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What if we had a “Kentucky Purge?”


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or have zero contact with anyone between age 14 and 20, you’ve probably heard about one of the latest movies out in theaters called The Purge. The concept of the movie is intriguing and thought-provoking, but according to those who have actually seen it– the final product leaves much to be desired. To give you a quick background, the film is set in the year 2022 in the United States. Crime is at an all-time low due to an innovative plan called “the Purge.” For a 12-hour time period each year, people can vent their negative feelings and emotions because all crime (murder included) is legal and emergency services are suspended. When you sit down and think about how you would treat the 12-hour period and how those around you might treat it, it can make for an interesting discussion.

I got to thinking about what would happen if we had a Kentucky Purge? What if we could spend 12 hours purging whatever we wanted from our history or past? Of course some would say that you wouldn’t want to change the past because either everything happens for a reason, or we wouldn’t be where we are today without it. Others might be quick to jump on the opportunity to remove a few things from our past.


So, if we had 12 hours to remove anything we wanted from the Kentucky history or fan experience, what would you want to purge?


1) Any and all footage ESPN, CBS, or any other network has of the 1992 Christian Laettner shot

2) The LSU Hail Mary Pass

3) UPS Commercials, specifically the “That’s logistics” commercials. I still am no closer to understanding what logistics means. And I’m tired of watching the guy with the hair that could use a wash or two draw with a brown dry erase marker. He’s way too good at that and I don’t trust him.

4) The gigantic mass of speakers that hang from the center of Rupp Arena AND the huge, clunky, boxy televisions circa 1998 that still hang in the upper portion of the arena. My grandma has a flat screen. Surely Rupp Arena can spring for one.

5) Fans who tweet mean and rude things to high school recruits who don’t pick Kentucky

6) On that note, fans who tweet over the top nice stuff to recruits who don’t pick Kentucky…

7) Generally speaking, can we all just agree NOT to tweet directly to 17 year-olds unless we know them personally? Deal? Deal.

8) The random ladders that they used wayyyy too much during the promos and interludes during the 2010 2011 2012 (I don’t remember which draft it was, they all run together when Kentucky has so many players drafted) NBA Draft. I have an irrational annoyance with that whole thing.

9) The years 2007-2009 in Kentucky basketball history… except for the Jodie Meeks 54 point game. That can stay. Forever.

10) Anyone not wearing blue or white or some form of Kentucky gear sitting in Rupp Arena. It’s not that much to ask, really.

11) #L1C4

12) “Louie, Louie” from the pep band’s line-up

13) Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” being played during football games. It doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t pump anyone up. I just wanna live while I’m alive, but I don’t want to live at UK football games with that song playing in my ear.

14) The Yum Center contract. It would be nice to legitimately entertain the idea of an NBA team in Kentucky.

15) Tom Jurich’s turtle neck

16) While we are on the topic of Louisville, let’s go ahead and purge the 2013 national championship and the year 2012-2013 in general for the athletic program.

17) The people in the comment section who go on 4 paragraph political rants. No one cares.

18) The headbands from Tennessee’s basketball team. More specifically, the ill-fitting ones.

19) While on the topic of Tennessee, let’s go ahead and purge Aaron Craft from that barbecue at Bruce Pearl’s. I miss Bruce. He was entertaining.

20) Whatever documents kept the NCAA from allowing Enes Kanter to play college basketball.

21) The Jennifer Hudson version of “One Shining Moment”

22) The Fray’s National Anthem

23) Pete Thamel’s driver’s license, so he can quit creeping around DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe’s hometowns in Alabama.

24) The BBVA Compass Bowl’s existence

25) Any and all video evidence of Nerlens Noel’s injury and Kevin Ware’s injury

26) Joker Phillips’ Twitter password. He needs an intervention.

27) Emery Air Freight


Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

54 Comments for What if we had a “Kentucky Purge?”

  1. JRHop
    3:05 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Purge things from UK’s past? That’s how you linked the movie to us? Does the movie involve time travel or something? Couldn’t we just “purge” some current day sports-related issues?

  2. mhm
    3:05 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    yea we can just go ahead and move #22 right up there to numero uno

  3. tltaworl
    3:07 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Derek Anderson’s Injury
    The Hiring of Billy G.
    The year 2000 in kentucky sports

  4. tltaworl
    3:08 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    and the fray was the worst national anthem i ever heard. I missed the first couple minutes of the game trying to figure out if they were from Canada and hated america.

