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Mike Francesa wants to do a sit down interview with Calipari and Pitino

John Calipari and Rick Pitino’s relationship is frosty to say the least, which, of course, makes it entertaining as hell to watch. Calipari called in to the Mike Francesa Show today and while describing the team’s plan after the Ohio State game, Francesa hopped on the chance to talk about Cal’s relationship with Rick Pitino, going as far to get Cal to commit to doing an 30-minute interview with him and Rick sometime this season.

Here’s the entire exchange.

“I give them a Christmas break. This one’s going to be a little bit longer. After New York, we’re all going to take like three days, and then in a couple of days we’ll play Louisville, who is really good, by the way–”

“That’s always a fun fest,” Francesa interjected. “The fun part is you two before the game, that’s the fun part, it really is.”

“What, seeing how we shake hands?” Cal asked.

“That’s a good thing. I should go down there and stand between you and make you guys hug,” Francesa said while Calipari laughed. “I think I’m going to come down and interview both of you before the game.”

“Why are you an instigator,” Cal asked. “You light the fire and walk away and everybody says, ‘Where’s Mike?'”

“If I come down, will you agree to sit down and do a half hour with you, me, and him together in an interview?”

“I would,” Cal said. “I would, but that’s me.”

“I’m going to hold you to it. Okay, I’m going to call him and ask him to do it and he’ll do it then we’ll do it. Half hour together. You, me, Rick, half hour together.”

“Alright,” Cal said.

By the end of the interview, Francesa said he might push the interview to “a slow day in February,” but remained committed to doing it.

Screw presents, that’s what I want for Christmas.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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4 Comments for Mike Francesa wants to do a sit down interview with Calipari and Pitino



  1. Cat Fan
    10:40 pm December 18, 2015 Permalink

    Ohhh Feb would be PERFECT, isn’t that when UL has to have the investigation findings into the NCAA?
    Pitino will find every excuse in the book NOT to do the interview, after all got to get his 7-8 guys ready for the NBA.



  2. gblayenet
    11:22 am December 19, 2015 Permalink

    Hasn’t this already been done?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1VvxdayprA



    • catdaddyd
      11:38 am December 19, 2015 Permalink

      Yes, it was done at the final four back in 2012. Francesa is a condescending fool. He used to be on cbs pregame and halftime in the early 90’s it was dreadful. He did the UK duke game in 92 and everything he said happened just the opposite.



  3. Bluecreeker
    1:29 pm December 19, 2015 Permalink

    Mike, Cal, Pitino, and a 10 ton elephant in the room. Better be a big room.