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Tweet Beat: All hail @UK_Specialists!

As part of the never-ending quest to bring you University of Kentucky news in the most ridiculous manner possible, I comb the Twitter-verse each week for the funniest, oddest, and sometimes, nearly illegible tweets from your favorite players and personalities. Basically, I read Twitter so you don’t have to. Without further ado, here are the best tweets of the week.

Earlier this week, Nick Roush introduced you to @UK_Specialists, a Twitter account founded by Kentucky’s kickers and punters. The account, most likely spearheaded by Tweet Beat favorite Landon Foster, is absolutely hilarious. The guys post pictures of their “practice routines,” which, as anyone whose been around kickers and punters might guess, are a little bit different than the rest of the team’s. For example, here’s their practice schedule:

I especially love how they switch knees between periods 7 and 8. Way to stay balanced and alert, guys.

The group started the account as a way to keep the team entertained during camp. Odds they were thinking of Chris Farley when they took this shot of Teven Eatmon-Nared?

“Big guy in little pads…Big guy in littttle paaads…”

Like every other position group, they have meetings. Except, for the most part, their meetings consist of playing pool and taking extra field goal reps in Madden (or whatever football video game that is):

But don’t think that they’re slacking. Oh no, @UK_Specialists puts in work:

Former Cat Jacob Tamme was so impressed that he sent them a picture of the Bronco’s specialists:

What do they do when the staff compliments them on a good kick?

Thank you, @UKSpecialists. You make me:

Nicolas Cage Laugh

The basketball team has dispersed until they report back for classes in late August, so sadly, not many tweets from them, unless you count the 5,200,103 tweets about Kendrick’s verse. However, Marcus Lee did post this selfie from his “early morning workout”:

Screen shot 2013-08-15 at 2.11.11 PM

Question: does making a funny face in a selfie make it any less lame? As someone who is guilty of a selfie or two herself, I am in no way making fun of Marcus Lee, I’m just legitimately curious. Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Anyways, after Lee’s next set of selfies, how could you not love him?

Screen shot 2013-08-15 at 2.30.15 PM

We can always count on Tod Lanter to bring it:

People do love to tweet about weather, especially when it feels like fall in late summer. Some weather tweets this week:

“It feels like football outside.”
“This weather is unbelievable.”
“So apparently it’s October today. This weather is strange but awesome.”
“Can I have this weather for the rest of my life?”

Lest you accuse me of more mocking, that last one was mine.

For those of you asking where the Harrison Twins are, I found them. They’re everywhere, specifically parking garages:

Is it just me or did Andrew Aaron they get taller?

How tall is considered “tall” for men and women? Let’s ask Perry Stevenson:

In Perry’s world, I am a midget.

I feel you, Nazr. The key is sunglasses:

Anyone going to the Kentucky State Fair? You might see Doron Lamb:

Maybe you can ask him about his awesome prediction:

If Doron says it will be so, it will be so.

Walter McCarty is “Duck Dynasty”‘s biggest fan:

Hey! Mark Krebs went pro!

…at least for a VH1 show about a professional dance team. Still counts.

DeMarcus Cousins had the best throwback picture of the week:

Even if it was posted on Tuesday and not Thursday.

Guys, if your girl ever accuses you of cheating because your shirt smells like perfume, Wayne Turner’s got the perfect line for you:

Same:

Trevard Lindley got a training camp care package from the staff too:

#LaFootballFamilia

The UK Specialists weren’t about to let Avery Williamson off the hook for his typo:

I bet they’re sweet, too.

Come on, Papa, we want the pics from Russia!!

Back at ya, Dermontti Dawson.

This sounds about right for me, just replace “Xbox” with “Golden Girls” and “gatorade” with “beer”:

This week’s #TweetThatMakesYouGoAww: EJ Floreal and Tod Lanter with Austin Snow, who is probably the most adorable thing ever. Get well soon, buddy. Screen shot 2013-08-15 at 2.33.28 PM

TWEETS OF THE WEEK: Anthony Davis and Doron Lamb

Anthony Davis and Doron Lamb got into a Sock War on Twitter. No, really:

Doron really does have socks everyday. His socks of the week: BRB_JSmCcAA8_ZDBRV1Dn6CEAA7XFwBRGYysqCIAAZDvIBRKH8RBCIAALUcsBRQkJoxCQAAb7YLBRZs_QtCEAAuVfSBRoyWz2CUAI26mr

Even when it comes to socks, D.Lamb is #TeamNoSleep You can’t beat that dedication. Sorry, Anthony.

Until next time, RT plz?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

6 Comments for Tweet Beat: All hail @UK_Specialists!



  1. blueblooded
    10:08 pm August 15, 2013 Permalink

    Hey TT, does playing for a fake pro team make Krebs eligible for the alumni game?



  2. DWLEX
    10:37 pm August 15, 2013 Permalink

    Gotta love @DLamb20 #sockshots @AntDavis23 #nosockprofile



  3. Linda Taylor
    5:28 am August 16, 2013 Permalink

    I love that picture of the KY Specialists. Right smack in the middle of the picture of those guys with their six-pack abs is a guy with his hands over his head going “What in the h is this?”



  4. Biglaw Dawgin'
    10:26 am August 16, 2013 Permalink

    To answer your question TT, no making a funny face in a selfie does not make it any less lame. Here’s a million dollar idea for any app makers out there, create an app that allows your phone to take a delayed photo so you can make it look like someone else is snapping the pics….



  5. BaldyInMendo
    3:20 pm August 16, 2013 Permalink

    I gotta say, I find tweetbeat way more entertaining than a man in his late 30’s probably should. Cheers, TT



  6. I Love Tweet Beat
    4:24 pm August 16, 2013 Permalink

    Is it sad that I wake up Thursday morning excited b/c its Tweet Beat Day?!? Great job TT. Love it!