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Proper Movie Etiquette Wants 10 Notes From the Weekend

My original plan after seeing a movie today was to write about that movie in the night post. Who doesn’t love a movie review? Instead, I left the movie yearning to talk about something much more important– something that occupied more of my attention during the movie than the movie itself: Proper Movie Etiquette. Actually, in this case, it was improper movie etiquette, which over the years I have found to be much more the norm than anything else. Brace yourself for a bit of a rant…

When did people stop acting like civilized human beings at movie theaters? The past 4 to 5 movies that I’ve been to, I’ve lost out on big chunks of the movie due to my disbelief at people’s unbelievable ability to captivate me with their popcorn eating habits. When people eat in a restaurant, or even in the comfort of their own homes– they chew with their mouths closed, right? Isn’t that how you’re supposed to eat food? Why then in the darkness of a movie theatre, does that social norm get thrown out of the room completely? Popcorn is a noisy food by nature, much like chips and pretzels and other food of that nature. I’ve watched people essentially shovel popcorn at a rapid pace into their mouths during movies lately, chomping so loudly that I can hardly hear the movie. The chompers are bad. Yes, they are very bad. But what’s even worse is the “movie talker.” I don’t love when people talk during previews (my favorite part of the movie going experience), but I can grant them the fact that the movie hasn’t started yet. But why, oh why, do people go to the movies with their friends and proceed to discuss what’s happening (not just in the movie, but in life in general)? That’s what O’Charleys and Pubs are for– talking. The funny thing is, I’m not even talking about teenagers. I’ve been very surprised to find that the worst “movie talkers” are actually 40+ years of age. I’m always shocked to hear the chatter, only to look back and see someone my Mom’s age having a full on conversation during a pivotal moment in the movie. I’ll let the rant subside for now, but let me leave you with these 3 thoughts on proper movie etiquette:

1. Chew with your mouth closed (not a bad lesson for eating in general)

2. If you want to talk while you watch a movie, there’s this wonderous thing called Netflix. While you’re at it, I suggest “House of Cards” and “Friday Night Lights.” You’re welcome.

3. There’s never a good reason to eat a 1/2 pound sucker during a movie. Never. And yes, this happened in real life. A person I did not know sitting next to me whipped out a 1/2 pound sucker and began consuming it in a very loud manner (suckers and cereal are the 2 most annoying things to listen to people eat anyway…). After about 5 minutes, I literally turned to the man and said, “I will pay you $5 to stop eating that in here.” He stopped. And then he asked me for $5. Deal.


Let’s move on to some closing thoughts from the opening weekend of the Kentucky football season…

1) There’s only so many ways you can say it, but that was disappointing.

I think at this point just about every person with a voice, Twitter account, blog, etc. has said it in one way or another: Saturday was disappointing. No matter how you slice it, losing to Western Kentucky doesn’t sit well. Not only did WKU win by a fairly comfortable margin, but the Toppers essentially dominated the game in just about every facet one could analyze. Even the few areas in which Kentucky was expected to almost certainly have the better of the play (D-Line in particular), Western prevailed.

Even in a down year, losing to a team from the Sun Belt is a tough pill to swallow. An unnamed WKU player (you probably don’t have to work too hard to guess/figure out which one) spouted off the following statement as he entered the tunnel following the game,”This aint no (word I can’t in good conscience blog knowing that my Mom reads KSR) SEC team.”

2) Mark Stoops faced his first momentum killer since the day he was hired. That in and of itself is quite impressive. 

Mark Stoops and his coaching staff have literally done everything right, building an incredible buzz and level of excitement around the program since the moment the coaching hire was announced. The recruiting, the marketing, the fan support, the assistant coaching hires, etc. have all been impressive. Everything has gone right from Day 1. Last night against WKU was the first momentum killer since the day Mark Stoops was hired. The loss doesn’t take anything away from the incredible start Stoops and his staff built, but it was the first non-positive. The fact that it has taken this long for anything to go something other than “great” is pretty impressive.

3) Recruiting buzz perhaps led to false expectations.

