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Fan says Willie’s blond hair is was bad for the program


Last night, you surely noticed that Willie Cauley-Stein’s hair is no longer blond.  In true BBN manner, Willie’s hair has been a major topic of debate over the past month, and one fan felt so passionately about it that he wrote a letter to the editor of the Herald-Leader.  Check out Jack Frost’s impassioned plea for a “clean cut” program above, in which he argues that Calipari needs to stop recruiting players who “are only interested in getting to the NBA or drawing attention to themselves,” and end the “freak show on the basketball court.”

Hopefully Jack is a little happier now that Willie’s hair is back to normal.

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122 Comments for Fan says Willie’s blond hair is was bad for the program

  1. RICK
    11:33 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Jack Frost is a idiot. I liked his hair and it doesn’t matter if i like it or Jack didn’t, he should be able to wear his hair any way he pleases.

    • Internet Grammar Guy
      12:20 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Saying “_______ is a idiot” is the same as saying “your an idiot”. Just saying…

    • Bankerbh
      12:26 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Internet Grammar….if you are going to patrol and point out grammar errors, charity starts at home. The punctuation goes inside the quotation marks. Just sayin.

    • Chicago Chris
      12:38 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      We must also discuss improper use of an ellipsis use and unnecessary capitalization of grammar. Just sayin’. Snap!

    • twocoach
      3:04 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Internet Grammar Guy,

      Saying “your an idiot” only highlights that “you’re an idiot.”
      Just saying…

    • Dan
      6:10 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      I mean willie doesn’t force that guy to do sidewalk drawings.
      Fans sometimes need to put things into perspective. Let the kid have fun

  2. kdh2011
    11:33 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Willie’s hair was awesome. I hope he dyes it blue.

  3. Trey
    11:37 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    If you can back up your play on the court, it shouldn’t matter what your appearance is. Some people are ridiculous.

  4. damn
    11:39 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    this is racist as shit. damn. goddamn this fanbase is tough to be a part of sometimes.

    • Taylor
      11:41 am January 9, 2014 Permalink


    • DumbYes, RacistTBD
      11:44 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

      so not liking tattoos, bleach blonde hair, and wedge haircuts makes you a racist? I think Jack Frost is an idiot, but racist just by what he wrote above? Good grief people are so sensitive.

    • MLK
      12:02 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Definition of racism: a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
      synonyms: racial bigot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinist, supremacist

      The guy is an idiot but there is nothing racist in his letter. People throw around the word racist way too much these days.

    • Just saying
      12:07 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      I’m black. I didnt find it racist at all. I did however find it to be a very dumb opinion.

    • Gap Tooth Danny
      12:41 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      The outspoken Mr. Frost is old enough to have been a fan when Jay Shidler played (late 1970’s) I will wager that he did not take umbrage at the Blonde Bomber’s peroxided locks…yep, racist. BTW, typical LHL editorial decision, publish the letter that LEAST typifies the subject at hand.

    • twocoach
      3:06 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      He isn’t complaining about the goofy looking boy band haircuts on any white players, is he?

  5. Frew Dranklin
    11:39 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Jack Frost should move further south (like Venezuela) and not judge people by their looks

  6. Not Randall Cobb
    11:39 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Would be hilarious if Willie wore a cheese head for the next game!

  7. 9-asty
    11:39 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Everyone knows Jack Frost is a real jerk. I think if we wanted an honest, unbiased opinion, we need to ask Santa Clause what he thinks.

  8. Bluegrass
    11:40 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Thankfully nobody reads the paper anymore

  9. Lexington 3
    11:41 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I wonder what this Jack Frost character looks like. Probably a dick.

  10. stupidity
    11:43 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Who is he to judge someone else’s image? That’s classless! Some people are over the top of what they want for the university like they are the decision makers or representative of the program. You’re a fan! Act like it instead of a self entitled judgmental douche bag…

  11. Jack Frost is a clear OWM.
    11:44 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Still lives in the 1950s with a very specific idea of what people should look like.

    • stubbs
      11:47 am January 9, 2014 Permalink


    • TNO
      11:56 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

      THIS. x2

  12. Gimel Martinez
    11:44 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Please don’t give Jack Frost this type of attention. I’m sure players read the blog (def not the paper) and they don’t need to see fans complaining about petty stuff like hair color.

  13. stubbs
    11:46 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    What a shallow, insecure statement. It’s obnoxious that the paper would even print that garbage.

    This isn’t the 1950s anymore.

