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Things other than the UK/IU series ending that the world talked about for too long…

Just when I thought there was no possible way the ending of the Indiana/Kentucky series could make its way back into the news, Tom Crean spoke out today about how the loss of the Kentucky game has “screwed up” Indiana’s home and home situation. After months and months of debate, not only from Kentucky and Indiana fans, but also from the national media cohorts– I thought the subject had finally been laid to rest. Apparently not. As with many events, people, trends, etc. we/the world often talk about things for far too long. We beat the proverbial dead horse into the ground. I started thinking about other things besides the IU/UK series ending that we/the world talked about for too long. Some of these things are UK-related, while others are very clearly not. Without further ado, a list of the things we talked about for too long…

1) Y2K

I asked 5 different people to help contribute to this list, and all 5 of them answered with “Y2K” as their first response. Remember the old Millennium Bug that revolved around abbreviating a four-digit year as a two-digit year? I was mostly concerned that I wouldn’t be able to play Oregon Trail every day and talk to my friends on AOL.

2) 50 Shades of Grey

Every female either read this book, or lied about reading this book, or knew 5 other people reading this book…

3) The Great Gatsby Trailer/Preview

I’m fairly certain that for 2 years, I saw this preview every single time I saw a movie in the theatre. “Youuuuu and meeeeeeee”

4) The O.J. Simpson trial

The fact that my entire 4th grade class sang “Tootsie roll, tootsie roll, OJ Simpson killed Nicole!” and got in trouble for it shows how many people knew about and talked about the events surrounding this trial.

5) Manti T’eo/Manti Te’o jokes

We all spent a lot of time following, tweeting, and making jokes about a non-existent woman/relationship. Every now and then someone will still attempt to make a joke or post a picture of an empty shower and label it “Manti T’eo’s girlfriend in the shower naked.” It’s not funny anymore. And Andrew Wiggins is also not committing to Kentucky.

6) The Mayan Apacolypse

See Y2K above. Same story, different year.

7) Kevin Ware’s injury

Take nothing away from the horrific nature of the injury or how neat it was to watch his teammates rise up around him…but by the time the national championship was over, I think we were all ready to take a break from the Kevin Ware news.

8) NBC’s delay of the summer Olympics

People. Were. So. Mad. About. Finding. Out. Gabby. Douglas. Won. Too. Before. They. Got. To. Watch. It.  Me typing like that was almost as annoying as people tweeting how angry they were for getting on Twitter and scrolling through their timeline when they knew it would ruin the surprise.

9) Kony 2012

I think I am the only person who didn’t watch the video. What did I miss?

10) LeBron James’ “The Decision”

You’ve heard this story not 2,000, not 3,000, not 4,000, not 5,000, not 6,000, not 7,000… but 8,000 times…

11) Tim Tebow

Skip Bayless. That is all.

12) Jay-Z and Beyonce’s baby

Just because secretly we all kind of wished we could be this baby, didn’t mean we had to obsess over it/the name/the first picture for 9 months.

13) Arrested Development Season 4 on Netflix 

Oh my gosh, have you heard?

14) Patrick Patterson and Jai Lucas’ commitment

Here in the Kentucky basketball world, this was the internet sensation that helped KSR evolve into what it is today. People couldn’t get enough information and the rumors were flying left and right.

15) Andrew Wiggins’ college decision

Wiggins’ drawn out college decision was 1 part awful and 1 part great. In an off-season without a national championship to bask in, and without a Kentucky baseball team’s run to follow… at least Andrew Wiggins gave us something to follow and talk about in the lackluster summer days.

16) “Joker Phillips should be fired” talk

The debate/talk was constant for the last 2 years of Phillips’ time here at Kentucky.

17) Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead

It seems like people kind of like these shows. Or so I hear.

18) The release of the iPhone 5 

Remember when they said the iPhone 5 was going to have a holographic screen or something like that?

19) The Royal Wedding 

For my Mom, this was as big as the Andrew Wiggins decision. In fact, maybe even bigger. I was working at a mental hospital at the time that the Royal Wedding happened. When I walked into the “dayroom” at 6 a.m. for work that morning and all of the male patients were huddled around the TV watching the Royal Wedding coverage, I knew it was a big deal.

