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Cats Could Catch a Distracted Arkansas Saturday

Come on, John. SMILE! You just beat Auburn.

Come on, John. SMILE! You just beat Auburn.

 

Kentucky travels to Fayetteville this weekend to face the Arkansas Razorbacks, coached by John L. Smith. Will John L. be preparing his team on Friday? He will not. He will be meeting in Fayetteville with creditors in his bankruptcy case.

 

At this point in time, Smith’s financial troubles are no secret. Due to bad business deals, most of which occurred in Kentucky, he owes a lot of people a lot of money. It is now thought he could owe up to $40 million dollars.  When it comes to money, that’s a lot.

 

While he may be bad at business, he did try to pull a fast one on his creditors. When he signed his contract with Arkansas, he deferred 71% of the $850,000 ten month salary. This gave him time to declare bankruptcy before being paid that money (approximately $600,000). This way, his creditors wouldn’t be able to get their hands on it. This USA Today article by Brent Schrotenboer goes more in depth, but I’m just thinking and hoping and wishing and grasping for some hope that John L.’s mind could be elsewhere this Saturday and the Cats could sneak into Fayetteville and steal one.

 

Kentucky Football: At least our coach didn’t declare bankruptcy.

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.

24 Comments for Cats Could Catch a Distracted Arkansas Saturday



  1. BBN
    5:42 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Only way we have a chance to beat arky is if we leave joker, sanders, and minter back at home.

    Oh yeah, and if Towles miraculously heals and can start…



  2. yeah
    5:43 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    but he will file for unemployment.



  3. kes
    5:45 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    uh, no that wont happen. 43-3 hogs



  4. BBN
    5:47 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Sure joker hasn’t filed for bankruptcy (yet), but he has sure left our football program in worse shape than actual bankruptcy. There aren’t enough chapters of bankruptcy that could salvage this dumpster fire of a program.



  5. Coke in a glass
    5:50 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    espnClassic showing UK/ark 7ot game. Damn, I miss JLo.



  6. Coke in a glass
    5:55 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Hahahahaha, bill curry is calling the game. What an idiot. Reminds me of our current coach. Doubt joker would ever be asked speak publicly though.



  7. Billy Bob
    5:58 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    And if we were to win, so the heck what?!



  8. ky
    6:01 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Just STFU it’s over for the Joke, hope in one hand & you know what in the other see which gets full first.



  9. Lloyd Christmas
    6:01 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Distracted Arkansas team > Laser focused UK team.
    Bankrupt buffoon John L Smith > Joker Phillips.
    Hogs 34 Cats 14



  10. STEVE!
    6:05 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    It could be argued that John L has not prepared his team for any of the other games they’ve played this season. Unfortunately, the Hogs will probably be better off with him not around.



  11. TampaCat
    6:11 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    50-0



  12. HackRichards
    6:33 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Why worry about UK Football? Let Joker coach until the cow comes home. We’ll never have a winner because no one there really wants one. Restructure Joker’s contract to pay him 100,000 bucks per win. It will save taxpayers a bundle.



  13. UKBlue
    6:39 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK winning another game this season is irrelevant at this point in the season. The season is over, time to pack it in, and plan for the future.



  14. TheDecker
    6:49 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    38-14 Ar-kansas



  15. barn
    6:52 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    if they hobbled all of arkies players it would still be a close game with UK losing



  16. harry
    7:05 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    not a chance !!! we have a problem at qb spot amongst many other issues (i.e coaching)



  17. Rixter
    7:23 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    I think it’s kinda funny.. Charlie Strong will make 3 straight former Louisville coaches at Arkansas.
    How did they miss out on Kragthorpe?



  18. Rixter
    7:28 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    We’re almost all Kentucky fans here, right? Am I the only one who is just slightly wary that a Kentucky upset win on Saturday over a terrible Arkansas team will give Mitch a reason to ponder another contract for Joker?



  19. westerncat
    7:39 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    What #1 said! Arkansas will beat the heck out of UK. Say to said it but Joker has to go.



  20. Brock0029
    7:44 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK could put their cheerleaders in lingerie for the game to distract Arkansas, and we’d still lose by two TD’s.



  21. that guy
    7:55 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    #18 – Hush yo mouth, don’t give mitch any ideas. Look, we beat the worst ut team in 50 years and mitch acted like that was the ut national championship team (saved jokers job). It would only be fitting to beat the worst ark team in 20 years, and mitch say, “see joker is THE man, so we’re extending the contract.”



  22. BluehazeDrhazle
    8:03 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Why is it DUMB always talks and SMART says nothing ??



  23. Steve Fitts
    8:48 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Hard to believe that when U of L hired him in ’98, John L. was considered one of the up-and-coming young coaches in the country! It’s sad to look at him now! The saddest thing is he has to keep working because he can’t afford to retire! We’ll see John L. roaming the sidelines as a lowly assistant for some college team next fall! How sad!



  24. Head Bussa
    12:08 am October 9, 2012 Permalink

    This Arkansas season was caught slipping for most of the start of the season. They are just now getting on track and I seriously doubt they regress to the point of losing to a team of our inferior quality.