You may have heard of this new Twitter thing, all the kids seem to be raving about it now-a-days. If you’re unfamiliar, Twitter is a great way to interact with just about anybody and be alerted about any newsworthy event taking place in the world within seconds notice. One way to learn of such newsworthy events are “Trending Topics,” which tell you what’s hot in a particular region. Today, the University of Kentucky Football team and their players were trending for quite some time, and not for positive reasons. Throughout the course of the day I captured screenshots of trending topics and gathered the opinions of some of the people talking about UK Football, below are some trends at different points today.
First Quarter, a few minutes after kickoff.
2nd Quarter, Newton plays less than admirably.
4th Quarter, Gators leading comfortably.
2 hours after the game.
Usually it’s great to trend on Twitter, free marketing at it finest, but that wasn’t the case today. For around 5 hours Kentucky, Maxwell Smith, and mainly Morgan Newton were hot topics of discussion around America. I won’t put up some of the comments people around the country were posting in the interest of humanity and politeness, but I will say they weren’t exactly flattering. The performance on the field is what I care about personally, not what some guy in Montana has to say, but the play was so poor that we were the butt of jokes for nearly 5 hours on a Saturday. I don’t have to tell you the impact that could have on recruiting and our image.
This wasn’t the case when Brooks was the coach, we lined up with nearly every team, straight up, and fought like there was no tomorrow. We had everybody’s respect. In only three short years the foundation that Rich Brooks has laid is gone, we’re now a laughing stock among fans around the nation. It’s a shame that it’s come to this, but a change must be made. Not only is performance on the field unacceptable, but we’ve become a source of humor for opposing fans.