John Calipari, Dan Patrick Get into Heated Argument On Air

We have seen or at least heard some of the biggest blowups and arguments on live television or over the radio. Who can forget Dennis Green’s famous “They are who we thought they were!” rant after a loss to the Chicago Bears? Or what about Allen Iverson and his “practices”? Heck, just watch a daily episode or First Take and Stephen A. Smith is sure to say something stupid that will get someone on the panel riled up.

This situation, however, is drastically different. It involves the controversial sportscaster Dan Patrick and the usually calm John Calipari.

According to College Spun, Calipari called into the Dan Patrick Show Thursday morning to talk about the Kentucky Wildcats. Things seem to be running smoothly until Patrick brought up Calipari’s “platoon” system.

For those who don’t know, the “platoon” system is what people called Calipari’s coaching tactics when he would sub in four or five players at a time and would have nine or ten different players to play on a game-by-game basis.

The argument really heats up around the 11-minute mark of the above clip.

Near the end of the phone call/argument, Patrick attempts to set up his next segment on the break. He makes a mistake and does so with Calipari still on the phone. Patrick dropped an “I’ve got other legends, I’ve got guys who won national championships [coming up],” while Calipari countered with “Who got those people on your show in the next hour? I know it wasn’t you. I don’t know very many people who could stand you, that if you called, they’d come on.”

Well, Calipari’s right. People can’t stand Dan Patrick.

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  • Caleb BaileyCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
    Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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