Twitter Loves Stupid ‘Kentucky Vacated Title’ JokesBy: Chris Gabbard - April 3, 2012
Some people never get tired of telling the same joke over and over again. When you have a lot of people talking at the same time, about the same topic, like you get on Twitter, you get a lot of the same stupid jokes being retold. Such is the case for haters of this year’s National Champions, the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
Did Kentucky have to vacate title yet?
Congrats to Kansas for winning the 2012 NCAA National Championship in 2015 when Kentucky’s forced to vacate
This guy has been waiting weeks to make a joke that thousands of people are making at the exact same time on the exact same medium:
Been waiting weeks to make this joke: if you won your bracket by picking Kentucky, do you have to give the money back when they vacate?
And so on… I really don’t have time or inclination to put them all one here, and there is a limited amount of space i can take up with this article. Just search “Kentucky” and “vacate” on Twitter for more examples.
The whole “vacated wins” thing is complete BS, anyway. Calipari has never been implicated by the NCAA for any wrong doing, so what is the point? The NCAA says no rules are being broken, then takes away the wins without actually implicating the person that supposedly committed the violations. Knowing all the facts, they let a kid play and then decide he couldn’t play after the fact. I don’t get it. Dick Vitale said it best when he went off during a Final Four teleconference with ESPN.
This thing should have never been vacated –you talk about vacateschmacate. They can call it anything they want. They should be ashamed of themselves. They walked in on Memphis and sat there on three occasions and told the administrators flat up and down you can play Derrick Rose. Derrick Rose is eligible. We studied his numbers.
Then they come back when he wins them 30 plus games, goes to the final game, and now they say you’ve got to vacate it? Why don’t they take the burden and the blame for maybe not doing their job effectively at the right time.
I thought maybe if you want to fine them and take dollars, but to take away those wins I thought was unfair. The first one, Marcus Camby, what coach in America –you can’t control your players 24/7 who they’re dealing with. Kid’s got no money and here comes a guy, don’t tell your coach, I’ll take care of you, I’ll represent you down the stretch, here’s a few extra bucks. Come on now. The bottom line is they went out and won those games, and to me I don’t buy that vacate nonsense. I don’t buy it.
John Calipari, he can win at Massachusetts, I knew it was just unbelievable what he’d achieve at Kentucky with the resources that they have. I can go on and on because you can’t believe because I think the guy gets unfairly ripped by a lot of people. There’s a pro and there’s a con. If you want to be anti John he will be some ammunition to be anti, and if you want to be pro John, he’ll give you a lot of ammunition to praise him.
But I sometimes don’t think he gets his due as a guy that can do more than recruit. That man can coach. You can’t take three different teams like he has and do what he has done in three years, and you can’t win five consecutive years 30 games and not – like 30 games in terms of a season when he was at Memphis and all and not know how to coach. He can coach, but the guy across the way can coach, too.
Hey has anyone made a joke about Kentucky having to vacate its title? I certainly haven’t seen any…