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Jorts Contributes to His Own Jorts Day

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Here is why Josh Harrellson will go down as one of my favorite players to ever wear the Blue and White. It is not because he has improved so much this year to become a valued contributor. It is not because he has a great sense of humor and makes fun of me constantly (although he does). It is not because he is so nice to the many fans who approach him and spends more time interacting with them than any player I can remember. It is that Jorts gets what being a UK player is about and likes to have fun, a trait that can often be forgotten in this whole thing.

Take for instance the whole notion of Jorts Day. When I told Harrellson we would be doing it, he asked me how he could help. Now think about that for a second, he wanted to know how HE could help the fans with Jorts Day. How cool is that? So I suggested picture contributions and he then sent the pictures in this post while wearing Jorts. Above he got Darius Miller, Enes Kanter and Wayne Turner to put on the Jorts to celebrate the big day. Denim never saw so many advocates.

Then he went with a shirt honoring the site:

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He did a replica of the Enes dunk picture in the Jorts:

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Finally, he recreated the famous free throw picturewhere we first learned about Jorts so long ago:

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All of these pictures were Jorts’s idea and his doing. It proves to me why I like him so much and why he will be a beloved former UK player when he hangs up the denim one day. Here’s to you Jorts…you have joined Richie, Magloire, Woo, P-Pat and Cousins in my six man rotation (Krebs is the team’s walk-on) for favorite UK players to wear the uniform. Hope you have a great day

Article written by Matt Jones

95 Comments for Jorts Contributes to His Own Jorts Day



  1. nathan
    10:33 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    That is wonderful. What a great guy.



  2. bleedblue
    10:34 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts is wearing Jorts!



  3. Mallory Millhouse
    10:34 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    mmm That’s Nice



  4. Harley Jorts
    10:34 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts is welcome on Snow Creek anytime!!



  5. John McClane
    10:34 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!! The updated free throw pic!!!!!!



  6. UKgal
    10:35 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    March 1st should be Jorts Day every year from now on for KSR



  7. Joey P.
    10:35 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Fantastic!



  8. Jorts4Life
    10:36 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Pretty high praise for a guy who poked your girlfriend. Viva la Jorts!!!



  9. Thomas Beisner
    10:36 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I love that the 1941 and 1951 banners are hanging in the free throw pic. It’s perfect.



  10. Burlington_UK_fan
    10:39 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts Day should be a National Holiday



  11. ukgrad93
    10:39 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Love Jorts! Great guy! He gets it. Unlike Rondo, who doesn’t.



  12. Bg Jorts
    10:39 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I Miss Him Already. Good Luck In Every Thing You Do Jorts.



  13. AlanFromTheHangover
    10:40 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    that’s CLASSIC!!



  14. brandon
    10:40 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I love this guy! Such an inspiration to all slow white guys!

    The Harrellson Tribute song – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adm_Bzxm4Qc&feature=youtube_gdata_player



  15. BigBlueSwami
    10:41 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    YES! the freethrow picture lives!!!



  16. tblake
    10:41 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Dang, where can I get one of them white fabric belts Jorts? You sir, are indeed the man



  17. CalifCatFan
    10:41 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is the greatest day in Kentucky Jorts Radio history!!!



  18. Paducah Cat Fan
    10:42 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    The free throw shot will go down in history. Awesome stuff, KSR & Josh! I fully expect Jorts to appear on podcasts once his NBA days are over.



  19. Weightloss Jason
    10:44 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I think the banners should read 23 and 14!



  20. GoCats2
    10:44 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    fantastic! Thanks Jorts! He should wear the Jorts in the warmups when he is introduced.



  21. mudcat
    10:44 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I have been laughing all day. Great job guys! Jorts is the awesome!



  22. WalkersGoggles
    10:45 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    These pictures just make me like this guy even more! You da man, Josh!



  23. John McClane
    10:45 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Wait a sec?!?!?! Darius isn’t smiling?!?!?!?!

    BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!1



  24. JORTS' CHINSTRAP
    10:46 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    “Salute Your Jorts”



  25. Jimmy Dykes' Vocabulary
    10:47 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is really awesome and shows how great of a cat Jorts is! Now all we need is a picture of him driving that nail and showing that the second mouse gets the cheese.



  26. JackNicklaus
    10:47 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    this is why its so easy to like and root for this guy. He is just a regular guy having a ton of fun. Go get ’em Jorts!!



  27. JORTS' CHINSTRAP
    10:47 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I hope Josh doesn’t shave me off before the game…..:(



  28. ukgrad93
    10:48 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I hope Josh wears that shirt and shorts on campus today.



  29. jayhovaswitness
    10:48 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I have to say, that re-make of the free throw pic made me bust out laughing and now everyone in the office is staring at me……hilarious. Thanks for staying true to the Blue Jorts when most would have bailed. Payed off with a big senior season and your sense of humor has made you a fan fav, congrats .