Maybe “expectations” is the wrong word to use. I think many Kentucky fans were realistic about the fact that the rebuilding effort was going to be a long process. I don’t think anyone has lost sight of that entirely by any means. With that said, the excitement and buzz around the program has been at such a high level because of the loaded recruiting classes Stoops and his staff are currently putting together for 2014 and beyond. The wave of excitement might have momentarily masked, or at least slightly pushed to the back burner the fact that the current Kentucky roster has lots of holes and was left with very little depth. The talent level left behind by the Joker Phillips staff wasn’t great, and as good as the recruiting for the future looks… this year we still have what we have. And all of that came to the forefront last night.

4) Reality check: Western Kentucky was good. Bobby Petrino was good. The SEC will be better. 

Give credit where credit is due. Western Kentucky is a good football team. WKU will probably have a nice season in the Sun Belt, and they might even make a 2nd consecutive bowl game. Some teams from non-BCS conferences are complete pushovers. WKU is not that team. Bobby Petrino is not that coach either. WKU outkicked their coverage with the Petrino hire and he deserves a lot of credit for a well-executed game plan on Saturday night against Kentucky. Petrino showed why his offensive play-calling chops have been successful at a number of schools.

Western Kentucky is a good team. Western Kentucky is not a good SEC team. The SEC will be much, much better. The worst team in the SEC will still have more talent across the board than WKU. The road only gets tougher from here…

5) But Kentucky will catch a break next week and should have some success.

Kentucky has opened up as a 13.5 point favorite over Miami (Ohio) next weekend. Miami (OH) should not be nearly as tough as WKU. Kentucky will catch a much-needed break and a chance for some success on Saturday. Miami finished 9th in the MAC last season and opened this weekend with a 52-14 loss to Marshall. This should be a win Kentucky can count on and the talent gap should be much greater on Saturday.

The young players on Kentucky’s roster showed well for themselves on Saturday. The future looks bright, and Saturday’s game should be a good opportunity for some of those younger players to gain even more momentum and confidence before a tough slate of games over the next few months.

6) Kentucky will have to wait though to really gain the momentum back completely. And PS, Louisville is really good. 

Like we mentioned previously in #5, Kentucky will have a chance to come out and see some success on Saturday against Miami. BUT that also means that Kentucky will likely have to wait for a while to really grab the momentum back after a disappointing loss to WKU. After a loss such as that, the best thing the team could hope for is a big bounce back and morale booster. Although the Cats might pick up the win this coming weekend, not as much can be taken away from a game in which they are so heavily favored. With a tough stretch coming after Miami, including Louisville, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama… Kentucky will have its work cut out to try to really regain the momentum. The best thing for Kentucky at this point will be to see vast improvements from week to week, regardless of the results and scores.

P.S… Louisville is really good. I know, I know. Louisville plays a clunker schedule and Ohio University isn’t the best test for a season opener. You can play that card if you want, but Louisville looked very solid in all respects today in a trouncing (49-7) of the Bobcats. Teddy Bridgewater is on his Heisman campaign trail (5 TDs) and will be a load when he comes into Commonwealth in 2 weeks.

7) How will the crowd respond to the first home game after that loss?

The loss to WKU was tough and the noon kickoff for Miami on Saturday isn’t necessarily ideal. How will the crowd/Kentucky fans respond to the first home game in the Stoops era after Saturday’s loss? I predict that the fans will still show up in mass numbers and the buzz kill from Saturday’s loss will be a distant memory. Even in the worst years of the Joker era, there’s just something exciting about the start of college football season and tailgating season. We’ve all been anxiously awaiting this moment. I suspect that Kentucky fans will rise to the occasion and show a massive amount of support for the team and Stoops in the first home game.

8) Quarterback questions remain…

The quarterback race had seemingly finally been settled over the course of the past week or two as Jalen Whitlow locked up the starting spot. Whitlow got the start against WKU and along with that start came some good, some bad, and flashes of great. Matt said it in his post earlier, and I would have to agree— the quarterback position is not the problem. In fact, the QB position might be the least of Kentucky’s worries moving forward. After Saturday’s game, Kentucky has 2 viable options, each possessing strengths (and each with weaknesses). The old saying goes, “If you have two quarterbacks, you have no quarterback.” And while there may be some truth to that, Kentucky has two options that I think can create success for the team at the position. Whitlow is still a dangerous threat because of his ability to make something out of broken plays on his feet. Whitlow gives the defense an x-factor that they have to worry about with his ability to move outside of the pocket.

