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NASCAR’s Friday News and Views

With apologies to Jennifer Love-Hewitt, International Mother Language Day, and The Battle of Wayna Daga, tonight, we celebrate the birth of NASCAR. The National Association of… **Googles NASCAR** … for Stock Car Auto Racing was officially incorporated on February 21, 1948 by Bill France Sr., the father of Bill France Jr. and the grandfather of NASCAR’s current CEO, Bill France Part III.  The original Bill France saw potential in stock car racing after he moved to Daytona Beach to escape the Great Depression, but he knew it would need a formal sanctioning organization to reach its full potential.  So Bill France Sr. did what people with great ideas do: he called people with money and connections, met them at a bar (Ebony Bar at Streamline Hotel in this case), and started talking business.  Two months later, NASCAR become the governing body of driving in circles.

Today, NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 39 U.S. states and Canada.  The sport has 75 million fans worldwide who purchase over $3 billion annually in licensed products.  What started as a dream over a few cocktails in Daytona Beach is now one of the most popular sports in all of Charlotte, North Carolina, and it’s the only reason any of us know about GoDaddy.com, even if we don’t know what GoDaddy.com offers.  It’s celebrity porn, right?

When you’re on your way to work or school or McDonald’s Friday morning, leave yourself some extra time and only make left turns to get there.  Sure, it’ll take you a lot longer, and you might want to map it out before you go, but it’s the perfect way to pay tribute to the National Association of Speeding Cars and Racing on its 65th birthday.***

To the News and Views…

  The biggest game on Kentucky’s schedule is less than two days away and the excitement is high in Big Blue Nation.  A win over Missouri and Kentucky likely makes the big dance; a loss means we’ll be rooting for a win over Florida on Senior Day or an SEC Tournament championship.  I think we can all agree that Saturday provides the easiest road to a tournament bid.

Of course, College Gameday will be in Lexington all day Saturday to make sure everyone knows how much the game means.  It’ll be a long day of hype and anticipation from the time the lights come on for the taping of the morning show in Rupp Arena (when the crowd boos Digger Phelps) all the way up until game time.  I guess you can say it’s Kentucky’s Super Bowl. 

  To loosen the guys up before the big game, Calipari and his staff will play wiffle ball against the players Friday night.  Dodgeball seemed to work great before the Vandy game, so it’ll be interesting to see how they come out after goofing off with on the diamond.  We’ll preview the game Friday here on KSR.

  Bruce Pearl was a guest on Pardon The Interruption Thursday afternoon and, for the second time this week, he blamed ESPN’s All-Access: Kentucky for the Wildcats’ struggles this season.

“This Kentucky team has issues,” Pearl told Tony Kornheiser. “They don’t have very good point guard in Ryan Harrow; they had nobody returning; there is no leadership; and this group of guys let ESPN come in in the preseason and they acted like they won the national championship. I would’ve locked the doors. I would’ve chained them up. I wouldn’t have let them in the same locker room that those champions were in last year, and I would’ve seen if this team can be a good basketball team.”

Pearl said Kentucky wasn’t very good with Nerlens Noel in the lineup, but he likes what John Calipari doing right now with the dodgeball and whiffle ball to get the team to relax a little and gain some confidence. He believes there is a chance, a small chance, the 2012-13 Wildcats will do what last year’s team couldn’t do — win the SEC Tournament.

Note: If you believe Bruce Pearl would’ve turned down ESPN for an all-access show at Tennessee, I have a 2013 NCAA Champion parade float I’d like to sell you in Louisville.

  According to RushTheCourt.net, Nerlens Noel could still win SEC Freshman of the Year honors. A lack of impact freshmen in the conference this year means the young man who was once a lock for the award could still take it home without playing the final seven games of the regular season. Rush The Court breaks it down to see which guys could step up and take it from him.

It would be nice for Nerlens to have some hardware to show off in his mansion next year, but we’d much rather see Alex Poythress or Archie Goodwin step up in this five-game stretch and win the award.

  If you see a 7-footer in line for ice cream in Rupp Arena on Saturday, it’s probably Dakari Johnson, so you should ask him for a picture or autograph.  Johnson will attend Saturday’s game against Missouri as part of his official visit to Kentucky. He committed to the Cats back on January 5 without taking an official, so he’s doing it now so all that free stuff doesn’t go to waste.

