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Why Not Add Denny Crum to the Fun?

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Just when you thought John Calipari couldn’t do anything that showed more testicular fortitude, he finds a way to outdo himself again. After first creating a UK Legends game in Lexington, selling out the arena and bringing in the best collection of NBA talent the state has ever seen, he has taken to a new path. As KSR first reported earlier tonight, Calipari is attempting to have a second UK Legends vs Dominican game, this time at the Yum Center in Louisville. And as part of the festivities, a source tells KSR that Calipari plans on extending an invitation to Denny Crum to be an honorary coach for the event. As you know, two former Cards, Francisco Garcia and Edgar Sosa, will be on the Dominican team and with the game in the Yum Center, having Denny around to get a nice round of applause and teach the young kids some new tricks will be great.

Of course, bringing Denny to the game would have other advantages as well. A level of fury that would come from Tom Jurich, Rick Pitino and the UL fanbase will be virtually unprecedented and the collective seething coming from Cardinal way will make the event even sweeter. Whether Denny coaches or doesnt (his friend Joe B Hall is trying to get him to do it), this much is clear. Calipari is simply better at this type of thing, creating exciting buzz-worthy events/moments that also have the effect of annoying his rivals, than anyone currently in college athletics.

Article written by Matt Jones

29 Comments for Why Not Add Denny Crum to the Fun?



  1. FLCATFAN
    10:37 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    NO NO NO bet it cannot be at the Yum Center…..but then it could be at Freedom Hall!!!



  2. kramer
    10:40 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t wait to listen to all the crying red fans tomorrow!!I hope this works out and its game on!!



  3. NCAA is pathetic
    10:40 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    Coach Cal should get Karen Sypher out of jail and put her on the bench too……….Then again that might not be a good idea, cause ol’ Rick would be over there amongst her, trying to get his 7 seconds of fame again.



  4. jason the caller
    10:48 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    It isn’t a secret how much Cal admires Crum and this would be a huge blow to the Cards fanbase.



  5. bluebayou
    10:48 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    UofL fans are not happy don’t know why It’s not like they do anything to honor Denny They keep chirpin about basketball tradition they should ask their selves why their coach doesn’t embrace their tradition…has Pitino even invited Crum to a practice?



  6. KD
    10:49 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    personally would be funny cause Rick doesn’t seem to embrace former UL players or coaches



  7. Irishhooliganx
    10:49 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    Balls.
    Great. Big. Swinging. Balls.



  8. BCO
    10:49 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    Thats just sticking our sack right in their face and making them like it.

    I love it.



  9. bung
    10:50 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    the less said about Crud and looavul the better…



  10. bluebayou
    10:51 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    6) Totally agree!



  11. Whatshouldido?
    11:12 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    Won’t happen



  12. Pup, MD
    11:18 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    This seems like a pretty classy move, actually. Promoting yourself while also promoting your rival. We need at least one of our natural rivals to be strong. With Indiana on permanent vacation, Tennessee in purgatory, and Florida being boring and without some douchebag collarpopper to hate, we need dirty birds to step it up.



  13. Jason
    11:25 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    The thing i love about this is that you KNOW this is totally getting to Jurich. I cannot stand him. His and UL’s “Kentucky wont play at the Yum center” thing is bogus and Cal has found away around it. Having our guys in there playing for a great UK even is HILARIOUS. I just hope Wall and Cousins can make it.



  14. Ehh,
    11:31 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    No Denzil is good Denzil.



  15. kycager
    11:38 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    the Ricky P beat down continues…have mercy remember 9-11.



  16. Usernametaken
    11:40 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    No disrespect to Crum, but I want to see Joe B. Hall there. I’m not going to get to go to the Lexington game.



  17. tyson
    11:45 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    This is fantastic



  18. blitzedanddazed
    11:56 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    Crum hates Ricky Three Stacks and Tommy Turtle Neck, but not enough to lose the money stream that U of L still provides for him.



  19. Robshairgel
    11:59 pm August 2, 2011 Permalink

    Kenny Payne in the pic above,could help make that happen!



  20. Robshairgel
    12:03 am August 3, 2011 Permalink

    Kenny Payne (pictured behind Crum)could make it happen!



  21. tim
    12:04 am August 3, 2011 Permalink

    12- totally agree.



  22. SagaciousMind
    12:05 am August 3, 2011 Permalink

    Pitino never embraced UK’s past or players so it doesnt surprise me hasnt at UL. I’m so glad Cal gets it. Hall is always at practice and he welcomes any player back, gotta love it! I’m sure UL fans feel like their older brother is pushin their heads into the ground and makin them eat dirt. I think it’s hilarious former Cats may be runnin around stompin on the dirty bird! You know Cousins will if he’s there lol I love it!



  23. ky1der
    12:17 am August 3, 2011 Permalink

    Sorry but I remember a fair amount of NBA level talent on a KY Colonels team from 1975. All but a few on that roater later played in the NBA. Issel, Gilmore, Dampier, Maurice Lucas.



  24. tyrus
    12:30 am August 3, 2011 Permalink

    It’s great for UK to flex it’s dominance in the Commonwealth. Enjoy the love shown to Joe B. A great rally around subject…but coaching? Matt or anyone else, do you remember his coaching style? Ain’t hating but dang. It was very boring but shat…we won!



  25. NCAA is pathetic
    12:39 am August 3, 2011 Permalink

    Rick Pitino is a first class crevice hole. This is a great move by the Governor of the Bluegrass, COACH CAL!!!



  26. Guck Foodman
    12:47 am August 3, 2011 Permalink

    Pure genius.



  27. FU of L
    6:14 am August 3, 2011 Permalink

    I said the other day if Joe B. couldn’t coach the former Cats, they should get Denny to do it just to stick it to the Cardinal trash. I definitely wouldn’t want the greatest coach in my program’s history fraternizing with the enemy. Their fans, Tommy Turtleneck and Quick Rick would not be happy. DO IT!!!! Then we can all point and laugh at the Tardinals! Again and again!! HAHAHAHA!



  28. kygolfnut
    9:28 am August 3, 2011 Permalink

    Dont yall know it aint Freedom Hall any longer, it is Rupp West



  29. Denzil
    12:57 pm August 3, 2011 Permalink

    Will Olliges, U of L’s victory cigar… yes!