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Kentucky is No. 7 on Top 10 “Unruly Fanbases”

Lost Lettermen, a college sports fansite, ranked the top ten most unruly fanbases in college basketball and Kentucky made the cut. Big Blue Nation is ranked seventh on the list, thanks to our desire for a title and disdain for Pat Forde:

7. Kentucky

Kentucky fans are known for being the most rabid fan base in the country. They travel in packs around the country and always seem to be dressed in blue. But they can be a crazy bunch as well — showing their hate for Rick Pitino, who now coaches rival Louisville, and putting the heat on championship-winning coach Tubby Smith and Billy Gillispie when they struggled. Prospects who pick another school to play for do so at their own peril. Heck, not even Yahoo writer Pat Forde is welcome in Lexington. Local police better brace themselves if UK wins it all this year.

Maryland, West Virginia, Michigan State, Syracuse, and Illinois make up the top five spots, with our good friend Indiana coming in at No. 9.

You can see the list here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

11 Comments for Kentucky is No. 7 on Top 10 “Unruly Fanbases”



  1. Blue4ever
    5:27 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    #7 and no alcohol sold at the games. Impressive. I remember Memorial getting pretty loud and rocking.



  2. matt
    5:35 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    so wait if our fans hate a guy that coaches us to a title only to leave and then come back to our biggest rival and has absolutely no morals it means we have a bad fan base?



  3. TampaCat
    6:08 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    Hell, I take this as a compliment! I’m pissed we’re not Number 1.



  4. Brad
    6:13 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    I’m competitive, and was just telling a guest at work that DC is battling with LA to have the worst traffic in the country and that I’m pissed we weren’t #1 in that category… same goes for this. I want 1’s across the board.



  5. Chris
    6:21 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    So Indiana is terrible because somebody cussed at one of you all, but you take pride in this and want to be number 1? Idiots.



  6. Bob Loblaw
    6:24 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    When did billy g NOT struggle?



  7. GODSAZNO
    6:45 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    Maryland top 5 fanbase? In what, soccer?



  8. BigBlueSkyDog
    7:28 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    Passionate, yes! Unruly? Not anymore than Alabama fans. And where is LSU on this list?



  9. RickyPVoodooDoll
    9:48 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    This writer must be a friend of Pat4Head for him to bring up not liking 4Head and RickyP as what is wrong with UK fans. Also, Texas Tech is already getting tired of BillyG.



  10. RaleighCat
    10:52 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    The click on the link in that article to “The Tarheel Times”, that’s Pulitzer material right there.



  11. thats a joke
    11:35 am December 28, 2011 Permalink

    too bad it wasn’t “biased” “unrealistic” or “moronic” fanbases…UK would take all those top spots.