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Swaggy Calipari says he hasn’t been able to sleep the past two nights


You know how I know John Calipari’s feeling good? When he sends out weird tweets like these from a few minutes ago:

So, the big question is: Why can’t Calipari sleep? Considering it’s only been since the Florida win, I’m going with the follow possibilities:

  • He’s excited about his team
  • Heartburn (too much steak)
  • He couldn’t get over the Oscar snafu (although that was only last night)
  • His dogs McGruff and Palmer are hogging the bed
  • Ellen snores

Yeah, pretty sure he’s just excited about his team. We’ll probably find out for certain when he addresses the media in about an hour.

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23 Comments for Swaggy Calipari says he hasn’t been able to sleep the past two nights

  1. catsarerunnin
    1:44 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

    If it’s “Swaggy Calipari” time,it’s March Madness time. Go Cats!!!!

  2. SoCalCat
    1:45 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I think he’s worried that if this year’s team flames out that he’ll finally start feeling some heat from the fanbase 🙂

  3. kentuck1
    1:46 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

    He could probably see the improvement in his team? Bam looked like he
    wants to be a pro. He was a beast on the boards and his shot selection was much improved. Coach might just want to give the ball to Monk and have everyone else hit the offensive boards? Monk is the Showman. I don’t think the Cats have ever had a player that could put up as many points in bunches?

    • Not Dan Issel
      1:53 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Uhhh, Issel AVERAGED 33.9 points per game his senior year–the man was a scoring machine that I understand you youngsters wouldn’t know or think about.

    • Aar
      2:11 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      What about Goose Givens?

    • BluKudzu
      3:00 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Jumping Jamal “Gimmie the Ball” Mashburn?

    • BluKudzu
      3:28 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Then there was that fellow, named Meeks, who did ok too.

  4. Wildfelinebeeline
    1:46 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

    He’s probably stressing over the fact that he needs to start Hawkins over Briscoe!

  5. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    1:55 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I am pretty swaggy myself as my wife just bought me tickets to tomorrow night’s game!

  6. secrick
    2:01 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

    He’s feeling sorry for the Cards losing that 2013 Ntl .Cmp. in June.

  7. GroundControlToNumber9
    3:51 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

    He knows the team has a chance if he limits Brickso’s minutes. So it keeps his ego up at night… cue the worlds smallest violin (Cal standing at the fork in the road as to what’s more important and he can’t have both).

    His ego is twitching since his ego’s plan for the year was to:
    1. Win the Championship
    2. Get Brickso drafted

    Unfortunately #2 isn’t happening. Nor should he force it (and risk losing another Championship like when he forced the Harrisons).

    So this mental activity fogs his brain and prevents him from seeing the team with Brickso being the 2nd PG and averaging 15 – 20 minutes per game (or 3rd string behind an aggressive home state Hawkins who doesn’t appear distracted) .

    Once the team is viewed that way Cal’s Basketball brain can make tweaks to leverage Adabayo/Willis/Gabriel/Humphries. <– BTW – This is what wins us the Championship

    Unfortunately Cal has been unable to work on what needs help because Brickso has gone backwards (and become the 'project'). It's kind of hard to build a foundation around a guy you name as the team leader preseason who clearly isn't 'that guy' this season (for whatever reason… Isaiah… care to be honest about what's distracting you?).

    Brickso & Fox on the court at the same time is a death nail for our tourny run.

    Hopefully Cal pushes Brickso to the side (like Brickso pushed his coach & teammates by being distracted) and focuses on the kids willing to put in the commitment for the run.

    • runningunnin.454
      4:34 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Congratulations for “Best Fiction Novel of the Year”.

    • catsarerunnin
      4:41 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Damn Briscoe & Fox “death nail”. I knew there was a “death nail” lurking hereabouts with this team.

    • J-Dub421
      4:43 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah, Mulder looked so great when he started. Oh wait…

    • kenny
      8:02 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      It’s easy to second guess after the fact. Suppose he did take out the twins, and they still lose. How many fans would be dogging call for taking out one of the most “clutch” players in tourney history. Bottom line is Cal can’t win with some fans….. unless he wins every game, that is.