  14. Retiredbballplayer
    11:50 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I know I’m going against the grain here, but I agree with Jack Frost’s comments. My college coach (and it wasn’t in the 1950’s – more like 2000’s) said that college basketball was like a business. You conduct yourself like a professional, because that is what you want to get to – the next step. I’m not sure businesses today want to hire people with bleach blonde hair and a Kid-N-Play haircut. Now before all you hipsters start commenting on how too old fashion I am, or welcoming me to the modern world, there is a point about looking and acting professional. I currently work in the marketing industry, so I know the “creative” types, but I can guarantee you if someone shows up to an interview in “whatever they feel like wearing/looking like”, they won’t get the job. I’m not saying you can’t be a “free spirit”, but you should go about your business as a professional.

    Go Cayts!

    • Elwood Blues
      11:54 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Stop with the “cayts”. Only like 3 people do it and there’s reason for that.

    • Jrod
      11:56 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah, but the business these guys are entering is the NBA, where outlandish haircuts are not at all abnormal and tattoos are all but part of the uniform. Nothing Cauley-Stein has done is the least bit “unprofessional” if it’s professional basketball we’re talking about.

    • Kicker
      11:59 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

      I agree that appearance is everything in some professions but last I checked willie’s profession
      Is basketball and nothing he has done is any different from what you will see on every court
      These days. Basketball players and marketing professionals have extremely different appearance
      Standards. Lighten up and let the kids have fun.

    • Reddington
      12:01 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Except that, in the NBA (the hopeful “next step”), they don’t hire/draft players based on their hair color. Meanwhile, there will be many “clean-cut” (whatever that means) players that won’t get a sniff at the professional basketball level.

    • Andy Griffith's Ghost
      12:03 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      He’s a basketball player. His business uniform consists of a blue/white tanktop, clown shorts, tube socks, and high tops. If anything, off the court, Willie is one of the sharpest dressers on the team. If WCS’s actual behavior on or off the court has disrespected my University, team, or BBN, I have yet to see it. I judge my Kentucky Wildcats by the content of their character, not their physical appearance.

    • DH
      12:12 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t disagree with you about not going to a job interview looking like that. That’s the company’s first impression of you. However, playing college basketball is Willie’s interview. The NBA cares more about your size and talent. They don’t care about your hair or your ink if you can play. If JR Smith and Dennis Rodman can stay in the league with all their tats and crazy hair to go with their attitudes both on and off the court, I’m sure they’re not overly concerned with Willie being eccentric. Especially since he’s never been known to have a bad attitude. I know some coaches like to run their programs like the military, but that doesn’t work at a “players first” program

    • Retiredbballplayer
      1:45 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Valid points, ladies and gentlemen, about WCS not being in the normal business atmosphere – his business attire is jersey, shorts, etc…I guess for me this goes back even further to, instead of comparing WCS to Birdman or JR Smith, maybe basketball is moving in the wrong direction by letting players dress that way??? And let me stop some of you right there…yes, please put the worn-out “race” card back in your pocket. This has nothing to do with race. I’m just saying that personally, I don’t like watching players with 50 tattoos and died hair trying to get attention for themselves. Let your game do your talking. If anyone thinks I’m too old fashion, that’s fine, I can be called a 27 year old fart. But I CAN relate to Jack Frost – and it’s just his opinion, like mine – that he doesn’t like seeing these players who try to stick out (stick out not by performance, but by fashion on the court). And possibly having a coach that regulates his players appearance on the court isn’t the worst thing in the world. Again, just his and my opinion – so he shouldn’t get all this negative feedback for his opinion.

      Is it not similar to David Stern’s action to make players who are injured or sitting out games to wear “business” clothes? Rather than the old A.I. days of wearing a bandana, oversized jersey and jeans? (I can see that worn-out card getting pulled out again on this comment).

      Anyway – those are some interesting points I thought about. Of course, would love to hear some feedback.

      Go Cayts! (you’re welcome Elwood)

    • Isaac in Louisville
      2:52 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Here’s the thing.

      When I own my business, I will hire those most qualified to do the best job, regardless of hair color, tattoos, style of dress, etc.



      To do otherwise is to continue living in a world where stuff like that means you’re a lower class than someone clean cut. That’s just not true.

    • twocoach
      3:08 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Have you looked at the hairstyles of professional BASKETBALL PLAYERS? That is the business he is in, not accounting or car sales. Apples to apples, please.

    • Retiredbballplayer
      3:33 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Isaac – I’m not saying to take away his scholarship. But image plays a factor. No one was busting John Wall’s balls when he said he wasn’t going to get tattoos because he wanted to be more marketable, were they? Did anyone come out of the woodwork and say that he was an indecent human being for saying that? No. I’m going to stop you right there, because yes, I know he got tatted up and that is no longer viable, but when he originally made that statement, he had a point. Whether you want to admit it or not, a first impression is a lot about your visible image.

