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Derrick Locke has some things to say

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To say the BBN was upset after last night’s loss is an understatement. From National Championship to NIT first round loss in one year is hard to swallow. And yes, many fans overreacted. (Trust me, we have the deleted comments to show for it.)

But former Kentucky football player Derrick Locke says the problem is bigger than that. He posted the comments above on his Facebook page this morning.

Ouch.

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98 Comments for Derrick Locke has some things to say



  1. sexington
    10:18 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    He is an ungrateful bish.



  2. Melvit
    10:18 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, and to think I supported this dude. What a moron.



  3. That'sExactlyRight
    10:19 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Pretty weak to lump all UK fans into one generalized statement. I will be specific. If Locke is going to be that way, he can kiss this fans ass!



  4. Ryan Carriss
    10:19 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I guess you should try winning Derrick? What a joke!!!



  5. I know
    10:20 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    James David Combs J.D. got him a fine looking lady



  6. Bankshot
    10:21 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Not smart.



  7. UK Wildcat
    10:21 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Spoken like a loser.



  8. Fitch Slap
    10:21 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    You play football… in Canada. You lose. Forever.



  9. So_true
    10:23 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Did he delete? Not seeing.



  10. Larry Rowland
    10:23 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I was disappointed last night too. The last 3 years have spoiled us. But life goes on and we will be back.



  11. man
    10:23 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Although i disagree with him lumping all of bbn together, you cant really blame hime for feeling this way. I know a majority of these so called fans are really trolls in disguise, but there are alot of spoiled cry baby ass fans who think only for themselves using zero thought. I mean just read through the comments on this site. Not all of the idiots are trolls.



  12. Melvit
    10:23 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    His post just made my UK diploma less valuable.



  13. FU DL
    10:24 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I always liked DL…now…F him. I see thousands of UK fans sitting in Commonwealth watching crappy football. He can kiss BBN’s ass!



  14. To Locke
    10:24 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I feel like he’s forgetting that UK gave him an opportunity to play football, in addition to running track, when almost no one else would…



  15. Harrow'sTampon
    10:24 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Does Mrs. Tyler Thompson get paid for reading GYERO all day and then posting interesting tidbits here?



  16. Computer Blue
    10:24 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Even reasonable fans need something to cheer about. It’s a rare instance that UK fans don’t continue to support even really bad teams. Florida can’t even sell basketball arrests when they’re winning.



  17. So_true
    10:25 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Hmmm. There are two Derrick Locje pages. Apparently.



  18. Tax payers
    10:25 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    You’re welcome… (for your free college education Derrick)



  19. true
    10:25 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    14 that has nothing to do with the fanbase he said nothing about the university.



  20. bbr
    10:26 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    who is derrick locke? yeah, we are a terrible fanbase. we just lead the nation in attendance again, had over 20,000 people in Nashville, filled up opponents arenas all season, for a team that did not perform well most of the season. Yeah, thats a lack of support. Fans even travel for a football team that has never been in a major bowl game. It can honestly be argued that the football team got into some bowl games partly becasue of the fact that the BBN travels so well. You are welcome mr. locke



  21. Harrow'sTampon
    10:28 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    False.

    Ask Matt.



  22. Loser
    10:28 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Locke is a joke. He left early and got burned. Have fun playing football in Canada, you scrub.



  23. Hey Now
    10:28 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I realize a few can give the whole a bad name, but pretty harsh comments coming from a guy that couldn’t stay healthy and the fans still supported. Pretty sure BBN still packed Commonwealth when Football team in 2010 went 6-7.



  24. AbbeyNormal
    10:28 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    How are those Calgary stampeders fans treating you? Weirdo!



  25. Boss man
    10:28 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    OK, Derrick, break is over. Get back to the fryer, while we take hamburger orders at the counter. Do Candian football league players even get paid?



  26. BBN
    10:30 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Coming from the guy that wasnt worth the charmin extra softy I wipe my ass with.. Is he serious, that’s why we are UK Derrick we dont except losing



  27. Bubba in Glenpool
    10:30 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #15…please be quiet. Your presence is not neccessary. Mrs. Tyler Thompson is great at what she does. Probably better at her craft than you are at yours so keep the criticism to yourself, it’s just unneccessary and not kind.