Max Smith came into the game in the 2nd half though and did some nice things as well. Smith has always had the bigger arm of the two, and Smith was able to open up some longer passing options for Kentucky. Smith’s production might have been enough to earn him the nod against Miami. At this point, his play was certainly enough to open the conversation back up. Mark Stoops said as much in the post-game press conference. The coaching staff said they will have to re-evaluate the situation.

If I had a dollar for every time I thought to myself, “If we could just combine Jalen Whitlow and Max Smith, we’d have one hell of a quarterback,” I’d be writing this blog from a much fancier rocking chair.

9) I had hoped it would “look” and “feel” more different than it did…

The result was a little surprising, but honestly wasn’t out of the realm of possibilities. I knew that we could lose to WKU. I have even come to terms with the fact that we might not win very many games at all this season. It’s hard to predict with the schedule we have just how much success Kentucky will experience. With that said, my biggest hope was that Kentucky would pass the “eye test” of looking and feeling much, much different than during the Joker Phillips era. In the 2nd half, when Max Smith went in the game, the offense opened things up a bit. But until then, I was hoping to see and feel a totally different brand of Kentucky football. I thought the play calling would be more exciting, with much higher risks– hopefully leading to higher rewards. As great as Stoops’ defensive coaching is and will be in the future, with defense– you kind of have what you have. The players can only do what they can do. It’s hard to find creative ways to mask lack of speed, size and talent at certain positions. I expected Kentucky’s defense to be underwhelming. I expected a little more from the offense though. Kentucky may not have the talent it will have in the next few years, but Kentucky might have enough in place now at certain skill positions to at least be exciting and put up some points. The play-calling felt very conservative and maybe the expectations for the “Air Raid” were overdone a bit and led to false hope.

One BIG factor though in how the offense looked all night on Saturday was the penalties accrued and the inability to gain positive yardage on first down plays. The rhythm and pace that Neal Brown wants to implement hinges on 4-5 yard gains on first downs. Kentucky failed to put themselves in short yardage situations over and over. Even worse, Kentucky found itself in long yardage situations on 3rd down conversions all night as well. The combination of not gaining positive yards on first downs, and facing long 3rd down situations is a recipe for a loss, no matter the opponent.

I hope that in the next few weeks, we continue to see the offensive playbook open up a little bit more. UK’s 203 passing yards were the fewest by a Neal Brown offense in 15 games (h/t Kyle Tucker). I expect to see that change, and Max Smith might be part of the reason why.

10) “This isn’t who we are. And we still have time to be somebody else.”

That was Mark Stoops’ message to the team following the game on Saturday. I love the message and I think it’s a good one for everyone to let soak in for a minute. The season is only 1 game old and there will still be plenty of opportunities for growth and improvement.



Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

54 Comments for Proper Movie Etiquette Wants 10 Notes From the Weekend

  1. Ahha
    12:04 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Footblah, footblah, blah blah blah, footblah, footblah, footblah!

  2. Where's the love
    12:05 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Love my Cats in any sport. But where’s the Basketball love????

  3. Call to arms
    12:10 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    One day we football fans will rise up against you unruly basketball fans and smite you and that day will come in the month of never!! I call on my two fellow football fans to help me outthink these basketball people who always seem to have a winning team! To arms, to arms I say!

  4. Melvit
    12:14 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    On the movie rant: They used to say that the 80s was the “me” decade, but I’m starting to think the 2000s have that beat. It’s all about “me” during these last 13 years. No consideration for anyone else. It’s my generation’s fault for the kids today.

  5. Arnie Columbus
    12:15 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    It is who UK is. You can’t play true freshman straight out of high school. Crucial mistakes, especially the fumble with 6:45 left in the game. Don’t candy coat what is going on. To rely on freshman, c’mon.

