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ESPN would like to know your opinion of John Calipari

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The Worldwide Leader in Sports put out a poll today asking its followers what they think of Kentucky’s own John Calipari.

The poll gives three options to choose from:

1. He has underachieved with the talent he has had

2. His ability to mold new teams every year is respectable

3. Lay off him — he has won a title and made four Final Fours

As I write this over 11,000 people have voted and 38 percent of them say lay off.

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Let’s get that percentage even higher by giving Calipari the support of BBN online.

Click here to vote.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

14 Comments for ESPN would like to know your opinion of John Calipari



  1. meeksfor3
    2:16 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

    31% of voters are either haters or have a mental disorder.



  2. AllBlueAllDay
    2:18 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

    At second glance that poll isn’t nearly as bad as it looks.. 68% of people think he’s either respectable or that everyone needs to lay off him. Wish that number were higher but it looks way better when you bulk the 2 numbers together as compared to separating them all.



  3. ericspeezy
    2:20 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

    I grow tired of the argument that he’s had all this talent and underachieved. It takes a special talent to pull together a group of children in 4 months to achieve anything. I don’t see anyone doing what he does as well he does, including Coach K. The one and done system is a wild game. Coaching these elite stars is an art, not a science. Cal is the best at it.



    • smahurin
      2:41 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

      What’s even more frustrating is that he’s been immensely successful. He’s first in NCAA tourney wins, first in sweet 16’s, first in elite 8’s, first in final 4’s and second only to coach K in titles. He’s either been the 1st, tied for 1st or at worst 2nd most successful coach in the NCAA during his time at UK. And yet there are many people (even many UK fans) who think that is unacceptable and just plain bad and that he isn’t any good at his job. If being the most successful or 2nd most successful coach in the country over an 8 year time frame means he’s terrible at his job, I wonder what it would take for people to think he’s actually good at his job?

      15 NCAA titles in 8years? Nah probably still not enough.



    • Luether
      6:48 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

      Disagree. While Cal is maybe the best recruiter, there are a lot of coaches who would achieve better results with that talent…



    • catsarerunnin
      7:56 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

      Name the coaches. Or do you have to ask your infamous “sources” first?



  4. ericspeezy
    2:21 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

    Also if there was an option on here to vote, “I’m so jealous of him I can’t stand it” that would be probably 70% of the country in all truth.



  5. david8577
    2:38 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

    Honestly, it is amazing that he basically plays an under 20 year old team against under 24 year old teams.



  6. Rod Crandler
    3:03 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

    What a stupid poll. One negative answer and two positive answers. Gives more perceived weight to the negative answer.



  7. Dusten
    5:25 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

    Interesting that whoever screenshotted this choose the “underachieved” option…



  8. rainman
    5:41 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

    Funny thing is, I think all three are true!



  9. rainman
    5:42 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

    Not quite sure how two answers are viewed so negatively?



  10. dballrb
    10:37 pm April 13, 2017 Permalink

    Very nice!!The damn broadcast froze at 11/2 hrs.. To hell with Marathon! !!!!