  Rupp Arena will also host a large group of football recruits on Saturday.  Stoops and his staff are bringing in 15-20 prospects from the class of 2014, along with class of 2013 signees Marcus McWilson and Alex Montgomery.  McWilson will be tagging along with his little brother on the trip, while Montgomery travels with a younger high school teammate. There will be lots of four-stars and high three-stars in attendance.

  Julius Randle made news on Thursday when he told ESPN.com only a few schools remain in consideration. Randle’s list still includes five schools – Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Kansas and NC State – but, mentally, he is “down to three at the most.”

If anyone tells you they know where Julius Randle is going, they are lying to you.  No one knows.

 On Point Basketball, one of my favorite YouTube video production companies in Canada, is back with Part 2 of Huntington Hopefuls, the internet documentary series following Andrew Wiggins’ senior season.

SPOILER ALERT: He dunks alot.

These videos are very well done and provide a great look into Andrew Wiggins’ life as the best high school basketball player in the country. It’s definitely worth eight minutes of your time.

 Mark Stoops and Kentucky football bid adieu to Tevin Lawson this week when the four-star defensive tackle from Louisiana elected to stay closer to home. Lawson announced that he will sign with TCU to play for the Horned Frogs next season, despite speculation he’d eventually sign with the Cats. Lawson was believed to be a UK lean after LSU pulled his offer, but when he left Lexington without committing two weekends ago, things started to go downhill.  TCU and nearby Louisiana Tech brought him in late visits and, as we find out on Thursday, TCU won out.  The almost 12-hour drive from Lawson’s hometown right outside of Baton Rouge was just too much for Stoops and Co. to recruit around.

 50 days until the spring game…

 In NBA news, two former Cats were dealt to new teams before the trade deadline Thursday afternoon.  Patrick Patterson was sent to join Boogie and Chuck in Sacramento on Wednesday, and on Thursday the Milwaukee Bucks sent Doron Lamb to Orlando. I think both players won out in the deals, as Patrick gets to share the paint with two guys he knows well, and Doron moves from a guard-heavy team to a team that sucks. There’s a lot more playing time to be had in Orlando than in Milwaukee.

That’ll do it for tonight.

Go Cats.

 

**  When I wrote this I thought Friday was February 21st.  It’s not.  So Happy Margarita Day!!!

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

60 Comments for NASCAR’s Friday News and Views



  1. JBR
    11:28 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    NASCAR is not a sport, sorry Drew.



  2. sad.
    11:30 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Would anything be worse than being an NC State fan? They are in top 5 of everyone and land none. How frustrating that must be.



  3. MttaCatFan
    11:30 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Pearl says that he wouldn’t have let them in the same locker room as last year’s team? Since he’s spending so much time criticizing Kentucky you’d think he would realize that it is a new locker room…



  4. red headed step child
    11:38 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    @1. You must have knowledge of what dictates rather or not an activity is a Sport?
    Please help me with this age old debate.



  5. bosshogg24
    11:43 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Yes Drew, I have a pretty good idea where Randle is going and it won’t be Florida. If he walked across the Florida campus no one would recognize him! I know Randle’s favorite point guard!



  6. Rae
    11:50 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    3. To be fair, I think he meant locking them out of the nice new locker room. I had that idea, forcing them to use the away facilities after the A&M loss. Billy Donovan did it to his guys with the practice facilities after they missed the tourney. Last year’s team acted like champions without champion facilities, while this year’s team has champion facilities but doesn’t play like it. Last year’s team earned the facilities this year’s team enjoys: the new lodge, the new locker room. This year’s team coasted too long on the fumes of last year.



  7. Tevin Lawson's GPS
    11:51 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Baton Rouge is still an 8 hour drive from Fort Worth…. 8 vs 12 hours is a negligible difference.



  8. 1/4
    12:01 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Drive it regular and tell me there is no difference….the difference is half day off work compared to full day off.



