Happy National Ice Cream day folks! If you’re reading this, I hope you got a scoop and a cone of your favorite ice cream today.
If your favorite type of Ice Cream is Rupp Arena Ice Cream, and you look at it the same way Dan Schulman does in this picture, I just want to go ahead and apologize for the next few paragraphs.
Over the last few years here at KSR and amongst the BBN, there has been an on-going debate about Rupp Arena Ice Cream. I think we all level with the fact that Rupp Arena Ice Cream is objectively good. It’s ice cream for Heaven’s sake. But, to my Kentucky fans who have tried Rupp Arena ice cream and stated that it was the best Ice Cream anywhere, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s just not.
This past season I went to Rupp Arena as a fan for the first time in a few years. Without a doubt, the first time I had been there since the debate began. So of course, I decided to get a cone because just like a hot dog at a baseball game or an ALE-8 and Bourbon at a Kroger Field tailgate, it’s the thing to do.
I have to say I side with Drew’s post from 2016.
Again, the Ice Cream is good, but it’s not worth the hassle. Every game there’s a line that you have to wait in at least 10 minutes to get the thing, then once you get to take the first lick of bite depending on how you eat your Ice Cream, you will realize it tastes literally like every other ice cream you can get anywhere.
Whitaker Bank Ballpark ice cream is better.
Dairy Queen ice cream is better.
Sonic ice cream is Better.
Even the Burger Barn in Irvine, Kentucky has better ice cream (who up 606).
Again, it’s fine; it’s Ice Cream. But the fact that we’ve made Rupp Arena Ice Cream the *thing* to do in the home of the most prestigious college basketball program in history is a shame.
If you have never had a taste of Rupp Arena Ice Cream, I won’t begrudge you for waiting in line to try it. You should try it for yourself, but you will be severely disappointed with the taste after the amount of cash you fork over and the 10-minute wait.
Rant over. Enjoy a nice cone from any of the places above on this hot summer day.
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