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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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26 responses to “WATCH: Cawood Ledford tells Kentucky football team to ‘kick Tennessee’s ass’ prior to 1991 matchup”

  1. Jaxxon1973

    Sadly did not work

  2. Bluehender

    Awesome. Got a little teary eyed watching that. Cawood was the best ever. I’m fortunate and old enough to be able to remember him. And for those of you who are not, you really missed out on a legend. Visit the archives when you have a little time. You won’t regret it

    1. ClutchCargo

      Got to shake his hand and tell him how much I appreciated his work once back around that time. If he had told me to kick some ass, I would have done it or died trying!

    2. Bluehender

      That’s awesome Clutch. How old were you?

    3. ClutchCargo

      I was in college at the time. I was in the band and he was at the center for the arts to be a guest conductor at a concert.

  3. ClutchCargo

    Man, if only this video could be shown on the big screens at Kroger Field before the game Saturday… 🙂

    1. cats646

      I hope. That would be awesome!!

  4. UKFanSC

    Damn I miss him. He was like family in our house growing up, his voice WAS Kentucky sports before cable TV and replays became available. Greatest announcer in our history.

    1. Ridge Runner

      So very true…

  5. runningunnin.454

    I was in Birmingham listening to him call a UK basketball game; reception down in B’ham was not good; so, six of us die-hard Cat fans would pile in the car (loaded down with beer) and drive to the top of Red Mountain for better reception.
    Evidently some guy was standing in front of Cawood, and he told the guy to sit down, and then “I SAID SIT DOWN”.
    Cawood spoke…people listened; ha ha ha.

    1. Bluehender

      You must have been listening to WHAS out of Louisville. We moved to St Louis for a short time when I was young. Dad and I would sit by the radio and listen and hope that the skies were clear between here and there. Dad is gone now. They were great times…

    2. runningunnin.454

      Yep, WHAS came in pretty good on the mountain. Back then, didn’t get to watch all the games on TV.
      Listened to the ’58 title game with my Dad, and we watched the ’78, ’96, and ’98 title games.
      He didn’t make it to the 2012 game; but, he loved a dominating inside game, and would have loved that team.

    3. Bluehender

      Yeah my dad passed away just before the Calipari Era. I think he would have loved the spotlight being on UK the way it has been.

  6. sprtphan

    KSR needs more Cawood.

    1. bkeith75

      I’ll second that!

  7. CMH23

    I was fortunate enough to spend a few evenings with him after his retirement on his farm in Harlan Co. I recorded a few TV ads and radio voiceover work with him. Very modest home with a field of miniature horses out back…Best of the Best for sure…I kept all the raw footage we recorded…just didn’t seem right to toss it.

  8. b48750

    Brought a tear to my eyes! He was the best!

  9. cats646

    This makes me wish I was older so I could’ve had the pleasure of listening to this legend. I mean Tom Leach is the best I’ve ever heard and for all y’all to say Cawood was better, he must’ve truly been something!
    GO CATS!!
    KICK TENNESSEE’S ASS!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. JDizzle14

      U said it: ur not old enough to remember. However, ol Tom will end up being the new-age Cawood once he wraps it up.

  10. MacAssassin123

    Let’s do more than kick Tennessee’s ass I want to see our defense
    tackle their offensive players so hard that they literally die on the field . Let’s force the medical team to bring out the body bags!!! Go CATS

    1. Bluehender

      How bout we just get a win..

    2. cats646

      Lol. Hell yea

  11. mashman 93

    Great man and bled blue to his core.

  12. seth4Kentucky

    Loved hearing this guy! Made you feel like you was at the game every time ! Legend

  13. SuperTroy18

    I only remember a handful of Cawood’s games, as I was too young. I didn’t understand how amazing and meticulous and eloquent he was. I read an old Sports Illustrated article that was talking about watching and listening to the first weekend of March Madness games and it singled out Cawood, saying something to the effect of “You haven’t lived, until you’ve heard the voice of Cawood Ledford at 30,000 feet…” I loved that line. We had the best in the business. And Tom Leach has brilliantly carried that torch. We are seriously spoiled when it comes to the voices of the Wildcats, both past and present.

  14. CaliCat

    Great speech. What an amazing radio voice. He will always be the best!