*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.
“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.