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Ashley Judd makes CNBC’s list of “Die-hard Celebrity Sports Fans”

At this point, telling you guys Ashley Judd is a famous Kentucky basketball fan is like telling you that a basketball is round, but CNBC has a fun slideshow this morning featuring “Die-Hard Celebrity Sports Fans,” and she’s still high on my list after that “Kiss my Big Blue a**” tweet last week. Also, the facial expression on the woman in front of Ashley is kind of cracking me up (in my head, she’s judging Dancing Guy’s moves).

No offense to CNBC, as Ashley has been seen as “the celebrity Cat fan” for years, but the Kentucky’s star-studded fan base has grown considerably in the past few years. Let’s make a list*!

Dame Ashley Judd
Sir Josh Hopkins
Drake
Jay-Z
LeBron James
Steve Zahn
Irv Gotti
Ben Roethlisberger
Mike Tomlin
Magic Johnson
Eddie Montgomery (I see you, Larry Vaught!)
Kenny Perry
J.B. Holmes
Josh Teater
Adam Sandler’s character in “Funny People”
Laura Bell Bundy

*Note: This list excludes famous former Kentucky basketball players. If we included them, we’d be going on for days.

Anyone else? Methinks we need to pit these famous fans against each other in a bracket come tournament time (project!). Who do you think would come out on top?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

70 Comments for Ashley Judd makes CNBC’s list of “Die-hard Celebrity Sports Fans”



  1. HOO HOO
    11:16 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    She doesn’t top John “Cougar” Mellancamp



  2. GoCats2
    11:19 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Magic Johnson is a bit of a stretch. He bleeds Green and White.



  3. Blue Iris
    11:24 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    why is the guy behind Ashley holding her hair.



  4. GuyInBack
    11:25 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    I’m a hair braiding fool! Screw this game.



  5. Mr Obvious
    11:27 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    John Cougar Mellancamp…lol…i thought he died.



  6. Gib
    11:28 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Josh Teater… Duh!!!



  7. Nuff Said
    11:29 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Dirk



  8. Smiley Pete
    11:32 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Do we still count Drake as a UK fan? He hung around a few times two years ago but I don’t think there’s any doubt he was more than just a fair weather fan… incidentally, he hasn’t been around this year or last, which have hardly been ‘foul-weather’ so I don’t know what to make of him



  9. Bolognaweiner
    11:33 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Who was the rapper that tweeted at TJones last year and said he would see him at the Final Four?



  10. Legggooo
    11:36 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Josh Hopkins for sure!



  11. just thinkin'
    11:36 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    @#9- i think it was baby from cash money….



  12. kyle heavy
    11:38 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    3- He is on his cell phone.



  13. RockyMtnCat
    11:38 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    How about the Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Dakota Meyer? In a perfect world he’d be the biggest name on the board.



  14. Cuz' big elboe
    11:39 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Off topic…sorry but Terrence gave Stokes bulletin board fodder in todays lhl ….ok if Lsu TJ shows up but if we get Indiana TJ, Stokes could get better of it..Believe TJ will come to Play and will have a little help from his friends… Go Cats!!!!



  15. Smiley Pete
    11:40 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    @13, good point. He doesn’t seem like an attention-whore like most celebrities though



  16. CatsFan
    11:40 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Forgot John Boehner



  17. The U
    11:41 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Is tonight’s game only being shown on ESPNU? I don’t see it on the ESPN3 schedule. Does anybody know?



  18. Uk4life
    11:46 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Chuck Norris



  19. UK's most sucessful golfer!
    11:47 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Steve Flesch



  20. Blue Iris
    11:48 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    #12, no he is holding her hair because we are playing louisville and the sight of Rick NITino makes Ashley vomit, he is just trying to help hold her hair.



  21. UKnowMe
    11:50 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Has Spike Lee came to a game since Cal was on the roundtable with him?



  22. Streak ends in 11
    11:50 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Man she sure isn’t hot anymore. Starting to look like an old lady.



  23. over the hills and far away
    11:54 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    #1 You are a complete and absolute idiot !



  24. Adam
    11:58 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Johnny depp



  25. Wildcat84
    11:59 am January 31, 2012 Permalink

    She was named after my hometown too. Ashland, KY.



  26. coal miner
    12:00 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Ehhhh never had much to say about ol Judd. Coal Keeps The Lights On.



  27. Bob Loblaw
    12:04 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Steve Zahn is my favorite on that list. Most likely because it was a big surprise that he was a fan.



  28. Adub
    12:06 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t forget a cross-dressing Johnny Depp



  29. John Q.
    12:07 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    16….Most of us would like to “forget” Boehner.



  30. You Can Call Me Cal
    12:10 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    speaker of the house



  31. JoeBob'sFineFoods
    12:14 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Now John Q, is speaking for the masses. He must have been elected to some high position.



  32. Adam
    12:22 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    What’s te name of the playmate that was injured at the IU game?



  33. TheLaw
    12:22 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Dirk and Tracy McGrady



  34. jay in bama
    12:23 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Dont forget Fake Barney lol



  35. Bledsoe's Biceps
    12:32 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with 2 & 8. Magic doesn’t really count and Drake has a one time flash in the pan. As far as I know he has not been at a game, but Tracy McGrady has tweeted his love & support a few times. Said he would have been a Cat if he had gone to college.



