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Will Ferrell’s Tuesday News and Views

I’d be willing to bet that 99.999% of you reading this website tonight have had a good laugh at at least one of Will Ferrell’s several comedy movies or Saturday Night Live sketches, so it’s only right that we honor him on the eve of his 46th birthday. Ferrell celebrates his 46th on Tuesday and in honor of his big day, here are my 10 favorite Will Ferrell characters from movies and television:


1. Frank “The Tank Richards, Old School


2. Chazz Reinhold, Wedding Crashers


3. Ron Burgundy, Anchorman


4. George W. Bush, Saturday Night Live


5. Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights


6. Ashley Schaeffer, Eastbound & Down


7. Alek Trebek, Saturday Night Live


8. Brennan Huff, Step Brothers


9. Harry Caray, Saturday Night Live


10. Gene Frenkle, Saturday Night Live

I’m sure everyone has their own list, so leave yours in the comments section. Also, check out the trailer for Anchorman 2 below. Ron Burgundy and the news team are in New York City this time around. It will hit theaters on December 20.

Sweet Lincoln’s mullet, let’s get to the News and Views…

 The SEC football media days get underway tomorrow, beginning with comments from commissioner Mike Slive at 12:30. Our own Mrs. Tyler Thompson will be in attendance, making it the first time KSR has had representation at SEC media days since the time we sent BTI to cover the women’s soccer media days in Columbia in 2007.

Mark Stoops doesn’t take the microphone until Wednesday morning, but Tyler will have plenty of coverage from football’s greatest conference over the next three days. Send her any questions you might have for any of the league’s coaches or star players.

 The University of Kentucky confirmed what we learned over the weekend regarding running back Josh Clemons; he sustained an Achilles tendon injury, will undergo surgery, and is expected to miss the entire 2013 football season. Coach Stoops said, “We are extremely disappointed for Josh because he has worked so hard and come so far. He ran well during the spring and was eager to contribute this season. We are hopeful for a full recovery and look forward to his return to the field.”

Like Stoops mentioned in the release from UK, Clemons had a productive spring and it looked like he was finally over the knee injury he suffered in 2011 that kept him out all of last season. Clemons was expected to be a contributor in the backfield this fall, but now a brand new injury has taken away yet another season. It’s a terrible break for the kid from Fayetteville, Ga. and a hit to the UK depth chart.

 Two Wildcats expected to miss the upcoming season are hoping an appeal to the NCAA will allow them to suit up immediately. Chris and Dimitrious Davis filed an appeal with the NCAA to play right away at Kentucky, rather than sitting out a year due to transfer rules. The Davis twins are arguing that a late coaching change in their recruiting process (a week before they signed with Pitt) led to broken promises in their first year. They sat out their first season with the Panthers and the hope is that the NCAA will count that as the transfer season. It’s very unlikely the request will be granted, but it doesn’t hurt to try, I suppose. Kentucky could certainly use them in the secondary and passing game next season.

 Kentucky and Western Kentucky will kick off in Nashville at 6:00 p.m. CT on August 31st under the lights. It was announced on Monday that the game will be televised on ESPNews. Yes, the 24-hour-a-day sports news channel will host the first game of the Mark Stoops era and arguably the biggest game of UK’s 2013 season. Bram Weinstein is happy to have a night off.

 #shoutout to the 73 UK student-athletes on the 2012-13 SEC First-Year Honor Roll. Nerlens Noel, Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Archie Goodwin, Julius Mays and Tod Lanter made the list from the basketball program; football was represented by Patrick Towles, Jon Toth, Jordan Swindle, Landon Foster, Jalen Whitlow, Zach Blaylock and Zach Myers. Way to go, Cats.

 Want an Archie Goodwin summer league highlight? Of course you do. It’s right here. That may have been Archie’s only highlight. He finished with two points, zero assists, and five turnovers in 18 minutes.

 The KSR Radio Affiliate Tour continues on Tuesday with a stop at Final Finish in Morgantown.

Bring your own lawn chair!

 Before we part ways for the night, I’d like to share a story with you I received via e-mail Monday. Luke, a three-year-old Kentucky fan, fell off a diving board and landed on the back of his head on the concrete. His father tells me he was unresponsive for as long as 15 minutes after arriving at UK hospital. Once he finally opened his eyes, they told him he was at UK, and he responded with this:


His father wrote, “He didn’t throw up an “L” so I had confidence our prayers were answered and we would escape brain injury.”

Way to go, Luke. Hope you get to feeling better, buddy.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

46 Comments for Will Ferrell’s Tuesday News and Views

  1. Big Earl
    11:02 pm July 15, 2013 Permalink

    Big Earl was a good character too, he sure does love dragons.

  2. 44 Stitches
    11:13 pm July 15, 2013 Permalink

    Little Luke could of threw up the L and I still would keep him in my prayers. I’m like Trick Daddy I love the kids. Good news he didn’t throw the L up. Hopefully that means he’s on the way to a full recovery. On a lighter note I agree with Frank the Tank at the 1 spot but Ricky Bobby has to be 2nd.

  3. old man
    11:22 pm July 15, 2013 Permalink

    Just for fun, any idea on the number of times Archie hit the floor on the shot attempts or turnovers?

  4. Adrian
    11:36 pm July 15, 2013 Permalink


  5. KSR1080Fan
    11:40 pm July 15, 2013 Permalink

    Ditto to how could you not include Buddy The Elf. Drop the ball there.

  6. Dwoos
    11:43 pm July 15, 2013 Permalink

    Buddy the Elf what’s your favorite color

  7. fireant
    11:49 pm July 15, 2013 Permalink

    That is awesome! Way to go kid.