  28. Smitty
    10:31 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Commonwealth was packed for a year that saw 7-5 and 6-6…Not exaclty world beaters…. Rupp is always packed, even when BCG was here….. Locke is just and ungrateful b*tch that left early and didn’t make it.



  29. Rambo
    10:31 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yea, fans just love to pay big ticket prices to watch you lose! Right,for the other team they do!



  30. Melvit
    10:31 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Does he have a twitter account?



  31. johnny
    10:31 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    That statement could hurt. Locke has a lot of followers for that NFL team he is on.



  32. TrueBlue
    10:31 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Mr. Locke, it’s all about the winning. If you can’t hack it, get your jacket….. This ain’t no rest home…



  33. BBN_Here
    10:31 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    As much as I don’t like what Locke has to say, I feel like it is true sometimes. We are a very demanding group of fans. That demand creates one of the greatest fan bases in the country, however, it can be demanding on these kids who are really just college students. It’s almost like a parent who continually rides his kids and scars them in the end. I love BBN, but even some of these comments are proof of what Locke is saying. At the end of the day, these players are people too and we should keep our humanity, even when analyzing sports.



  34. Steely Dan
    10:35 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    27) Except losing what? WHAT IS THE EXCEPTION?!?!?!?!? WHAT ARE WE LOSING?!?!?!?



  35. Bird in Kentucky
    10:36 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Locke is nothing but a punk, I was a fan of his on facebook and all he did was cuss all the time and couldn’t complete a sentence. Nothing but a thug wanna be football player.



  36. knightynight
    10:36 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    lol 35



  37. Big Blue Daddy
    10:38 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Kiss our rear Derrick Locke… I dont miss you or yourmattitude one bit. You are a hot shot on twitterNAND have pulled thismcrap before… I still remember watching you run off the field before the end of the Clemson game in the Music City Bowl… Headed back to the locker room bc you didnt get your touches there team player guy! Then a very average senior year with a team full of misfits… Why Cobb left early! I’m glad you can vent and hate on the same fanbase that watched you guys squander multiple opportunities at taking UK football to another level. I showed to watch lay more than one egg buddy… And I did nothing but cheer for you… Now you are calling us out… Not all of us are trashing this hoops team!



  38. James
    10:39 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    What all college fans forget sometimes (or most of the time) is that these are young men and women playing this sport. Sure they are talented but they deserve a kind of respect and grace. We want them to win but we also want them to enjoy their time in college and saying negative and hurtful things cannot possibly bring about any good. Harsh criticism is a deformation to community. I feel sorry for these guys because of the fans who unleashed their misplaced anger and hatred on them. We will “bounce back.”



  39. Chicago Chris
    10:40 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is there really such thing as a fan base that is as rabidly supportive in good times AND bad? People like to pay it lip service, but you can’t be hurt by something if you don’t really really love it.



  40. Derrick Locke
    10:43 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    23) & 29) But . . . But. . . I didn’t leave early, I was a 4 year player 🙁



  41. Jeremy
    10:44 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Only good if ur winning? Then why did we go watch you play football?



  42. _
    10:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    so he thinks fans can’t be upset over a lost game?



  43. SeoulCat
    10:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #20, hit the nail on the head. BBN showed up in droves at a neutral arena in another state in order to support a basketball team that started the season ranked #3 and finished on the bubble. Only support the team when they’re winning? Really? What do you call those 20,000 fans in Nashville, Locke? Or what about the 50,000+ that showed up every Saturday to watch Mr. Locke’s group, a football team that couldn’t even come close to sniffing .500 in conference play? Locke, do you really think this happens everywhere else for underperforming teams?! What an ungrateful bi#ch.



  44. Bob Dole
    10:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Who pissed in this guy’s Cheerios? Hes lucky UK let him play big boy football in the SEC. He wouldn’t have done shit without Joker and UK.



  45. Turner the Burner
    10:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I went to UK when Gerald and Keith played for us. My roomate dated Gerald and the only person that he was ever hanging out with, from the team, was Kelenna. Outside of basketball, I never saw him with a group of the players.



