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Calipari has no idea how the BBN keeps getting all the tickets to games

The first reporter to ask John Calipari a question this afternoon is lucky he didn’t get slapped in the face. A reporter from Cleveland took the mic, looked at Cal, and said “take a deep breath.” Calipari glared at him while Tyler Ulis looked at Trey Lyles and snickered. The reporter continued on to ask Cal what the city of Cleveland can expect when the Big Blue Nation descends upon it on Thursday.

“Our fans, I just use one term to kind of define — they define themselves, but they’re crazy. They come — our building seats 25,000, and many of the people that will be in Cleveland could not get tickets to our building. So they go to every tournament game. I mean, we had 10,000 people at the early rounds of our conference tournament because they couldn’t get tickets to our rounds. They were like watching the other teams just to be able to say they were a part of it.”

The BBN’s trip to Nashville also taught Cal something else about the BBN: if they can’t get in the building, they’ll go to a bar. “I would say all the restaurant/bar owners are going to be very happy because, if they can’t get into the games, they’re going to be sitting right there,” Cal said. “I don’t think they drink, but they will be there watching those games. You would say, well, they can’t get all the tickets. They somehow figure out how to get tickets. I have no idea how they do it. There will be a lot of blue in Cleveland, no question.

It’s really sweet that Cal thinks the Big Blue Nation doesn’t drink. Late night postgame shows suggest otherwise.

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4 Comments for Calipari has no idea how the BBN keeps getting all the tickets to games



  1. BMT
    9:16 pm March 21, 2015 Permalink

    Some amazing revelations from Cincinatti’s Jermaine Sanders in the postgame press conference:

    On how Kentucky handled Cincinatti’s physical play:

    “I don’t think they handled our physicality very well throughout the game. Mental lapses that happened on the offensive end is why we lost the game. It wasn’t nothing that they did.”

    On what it was like, especially in the second half, trying to get off a shot against Kentucky’s defense:

    “I don’t think it was tough at all. We got point blank shots that we just missed. It wasn’t anything that they did defensively that made it tough for us to score. We got the shots that we wanted, they just didn’t go down.”

    So there you have it. Cincy lost the game because of mental errors and it had nothing to do with Kentucky. Now you now! 😉



  2. 25OR624
    10:46 pm March 21, 2015 Permalink

    Clearly, a verbosely street Solomonic Jermaine Sanders represents the University of Cincinnati.

    Nice.



  3. Leuther
    1:58 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    Forty and Oh, Baby!



  4. satcheluk
    8:48 am March 22, 2015 Permalink

    If we can’t land the tickets, then the $150-$200 we had budgeted for the tickets is reallocated to the booze and food budget and we still get to imbibe surrounded by our family…BBN!

    I was in Tokyo for Cal’s first 3 years and there was a group of UK alumni friends there and we got together for every major game and watched it live (13/14 hour time difference-so that 3:30pm CBS was a biatch!). BBN loves its Cats and will go to great lengths to support them in any small way they can.