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UK Fans of the Day Want Some Saturday Stories

Today was a great day in Big Blue Land…the Cats are still celebrating their titles, we got to see the future players in the Jordan Classic and I shot my best round of golf in two years (a very solid 77 at my home course of Oxmoor Country Club). But there were other small stories (with pictures):

— The biggest story of the day was the completion of the domination of the SEC by the UK Men’s Tennis Team. The group finished an undefeated conference run today by beating Vanderbilt and winning the conference title. Senior Eric Quigley finished his season undefeated and is likely to pick up a number of post season honors after the SEC Tournament. We congratulate the team on its record run and wish them well as they go for a SEC Tournament championship and a run in the NCAA Tournament as well.

Darius Miller is on his autograph tour and he stopped by Pikeville today, just two days after Calapalooza was in town. As you can see, he got a great crowd and by all indications it was a big success. More dates are upcoming and we will have them here as they are announced.

— The above picture is the only time that I know of that a horse’s rear end has been featured on this site, except when we highlight Pete Thamel posts. At the Bluegrass Stakes, the favorite Hansen had a blue tail for a period of time, and many report it was due to the national championship for UK (some say it wasn’t, but since I dont know I will assume they were Louisville fans and that they are dirty liars). Either way, the folks at Keeneland said it was a violation, and a furious washing of the tail took place. Either way, Hansen did not win and was caught down the stretch. Still the Derby looks like it will be loaded this year and a must-watch.

— According to KentuckyCEO on Twitter (who I don’t know but one day Drew, Beisner and I realized that we all followed him and had no idea how or who he is), Eloy Vargas went to the prom in Bowling Green. He apparently was doing a signing there, and a girl came up and said she had no prom date and wanted to know if Eloy would go with her. Eloy said yes and the rest is the stuff of 80s high school movie magic.

Finally, I will have a couple of extensive running diaries on the site this week from the Trophy Tour on Thursday and Friday. A ton of great stories and anecdotes occurred on the trip and I will be sharing them on here and on the radio show. It was a great event and a true example of how yes, Calipari does “get it.” It also produced this photo by Chet White, which to me sums up what UK basketball is about. The picture of Calipari, his wife, Assistant Coach John Robic, the trophy, the fans and the beautiful mountains in the backdrop should be in future UK basketball guides and materials for years to come. A great picture from a great event:

Article written by Matt Jones

35 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Some Saturday Stories



  1. cgivens21
    8:50 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Unfortunately Matt played alone, so there is no one to corroborate his 3 holes-in-one.



  2. HicksPickSix
    8:54 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    3, 4, 3, 9



  3. DT in DC
    9:05 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’m rolling, Matt! I, too, follow KentuckyCEO and have no idea how it happened. I definitely don’t remember following him and have no clue who he is…



  4. LigginsLoveSAT
    9:08 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    4, 6, 2, 9.5



  5. Lol
    9:10 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Same thing happened with me. I Have no idea who KentuckyCEO is.



  6. Cking9698
    9:13 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    You go Eloy!!!!! Classy move!!



  7. UK Rifle >>>> WVU Rifle
    9:22 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like UK takes the second two from the Hogs after losing the first yesterday!

    Another Top 10 team UK baseball has taken the series from! Way to go CATS!



  8. threegoggles
    9:43 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    There are rumblings that bennett will commit to florida very soon.



  9. Bubba Earl
    9:46 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Congrats to the Men’s tennis team, great accomplishment, GO CATS!



  10. the dykster
    9:51 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    That 25 yr. old blonde next to Cal isn’t Petrino’s girl is it?



  11. cash me out
    9:54 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    8) Disregard rumblings. They can be quite unreliable.



  12. 80's Montage
    10:12 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’m proud to make that moment happen.



  13. Head Bussa
    10:14 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    This summer, the TV show should do a golf segment or show like a “Playing with the Pros (or Matt Jones)” on which he demonstrates his golf expertise. Must see TV.



  14. crazycatfan
    10:15 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    TRUST CAL … he will get who he feels our team needs! Patience …



  15. Van Wilder
    10:16 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Well, “rumblings” also had Noel going to Georgetown, Poythress going to Vanderbilt, and Goodwin going to Arkansas.

    We have the best recruiter in college basketball going all the way back to his days as an assistant at Pitt. So, yeah, “rumblings” are crap most of the time.

    Oh, for the top pic….No, Yes, No, Yes



  16. cracka
    10:17 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    eloy tweeted he left the prom an hour ago, that’s 8pm in western ky … boooooo! come on, eloy! haha, just kidding, but that is kinda lame … #11, i see ya … i tried to respond to a #8 in a previous post a few days ago and got hit with the smiley with shades, too, haha



  17. KentuckyGentleman
    10:18 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t trust anything beforehand after the Noel decision, everything leading up moments before had him definitely going to Georgetown, even the ESPN guys were tweeting that out, so I don’t buy into anything at all until the player says so.

  18. I thought pic #4 was Bobby Knight.



  19. Linda Taylor
    10:26 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    18 – Now, now, let’s not insult that poor horse. Now if he had thrown his jockey and kicked him in the head, then maybe.



  20. LoganBleedsBlue
    10:37 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Nicely done Matt. Whats your tennis game like? Unless you hit on a wall or serve from side to side you have to play with someone else:)



  21. Shawon
    10:49 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Kenny Perry’s pro-am partner this weekend is Rick Pitino. Guess KP is not a fan of KSR then…



  22. Dragonophile
    10:57 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    You guys are crazy – tall girl is prettiest of 4.



  23. Rob
    11:13 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I think someone should do a photoshop series with Coach Robic and the national championship trophy in amusing situations. It could be a hoot.



  24. Doofus
    11:25 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    How many of those fans have actually been inside a UK classroom? Sheesh.



  25. Detective
    11:25 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky CEO used to be deandre a liggins twitter.



  26. Crime Dog
    4:00 am April 15, 2012 Permalink

    24 — Well-chosen moniker, sir.



  27. Crime Dog
    4:02 am April 15, 2012 Permalink

    Also, 4, 6, 8, 9. Everybody hating on the tall girl.



  28. Beepthacreep
    7:58 am April 15, 2012 Permalink

    Tall girl is a tan away from a 9. Other gal to right ain’t bad either



  29. schwing
    11:10 am April 15, 2012 Permalink

    you’re telling me that girl had no prom date? the future of our species is in danger.



  30. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    11:13 am April 15, 2012 Permalink

    I hate Eloy. He took my girlfriend 🙁



  31. LW
    11:16 am April 15, 2012 Permalink

    The kid in the front with his hands in his pockets should be famous….



  32. Dave Ball
    1:43 pm April 15, 2012 Permalink

    I tried that once (the whole I don’t have a prom date will you go with me)…I ended up going with a chick who I found out later was a drug narc/police officer plant in our high school…and I wondered why we were being followed by a mysterious green sedan and I had to drive her back to her “safe house” before 10 pm…fun… at least Eloy got to go to the prom in sweats



  33. AtFass
    1:46 pm April 15, 2012 Permalink

    Top picture: It was a clip taken from a video that shows all four of them with their heads spinning around and then spewing pea soup while growling ‘THIS CHILD IS MINE’.



  34. eightisnotenough
    4:40 pm April 15, 2012 Permalink

    3 all day long. 3



  35. Bill Farish
    8:52 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Way to go UK Tennis!!!
    What a year!