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Josh Hutcherson says being the “Y” at the UK/Louisville game was the highlight of his career


Josh Hutcherson and his mother called into Kentucky Sports Radio this morning to talk about the Cats, causing tweens across the Bluegrass to collapse in front of their radios in a heap of emotions. Hutcherson, one of the stars of “The Hunger Games” movies, was born in Union, Kentucky, and is a lifelong Cat fan, “going back generations.” Hutcherson was the celebrity “Y” at the Kentucky/Louisville game in December, and told Matt that it was the highlight of his career:

That was my single most proud moment that I’ve had as a side effect of my acting career. Absolutely. That’s bigger than any award that I’ve won, anything. That’s literally, it’s always been an absolute dream of mine,” Hutcherson said. “And it was at a Louisville game, too. It was against Louisville! It was a dream.”

By now, you’ve heard that Hutcherson’s Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence is a Louisville fan. You’ve probably even seen the picture of her in Louisville shirt throwing up the L. (From that day on, we were no longer pretend BFFs.) Matt asked Josh what if he and Jennifer talked a lot of trash during the Kentucky/Louisville game last week, and he said no because Jennifer isn’t a true fan like him, you, and me: “She’s not a fan like I am. She’s a fan by association.” 

In fact, Jennifer got so tired of hearing Josh talk trash that she gave him her dad’s phone number so he could banter back and forth with him, the true Louisville fan in the family. That makes me love him even more.

Josh said that he’s not worried at all about Wisconsin: “I’m not so scared of Wisconsin. I don’t know why exactly, I think we’re playing really good right now and I feel Wisconsin’s not going to be a big problem for us.” He added that he thinks Kentucky can also knock off Florida to win #9: “With all the momentum we have coming into in now, we have a good shot at winning it all. I really do believe that.

We do too. Thanks to Josh (and his mother) for taking the time to call in. Enjoy the entire podcast below.

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18 responses to “Josh Hutcherson says being the “Y” at the UK/Louisville game was the highlight of his career”

  1. technicolor yawn

    Who is this guy?

    1. Syrin

      That was my response too, but hey look at what he says. What I can tell you is this guy bleeds blue, and I am happy as hell for him. That’s who you want to be the “Y”. Not some flash in the pan rapper who never cared about UK until Cal showed up.

    2. GoCats

      He is an actor, most notably for the “Hunger Games” movies.

  2. The Blue Ranger

    “He added that he thinks Kentucky can also knock off Florida for the fourth time to win #9″. Last time I checked, the Cats are 0-3 this year against the Gators. Personally, I hope we get Florida in the title game. I’m sure our boys would love to have another shot at them.

    1. Wildcat Blood

      I’m sure he misspoke, relax.

  3. Blue Truth

    Just finished reading the Cardinal Forum and Card Chronicle. Nothing has made me more happy than seeing Card fans whimper around in their own misery and complain about the refs.

    1. Adorable

      I know, right? Pick ANY thread, and read the hilarity that ensues. Unbelievable, some of the crap they come up with.

      If I hear another Tard fan call us “delusional”………….

  4. Melvit

    He said that Jennifer was a fan by choice, not him. He was born into it. According to him.

  5. James K

    Well that should eliminate any discussion of Lawrence being bragged about as a UL fan.

  6. wildcat

    Josh is a awesome guy really really good to his fans.

  7. CARD FAN

    HEY GUYS SERIOUSLY THO DID YOU SEE WHEN AARON HARISONS GOT BALL AT TOP OF KEY AT 2:15 MARK OF 1ST HALF? IT TOTALY LOOK LIKE HE MADE A TRAVEL . IM TALK ING ABOUT THE GAME BEFORE THE LAST GAME YOU PLAYED DO YOU RMEMBER?? L1C4

    1. BOOMERUOFK

      Your grammar definitely shows a Louisville education.

  8. UKfan

    Tard fans make me laugh. Top 2nd tier level team if I ever saw one.

  9. JB
  10. anonymous

    Who cares?

  11. Chaz

    I generally ignore actors and other pop culture figures, they’ll occupy your time and add nothing to your life. They’re doing a job and they are well compensated for their work. On the show today this young man spoke as a fan and I’m good with that.

  12. chitowncat

    You know this guy is a true CAT fan if being the “Y” made his mom cry after all the success this guy has had.

  13. Jeni

    Being the Y at any UK game is the top of my bucket list. Josh says it has been his dream for all his life. I can relate but my life is a lot longer. Still trying to figure out how to make it happen.