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Doug Sirmons isn’t a popular guy on the internet right now

Doug Sirmons was out of line. Even the South Carolina fans around me feel bad for John Calipari and Kentucky after Calipari was tossed two minutes into the game at the hands of Sirmons. Sirmons sprinted all the way across the court to give Calipari his first technical, then quickly gave him a second and sent him back to the locker room. Those two have never been on good terms, and Sirmons took their hatred for one another to the next level today.

Former Tennessee head coach Buzz Peterson called it “absolutely embarrassing to college officiating.”

The rest of the internet went even further:

Sirmons was trending nationally on Twitter, which is never a good thing if you’re an official.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

26 Comments for Doug Sirmons isn’t a popular guy on the internet right now



  1. ciggy
    1:01 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    He should get suspension for that garbage.



    • WeareBBN
      1:55 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

      Depends on what Cal actually said. Cal did nothing in his actions to get tossed but what did he say. Now it has to be really bad or a direct remark at Sirmons to warrant the ejection, if not agree with you he should sit for several games.



  2. UKALLDAY1
    1:03 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    So tired of getting screwed by refs EVERY GAME!! OMG do they hate UK that much? That was clearly a 3 Tyler made we just saw the replay and they gave him 2! The officiating in the game especially early on was so one sided, I was thinking these refs have to be betting on South Carolina, it was embarrassing.



  3. Wildcat Sheli
    1:05 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    Maybe now people will realize how a call here and there (by guess who?) made a difference vs. Wisconson … and Kansas, too, for that matter.



  4. badtoothjones
    1:11 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    I just took a giant Doug Sirmons



  5. go back to caneyville
    1:11 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    Doug Sirmons rapes kittens.



  6. BTownUKFan
    1:11 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    There needs to be a national system for referees. There are sooo many inept, asswipe officials calling college games right now it is ridiculous.



  7. WildcatSteeler
    1:38 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    Doug Sirmens is so dumb he can’t even fix a game right.



  8. Kyblue34
    1:46 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    If Tai is going to redshirt anyway, he just needs to go out there and punch Sirmons right in the mouth! 😉



  9. BMT
    2:18 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    Quite honestly, if this jackass was found face down in a ditch somewhere, college basketball would be a better place. Come to think of it, so would the world.



  10. The Seer
    2:21 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    Doug Sirmens should fornicate himself with an iron stick.



  11. damage_control
    2:34 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    Regardless of what Cal said, I’d bet the farm that he wouldn’t have ejected Coach K with 37.5 minutes left in the game. He should be embarrassed and banned from all UK games in the future.



  12. 2thepoint
    2:36 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    I am sure the SEC has had 1000’s of calls and emails about that guy, but it hasn’t done anything to stop him so evidently they don’t intend to.



  13. mikep
    2:48 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    Semen is a poo poo head, he’s a cock of poo poo



  14. wildcatmac
    2:50 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    I blame ESPN for this. ESPN paid billions of dollars to get the SEC contract. Now they want each and every game to be close with a chance for a major team to lose. That way casual fans keep it on their channel so they get better ratings. Higher rating results in higher prices for the commercials. Just like in football. They want Bama to be in close games. The same with KY in basketball. If KY has a 20-30 point lead the casual fans change it to another channel.
    So since the TN game I have not had my tv on any ABC network. No Disney channels and No Disney movies in the theater. And since doing this I have wake up each and every morning just as if I would if I had watched their tv shows.



  15. sincitycat
    2:53 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    I can’t wait for him to come to Rupp Arena.



  16. Craig Sagers Suits
    2:59 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    What is it with guys named Doug (Sirmons and Shows) being terrible at officiating?



  17. ncaa is in on it
    3:14 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    Ky has always got screwed remember “Don Rutledge” the Ref. But things have gotten worse cause the NCAA hates coach Cal. The book he wrote didnt help. But there should be and investigation into last years tourney seeding. There has never been a stronger overall #1 seed and ky had a crazy hard road. Then go look at Duke’s road to final 4.



    • BTownUKFan
      6:35 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

      I remember the Don Rutledge days and Hank Nichols too. Nichols was the head of officials after he stopped calling games which didn’t help Kentucky either. I hate to be the conspiracy guy but with those guys, then Harold Boudreaux we have not a respectful relationship with officials.



  18. UKfanman01
    4:35 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    I thought the Wisconsin game was the worst officiated game I’d ever seen. A Wisconsin fan, also friend, texted me after the game apologizing for the ref shafting (he’s born and raised in Wisconsin). Then came Kansas… No wonder they haven’t lost at home. Now there was this garbage… NCAA needs to take a hard look at their officials. Granted they don’t hold any of their rules consistently. Just look at coach K



  19. UKUKUK1865
    5:52 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    If he is that bad on a consistent basis someone at the League office needs to fire his ass at the end of the season. Does anyone have the balls to do that?



  20. writerontheriver
    9:24 pm February 13, 2016 Permalink

    Hey, Sirmons has a short fuse, we get it. The ejection was senseless, he embarrassed himself, and maybe he’s even a jerk. But you classless idiots that spew 4th grade remarks on this public thread… like “down in a ditch” and “fornicate with an iron stick”…grow up. There’s no place for that garbage here. Keep it classy and don’t embarrass yourself or the rest of us.



  21. FF4bigblue
    9:45 am February 14, 2016 Permalink

    The only embarrassment is that this guy is repeatedly allowed to dictate the outcome of extremely important games by being an irrational, biased jackass. Our guys fight way too hard for some blowhard to be given this much power. Him and his short “fuse” (if that’s what we’re calling it) can go call Florida games.



  22. Wildcat Sheli
    1:53 pm February 14, 2016 Permalink

    Look at the Ts and losses . . . and remember what might have been: http://www.bigbluehistory.net/bb/statistics/Officials/Doug_Sirmons.html



  23. Wildcat Sheli
    8:32 am February 15, 2016 Permalink

    Is it possible that Saturday’s debacle will prevent Sirmons from working any UK games come March?



  24. kypeachcat
    9:19 am February 16, 2016 Permalink

    Cant say Cal didn’t play a part, maybe intentionally…. He didn’t deserve the first technical, and Sirmons is by all accounts a douche bag. But Cal earned that second T that got him ejected. As in George Brett with the pine tar style earned.
    The Wisconsin Game… I’m still stuck on running the shot clock down to 4 seconds before even starting to make a move for the basket. And every team seems to do it. For God sake start with the condition it back out, or here’s a thought, kick it to your brother with his knack for burying late threes while you have The Big KAT and Willie down low.