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During the first Big East call of the season on Thursday, a caller who identified himself as Mike Marot of The Associated Press (who is a real person), asked UConn coach Jim Calhoun this gem.
“I just want to thank you for you and your players listening to the Kidd Chris Show out of Portland, Ore., KUFO. Appreciate that.
“Talk about the Kidd Chris Show. Do you guys have guns in the locker room anymore? I don’t know what that problem is. Was that any of your problems, or was that just Kidd Chris Show.”
“I’m sorry,” a baffled Calhoun responded.
“Uh, you heard me, coach. Just go ahead and answer it,” the caller said. “Coach, it’s the Kidd Chris Show out of Portland, Ore.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Calhoun said.At that point, the call moderator figured out what was going on and went to Zagoria for his question. I have a question of my own, though, and it's not for Jim Calhoun. My question is for the prank caller: That's it? You spend the time and energy getting the call-in password for the Big East coaches' conference call (not exactly like breaking into Ft. Knox, but still) and the best you've got is a bunch of references to some radio show in Oregon and a quick crack about guns in the locker room. Topical! But seriously: Why waste everybody's time?