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aUKward Fan Photos: Chapter 2


Here is how the “aUKward Fan Photos” post works.  You, the reader, send me a photo at [email protected] or tweet it to me @AFlenerKSR with the hashtag #aUKwardFanPhoto. It can be recent, but I’ve found it to be true that the older the picture the better. It can be one person. It can be more. But it must be aUKward, UK related, and you must be in the photo. 

By sending me a photo you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

1.) You give me consent to put the photo on the website.

2.) You give me consent to make fun of everyone and everything in the picture.

3.) You will tell me your name, where you are from, and a little bit about the picture (where it was taken, when it was taken, etc.).


If you missed the introductory post, check it out here.

If you missed Chapter 1, check it out here.


Welcome to Chapter 2 of aUKward Fan Photos. Let’s have some fun at someone else’s expense for a little while and forget about the fact that you are terrified to take UK -7  at home on Saturday. You know, if gambling were legal.


Thanks to all of you who are sending pictures. After two weeks I’ve concluded that if your picture is from the 1990’s, it has a great chance to appear here. We did weird things in the 90’s. We watched TGIF on Friday nights. Guys had mustaches for non ironic reasons.  Women still wore skin colored pantyhose. We had VCR’s. We had cassette tape players. It was an odd time. A time that is GREAT for this feature. Go dig through that photo album, you’re bound to find something.


This week’s photo comes to us from Reggie Oates. He isn’t actually in the picture. BUT his kids are. I’ll allow it.  Ross and Kellie, just know it was your Dad who threw you under the bus.


Reggie says:

“Ross and Kellie both graduated from UK on May 6th. Our family are fans of KSR, including Grandma Jean Wilson. She’s recovering from a knee replacement right now. A shout out would make her day.”

Well, Grandma Jean, consider yourself shouted out. I hope reading me make fun of your family members makes your recovery more enjoyable.

At first glance this picture doesn’t seem all that aUKward. Many of you probably have pictures very similar to this from your childhood. But I encourage you to look closer. If the aUKward doesn’t pop out, you’ve got to get in there and find it. It is generally there. If you find something I didn’t, share it with us in the comments. Here is a list of my observations:

1.) Ross looks like he’s not sure about how the chili he just ate is sitting. He’s got the leg cocked to the side in case of gas, but his face says “If I gamble and lose on this gas, my Halloween is over before it starts. We don’t have a back up costume. I outgrew the cheerleaders outfit. My sister is wearing it this year. And I can’t go out in the streets doing the itchy-butt duck-waddle. Let’s get this picture over with asap!”

2.) Ross, continued… “YES I KNOW THE HELMET IS BACKWARDS, BUT I’VE GOT A POSSIBLE TOUCHING COTTON SITUATION!! Let’s go let’s go let’s gooooo!! Get these shoulder pads off meeeeee!!”

3.) Our girl Kellie is just happy to be in this picture. Straight bangs and all. It’s her first Halloween out of the stroller. She’s excited to be one of the “big kids” this year. Look at the shaker. She’s actively cheering this picture on, unaware of her brother’s predicament.  She can’t wait to scream “trick or treat” 300 times in a matter of 20 houses. 

4.) By the way, I’m assuming it’s Halloween because there is a PUMPKIN on the mantle. Speaking of the mantle, I’m convinced whoever decorated this mantle must have gone through a thought process similar to this: “Let’s get six items that have absolutely nothing to do with one another and two that are exactly the same and arrange them in the weirdest possible way with no spacing or balance consideration and no desire for it to be appealing to someone who is making fun of it on the internet someday.” Mission accomplished. But there is no way the internet was a real thing when this photo was taken.

5.) If you are reading this and you were the maintenance guy at any Destin, FL condo in the 1990’s, I’ve cracked the mystery of who stole the extra paint from the closet. It was Reggie Oates. Email me and we’ll work out my reward for solving this crime.

In closing, (and as has been stated previously on the site this week) just because we lost to Louisville doesn’t mean we stop making fun of them. I’d like to share with you an awkward photo that my cousin, Jenna, snapped of a U of L fan as we watched the game in Nashville on Sunday.

Yes. That is a fanny pack. She wore it the ENTIRE game. I think that is where she keeps her Five Core Values.

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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.

16 Comments for aUKward Fan Photos: Chapter 2

  1. GrammarCat
    9:44 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t be knockin’ fanny packs unless you want to be knockin’ Anthony Davis’s fashionable means of carrying personal affects too:

    That’s a fanny pack, right there. Fear the belt bag.

  2. Bleaker
    10:04 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    This is stupid.

  3. Tom Mitchell
    10:06 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Reggie should send a picture of his wife. She is bangin hot. Reggie. If you are reading this let’s have a stogie and check out our wives.

  4. Ukfan
    10:44 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    No where near as funny as the first one.

  5. UKBIgDaddy
    10:49 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    FAIL. Scrap it and try something else!

  6. Everyone
    10:49 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Trying way too hard. Stop it.

  7. Amber M
    11:28 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Love #4. Now I must go rearrange the six items on my mantle.

  8. Jeff Wilson
    12:03 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Did not expect to see my cousins tonight but damn thats funny. Thanks Uncle Reg!

  9. uk2bucs
    2:13 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I like the idea of the post and think it should continue on perhaps a normal basis. However, this pic other than the mantle is really not that aUKward at all . Cute but neither funny or aUKward.
    Hopefully more people will get involved and you can find better pics than this to post.

  10. dontlissen2them
    4:11 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I laughed out loud on the mantle bit. smart post.

  11. WSFLWildcat
    7:16 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    This post and picture are both boring!

  12. Mark Wilson
    8:28 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Put that paint back Uncle Reg!!! lol

  13. Smart person
    10:23 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    This guy could write about his love for bread and I would read it. And like it. Haters gonna hate.

  14. Mark Wilson
    10:29 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    #Dont Geek

  15. Steve Back
    11:27 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Matt “Man Meat Pizza” Jones hiding under his Mamas Skirt to take a photo of a women wearing a fanny Pack??
    Does the sight of a WOMEN make you ill Matt???
    I’ll wager the Unibrows Fanny turns you on !!

  16. Mark Wilson
    1:06 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Of all the things you could have heckled Matt Jones about why would you choose this and I guess a better question might be “How many times have you seen Silence Of The Lambs?”. #Creeper