  9. Mass Confusion
    12:01 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    NASCAR sponsered by Crown Royal…nuff said



  10. JBR
    12:10 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Ok 4, happy to. A sport should constitute some athletic skill and ability along with the competition aspect. Car racing does have competition…as does checkers, monopoly, billiards, etc. So, nascar could be considered a competition, an event, a spectacle, etc…but athletic skill and ability is the definition that we have come to. Some argue that the “rigors” if sitting in a car for hours without using the bathroom and the hand eye coordination to turn a steering wheel constitutes athletic ability. Sorry, but just don’t buy it. Is it a skill, sure. So is shooting a gun, making furniture, etc…but that does not make an athlete. If it does, then every person with a driver’s license is a skilled athlete.

    So, in conlcusion, just because a bunch of rednecks like it, and it takes some skill and enough athletic ability to get off the couch, does not make it a sport. Nor does throwing it on ESPN…along with the world poker tour. Is that enough, sir?



  11. Ummmok
    12:29 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    10. So it takes no athletic ability to drive a car in 140 + degree temps at speeds of upto 200 mph?? You don’t know what your talking about.



  12. Ready 5
    12:30 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Drew is awesome, but nascar pretty much sucks. With the exception of the wrecks and the final lap, Daytona sucks.



  13. Buckets
    12:54 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    So you had the chance to put up a hot picture of Jennifer Love Hewitt or some NASCAR rednecks and you went with the NASCAR rednecks? Very disappointed in your decision making, Drew.

    Hopefully having Pat Patt in Sacramento will help Big Cuz. DeMarcus has the potential to be the best big man in the game and he’s not the bad guy some make him out to be.

    Go Cats, BEAT MIZZOU!!!



  14. Buckets
    12:56 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    And NASCAR is not a sport. It’s a bunch of rednecks turning left again and again and again and again.



  15. Jpo
    1:53 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    4. Hahaha nice!! Obviously trolling and you still got him to write a big paragraph response lol



  16. henry earl
    2:39 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    10 agreed

    11 speed and temperature doesn’t make a difference. it helps to be in shape, sure, but that doesn’t mean it has anything to do with athletics.



  17. henry earl
    2:40 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    that should say “don’t” instead of “doesn’t”



  18. IowaCat
    4:45 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    16. Not saying it is or isn’t a sport, but how can you say speed doesn’t make a difference? For race car drivers, the same way every level of hoops or football, the speed increases. Handling the speed and reacting in driving NASCAR as opposed to driving trucks on mud tracks or go carts is what separates those drivers. Just like not all college qb’s can handle the speed of the game in the NFL. And they lose about 15 pounds of water weight every race, it would take a conditioned athlete to handle that. Not to mention hand-eye coordination. You may not have to be an “athlete” in the traditional sense of the word to drive, and it may or may not be a sport, but don’t act like an average person could do it.



  19. UKBlue
    5:36 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Pearl is a bitter, jealous, egotistical, narcissistic jackass currently looking for attention that presently has an NCAA show cause for lying; All Access or No All Access, this team would still be what it is, and All Access was irrelevant to how bad or good these kids would be or are playing.

    Maybe ESPN will hire Charlie Hurtt when he’s kicked out of UL? Then again, UL is dumb enough, arrogant enough & desperate enough to try keeping him on their staff.



  20. Pp
    5:53 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Pearl is right about one thing. Harrow stinks. JP makes the team better.



  21. Bottom Line
    6:22 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Nascar sucks and only rednecks with very little education watch it. The majority of nascar fans are fat and below middle class.



  22. omg
    6:28 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    20) is this tt? I see you still have a raging woody for jp. Trae golden would agree. He hopes uk starts polson again In sec tourney. He might go for 40 next time



  23. kes
    7:02 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    if you CANT play defense, its not a sport. period!



  24. Topical Pseudonym
    7:13 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    it pains me to say it, but Pearl’s quote is spot on, IMO.



  25. Season Never Ends
    7:16 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Damn this was a great post. Well done.



  26. RealCatsFan
    7:19 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    I see you boys have been up all night arguing the athletic ability of race car drivers. Personally, I don’t give a $h!t if you guys think it is a sport or not – I’m going to like it anyway. However, if you want to see the kind of racing that really requires a set of brass ones, go to a Top Fuel drag race sometime.



  27. Seniors
    7:49 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    We have seniors? Couldn’t remember.



  28. Pp
    7:52 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    #22, there’s more than one person that like JP over harrow, but I see you still think harrow could play his way out of a paper bag.



