ukp wire story:
In a surprise announcement by the Vatican today, the Pope called University of Kentucky President Lee Todd and requested that he send Head Coach John Calipari to the Vatican immediately. The Pope appealed to President Todd that if John Calipari could raise 1 million in Kentucky in one afternoon, he could possibly erase all negativity in the world, and usher in a new era of peace and prosperity. The Pope also requested that Calipari bring his players along for an impromptu game of pickup basketball so that the group would have something to do in the afternoon after they solve all the world's problems. The Cats will be using their standard starting lineup, while the Pope has called in some help for the Vatican in the game. Their starting 5 will include, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Jerry West, all of whom will have their physical status, (or lack thereof) reconstituted to their playing days. As of this morning the oddsmakers have the Cats favored by 4.
Post game activities include a walking on water lesson by John Wall, Patrick Patterson will hold a lecture on why it is better to be a Wildcat than to be Pope, and Demarcus Cousins will regale the crowd with stories of how he outrebounded Russell and Chamberlain, while out trash talking Jordan at the same time. Coach Cal will give a "Bounce Back" seminar to the Pope and all guests that would like to attend. When asked about whether or not he was really approached about becoming the next Pope, Calipari was quoted as saying, "Who me, I'm only 10-8, who would want me as Pope?"
On a more serious note.....is there ANYTHING that this guy cannot do?? To raise that much money on a Sunday afternoon like you are having dinner with the family at home is simply amazing. The man not only continues to amaze me, he did 2 or 3 interviews while the Telethon was going on, where all he could talk about was how much everything he gave to the world was coming back to him 10-fold. If anyone is in doubt about just how much we needed someone like Cal at UK, all they have to do is look at that one act to know he is indeed exactly what we needed.......and then some.