Over the past week or so, the idea of bringing Drake (or “Drizzy” as he’s apparently called by some) to Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness was a hot topic as some people wondered if Lil Wayne’s Jewish-Canadian protege would connect with some of the Kentucky fan base. While his appearance ultimately seemed to be a bit underwhelming in terms of involvement (no performance and pictures with hundreds of young girls and my friend Phil seemed to be the highlight), there was no doubt that his appearance served exactly the purpose that it was supposed to: increase the mainstream appeal of the University of Kentucky.
Today, we receive the first proof that the male duck’s appearance hit the mark as UK’s Midnight Madness was featured on MTV.com for, what I would assume to be, the first time. In a summary of events, someone not named Kurt Loder said the UK crowd gave him “a massive ovation” and gave credit to Coach Cal for embracing a hip-hop star at the festivities. Also, and perhaps most importantly, the basketball team was actually mentioned as the writer equated John Wall to Drake for “looking like a superstar” during the Madness scrimmage.
Well played, Coach. Well played.