  46. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    10:46 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The good fans never get any credit. The idiots get all the pub and are usually the only ones the players hear.



  47. SeoulCat
    10:50 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    James David Combs, J.D.,

    Judging from that photo, a bad name is the least of your worries.



  48. reality
    10:55 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    These athletes need to understand some perspective here. We pay good money for tickets, we travel to support them, and we do our job.

    They get a free ride through school, free merchandise, access to celebrities, free room and board, and free medical care from some of the best in the country.

    When these players refuse to perform (and we know they can perform, so its clear they’re simply choosing not to) we fans have a right to be upset.

    This is not some garbage D2 school, this is the University of Kentucky. When you sign your LOI, you are expected to show heart, and play to the best of your ability while you attend school here.

    We aren’t asking much, we’re only asking players to play to the best of their ability. so to derrick Locke, sorry bro, you’re wrong. If these kids cant hack it here, they need to go to another school an and let some other kid that wants to earn his scholarship come and play.

    Spoiled underperforming athletes = disgruntled fan base. Easy math.



  49. Punk kid
    10:55 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    What a a little punk!! BBN was always behind him and through his injuries. Sorry your bitter you didn’t make the league but grow up kid!



  50. Rly?
    10:56 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    GYERO is the thread you lurk on constantly taking quips and commentary from.



  51. jim tom
    10:56 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    46))what are you talking about?



  52. Bender
    10:56 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    It’s a minor faction of our fan base that spews and rants that garners all the attention. Then the media turns around and latches onto their every comment as representing the majority of our fan base. I’ve got news… they don’t. Yes I’m disappointed that we didn’t perform as expected this year. And yes there were a lot of times I couldn’t figure this team out. But I’ll never go after them personally via social media (though someone tell me what’s social about it)or by any other means. I’ve been a fan for 50+ years. Any player that puts on the Kentucky jersey has my unconditional support. Always has and always will! It’s one thing to offer critical opinion in a well thought out manner. It’s another thing to start spouting off with the only thing you have constructing a thought is your brain stem.



  53. Drew
    10:57 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Oh, I get it. No one is allowed to criticize the team, but only praise them. Got it. Thanks for clearing that up for us, Derrick. So, Kentucky fans are supposed to be insane with joy and jubilation after losing in the first round of the NIT to Robert Morris? Should a couch be on fire somewhere on campus?



  54. Mc
    11:00 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Agree completely with #11



  55. uk tim
    11:00 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    its the truth look how many showed up for fball last couple yrs



  56. bloodthorne
    11:03 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Now that I know my support wasn’t wanted. Mr. Locke, could you please reimburse me for all those football games that I attended. I would like to apologize for all the cheering that I done for you and your team thru your wins ands loses. Thanks



  57. bloodthorne
    11:04 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Losses*



  58. Deepblue
    11:06 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Who is this Derrick Locke you speak of?



  59. Rei
    11:07 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    his comments hold weight after reading the hicks’ replies to it here.



  60. Tanya
    11:09 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    He can say that, but truth is that we are not the “worst” and we supported him and his team through thick and thin, mostly thin. He always gave 100% and he should understand that we love to win. That is all. I really appreciate his comments sounding like a typical NFL player, spoiled rotten.



  61. RealCatsFan
    11:09 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry DL, but losing to RM in the NIT was far from a “Just OK” season…



  62. Jeremy
    11:10 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Thats why social media is a joke! You get a few fans acting like fools(ALL FAN bases have these) and they are labeling our entire fan base off a few idiots. Locke seems like a smart guy, so he SHOULD know this! And for him to get on there and blast these few “so” called UK fans makes him just as bad as them. Two wrongs do not make a right. I get tired of people outside the fan base blasting the REAL UK fans for something that does not reflect them! So SHame on you Locke for buying into it, he of all people should know WE support our teams through thick and thin. We had 60,000 plus for football games when UK was going 2-10 in those seasons. Wake up Locke, i know you are alot more intelligent than that!



  63. MeNotHappy
    11:12 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Out of the blue, Mr. Locke vents his frustrations at BBN. The same BBN that travels everywhere to supports its winning basketball and soon to be winning football teams. Yes, there are some idiots who post irrational comments which is why KSR needs to go back to log in for comments (get more hits when comment section reads like a Jerry Spring show I guess), but that is a small segment of the BBN. If Mr. Locke wants to turn in his BBN membership card, that is his choice. Enjoy the rest of your career and try to figure out what’s really bothering you.



