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Robic once hit a home run off Dan Marino…and other notes from Cal’s Mailbag

It’s safe to say that there’s a lot of negativity in the fan base right now. Think that bothers Cal? Not one bit. Fan support is one of the issues Cal tackles in his latest mailbag episode, which you can view by clicking the pic above. Here are the highlights:

— Cal says the fans are so “bought in” and “surrendered” (+2 on your Coach Cal-ism Bingo Card) to the program and players that they consider them family. The unrealistic expectations some media members say Kentucky fans have? False. Cal says fans just want to be relevant and part of the conversation. In fact, the fans have been “wonderful.”

— When asked which of his assistants would win in a pick-up game back in the day, Cal said that Orlando and Kenny playing against each other right now would be “sumo wrestling.” Ouch, Coach. Ultimately, he said that Rod Strickland would smoke all of them. And John Robic apparently hit a home run off of Dan Marino once upon a time (Marino was drafted by the KC Royals as a pitcher but decided to play football instead).

— Cal said that when he talks to his former players, the thing they most often tell him is how much they wish they were back at Kentucky with their former teammates. #ThingsTheNationalMediaNeverThoughtCalWouldSay? None of his players are ever really prepared to go to the NBA. (But they’re more prepared than most.)

— One of the problems Cal sees with the AAU circuit? It fosters an environment in which winning isn’t most important. Because there are so many games, players focus more on effort and improvement and not wins and losses. “‘We don’t get another game?’ No. You lose, you go home.”

Listening, guys?

(Also, that picture of Cal and his son Brad posing in suits and sunglasses is priceless.)

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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20 Comments for Robic once hit a home run off Dan Marino…and other notes from Cal’s Mailbag



  1. CPKIII
    12:11 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    In Cal I trust…



  2. Amaze Pants
    12:13 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    “[The AAU circuit] fosters an environment in which winning isn’t most important. Because there are so many games, players focus more on effort and improvement and not wins and losses.”

    Yeah, but, if the players are so much more focused on effort and improvement over wins and losses shouldn’t we be seeing more effort on the court now than at the start of the season? Or improvement?



  3. KSLCF44
    12:24 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    Robic once hit a hole a one using a bamboo stick with a roll of toilet paper taped to the end #thingsRobichasdone



  4. Hollahollaholla
    12:30 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    If Coach Cal worked in sales, he’d make just as much money as he does now.



  5. mudcreekmark
    1:07 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    2) Same thing I was thinking. I know Cal just rambles on some times and don’t really think some of this stuff out but if they were consentrating on getting better don’t you think Goodwin would have a better shot and Poythress would be able to dribble the ball just a little bit? And the effort thing is a joke as far as Poythress is concerned.



  6. mudcreekmark
    1:08 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    Robic once nitted a sweater while running a marathon!



  7. mudcreekmark
    1:16 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    I know we can be tough on these kids but Cal warns them. Playing for UK isn’t for everyone. I hope I’m speaking for most of the fans when I say that BBN cares a lot about winning and loosing but as long as we are giving it our best and playing like a team and huslting our butts off, we can take loosing. We wont like it but if the other team is just better then there is nothing we can do. You didn’t hear all the fans griping when we got beat by Duke or UofL. Because we played hard and probably played about as good as we could, they were just better than us. No shame in that. However, when you get so little effort and execution on offense and defense like we saw at Tennessee, then yes, we are going to be brutal.



  8. 53blue
    1:21 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    Cal’s put your spin on it , yes really you think that most fan will follow your teams if losing buy 30, ok keep dreaming coach ,keep dreaming !



  9. shitrobicdoes
    1:22 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    Robic irons his pants while wearing them.



  10. oldschool
    1:38 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    hi my name is oldschool and I hate that man with passion. hate hate hate. i’m a better coach, and my superiority complex tells me i’m much smarter.



  11. KSLCF44
    1:50 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    Bet Robic can throw a football over those mountains #shitrobicdoes



  12. shitrobicdoes
    1:57 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    Robic can kill 2 birds with one stone…twice



  13. shitrobicdoes
    1:58 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    Robic once kicked a 57 yard FG while his foot was asleep … while wearing flip flops

    #shitrobicdoes



  14. Doug Shows
    2:00 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    Technical on Coach Cal and Kentucky!!!



  15. Jpo
    2:08 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    10. Dude he won’t see that. He only comes on after losses



  16. tdr76
    3:48 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    This fan for one is not going to ever forget where Cal brought is from. I have the deepest love and appreication for Coach and his staff. The truth of the matter is with Noel we would make the tourney hands down, without we are probably not a tourney team this year, unless some of the guys totally tranform their personalities, and attitudes. The likelihood of this happening is pretty slim. Most of understand we cannot win the championship every year, the others are impossible to please anyway. We love you Cal, and staff.



  17. LOSE is not LOOSE
    4:07 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    #7) I don’t care to correct grammar, but please remember that lose and loose are different, as is losing and loosing, and loser and looser. I don’t know why this happens so much. Lose is not loose unless you’re in prison.
    Thanks.



  18. Real Blue
    4:48 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    I like Orlando posting up.

    Maybe Robic can help the Henry Clay baseball program – pathetic, from what I hear.

    Cal is the man!

    Travel baseball is becoming like AAU.



  19. whodat
    5:08 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    you may as well forget the idea of making winning inmportant in AAU basketball or any other travel or club sport. The only thing that matters is getting the family through that gate 3 times over a weekend. Its all about the money in kids travel ball.. been there done that.



  20. Real Blue
    5:22 pm February 19, 2013 Permalink

    Very true – whodat.