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A #BBN Birthday to Cheer You Up

I know it’s not a real cake, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want it on my birthday.

It was a rough week for Kentucky fans.  After Tuesday’s injury and Saturday’s humbling loss, there are a lot of things to be disgruntled about.  The salve of a recent championship is keeping the worst pains at bay, but there’s no doubt that it still stings.  So it’s only fitting that I was reminded Saturday that being a Kentucky fan is bigger than one bad week:

You might remember Major Cummings’ story from last May, which was a great reminder of not only how cool Tubby Smith really is (if that dance video didn’t already convince you), but also how dedicated we are as fans, and how a couple of losses or a bad season aren’t enough to impede that.  If you haven’t read it, or don’t remember it, you’ll probably want to check it out.  It might cheer you up.

There really couldn’t have been much better timing for Hayden Orlando’s birthday than last week.  It’s just a little reminder than things are bigger than a couple games, an injured player, and a disappointing season.  So if you’re still upset about last week, and that’s fair, do yourself a favor and wish Hayden Orlando Cummings a Happy Birthday on Twitter.  Because after all the misery that last week brought, we know that it gets better.

And, on the topic of #BBN Birthdays, how about sending a Happy Birthday to Ms. Erin Calipari (@TheErinCalipari) as well.  Warning, some tweets are NSFW and hilarious.

Article written by Corey Nichols

6 Comments for A #BBN Birthday to Cheer You Up



  1. Gannon
    9:22 am February 18, 2013 Permalink

    Broken link to the original post… Here’s the right link: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=112143



  2. NoLearnXmas
    9:27 am February 18, 2013 Permalink

    sure, UK misses “No-Learn-Yule-Tide” butt the 2 X-players sorely missed @ present R:
    Darnell Dodson (who wOOd be a Sr.), &
    Stacey pOOle, Jr. (who wOOd be a Jr.)

    LMAO



  3. Bob Sugar
    10:00 am February 18, 2013 Permalink

    “how cool Tubby Smith really is “.. Because winning championships with his predecessor’s players, failing to make final fours the remainder of his tenure, losing at least 10 games a year, having little control of a team that sees its players get in trouble with the law, ball line defense, getting beaten by inferior talent in NCAA tourneys, and all-around milking the taxpayers of Kentucky while running our beloved program into the ground is “cool”.



  4. Perspective
    10:38 am February 18, 2013 Permalink

    I know there are a lot of people who use sports to escape the realities of the “real world”, but far too many of us put WAY more emphasis on it than it warrants. Thanks for once again sharing a nice story for us, Corey. Cat fans, if you want to find a great way to take your mind off the past week, put life in perspective, and maybe help some kids out, then click on this link => http://www.stbaldricks.org/blog/category/real-life-stories. Read a few of these stories, and then make a difference. My wife was diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with our second child, and I started supporting this cause in appreciation for our blessing of coming out of it. I have formed a team for a friend and business associate, who also happens to be a big UK fan. His daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor a year and a half ago. Make yourself feel better about last week, and donate a buck to two to a great cause => http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/83506/2013



  5. Raazoul
    1:06 pm February 18, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Number 3 you’re not only an asshole but a moron to boot. He won 74% of his games, find another coach that does that. Also, that team of “Pitino’s Players”, Pitino could not win a title with. Plus he had an additional what, 5 NBA players? Ya, this argument shows without question which fans are just bandwagon idiots who are basketball illiterate and actual UK Fans.



  6. UKAlum
    1:54 pm February 18, 2013 Permalink

    97 team was better than the 98 team…Just an FYI