    • GroundControlToNumber9
      2:09 am February 28, 2017 Permalink

      kenny – Cal doesn’t need to win with all the fans. When you compare the talent he’s had to other coaches… unless he starts winning more Championships with it then it’s not about winning me… it’s about how he stacks up against other coaches.. which is ultimately his fate (which has nothing to do with me).

      Calipari has 1 Championship in 7 years (this is year 8).
      – 2011-12 (MKG, Davis, Lamb, Teague, Jones, Wiltjer, Miller, Vargas)

      He has let a couple he had in the bag slip through his hands:
      – 2009—10 (should have been title #1 – Wall, Cousins, PPat, Bledsoe, Miller)
      – 2013-14 (Randle, Young, Harrisons, Poythress, Stein, Dakari, Lee)
      – 2014-15 (should have been title #3 – Towns, Booker, Lyles, Harrisons, Poythress, Stein, Dakari, Lee, Ulis, Willis)
      Р2015-16 (Ulis, Murray, Labissi̬re, Willis, Brickso, Lee, Humphries, Hawkins, Matthews)

      He’s had the #1 recruiting class almost every year. In NCAA Football, take a look at what that translates to… (See Nick Saban
      Nick Saban (4 Championships & 1 Runner Up in 10 years). 7 straight #1 recruiting classes (2010 – 2017).

      This history is in the books… 2014-15 – Booker & Lyles were kept on the bench in the hopes that they’d return a 2nd year. Aaron Harrison was played at PG when Tyler Ulis was a better shooter & passer. This led to the team we put on the floor not being the best 5 and not having the chemistry they could have had (had Cal not named & stuck with his confidence ‘project’ guy).

      BTW, Coach K has not had the #1 recruiting class every year for the last 8 years and he has 2 titles. It stings because Cal clearly made some ego moves by naming or sticking with the wrong guy.

      Am I saying there is no room for mistakes? Not at all. Naming the wrong guy happens to everyone… but being able to make the switch when it’s clear that guy has taken himself out of the equation is all we can ask for.

      John Wooden is what Calipari should be looking at as the bar holder. No one has ever gotten close to Wooden. But Calipari has come the closest to Wooden in recruiting (but the talent isn’t helping him win Championship). And everyone knows… talent wins Championships. Quit apologizing for him… he’s an adult who made $10 million last year and can handle some truth even if he didn’t.

  8. GroundControlToNumber9
    6:24 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Brickso-421 – You don’t understand why (or see?) defenses collapse in the paint when Fox & Briscoe are on the court together.

    Mediocre SEC teams held UK’s half court offense in check by doing this. 1st they figured out how to take away the transition buckets (by getting back on defense) and now this what UK has yet to adjust to…

    Stopping UK’s Half-Court Offense (play Fox & Briscoe soft… “sag back”):
    1. Clogs the paint to prevent Fox & Briscoe drives to layup (stops Calipari Dribble Drive)
    Clogs the paint to prevent Fox & Briscoe drives to dish (prevents open 3’s from Monk, Willis)
    2. Clog the paint to take away room for Adabayo to post

    So that leaves our 5 star #1 class of 2016 left with 2 out of 5 players on the court to score (Monk & Willis).

    But the brilliance of this defensive scheme used against Kentucky is we’ve yet to adjust after seeing it countless times now.

    This is for 2 reasons:
    1. Coach Cal hoping Fox & Briscoe can gain confidence by hitting jumpers – so he encourages it
    2. Player (basketball IQ) – Fox & Briscoe will take their dreadfully low percentage jumper (15+ feet)

    Fox & Briscoe see they have an open jump shot (as designed by the defense) and will take it (as Cal yells at them to) and they will miss more than most guards at this level.

    That is what you call checkmate… and how you take a mediocre team and elevate them to being able to hang with Kentucky. Then Kentucky has to rely on Monk or Willis heroics to win the game (which won’t always work).

    • catsarerunnin
      6:51 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Wow! You figure all that out by yourself??

    • CATandMONKEY
      7:37 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      No question Cal needs to have a hotline to Ground Control, NCAA coach of the century.

    • maximumscott
      10:09 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Has nothing to do with past lack of defensive intensity