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aUKward Fan Photos: Chapter 12

*I changed the header photo to the photo that got this all started. The guy with the mullet and dog was starting to freak me out.*

 

It’s been a while since our last installment of aUKward Fan Photos. With basketball in full swing and more offseason football news than usual, it’s been tough to find the right time. But when a picture like the one I have tonight finds your inbox, you find the time.

 

Tonight’s photo comes from KSR reader Michael Beavin.

 

Michael writes:

 

“My name is Michael Beavin, I’ve been a UK fan since I can remember. I graduated from UK in 2012 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force. I’m stationed in West Texas at a tiny air force base doing intelligence training, but I read KSR everyday and watch EVERY game.

I found this picture sitting on the coffee table when I visited my grandma’s house (she used it as leverage for me to give her an updated photo). When I was little I thought my dad’s glasses were cool, so I wanted a pair just like them. The glasses strap was a necessity because I broke them all the time. I wore my UK shirt to photo day cause I didn’t want to dress up and I loved that shirt. All those factors led to an epic and awkward UK photo.”

 

WARNING: This photo is painfully dorky. If you are soft hearted you may cry for Michael when you see this picture. You’ll want to be his friend and sit with him in the lunch room and repay him the lunch money the bullies undoubtedly took from him. You won’t be able to stop looking at it.

 

Without further ado…

 

Michael, you said you thought your Dad’s glasses were cool. Well, THEY WERE. And I’m with you on not wanting to dress up for picture day. My friends and I hated picture day so much in college that we told the picture people we were each other. We’re all in the yearbook under names other than our own.

 

I usually have a lot more words and observations for these photos, but for this one I don’t. It is what it is.  I can’t stop staring at it and laughing. The glasses strap is too much.

 

Thanks to Michael for reading KSR in West Texas. Thanks for being brave enough to send this photo in. But most of all, thanks for being brave enough to serve our country in the Air Force. 

 

If you want to participate in aUKward Fan Photos, you can. Send your photos, a little bit about yourself, and little bit about the photo to [email protected] or @AFlenerKSR on twitter.

Article written by Aaron Flener

John, I was first team All-State. I can put the ball anywhere I want to. I'll make it rain out here.

29 Comments for aUKward Fan Photos: Chapter 12



  1. dgtuk
    9:36 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    Michael….the collective sympathy of Big Blue Nation is with you!



  2. KRS Lover
    9:42 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    Is that Ratt Joans as a little boy. Nice and chubby!!!



  3. Linda Taylor
    9:43 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    From his ears I would say he is Michael half-elven and that is a good thing.



  4. KRS Lover
    9:43 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    High gang. HTG is steel hear!!



  5. siggasonksr
    9:50 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    REP REP REP



  6. Class
    9:51 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Linda, still active den mother? Man I hope so!!



  7. Judas beisner
    9:56 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    Man, PPatt is scoring tonight. 25pts through 3 guarters



  8. VinylCAT
    10:04 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know what’s more awkward, the photo or the fact that Flener went and got their pictures taken for their college yearbook?? Who the hell does that anymore? Do colleges even do that anymore? When did you graduate in the 1950’s? Just sayin….



  9. Caliterry
    10:08 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    I went to Middle School with him. Despite the photo or maybe because of it, he was a ladies man. By far one of the funniest kids I knew growing up and I am proud to say I went to school with someone brave enough to serve our country. Michael, you are the man. Thank you and God Bless!



  10. J A Brooks
    10:21 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    Oh my



  11. plzplz
    10:31 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    please for the love of everything end these posts. my god they are terrible.



  12. Orangello
    10:43 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    I had those same frames. Unfortunately, i didn’t have the strap. Mine got broken all the time, and my mom would super glue them back together. It’s extra cool that the strap matches his shirt.



  13. Bobbum man
    10:43 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    This and anything with the stupid final four prints you’ll are amazingly enough still pushing are the only things on this site I skip right over. If I hit the power ball tonight I’m buyin every one of those freakin prints so we never hear about them again… Ur welcome BBN



  14. bgblue
    10:46 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    Wow!! P. Pat scored 27 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists! Go Patrick!!



  15. Rev up those fryer's
    10:48 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    DJ Beavy Bevvvv!!! Just a future frat star in the making with those sun-glass straps, love it!! God Bless my man!



  16. Pat
    10:53 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    We love chics with Dix!



  17. Cat Burglar
    11:49 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    In hoc, Beavstar.



  18. Linda Taylor
    11:50 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    6 – You will never know the password, the secret handshake, or the secret pledge.



  19. rizzo
    1:02 am November 29, 2012 Permalink

    love the sally jesse raphael glasses



  20. Randy Marsh
    2:28 am November 29, 2012 Permalink

    I knew I knew the name, the picture just didn’t look like the Michael Beavin I know. When I read the comment section, the light went on…Michael, in those glasses you will conquer! Keep doing the Lambder Lambder proud!



  21. Nomen Clature
    5:58 am November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Youthful 4 eyed-Yoda with Golden mowed Fro



  22. TAXman
    6:47 am November 29, 2012 Permalink

    13. What kind of sorcery allowed you to post on this thread if you always just skip over it? A WITCH! BURN HER!



  23. Bob
    8:15 am November 29, 2012 Permalink

    I thought the picture of the fat guy with the mullet was Flener.



  24. Physician
    8:19 am November 29, 2012 Permalink

    How did you get into the USAF with that Hydrocephalus?



  25. BBN
    8:21 am November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Jimmy Neutron is real!?!? Who knew?



  26. The Goat
    8:53 am November 29, 2012 Permalink

    That’s solid! Be proud of that.



  27. Cats
    8:58 am November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Future Frat Star with those croakies



  28. physician
    9:43 am November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Nice 5 head



  29. Spock
    1:01 pm November 29, 2012 Permalink

    Live long and prosper my Vulcan brother..