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Joker Phillips Continues to Freak Me Out

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Above is his latest picture tweeted out. I get the whole “my name is Joker/Joker from Batman” thing, but honestly, it is starting to be a bit disturbing.

Article written by Matt Jones

61 Comments for Joker Phillips Continues to Freak Me Out



  1. KCK
    10:33 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Glad that The Joke is Florida’s problem. What a turd he is.



  2. RUPPS_rhetoric
    10:33 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Borderline disturbing. I’m well past the point of “Where was this at Kentucky?” to “At least he didn’t do this at Kentucky”



  3. Dusten
    10:33 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    all the clowns in that picture were shot by one another or by the Joker. They all died…



  4. Mike
    10:33 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Eh let’em have his fun. I’m sure someone is telling him to do this anyway. We all know Joker doesn’t really have a personality.



  5. SexnNursinHomes
    10:34 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Jones, he’s freaking me out too. Those clowns don’t look maniacal. They look like kid touchers. #grandpa’sbouncehouse



  6. Kristen Geil's Abs
    10:34 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Seriously Joker, this is just bizarre. Once, as a “joke”, is funny. After that, this just looks like a man desperate for an identity.



  7. Cotton Mash
    10:36 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    #LAME. I agree with #2… “At least he didn’t do this at Kentucky”



  8. Blue Boy
    10:36 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Joker will probably have a shortr term as an assistant at UF tha he did as a head coac. It looks like getting fired loosened a screw or two.



  9. Chris
    10:40 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    They are doing it with all their assistants. Using move references. Like got peace it’s top gun.



  10. Chicago
    10:41 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    How is this not a copywrite violation?



  11. Riddler
    10:46 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    #1 you are an ass. Joker failed at UK. No question. But unlike other coaches we have had, both FB and Bball, he did not cheat, he did not abuse his players, he did not play drunk golf. We found out he wasn’t meant to be a head coach. But it wasn’t for lack of trying. He is a KY native, a former player, and gave a big part of his life trying to improve UK football. Do I wish he was still here? No, I am thankful he left, but please at least act like you’ve got some class and let it go. Why do we care if FL uses a goofy, creepy marketing ploy like this. Move the hell on.



  12. Ibescootch
    10:47 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    What in the world would be the point of this even? Some 5 star high school player is like, “Wow, they really know how to use Photoshop and are super corny! That’s where I want to go!” Can you imagine Cal doing something like this? He’d never get another recruit, and rightly so.



  13. The Riddler
    10:48 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    #2 Let him be a weirdo it just helps us. It’s hard to believe he was the head coach just a year ago. What would things be like if he weren’t fired and still the coach? LOL for sure right.



  14. theWilkman
    10:49 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    4 – I agree, there’s no way this is all Joker’s idea. That guy has always seemed drier than a KY county on Sunday, hard to believe he’s sitting around photo-shopping these terrible clown-based recruiting promos



  15. wait a minute
    10:49 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    11) He didn’t cheat? I thought he and the news reporter (Mary-jo maybe) were having an affair that a lot of people knew about but just didn’t say anything….



  16. Big Mike in The Wood
    10:49 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Thank god we didn’t have Bruce Wayne. That #ComePlay4MyParentsAreDead twitter feed would have been redonkulous



  17. Results
    10:51 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    #12 don’t disagree with your point, but FL. Had the #7 ranked recruiting class last year and so far in 2014, their class is ranked #3, so looks like they are getting who and what they want. Maybe despite the super corny tactics?



  18. Rich
    10:52 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    This guy is a CLOWN. How in the hell does Florida’s coach allow this to continue?



  19. Wall2Cousins
    10:53 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    His account must be hacked or he came across some bad gator meat.



  20. Riddler
    10:55 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    #15 You get the point. Whether or not he cheated with the fat blond sports anchor, he left the program in no trouble with the. NCAA. Things could have actually been a lot worse for Stoops, a la Guy Morris and Brooks left with nothing after The Claude Bassett/Mumme fiasco.



