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We won the Outback Bowl! Kind of…

By now, you’ve heard all about Penn State’s unprecedented sanctions from the NCAA, which include a $60 million fine, scholarship reductions, a 4-year bowl ban, and perhaps cruelest of all, vacating all of their wins from 1998-2011. Yes, that includes the 1999 Outback Bowl, in which Penn State took on none other than your Kentucky Wildcats and won by a final score of 26-14. So, does that mean the Cats won the Outback Bowl? Not really. But hey, that’s not going to stop me from getting a Bloomin’ Onion today.

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34 Comments for We won the Outback Bowl! Kind of…



  1. gooch
    9:47 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Not appropriate.



  2. Really?
    9:47 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Not really a humorous moment . . .



  3. Cats4Life
    9:50 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah!



  4. Bob Sugar
    9:55 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky lost the Outback Bowl. They were overmatched in that contest and credit should be given to the Penn St. players who played a very good game and had nothing to do with these horrible events.



  5. Actually
    9:56 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Geez people, no one is saying yay they molested kids and now we win the Outback Bowl! Lighten up.



  6. Blueballs14
    9:57 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Not appropriate??…why not? This is a UK site isn’t it. Enough with the pc crap all of the time. No harm at all in this post,..and I had been wondering the same thing since the announcement actually.



  7. 1 and 2
    9:58 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    1 and 2 who gives a shit ? What is this a funeral? Quit being so sensitive, it doesnt effect us so we shouldn’t be too worried about Penn state…. however the kids who went through all tthis is who we should be concerned for, they are the true victims.



  8. Cutthroat Trout
    9:58 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    No one won that Outback bowl…Penn St vacates the win….so there is no winner



  9. Outback Bowl
    9:58 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Penn St vacates the win, now UK must vacate the win….Thanks Mumme.



  10. JayCee
    9:58 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    4- UK led 14-3 at half, didn’t they?

    That doesn’t sound like a mismatch to me.



  11. TheLaw
    10:01 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wow – that bloomin’ onion looks amazing, even at 10 AM



  12. JayCee
    10:02 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    9- UK did not vacate any wins under Mumme.



  13. Al's IndiCats
    10:03 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    This is a slap in the face of their Alumni and supporters, for which I whole heartedly agree upon. Even though those kids didn’t have a thing to do with the scandal, the NCAA was sending out a message to any and all supporters of all sports.
    During the height of the investigation JoePa was renegotiating his contract, while the Alums and supporters were donating money at a record pace telling the world they don’t care what people say or think about PSU. The sanctions are meant for them.



  14. Cutthroat Trout
    10:03 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Where’s the link to the show thread?



  15. asdf
    10:08 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    As much as Penn State deserves to be punished, there is a troubling aspect to the NCAA doing this. This was not a football infraction. That makes the NCAA’s actions unprecedented. We’re in new territory now. Can the NCAA now put a school on probation if an Athletic Dept employee is involved in domestic violence or drunk driving? What about school employees outside the Athletics Dept (Vandy has no Athletic Dept at all, so how do you even draw a line)? HUGE can of worms here….



  16. Bob Sugar
    10:13 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    4) That is incorrect.. Kentucky had a 14-3 lead in the first half but only a 14-13 lead at half. Momentum swung in a big way after those two early scores and Lavar Arrington and Courtney Brown treated Tim Couch like Dave Ragone’02 in the second half.



  17. Bob Sugar
    10:14 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    ^^ 10)



  18. GiveMeABreak
    10:22 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    wah wah wah, those poor players have been stripped of a victory, wah. It was the freaking Outback Bowl, it’s not like they were stripped of a NC.



  19. barn
    10:27 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    i’m so sad for pstate and the players who had to vacate w’s. does anyone know where i can buy a ’99 outback bowl UK Champions t-shirt?



  20. jryan
    10:37 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Can someone tell joker to high tail it up to state college and get us some help for this upcoming season? All players can transfer and play immediately



  21. Dale in Orlando
    10:38 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    The traffic on Jelico was worth it now. The sunburn is now made better. That was a great bowl experience.



  22. DT in DC
    10:40 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    This reminds me – what happened with the assistant coach at ‘Cuse who was molesting ball boys? When is the NCAA going to do something to them? BTW, I think the NCAA is completely in the right by imposing these sanctions on the football program. These things happened in athletic facilities and on athletic game trips. How could they overlook that?



  23. schwing
    10:54 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    if we don’t get that bowl victory or trophy, what’s the point of vacating that win?



  24. Harris
    11:45 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    I just set my couch on fire!!!



  25. Tim Couch
    11:53 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll take it.



  26. ReedyCreekBuc
    11:56 am July 23, 2012 Permalink

    I have requested a free ticket for the 2013 Outback Bowl to make up for the game that never occurred in 1999. I will keep you posted on their response.



  27. Suffo-Cats
    12:47 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Not to sound oppurtunistic but the first thing I thought is how can we get some Linebackers to transfer and play immediately. We have spots unlike bigger SEC schools who load up. We can promise immediate playing time in the best conference. Joker might pull out one last trick after all.



  28. NBA league pass
    1:14 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    15) this was a football infraction, because high level people (piterno, etc) had knowledge of years of abuse and covered it up.
    Would be like the Ohio St situation (coach with knowledge of inappropriate benefits and covering it up), except this case is 1,000,000 times worse. they should have received the death penalty for at least one year, probably more.



  29. Smyrna_Cat
    1:16 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Very poor taste.



  30. asdf
    1:50 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    28, It was a series of crimes being committed by people in the football program, but that is different from a football infraction. By the NCAA’s own rules, this sort of thing is beyond the scope of their regulatory power. Child abuse is a crime. It’s not an NCAA violation.



  31. This sucks
    3:13 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    What about Baylor Basketball. The coach was recorded taking about making a cover story. I think the murder and attempted cover up of a player is on par with this case. The coach there wasn’t a iconic figure so why make a big deal. Good job NCAA you have totally missed agian and made your lines even more blured and bias.



  32. ribin
    4:16 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    NCAA totally out of bounds — the football team (then and now) had NOTHING to do with the administration and coaches DOING NOTHING to protect youngsters at the time.



  33. TampaCat
    4:55 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    99 Outback Bowl was one of my favorites of all time. I somehow got tickets in the Peen State side lower bowl at around the 30 yd line. Needless to say after breakfast in the tents we started in on the bourbon. Ten minutes til the game the crowds, teams, Cheerleaders and bands all started rolling in. Am estimated 38,000 Cats fans were on hand and the Penn State faithful around me were in awe of that other blue and white in the stands. All afternoon, Penn State fans were saying “Holy Sh*T” I can not believe their following. I looked over and told the same fellow and said, if you think this is a great crowd of Kentucky fans, you should come to see then play basketball. LOL….. Needles to say, they stole our BLUE – WHITE cheer.



  34. blueberry
    7:37 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    I loved that 1999 team. I’ll never forget the road trip me and my friends took to see that team play in Death Valley against LSU. Great game that the Cats pulled out in the final moments. Bourbon Street that night was alive with Wildcat Fans.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL2CZGhtZ3M