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KSR Greatest Hits: “The Meaning of Hate”

We’re firing up the KSR time machine this week in preparation for the Dirty Birds. Each day we’ll post one of our favorite Louisville hate posts from the past so we can all laugh and celebrate the hatred. Today, we start with former intern John Wilkinson and “The Meaning of Hate”….

A friend once asked me, not long ago, “What does the University of Louisville mean to you?

I stopped, peered westward to a setting sun, and briefly pondered the unlimited boundaries of this unrestricted question.

“Well, my friend, since you asked…

It means, having a chip on your shoulder. It means drowning in a sea of discontent. It means not getting accepted into UK. It means failing to grasp the meaning of sports. It means failing to grasp the meaning of life. It means growing and maintaining a line-beard that is perfectly symmetrical and no more than 1.4” in width. It means playing on Thursday nights and coordinating Black Outs, White Outs, and Affliction Outs. It means driving a Chevy Cavalier with an Acura logo and Eurolights. It means taking road trips to places like Piscataway, NJ and Storrs, CT and pretending to be excited about it.

It means caring more about UK’s affairs than those of your own. It means painting a beak on your face. It means obeying the word of Tom Jurich, bowing before his eminence and not taking his name in vain. It means hosting a UK call-in show one year, then a UofL one the next. It means being fat. It means tailgaiting in an asphalt abyss surrounded by the ruins of the industrial revolution. It means Edgar f-ing Sosa. It means ironing your flat bill every morning. It means commuting from your parents’ house every day. It means ugly girls who look like Mr. Kool-Aid in a sundress. It means how my shit smells. It means somewhere in your life, you were touched inappropriately by an uncle in a UK hat. It means having a KCTCS campus with a Big East affiliation. It means wearing Curve. It means cargo jean shorts. It means not getting ‘it.’ It means playing cornhole at tailgates, and craps too.

It means a glorified sense of entitlement normally reserved for narcissists and teenage girls. It means getting more enjoyment out of being the loud minority than you do from sports. It means supporting a coach who cheats on his wife, takes care of pregnancies and arranges marriages between crazy whores and school employees in an effort to save face. It means bringing Crown Royal to a tailgate. It means putting your “L’s” up. It means C-A-R-D-S Cards. Seriously, what the hell is that? It means playing the National Anthem (Feat. Lil’ John and Ludacris). It means clever nicknames like T-Will, Sam-Sam, and E5. It means getting tasered at graduation. It means a Papa John’s football stadium and a Pizza Hut basketball arena. It means Ron Cooper. It means you don’t even know who that is which means you just proved my point. It means L-yes, L-no, L-ton John, and shut the L-up. It means being a whitehead on the ass of a greater cause. It means wearing jerseys with “The Ville” and embarrassing an entire state. It means having less class than Jackson Co. Schools in the winter. It means picking your nose, and eating it. It means asking for seconds. It means looking at yourself in the mirror and hating what you see.

That, my friend, is what UahL means to me. Does that about cover it?”

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

51 Comments for KSR Greatest Hits: “The Meaning of Hate”



  1. tdogg4033011
    9:05 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    lol …. good stuff !!!



  2. Bret Michaels
    9:11 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Not even I would play a show at the chicken shack……



  3. JerryTownBlotter
    9:11 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    “Its means wearing Curve” – sums it all up for me.



  4. CatFanForLife
    9:15 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Classic. I get a chuckle everytime I read it.



  5. Gavin S.
    9:17 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    That was just………sniff, beautiful.



  6. Kevin
    9:23 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Funny thing about this article UL must mean alot to spend alot a space on the cards I’ve noticed lately there has been alot of articles on the cards here lately hey just saying sounds like a little envy



  7. CalifCatFan
    9:26 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Vintage Wilkinson.



  8. JPhelps
    9:28 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Jackson County doesn’t just get out in the winter… Spring… And Fall… If it rains there, they are on 2 hour delay!



  9. lpool003
    9:31 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    I would add:
    – It means stating an opinion and trying to pass it off as fact.
    – It means having unrealistic expectations every season, then yelling “fiar Pitiner” when you lose to Morehead St. in the first round of the NCAA tournament.



