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Kentucky headlines Deadspin’s College ShameDay, again

Deadspin’s College ShameDay is back to showcase the three college football teams that embarrassed themselves over the weekend and headlining this week’s edition is, you guessed it, your University of Kentucky Wildcats.  The website compared UK’s job requirements to the directions on a Lean Cuisine.

The Weekend in Shame

Vanderbilt 40, Kentucky 0: The requirements for keeping your job at Kentucky cannot be much more difficult than the directions on a frozen-dinner package, but they probably include “don’t get shut out at home for the first time in almost 20 years,” and that alone may explain why Joker Phillips now joins the list of Coaches Who Don’t Have A Job Even Though Frank Spaziani Still Does. Vanderbilt rolled up nearly 300 yards before halftime on the way to hitting 40 points in a conference game for the first time since 2005. It helped that the Commodores, who had only converted 11 third-down chances on the road this year, left Lexington with that total doubled after going 11 for 17.

Phillips is survived by an offense that ranks 121st in yards per passing attempt and points per game, a defense ranked 110th in touchdowns allowed and 123rd in opponent completion percentage, and three different players on the roster named Cody. He’ll have one last shot to avoid Kentucky’s first winless conference season since 2000 when the Wildcats head to Knoxville in two weeks to take on Derek Dooley’s volunteers, which is the football equivalent of a corpse kickboxing a slightly fresher corpse.

But let’s remember the good times under Joker–the 2010 win over a hyperirritated Steve Spurrier, last year’s victory over Tennesseewith a wide receiver at quarterback, and, of course, the time Morgan Newton sacked himself.

Everyone is laughing at us, if you hadn’t already noticed.

College ShameDay: Who Embarrassed Themselves On Saturday (Besides Kentucky’s Joker Phillips, RIP)?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

22 Comments for Kentucky headlines Deadspin’s College ShameDay, again



  1. Petrino
    1:13 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    They wouldn’t be laughing anymore if you hire me…



  2. Is what i say
    1:14 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    So Matt Jones is posting for eveyone to look into the future and attend the Samford game. And then you post this. What is the purpose. Lets all head forward and quit bashing Joker!!!!



  3. WinchesterUKfan
    1:15 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    Have to admit, that made me laugh a little. But hey, you gotta learn to laugh at yourself every once in a while.



  4. Paul Marie
    1:17 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, bash Joker here in this article. Then write below how you hope he coaches the last two games so he can be sent out in style.



  5. KcMunk
    1:25 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    Agree with 5. The post written about the end of an era begining of another contained NO information.



  6. bec
    1:27 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    hateful



  7. LP
    1:36 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    5 and 6, while I agree with your sentiments regarding Matt Jones – the bottom line is that you will continue to visit this site on a daily basis because you’re die-hard UK fans. It’s the best UK sports related website for info, and it’s free! All of us are huge Cats fans and this site while not as good as it used to be, is still pretty good. Sure, Matt’s and insufferable D-bag, but let’s give credit where credit is due. The guy has turned this generic looking blog into the biggest hub for UK related info and news. He’s made a name for himself as well as KSR – don’t hate.



  8. bigcat76
    1:39 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    5 thru 9 NAILED IT



  9. Raazoul
    1:45 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    Oh, by the way, Matt, I fully support you SHUTTING DOWN the show thread. These ignorant people don’t deserve a show thread. Just put out your content, if they like it they’ll listen and apparently if they hate it they’ll still listen.



  10. Raazoul
    1:46 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t understand why we don’t just have moderators on here Matt/Drew. They could delete these posts made by fake ass fans and haters. Keep it nice and clean. For free. I’m sure you’d have a hundred volunteers…



  11. old_school
    1:48 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    do any of the football players listen to rap music? if so I hope we get a coach who makes rap music off limits to the players. rap music is the downfall our or society. look at what is has done to our basketball team. national championship, ESPN specials, raising and donating money to charity…travesty.



  12. bluefan
    1:53 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    Who gives a rat’s tail?
    We have a basketball game tonight. And another Friday.
    How about we talk about basketball a little?



  13. catfan33
    2:07 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    Tony Dungy



  14. jtd
    2:29 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, the moderators are out in full force today. No criticism at all? Is Matt’s hair still fair game at least?



  15. Matt's Hair
    2:32 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    Come get some…



  16. Raazoul
    2:34 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    It’s not about being a moderator, I just know that 95% of people love KSR and Matt, but the 5% sit home eating cheeto’s and trolling KSR threads(and probably rocking a UL hat and linebeard). So I wanted to put my 2 cents in.



  17. BigBluesClues
    2:38 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    We all knew this was coming even Mitch



  18. Dano
    2:40 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    We all wanted Joker to succeed because he has been a part of BBN for over 2 decades. That it didn’t work out is sad. Maybe worse is that it was allowed to carry on a year too long. I wanted him gone after last year and am glad it finally happened. NOT why it happened, but that it is over. Joker may have set us back a few years, but he will always be part of BBN. Lets not be Tard fans and eat our young.



  19. Dub c
    2:42 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    Bring back Joker please



  20. GapToothDanny
    2:43 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    Hey! Somebody pissed in my Cheerios!
    re Deadspin College Shameday: Now you know how the other guy feels when UKBB lays a good whoopin on their ass. Better days lay ahead (he said, not really believing it).



  21. I'm Batman
    2:44 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    16 – just because someone is critical that doesn’t make them a ul fan. That’s like saying someone who is critical of Joker isn’t a real fan. You can like somebody, but still fibd things that you don’t like about them. Quit stereotyping and just ignore them then.



  22. Waterboy
    3:01 pm November 5, 2012 Permalink

    I am friends with many players. They have no respect for Joker and do whatever they want. No bed checks and no fear of authority. Letting the kids who got caught smoking pot stay on the team is when he lost everybody. Just show up for practice and the game and then leave. I have sat through many short speeches Coach Phillips gives to the team. Very uninspiring and short. He needs to go now so the program can start fresh. He is in way over his head and can’t effectively run a big time football business as the CEO. Please make a clean cut and don’t have him return.