  36. Bledsoe's Biceps
    12:32 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with 2 & 8. Magic doesn’t really count and Drake was a one time flash in the pan. As far as I know he has not been at a game, but Tracy McGrady has tweeted his love & support a few times. Said he would have been a Cat if he had gone to college.



  37. TJ's Sowertude
    12:33 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Been there. Done that.



  38. Bledsoe's Biceps
    12:34 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    And they may never admit it but Christian Laettner & Denny Crum must be converts after their support this summer. 🙂



  39. Al's IndiCats
    12:40 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    I’d still call Ashley long distance to hear her piss on a tin can over the phone.



  40. Stangluvr
    12:46 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    The guy in back looks like he smells a fart….and the chick up front has a look on her face like she is the one that farted!



  41. cristoforouk
    12:49 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t forget about Dirk!



  42. 44 Stitches
    12:54 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    @ 9

    The rapper was Bun B from Houston. Bun B and Pimp C formed Underground Kings a.k.a. UGK. Pimp C is dead and Bun B is a solo rapper now. Damn shame to UGK’s second album Supertight is a classic.



  43. Costanza
    1:06 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Eric C. Conn



  44. Freelance Phillip
    1:10 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    It would be nice to mention somebody other than Judd….but I have no idea who these people are…

    Sir Josh Hopkins
    Irv Gotti
    Kenny Perry
    Josh Teater
    Laura Bell Bundy
    ??????????????????????????????



  45. UKMathCat
    1:10 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty cool that we’re the only college basketball team on the list (and the only non-football collegiate sport).



  46. B-Real
    1:22 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    44. google is your friend.



  47. wilDCat
    1:22 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    44 – How do you come to KSR and not know who Josh Hopkins is? If you visited the site in the past 2 days you’d see two mentions to him alone.



  48. Streak ends in 11
    1:24 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    I’m surprised the turtleman isn’t on the list of celebrities. He’s more famous than Ashley Judd is right now. Her career has pretty much fizzled out.



  49. Streak ends in 11
    1:26 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Live Action!



  50. douggercats
    1:33 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    John Short, JT, KentuckyChucky, Chester, and our biggest closet fan, THE TRUTH. C’mon out of the closet, Truth.



  51. wldctky
    1:35 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    #46 google might be his friend but even if he looks them up doesn’t mean he has heard of them… and for that matter neither have I
    #47 Not everybody visits this sight every day and is able to stay on it 24/7 like some obviously do



  52. Clyde Cecil
    1:35 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Chuck Norris, no contest.



  53. Al's IndiCats
    1:41 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    51, you mean there are other sites on the IN-TRA-WEB? Just kidding, giving you a hard time my friend!



  54. Brady
    1:44 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t remember seeing her much during the Billy G era and the end of Tubby’s. She only shows up when the Cayts are good and are on primetime so she can get attention for being a ‘die hard fan’. Quit giving her attention unless she’s talking about making a sequel to Double Jeopardy.



  55. NATEDOGG1507
    1:57 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    AND THE SPEAK OF THE HOUSE!! ADD HIM TOO



  56. Emily
    1:59 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Josh Hutcherson is a UK fan. He’s going to star in The Hunger Games.



  57. Alex
    2:51 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Might be able to add Ray Romano to the list. There’s a photo of him and in a Kentucky t-shirt at a Hawaiian restaurant with the owner in Studio City, California.



  58. _H8er_
    3:04 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    @57 where is that pic? Google?
    and @51 if you were a real fan, you would visit this site every day!



  59. Beat The Chickens
    3:11 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Kenny Perry – Professional Golfer (pretty successful)
    Josh Teater – Professional Golfer from Lexington. Went to Henry Clay. Local Boy.
    Laura Bell Bundy – Professional Country Music Artist. Went to Lexington Catholic.

    giddy on up, giddy on out. Go cats! Rick Pitino is a chump.



  60. Platinum Eyebrow
    3:24 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    How many of those other people have a) come regularly to games for decades, b) done the Y and c) posed nude (well, in a hockey jersey) for UK poster? That narrows it down to Ashley. No contest.



  61. John Cougar Mellancamp
    3:44 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Hurt so good….

    Come on baby make it hurt so good.

    Sometimes love don’t feel like it should…..

    You make it……Hurt So Good!



  62. Alex
    3:50 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    @58 Never seen the picture online. It’s physically on the restaurant wall (along w/ photos of other actors, it is LA). Next time I’m nearby, I’ll try to take a photo.



  63. That's what she said.
    4:04 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    George Clooney…pimp.



  64. slicky ricky
    4:14 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    dont forget my aborted fetus was a fan for around 12 weeks!



  65. fiddlestix
    4:22 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Could the guy behind her be taking a photo of her derriere? Just asking?



  66. Eric
    4:26 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Probably already said, but you can put Dirk Nowitzki on the list.



  67. B-Real
    6:09 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    48. she still starts in big studio movies. I get it, you don’t like her because she is a liberal. big shock.



  68. another girl
    9:09 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Josh Hutcherson! Which is especially relevant since his new movie the Hunger Games is coming out and is sure to be the next Hollywood “saga” to rake in millies.



  69. Susan
    10:14 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Forgot about Josh Hutcherson. I’d love to see him as the Y.



  70. ibescootch
    11:07 pm January 31, 2012 Permalink

    Someone please tell me I’m not the only one who tried to click on the arrows in the picture…