Yes, fake Facebooks/Twitterers are everywhere and the joke is extremely stale, but that won't prevent hundreds of Wildcat rubes from believing a John Calipari impostor is the actual John Calipari engaging them in jovial and revealing conversation. Oh Kentucky.
Some of the posts were lifted from Scout.com's Phog.net, but one reader snagged screengrabs from some of the more doltish people who fell for it, like former Memphis Tiger and current New Jersey Net Chris Douglas-Roberts who was a little freaked out by his turncoat coach writing on his wall:
Of course, this could also be a fake Chris Douglas-Roberts but I'm hopeful people don't have that much free time on their hands.
Some of the other Fake John Calipari victims include this poor kid who actually wrote an essay because he thought it would enter him in a contest to win a one-on-one dinner with the coach:
And then there's this guy, who was eager to thank Calipari for the lessons he learned after he attended his summer basketball camp:
If John Calipari tells you to "Put It In The Butt" then you damn well better do that, I guess. If you'd like to befriend this John Calipari before the real John Calipari shuts it down, you can do so by clicking here.
Okay, so the comment changeover thingee didn't happen today, obviously. It will be very soon, though, but I'll tell you the gist of it in the meantime since I hinted about it last night.
Here's the deal: Starred commenters will become royalty and non-starred commenters will be shuffled off to an alternative commenting universe on the site , which I'm told is quite like purgatory, one filled with screaming headless children threadjacking their own threadjacks or something. It's a little confusing, I know, but hopefully it will all make more sense once it's enabled and I'll give you specific instructions and guidelines for how to succeed in this format.
So once this is up and running, you'll hopefully see why the mass de-starring executions had to occur. No, I wasn't very nice about it, but it was also an effective way of rooting some people out who I (or the silly ninjas) may not have noticed otherwise. But for those offended, this is my informal apology for said shadiness. However, this was also a way to make the whole process moderately amusing for the 95% of the readership who could give a crap about the commenting situation but who do enjoy watching online melodrama. Sorry. You were outnumbered. Anyway, until the switch is flipped, onward.
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