  5. Meh
    3:13 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Purge random bold text in blog posts. If those specific points were more important, they would have been higher on the list.

  6. uk fan interested in news
    3:14 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Ally Tucker’s underwhelming involvement at KSR. Go back to KSR college or wherever you came from. Hey Ally: why don’t you open one of your posts with a reference to something from 90’s pop culture? As a reader who doesn’t mind his intelligence being insulted, an opening like that will really draw me into the recycled content that exists in each of your articles. What a joke! Average UK fan does not equate to UK writer.

  7. bleaker
    3:17 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    I would purge all ksr and ksr college writers except matt and drew. I would kidnap rob and beisner and force them to come back

  8. Michael F. Jox
    3:17 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    That’s easy. The day Thomas Beisner left this site.

  9. bigblueblindness
    3:18 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    How is letting go of Bear Bryant not on this list?

  10. Sam
    3:23 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    LOL at the thought of a “purge” in Eastern Kentucky. Every other house has enough firepower to make a respectable stand in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

  11. Okay
    3:26 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Why not include any and all things associated with Loserville. I mean that would simply lower the crime rate by itself. Also, think how nice of a place the world would be without Loserville sports.

  12. Bobbum man
    3:27 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Purge Fleener and his bachelor crap

  13. RuppsRunts
    3:28 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry Ally, but the TV’s at Rupp are all plasmas now. I was shocked when I first saw them there last year. I was always afraid of those huge tvs crushing fans below.

  14. Real UK Fan
    3:28 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    With the creation of “What if we had a Kentucky Purge?” blog, KSR has now officially ran out of anything more about which to write. This topic supercedes all preivous dumb topics.

  15. BravoBigBlue
    3:29 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    KSR’s love affair with all things University of Louisville Cardinals.

  16. Okay
    3:32 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Why not have a PURGE of this article and replace it with something relevant to UK sports such as recruiting, player profiles, coaching interviews, etc.

  17. Champ
    3:34 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    the frays national anthem is not as bad as everyone says. It wasnt good. but also wasnt horrible.

  18. BravoBigBlue
    3:35 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    8 – That is so right. Beisner was the true talent behind KSR. Hasn’t been the same since he left. Not even close.

  19. Hash
    3:35 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    AMEN 15

  20. KSR Graduate School
    3:36 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Purge the need for 35 posts a day 15 of which only exist to fill the post quota. News, views, links = good. Reality show recaps, random UK memorabilia, awkward made up lists = purged. Most rediculous manner possible used to refer to witty commentary.

  21. LeX
    3:37 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Id purge ally tucker from this blog.

  22. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    3:40 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    #8 nailed it.

  23. Frimpong
    3:43 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Doesn’t the upper section have flat screens now? Seems like last year during SEC play I remember flat screens.

  24. rabble rabble rabble
    3:43 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    #8 for the win

  25. Okay
    3:45 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    What ever happened to “Investigative Journalism”? I mean, why can’t there be more articles along the line of recruiting comparisons, interviews with the various coaching staffs in all UK related sports and their progress in their sporting area. Why can’t we have more current player profiles, to better understand who are student athletes are. Just a thought, but that seems like some good ideas to me. Maybe I’m just “spitting into the wind” but that would be things I would find interesting. And why not less “BS” articles that waste our time and have no point, and include articles like I have mentioned. No ill intent towards any writer here, but just my thoughts.

  26. Ned Tugent
    3:46 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Anything John Feinstein ever wrote.

  27. DH
    3:47 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Wow. What a bunch of douchebags.

  28. rabble rabble rabble
    3:48 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    actually, i take back my comment. i would purge the comment section along with half the writers.

  29. Joshua
    3:51 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    #11 I live in Eastern Kentucky. Everybody has at least 3 guns in their house. We’d be set in case of the zombie apocalypse.

  30. Laker Cat 18
    3:53 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    8. “Left the site” or “stopped writing” for the site? There’s a difference. I’m sure Mr. Beisner still frequents this site.

  31. Chicago
    3:58 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Obviously, we need to purge ourselves of any historical scandals. So this should be top five, if not number one:

  32. amen
    4:01 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    7. Amen.
    T’would be the best purge in history.
    No more KSR College or their crummy offspring on this site.

  33. Aaron Craft's Rosacea
    4:02 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Ally- What about the IU shot and Rick Pitino’s tattoo?