  29. Good Stuff
    7:54 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks for sharing the Huntington Hopefuls video. Wiggins seems like a well-grounded Kid.



  30. Gourmet of "FINE" eats
    7:55 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Back in the mid 60s I knew a guy that weighed 250 lbs. and was 5’5″ and he drove in the figure eight while eating a greasy assed porkchop at the Sports Drome in Indiana, Man……what an athelete!



  31. Porcino's
    8:10 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Jennifer Love Hewitt’s breasts are waaaaaaaaaaay more important than anything NASCAR has ever done.



  32. sizzurp
    8:17 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with 31. There should be a pic of JLH later on today that wants afternoon notes



  33. asdf
    8:32 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    The argument can be made that our struggles after the injury ought to lock up the “Freshman of the Year” award for Nerlens. Is there another freshman whose team would miss him this much?



  34. Paducahfan
    8:36 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    I like NN but having WCS, who is capable of contributing to the offense and is very agile, gives them more upside than a pure shot blocker, even a very good one. The first half of the Vandy game was the most entertaining of the season for me. Hoping for more on Saturday.



  35. Truthis
    8:38 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    NASCAR=Non Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks!!



  36. lexslamman
    8:45 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not poor or stupid enough to enjoy NASCAR



  37. Mike
    8:52 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Agree with Pearl Jam that we do have issues, do not have a PG, and do not have any leadership. Local Nashville radio sports talk show made the comment yesterday that our team has a very “fragile mentality”…who can argue with that?



  38. Captain Obvious
    8:53 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Why the heck would Dakari Johnson wait in line for ice cream when could just poop his own?



  39. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    8:58 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    What is the highest finish in the NCAA tourney did Pearl finish? He would have locked this years UK team out of their locker room? STFU



  40. bluecreeker
    9:15 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    #10

    NASCAR by definition is a sport. It is an “activity involving physical exertion and skill”.
    I recommend you head up to KMS and participate in the “Richard Petty Experience” as I did a few years back. If you had this experience you would understand these cars are set up to turn not to go straight……getting them to drive straight is a SOB and requires a lot of upper body strength as well as stamina. As well……driving anything 200+ miles an hour takes a special kinda crazy.

    Your comment was an opinion…duly noted however incorrect.

    Good day.



  41. pcefrog5
    9:15 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone else notice around the 4:40 mark in the Huntington video? They are
    talking about fan support and getting love from fellow Canadanians, and Wiggins
    says if they can starting providing the support and love like they got in ke….(Kentucky?)
    and stops himself. Is that what I heard or just wishful thinking?



  42. twnky
    9:16 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    nascar is lame and def not a sport.



  43. macon_volfan
    9:57 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    BP did kind of have an all access show follow UT back in 2006. I was on TV when they followed the Vols on the road to UGA. I do think that he has a point about THIS year’s UK team. I don’t think he’s anti-all access. I think he’s anti all access for THIS YEAR’S UK team.

    I have to say that as much as I dislike UK, I sure did enjoy watching that team last year. It was great basketball. This year I don’t even bother, especially w/o Noel (who is great).

    Just my $.02 as an outsider.



  44. Rockfield, KY
    10:00 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not a NASCAR fan, but those guys are some athletic guys. They’re strong from controlling that car at such high speeds for hours under those conditions. Generally speaking, NASCAR drivers are in much better shape than most MLB pitchers.



  45. Rockfield, KY
    10:03 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Please stop confusing someone being country or a redneck with someone being white trash. Being a redneck isn’t necessarily a bad thing. White trash, however, is unbearable.



  46. Look Out Fireworks!
    10:12 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    I think Brucie would have loved having Tennessee: All-Access. ESPN wouldn’t have been allowed at Brucie’s bar-b-ques, cookouts, recruiting visits, etc.



  47. lakesidecatsfane
    10:29 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    yes,he mentions the support in canada,and says there is lots of support back in Hunington and Kentucky!



  48. dubowski
    10:42 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    #40: by that very general definiton, just about anything could be considered a sport. If you think Tony Stewart is a finely tuned athlete as compared to Lebron James, then well I feel sorry for you. I mean, have you seen those BK commercials?

