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John Calipari's likeness etched in corn

No, no, take it easy. There's nothing wrong with your computer screen. Your bifocals are properly calibrated. Your reading comprehension is stellar.

That really is the headline you just read, and this really is John Calipari's face in a cornfield.

That image comes from a little place called Kelley Farms in Lexington, Ky., which decided to carve Kentucky's newest hero in stalks in time for the annual Giant Corn Maze at Kelley Farms, a "local attraction that has become a community icon in recent years," according to local TV news station WKYT. From the story:

“We think a lot of Coach Calipari,” said farm owner John Kelley. “He’s almost like part of the family. I think we might be related, somewhere way back. Really, we just want to let Coach Cal know how much he means to Kentucky and how much Kentucky appreciates having him lead our basketball team.”

That quote pretty much says it all. In case you needed another example of how insanely supportive Kentucky basketball fans are -- especially when their program is winning and recruiting the way Calipari has -- well, here you go.

What's that? You're telling me you didn't need this example? Right. Of course you didn't. My mistake.

(Hat tip: Matt Norlander, who included this sentence in his post on the topic: "Corn mazes are great weekend activities in the fall all across America." As a native Iowan, I must respectfully disagree. Corn mazes are boring. Haunted houses in freaky old barns are vastly superior and should be any semi-rural child's autumn activity of choice. You're welcome, America.)