  34. Beis > KSR crap writers
    4:11 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Miss Beis and Giddel so much. Matt, Drew, Tyler & even loser BTI are all this blog has going for it, the rest are sh** posts by writers that don’t have enough talent to write for a high school paper. Keep this garbage on KSRcollege.

  35. sheesh, plese
    4:11 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    If you don’t want to read an article on KSR, or a specific writer then, by all means, just skip over Ally (or whoever) and go to the next contributer. This is a blog and although this may come as a surprise (probably won’t), but most won’t be pulitzer prize winning journalists. If you are like most readers of KSR, you love your University of Kentucky wildcats and you come here to read a few light hearted comments, some sports info and spend about 20 minutes of your bosses time to make the day go by a little quicker. 🙂 Lighten up people

  36. DH
    4:16 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    35) Thank you for being the voice of reason. I personally appreciate the 5 minutes an hour I get to kill reading new posts while I’m at work. And it doesn’t cost me a dime

  37. hi
    4:17 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah… umm… I found this entertaining. Thanks, Ally.

  38. Logan
    4:19 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Derek Anderson sitting in ’97

    Billy Clyde

    Kemba Walker/Dwayne Wade (can they count?)

    Personal choice:
    Marquis Estill leaving after having one year of eligibility left. Loved that guy, and we would have been some bad mamajammas.

  39. Bubba Earl
    4:24 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    L1C4 and everything associated therein!

  40. UK
    4:40 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    The entire 2013 sports season, UK and UofL

  41. HendoCat
    4:43 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    How about purging anything Richie Farmer did after leaving UK?
    That and any and all trolls…

  42. Megan
    4:48 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Racism (not limited to Kentucky).
    Either the 1966 championship game or the Final Four win that put us in that position.
    The point-shaving scandal, hell, every scandal attached to our basketball program.
    Our neglect of Appalachians (not limited to Kentucky). Dispensing food stamps and oxycodone isn’t an answer.
    Our current US senators and congressmen (not limited to Kentucky). Purge ’em.
    Our poor standing in almost every important socioeconomic measure. Thus our state motto: “Thank God for Mississippi.” Honestly, why can’t we do any better? Doesn’t seem to matter whom we elect, decades later we’re still near the bottom. If there’s no fate but what we make for ourselves, then we obviously need to make better choices. Is that ever gonna happen?

  43. Uncle Elmer
    5:15 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    faible d’esprit; personne simple d’esprit, idiot, imbécile

  44. Stuck on Blue
    5:36 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    I’m with #35. Good lord people, how hard is it to just skip over a post if you are not interested in it? That’s what most sane and reasonable people do. As for the article, I would like to expound on #17 to include religious rants 🙂

  45. Mwuahahahahahaha
    6:37 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink


  46. Mwuahahahahahaha
    6:39 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    From this site of course! MWUAHAHAHAHAHA!

  47. spookykim
    6:55 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Let me guess, Ally — you’re 14. And you think that the whole world revolves around your teenage little world, & a movie that has been in theaters for 4 days. And you think that anyone who hasn’t seen it MUST live under a rock because it is so significant to our society. And, as #1 stated, I don’t think that it involves time travel. Now go to the mall & get off your parent’s computer.

  48. RahRah
    7:03 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll second the entire 2013 season.
    The Yum Center contract.
    A-holes in the comment section.

    I thought the post was humorous.

  49. AP
    7:52 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    How is Eddie Sutton not on that list?

  50. Wildcatsteeler
    8:29 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    The intolerable Progressive commercials with that hideously ugly, annoying ****. The Geico commercials. The Allstate commercials. At any given time all 3 of those are on different channels at the same time.

  51. Guy who says what you were thinking
    9:13 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    How about we kill everyone who had anything to do with anything on that list?

  52. Truth
    10:10 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    President Donovan playing favorites with rupp and letting Bryant get away (who was contracted to stay through 1965) followed by 60+ years of futile football? Not on this list???? Good lord has no one ever heard of the elephant in the room??

  53. True Story
    12:26 am June 12, 2013 Permalink

    has anyone ever considered that the ‘bad fans’ shouting at 17-year-old recruits are 17-year-olds themselves? Everyone creates this mental image of an old man twittering recruits but I think maybe the truth is more like the above.

  54. Coppertop
    8:59 am June 12, 2013 Permalink

    #42& #52 =best comments