  64. El Pollo Loco
    11:12 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t say I blame him. The internet is the best and worst thing to happen to UK fans. We’re more connected with info, but it also allows the whack-jobs to have a very amplified voice with direct unaccountable (often anonymous) access to players and media to voice their ridiculousness.

    Obviously a portion of our fanbase is delusional in thinking that they care more than players who are dedicating their lives to their game, the internet just causes us to wonder how big that portion is.

    It’s a bit refreshing when someone speaks honestly seeing as a lot of people think they should just be politicians who always say the right things and that they owe you something. I’m sorry he feels that way. I was a big Derrick Locke fan and thought he played his heart out for UK. Those of you who made him feel otherwise need to get a life.



  65. TomCrean
    11:16 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m so clappy UK lost . . .



  66. BigE
    11:16 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Fan is short for fanatic, not groupie.



  67. Sgt Jimmy
    11:17 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    DL is just expressing what his experience at UK. Leave the man along. Future Cats read this site and some of the comments on here will scare them off.



  68. Michael F. Jox
    11:20 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    If there’s one thing I hate, it’s Derrick Locke. If there’s two things I hate, it’s Derrick Locke and getting cancer.



  69. Snowman
    11:24 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #63 well said Jeremy. Every fanbase has idiots. We just happen to have a really huge fanbase, therefore more idiots who say dumb stuff. If someone has a problem understanding this, I’m not sure it’s worth arguing with them.



  70. TotallyAgree
    11:27 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I totally agree with Locke’s comments. You have so-called lifelong fans that are probably toothless, overweight, and have never played a sport past 5th grade, making the most absurd statements. The fanbase is fine if you’re winning but the worst (worse than Duke, IU, Louisville, and Kansas combined) if you’re losing.



  71. Chip
    11:32 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Any team that wins like Kentucky has in the past few seasons and receives the kind of hype we get will have its fair weather fans. The core of BBN supports a team even in a down year. The problem is they will also post stupid crap. Most of us fans just cheer the team on. We do not waste time posting aboutthings we cannot control



  72. Joseph
    11:36 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The most disappointing thing about what Locke wrote was that he called this an “OK season”…now that is laughably untrue.



  73. me
    11:40 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    How the hell would he know if we were good if they were winning or not? Got to win first d-bag.



  74. Seriously
    11:43 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The fans wanted Joker gone. Mitch said he doesn’t listen to the fans and what they want. The fans only had one way to make themselves heard.

    It wasn’t Derrick’s fault, he was a great player. Packing Commonwealth for every game would have meant another year of Joker on the horizon and Mitch planning another sleepover with his BFF.



  75. Brian Halloran
    11:43 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I didn’t see the comments on his FB page, so either he deleted, or the screen capture is false. Looks like he’s been rooting on UK bball all season on his official FB page. We had a far less talented team this year than was expected. We will still be pre-season #1 next year and have the number one class and be favored to win it all. We are the current national champs…if some morons in the BBN can’t handle a bad season, then so be it. I’m pretty content with where we have been and are heading, even if i’m disappointed in where we currently are (ie: home, sulking). Cal missed with Harrow and Poythress and Archie has the hustle of a champion, but the basketball IQ of a cheese danish. We found ourselves relying on Jared Polson to lead our team, and while i love that kids heart and hustle, he’s an offensive void and doesn’t have the D1 handle or speed required to make a deep run in the tourney. That being said, see you in the fall all you haters. We’re going to crush you. Badly. And we’ll have a chip on our shoulder. Be afraid.



  76. Seriously
    11:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Kentucky’s terrible fans march into that stadium every year expecting it to be better than the year before and it never is but they keep coming back. The fans aren’t terrible, they are the definition of insane.



  77. Bristol Cat
    11:45 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    So Locke knows this from his 3-5 SEC years? Hey Derrick, try going 3-5 with 8 total wins(max) anywhere else in the SEC and see how the fan base treats your “winning.”