  6. niaps
    12:25 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Things easier next week? Miami will be crazy to do nothing but throw the ball. No defense for that for the Cats. Well maybe run some too since those fat out of shape front 4 will stop very little. Long season gang lets see about 35 more games long.

  7. Paul
    12:57 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Understanding the premise that faycts are optional, I propose a revision to the end of point four. Seeing as how there wasn’t one position were UKs talent was apparently superior to Westerns, maybe it’s untrue to say ‘even the worst SEC team has more talent across the board.’ Seemed to me we are that worst team! No cause for alarm as this season is a write off, but do hope for some improved entertainment value.

  8. Ridge Runner
    1:04 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Inside a theater…I’ll take slobs all day long crunching on popcorn as messy as it gets…over those that want to talk out loud.

  9. SeaCat
    1:38 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    I am sick of the blah, blah, blah.
    Had Max Smith started the second
    half, we might have won.
    Stoops is dumber than Joker…

  10. Another perspective
    1:49 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Most of the respect given to WKU has been backhanded. They are “pretty good for a Sun Belt team”. Or “even the worst SEC team will have more talent across the board”. Did it ever occur to anyone that WKU is the better team? Regardless of conference affiliation. WKU was better at nearly every single position on the field. Every one. That’s not a cute little SunBelt story. That’s a get your tail handed to you by a better team. Why can’t anyone admit this? Why is everything framed by what conference the team pays into?

  11. UKBlue
    1:55 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Part of this let down is on UK fans themselves; a lot of the BBN has lied to themselves & convinced themselves that we have a chance this year. Memo to the BBN: we are going to be absolutely completely horrible this year. Joker & his happy band of idiots totally screwed up this team even more than in years past, and it is going to take Stoops & his team time to fix the mess Joker created. If you’re expecting something different, then you need to come back in about 2 years.

    As for the breakdown in Etiquette & people being civilized: people think everything is about them, so they can do what ever they want. Memo to people; you’re not important, no one cares about your Facebook status or what you think really about anything. Get over yourself. People as a whole, being stupid & acting like a total idiot for attention is the new cool.

  12. sdcro
    1:59 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    i’m actually surprised every time I see an American chew with their mouth closed … And astonished if I see they know the fork goes in your left hand…

  13. Chew Baccor
    3:55 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    I’m 36 years old, married with one child, and I’m reading this at 3am, crying laughing. The 1/2 pound sucker story, may be the funniest thing I’ve ever read at 3am, while laying in bed. Well done, Ally.

  14. idontflinch
    4:01 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Arnie. Did you think that if true freshmen are playing then that says something about the players left behind by Joker?

    Ridge. I completely agree. If someone wants to talk out loud then leave the friggin theater. Seems like common sense would be obvious in that situation. And to get a an attitude when I say something to them is beyond stupid. They can take their loud mouth outside or, upon their request, I can meet them outside for another kind of discussion. For me, it is time well spent. I’m not the toughest guy around, but I am pretty tough, and I will be happy to attempt to teach a lesson to another person who is supposed to be a daggum grown up. Either way, they will think twice before being one of “those people” again.

    sdcro, If you ever look down upon me for using my fork with my right hand one night when I’m in Lexington eating out with my family then I will happily tell you where you can stick your condescending attitude. I will then patiently wait for your apology because I know it will come. People like you always apologize to avoid confrontation, especially when they figure out they are wrong for acting like a prick. I may be a redneck, something I make zero apologies for, but I’m most certainly not gonna sit there and listen to you judge me or my family and act like you are better than us. I guarantee you put your pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else does.

  15. r2d2
    4:21 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Did anyone see the Louisville player tug and pull on the Ohio players helmet until it popped off and then it looked like a different ville player started hitting him in the head?it ead on a kickoff return by Ohio and the guy made a nice return, I think in 2 nd half,btw there wasn’t a personal flag called

  16. rj
    4:57 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    matt knows as much about football as rupaul, we need max smith to throw the ball down the field,defenses will take notice of the fact whitlow can’t pass the ball and will shut down his running the ball. we don’t need another running back we need a QB, so matt you and drew can go back to your village people cover band and leave football to men.

