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The John Calipari Era


Video by Airball89

We’ve come a long way, baby. TGFC.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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72 Comments for The John Calipari Era



  1. Dusty
    9:54 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Is anyone else’s allergies bothering them this morning?



  2. BLW
    9:54 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    EPIC!!!!



  3. KSR1080Fan
    9:54 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    ^^^ Mine started acting up at the one minute mark.



  4. Head Bussa
    9:55 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Now, that video gave me freakin’ chills!!! Wow, how stupid does Rob Parker, Skip Bayless, and Hubert Davis sound now?



  5. SteveM
    9:57 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks god for Calipari. Go to hell: Bobby Knight, Forde, Pitino, Vitale.



  6. John Wall
    9:57 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    chills…erection



  7. JIMMIEUKFAN
    9:58 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Brilliant. #9 awaits.



  8. Marcus L. Owens
    9:58 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    I could watch that all day.



  9. bigbluenation74
    9:59 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Great video



  10. KSR1080Fan
    9:59 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Kiss my arse Bobby Knight



  11. Jax Teller
    10:00 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Excuse me, I got something in my eye. Be right back.



  12. RYNO
    10:00 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Love the video, but a little less Bobby Knight and a little more MKG wouldn’t hurt.



  13. RYNO
    10:01 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    4) Skip Bayless was actually saying that Cal was going to be a game changer at UK immediately. Rob Parker was playing the antogonist in that debate for once.



  14. WestWorld
    10:03 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Wow!



  15. JMF
    10:03 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Unreal



  16. kentuckyjoe
    10:03 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch made a mistake with Gillespie but has there ever been a better, or bigger, correction made in history?



  17. Will Totten
    10:04 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’m trying to figure out what the UK equivalent of yelling “America!” is, because that’s what I want to do after watching that video



  18. Gregory Bush
    10:08 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    I still get nervous this time of year waiting on these great recruits to chose schools,they need to watch this that’ll push them to wanna chose UK I know I want too



  19. barn
    10:09 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    “to catch ucla” i like the way Cal thinks. just hope he can getter done in my lifetime



  20. CadizCat
    10:10 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Simply Awesome!



  21. beth
    10:14 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Beautiful. Wouldn’t that be perfect to show at Big Blue Madness…



  22. Toby Keith
    10:21 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    This needs to be put out on video for purchase KSR! WOW! I can truly see why players want to play for Calipari! What an inspiration and what a match made in heaven! John Calipari + UK Basketball = UNTSTOPABLE!



  23. Toby Keith
    10:23 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    A copy of this video needs to be sent certified mail to Rick Pitino, Tony Kornheiser, Rob Parker, Hubert Davis, and Bobby Knight.



  24. what the what
    10:33 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    That is an awesome video. Well done. Well done.



  25. Proud UK Grad
    10:36 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    I still get chills whenever I watch footage of anything related to the national championship. Tears come to my eyes whenever I know that I got to be a part of that Tourney celebration my senior year at UK.



  26. BigBlueJim
    10:37 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with Toby, I would buy this video! Great history of our struggles and triumphs! Thanks KSR for making my day!!



  27. Statement
    10:37 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Wall, Cousins, Cal, Lebron, etc., etc., watching that video says that Josh Harrelson spiking the ball off of Sullinger’s chest was the point at which Kentucky basketball was all the way back . . . it just said don’t F with us, don’t ever F with us. I love it.



  28. KrispyKreme
    10:39 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Oh people get over yourselves. With the exception of Bobby Knight those other guys had very good reason to believe that Calipari could have been a disaster of a hire for a program like UK. Mitch B. swung for the fences with this hire. Barnhart knew he was on the hotseat so he went all in on Cal. The hiring of Calipari would either have brought the program crumbling down with cheating and scandals or UK would once rise again to the top of the College Basketball Kingdom.



  29. Shabazz
    10:51 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Just changed my mind, BBN here I come.



  30. david
    10:53 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Great video. I didn’t appreciate them showing Tubby when they were talking about a program that wasn’t meant for everybody. He gave a great 10 years to our program, and even though it was with Pitinos team he still won us a national championship. I hope everyone appreciates what Tubby did for us.



  31. Han
    11:03 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    28) What always bothered me the most about the hate for the program before Cal even came was the double standard.

    a) We were idiots for running off Tubby, who was an elite and amazing coach, and we were spoiled by all the great basketball he gave us. He was as good as it gets and our expectations were just too high.

    b) Kentucky isn’t elite any more. We didn’t strike fear into other teams. There just can’t be domination and elite teams any more. That era is over. Well, Duke and UNC and UCLA and MSU are the great teams now. UK just isn’t on their level. UK isn’t even on the level of Florida, the great program Billy D was creating. An elite coach wasn’t going to leave his program to come to an obsolete Kentucky program.

    If they don’t think we can climb back to the mountaintop or be dominant every year, that’s fine, but don’t pretend that we hadn’t slipped years before we got rid of BCG. In the years since Cal came, he’s demonstrated the level of excellence you can achieve at an elite school (UNC, Kansas, even Duke). We expect to be top 10 every year and to contend for a title at least every 3 years. At an elite university, that’s sensible.

    Much of the hate was illogical and didn’t make sense no matter how loudly they spat it.

    30) Tubby won a title, and got to a few elite 8s, but he was never comfortable here. He didn’t want to recruit, and he couldn’t endlessly attract the kind of elite talent Kentucky should. Tubby as a coach was more suited to be a 30 year coach somewhere like Georgia or Minnesota. Occasionally have a great run with a special player (like a Dewayne Wade at Marquette), but generally be a middle dweller in his conference with as many bad years as great ones.



