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.
It’s been a weird week in BBN. With the Cats out of the Tournament, we’re forced to fill the time we would spend stressing, preparing and watching UK play with other things. How did the UK players spend their time? While Willie trolled the fanbase on twitter, Kyle Wiltjer
took a nap tried to get the lactic acid out of his legs:
And Twany Beckham and Tod Lanter wandered around the Craft Center with suits on:
Jarrod Polson worked through his offseason angst with arts and crafts:
And finally, Jon Hood did Jon Hood things, like watching Frank shoot something in a tree:
I hear spring boating season is almost here…
Joker Phillips has been acting a little strange this week.. He seems to have adopted “The Joker” from the Batman series as his alter ego, tweeting a picture of Heath Ledger in the role on Wednesday with the hashtag #ComePlayWRForTheJoker, which was creepy and just plain strange:
— Joker Phillips (@jokerphillips) March 27, 2013
This morning, he tweeted this picture of Randall Cobb with the same hashtag:
— Joker Phillips (@jokerphillips) March 28, 2013
Now, there’s no arguing that Joker had a part in Cobb’s development at UK (even though he decided not to give him the ball when it was 4th and short against Tennessee), but what concerns me more is this colorful and slightly terrifying attitude he’s taken on in social media lately. Why so creepy, Joker?
Perry Stevenson doesn’t need any handcuffs.
Coincidence? I think not. RT @beiieveornot: The Spanish word for “wife” (esposa) also means handcuffs (esposas).
— Perry Stevenson (@PSteve2122) March 28, 2013
Since he’s a Tweet Beat Hall of Famer, Perry gets two tweets this week. Why do we love him so much? Stuff like this:
Subbing for a UL alum. If these little guys weren’t so cute, I would have left immediately lol
— Perry Stevenson (@PSteve2122) March 27, 2013
Enes Kanter dislocated his shoulder last night (there’s a video, but I’m too squeamish to post it), but that didn’t stop him from thanking his supporters on Twitter:
Thanks for the get well wishes . I left my one arm on the court but great win . To get a win I would do it again. Go Jazz Nation #playoffs
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) March 28, 2013
Not surprisingly, Tubby Smith’s firing was one of the headlines of the week, and had UK players talking:
Coach Smith got fired??? Messed up! I’m upset at that. #coldworld
— Jodie Meeks (@Jmeeks20) March 25, 2013
Tubby will become Minnesota’s lost and another programs gain…Coach Smith will land bk on his feet quickly…
— Anthony Epps (@aepps25) March 25, 2013
I can’t believe Tubby got fired..
— Darius Miller (@uknum1) March 25, 2013
Tubby got fired? Wow.
— Jon Hood (@hoodyhood4) March 25, 2013
Tubby Smith is a class act and Minnesota will have a hard time finding a coach that will win & do it the right way. Sad day.
— Rich Brooks (@UKcoachbrooks) March 26, 2013
I think we all had this reaction to this week’s snow:
— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) March 23, 2013
No mas, winter. Go away.
Awh! La familia:
@ebled12 aite bet
— Darius Miller (@uknum1) March 28, 2013
May I suggest that you all meet up in Lexington and make it a la familia reunion?
What do you think Stevie Johnson is enjoying more: the movie or his kid being asleep?
Woooo! This might be The Best Movie Ever!! twitter.com/StevieJohnson1…
— STVN (@StevieJohnson13) March 28, 2013
Does this picture of Tim Couch and his kids in front of his sign in Hyden make anyone else feel old?
In myhometown of Hyden,KY today for a luncheon. My kids loved seeing my sign. twitter.com/timcouchtv/sta…
— Tim Couch (@timcouchtv) March 25, 2013
I remember having Tim Couch’s poster up in my bedroom growing up. Sigh. Nice pun, though.
The flowers are blooming at Rich Brook’s new house, which makes me even more jealous of his retired life:
Check out the color in the flowers in the front of the house. twitter.com/UKcoachbrooks/…
— Rich Brooks (@UKcoachbrooks) March 25, 2013
Just how big is Za’Darius Smith? Here’s a picture from his Twitter account to show you:
— Zadarius Smith (@TheRealZSmith) March 18, 2013
Here he is in UK sweats:
— Zadarius Smith (@TheRealZSmith) February 24, 2013
Here he is wearing a sweater vest in front of a camera.
— Zadarius Smith (@TheRealZSmith) February 10, 2013
As you can tell, I just discovered his Twitter account. Here’s hoping for more pictures soon.
This has been the only silver lining of UK not making the Tournament for me:
On the bright side, it’s fun to just watch and enjoy the tournament instead of living in fear and nausea.
— Josh Hopkins (@MrJoshHopkins) March 23, 2013
TWEET OF THE WEEK:
Let’s all tip one back to Penny Chenery, who proves that you’re never too old to enjoy some early morning Kentucky bourbon.
91-yr-old Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, drinking Four Roses bourbon at 10 a.m. straight from the barrel twitter.com/FredMinnick/st…
— FredMinnick (@FredMinnick) March 28, 2013
Until next time, RT plz?