      Twocoach – c’mon guy, read my comment. I said that I acknowledge that tats and strange hair (i.e. Birdman and JR Smith) are in the NBA, but maybe we should go a little bit further and question why that has happened. Also, I wanted someone’s opinion on why David Stern implemented the rule of wearing a collared shirt, etc. – instead of baggy jeans and throwback jerseys if you are sitting out in street clothes. Any comments on that?

    • preston
      6:41 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Man you are talking about a buisness. This is basketball.. when he gets to the nba it won’t matter. Yea they are a buisness, but how many players you see in nba with tattoos?? Your stupid. Comparing nba to what you do? Sit down somewhere dude. Look at chris birdman anderson. Look at his teammates. All the heat players, and half of nba players have tats. Not to mention hair styles. Look at brabdon jennings. He had a kid n play hair dew for a min. So what. Yall maf**** need to quit hating on someone.

  15. Spartan
    11:52 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    “Kentucky basketball has always been about class…” “…clean cut image”.

    Wait. You do realize UK named their arena after a man that received the NCAA Death Penalty, right?

    • _Blackhawk_
      1:25 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Wait. You do realize that it was the university that was suspended from SEC and NCAA play for a year and not the coach that was given the death penally, right? Of course you didn’t.

    • Spartan
      1:56 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      And who was the head coach, the person in charge, when that happened?

  16. Andy Griffith's Ghost
    11:54 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    This guy probably longs for the time when the darkies were gay in his Old Kentucky home, and the team was full of clean-cut, four-year, white boys. The best thing about this kind of attitude is that in 10-20 years, it will literally have died off.

  17. colorado
    11:54 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Yes, it’s the Lexington Herald who is the idiot. Why would they print something like this? And they want to know why there won’t be any newspapers in five years.

    However, people can have their views. I gurantee Jack Frost is the reason why we don’t have a home court advantage. I’m sure the only time he stands up at the game is when his pampers get wet.

  18. Mean Randy
    11:55 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I somewhat miss the Slim Shady look

    • TNO
      11:59 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

      WCS should dye it back blonde and give a shout out to”… my mentor Mr Jack Frost of Rock Hill, SC” during every interview.

  19. Han
    11:56 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    When people give press to that kind of garbage, it encourages the morons who think like that and makes them think they’re in the right and people agree with them. Hair dye, haircuts, facial hair, tattoos – as long as it’s not obscene, who cares?

  20. king cat
    11:58 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    if jack doesn’t like what he sees, then QUIT WATCHING THEM THEN. or better yet give us an example of a team that meets your standards.

  21. MustacheMan
    11:59 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Guy is an idiot – probably 70 years old and pissed that our team isn’t a bunch of white guys.

  22. chaze
    11:59 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    what a dork!!!

  23. zombielibrarian
    11:59 am January 9, 2014 Permalink

    The fact that the LHL would even print the ramblings of some old codger about the hair color of a kid playing basketball is all the evidence you need to illustrate why the only people left reading it drink Metamucil and play a fairly wicked game of shuffleboard.

  24. Bradley
    12:01 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    So Jack Frost doesn’t like our players’ hair. Hey players, “Jack Frost is nipping at your fros.”

    • DH
      2:09 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      I see what you did there.. Well done

  25. theWilkman
    12:03 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    What do you expect from the H-L, or newspapers in general? The people who write letters to the editor are the older, albeit more eloquently spoken, version of internet comment-section trolls

  26. Fake Lou Holtz
    12:05 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Thish ish the motht senshible thing I’ve read all year.

    • DH
      12:16 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Dude. THAT’S funny. Lou Holth and Shannon Sharpe are the two hardest people to listen to. Avery Johnson isn’t much better

  27. St Ronnie was a moron
    12:07 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I wonder if Jack Frost has seen that thing on Senator Paul’s head.
    Now that is a real travesty

  28. Cecil Smith
    12:09 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I think the man has a very good point, and I’m glad he’s courageous enough to make it. I’m tired of seeing a landmark basketball arena like Rupp turn more and more like a ghetto every year. It’s bad enough to see young men desecrate themselves with gang signs and tattoos, but the “look at me” haircuts are an embarrassment to our university and tradition. Next step is that we’ll be seeing Obama signs on the sideline from these kids.

    • rahrah
      12:34 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      I am almost 60 years old and find all these comments, including the letter to be offensive and embarrassing to our players and our fanbase. I can’t even begin to tell you how much your “ghetto” comment angers me! I love Willie and missed the blond hair last night. Who the heck cares? His head, his call. Much like the Boston Red Sox growing beards for the playoffs, I was kind of hoping the whole team would go blond. Let them enjoy their short time in college. #BBNforever

    • brain
      12:37 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      It’s 2013 dumbass. Not 1951.

    • TubesInColorado
      1:05 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      “I’m tired of seeing….”