  17. Errog Breet
    5:13 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Theaters will allow anyone who can afford the price of a ticket to enter. Unfortunately a few bad eggs will do their trailer park best to ruin the movie going experience for many. Public behavior has been in a downward spiral for quite some time and common courtesy is a evermore disappearing event.

    …Top 4 movie theater aggravations….

    1) People who refuse to turn off (not mute) but turn off their phone. What annoying asses. You know who you are. Shut your phone completely down, you can do without it for 2 hours.

    2) People who bring their restless and or crying child into a non-childrens movie. Control your brat or leave him/her at home.

    3) Persons who find the need to give us a verbal running commentary during the movie. Just shut up.

    4) Eating popcorn, etc., is to be expected but as Ally said, chew with your mouth shut, keep the rustling noises to a minimum level and pick up your used containers and throw them away at the end of the movie. Why should I walk thru your trash.

  18. sdcro
    6:48 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Relax, idontflnch… I’m not judging you unsophisticated, or judging at all that’s not my occupation. I just don’ understand how one goes his/her whole life without learning to use a fork and knife the proper way, which incidentally is also the easiest way…. Eating would probably become a whole new experience for you if you went through the growing pains of learning how to use utensils.

    Nothing to do with being a redneck; I like rednecks anyway. And I’m not one of “those people” either… I don’t walk around every restaurant I go to and tell people they are doing it wrong, and I’d beat your arse if I felt it necessary. ;p

  19. Crazy
    7:07 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Why is there a UT ad on KSR? Anyone else see the ad selling tickets for UT games on here? Isn’t that a conflict of interests?

  20. Sam Butler
    7:19 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Lets face it. It is going to be a long year. Now lets stick to the positive and reality. We will probly have a two win season. That is the reality. In two to three years with Stoop and his crew bringing in great talent we will have teams not just completive with the Sun Belt but the SEC. Go Cats!!!

  21. Buckets
    7:25 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Wordy. So, so wordy.

  22. FurdTurgason
    7:45 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    I only go to matinees, and sit as far away from everyone else as I can. If someone comes in at the last minute and sits near me and makes any noise at all, I get up and move. Screw them, I paid good money to see the movie, not listen to their BS.

    As for the football team, enough things happened in that game that only happen to UK to let me know this season is just going to be a repeat of last. The roughing the passer call negating the turnover. The shanked PAT followed by the worst onsides kick attempt I’ve ever seen. Did anyone see these kids get yelled at when they left the field? Yeah, me neither.

  23. Wild Blue
    8:13 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Well, UK has now helped Louisville and Western establish their football programs. Howard Schnellenberger (sp?) built the foundation of the UL program using UK for publicity and momentum. C.M. Newton as AD allowed that to happen. Mitch Barnhart has now done the same allowing WKU the opportunity to gain national attention by pounding an SEC school two years in a row. Hope those two AD’s along with their football coaches are happy to have raised football awareness in the state at the expense of UK being the third best program in Kentucky. And even third might be questionable, Murray and EKU would have a good chance this year. UK should help those two school’s football programs move to FBS status (sarcasm). If UK is going to stay in the SEC in football then they better start doing more for themselves and let the other colleges in this state, who all happen to be non-SEC schools, use someone else as a stepping stone.

  24. fletch
    8:19 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    kentucky’s line 30 pounds heavier than w.k.. I’ll take a 280 lbs. of muscle over 320 lbs. of fat anyday.

  25. [email protected]
    8:21 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Have we dropped so far that we now have to say Western is good. We will see how good they are when they roll into Knoxville next week.

  26. Sam
    8:44 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    A few observations about Sat night’s game:
    1) Whitlow has improved his running game. Seems more seasoned and able to see things better AS A RUNNER.
    2) I don’t think we can afford to wait for him to lose his “deer in the head lights” complex. Josh Carrier never lost it, but was the best shooter in practice. Perhaps Jalen is a better practice player?
    3) Max Smith has been able to throw down field and still is able to do it.
    4) When a “throwing” QB is in (whether is be Smith or even Towles), the offense runs several clicks faster. The receivers run harder, make crisper cuts, etc. Isn’t it obvious? STUFF HAPPENS, when you have a threat to pass the ball downfield playing QB. And the opposite happens when you have a non-throwing QB in.

