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LISTEN TO ME, Digger! BBN never forgets.

Way back in November when I looked at the schedule to prepare for the season, I brought out my highlighter (which did NOT match my outfit) and put a big circle around February 23rd. Sure, Kentucky vs. Missouri was a big conference matchup, but more importantly, ESPN’s College GameDay was coming to town. We would finally have a chance to greet Digger Phelps after he scolded Kentucky fans for attending Vanderbilt’s GameDay tapings the season before. In case you forgot about that, I’ve included my video of his speech above. I warn you, your blood pressure will rise a little bit when you watch it.

Lost in the malaise of the Cats’ recent struggles has been tomorrow’s reunion with Digger. Even his fellow GameDay hosts seemed taken aback by his speech, and teased him about it on air. All of the videos of his outburst have been pulled from the internet except for the one above, and don’t think for a second that we’re going to let Digger forget about it. If you’re attending the GameDay tapings tomorrow morning, I encourage you to give Digger the welcome he gave those of us who got up early on a snowy Saturday morning in Nashville to show our support for the Cats only to be forced to sit in rafters and scolded. Don’t be cruel, be clever. Share your sign ideas in the comments section.

LISTEN TO ME **clap clap clapclapclap** LISTEN TO ME **clap clap clapclapclap** LISTEN TO ME **clap clap clapclapclap**

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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34 Comments for LISTEN TO ME, Digger! BBN never forgets.



  1. MIke
    11:40 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Make Digger sit in the true blue sections KK



  2. MIke
    11:41 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    as the man in the video yells. “Go to HELL DIGGER!”



  3. Walden Schmidt
    11:43 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Digger needs to be shown the door, along with the crusty old fart, Bobby Knight.



  4. MIke
    11:44 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    ESPN did give bob the boot…thank god



  5. NashBlue
    11:46 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Any word on how many game day tickets have been given away? I hope we have 20k in Rupp tomorrow morning.



  6. I Say
    11:48 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Forget the signs, throw a large coke at his head.



  7. DiggerPhelps
    11:49 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Just wait until you see my highlighter!!! It will be yellow to match my teeth.



  8. LeX
    11:50 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Stay classy #6



  9. Devastation INC
    11:53 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Finally you guys posted this war cry! Now lets mobilize and all tell him LISTEN TO ME. Simple boos will not work everyone boos anyway. Give him hell!



  10. mike
    11:56 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    When game day starts, every start in unison,yell, ” LISTEN TO ME” Cheer



  11. Bill Brasky
    11:58 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    I’m wearing a diaper!!



  12. Big ET
    11:58 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    How about “SHUT UP” clap clap clapclapclap “SHUT UP” clap clap clapclapclap

    How awesome…every time he talks, that is the background chant. It would be totally recognizable on the air…and probably hysterical for the crew and co hosts. As soon as he speaks, it goes til he stops, then starts again each time he talks!



  13. joeandrewc
    12:00 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Digger Phelps is a baby.



  14. chris
    12:03 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Just start chanting “GO BIG BLUE” everytime he speaks. Let him know the BBN cant be “shut up”.!!!



  15. Ryne
    12:07 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Digger Sucks! Digger Sucks! Digger Sucks!



  16. AnotherMansRhubarb
    12:15 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink


  17. Regardless
    12:19 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    When ever “butt” digger phelps is talking the chant needs to be loud and until he stops talking. The WHOLE crowd needs to be behind this. #BBN



  18. Cats
    12:25 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    “Listen To Me” chant everytime he talks, Hysterical. Like the “Air Ball” chant that goes on the whole game whenever the air ball kid touches the ball. I cant wait for this.



  19. Gap Tooth Danny
    12:26 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone who shows up in a suit, with matching tie and hi-liter, should go directly to the front row.



  20. Why?
    12:39 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    I understand why BBN is upset over this, but why make our fan base look bad? Just let it go! Digger isn’t going to remember and the rest of the nation watching isn’t going to understand what we are saying or why. Everyone just needs to show up and represent UK and show the nation why we are the best fan base.



  21. MtnCat
    12:43 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Oh they remember^



  22. I Say
    12:45 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Lex who hell are you? Get off my jock, you’ve been trying to referee the comments section all day with your dumb opinions. It was a joke dude.



  23. AnotherMansRhubard
    12:48 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    #20 – It’s really quite simple…Step 1) Nation watching College Game Day hears “Listen To Me” Chant; Step 2) National viewers outside of BBN are perplexed w/ lack of context around chant; Step 3) Curious National viewers pull out their respective mobile device and search for context; Step 4) National viewers discover context and original Digger video “re-viralizes”; Step 5)????; Step 6) PROFIT.



  24. buzzard
    1:02 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Duck Figger! BBN will show him some respect.



  25. tampa satchel
    1:52 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    How about everytime Digger speaks, everyone covers there ears and/or turns around, but maintains complete silence. If you could hear a pin drop, that would be more striking thnt talking over him



  26. tampa satchel
    1:53 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry for the autospell typos.



  27. online writing instructor
    1:57 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    @ I says- sarcasm doesn’t translate very well when written. I thought the same thing. Try contextualizing or emoticons; otherwise accept criticism without taking it personally.



  28. Tim
    2:09 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Try reverse psychology. Everyone should scream positively at his every breath.



  29. rich
    2:29 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Every one needs to chant “DIIIIGERRRRR” As they did back in his coaching days when he played UK at Freedom Hall. It might put him in therapy.



  30. Joe B ate Digger's Lunch
    3:33 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Digger’s record vs. UK was 4-12 somebody needs to put that on a sign. http://www.bigbluehistory.net/bb/statistics/CoachesOpposing/DiggerPhelps.html



  31. Halston W
    3:58 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Fun Fact: I’m the one yelling, Go to Hell Digger!!



  32. Bobby Slaughter
    5:11 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t think anyone will have to worry about Bobby Knight anymore calling games. I read where ESPN has let him go and none to soon.



  33. figby
    8:52 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    how about every time he speaks give him the old marine sgt. retort. “I CAN’T HERE YOU”!!!!!



  34. Matt
    11:46 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    “Listen to me! Listen to me! You were 4 and 12 against us!” or just chant “Four and twelve…Four and twelve…Four and twelve…” while holding up “4-12” signs.