20) Tickle Me Elmo

The creators of this toy Punk’d the entire world. Why were people so obsessed with these things?

21) H1N1/SARS

22) Taco Bell’s new Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos

Sorry Drew.

23) Tiger Woods

First it was the affair. Then it was the injury. Then it was the comeback. It feels like we are always talking about Tiger Woods in one capacity or another.

24) Planking

When my Mom started sending me pictures of herself and my Aunt planking at various spots during a road trip to Florida, I knew that it was time to retire the trend.

25) The new high rise in Lexington, or lack thereof…

The last time I checked, there’s still a huge chunk of green grass in the middle of downtown Lexington.

Article written by Ally Tucker

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

16 Comments for Things other than the UK/IU series ending that the world talked about for too long…

  1. 9-asty
    9:48 pm June 5, 2013 Permalink

    I think number one should be KSR talking about wiggins after he committed to Kansas.

  2. Nick Papageorgio
    9:49 pm June 5, 2013 Permalink

    Ally’s greatest post….Great work! Keep it up.

  3. DT in DC
    9:53 pm June 5, 2013 Permalink

    HAHA! Hilarious! I had totally forgotten about playing the Oregon Trail. And, not trying to start a nerd war, but can we add hearing that President Obama is our first African American President. How many times did we hear the potential of this during the ’08 election and in the following few months after the election?

  4. ukfan
    10:45 pm June 5, 2013 Permalink

    I highly doubt all 5 ppl you asked responded first with Y2K.. you know what the odds off that happening is? It’d be ridiculous. I call BS…

  5. Top Ten
    10:52 pm June 5, 2013 Permalink

    How about we start one of these for things that KSR talked about too long:

    1) IU / UK basketball series
    2) Final Four Print from Stadium Frame
    3) All Things Rick Pitino
    4) The Bachelor / Bachelorette
    5) Wiggins (post commitment) – hat tip to #1
    6) Joker Phillips photoshop adventures
    7) Debating Joker Phillips retention (even when everyone knew he was the walking dead)
    8) Website redesign
    9) Pete Thamel
    10) Firing Corey Nichols (behind closed doors)… at least I hope

  6. NorthernKYcatfan
    10:58 pm June 5, 2013 Permalink

    ESPN at jets camp…

  7. Ridge Runner
    11:15 pm June 5, 2013 Permalink

    Fun article, Ally. Good stuff!!

  8. Ridge Runner
    11:17 pm June 5, 2013 Permalink

    5- Yup, the Final 4 Print postings was wild! heh

  9. TrailerTrash
    11:20 pm June 5, 2013 Permalink

    3/ You can still play Oregon Trail at

    That phantom high-rise downtown robbed us of Buster’s….I know there’s a new one, but I doubt the new bathroom is made of corrugated tin walls that don’t reach the ceiling

  10. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    2:07 am June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Harlem Shake

  11. yesterday's wine
    7:22 am June 6, 2013 Permalink

    So your mom rushes out to the nearest gas station to get championship t-shirts when the Cats win it all AND she planks. Thinking maybe you have a bit of her personality Ally. Good post.

  12. RahRah
    8:15 am June 6, 2013 Permalink

    One can never say enough about Doritos Locos Tacos!
    Fun read.

  13. Jason
    8:36 am June 6, 2013 Permalink

    It is understandable why UK fans would want that discussion to end. It surely made Cal and Co. look weak and childish.

  14. Huh????
    9:33 am June 6, 2013 Permalink

    #13 Jason, what r u talking about? Cal said elite programs need to play in domes to prepare for the tournament and if you look every elite school is doing that now except Indiana. This logic has been explained over and over yet Hoosier fans cant seen to get it. Maybe a couple more sweet 16 exits will finally make that obvious.

  15. Aaron Craft's Rosacea
    10:03 am June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Surprised that Lindsay Lohan wasn’t mentioned anywhere.

  16. Logan
    12:25 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Breaking Bad should not be on the list…