    It seems like the Coaching staff REMARKABLY went against their instincts, clinging to the albeit-true cliche, “you have to earn it in practice.” However, that truism has to be balanced with the equal truism of, “you have to produce in games.” Furthermore, it seems commonsense that the Air Raid should have as its centerpiece a QB who can throw it IN GAMES. This reminds me of a tough decision Mumme made when he sat Bonner in favor of the inexperience Lorenzen. Either you’re committed to the Air Raid, or you’re not. Maybe the WKU game taught this lesson to Neal Brown and Stoops? We shall see.

  27. FurdTurgason
    8:54 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good points, Sam. Or you could say the guy Bill Curry started over Tim Couch his freshman year.

  28. ushouldno
    8:57 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    The current WKU team is probably one of the top three in the history of the program. If they can avoid injuries they will have a very good year and then most likely Petrino is gone. They will most likely not beat UT but will give them a good game. UT beat Austin Peay 45-0, WKU could easliy do that. UK needs to pull together and play hard every week, no excuses we may get beat but we played our hearts out. The 62 team “the thin thirty” went 3-5-2, but beat UT. That was with thirty players. Play hard, give 100%, cut out the mistakes, win or lose the true fans will appreciate it.

  29. gottodoit
    8:58 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Talk Kentucky woes, okay.

    But to mention Louisville is a really good football team but plays a clunker schedule is similar to saying “I bought this great recreational boat for the summer but I just don’t want to put it in the water. I’ll respect Louisville should it ever test the water.

  30. BBB
    9:09 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    No Air raid. WTF? What happened to the pass happy offense we were hearing about and expecting with excitement? WTF? The defense continually left 10 yards between us and their receivers giving up big gains as if we were in a continual prevent defense…WTF? Our strong defensive line was dominated…WTF?…..Didn’t see many, if any, blitzing by us, putting no pressure on their QB…WTF? Still can’t understand the Joke(r) style of play calling…WTF?

    9:10 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    How long till the dump of a stadium you play in is half full? At least you had a good crowd at the spring game. I guess its entertaining watching a horrible offense go against a horrible defense?!?!?!?! What a joke to hear you slapdicks talk smack the last few months. As Western the crown jewel of the sun belt proved, TALK IS CHEAP! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  32. WildcatDrums
    9:18 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    I’m roughly 75 inches tall, which equates to 6’3″ish. I can sit with my leg across my other knee and cross without ever, and I mean ever touching the seat in front of me. I can deal with all the mentioned peeves in this article/thread. But when a fool touches the back of my chair with their foot, kicks it, bumps it, etc. I go insane I will give them once then I move. It’s called RESPECT. Be aware. Drives me nuts, lol sorry.

  33. theairroundULreallydoesstink
    9:24 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    As crazy as it sounds, UK is likely the best team on the ul schedule this year. Strong and Joker are big buds. Bridgewater is being hyped for the Heisman and ul wants to establish national cred.

    Their goal is to score 12 touchdowns and manhandle us at every position. If our defense plays as cowardly as they did against wku – they will do that by the end of the 3rd quarter.

  34. Just sayin
    9:28 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    WKU plays in CUSA

  35. WildcatDrums
    9:31 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Not yet they are still Sun Belt, it said SUN BELT in big letters on their jerseys

  36. Them
    9:38 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    QB? If air raid…there is only one. There is only one true passing QB, stop screwing around start him.

    9:40 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    You guys going to win a game this year? JUST SAYIN!?!?!?!?!?!?! Do you really think UK is the best team on our schedule? You guys will struggle against Miami if Ohio next week. I mean lets face it…… This could be the worst team ever at pUKe!

  38. barn
    9:46 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    I think cincinnati is probably the best team on duhvill’s schedule this year

  39. SRN
    9:48 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Not that anyone cares but as a life long UK fan and alum of WKU I feel disrespected by the team I once loved. I get that everyone thought this was going to be a good season for the cats and it still can be but this hate needs to stop. What happened to going back to “being friends on Sunday”??? Instead WKU just get a constant does of “good for a Sunbelt team” and “we’ll see how good they are next week against UT”. The last comment bothers me the most, we’ve already seen how good we are, we are good enough to beat an SEC team for 2 years in a row.

