John Calipari Releases Tree From UK Commitment

I’m not quite sure why this isn’t in the national headlines today, but there’s some huge news coming out of Lexington, Kentucky, concerning new UK coach John Calipari.

John Calipari's tree

The LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER is reporting that a group of men armed with chainsaws showed up at the house Calipari has bought (but not yet moved into) on Sunday morning. They stayed there until 6:30 in the evening … cutting down a tree. Yes, this is news in Kentucky. Welcome to Lexington, coach.

Shocking details after the jump.

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Reporter Crushed for Questioning UK Perfection

The University of Kentucky is infallible. All great things come from the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky has a wonderful plan for our lives. Blessed be the University of Kentucky. We shall never doubt her.

(Are the angry mobs gone? Can you still see the makeshift torches made from couch legs? No? Okay. Let’s start.)

Angry mob

(shh; the UK mob can still hear us when we type)

Jerry Tipton from the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER has been nigh crucified for two recent articles (and accompanying podcasts) on new UK recruits, including one about UK head coach Billy Gillespe recruiting an eighth-grader. The abuse has grown so vehement that HERALD-LEADER editor Linda Austin felt she had to step in and defend Tipton.

In both articles, Tipton speaks to all parties involved in the issues (when available) and presents reactions in an even-handed manner. You can see the flaw in his approach.
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