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Is Kentucky the “Lew Zealand” of the SEC?

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Muppet nostalgia is everywhere these days: movie theaters, those pistachio commercials on TV, Matt’s “To-Do” list…the list goes on and on. “And the Valley Shook,” an LSU blog, even has a post comparing Muppet characters to SEC schools. Which muppet did they pair with Kentucky? You might be surprised:

Kentucky is Lew Zealand. Like Lew, Kentucky has a skill that befuddles the rest of us. Lew throws fish, the Cats shoot hoops. We’re not entirely trusting of this basketball thingee, but they seem good at it. so we’ll keep them around. Hey, if you’re going to do something, you might as well do it really well. And no one throws a fish like Lew, just like no basketball program is truly like Kentucky.

For you Muppet newbies (or shall I say, “Muppet babies”!), Lew Zealand was famous for his boomerang fish throwing act during the Muppet Show. Sure, it may be a stretch to compare him to Kentucky basketball, but hey, at least we’re not Scooter.

Here’s the rest of their comparisons, which definitely deserve a full read:

LSU – Animal
Alabama – Kermit
Arkansas – Miss Piggy
Auburn – Scooter
Florida – Rowlf
Georgia – Sweetums
Mississippi State – Fozzie
Ole Miss – Waldorf and Statler
South Carolina – Gonzo
Tennessee – Beaker
Vanderbilt – Sam the Eagle
Missouri – Pepe the Prawn
Texas A&M – The Swedish Chef

Manamana.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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19 Comments for Is Kentucky the “Lew Zealand” of the SEC?



  1. Twatford
    4:04 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    First, in the hearts of KY fans.



  2. Charlie Day
    4:06 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    sure, from the football perspective



  3. knightynight
    4:20 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    manamana



  4. Hal
    4:28 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    UofL – dangle. b/c he’s “infested”
    http://lh4.ggpht.com/-vYUReLIfhXc/RqRJ_6Q08jI/AAAAAAAAAiE/MJih4oH_w0Q/CCF07182006_00029-1.jpg

    IU – link hogthrob. “a high opinion of himself, but not much between the ears.”
    http://bite-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Sylvester-Stallone-and-Link-Hogthrob.jpeg



  5. RidgeRunner
    4:31 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    Damn, poor Arkansas



  6. TaylorsvilleCat
    4:33 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    Manamana



  7. KYBLUE
    4:36 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    When do Ryan Harrow and Twanny Beckham get to start playing?



  8. RidgeRunner
    4:39 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    7…Becckham now & I can kinda understand ya not knowing that. But Harrow has to wait till next year & that has been that way for my gosh…since we signed him.



  9. RidgeRunner
    4:40 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    typo’s…damn typo’s…



  10. kdh2011
    4:40 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    excellent



  11. KYBLUE
    4:47 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    So Beckham can play this weekend? I knew one of them could start after the first semester just coulnt remember which one.



  12. KYBLUE
    4:48 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    I havent even seen anything on here about them and Twanny is pretty damn good!



  13. RidgeRunner
    4:49 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    KYBLUE…no problem man.



  14. Bob Loblaw
    4:55 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    “The perception of the conference is tied to Bama” In football, yes, in Basketball, it’s Kentucky.



  15. ukglory
    4:59 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    what are you smoking lol



  16. Calipari'sInYourEar
    5:04 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    The only reason I’ll accept this is because Tennessee is beaker.



  17. schwing
    5:29 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    wakawaka



  18. HipsterCat
    6:10 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    Lee Zealand was hands down my favorite Muppet growing up. The absurdity of his character was excellent.

    My other favorite was Dr. Julius Strangepork.



  19. Undercover Doughnuts
    8:27 pm December 14, 2011 Permalink

    I like the old guys in the balcony, hey kinda like Vitale and Raftery!