Picture BY CHRIS WARE
Today I read an article by Jerry Tipton that quoted John Calipari using the Buddhist term “karma” and it got me thinking about what his religious views are. Here an excerpt from the Lexington paper that got me thinking this morning:
On several occasions this season, Kentucky Coach John Calipari counseled fans not to root against any other team. “Even Duke?” one caller to his weekly radio show asked.
Yes, even Duke,
And even archrival Louisville, which plays Kentucky on Saturday in the national semifinals, would be best viewed dispassionately.
To root against a team is to risk a cosmic balancing of the scales, the UK coach said. Fate could be cruel in a boomerang kind of way.
“I just don’t think it’s good that you root against other teams,” Calipari said in Thursday’s Final Four interview session. “I just think if you start rooting against another team and you’re a fan of ours, turn the TV off. Walk to the other room. Make yourself a coffee. And go for a walk with the dog. Do something.
“I just think that karma comes back at you.”… (skipping to end of article)
Unwittingly or not, Calipari, a practicing Catholic who also attends a Methodist church on Sundays, follows a Buddhist path by stressing performance rather than purely victory.
“The only thing you can control is how you do something,” Leaman said of the Buddhist philosophy. “That’s different from the West, which is result oriented.”
Safe to say, UK fans are result oriented, especially so Saturday.
How would a Buddhist view UK fans?
“How should I put it?,” Leaman said. “I think they’d be perplexed by the passion.”
Jerry Tipton: (859) 231-3227. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Twitter: @JerryTipton. Blog: ukbasketball.bloginky.com
Thursday, December 3, 2009
“It’s important to me that people know I have a strong faith,” he said. “I couldn’t have handled the jobs I’ve had by myself.”One of the ways Calipari feeds that faith is by attending Mass during the week. In Lexington, he has been seen at the Cathedral of Christ the King and at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church.Calipari was picked for the Kentucky job this spring, becoming the highest paid college basketball coach in the country. Heading into a Dec. 5 game against North Carolina, his Wildcats had a 7-0 record for the 2009-2010 regular season.Calipari credits God’s plan for his life and the life of his family. “I believe that things happen for a reason,” he said.As in Memphis, Catholics in Lexington are a minority. Like many families in the diocese, the Calipari family is interdenominational.”When we got married, my wife was a better Methodist than I was a Catholic,” Calipari said. He met his wife, Ellen, while he was working as an assistant coach at the University of Kansas.The Caliparis have raised their children — daughters Erin and Megan and son Bradley — as Methodists.
Something — he doesn’t remember exactly what — pushed him back toward the Catholic Church eight to 10 years ago and Calipari began attending Holy Rosary Church in Memphis. “They called me a ‘Metholic,’” Calipari said. “I would go to the Methodist church with my family on Sundays and to the Catholic church during the week.”
Kentucky’s John Calipari on being a National Champion Uploaded by CBSSports on Apr 3, 2012 Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari talks to Tim Brando about what it feels like to finally win a national title ________ John Calipari and Darius Miller speak at UK championship celebration ____________ _____________ Related posts: If Calipari had stayed at [...]
Post Kentucky, Assessing NBA’s One-And-Done Rule Uploaded by PBSNewsHour on Apr 3, 2012 As Kentucky fans celebrate their latest basketball championship, the team’s dominance has revived questions about the NBA’s One-and-Done rule, which requires players to be 19 and just one year out of high school. Gwen Ifill and guests discuss. ____________ Uploaded by worldnewslive4u [...]
John Calipari’s Kentucky program isn’t just No. 1 in the country. It’s the hottest program since UCLA used to win it all every year. (Getty Images) The conventional thinking is that John Calipari won a national title because he went to Kentucky. However, when he left Memphis he had the best recruiting class in the [...]
One Shining Moment 2012 HD Everything you will read below by Dan Wetzel is true, but it all started when Derrick Rose was taken first in the NBA draft after spending one year under Calipari at Memphis. John Calipari stuggled to recruit top players to Memphis the first 4 years he was there because the [...]
Kansas will build a good lead going inside of two minutes and then Kentucky will hit some big shots and Kansas will miss some key free throws as Calipari’s Wildcats squeeze out a victory. I do think it will be dramatic and it will be totally opposite of what happened to Calipari’s team in 2008. [...]
Today I read an article that quoted John Calipari using the Buddhist term “karma” and it got me thinking about what his religious views are. Here an excerpt from the Lexington paper that got me thinking this morning: On several occasions this season, Kentucky Coach John Calipari counseled fans not to root against any other [...]
Seth Davis discusses the question: “Did Pitino help Calipari get UMass job?” Published on Mar 27, 2012 by CBSSports CBS Sports Network college basketball analyst Seth Davis joined the Tim Brando Show to break down the matchup between Kentucky’s John Calipari and Louisville’s Rick Pitino as they prepare to face off this Saturday in New [...]
