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Swaggy Calipari was back tonight

After one of the biggest road wins of his tenure, John Calipari was in a great mood in his postgame presser, championing his freshman for fighting back from a 17-point deficit and throwing around all sorts of swag.

“We’re going with spirit. I’m playing with spirit. PJ [Washington] was hurt. Not enough to give. We just needed spirit.”

Spirit they had, in spades. When asked what inspired the fight in his team tonight, Calipari credited a full roster, which allows him to yank players after bad plays.

“Down the stretch we made those plays. I think part of it is, now we’re doing a rotation verses, you’re in, you’re out. Like, you don’t get the ball in a critical time, you’re out. Short of that, you’re staying in. I think it’s better for them because what does it take off their plate, what excuse? Can’t say that! Can’t say that anymore! You’re in a rotation! Wow.”

If you didn’t notice, Calipari wore a pullover tonight, a nod to his friend Bob Huggins. When asked, he hinted he might keep the look for good luck.

“You know what? I might. I might. It’d be nice to travel this light. Does Bob take luggage with him or now? He doesn’t take luggage with him, no? Does he brush his teeth?”

If that isn’t indication enough Cal’s swagger is back, this quote about the Selection Committee should be.

“We will face each other in the NCAA Tournament. There’s no question we’ll be in the same bracket because they don’t want to see the two of us advance.”

Cal taking shots at the Selection Committee makes me feel better than anything.


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18 Comments for Swaggy Calipari was back tonight

  1. Blue Jesus
    10:02 pm January 27, 2018 Permalink

    In the pre-game interview Huggy said that Cal’s donning the pullover was more evidence he wanted to be like him. I just might have to agree… Huggy has done a lot of winning in that arena, and Cal decided he’d like to try his hand at that as well!

    • RealCatsFan
      10:09 pm January 27, 2018 Permalink

      If they keep playing like this, then yes Cal, keep the same outfit for the rest of the year.

      Maybe the pullover was the tweak!

    • unbridled
      11:03 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

      I absolutely love the fact that coach cal and bob huggins are such good friends. Both are guys I’d love to hang out with. Love it.

    • unbridled
      11:05 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Also, I wore the same outfit I wore during the ul game. It was the first time since. I think I’ve found my game day uniform from here on out.

  2. Booby Petrino
    10:09 pm January 27, 2018 Permalink

    So is PJ ok?

    • RealCatsFan
      10:10 pm January 27, 2018 Permalink

      He seemed to be moving OK when he got off the bench to high five his teammates.

  3. RealCatsFan
    10:11 pm January 27, 2018 Permalink

    Never seen so many 504 errors, and it’s not like hundreds of comments are being posted. Matt needs to ante up and upgrade those servers with some of the revenue from all those popup ads on the site.

  4. kentuckybackupplayer
    10:23 pm January 27, 2018 Permalink

    the server was clogged with codereds tears.

  5. ukblue22
    10:43 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Cal wore a once in a season pullover and you used a stock photo of him in a suit?

    • unbridled
      11:08 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Hopefully we see more of the pullover. I kinda liked the look

  6. robson15
    10:53 am January 28, 2018 Permalink


  7. basketballnut
    12:59 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    During the post game show, was Cal running or changing clothes?