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Lexington Herald-Leader cartoon takes jab at John Calipari, Kentucky

May 9, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

Sometimes you get the sense that some people don’t mind sparking a little disagreement.

That’s what Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald-Leader did with his cartoon, published in yesterday’s paper.

Pictured below, the cartoon shows a trophy case, supposedly that of Kentucky coach John Calipari, with vacated national championship spots.

It’s sure to spark some displeasure from those in the Big Blue Nation, and I even expect there to be some exchanges in the comments section below.

Here it is:


Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. mrlaloosh - May 9, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Yawn, people in Kentucky can’t read.

  2. imforbigblue - May 9, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Say what you want but were damn good in basketball. I love it when morons like you and the other talk crap about UK it means we’re doing good and you just being a hater lol

  3. emaimo80 - May 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Sounds like the cartoon writer didn’t get enough attention as a child.

  4. jumbossportsblog - May 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Reblogged this on jumbossportsblog.

  5. hoosiercolts - May 9, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    As soon as I heard about this I knew all the pUKe fans would get all butthurt. As a fan base, they are the biggest bunch of babies ever.

  6. AlohaMrHand - May 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Did he send a nasty text to Anthony Bennett also?

  7. clevelandschronic2 - May 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Kentucky is good at basketball lmao. Your team is a bunch of recruits.…… FROM DIFFERENT STATES!!!! On top of that u payed the kids to go to that crappy state wher incest is accepted. But yea u morons in kentucky obviously cant read a kids bio to see hes not from kentucky. I love when idiots make dumb statements like that jus shows how stupid kentucky fans are. Ps dont be such babys by bailing on the indiana game bcause your coach is a lil b**ch n cant handle traveling to indiana n losing. Its just a matter of time b4 this championship gets vacated too.

  8. cranespy - May 10, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    First off….let’s establish something….I am a lifelong UK fan, however I was against hiring Cal from the start. Yes, we won another championship and he has made the circuit all over the bluegrass state collecting praise from Big Blue Nation (of course it’s NOT about him)…..but I am not the only fan who feels this way….there are countless other Cat fans out there who feel much the same way. It’s like the proverbial…I Love You…….BUT…….we have this gnawing feeling deep inside that this ride will not end well. Cal is pathological in his methods…..he has managed to stay a half step ahead of the law….while summarily (not his fault) leaving his former programs in shambles and in shame. Unfortunately…I fear it will happen here too….we have added another trophy and with his commitment to recruiting only the best….we should win a few more. Heck with Cal’s recruits most any coach worth his salt could. I hope I am wrong…..again I am NOT a UK hater…..just the opposite….but I have never been and never will be a Coach Cal apologist. Ask Coach Knight about him… polarizing a figure as he was….he did not….leave his programs in shame leaving the an base wondering what happened. When it happens who will be next to take the reigns when Cal scurries back to the Association…..perhaps Brad Stevens or Shaka Smart…..maybe even Billy will ride back into Lexington to save us from Cal’s largess….(that’s Donovan..not Gillespie!)

  9. cranespy - May 12, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    Search your feelings Luke….. deep down YOU know it’s true…’s not a matter of IF…it’s a matter of WHEN….WE Cat fans will be left wandering what happened….2 or perhaps 3 vacated Championships……while Cal struts off to the Association. I sense a disturbance in the force… us Billy Donovan you’re our only hope…

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