I must admit that I go back and forth on Calipari’s twittering. There comes a point where I cant read any more inspirational messages or shout outs to friends he is going to eat with who are “great people.” But as soon as I am ready to give up on it, he gives us good insight. I like when he talks basketball, lets people know what he is up to or gives pictures of his movers (the last made me laugh a great deal for some reason). You can tell that Calipari treats Twitter like we all do with new toys….he is either obsessed about it for the moment or forgets he is doing it. And while sometimes he may make slip ups (like telling the entire state where he was going to eat dinner Saturday night), overall its a positive.
But on Sunday, Calipari may have been using Twitter for something more important…a warning shot to the masses. After I had received about 15 pictures from fans of moving vans outside of Calipari’s new house, it became clear that the “Cal move-in fest” had begun. And Cal must have known that his whereabouts were causing a stir as well. For on Sunday, he twittered three different messages about how vicious his dog is and how people need to not get close to it. He said it was so vicious that he might even have to put up a fence in order to contain its ferocity. Now whether Cal has a vicious dog or not is ultimately irrelevant…what is clear is that Cal wants UK fans to THINK he has a vicious dog. And if so, maybe they will give he and his family some distance from their house.
As anyone who knows me can attest, I am afraid of all dogs, no matter their size, shape, ethnicity or judicial philosophy. So I wont be getting near Calipari’s house regardless. But it looks like Cal may finally realize that his house on Richmond Road has attracted attention. And with that attention comes loons. How do you combat loons…with either logic or vicious dogs. Calipari has chosen the latter…be warned.
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