John Calipari’s media tour rolls on, and this afternoon, he went on “The Jim Rome Show.” He mainly repeated things we’ve already heard, but I had to laugh when Cal channeled his inner Southern debutante when talking about Rex Chapman’s tweet: “The LA thing was so…you know, bless Rex’s soul, I don’t think he meant it in a negative way or anything, but what are you doing? It’s not true. It’s just not true.”
As anyone in the South can attest, there’s nothing more cutting than a “bless his little heart.” Another interesting comment came when Rome asked Cal if he felt he wore the “black hat” when it comes to the NCAA:
“I think the whole point of this thing–how the NCAA has handled some of the stuff and why people, not just me, a lot of their critics say it’s selective enforcement, and I’ve been thrown in that at times. I’ve never been found to do anything, but it’s kind of ‘here’s how we can embarrass this’–you know what I’m saying, and that’s how I felt.”
Preach on, Cal.