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The Honeymoon is Definitely Over

May 28th, 2009 by admin · 2 Comments

The Party is Over: Remember when basketball coaches were given a free pass by fans at least until their first loss? The news of the day isn’t good for John Calipari, who sure sounds guilty of impropriety at Memphis. And Billy Clyde wants $6 million from the school. Billy Reed has all you need to know. [BillyReedSays]

Riding for Cancer with Papa John: We were having lunch at Calistoga last week when John Schnatter walked in to tape this spot for Norton Cancer Institute’s Ride to Conquer Cancer. The ride is in September, from the ‘Ville to Lexington and back.  [YouTube]

The Offer Better Be Good: Schnatter’s ground-breaking promotion involves finding his old Camaro and a virtual road trip. But you have to use a webcam to play, so those better be really good coupons. [Papa Johns]

Across The Street: WAVE’s story on the Wayside/Hotel Louisville controversy includes interviews with JCTC about their intentions to buy the property, which were blocked by the most recent General Assembly. [WAVE]

Javanon Argument Lacks Logic: A C-J letter writer will get no argument that the soccer program attracts nice people who do great things. But that’s not the problem. The leader of the group knew what he was doing, knew how to skirt zoning requirements, and knew the incompetent leadership on the Planning Commission wouldn’t catch him. Ali Ahmadi (yes, it’s really all about him)  just didn’t plan for neighborhood opposition. [Courier]

JCPS Report is Late: Isn’t it just strange that an academic organization like JPCS can’t get a simple report on a student’s death completed in nine months? Max Gilpin’s parents are upset, and so are we. Should we hold Sheldon Berman responsible? [Courier]

Our Guilty Pleasure: OK, so the second episode of Southern Belles is tonight. We can’t wait. And Shea, our choice for least likable, reveals in her blog that since the show she’s lost weight with the help of a personal trainer. But she wants readers to think she’s still with Jeff, the guy she dragged off to Chicago to shop for wedding rings. That relationship is long over, but apparently she can’t ruin the show’s storyline. [Shea]

Tags: Charity · Dining · High School · Homeless · JCPS · John Schnatter · Scandal · Sports · TV · University of Kentucky · WAVE · Zoning

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jim // May 28, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Isn’t it interesting after the whole spectacle of a extortion proceeding, we find out that the coach at University of Kentucky very well might have been involved in some sort of rules infractions from his previous time at Memphis. One has to wonder how deep this will go and this would be the second time the coach has been in trouble for rules violations. Is this what the UK folks want? One has to wonder how these people could ever condone this and in light of all the accusations that were made by these people regarding the U of L coach, what irony to find their own coach was involved in some serious stuff.

  • 2 Joe Blow // May 29, 2009 at 7:29 am

    There are two kinds of coaches in the NCAA. The ones that get caught cheating and the ones that cheat and don’t get caught. In Calipari’s case he cheated and didn’t get caught (not named in the letter.)

    Almost every major coach has been linked (directly or indirectly) to some kind of violation at one time or another in their career. Pitino got caught in Hawaii. Kansas had the same thing happen when Roy left for UNC. Even one of Duke’s players was found to be taking big money from an agent. Since Calipari is at or near the top of the food chain in coaching and has a certain rep he’s getting hammered in the press. But the fact is that he’ll win big with his tactics and that’s really all that matters to most basketball fans.

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