    People need to understand the difference in athleticism and skill. Skill is what allows NASCAR drivers to excel, not athleticism. Sure, they need some upper body strength and endurance to control the car, but the amount of it isn’t that astronomical compared to an average guy. Then compare the strength, endurance, and agility you would need to be in NFL. Could Adrian Peterson drive the Home Depot car? Definitely not. But it wouldnt be because of a lack of athleticism, it would be a lack of skills.

    Personally I think a sport should involve both athleticism and skill to similar degrees. Participants in the sport should be able to excel using either. Look at our basketball team. Players can dominate from sheer athleticism (Nerlens) or make their contributions from a highly refined set of skills (Wiltjer).

    To adress the MLB pitcher comparison. Neither MLB pitchers nor NASCAR drivers have to have great overall fitness. If there are more fit NASCAR drivers (which is highly debatable), it has nothing to do with having to drive cars real fast. MLB pitchers however do need the arm strength to throw the ball 90+ MPH. And that is much more rare then having enough upper body strength to control a fast car. Obviously both need a great amount of skill as well.

    And thats the difference im trying to make people understand. to be a sport, a player should be able to us rare skill or rare athletism to excel.



  49. UKAlum
    10:44 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    45, Being a redneck is never a good thing, as it usually involves looking down on continuing education and being a productive member of the overall global society. The prevalence of rednecks in KY is also what makes the state look like the backwash of the gene pool.



  50. So
    10:55 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Is golf a sport?



  51. Bluecreeker
    11:27 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    #48

    I am simply repeating the definition of “sport” as defined in the dictionary. When you start statements with “personally I think”……..you might be posting an opinion. So in your opinion it take little more endurance to drive a NASCAR at 200+ miles per hour, in an oven, without air conditioning, for several hours……than a regular Joe like you or me possess? Well I say that is an opinion I surely disagree with. The level of concentration required to drive a passenger car for 5 hours is bad enough, imagine 200+ MPH. So at the end of the day I do not agree with your opinion, nor does Websters dictionary…..but I do support your right to be wrong.



  52. Bluecreeker
    11:30 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    #49

    I doubt you even know where the term comes from. Being called a “redneck” is a term of respect in most parts of the state…..unless you are a UofL fan living in the cesspool known as Louisville.



  53. Bluecreeker
    11:31 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    #50
    By definition Golf is a sport.

    By opinion…maybe not?

    I know it is a insipid little game…..I would rather be out on the river knocking back a few cold ones myself….but hey, that’s another conversation.



  54. wubwub
    11:52 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Actually, I don’t think Pearl would have allowed ESPN all-access, considering he allowed them to follow the Vols around during the NCAAT his first year. They got knocked out in the second round, and to an extent he blamed himself for allowing ESPN in to distract the players. He also never had a midnight madness, rationalizing that he would rather have the practice period and do the dancing in March as opposed to November. He loved publicity, but if he thought it would endanger the quality of the team, he wouldn’t do it. That is, of course, until he lied and torpedo’d his last team’s chances of anything meaningful.



  55. maconvolfan
    12:05 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Good point #54. I forgot about that, but I remember the segment and his taking the blame for letting them follow. I also missed the midnight practices. I still have a “Late Night with Pat and Jerry” T-shirt from 1998.



  56. It's Go Time BIG BLUE
    12:29 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, Thank you so much, I can not think you enough for addresssing the Fans in the Lower Arena at Rupp this year.
    Man, just I haven’t been to a game at Rupp since 1 game (the Georgia game) when Billy Clyde was the coach and before that I hadn’t been to a game since I was in middle school. This year, it’s funny, I have had all kinds of people me giving me tickets and I’ve had the chance to go to 4 games, each time in the lower arena. Obviously could not get tickets last year, and won’t be able to next year But Anyways, Each game I have been to I have been completely shocked by and disgusted by some of the Fans. After a while, it was just enough to really get me pissed off and really made me not want to go back to any more games this year. But, I still said screw these people and went anyways because I felt if I had the chance to It was my Duty as a True Fan who Loves Kentucky Basketball.

    Matt, you know how these kid’s personalities are and how young they are and I’m just saying if just for this game on Saturday Our Fans try to help will our team to the win, You know and I know it makes a difference, Especially for this team.
    If after the game vs Missouri, we lose and then we say that we had the possibility to help our team at Rupp but we didn’t do or say what we could have done, then I poo poo on the thought that I am a True Kentucky Fan.