  32. ukfan#1
    11:03 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Watching that video made me realize two things, just how much I really love UK, crying to a video like this proves it, and the second point is just how much I sincerely hate Bob Knight and everything he stands for. Great video though.



  33. DerbyDemon
    11:13 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Several of my out-of-state friends don’t understand the passion that is felt for this basketball program. I just know that I feel damned proud to be a part of the BEST college basketball program EVER.



  34. Sally O
    11:14 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    What a great video. Truly Kentucky’s sport. Cal brings gr8ness wherever he goes hope he stays here a while.



  35. Shawn B.
    11:15 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Gave me cold chills, and i mite have teared up just a little!!



  36. Marvin
    11:18 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Loved the quick Shabazz and “not made for UK” dig.



  37. Miguel
    11:21 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Just beautiful



  38. The Blue Goose
    11:23 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    That was an awesome use of 10 minutes of a mid-August day. I think I’ll make it 20. Very good.



  39. WERUK
    11:27 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Gr8 video,Curious if KSR put this together or is their someone else to give a shout out too?



  40. UKGrad93
    11:36 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Wow!! I’m ready to play!



  41. eastKYcatfan
    11:40 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    I didnt cry this much when my children were born!



  42. Hazard Kidd-Katt
    11:44 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Great, great video.
    Matt has said he works to keep anything ‘STAR WARS’ off his site. He’s failed with this one, that is where the final music in the vid is from.



  43. CatsFan09
    11:56 am August 14, 2012 Permalink

    How long before the cold chills go away?



  44. TheKyColonel
    12:17 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    My nipples are peeking at me through my blouse! Burrrr its cold!



  45. Marky mark
    12:25 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Contact lens acting up again.



  46. whodat
    12:25 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    When Boogie did that “call me”. at MS State… I knew right then and there that everyone else in college basketball was goin’ to be our bitch!



  47. MonsterMash24
    12:38 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Great job putting this footage on here…the ending with the Championship put a tear in my eye again…Wow,how times have changed in a short period of time…Thank you Cal…GO CATS!!! 2012 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!



  48. Dougm68
    12:46 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Fantastic Video!
    Goes from extremely sad times to jubilation!!!

    GO BIG BLUE!



  49. afeld8912
    12:50 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I am “Airball89” and was the one who created this video. I appreciate KSR putting it up as it took lots of time and effort to put together. I can’t begin to tell you how much i appreciate all positive comments from all of you, it makes everything worth it for me in the end



  50. Chad
    1:12 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    That is probably the best 9 minutes and 32 seconds I have had this week!



  51. Ashley
    1:14 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    I told myself I wouldn’t cry….hey Knight go fuck yourself! BBN



  52. freedog26
    1:17 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    CHILLS!!



  53. Chuck Norris
    1:23 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    49) Bravo, sir! That video made me all verklempt…



  54. Kyreds
    1:25 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Wow!! Best Video on The Cats i have seen!!!!!



  55. FloydsScissors
    1:30 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    49 – Really wonderful to say the least….Thanks for the hard work that I know it takes to create this video!

    AND……..YES, there does seem to be something in the air that keeps getting in my eyes too.



  56. Rich
    2:27 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Beauty! Great job. Bob Knight can blow me though.



  57. Terry
    2:55 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    This year has been such a special year for BBN and to think it’s only the beginning. Bobby Knight and others can make the ignorant comments, those will never stop. Never forget…

    “DON’T LET ANYONE STEAL OUR JOY”



  58. Wildcat4life
    2:59 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Great video. Love that Drew Franklin made the video



  59. Eric K
    3:12 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Bobby Knight can go blow a goat! Same for all the HATERS! IN CAL WE TRUST!! GO CATS!!



  60. joe
    4:05 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    tears man! love my cats, great video, loved all the hate speak from all the back bitin experts! awesome



  61. BigBlue86
    4:29 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    I loved that video, it gave me chills and just think we might have 2 or three more title runs in the future. Once Cal is done at Kentucky the guy who made this video needs to do another one and we’ll all cry over that one too.



  62. aj
    4:54 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    I like the other “the john calipari era” better…minus the championship part



  63. Bryan
    5:43 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Love the dig at shabazz at the end



  64. Tom Sellecks Mustache
    5:58 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Incredible. Yea I cried.



  65. BigBlueBeck
    6:12 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Watched the video twice….brought me to tears – both times. Proud to be a Big Blue Fan!



  66. John L
    6:29 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Incredible video! The Caits have come so far in such a small amount of time. They’re in the title hunt every year, grabbing seemingly every headline and putting a record amount of players into the NBA via the first round much less other paths. Even players that seldom played (Orton) or never played (Kanter) go in the 1st round. Amazing, just amazing. Thanks Coach Cal. Now lets get #9!! Go CATS!



  67. Big Blue
    7:50 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    Yep. Cried — Thank You!! Go Cats!!



  68. In Cal We Trust
    8:45 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    The UK and Coach Cal run has just began!



  69. raining blood
    9:30 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    proud of this BBN im in!! LOVE IT!!! #cried



  70. catdaddyd
    10:33 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    WOW!!!!!!!



  71. aklcat22
    10:51 pm August 14, 2012 Permalink

    all choked up. GO CATS!!!



  72. BigBlue8
    5:52 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    GAve me cold chills!!!Go Cats!