  30. vandylaw
    10:49 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll be at the game…in my jorts.



  31. Cal Purnell here
    10:50 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts Senior has already surpassed Carter, Stockton, Carrier, and Blevins.



  32. Vargas' Missed Dunks
    10:50 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    If you’re going to big blue country tonight, make sure to wear a pair of jorts.



  33. Runnin'Ramel
    10:50 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    The new FT pic is one of KSR’s best moments. That’s what this site is all about.



  34. Ross
    10:51 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I wanna see the Cats wear the old school denim uniforms tonight in honor of Jorts!



  35. TonyDelk00
    10:52 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Awesome pics…love the free throw remake. Happy Jorts Day!



  36. UKAndrew
    10:52 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Already rocking my jorts and UK jersey today on campus. Go Big Blue!



  37. Digger Phelps
    10:54 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I watched all five of Notre Dame’s road losses against Big East from a bar in Mexico. #wrongonpurpose



  38. NegativeForNoReason
    10:55 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Gangsta! Let’s continue the party tonight….and all of March!



  39. echo 1
    10:55 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    No recreation of Jorts sittin on the crapper as a salute to Clyde? How rude. C’mon Jorts, break out the newspaper and sit on the throne. Do it for the children.



  40. RealJorts
    10:57 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I thought this was my day? Not the Big East is overrated day. Who cares if they’re over-rated or not.



  41. Allen
    10:57 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Top of the KSR site says, “moderated by Denim and Cut Offs.” Haha, classic!



  42. Alan Cutler's Fart
    10:58 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Quick question: I know we’ve all seen chicks wear ridiculously short jean shorts. So do those count as jorts? If so, thank God for jorts.



  43. Ukfan4Life
    10:58 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    they should def wear the old denim jerseys tonight in jorts honor



  44. ukgrad93
    10:59 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Is Darius really that close to Enes’ height? Or is he pulling an Ernie Fletcher?



  45. ukforeverJorts
    11:00 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Tickets…Check
    Cuttin’ work early…Check
    JSR…Check
    EZ’s Big Announcement…Check
    Rockin’ in Rupp in Jorts…Check



  46. Thisguy
    11:01 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    They should wear the old denim jerseys for tonight’s game!



  47. catfan38
    11:02 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I’m wearing my 1996 “it’s not the denim…it’s what’s in’em” tee shirt today, in honor of our special senior “Jorts”! I hope he enjoys his big day!!! Go Cats!



  48. BIG FAN
    11:03 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts thank you for coming to UK to play. We will miss you but never forget.You are loved in our house.



  49. JortsMania
    11:03 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    #9…the 1949 and 1951 banners represent the number of chicks Jorts hooked up with last week, and the number he’ll hook up with next week.



  50. UKChillFan
    11:04 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    It may be because we only have the one senior but this is the best senior day I can remember and I am old!! Oh that’s right, KSR hasn’t been around as long as I have, nevermind.



  51. Pokey Chapman
    11:07 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    “How can I help”, that’s really the kind of guy he is. A friend of mine knows somebody loosely connected to the program. He asked Jorts for a signed poster and Jorts personally took it to every player, including “Turkey” and had it signed. He is a really generous and special person. Its always been about the name on the front of the jersey for him. I am glad he has found a home.



  52. Jaaaaayyyy
    11:08 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Zach… NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



  53. Wildcatfan in Indiana
    11:12 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Yaaayyyyyy…Zach is leaving!!! I hope he takes his anti-UK attitude with him.



  54. knightynight
    11:13 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    What’s big EZ’s announcemenet



  55. ukforeverJorts
    11:13 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Congrats..EZ! Now, does this mean that when Matt is not on the show during the week that the show won’t turn in “Louisville Sports Radio”?



  56. Burlington_UK_fan
    11:13 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Can I replace Big EZ?



  57. BCO
    11:14 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    ill damn sure be reppin some jorts at the game tonight…LEGGGO



  58. HiMyNameIs
    11:15 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    11. Rondo probably didn’t get it because he wanted to use his speed and run the floor but its hard to do that playing “Tubby Ball”. Its weird how he leads the NBA in assist now isn’t it? He got it, Tubby didn’t. But anyways GO JORTS another double double tonight!



  59. macon_volfan
    11:16 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    how great is that! Fun stuff Matthew!



  60. KSR Spy
    11:20 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    All the Big East talk makes me laugh.

    SEC wins the SEC/Big East Challenge

    UK Beats Notre Dame and Louisville EASY

    Tennessee beat Pitt and Nova easily.

    The Big East will have maybe 2 teams left in the Sweet 16…MAYBE.



  61. Don
    11:21 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Woo-Jo

    That’s the #1 KSR pair



  62. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
    11:22 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    There once was a man they called Jorts,
    He was an under acheiver of sorts,
    When he put on the BLUE,
    His legend grew by two,
    So now HE gets to choose who to screw.

