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Obama gives a shout out to Adolph Ruff

Posted on: May 17, 2011 3:43 pm

Posted by Matt Jones

President Barack Obama is soaring in the post-Osama world with a 60% approval rating and a legion of medicore Republican candidates seeking to replace him. But there are still pockets of America where the Obama magic does not translate well. One of those is Kentucky, where Obama did little to help himself recently after incorrectly pronouncing the name of its most famous coaching legend.

At the White House celebration honoring the UConn men's basketball team and its national championship, Obama suggested that Huskies' coach Jim Calhoun had entered into a legendary grouping of coaches. The president noted that Calhoun was now one of only five coaches to win three national championships during his career. He then referenced the other five, naming John Wooden, Bobby Knight, Mike Krzyzewski and "Adolph Ruff."

The slight has already gained attention in the Bluegrass state, where the natives are ready to be restless at the drop of a hat. For Obama, it is the second time he has messed with Kentucky mojo, as his call to the 2009-2010 Kentucky team to congratulate them for their work in the Haitian relief effort was followed by the Wildcats' first loss of the season at South Carolina. Some Kentucky fans wondered whether the team had been "distracted" by the President's call and thus unable to focus on the task at hand in Columbia. Now with this slight to the legendary coach in the brown suit, a third strike could make Obama permanently a persona non grata in the Big Blue Nation.

However if John Calipari's team comes back as talented and successful as imagined next season, the President might have a chance to make amends when the Wildcats come visiting the White House at this time next season. Hopefully at that time he will avoid a mistake and avoid the biggest sin of all, mispronouncing the name of John Calipari.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Kentucky, Obama

Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: May 18, 2011 5:18 pm

Obama gives a shout out to Adolph Ruff

Hey Lumpoco,

If you had one clue as to what the facts are, you wouldn't be making such biased and idiotic statements. If you made less that $ 250,000, you received a tax break. All Obama has tried to do was raise taxes on the wealthy. The GOP wants to cut the rich's rate from 35% to 25% while doing nothing for the working poor and middle class. All this while trying to cut the deficit. Not possible.
CEO's need to be mocked. Look at the Gas/Oil baron's who testified on the hill this past week. They are so out of touch that they made statements like "I don't believe the American people want shared wealth or sacrifice..." Really? Oh, but you probably didn't hear that from your FOX Entertainment News channel. You're the kind of person who will never, ever credit Obama for anything he does. You one of those that credits Bush for killing bin laden. There is plenty of blame to go around, but to think it's mostly for Obama is idiotic. Try throwing some towards the party of No.

Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 2:51 am

Obama gives a shout out to Adolph Ruff

o mighty right wing griper.
he also made reference to someother coaches , why not bitch about that too

Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 12:54 am

Obama gives a shout out to Adolph Ruff

And which one of the "57" states is Kentucky?

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:52 pm

Obama gives a shout out to Adolph Ruff

I thought cbssports was nonpartisan. But from the recent hires of closed minded liberals it seems that all they ever write about are sports articles that criticize conservatives even if it;s not even sports related. Not sure where Mattie Jones gets his info, but Obama praising "Adolph Ruff" is a whole lot better than "Adolph Hitler".

I do not blame Obama for this error. It's his lackey's job to look up trival sports info. Obama is way too busy mocking successful ceo's, deflecting blame and raising taxes. I blame Obama's assistant for this error. Maybe his name is cffl chump. I find his name quite fitting. :)

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2011 6:16 pm

Obama gives a shout out to Adolph Ruff

C'mon CBSSports ... don't go getting the "Birthers" all riled up over a slip of the tongue.

Rupp ... Ruff. 

It could happen to the best (?) of them ... even George W. Bush.

Worst case scenario ... the Kentucky Wildcat Blue-Staters were going to vote for Gingrich, Huckabee, Palin (or some other nonsensical candidate) anyway.

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