  78. Melvit
    11:48 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #71 You’re arguments became invalid once you stereotyped.



  79. Kerry G
    11:52 am March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Derrick, it’s about laying it all on the floor and Coach K, Tom Izzo or Rick Pitino would have NOT accepted the lack of effort from this year’s team. Cal normally wouldn’t either but his short bench didn’t allow him to sit them and they knew it. When your walk-on is outperforming your five star recruits — you have a serious problem!



  80. KyJake
    12:07 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    This is the frustrating thing about my fandom. I eat, sleep, live, and breathe UK sports. I would never say anything to a current or former player. I would never not support the program. I have never sent an angry letter to Mitch Barnhart, Joker, Cal, Stoops, Capiluto, or anyone else. I spend literally thousands of dollars on tickets and merchandise, travel the country to see them play, and do it all with a smile on my face. And yet, becasue I am a UK fan, and there is maybe 1-5% of our fanbase that is either a) completely unreasonable and reactionary, b)trolls acting like UK fans, c) racist, or d) some combination of the above, I get painted with a broad brush as being in a “bad fanbase.” The VAST MAJORITY of our fanbase is excellent. A few fringe people make us look like fools. And players who have the benefit of the support, particularly in the form of DOLLARS for their scholarships, get to come out and perpetuate the stereotype? Derrick, the extreme majority of our fan base hasn’t done anything to you except support you and pay for your education. So how about a thank you, or failing that, not trolling the people who paid for your education.



  81. Jetblue
    12:12 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    It not as bad as it seems. The minority are the loudest. Most UK fans have perspective, but the ones crying and complaining are the more likely to post hate on message boards. So I think he’s part right.



  82. FACTS
    12:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I did some research on NCAA.ORG and found attendance number for football for each year starting at 1998 to 2011. The lowest UK ranked in atrtendance for this time period was 27th in the ENTIRE country…the overall record for UK footbaall during these years was 74-97…but we are only good when we win?…right..



  83. Bigg Bozz
    12:41 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Who cares about D. Locke, I want to know who the 4 people are that liked his comment! Are these people UK fans, are they from Kentucky, can we send Cal’s towncar(w/ driver) to their houses?



  84. IndyAlum
    12:49 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like Locke took a page from Daniel Orton’s PR book. Way to alienate your only fans.



  85. Culver
    12:49 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Derrick Locke? Who’s that?



  86. Gabe Dadi
    12:50 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    It’s funny that a man that never had the guts to run between the tackles, now has the guts to post thigs like this on social media. Last i heard, he was selling Body by Vi shakes and was still looking for the sideline on those Randy Sanders stretch calls.



  87. here ya go
    12:51 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Derrick locke.. 2007-2009

    2007 record 7-6 avg attendance 70k national rank 23rd 2008 8-5 avg att, 73k national rank 23rd 2009 7-6 avg att. 70k national rank 22nd

    commonwealth capacity 67,606 take it for what it’s worth



  88. social medis sux
    12:54 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Social media is an absolute shyte-kicker sometimes. There are a lot of good people in BBN that support the bball and football team 365, win or lose. Disappointed when we lose or have a bad season, for sure…but still support the teams and won’t boo players or call guys out (ie- call them names, be derogatory, be offensive, etc). But there are 10-15% that soften express themselves the loudest, which is much easier to now via social media (than ever before). That isn’t even factoring the trolls that can make a fanbase look like ingrates with relative ease. If anyone wants to, they can setup a fake facebook or twitter account in a matter of seconds…and make themselves look like the biggest UofL or IU fan by copying and pasting a couple pictures onto the avatar. Then just ‘follow’ the twitter and ‘friend’ the facebook account of that teams’ players, and your a feux fan of that team, able to sling hate and other BS under the guise of that teams’ support. Its sickening. Not sure why any college or pro player would want to have a public twitter or facebook account.