  10. blitzedanddazed
    9:40 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    It is a real shame that tax payer money is spent on the piece of crap school that is U of L. Jurich, Pitino, McDonnel, & Walz are all embarrassments to the Commonwealth of Ky. James Ramsey should be prosecuted for all the money he has pocketed by selling the private personal information of the U of L students to various Banks. The stench that covers Louisville is not from Rubbertown.



  11. Gaddis Bomb
    9:43 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    More than 15 seconds of pleasure + no regrets right there.



  12. English Language
    9:44 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    …it means having a coach who is not friendly with the English language. (I’m looking at you, Charlie Strong.)



  13. BigBlueBrock
    9:45 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    One of my favorite KSR posts of all time.



  14. PGB3
    9:47 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    It means committing felonies, and still not even breaking one of the “5 Core Values”



  15. P.Patterson
    9:47 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Picking your boogers & eating it…WTF???



  16. Matt Jones
    9:50 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    “Less class than Jackson County schools in the Winter” is terrific



  17. CobaltCat
    9:57 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Nice…… nice



  18. James
    9:57 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    It means going to class in a t shirt that reads “ask your girlfriend how my dick tastes!”



  19. bhtxcatfan
    9:58 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    I have not commented in a while but that ” ruins of the industrial revolution ” comment got my attention. If I’m not mistaken , the Pizza Hut was built on the location of the L & N Railroad Yards. My Dad busted his ass at that location for 37 years. i can count on the three fingers in the 18 years growing up in the 70”s how many days he missed work. He was a Kentucky man and passed that proud tradition on to me. Cheers to the Men of L & N and Go Cats.



  20. AtomicDawg02
    9:58 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    It means signing “quality four year guys” that will lose to four quality #1 ranked recruiting classes.



  21. LineBeard
    10:01 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Everything, every word, is 100% correct. Go Cards!



  22. Danielle
    10:01 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    I LOVE LOUISVILLE WEEK… and remembering how hard I laughed at the line “it means how my shit smells.”



  23. blitzedanddazed
    10:03 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Beating the crap out of your girlfriend’s father over a hairbrush.



  24. catfan68
    10:05 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Classic post….perfect!!



  25. Ghostofbearbryant
    10:06 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    As long as folks use UL as some type of measure for our
    programs success, we will forever come up short against our conference foes.



  26. blitzedanddazed
    10:07 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Is that Karen Sypher’s son in the photo with the t-shirt asking “Got Pitino” ?



  27. blitzedanddazed
    10:12 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    U of L is world class cheerleaders like Rebecca Mann.



  28. Ukalltheway
    10:37 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    It means, when trying to decide on a place to eat after the game with your buddies shoplifting is a choice….



  29. fakinnomah
    11:02 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    #6 Kevin, you must not spend a lot of time on this here site because that post is at least a few years old, KSR just uses it to get the UL hate week started off right. If there was ever a fanbase that could field an all envy, all the time team it would be the Louisville Cardinals. I have lived on the Southwest side of Louisville my whole life (minus some years Dad was in the Army and then my tour in the Air Force) and have never seen a fanbase (not all but a lot) that truly cares more about UK losing than anything their team could do. KSR is a blog and yes when it is time for hate week or a chance to laugh at little brother they will spend some time and space on wittle brotha but UK fans really don’t care about UL except for two times a year.

    PS tell me the last time any UL fan ever expressed any sympathy toward any former or current UK player the way this blog and fans supported Edgar Sosa?? I’ll hang up and wait.



  30. UKGoBigBlue
    11:27 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    It means having to drive to school because you go to a Liberal Arts Commuter college with no campus life or really any dorms; average UL student age 26.

    It means cheering for UL all your life, and deciding to spend your college fund/parents money by attending UK so you can have a real college experience & drink/party/tailgate at Keeneland without your parents finding out. I can’t count the number of people I know that cheer for UL & went to college at UK. Loyal Fans; Thanks for leaving your money at UK & not UL.

    It means having to play basketball & not having your own players dorm on campers.