  21. wildcat fan
    10:55 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    hope DC comics will not sue you joker



  22. PhysicalPhil
    10:56 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    On a side note, that Joker picture is from DC Universe Online… pretty fun game actually



  23. Come Play for Joker....
    10:57 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    And fail miserably at your first attempt at the Orange Bowl and drag a mediocre program to misery



  24. Rockfield, KY
    10:59 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    I think Joker is losing his fuq’n mind



  25. Rockfield, KY
    11:00 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    15. That wasn’t his only affair. He had a few of them.



  26. Big Blue Coming At You
    11:04 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    it’s bad enough using a fictional, crazy, murderer as a recruiting tool but could this be some kind of copyright infringement? That’s of course if he didn’t get permission to use it first.



  27. Oogie
    11:04 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Have to agree with 24, I’m concerned that The Joker is no longer playing with a full deck. Either that or he’s way overcompensating for what he feels are mistakes made while at UK.



  28. MNCat
    11:05 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    A) That’s some of the worst photoshop I’ve ever seen.

    B) The Joker murders all his henchmen.

    C) For the love of god, does Florida not have someone with half a brain in their PR department?!



  29. Bubba Earl
    11:07 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    The Joker can afford a bevy of social media assistants since he stole all of that money from the UK Athletic Dept., alumni, etc.



  30. Bald Guy
    11:13 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Florida’s whole staff will be gone soon enough… losing to UofL and having a boring offense can’t be sitting well in the swamp.



  31. AfghanCat
    11:20 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    I love the fact that Joker is moving on and has a little confidence left after all that happened here. Good for him. He’s a good guy who deserves a second chance at a career.



  32. Joker
    11:26 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    All my “clowns” look so sad because they have hands of stone!



  33. uktailg8er
    11:32 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Does anybody else think the Joker in the background looks kind of like Tebow? Intentional?



  34. Facts
    11:32 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    So….uh…..what’s the goal of these posts? Get Joker double fired? I mean….I realize there was a reason to post the first one. But, at this point, it’s apparent that Joker is going to continue to post there “Joker” references…they’re going to continue to be weird/creepy..why do we need to keep seeing them?

    Could the goal possibly be to make Joker look worse (catching fish in a barrel there)? Or….more likely….is it to make Matt’s new boyfriend (Mark Stoops) look more awesome? (SPOILER: It’s the second one.)



  35. RealCatsFan
    11:35 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Me thinks the Joke may be practicing a little voodoo now that he is “down there”…



  36. Doo Doo Brown
    11:59 am April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, if you keep doing your thing for another 100 years Joker still will have done more for UK than you. That goes double for the rest of you rednecks.



  37. classof68
    12:18 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    36: What the hell did Joker do for UK, other than taking millions for a lackluster coaching job? He wasn’t even that great of a player.



  38. Laker Cat 18
    12:19 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Say what you want about the clowns, but this dude has put forth more of an effort in the last four months at Florida than he did in his 3 years as head coach here combined.



  39. Rixter
    12:24 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    AT LEAST HE DIDN’T DO THIS AT KENTUCKY???????

    Are you serious?? Did you see what Joker DID doat kentucky? He wrecked the program! I’d say that’s a little worse than sending out disturbing pictures.



  40. Joker's here!!
    12:24 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Why am I getting the feeling that Joker is actually posting some of the comments on here?



  41. scott
    12:31 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    looks a bit like john wayne gacy to me, aka pogo the clown! http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/11/Johnwaynegacypogo.jpg



  42. Devils abs
    12:32 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    #39 saying he wrecked the program is like saying the Titanic bumped into a plastic bottle floating in the ocean after it hit an iceberg, and the bottle caused the ship to sink. You can’t rewreck a program that has been pretty much a wreck for 60 years, with maybe 5 good years in all that time.



  43. scott
    12:43 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    #42 the football program was considerably better before Joker got here. Joker turned it into a JOKE.



  44. Doo Doo Brown
    12:43 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Figures ignorant rednecks don’t know history. He was top 5 in receiving in school history when he graduated from UK. He spent over a decade on the sidelines recruiting and coaching some of the best players and teams in UK history as an asistant. In fact, we’ve been playing football for 100 plus years and of the 15 bowl games we’ve been to he was a part of 9 of them as a player, assistant, or head coach.

