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Good Night and Good Luck

Friends,

How have you been? Great to hear! You’re looking well. Have you always had that scar? It’s barely noticeable. No, really. It makes you look tough. I’m serious.

Forgive my recent absences from the esteemed pages of Kentucky Sports Radio, friends. I recently ran afoul of the law in the Adamawa region of the Republic of Cameroon for some questions concerning the illegal dealing of migratory birds (I was only holding them for a friend) and consequently was detained for a small period of time. If you’re ever there, I do recommend trying the cocoyam-infused fufu. It is a delight.

When our new commandant Beisner contacted recently about contributing to Jorts Day, I nearly dropped my tome of French Neoclassicism. Would I? Of course I would. As it turns out, Josh Harrelson is — as he is for many of you — a truly beloved Wildcat. From the day he stepped onto campus, KSR knew a star was born. Over the last many years, several of our men’s basketball players have been granted colorful nicknames due to first impressions, including (but not limited to):

Basil Hayden — “Spats”
Nazr Mohammed — “Jelly Shoes”
LeRon Ellis — “Pac Man Fever”
Rodney Dent — “Minnie Peal Hat”
Mark Pope — “Elizabeth-Barrett-Browning-Enthusiast”

But “Jorts.” Ah, Jorts. No one wowed the kids like Jorts. Immediately two things were clear. 1.) He enjoyed the refreshing touch of denim on a hot summer day, and 2.) he certainly was not afraid to take part in a group picture. We all watched him grow from from a delicate man-flower to a rugged, give-it-all-you-got go-getter in the paint. We felt for him as he allegedly sat within a lonely bathroom stall. We watched him come-of-age during the Louisville game. We also learned other interesting (though often unconfirmed) facts about our man Josh. Facts like:

-He rides a horse to class.
-He likes cheese, but not all cheeses.
-He once entered an Abraham Lincoln look-a-like contest in Fort Worth, Texas (third place).
-He once entered an Abraham Lincoln look-a-like contest in Denver, Colorado (first place).
-He once destroyed a Showbiz Pizza pop-a-shot by dunking on it.
-He loves the sound of the waves on the Puget Sound because it reminds him of the sound of the waves on the Prince William Sound.
-Once defeated Kyle Kuric in a sword-fight.
-He wonders whatever happened to the musical duo Calloway.

And now we bid him goodbye on señor night. As it’s said, “if you love something, set it free. If it returns to you, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, you’re going to have to find another friend who wears jean-shorts.” Whichever the case may be, I think it’s safe to say we’ve all enjoyed our time with Josh. Once you’re a part of this Big Blue Community, you’re always a part of it. Godspeed, Mother Hen. You’ll always have friends here.

Article written by C.M. Tomlin

27 Comments for Good Night and Good Luck



  1. UK Student n Fan
    3:19 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    FIRST



  2. UK Student n Fan
    3:22 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    CHAMPIONSHIPS! WE WILL GET CHAMPIONSHIPS!! A WIN TONIGHT MEANS CHAMPIONSHIPS!!! IF JOSH KEEPS IT UP, AND WE GET A COMBINED 30 POINTS FROM DEANDRE AND DARIUS WE DO NOT LOSE A GAME!!!! ITS POSSIBLE, WE CAN DO THIS, WE ARE KENTUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  3. UK Student n Fan
    3:22 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    !



  4. Cal Purnell here
    3:22 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Exclamation Jorts!!!



  5. mgcat
    3:25 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Excuse me… can we have some Ridalyn for my friend #2 above?



  6. BigBlueWilly
    3:26 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts all, folks!



  7. Cal Purnell here
    3:31 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Need to update the Poll Question:

    What are your favorite Jorts?
    A)Lee
    B)Levis
    C)Wrangler
    D)Ashley Judd in Jorts



  8. CPKIII
    3:40 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Even BTI’s post was better than this today…



  9. Voice of Reason
    3:40 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I heard an exciting rumor…



  10. BleedingBlue79
    3:41 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Haha, wow, Calloway reference FTW! I had a Calloway album on cassette tape when I was a kid. For anyone who doesn’t know/remember – which is sure to be 99% of this site’s regulars, mercifully – they were the guys who had the “hit” song “I Wanna Be Rich.” True story.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztk9t_m1FpY



  11. Burlington_UK_fan
    3:42 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Did he once kill a man with a trident?



  12. UK4Life01
    3:44 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    this post=FAIL



  13. Voice of Reason
    3:45 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Someone has something to say about our man Jorts…this is gonna be good.



  14. AKA cold buckets
    3:47 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Are we really gonna get a post from Billy G? That’s gonna be awesome.



  15. NostraDanis
    3:49 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    All of the pretenders have their “red-outs”, “black-outs”, “white-outs” and whatever. Tonight the world will witness history’s one, and only Jorts-Out.



  16. Voice of Reason
    3:52 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    #14… not for sure, but it only akes sense…and Jorts is deserving of a positive shout out from Billy Clyde. If true, epic…



  17. TSlone08
    3:54 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink


  18. yeahus
    3:57 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    i am guessing NotBillyG …



  19. yeahus
    3:57 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    and big ups to the wikipedia entry !



  20. HardinCat58
    3:58 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Oh how I have yearned for the words of, one, CM Tomlin once more….



  21. Irwin R. Fletcher
    4:11 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    17) now verified w/ an external link!



  22. ThankfulCat
    4:12 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Yes,No,Yes sorry Jorts



  23. Al's IndiCats
    4:14 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is rather insane but here goes, how long would it take the custodians to clean up the floor if Clyde came out to do the “Y”



  24. The Real Pioneer
    4:15 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    THE ONLY THING BETTER THAN SO MANY POSTS ABOUT JORTS WOULD BE ONE ABOUT FORMER UK GREAT TROY MCKINLEY!!!!



  25. Han
    4:21 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Quick, someone photoshop a picture of Jorts hanging out with Jorts. Put his head on multiple people in one of these photos.



  26. Ron Burgundy
    4:36 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Gawd we are sooooooo country…It better not be a jorts out tonight in Rupp

    I’m all for a tits out (Macon Vol too) etc but not a jorts out.



  27. Jorts Forever
    6:39 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    26. Have a little fun and quit whining because you piss on your balls.