    It means getting into a fight with your girlfriends dad over a hair brush.

    It means playing in a new Arena that is losing tons of money. Should be interesting next year when the bond payment jumps to $10 Million dollars.

    UL parents must be proud. http://www.totallynsfw.com/galleries/galleries_cheerleader_becca_manns_gone_bad/



  31. youbroughtfloods
    11:48 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    UK means not living in a real city, not having shit to do except get wasted on campus and watch sports. UK means thinking that “liberal arts college” is an insult.



  32. Dandy Don
    11:51 pm September 12, 2011 Permalink

    Saturday, when you are in the blue lot or inside Commonwealth Stadium and either a.) some flat bill or an oversized girl wearing UofL gear walks by or b.)after every UK touchdown, you’ll probably hear a guy scream “LLLLLLL Ton John”, followed by “Go back to SuckVille” with his “L’s” in the air. If you do hear this, its probably coming from the Dandy one. Go Cats, eat shit Cards.



  33. unHandsome Jimmy
    12:05 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    Hey Chip, Hey Greg what do you think about Peyton Siva this year I mean do you think he will be great I what do you think dontcha think yeah man I mean he is incredible dontcha think he’ll be the best point guard ever? I mean really wont he be better than John Wall, Brandon Knight and Teague I mean dontcha think whatcha think Partner?



  34. duh
    12:10 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    ?



  35. ?
    12:15 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    duh



  36. random
    12:38 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    UK means Basketball and Winning. End of story.

    Also Kevin the UL posts are due to Louisville week. A tradition where the intense rivalry is brought up before games between UK and UL.

    UK has nothing to envy about Louisville right now.



  37. yeayeayea
    12:53 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    31. Unlike UL, UK has alums living all over the country, not to mention students from all over the country. Most notably ATL, Nashville, and Houston. Pretty sure those are “real cities”. UL has neither, especially the latter.



  38. JDaws
    1:58 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    #30 It means getting into a fight with your girlfriends dad over hairbrush. BAHAHAHAHA.



  39. TruBlue
    3:27 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    #6 Kevin, “a lot” is two words, thank you for further proving our point; although it would appear you didn’t make it to either of the universities.

    #21 Linebeard, you must be slow.



  40. kd
    6:23 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    Just the response I was expecting.Point proved! Ricky P, said it UL fans lose ole well their upset they go on with their lives go to work,kiss their pretty wives,cut their lawns. Uk stand outside in the cold and freeze, they go to Rupp and stand outside waiting for the next years big blue madness thats their job HA HA. Envy who now wants a new arena



  41. bubba
    7:46 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    FYI – In case the name of the site linked in #30’s post didn’t give it away… the pics there are NOT family appropriate.



  42. Poo of L
    8:22 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    You had me at “line beard”.



  43. Real Cats Fan
    8:26 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    Hey, it’s “hate week” – I understand. But you might want to rephrase the part about being inappropriately touched by an uncle in a UK hat. Makes UK fans out to be a bunch of chester molesters. Just sayin’…



  44. Poo of L Again
    8:35 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    It means being a 110 lb. male who wears an XXL red t-shirt, accompanied by XXL basketball shorts. The look is topped off with some half-calf length black socks and Nike athletic sandals.



  45. kd is a genius
    8:53 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    40 – “point proved”…you could have just stopped right there. It’s already clear that you didn’t make it past 2nd grade. My 6 year old has better grammar. Please learn how to correctly use a comma before you post again.



  46. Tokyo now Tampa Satchel
    8:56 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    Was that a Dennis Miller rant? Nice.



  47. Jimmy Buffett
    9:32 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    It means getting your degree? three credits at a time.
    It means your first 30 classes have titles that start with Remedial ……



  48. Jimmy Buffett
    9:46 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    It means your Graduate School classes …… . Oh wait, nevermind.



  49. fakinnomah
    11:09 am September 13, 2011 Permalink

    yep



  50. wheeler
    3:35 pm September 13, 2011 Permalink

    Very Well said



  51. Maisy James
    3:35 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    yes. i have been in the big brother UK audience.