Kentucky coach John Calipari appeared to fireplace again at Louisville coach Chris Mack amidst an ongoing scheduling feud by calling him “nuts” and “out of his thoughts” throughout a 31-second video posted Wednesday to his Twitter account.
Calipari’s determination to go on the offensive was in response to Mack’s hilarious rant on Sept. 29 wherein he known as Calipari and his Wildcats out for refusing to play good as the 2 groups tried to barter a date for rescheduling the UK-UL rivalry recreation. In Mack’s unique assault, he sarcastically supplied to bend over backwards to cater to the needs of his in-state rival.
“I do know you have been ready on me to speak, as a result of there’s all types of necessary issues to speak about,” mentioned Calipari to start out the video, earlier than launching right into a Mack assault — which was sped up and indistinguishable. Nevertheless, when the video was slowed down to higher perceive what he was saying in the course of the sped-up portion, the outcomes had been fairly fascinating and offered one other chapter on this ongoing controversy.
“Let’s begin with this,” Calipari mentioned, pointing to a bit of paper. “How about these guys? How about this man right here, within the finals? Are you — what? Yeah, it’s loopy proper now. Scheduling? The man down west? He is nuts. He is out of his thoughts.”
Calipari then urged folks to vote and closed the video by saying, “And please, put your masks on.”
Mack has advocated for the sport to be performed at a impartial web site as a result of a street journey to Louisville throughout a pandemic will not present the Cardinals the identical homecourt benefit they’d get in a traditional yr. However a part of the continuing disagreement is that Calipari is not on the identical web page there.
“Chris and I’ve talked and he expressed his issues,” Calipari mentioned in a press release to the Louisville Courier-Journal. “Whereas I perceive the issue and the problems created by the pandemic, we’re ready to come back to Louisville to play this season underneath the beforehand agreed upon phrases, and we totally count on Louisville to honor the settlement with a return recreation to Rupp Enviornment subsequent season.”
Calipari tweeted final week, on the identical day Mack’s unique video posted: “See you December twenty sixth. Cannot wait!” It is unclear if that would be the rescheduled date or not, and so far neither program has revealed their schedules for the upcoming season. The sport was initially scheduled for Dec. 12, however UK backed out due to a deliberate journey to London, although that journey has been postponed due to the pandemic.