a 7-day edition of Survivor where you compete for your favorite charity.  Also, instead of total seclusion the celebrities would be allowed one hour a day to communicate with their ‘fans,’ whether it’s tweeting, checking facebook, smoke signals, or the ever popular lexy’s.

Let’s assume this would occur in the off season, mainly because if it doesn’t there is no chance of it happening.  Cal would still have the hour a day to do any recruiting he would need to do – so let’s not that be a concern.  On the plus side, it would further push the UK Brand and seeing as how Cal’s charitable good deeds have been largely ignored by the main stream media, publicly competing for a charity would likely do a bit to wipe the ‘dirty,’ blemish from Cal’s image – even if it is undeserved.  Plus who wouldn’t want to get a look at Calipari’s recruiting pitch?

Plus you know Shaq is gonna be on this thing if it happens.  Just you imagine what a Cali-Shaq alliance would do for recruiting.

If you’re on twitter, tweet at Jeff Probst and tell him we want to see the King of College Basketball be the sole Survivor.

#RealTalk

And what are your thoughts?  Any other celeb’s you’d like to see on there, present company excluded?

Article written by Will Lentz

25 Comments for Let’s Stick Calipari On A Deserted Island



  1. bayoucat
    6:08 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    Billy Gillispie with no alcohol allowed.



  2. no way
    6:12 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    dumb.



  3. argh
    6:13 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    Ridiculous…..those shows are for has-beens,



  4. tim
    6:14 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    1. YES!!!

    Get him and Cal on the show together. Make it happen, people!



  5. P.PattersonISwalkingthruthatdoor
    6:28 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    were you dropped on your head as a kid?



  6. bob
    6:32 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    your an idiot.



  7. Will Lentz
    6:35 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    Oh come on guys, does nobody think this would be awesome?



  8. load testing
    6:36 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t worry Will, I have had crazy ideas too. However, I didn’t publish them to 100,000 of my closest friends. Your objective is to get people to read and comment, not to be logical or rational. Mission accomplished.

    Now I would pay good money to see the KSR version of Survivor.



  9. Lou eaton
    6:37 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    It is amazing that some of the media still think Calipari is a sleeze. I wonder how many of them are attending daily Mass????



  10. Will Lentz
    6:37 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    8. Only if we can film it somewhere in Kentucky. Or hide out in Joe Craft and see who makes it the longest without getting thrown out.



  11. BlueVirus
    6:48 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    Sounds more like a stunt Pearl would fall for. Cal is way too cool for this shiz.



  12. the real deal
    6:49 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    if he’s on the island he can’t recruit the 75th #1 recruiting class in a row!



  13. CaneRunCat
    6:58 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    I am more for having Billy G on the real world.



  14. My feet stank
    6:58 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would like to see Bob Knight on the island with nothing but UK fans.



  15. bigbill992001
    7:00 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    Hmmmmmmmmmm…….maybe Cal should find a way to connect with his players 1st.



  16. Little Known Facts
    7:21 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    Nichole Richie…. She is not used to eating anyway.



  17. 11
    7:38 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    thanks for wasting % minutes of our time on that will.



  18. BlueMN
    7:42 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    No. Too much time away from recruiting. If you start it, other schools will be very happy.



  19. Oliver Simmons
    7:43 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    Get out of here, Will.



  20. Bobert
    7:53 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    9. Rick Pitino has his own priest on the bench.. And last time I checked, being catholic doesn’t make you immune to vacated seasons/final 4s.



  21. Blemish???
    7:58 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    A zit is a blemish. Sure, Cal was ‘said’ to not have anything to do with his vacated final fours. OJ was also found innocent, but everyone knows the truth. And he was only accused of his crime 1 time. Not two.



  22. BigCatFan
    9:08 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    Great idea Will. I love Survivor. Dont know if I can take another season of Russell.



  23. Not Dicken Oscar
    10:22 pm February 16, 2011 Permalink

    Sounds like a Not Jerry Tipton idea to me! Surely no regular on this site that far off base.



  24. girlwildcatfan
    8:21 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    I think this would be awesome!!! Maybe then I would actually watch Survivor for the first time.



  25. Roach K
    8:32 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    If Cal’s raising more money for Haiti relief than all but 5 countries on earth didn’t improve his image, how would Survivor?