[Note by Joel, 02/12/10 9:10 AM EST ] I always seem to forget the disclaimer: This is all in fun, all meant to be good-natured.
Hear ye, hear ye. It's time for Tennessee Volunteer fans across the interwebosphere to gather for the ceremonial reading of the Record of Wrongs, a litany of the offenses committed by the Kentucky Wildcats. And folks, we're going to need your help here because (1) this is Kentucky, (2) Calipari's Record of Wrongs while at Memphis follow him to Lexington, and (3) I got started on this later because for some reason, I thought we just needed to update the record for Kentucky, but this is inexplicably the first Record of Wrongs we've ever done for the Wildcats basketball team. I know. It's UNFORGIVEABLE. Add that to my Record of Wrongs.
Anyway, away we go:
- February, 2008: Then Memphis coach John Calipari says that the Volunteers are not "Tennessee's team" and that Memphis is not only "Tennessee's team," but "America's team."
- February, 2008: Calipari claims that he is more afraid of Tulane than Tennessee.
- Calipari hated playing Tennessee while at Memphis because "playing Tennessee is not beneficial to [Memphis's] national schedule."
- January, 2008: John Calipari whines that the Vols "foul, like on every possession" and boasts that Tennessee can only get players from Memphis if Memphis doesn't want them.
- Calipari's arrogance is derived from success against Atlantic 10 and Conference USA opponents.
- Calipari's standard response to having to honor the contract requiring Tennessee and Memphis to play home-and-home games:
And those are just the wrongs imported from Memphis. The Kentucky program itself has also compiled quite a record of offenses against our beloved (and guiltless! ;-)) Volunteers. So what are they? Leave your findings in the comment section below.