John Calipari Thinks John Buccigross Is A "Jagoff"

Monday, January 25, 2010

I'm not entirely sure if calling someone a "jagoff" is extremely insulting or not. And furthermore, if it's even allowed on TV. But that's exactly what Kentucky Coach John Calipari called John Buccigross, after the ESPN anchor brought up Calipari's loss to Memphis in the National Championship....

At least the name calling was taken in stride, but I'm curious as to know why someone from Pittsburgh is a "jagoff". And what exactly is a jagoff? So many questions.

John Calipari Calls John Buccigross A Jagoff Live On ESPN (Buster Sports)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 2:45 PM


"Jagoff" is a South Park reference. At least thats the only place I've ever heard that from and if thats the case then who would have thought he was down with the SP.

Jan 25, 2010, 3:12:00 PM  

Jagoff is actually a PC way of saying Jackoff, implying that Calapari thinks Buccigross has hairy palms.

Marik said...
Jan 25, 2010, 3:29:00 PM  

Should be "Calipari's loss to kansas"

Ian said...
Jan 25, 2010, 3:38:00 PM  

matthew, you screwed up that reference. Your punishment is to suck my jagON!

GMoney said...
Jan 25, 2010, 4:01:00 PM  

Jagoff is a Pittsburgh term. It's been around for years. Means 'jerk', 'jacka$$', etc.

Definitely not a South Park creation.

Lou said...
Jan 25, 2010, 4:32:00 PM  

jagoff is a yinzer way of saying "you're a dick"

Jan 25, 2010, 5:07:00 PM  

jagoff?What's the meaning?I first thought it was a NFL Draft team.Am I wrong?

John said...
Jan 25, 2010, 8:40:00 PM  

If you read Roy Blount Jr.'s "About Three Bricks Shy of a Load" you get a dissertation on the word. As Roy says, it's pronounced more like "Jagov".

I didn't know that term was still around.

foundinidaho said...
Jan 25, 2010, 9:34:00 PM  

It's a yinzer (blue-collar Western PA accent) term. Calipari is from the Pittsburgh suburb of Moon (hence "Pride of Moon Township") and Buccigross is also a Pittsburgh guy. It was meant to be a light-hearted jab and a nod to their yinzer roots. As a Pittsburgher, I laughed and found nothing offensive at all with Calipari's remark.

Nothing to see here, Calipari was just having some fun.

Tom Kazansky said...
Jan 25, 2010, 10:53:00 PM  

My Pittsburgh brethren have nailed it ~ I think it may actually have been used as a term of endearment!

Joseph Aubele said...
Jan 25, 2010, 11:10:00 PM  

I wish he would have brought up Calipari's SECOND final four team being vacated (he's the only to have done it twice!)

The only jagoff here is Calipari. He's a slimy crook who should be thrown out of the sport.

Unknown said...
Jan 26, 2010, 1:43:00 AM  

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