  8. Jarweed
    12:24 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    This post needs more cowbell.

  9. Buddy the Elf
    12:38 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Come on Drew, not having me on that list is criminal. I know that smiling is your favorite just as it is mine.

  10. Hal
    1:11 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    ron burgundy
    frank the tank
    buddy the elf
    alex trebek
    harry carey
    steve butabi

  11. SeaCat
    1:14 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, Drew,
    The last post of the night should something
    the drunks can fight about!
    Just Sayin…

  12. Ridge Runner
    1:35 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Frank in Old School quote…”Well umm, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we’re going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don’t know, I don’t know if we’ll have enough time.” –great stuff!

    Luke, you hang in there partner & Yes, Go Blue!!!

  13. Chewy
    1:42 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Luke! Get better real soon. We are gonna need everyone to cheer on the CATS & bring home #9! Me & my 2 girls will be thinking & pulling for you to have a speedy recovery. Hope KSR can keep us up to date on how you are doing as we are up here in Chicago. Way to Bleed Blue young man! Go CATS & more importantly, GO LUKE!

  14. Me
    1:56 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    He stopped being funny to me around taladega nights, I just can’t do it anymore.

  15. GoPokes
    5:04 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Out of place list. Even Will Ferrell himself stated that Ron Burgundy was the best character he has ever played. Get your shit together. What the hell are you doing?

  16. Chris
    6:15 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    1.) Ron Burgundy
    2.) Ashley Schaeffer
    3.) Brennan Huff


  17. Chris
    6:17 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry… Harry Carey MIGHT be negotiable.

  18. CatsInTheNBA
    6:35 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Brennan “Step Brother” Huff
    Ron “Stay Classy” Burgundy
    Roger “Hot Tub” Klarvin
    Dude in the office with the American Flag underwear
    Gene “Don’t Fear the Reaper” Frenkle

    Buddy the Elf… Chazz Michael Michaels….

  19. Catscatscats
    6:48 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Good list but you can’t leave off buddy the elf. It’s one of will Ferrells most different characters but also hilarious at the same time. Elf is the best

  20. Goooulet
    7:17 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    What about Goooulet?

  21. Number 3
    7:19 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    “Hansel… So hot right now… Hansel” – Mr. Mugatu

  22. Mr Obvious
    7:26 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Huh, Archie passes up an open big to make an acrobatic, and totally unnecessary, circus shot. My how things have changed since his last year in college!

    P.S. The last part was about him staying instead of declaring after one year.

  23. James
    7:40 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    It tastes so good once it hits the lips- Frank the Tank

  24. EK
    7:50 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Gene Frenkle, Frank The Tank, Harry Caray, Ron Burgundy, George Bush, Buddy the Elf, Ricky Bobby, Jackie Moon, Steve Butabi, Mustafa. (Needs more cowbell!) Same old Archie… no pass, hard shot over bigger defender, hit the floor! GO CATS!!

  25. Deja Vu
    8:03 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Drew, I have literally read 90% of everything you posted already. Thanks for reposting.

  26. RahRah
    8:06 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Buddy the Elf and only Buddy the Elf. Not a Will Farrell fan otherwise, but that movie makes me laugh. Our Christmas favorite around here second only to Charlie Brown.

    Prayers for little Luke. Good job, Buddy.

  27. Some Guy in Kentucky
    8:08 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    I hope that the SEC media day has gatorade on hand so Johnny Football does not get dehydrated and have to leave early.

  28. Spanish Inquistion
    8:13 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Live to dream, love to die, bred to breed, brought up to see differences

  29. Gus Chiggins
    8:15 am July 16, 2013 Permalink


  30. ktmiln2
    8:26 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    25. Shut up Meg.

  31. Bill Brasky
    8:33 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    To Brasky!

  32. Phil Weston
    8:33 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    “No, you go to hell, and while you’re there, why don’t you grab me a juicebox!”

  33. list blowz
    8:56 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    I was searching around for my respect for Drew.. and after this post I suddenly can’t find it.

    You can throw out your political troll lines… you can murder my sister…. but you CAN NOT disrespect Ron Burgandy.
    He is #1 on that list and it ain’t even close.

  34. Teachable Mo'
    8:58 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Will Farrell is this era’s Jerry Lewis.

  35. I Say
    8:59 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    I just know noticed that his name tag says “Ted Vagina”

  36. NotSatire
    9:01 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Luke…Point guard, 2030, University of Kentucky.

  37. Josh
    9:24 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Robert Goulet was easily Farrell’s best character, particularly when he’d go on Conan in character.

  38. Cameo Role
    9:36 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Big Earl: Alright guys, I’m not gonna lie to you. This is gonna get kinda weird… Two dragons.
    (W. Ferral, Starsky and Hutch, 2004)

  39. TC
    9:56 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Prayers going up for a complete recovery for Luke.

  40. Alphonzo
    10:02 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Drew Franklin is a олоожжпо

  41. EK
    10:17 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Go fu-k yourself San Diego! GO CATS!!

  42. Jughead
    10:57 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    For the most part, Will Ferrell is an unfunny and annoying twit. Sigh. Some people think Jack Black is funny, too.

  43. EMILIO!!!!!!!
    12:02 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Sigh I guess Will Ferrell and Jack Black aren’t funny if jughead says so. Not only are both guys funny but Jack Black was very good in a somewhat serious role as Bernie.

  44. Michael
    2:25 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Dude, Cam Brady is the best character he has EVER done by far.

  45. Anchorman 2
    4:01 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    1.Ron Burgundy
    2.Ricky Bobby
    3. W
    4. Brennan Huff
    5. Jackie Moon
    6.Buddy the Elf
    7.Frank the Tank
    8. Alek Trebek
    9.Chazz Michael Michaels
    10. Cam Brady

  46. Red
    4:51 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink