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Kentucky Through the Ages: Recruit Bashing

Only a fool could say no to UK, now or in the past (right?!)

We’re idiots…

Or so some of America thinks.  While there is plenty of evidence to refute that claim (Kentucky fans are the most knowledgeable, most passionate, and best travelling), sometimes we do silly things that give ammo to our opponents.  Most recently, folks tweet-bashing Anthony Bennett have garnered more negative attention towards Cat fans.  This trend of bashing recruits has continued throughout every era of Wildcat success, albeit not always in the medium of twitter.  Let’s check out a few examples of what NOT to do (I’m serious – stop it!) from history:


December 1st, 1904 via U.S. postal service

Dearest [name redacted],

My boys recently informed me of your commitment to play basketball for Georgetown College on down the road in Scott County.  I assume this augural season loss to Georgetown swayed you, but just want to let you know that we won’t be offering you or your daddy the same discount on our ‘shine anymore.  Take your business elsewhere.  We’ll be looking to improve from 1-2 next season and your help won’t be necessary, anyway.


January 2, 1942 via morse code to French WWII frontlines

..-. ..- -.-. -.- / -.– — ..-


July 8th, 1951 via carrier pigeon

[name redacted], I’m writing re: you cutting UK from your list.  The government is watching the lines, and Kentucky’s point-shaving scandal proves it.  It’s a conspiracy, I tell you.  A witch hunt for point-shavers and communists.  How can you even shave a point, anyway?  Makes no sense!  I’m tempted to call you a communist for buying into the garbage.  Reconsider UK or consider yourself warned.


November 20th, 1972 via one fan’s lucid acid-trip dream conversation with himself —

You’re decommitting from Kentucky just because Adolph Rupp is retiring?  How fascist of you.  Ya got ahold of the wrong dope, my man.  Quit being a square Richard Nixon-lover and get back on board.  Sorry, I must go.  I’ve got a hot-air ballon ride with an elephant to catch.  Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, my brother.  The Wildcats will stay on top.  Follow me back to Lexington as we fly along this rainbow path to the promised land.


February 1st, 1989 via an early form of e-mail

To: [name redacted]

Message: I know you’re a Louisville kid, but TENNESSEE?  R u kidding me? (you think this type of lingo will catch on?)


December 28th, 2008 via comment section

[username redacted] says:

“Folks, next year we will have (4) kids who can bring the ball up the floor and run the PG:

-Michael Porter
-DeAndre Liggins
-GJ Vilarino
-Kevin Galloway

Why waste a scholarship on a kid who is undersized and who has to sit out, while we could instead give it to a big man to help rebound and score from inside.

Again, we don’t need Jai Lucas.”

Article written by Chris Thomas

14 Comments for Kentucky Through the Ages: Recruit Bashing

  1. Chris
    9:33 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink


  2. Jared
    9:36 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Get home late from work and read some of these posts. One sticks out. Herald Leader still pissing me off. I’ll come back and read later.

  3. Big Blue Timer
    9:36 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink


  4. Jared
    9:37 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    no offense Chris

  5. BTI
    9:40 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    We need to get Hunter McClintock to transfer. Kid reminds me of a white Allen Iverson who tries in practice.

  6. NineisNext
    9:44 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    2, yeah what a sour pill for all of us. I’m going to bed.

  7. Chris
    9:46 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    4) None taken and understood.

  8. TravisC
    9:47 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Just clicked on the comment section on the last section. Were we really that naive/friggin nuts?

  9. Mudcreekmark
    9:49 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Is that you BTI? This was awful.

  10. hey retard!
    10:01 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Is this your way of standing up for the bashing that corey nichols is getting these days? I always like your posts but this was terrible. I hope you are high on pcp

  11. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    10:03 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    but seriously, anyone know where the subject of the last prompt will end up??

  12. bluebloodtoo
    1:47 am May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I thought it was a great post. I liked it all the way up to the ending. Speaking of which, did anyone else find an ending to this post yet?

  13. BooCat
    8:10 am May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Corey Nichols hijacked this kids blog. It sucked arse!

  14. Seriously
    12:17 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Couldn’t scroll down fast enough!