    Have a great evening Josh!!!!!



  63. john4uk
    11:23 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Here’s to Jorts on his special night.Great pictures,and thanks for sharing.Go Jorts and go Cats !



  64. Scratch
    11:27 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Got his Jersey ready!! If you can get it to him, lets make it happen!
    http://yfrog.com/h0xxpoj



  65. JackNicklaus
    11:27 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    …and btw…those clowns on before the show are A-W-F-U-L. Not just because they are UL guys…they are just terrible.



  66. larry at www.502tees.con
    11:29 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Matt, you should be playing “forever in bluejeans” by Neil Diamond coming back from the commercial breaks.

    GO
    CARDS!

    GREAT SHOW BTW!



  67. NashBlue
    11:31 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Happy Jorts Day to Jorts! Hope he has a great night.



  68. mocha
    11:33 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts spelled backwards is “stroj”, which is Slovakian for “machine”.
    You can’t make this stuff up.



  69. Mindytindle
    11:33 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I think he is the classiest (and sexiest) player we have had in a while!! He has more heart and soul in everything he does than could ever be expected! I am proud to be taking my kids tonight for my sons 13th bday to witness what’s sure to be an AMAZING Senior night for Jorts very last game in RUPP! Good luck – go get em CATS!!!



  70. Catlanta
    11:35 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Jortastic!
    Going to be missed.



  71. I like mine stonewashed
    11:35 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Can we bring back the Pitino era jerseys with the denim on them just for tonight’s senior game??? That would truly be the best send off possible.



  72. Maglore Contest
    11:41 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Can you put a list of the 30 conferences for the list for the contest?



  73. Jerry Tiptons Mustache
    11:42 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I wish they would bring back the denim uniforms for tonights game.



  74. Wildcat83
    11:43 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Who likes Jorts Jorts? We like Jorts Jorts! If you dare wear Jorts Jorts, KSR for Jorts Jorts!



  75. Escape Goat
    11:44 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I lol’d at that free throw picture. Hilarious, dude’s got a great sense of humor.



  76. HOSS CAT
    11:45 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    _

    SHOUT OUT TO JORTS BABY!!!!! Billy G should’ve stared you alongside Patterson. You guys would’ve made a great front court. A lineup of Galloway,Meeks,Miller,Patterson,& Harrellson could’ve been great, but he wanted u guys to fail evidently. He benched you, Miller,& Galloway after each of your break out games. I wanted to WHIP EM! LOL



  77. HOSS CAT
    11:46 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    #69 wants in your jorts, Jorts!



  78. KYBLUE
    11:51 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Im suprised he talked to you after you called him out for not giving 110% effort on the court. Oscar had his back though!



  79. Jcollins0515
    11:56 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Anyway we could go back to those old hideous denim uniforms just for tonight?



  80. TNMomma
    11:58 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Gotta love Jorts!! Great representative for the program! Thanks for the memories Josh!



  81. Al's IndiCats
    12:08 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    My nephew took his son to one of Cal’s camps this past summer, he said that Miller and Jorts took a lot of time with the kids, and cut up with them and really made them feel at home.



  82. DunkMiser
    12:09 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    May the Jorts Be With you!

    Gotta have a WIN tonight!
    Go Big Blue!



  83. 2ndCOMING
    12:10 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    i said it before and i’ll say it again … he’s the white boogie ! what a great attitude towards the fans



  84. UKFAN97
    12:13 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Arnold Jortzenegger



  85. The Real Hambone
    12:13 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts has been an inspiration and all that, I do hope however, the team is focused on Vanderbilt and not how many people are wearing ‘jorts’ tonite. I have a bad feeling about ‘the game tonite… very dangerous.



  86. UKFAN97
    12:17 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Will Charlie Sheen be at the game tonight?



  87. Oliver Simmons
    12:19 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    LOVE IT. Free throw is the best.



  88. Thomas Beisner
    12:26 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    84 – AWESOME idea



  89. iWantToGrowUpToBeTheDrewFranklin
    12:31 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Got Jorts? We do!



  90. www.KentuckyJortsRadio.com
    1:26 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    http://www.KentuckyJortsRadio.com redirects to KSR.
    Had to do it in honor of Jorts Day.
    It was worth the 10 bucks.
    (plus, you wouldn’t want it to end up in the wrong hands)
    Will gladly turn the domain name over to KSR admins to do
    with it as they fit in the future.



  91. Johnny_Cash36
    1:45 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    You da man, Jorts!



  92. yeahus
    2:04 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    jooooooooooooooooooooooooooorts!



  93. UK Since 96
    2:20 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Oh my … the crapper pic suggested by #39 would have been priceless … missed opportunity there!



  94. Trent Peake
    9:00 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    I love boys in jean shorts..



  95. MikeOxstinks
    9:35 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Hey Jorts, I’m out of TP over here, hook a brotha up with a roll.