    Finally, I was at the game and right above the tunnel. I saw Jackson walk in the tunnel and never heard him say what you are mentioning. As a matter of fact he was walking next to Petrino as he went into the tunnel. Where you in there with the team? Where you on our side above the tunnel? Please don’t make up things about our players just because you lost. As Matt said ” lets just go back to being friends” because you guys have a nice little program up there, you just need to give it a few years.

  40. keith jackson
    9:58 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    What ppl forget is that the 2 teams that were inherited were really different. Petrino inherited a RB that is in the record books with friggin Barry Sanders and an all american LB thats better than any of ours. Willie Taggart is a very underestimated coach. He is a Harbaugh disciple that instilled fundamentals and discipline with his team. Joker did none of that. Ppl forget that Stoops has really only had 2 months to “coach” these players
    You cant undo 3 years of bad coaching and bad habits iin that amoount of time. There is a reason why the coaches said fundamentally ZaDarius and Blue were best…. Because they weren’t coached by JOKER! Petrino was left a much better product than Stoops was… You flip the coaches, UK still loses that game.

  41. SevenT
    10:00 am September 2, 2013 Permalink


    This is a Kentucky Fan site. If you don’t like Kentucky that is fine with us. But you are truly an fool to try and get attention from Kentucky Fan. Loser

  42. Smackcats
    10:08 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    #9 is absolutely the biggest thing for me! If you didn’t know we changed coaches, you sure wouldn’t have known it by what happened on the field. We looked EXACTLY like we did last yr. Conservative offense and no physicality on defense. I expected more…

  43. theairaroundulreallydoesstink
    10:40 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    UK would win 10 or 11 games if they played the ul schedule this year. There are at least 9 SEC teams that would go undefeated. And yes, if you screw up against us all of the talk regarding a top 10 finish and the Heisman for bridgewater will be gone. We aren’t just the biggest game on your schedule, we are the only game on your schedule that folks will look at when the year is done. Any y’all were pulling for wku….LOL!

    Let’s see how ul does when they play good teams who have something on the line and when they can’t recruit players with a police record – something the ACC doesn’t allow.

    By the way, why does the section of I65 around the ul campus stink?

  44. JJ
    10:41 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    I question whether the coaching staff knows what they’re doing and are capable of winning in the SEC. How do you play the wrong QB when you had 8-9 months to figure it out? It stinks of bad judgment.

    Also, I hoped to see an up tempo offense with some flare. For that matter, I hoped the team would show some flare like Oregon did when they burst on the national scene doing things differently (offense, unique uniforms, etc.). Something to show the world the new Kentucky. It didn’t happen…

  45. Walter
    10:44 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    Would someone go back and see how many of those WKU players Joker recruited? Did that “too slow” running back from Ft Campbell get an offer?

  46. Georgia Blue
    11:08 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    WKU will probabiy beat TENN. Petrino will find a weakness in Tenn. defense an exploited it just like he did UK. He ran right at our pass rusher Smith because he knew that most pass rusher are nt good run stopper. WKU scored everything on our leftside which is the rightside defense. I guess all the team are bad when a freshman starts. I saw some freshman start for OLE MISS, UGA ,CLEMSON and I watched a walk- on start for Texas Tech. I saw highlites of 2 top 25 teams lose at home to 2 FCS SCHOOLS in all 4 FCS BEAT 4 FBS SCHOOLS. Don’t think just cause you play at a bigger school that you are suppose to win. The game in won in the trenches and we got manhandle in the trenches. If we are going to compete at any level. We are going to have to find us some GROWN AZZ MEN THAT READY TO GO TO BATTLE or WAR in the TRENCHES. WKU have 3 or 4 guys that probably be Drafted. Then over the years that TAGGART and JOKER were recruiting Taggart did abetter job. I am still trying to figure out how you get FLA ATHLETES to BOWLING GREEN. LOOK at the roster WKU have a lot of players from FLORIDA.