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / U2 The Rolling Stones Satisfaction (rare) If you want to see the path that Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope of the rock group Kansas took to find true satisfaction then listen to their song “Dust in the Wind” and then read their testimony at this link [...]
John Calipari Pre-Louisville Press Conference Uploaded by uknationofblue on Mar 27, 2012 Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari talks about the upcoming game with Louisville in the Final 4. ______ Related posts: Calipari’s been to 4 final fours and his record is 1-3 so far March 26, 2012 – 9:35 am > Kentucky Wildcats head coach [...]
Over and over in the 2012 NCAA Tournament the Louisville Cardinals have been counted out. Now John Clay has counted them out again. (Wally Hall of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is picking Kentucky.) The tables are now turned. Calipari’s program has the advantage in tradition, fan base and, in this case, talent. To whom much is [...]
Uploaded by gwain30 on Jan 29, 2012 A review of the new Liam Neeson film, the grey, as iI say there may be some minor spoilers but nothing too drastic, enjoy and dont forget to comment, rate and subscribe ________________ Uploaded by ClevverMovies on Dec 5, 2011 http://bit.ly/clevvermovies – Click to Subscribe! http://Facebook.com/ClevverMovies – Become [...]
(If you want to check out other posts I have done about about Steve Jobs:Some say Steve Jobs was an atheist , Steve Jobs and Adoption , What is the eternal impact of Steve Jobs’ life? ,Steve Jobs versus President Obama: Who created more jobs? ,Steve Jobs’ view of death and what the Bible has to say about it ,8 things you might not know about Steve Jobs ,Steve [...]
> Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari celebrated with the team after the University of Kentucky defeated Baylor University in the NCAA South Regional final played in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., Sunday, March 25, 2012. This is second half action. UK won 82-70. Charles Bertram | Staff HERALD-LEADER Buy Photo Calipari is going [...]
Several members of the 70′s band Kansas became committed Christians after they realized that the world had nothing but meaningless to offer. It seems through the writings of both Woody Allen and Chris Martin of Coldplay that they both are wrestling with the issue of death and what meaning does life bring. Kansas went through [...]
We came close to get two in but only Kentucky got in. Calipari’s wife and son can be seen in this picture below: > Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari hugged his son, Bradley, and his wife Ellen after the University of Kentucky defeated Baylor University in the NCAA South Regional final played [...]
Coldplay – 42 Live Coldplay perform on the french television channel W9. In 1992 Woody Allen took up with one of his adopted kids and lived in with her. He was given over to the pursuit of pleasure. Actually he has made that a major focus of his life. In the latter part of his [...]
Brian’s Blues, Brian Jones on guitar in the early stones years. unreleased track Brian Jones died at age 27 just like Amy Winehouse did. I remember like yesterday when I first heard the song “I can’t get no satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones. I immediately thought about Solomon’s search for satisfaction in the Book of [...]
Papa Roach – Last Resort (Censored Version) Amy Winehouse died at the young age of 27 and she had lived a life filled with drug and alcohol addiction. This series on Papa Roach is meant to provide answers to those who feel trapped. Hopefully it will people to avoid troubles like Amy Winehouse experienced. Today I [...]
Coldplay seeks to corner the market on earnest and expressive rock music that currently appeals to wide audiences Here is an article I wrote a couple of years ago about Chris Martin’s view of hell. He says he does not believe in it but for some reason he writes a song that teaches that it [...]
Here we go for the battle of the best two teams in Kentucky and possibly this game on March 31st will determine our national champion. USA Today reported in October 2011: Louisville’s Rick Pitino responds to John Calipari’s Kentucky taunt Rick Pitino isn’t going to take John Calipari’s taunts lying down. Louisville coach Rick Pitino [...]
Enlarge John Calipari address the press on his first day as Kentucky basketball coach. John Calipari stuggled to recruit top players to Memphis the first 4 years he was there because the “one and done” rule had not been put into place yet and many of the talented recruits of his skipped college and [...]
#1 Kansas vs #1 Memphis National Championship 2008 (Part 3) The paths of Self and Calipari cross for championship By Kory Carpenter Sunday, April 1, 2012 More New Orleans, La. — Bill Self’s start in coaching is probably well known by now. A guard on the Oklahoma State basketball team, he worked at a Kansas [...]
Calipari and Pitino respect each other
Published on Mar 29, 2012 by CBSSports
Memphis head coach Josh Pastner joins the Tim Brando Show to discuss the Final Four matchup between Kentucky and Louisville, and the rivalry between head coaches Rick Pitino and John Calipari