    He was a terrible coach and it didn’t workout but that doesn’t erase his huge contributions to the program. What have you added to the program?



  45. KCK
    12:44 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    11 – I’ll say whatever I want. The Joke sucked at Kentucky and apparently still sucks at Florida. I’ve moved on just fine; it doesn’t change the fact that he was (and is) a turd of a football coach. Don’t sit there and try to justify his tenure at Kentucky by saying he was a “nice guy.” He was a miserable recruiter who refused to raise our program’s ceiling. Completely incompetent on EVERY level.



  46. Devils abs
    12:57 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    #43 yes rich brooks went 1-7, 1-7, 2-6, 4-4, 3-5, 2-6, and 3-5 in the SEC while at UK. fabulous success. In the SEC East, Brooks was ranked 5th, 5th, 6th, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 4th in his tenure. When you say considerably better, I have to laugh. I liked Brooks, and fully agree Joker needed to go. But geez dude, we have sucked forever. Can’t pin it all on 1 coach in a 2 year tenure. Brooks knew what was coming up when he left. He just had a good sense of timing to retire when he did.



  47. Steady
    12:58 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Mary J. is fat and nasty, agreed.



  48. Devils abs
    1:00 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Lol, and I don’t get the Joker sucks at Florida thing either. So he is on staff for a couple weeks before the Sugar Bowl and its his fault the entire team didn’t care about the game? He is the recruiting coordinator at UF and they currently are ranked #4 in the nation for the 2014 class and you call that failure? Funny



  49. me
    1:04 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    re: the copyright concerns – there might be a fair-use defense since these photoshops are obviously parody, which is protected…however they are also obviously being used for promotion, so that makes it a little sketchy. Would need a copyright lawyer to weigh-in, though I assume FL has consulted one before going in this direction with their marketing. They likely have a deal with DC or whomever.



  50. Chaz
    1:06 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    UK said goodbye to ex-coach Phillips a few months back. I wish KSR had done the same, then the program can truly start with a clean slate. Please KSR let it go.



  51. LC Claxton
    1:14 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Can Stoop beat Western? Miami of Ohio?



  52. STEVE!
    1:19 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    50 – Because it’s easier to toss out some wisecrack about Pitino, Tubby, Gillispie, Joker, etal to get hits and comments than it is to do some real research and writing.



  53. BigBlue
    2:48 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t believe people (UK and now UF) actually pay this clown.



  54. Alpo
    3:01 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    Bigger mystery

    Mary Jo Perino quits her job or Mickie DeMoss quits her job?



  55. Bear Bryant
    3:03 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    52 – Amen. All this talk about family and once-a-wildcat-always-a-wildcat sounds nice, but KSR looks for every opportunity to throw former Wildcat coaches under the bus. Be happy we have Stoops and Cal and get over Tubby and Joker. They both loved UK and all this bashing makes KSR and fans look petty. We’ve upgraded… time to move on!



  56. dave
    3:53 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    52/55-its a uk sports blog. you really expect them to act like this never happened? please list what “real” research & writing you would like them to tackle??



  57. LionGeneral
    4:10 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    If he were doing this at UK, you’d think it was wonderful.



  58. Yes
    4:20 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    #56 not to speak for him, but 55 said the bashing makes KSR and fans look petty. So to answer your question, no I did not expect KSR or several fans to act like it never happened and not act petty. Which is a shame, don’t you think? I do.



  59. Bear Bryant
    5:24 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    56 – Unfortunately, I do expect a uk sports blog to stop bashing ex-Wildcats, TMZ-style. Nothing positive from this for BBN, just lots of expected Joker bashing, which does make our fanbase look petty. Joker was fired. Unless he is involved in something that can elicit a better story than “Joker’s Tweet Freaks Matt Out”, can’t we move on? Can’t kick an ex-Wildcat enough?! Welcome to la familia.



  60. Bobbum man
    6:42 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    There’s just no way he actually does these… How do you go from not even trying to recruit at kentucky to doin the creepiest stuff ever to recruit at Florida, has to be an assistant or so somethin like that



  61. Memphis Raines
    8:44 pm April 15, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t even see how this would be a good idea, what top recruits even like Batman? creepy as hell