    Man, I know how hard and awkward this can be to talk about. And that’s what’s wrong with so many people in the World today people always lying to themselves and everybody else, and that’s a reason I can respect you because You are Not Afraid to tell the truth. People hate people like that because they have the balls to tell the truth and they’re always lying to themselves. Also I know that we don’t want to give off the impression that we have some bad fans, etc.
    But in this very Moment right before the eyes of the world are Upon Us, those that consider ourselves Kentucky Fans need to face the music, look at ourselves in the mirror, and hear what can no longer be ignored.

    First of all I don’t even understand why people like this would want to go to a game. Obviously, they would be so much more happy watching it at home. But there are only a couple of times when I have gotten so mad:

    When Jerry Tipton was writing about Patrick Patterson’s Vehicle, after he wrote about Rondo’s
    And another time when Jerry Tipton wrote something (and I talked to the Editor at the Lexington Herald about Tipton cause he had pissed me off for the last time right when Ky was in the Tournament getting ready to compete for the Championsip) and the Editor acted like a jerk and seemed to get a kick out of people fed up about Tipton
    The officiating against us Last Year (and every year) Which Didn’t Matter because we were so good we overcame
    And Now this: My experience when I finally get to go to some games this year.

    And I don’t care if these people are there again, at the game. They don’t have to cheer, they can sit there a Do Nothing. As long as, they don’t say a word to those who are cheering for their team
    But, just for this one game if we can give our Team the support they need is something we have to do for the sake of this season and also for the image of our fan base.
    This is something that needs to change, atleast if Only for the Big Marquee Games like on Saturday.

    You and I both know, that some of our Fans and other fans and people in General are just idiots and some stuck up, etc. Rupp Arena needs those luxury boxes and a bigger student section, etc. But atleast if we can crank it up Just this one time on Saturday because They need us and we owe the world to Coach Cal and our coaches. I’m so sorry for the rant But Again Thank You So much for Mentioning this on Your Show Today and I will never say another word about.
    With all of this said and finally all out my system, Let’s encourage Everybody to help crank it up and make the atmosphere Electric for Saturday at Rupp Arena and show the world why we are the most passionate, Loyal Fans in the World.

    Thanks Again So Much, I don’t know what we As KY Fans would do without you, Don’t ever Change and Keep Doing your thing No matter what anybody says.

    TRUE BLUE FAN signing off



  57. UKAlum
    12:44 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    52- Nope. Simply a UK grad, born in EKY who is sick of his state portraying themselves as uneducated hillbillies to the world at large. “Redneck” may be a term of respect in “some parts of the state” but in the overall world being tagged with that label is nothing short of an insult. There is nothing cool or respect worth about lack of education and commitment to overall ignorance of global affairs.

    Go Cats!



  58. Bluecreeker
    1:08 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    #57

    Maybe your Eastern Ky roots are a bit frayed. Being that I grew up on the outskirts of Louisville the term redneck just means a good ‘ol boy to us. I have many friend with whom I greet by using the phrase “what’s up Red Neck?”. I have no problem relating to all things redneck, It seems however the word has taken a different context with you. It depends on the context in which used, and perceived. The term is used by many liberals as a derogatory term for working class white people who are seen by progressives as insufficiently Liberal. But many who relate to, or consider themselves of Southern Heritage have proudly embraced the term as a self identifier. To many the term mainly stands for a Southern heritage and the pride of independence. Me thinks you protest too strongly. Or you might be one of those Liberals who use the term as a derogatory? yes? no? maybe?

    If you find yourself posting gibberish on KSR….well then, as they say, you might be a redneck!



  59. TheNewOriginal
    1:19 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    36/ You do realize that a single NASCAR engine costs more than most of your houses? As far as being stupid, try setting up a car for a superspeedway sometime. What an ignorant ass? What are you, five years old?



  60. Bluecreeker
    1:53 pm February 22, 2013 Permalink

    #59

    I aint poor, and I aint stupid. I run a A/E firm in Louisville…..and I am having a big ‘ol hoot’n nanny Daytona 500 Party at my house.

    Weez guuna grease us up a hawg and cetchem, and roast ’em up. Hell….weez mite even have us a hodown in the barn after words!

    Oh yea…….YEEE HAWWW!