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UK sent Drew Barker 100 Reasons To Pick Kentucky

A few examples, courtesy of @RowlandRIVALS…

Reason #1: The Big Blue Nation! The entire BBN is dying for you to stay(?)

Reason #38: Ashley Judd! You know she is a Cats fan, maybe she will be a Drew Barker fan?

Reason #25: BBN = Big Barker Nation

Reason #68: You can be UK’s 1st Heisman Trophy winner!

Reason #71: The talent at Keeneland is off the charts

Reason #100: Win an SEC Championship

Article written by Drew Franklin

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27 Comments for UK sent Drew Barker 100 Reasons To Pick Kentucky

  1. Buster
    9:24 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t let reality get in the way of a good reason.

  2. Roman
    9:28 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I like #68.

  3. Pam Bock
    9:33 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    why did they not be totally honest with him? Tell him to come to UK and be at bottom of barrel in SEC, and shoot any chance of going to NFL. Love reason #100. had to laugh out loud over that.

  4. GoCats2
    9:34 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    The talent at Keeneland? the horses? the betting analysts? What exactly are we selling on this one?

  5. JP
    9:35 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Is Ashley Judd really a good reason to come to UK? Why would an 18 year old care lol?

  6. theSkinny81
    9:35 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    4 – talent = hot chicks.

  7. BBB
    9:37 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Drew Barker come on down!…….Its too bad Ashley Judd is a UK fan. Couldn’t we have picked a better movie star? How about Clint Eastwood?…He’s a conservative…He could make our day!

  8. GoCats2
    9:38 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    #6 I got it, thanks.
    #5 I was wondering the same thing but for different reasons. Has Ashley been to a Football game since she went to school there? Did she go to football games when she was there?

  9. Job on
    9:42 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    @3: get a life.

  10. kes
    9:50 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    7. yeah, because all high school guys like 80 year old men…..idiot

  11. OneAndDone
    9:53 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    10) high school kids sure as hell aren’t into 50 year old women either. Just sayin

  12. Wildcat Will
    9:57 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    #3 obviously you don’t watch the NFL. Currently 15 Cats in the NFL Cobb, Stevie Johnson, Tamme, Woodyard, Tevathan, Winston Guy, Myron Pryorn, Corey Peters…etc

  13. jpgott2
    10:26 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    First, stop all of the hatred on this site! UK has plenty of high profile NFL players that the youth will know of. UK will not always be a bottom dweller in the SEC, for other teams have made the push.

    What I love is that this site is getting flooded with UL fans. Fans of a team that never play anyone, have no room to talk.

  14. Rich
    10:39 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Ashley Judd? How about Martha Layne Collins? Judd can blow me for being a lib, and she can blow me period.

  15. Han
    10:53 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I will point out we mocked a couple schools that did this in basketball.

  16. Jen
    10:56 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    14. Do the world a favor and stop breathing, moron.

  17. Han
    11:08 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    11) The following Lexingtonians are pretty popular or will be (no clue how many/if any are UK fans):

    Michael Shannon – you know him from Boardwalk Empire and Pearl Harbor. He’ll next be appearing as Zod in Man of Steel.

    Melissa McBride – Carol on Walking Dead

    George Clooney – not known for Lexington, but he was born here, I think.

    Josh Hopkins – Cougartown – KSR knows all about him.

    Reshma Shetty – from Royal Pains, is a graduate of UK (again, no idea if a fan)

    Steve Zahn isn’t from here, but he and his wife either live here or have a place nearby, and he’s known to be at least a casual UK fan.

    Josh Hutcherson isn’t a Lexingtonian, but he’s a Kentucky boy, and a big fan of UK. Best known for The Hunger Games movies (starring fellow Kentuckian – from Louisville – Jennifer Lawrence, recent Oscar Winner) and the Journey (to the Center of the Earth) movies.

    David Akers – He’s not a big name anymore, but he was with the Eagles for a long time and is from Lexington

    Laura Bell Bundy – likewise don’t hear much about her anymore

    For a longer list of actors from Lexington:,%20Kentucky,%20USA

    Here’s a list of famous people from Lexington:,_Kentucky

  18. seriously
    11:08 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    15 is correct, also i am pretty sure the letters lose credibility when one of the reasons is ‘win an SEC championship’…dont get me wrong i am all aboard the stoops bandwagon but it is going to be a looooooong time before uk is gonna be winning an SEC championship. long after drew barker, let’s put it that way.

  19. Han
    11:21 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    18) Personnel, talent-wise, system-experienced and system-fitting, is the biggest problem. But I do believe, with a little trickery and heart, there’s always a chance.

    Barker here 3-4 years, let Timmons develop, bring in more playmakers and defensive stoppers each year… Look at what Stoops has done in less than a year, landing some in-state guys and bringing along some guys he had history with. Let’s see what he does with the next few classes.

    The East is Florida, USC, Georgia, Vandy, Tenn, Mizzou, and us. If UK can get up for a few of those games, get the Air Raid kicking, you never know what can happen. There’ve been some pretty low win total East teams making the SEC title game. The title itself would be ridiculously hard to get to and win with Florida, USC, and most of the West, but it’s not impossible. We should in no way expect it any time soon, but don’t assume we’ll be doormats. Brooks didn’t have us competing for the SEC title game, but we had our fair share of big games under him. Stoops + Neal Brown is a pretty good combo.

  20. Travis
    11:48 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Win a SEC Championship. Regardless, original and unique idea at recruiting. Hope the Cats land, Barker!l

  21. Big Blue
    12:44 am April 23, 2013 Permalink

    Lofty goals, and I’m all for a championship attitude but how bout we beat WKU first. Gotta start somewhere.

  22. Dr. Funke
    2:23 am April 23, 2013 Permalink

    17 – Steve Zahn is more than a casual fan. In fact, I would say he is a more interested fan than Ashley Judd. I really think ashley judd only goes to UK games to get on camera. Has she ever been to a game that wasn’t on national TV? Big Blue Madness? I saw steve zahn at the UK/WKU football game last year and he was decked out in all blue with his kids.

  23. J
    9:13 am April 23, 2013 Permalink

    God, football recruiting is so stupid. I know this site has to cover it, but honestly, we don’t really care.

  24. UK#9
    10:18 am April 23, 2013 Permalink

    #14 – Even Richie Farmer thinks you are stupid.

  25. rod
    11:16 am April 23, 2013 Permalink

    these letters wreak of desparation though, big cats fan, and from nky, live 10 min away from barker hopefully he commits

  26. AntiAshley
    11:49 am April 23, 2013 Permalink

    #38 Ashley Judd… Really.. They should just use any one of thousands of hot chicks on campus as a much better reason other than a 40 year old liberal has been..

  27. Feesh
    3:27 pm April 23, 2013 Permalink

    Bwahahahaha. I cannot wait for the season to start and you idiots to be brought back to reality. Ashley freakin Judd is a UK recruiting advantage. Bwahahahaha. How sad.