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John Calipari silenced the “OVERRATED” chants

With Kentucky up big on Tennessee late in the game, the eRupption Zone broke out into an “Over-Rated” chant directed toward the top-ranked Vols. The taunt did not last long, though, because John Calipari was quick to shut everyone up. He immediately turned toward the crowd and yelled, “NO!” and it faded away almost instantly.

Here’s a clip:

After the game, Cal raved about Tennessee, saying the Vols are deserving of the No. 1 ranking, but couldn’t make shots Saturday night. He said, “I know how good Tennessee is and that’s why I told our fans, enough of the ‘they’re overrated.’ They’re not overrated. Probably underrated.”

 

Article written by Drew Franklin

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32 Comments for John Calipari silenced the “OVERRATED” chants



  1. eyebleedblue
    11:30 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Herro was silencing them quick also



    • Irememberharrylancaster
      8:55 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Herro didn’t silence the crowd, he lite them up more.



  2. Ridge Runner
    11:30 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Great job coach! Such a stupid chant. It even takes away from us beating them as well. Yes, we at Rupp are beyond this as well as court storming.



    • unbridled
      12:35 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Exactly. It was a humble brag from coach cal. I love it.



    • J. Did
      11:15 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      That chant is what over privileged dook students do courtesy of their ‘over rated’ school and coach K.



    • StayBlue
      12:22 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, as Ridge said below just something some students needed to be reminded of. We aren’t any university. We are the legend of college basketball and we can act crazy but to a point. This is one of them.



  3. runningunnin.454
    11:31 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    ESPNU has the replay at midnight, if anybody missed it.



    • Ridge Runner
      11:33 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Thx RG. Hell, I might watch again although I didn’t miss it. Lol



  4. gwhittle
    11:32 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Dumbest chant ever… Thank you Cal



  5. truetotheblue
    11:33 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Very respectful of cal. But I think it had a lot to do with coach Barnes being a good person and friend and also having to play them down there in 2 weeks.if it been Bruce pearl and auburn he may not of minded.lol.GO CATS!



    • Ridge Runner
      11:38 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Honestly, its taboo for a legacy winning program like us to do it to anyone in my opinion. However…I may give it some slack for a couple minutes only for pUKe.



  6. CellarDoorx06
    11:48 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    I honestly never thought I’d hear KENTUCKY FANS start that retarded ass chant…As KENTUCKY FANS, the mindset should ALWAYS BE that WE are the Team to beat! Just like We should absolutely NEVER rush the court even if We were unranked and just beat the #1 squad in the Country. As a member of Big Blue Nation, I just found that absolutely embarrassing!



  7. Mc12
    11:55 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    If the number 1 team is down to say, a team probably around the 50th spot without a huge legacy then sure. If number 5 is beating number 1 it’s a chant by uneducated fans and it’s honestly a bit corny



  8. syrin23
    12:28 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah, not only does this diminish your win, it’s just like Saturday… no class.



  9. Bluebloodtoo
    12:45 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    This makes me proud to have Cal on our sideline more than winning.



    • Luether
      2:04 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Winning is WAY more important than who’s on the sideline…



    • Bluebloodtoo
      3:50 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      I’m disappointed in you luether. That’s a ridiculous statement. Almost Machiavellian.



    • catsarerunnin
      8:02 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      My sources say Luether has no idea what you’re talking about….



    • 4everUKblue
      8:13 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      your sources are right on the money!



  10. ScoggDog
    7:48 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Machiavelli got a bad rap. Dude was spot on.



    • CatsfaninFL
      8:31 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Exactly! That was one stellar rap album. Hail Mary! .. wait.. we talkin’ bout the same Machiavelli?



  11. nicky
    9:03 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Wonder if Cal would’ve done this if it wasn’t his friend on the other coaching end….??



    • StayBlue
      12:19 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Yes, he would have. Your missing the point I think.



  12. Jiminy Crickets
    9:55 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Very class act. Best ambassador this program could ask for.



  13. BlueDew
    10:05 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Well, you bitch and complain that students don’t show up. Now they fill the seats to cheer and yell when we FINALLY get a number one team in Rupp. Now, we bitch because students are being students. We are afraid they are being offensive to UT. Classless, I don’t think so. Cursing, flipping the other team off is classless. Overrated is just a little rivalry fun.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:28 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Good point. However, being a student at UK is tough because you are a part of a legacy and superior program unlike being a student at any other university. So, it’s just learning the small part of that responsibility along with acting crazy overall.



    • ClutchCargo
      12:57 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Who is bitching? The crowd started a stupid chant that only fans of bottom feeder programs use, Cal told them to stop, and they stopped. He was just reminding them that the Rupp crowd is better than that.



  14. Led Weappelin
    10:28 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Anyone who thinks Tennessee is overrated doesn’t know basketball. After winning 18 in a row it was just their time to lose. They could not throw a pea in the ocean last night.



  15. StayBlue
    11:24 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Yes Ridge, Cal was merely being the professor with a teachable moment.



  16. BlueDew
    8:51 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t believe anyone thought they were overrated, the chant is in your face, we beat you ass chant. It’s beating you rival and rubbing it in on them a little bit. Not only your so called “bottom feeder schools” use this chant. If you watch many college games you will see and hear that chant from the student sections from top down to your so called bottom feeders. Sorry to disappoint and hurt your “we are an elite program” persona……and we should not chant things that might hurt the other team’s feelings.