  47. Chuck Scott
    11:47 am September 2, 2013 Permalink

    I think I need to start charging for my photo from the UK vs IU game

  48. AJAX
    12:15 pm September 2, 2013 Permalink

    As far as MAX SMITH being put in over JALEN WHITLOW…. I’ve played with, and known players ALL my life, who just don’t PRACTICE as well as they PLAY IN GAMES… some, for whatever reason, just are unable to bring their best out, until “the game is on!”…. So, before we crucify Coach Stoops or Coach Neal Brown, remember— they were there critiquing EVERYDAY… maybe Whitlow IS/WAS better in PRACTICE, but nerves or whatever, got to him on ‘game night’…. for whatever reason, IT WAS PAINFULLY OBVIOUS that SMITH had better ‘control of the team’, ‘displayed more POISE’ and just had a better GAME FEEL under the center… HE IS OUR best option, and it probably took REAL LIVE GAME experience for the Coaching staff to witness this… WE WILL BE MARKETEDLY BETTER NEXT TWO WEEKS…. again, THE PROCESS has just ‘ramped up’ (IMO)

  49. CG
    1:01 pm September 2, 2013 Permalink

    So it’s impressive that the first momentum killer was when, you know, they actually had to play a game?

    Ladies and Gentlemen, UK football!!!

  50. Disappointment...
    1:37 pm September 2, 2013 Permalink

    See the thing is, 85 percent of so called UK football fans dont have a clue about how football works…. Thwy think that a good freshmen class can completely turn a program around and in football it doesn’t work like that. Out of Rivals top 300, maybe 25 will be able to contribute immediately in college… And you expect them in 2 months of actual practice to make a drastic difference? This isnt basketball…. Football takes time… So all of you would’ve been jumping off the Saban train his first year when he got beat by ULM? If you arent in this for the long haul, jump off now. The main reason we have a top 10 recruiting class is due to the fans… If you idiots wanna panic and turn on our team after 1 game and jeopardize the incoming class go ahead while us REALISTS stay the course…. Im soo disappointed in our fans… You have bought this “we are SEC” hype when we arent and it will take time to get SEC talent… I thought our fans were better than this… You whine about the shortcomings but sit there and cast a negative cloud around the program with 1 loss by a coach who just coached his 1st game as a HC against a proven winner and offensive genious… Please, take your negativity elsewhere…. BBN doesnt need you! #StillOnStoopsTrain

  51. rushman
    2:57 pm September 2, 2013 Permalink

    As to the City College comment about “playing that card if you want to”. Lets just have UL play UK’s schedule and we will see how great they really are when playing against the best conference from top to bottom. I strongly believe that the city college record if playing the UK schedule in 2013 would be no better than 8 wins and 4 losses. Does that mean UL is not a good team. No. It does put the season in proper perspective. UL playing in the SEC tells me they would be in line for a mid major bowl. There I played that card and I like it.

  52. MasterDebater
    8:42 am September 3, 2013 Permalink

    “The worst team in the SEC will still have more talent across the board than WKU.” Not sure about that. UK = worst team in SEC. WKU >>> UK. Enough said.

  53. Delusional Cats
    7:55 pm September 3, 2013 Permalink

    If you can make the argument that UK will be the best team on UofL’s schedule this year with a straight face, you really know nothing about football. Which isn’t surprising, since you all are the fanbase that thought football recruiting works the same way basketball recruiting does. Of course, I can’t blame you for it, it’s hard to know much about football when you have no reason to be excited about it.

    For the record, the following teams are all far-and-away better than the truly awful team UK has fielded this year:


    That doesn’t mean, of course, that all the teams omitted are worse than UK. Each and every game on UofL’s schedule that wasn’t against those above five (except perhaps Memphis–congrats guys!) would be a toss-up at this point because of the truly horrible talent, play-calling, coaching, and even fundamentals that UK displayed against WKU.

    Don’t talk smack when you’d struggle to win 4 games against teams UofL will be blowing out this season. UofL’s schedule is god-awful, but don’t think for a second that you don’t fit right in among the lineup of cupcakes it features.

    UK will be a nice break after the EKU game so that UofL can rest up for FIU.