… and it involves Barack Obama, of course. Because honestly having two Final Fours vacated and putting up one of the most transcendently sketchy careers imaginable is one thing, but what is the deal with offering to send the President of the United States a Kentucky jersey with the name “Obama” on the back. I don’t know if it’s even legal to send that garment to a non-US citizen, but someone really should look into that. The Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jerry Tipton reports:
On his CoachCal.com website, he held up a No. 44 jersey and asked fans to guess where he planned to send it. Later Calipari turned the jersey around to reveal the name œObama on the back. Apparently several fans posted objections to the gift, which prompted an explanation from the UK coach.
œFolks – I think everyone is missing my intention of sending a jersey to the President, Calipari posted on his Facebook page. œThere was NOTHING political about it – it was simply a way of spreading the word of Big Blue Nation into the White House! I apologize if I offended anyone – that was not my intention. I know politics and sports don™t mix, but a friend offered to give ˜Bounce Back™ to the President and we figured we could send along a jersey as well.
Two hours later, Calipari made another post explaining that he had removed the critical fan comments from the coach™s Facebook page.
œI deleted the original post because there were comments not appropriate for this Facebook page, Calipari wrote.
That’s it, Mitch McConnell is now cheering for WKU. Jim Bunning, for his part, is napping.