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Over the weekend I attended the hall of fame classic at mohegan sun and had a very good time watching the games there.

During the ODU UK game I ended up sitting behind the UK bench right next to Coach Cal's daughter. My friend that was a UK fan recognized her and we started talking to her and her friends.
She was very nice overall, but when she heard I was from CT and liked UCONN she went on to say how she hates uconn and our coach and that she would never root for us. I said thanks thats fine, we will take the titles. She had nothing to say back to that, because there is simply nothing you can say to that. I told her UK is def good this yr just to smooth things over, but it wasn't a contentious interaction at all and we had a good time sitting with them behind the bench. I was happy I said what I said.

I found it very interesting how she immediately said she hated uconn and calhoun.
I was wondering can anyone actually explain to me how the beef betweeen calipari and calhoun started? It is obvious her opinion on the matter comes from her Dad.

Also, I was walking around the casino after the games and ran into world wide wes. He was sitting front and center at both UK games. Anyways, when we walked by him I pretended to be a UK fan and said go cats, he proceeded to say oh yess, I bleed kentucky blue. Just though that was a funny statement coming from a registered sports agent. IMHO there has got to be something fishy going on between Cal and Wes.

Rondo was at the game today and he got a nice ovation from the crowd when he left towards the end of the game.

A group of UK fans asked me to snap a picture of them so I did and said "1...2...3....say UCONN"
They did not find it funny and one of them called me a D***, but I could care less, it was fun to mess with the UK fans.

On a side note, I know the big east has not looked so great against other conferences so far this yr, but the loss by USF to penn state would not have happened if Gilcrest had played. I think with him in the line up they looked pretty good and that game def changed with him missing it.
 

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Over the weekend I attended the hall of fame classic at mohegan sun and had a very good time watching the games there.

During the ODU UK game I ended up sitting behind the UK bench right next to Coach Cal's daughter. My friend that was a UK fan recognized her and we started talking to her and her friends.
She was very nice overall, but when she heard I was from CT and liked UCONN she went on to say how she hates uconn and our coach and that she would never root for us. I said thanks thats fine, we will take the titles. She had nothing to say back to that, because there is simply nothing you can say to that. I told her UK is def good this yr just to smooth things over, but it wasn't a contentious interaction at all and we had a good time sitting with them behind the bench. I was happy I said what I said.

I found it very interesting how she immediately said she hated uconn and calhoun.
I was wondering can anyone actually explain to me how the beef betweeen calipari and calhoun started? It is obvious her opinion on the matter comes from her Dad.

Also, I was walking around the casino after the games and ran into world wide wes. He was sitting front and center at both UK games. Anyways, when we walked by him I pretended to be a UK fan and said go cats, he proceeded to say oh yess, I bleed kentucky blue. Just though that was a funny statement coming from a registered sports agent. IMHO there has got to be something fishy going on between Cal and Wes.

Rondo was at the game today and he got a nice ovation from the crowd when he left towards the end of the game.

A group of UK fans asked me to snap a picture of them so I did and said "1...2...3....say UCONN"
They did not find it funny and one of them called me a D***, but I could care less, it was fun to mess with the UK fans.

On a side note, I know the big east has not looked so great against other conferences so far this yr, but the loss by USF to penn state would not have happened if Gilcrest had played. I think with him in the line up they looked pretty good and that game def changed with him missing it.
it started when cal was at UMASS and how it became a rivalry, i think you could google it and of course WWW and cal are linked, getting celebs at games, jay z into locker rooms, having someone be a middle man at high school games and walking over to recruits and relaying a message given from WWW, in front of the NCAA
 
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I don't get how the NCAA lets this WWW guy hang around the Kentucky program. Seems like everything the NCAA has been against.
 

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A group of UK fans asked me to snap a picture of them so I did and said "1...2...3....say UCONN"
They did not find it funny and one of them called me a D***, but I could care less, it was fun to mess with the UK fans.
Funny thread and great line. The daughters reaction could just be that UConn beat UK twice last season. And it seems some investigative type, press or NCAA should see the association with WWW and investigate it. I'm not sure it hasn't been investigated.
 
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UK has a crazy following, and they are very respectful fans based on my interactions from FF last year.

They live for it, spend their $$ on it. They get 20k for exhibition games, UConn barely gets 10k after winning a NC.
 

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OT but has duke ever played a big non conference team away and not at home or a neutral site
 
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UK has a crazy following, and they are very arrogant fans based on my interactions from FF last year.

They live for it, spend their $$ on it. They get 20k for exhibition games, UConn barely gets 10k after winning a NC.

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UK has a crazy following, and they are very respectful fans based on my interactions from FF last year.

They live for it, spend their $$ on it. They get 20k for exhibition games, UConn barely gets 10k after winning a NC.

After the game at MSG a few years ago a bunch of UK fans started mocking my Jasper Howard T... respectful is not the word I would use to describe them.
 

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I sat in a section full of Kentucky fans with my father and stepmom (uconn fans) and one family friend who is a tennessee fan. He was a huge dick, mocking the Kentucky fans the whole game and screaming at the entire section any time Uconn did anything. The Kentucky fans were actually pretty good to me despite that.
 

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After the game at MSG a few years ago a bunch of UK fans started mocking my Jasper Howard T... respectful is not the word I would use to describe them.
my friends got spit on and shoved by men in the 40s
 
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AWESOME JOB MY FELLOW UCONN FAN!!! I wish more of our fellow fans had the balls to follow your lead.
 

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Funny thread and great line. The daughters reaction could just be that UConn beat UK twice last season. And it seems some investigative type, press or NCAA should see the association with WWW and investigate it. I'm not sure it has n't been investigated.

Oh No......JC and JC are doppelgangers with each playing the part of the others evil twin over the years.....

As with Pitino there's a long history of recuiting tales and egos including Jim Calhoun having to watch the 1996 Final Four with Pitino and Calipari facing off and the media reliving their bosom buddy status and the fact Pitino paid the first $5,000 of Calipari's salary to UMass and how the two of them dominated New England basketball--Pitino in the America East and then at Providence and then Calipari at UMass with Hartford native Camby.

Get into the Gampel (1990) V. Mullins Center (1993) competition for the best and largest on campus facilities in New England. And then who was tapped for the Naismith Tip off first back when the game was important and a big media draw.

And Calipari's sideline mouth was legendary even then......each foul drew a tireade.....plus Calipari enjoys the press and used to berate UConn on his radio show...its goes on and on......
 
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I thought the word last year was Calipari/Calhoun smoothed it over. It seemed to me Calipari went out of his way during Maui to say good things about Uconn and Kemba. Do you think it was all phony just to downplay the media perspective that they hate each other?
 
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