I'm a U.S. Navy, Viet Nam Vet. At this time I'm disabled due to a Semi wreck. I've had multi surgeries to repair damage to my body and some damage can't be repaired. My wife is retired and we have two sons who live at home with us. We enjoy working in the yard, going to Flea Mkts, Yard Sales. I like to watch sports and racing on TV. We travel to Georgia to visit our daughter and grand children when possible
you said on a board your wife died and your son did too... Liar
The reasons I dislike Calipari are these (in response to your comment on my bulletin board).
1. He coaches Kentucky. This is more of a playful dislike. I simply don't have any reason, geographically or family-wise, to support Kentucky. As an elite school, they therefore are competitors against my favorite teams.
2. He doesn't goes against my personal beliefs regarding college athletics.
a. He basically uses Kentucky (and his prior schools) as training grounds for the NBA. I don't believe college athletics, and especially basketball and football, should be about getting to the NBA, and I think every college basketball player should get at least an associate's degree. By basically ignoring the student part of student athlete, he violates what I feel is the central idea of college athletics.
b. He was involved in multiple scandals. This is less important than the above for me, but still is important. Regardless of his actual activity in the scandal, the head is still ultimately responsible for ensuring that all players on his team are eligible and stay within NCAA and team rules. I don't believe he personally was involved in the scandals, but I do think that he is partially responsible for what occurred.
But I do respect the guy as a coach. He does a good job of both recruiting great players and getting them to play together as a team (though not necessarily of making them better individually). He is one of about 5-6 coaches I consider "elite", including guys like R. Williams, Coach K, Boehiem, and Self. But I don't like him (or most of the other elite coaches), mainly because they do not respect the integrity of education in college athletics.