I thought all that could be said about the game in Bloomington on Saturday had been said. We talked about the players’ performances, the diagram of the last play and the treatment by Indiana fans. What else could possibly be discussed? But Larry Vaught found a new angle, hitting up his Verizon Droid to let us know that Kentucky’s resident Playboy Bunny had a harrowing experience on Saturday as well:
She describes herself as a “die-hard Kentucky fan” and says not much can intimidate her. However, Megan Dills admits she did feel a bit overwhelmed at Indiana’s Assembly Hall Saturday when the Hoosiers beat UK 73-72 and she was knocked down when the crowd rushed the floor after the game.
“I was not intimidate at all until the end,” said Dills, 28. “I have a friend who is an Indiana alum and that’s how Iâ€ˆgot the ticket. I was not going to miss out on the ticket even though it was just going to be me sitting with all those IUâ€ˆfans.”
Dills, a 2007 Kentucky graduate with an animal science/pre-vet major, had UK painted on her face and wore a UKâ€ˆshirt. She almost says she can be a bit “mouthy” at games in support of the Wildcats.
“You couldn’t hear yourself think, much less scream for UK,” she said. “There was a girl two rows behind me that said, ‘Sit your blonde – down.’ I turned around and probably said some not so nice things myself back. But it was a good time, or at least it was until the end.
“All those fans came out of their seats and rushed the floor like idiots. The next thing Iâ€ˆknew, I was knocked down five or six steps. Iâ€ˆthink the guy who actually knocked me down is the one who did at least pick me up. After I got hurt, I was scared to death.”
She had a swollen ankle she could barely walk on and a doctor confirmed Monday that she not only had a sprained ankle, but also some torn tendons. The injury has forced her to cancel a Playboy photo shoot this Saturday in Indiana.
“I just can’t do the shoot with my ankle like it is,” Dills, who also has a psychology degree from Northern Kentucky University, said. “But that’s okay because I do a lot of them.”
Leave it to Larry Vaught to do the Big Blue Nation’s dirty work and find out just exactly how Saturday’s loss and subsequent court storming affected the Playboy bunnies among us. Luckily Dills will have more Playboy shoots in her future and we can hopefully move past this incident. One thing is for sure…IU fans, you can take shots at our bloggers, make jokes about our eyebrows and chant at our blue-clad faithful…but when you start hurting our photo shoot pinups…well at some point, there is only so much a fan base can take.