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Coach Cal’s Mother’s Day Tribute

The BBN has heard John Calipari speak so much that “Cal-speak” has become second-nature.  We hear “you people are crazy,” “I like me team,” and “We’re everybody’s Super Bowl and it’s easy to just smile and nod, letting it go in one ear and out the other.  You can’t BS around when speaking of your Mother.

Today I was reminded of Calipari “the person” in his tribute to his Mother and all mothers on CoachCal.com.   The stories Coach shares about Mrs. Calipari remind me of so many awesome women that I’ve come in contact throughout my life.

Here’s just one of the awesome stories he shares:

“I learned to swim by being thrown in a shallow part of the Ohio River while she said “swim!” Watching the mother in Baltimore aggressively counsel her son reminded me of Mom in her younger days. But her heart and wisdom set her apart.”

There’s plenty more where that came from.  Enjoy the rest of the story, and most importantly, thank your Mother today.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for Coach Cal’s Mother’s Day Tribute



  1. scwhite9
    2:36 pm May 10, 2015 Permalink

    This is very well said. But, when he talks about his mother, he always gets a glint in his eye.



  2. empireblue
    3:55 pm May 10, 2015 Permalink

    Sure beats encouraging people to skip the flowers and pay him to leave their mothers a mass voicemail.



  3. scwhite9
    5:44 pm May 10, 2015 Permalink

    I have not done the “voicemail” for mother’s day (he would have to call heaven for that one), but I have paid for several of these for my kids who loved it. But, the best money I have ever spent is for him to call my son-in-law and wish him Happy Birthday. Did I mention my son-in-law is a Vandy fan????