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UK Fan Representing the Blue on “Big Brother”

I have to admit that I didn’t know “Big Brother” was still on the air. I haven’t seen the show since a few years ago when Showtime would run a “Big Brother After Dark” show that was essentially just a live camera on the house. That season focused on two people in the house that were a couple and I would find myself watching the show as I fell asleep at night. I realized at that point that what I was doing could be the low point of civilization…literally watching others live their lives LIVE, rather than actually living a life. I vowed to never do it again.

But maybe now I will have to change my mind. One of this season’s cast members, Joe Arvin is supporting the Cats on a nearly daily basis on “Big Brother.” The Lexington native has taken to wearing UK shirts nearly every day around the house and when he rocks the Blue and White, he does it right. A few snapshots of his Blue attire on CBS:

His decision to wear Kentucky blue during nearly every waking moment reflects the overall tendency of Kentucky fans to wear Kentucky gear in virtually any location. We as the Big Blue Nation wear Kentucky shirts to any setting, no matter how formal, nor how inappropriate. And as such, the Kentucky shirts (which interestingly enough can be purchased at TheKSRShop.com at any point), become a part of our very nature. Joe however isn’t just a Blue shirt, he also is a chef and a family man, as showcased in his Big Brother bio:

Name: Joe Arvin
Age: 41
Hometown: Lexington, Ky. (living in Schererville, Ind.)
Occupation: Chef

Three adjectives that describe you: Leader, performer and entertainer.

Favorite Activities: Watching my kids play sports, compete and see them have that drive to win.

Most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: It will be hard to have everyday, every minute, every second of my life on the air. I think at times I will want to crawl into a hole and hide.

Strategy for winning “Big Brother:” I plan to use my cooking skills to help get me to the end. Every one loves to eat, never get rid of the cook!

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most or least: My favorites were Chicken George, because he was able to move around undetected for much of the time, and Will, who won by acting like he was crazy. Come on that’s talent.

What are you afraid of: I am not a big fan of being alone. I love to have people around me at all times. It comforts me. It makes me happy. I would also say heights. I get upset and dizzy.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Never giving up, my will to win and being a mentor to my kids.

Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Inspire, dream, cook. That’s how you become GREAT!

What would you take into the house and why: A football to remind me everyday that it’s a game and I will win. A cookbook since I’m always studying my art and a family photo because I never forget where I come from and who I am fighting for.

Now I freely admit to having never seen the show, but besides the unnecessary soul patch for a 41 year old, Joe seems like a good guy. And as long as he is wearing the Blue and White, I will root him on. Plus, if Joe is wearing Blue and White, he isn’t dressed in the Affliction/Ed Hardy/”We likes to party” t-shirt that he is wearing below. And the entire Big Blue Nation can certainly support that:

Article written by Matt Jones

19 Comments for UK Fan Representing the Blue on “Big Brother”



  1. Rockbottom
    10:26 pm July 17, 2012 Permalink

    Word is he sold off everything he owns to make a career in reality television.



  2. Time4Nine
    10:30 pm July 17, 2012 Permalink

    I was looking through my t-shirts the other day for a shirt that didn’t have UK on it…took forever to find.



  3. Gavin S.
    10:31 pm July 17, 2012 Permalink

    With that faux-hawk, I can’t claim him.



  4. Sweetcakes
    11:12 pm July 17, 2012 Permalink

    There’s also a guy from Louisville on there this season. He doesn’t seem to be repping either school. He looks a little too pretty to care about sports. And I’m not just saying that bc he’s gay…I’m a girl and dude has prettier hair than me.



  5. Cousins Fake Tooth
    12:49 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    Big Brother After Dark is on every night from midnight till 3 on showtime.



  6. Cousins Fake Tooth
    12:52 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    4) Yeah will got some chick hair lol



  7. $$
    4:27 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    I think all us UK fans should send him some new Nike T-shirts. Hes gotta rep in style!



  8. The Realist
    5:47 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    #7 I would not worry about it, he is probably not going to be on long enough to receive them



  9. SexnNursinHomes
    6:24 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    ha, went to high school with that guy. ha ha small world



  10. Bordercolle
    6:44 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    Hate 2 say it, bot top photo looks a little like Billy Gillespie. But this guy seems to have a plan.



  11. Will S
    9:13 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    This show is pretty cool. Everyone hates him right now though because he keeps using all of the (limited) ingredients in the house to cook these huge, extravagant meals that not everyone likes (salmon salad..?). It’s a good show though, if you give it a shot it is kind of addicting. On 3x per week including Live on thursdays I believe.



  12. blue reality
    9:16 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    Man….he looks a lot like BCG……..



  13. yeap
    9:17 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    Saw another guy in the house wearing a UK hat the other night… And there are two Arkansas fans in the house.



  14. milosh
    9:17 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    seems like he’s one of us… entire wardrobe is UK and AFFLICTION! Holler!



  15. Laker Cat 18
    9:55 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    The first time I saw him wear a UK shirt on BB was a UK football shirt. I realized then, he is probably not destined to win this game.



  16. Sylvar
    11:42 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    HOLY CRAP! I think I went to high school with that dude. He is the right age and kinda looks like the guy who I remember. He lived in Nicholasville, not Lex. If he is also a giant ass then it has to be the same guy.



  17. Affliction
    11:44 am July 18, 2012 Permalink

    if there’s anything #14 knows, its Affliction clothing. He can spot it from a mile away. Probably because he owns tons of it…in red of course. L yeah!



  18. Someone
    12:12 pm July 18, 2012 Permalink

    Is that Bizarro Bill Self?



  19. jc
    1:02 pm July 18, 2012 Permalink

    Poor guy looks like Billy Clyde.