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UK Fan of the Day Wants Calipari One-Liners


As he has done all season long, Coach Cal set aside some special time for the local media on the eve of his team’s basketball game to discuss the issues at hand.  On this day, the topic of conversation was primarily senior Joshua Harrellson, who is set to take the Rupp Arena court tomorrow for the final time.  Given the subject, it’s probably not surprising that Coach Cal hit the local press with a few memorable quotes. 

Here is what he had to say:

 – In talking about the whole “Jorts” thing, Calipari said, “I could see him in jean shorts, frayed. Cigarettes rolled up his sleeve.”  Thanks to the wonders of PhotoShop, he might see that tomorrow.  And thanks to the sensitive world we live in, he’ll probably be part of some elaborate TRUTH prank by end of week.

 – Calipari was also very complimentary of the big man, saying that he wasn’t sure if he’s ever coached a player who has gotten more out of his physical ability than Josh Harrellson.  He defined that as his “body and skill level and athleticism”.  That type of candid honesty makes you wonder what he would have said on Darnell Dodson’s Senior Day. 

 – Expanding a bit on how impressed he’s been with what Josh has done this year, Calipari noted that after coming away from Canada, if anyone thought he would be this much of a contributor, they should be drug tested.  Or, maybe Windsor shouldn’t have so many bars.

 – Cal also gave Harrellson some credit for choosing to stick around when playing time seemed nonexistent and for changing his habits in order to be a contributor.  Cal said that he had a choice to leave or stop goofing off and stay.  Cal said he changed and that’s why he’s been able to contribute.

 – In case his multiple notes of how he uses the media to send messages hadn’t been soaked up yet, Calipari said he uses the media like a “wet rag”.  I don’t know what that necessarily means, but I know it would have been a lot more offensive if Rick Pitino said it.

 – With the new polls out today and Kentucky still hanging around, Calipari said that with only a few road wins, they’d be a top-10 team.  He then added, “If we were a top-10, there are a lot of bad teams out there.”  Fortunately for the Cats, that appears to be the truth this year.  Calipari also said that he is among those that doesn’t think that NCAA Tourament games are “road” games.  Let’s hope not.

Cal wasn’t the only one spitting out soundbites today.  Matt and Zach kicked the week off this morning on Kentucky Sports Radio with some talk about Florida, Jorts and what it was like going “All Access” for CBS.  You can hear today’s podcast below.  Check it out. 

***8 hours until Jorts Day

Article written by Thomas Beisner

17 Comments for UK Fan of the Day Wants Calipari One-Liners

  1. btowncatfan
    4:07 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Is that Jorts mom? And is she wearing jorts?

  2. Brian
    4:07 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Who’s the hottie??

  3. Jonah Hex
    4:07 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone think Jorts will cry tomorrow at Senior Day?

  4. UKChillFan
    4:09 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll be there to answer that #3!!!!

  5. Jonah Hex
    4:15 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Awesome #4- have a great time!

    How come UK never wears any throwback unis?

  6. hoofhearted
    4:19 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Prediction: Rather than write a positive, uplifting story about Jorts, Jerry Tipton will write a story about the fromer UK players that “should” have been seniors this season (A.J. Stewart) and what their lives could have been like had they not been shown the door prematurely by UK. You know something along those lines is coming.

  7. ThankfulCat
    4:29 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    There is talk of a major throwdown from the NCAA directed toward Auburn and UT regarding Cam Newton.

    Stay tuned

  8. Paul Crewe's Bookie
    4:34 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Hmm. Never realized Jorts was an extra from “Demolition Man”

  9. Al's IndiCats
    4:42 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    6 I wouldn’t doubt that ish for a second

  10. thencaa
    4:47 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    7. Details please.

  11. IndyAlum
    4:55 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Is that Mrs. Jorts?

  12. StevieD
    5:28 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts doing the Carlton, who can ever forget. He has saved our season.

  13. sunnycat
    6:29 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    7 Where do you get your info?

  14. Urban Meyer
    6:37 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Josh looks like Tim Tebow in this picture

  15. sunshinecat
    7:43 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Happen to know that “hottie” really knows her basketball!

  16. rob
    7:58 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Matt Jones, get your geography right! Stinkin’ Creek is in Knox County, not Bell.

  17. kyhowey
    11:23 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Spit Cheez-its all over my screen on the “wet rag” comment. Pitino is just too easy to make fun of. Bravo!