  89. Mike
    12:54 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    To say UK fans only support their team when those teams are winning is as dumb a statement as I have read in a long time. If that game had been played at Rupp last nite, we would’ve had 24,000 fans there to watch an NIT game that didn’t mean a damn. You really think any other college fan base could claim the same? And hey Derek Locke, I wouldn’t be foolish enough to judge all black people based on the actions of a few idiots; it would be nice if you could not judge our entire fan base for the actions of a few vocal morons. I supported Derek for 4 years while he played at UK and this is the thanks we get? This is part of the problem though, players these days think they are entitled to a sell out crowd every game whether they actually did anything to deserve that support or not. I am so sick of athletes thinking the fans owe them something; I work too hard to throw away my money on a team like the one Joker Phillips put on the field last year, and when our athletes work that hard on the field or the court, I’ll be there to support them win or lose, but not wanting to waste my time and money watching a team give a piss-poor effort does not make me a fair-weather fan.



  90. of course
    1:03 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Of course all of you ksr clowns disagree with lockes comments. You are the dumbasses he is referring to. I’m sure you idiots are already blowing up his twitter,just like you do the players. The fanbase doesn’t suck.The clowns on this blog suck.



  91. Gert B. Frobe
    1:06 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    For 2 straight years Locke tweeted about “getting his money”. Then come draft weekend he got nothing. Instead, his backup (Alphonso) has been with the Cardinals this whole time. So that’s all I need.



  92. Paul
    1:06 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yes the last three years have spoiled us. BUT….it is not just about winning. Yes I want the Cats to win but JUST COMPETE!! I can take some losses but I hate to see them just show up and really not give 110%!! Thats what I am looking for win or lose!



  93. lonnieb
    1:12 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    he could not be more accurate……..he was not talking about football specifically and the basketball support this year was pathetic. we are the most pathetic fan base i know of……..going to the games to tailgate and get drunk does not make you the best fans. There is nothing else to do in Lexington but attend those games minus the few overlapping weekends of horse racing. I live in Louisville now and have been embarrassed trying to defend all of our idiot fans all year. They do not owe the fans………they don’t need us to be successful. John wall was the number 1 pick regardless of where he went to school. The fans acting he way they do may begin to cost us recruits in the future



  94. Mike
    2:10 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    94)To say the basketball support this year was pathetic is just ridiculous; I was at the Missouri and Florida games and those crowds were some of the best I’ve ever seen (and heard) in Rupp, not to mention the thousands of UK fans who paid their hard earned money to go support the team in Nashville at the SEC tourney despite the fact that this team has really struggled. Furthermore, it is totally unfair to indict an entire fan base for the actions of a vocal minority. I know thousands of UK fans myself, many of them season ticket holders in football and/or basketball, and I would venture to say that few to none of them have ever done anything that would jeopardize UK’s chances at getting a recruit, and for those “fans” that are doing stuff like that, its an embarrassment but there is little one can do to stop a lunatic from being a lunatic. But there are lunatics in every fan base, UK just has more of them because we have more fans.



  95. Richard
    2:10 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    His post is 100% correct! UK fans are spoiled! What this program has done under Cal is fantastic! Just think where it was and were it is now! No, we won’t win a national champioship every year, that is impossible! Well UCLA did, yep and I bet if the NCAA was as tight then as it is now they might have been on probation during some of those championships, just saying. Don’t be a fair weather fan, be a real fan! Start counting down to the 2013/2014 season, it should be something to behold. Oh, by the way, I hope we get Poythress, Goodwin and Stein back, they can still become great players! H & W, you should go to other schools because you won’t get any playing time next year! Do you think Cal learned something this year, absolutely, and he will be even a better coach! Always stop and remind yourself that freshmen are kids and they will make mistakes. Get the Mr. Basketball kid from KY, he will have the UK heart, as a matter of fact make it an automatic scholarship to the KY Mr. Basketball every year. That will help keep the Kentucky Heart in UK basketball! Just Saying!



  96. hardballer99
    2:14 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    if bbn sucks so bad how come 20,000 went to nashville to try and rally this team.most of these crappy comments are from other teams fans. haters gonna hate.



  97. 4:20 speed my azz!
    5:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Locke is one of the biggest jokes of UK football. 4:20 speed my azz kid! 4:40 speed is avg in the NFL for skill positions that require speed son. However, you don’t have any power, size, and you are way way too injury prone that you wouldn’t last a month in league without breaking an ACL. Not an NFL running back let alone an SEC half back….WAKE UP! Now just your mouth FOO!