      Then don’t watch. It’s basically that simple.

      I’d bet there are people ‘tired of seeing’ that stupid looking sweater you’re probably wearing right now, too…but I’m guessing you wouldn’t want them telling you to go change your clothes.

    • UH
      3:30 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      brain, it’s 2014…..

  29. Cecil Smith
    12:11 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    And before the Matt Jones liberals jump on me, I’m not racist. I just stick to my guns and call ’em as I see ’em.

    • St Ronnie was a moron
      12:16 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Which is why your death will raise the cumulative IQ of BBN

    • Bubba
      1:05 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Liberals want to take away your guns…

    • _Blackhawk_
      1:33 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      If you have to explain to us that you aren’t racist, then makes me wonder if you truly are just trying to make that point before someone says you are. Your point about Rupp looking more like a ghetto is offensive and idiotic to me more than racist. Just because kids today don’t dress like you or how you want to…or just because they have their hair etc etc different doesn’t make Rupp a ghetto. Many will think you are racist because you make it sound as though the color of the skin is defining of a ghetto. Maybe that is how you feel and thus the attempted save in your comment. To me you just shouted, “I don’t like all those black in there, not that I’m racists or anything.”, when you added in the racist line.

    • c'mon son
      4:43 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      The fact you pre-defend against people calling you racist is a pretty good sign you knew what you’re saying is incredibly racially motivated even if it isn’t necessarily racist (but it is, make no mistake). You’re the true embarrassment to our university and fan base

  30. B-Lord
    12:11 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Jack needs to go all in 40’s/50’s and listen to the Cats on the radio. He wouldn’t have any idea what any of the players look like.

  31. barn
    12:12 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I thought willie’s hair was pretty cool. I would like to have some more of any color hair. but jack frost has a right to his opinion and he has a point. the whole team concept is militaristic in itself whereas team members were originally supposed to wear the same uniforms and be well groomed and weren’t allowed to display anything on their bodies to make them appear different from other team members. hair style is just a matter of taste. it can easily be changed. now, tattoos, not so much. wish I could live long enough to watch some of these people whose bodies are covered with ink realize that tats aren’t in vogue any longer—and that day will come. just like bell bottoms, duck tails and disco.

    • Cecil Smith
      12:12 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Thank you.

    • Chicago Chris
      12:44 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Maybe it won’t come, however. I think society’s view of tattoos has changed permanently. What also may come is easy, cheap tattoo removal.

    • Isaac in Louisville
      2:56 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink


      Is that a serious assertion?

      They’re more popular than ever, dimwit.

  32. mike
    12:12 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    We live in a free society where people should be allowed to express themselves in whatever manner they so desire so long as it is not physically harming anyone. Let Willie be Willie. He can do whatever he wants with his hair. He is a person living in a liberal free society, not a fascist one.

    • TubesInColorado
      1:26 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      You are absolutely correct. But the ‘free society’ principles you speak of certainly apply to Mr Frost’s right to his opinion and freedom to ‘express’ it. The problem I have is that he wants to speak for ‘most Kentucky fans.’ Not true old timer.

  33. I Don't Care
    12:15 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I personally do not care what Willie’s hair looks like, however I wish he would spend more time in the gym working on his offensive game instead of making a fashion statement because his offensive game is non-existent more than 5 feet away from the basket!

  34. Alex
    12:16 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    That’s exactly how you draw players away from the program. I mean I agree I didn’t like the blonde Wille look but you just don’t do that.

  35. BiggerBlue
    12:17 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Hey Jack Frost… it should be “doesn’t” not “don’t in your first paragraph and you listed three things as your “one” common purpose… Dude, it is YOU who is an embarassment to the program!!!

    And yes, my ONE common purpose is to correct, embarass and slam you on this blog!

  36. Cecil Smith
    12:20 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    This is America and I have a right to my opinion, libs, and after the next election we’ll being sending your boy Obama back to Kenya on a banana boat. You may not like what this guy has to say, but it’s the truth.

    • St Ronnie was a moron
      12:26 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      You have a perfect right to share your stupidity with everyone. (as already have)
      The fact that you use racist terms like Ghetto, gang signs etc belies your protestations that you are not racist.
      Fortunately you are your ilk will soon be about as relevant politically as the Whigs or the Mugwumps.
      Good Riddance to racist trash

    • brain
      12:39 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Rights work both ways including wearing your hair however you want to without asking the permission of anybody.

    • Chicago Chris
      12:40 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Here, here, St Ronnie was a moron.

    • Random
      1:17 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Send the black man back to Kenya on a banana boat, huh? Yeah, so much for not being racist. Better hurry up and give off the computer grandpa, you don’t wanna miss Matlock.

    • twocoach
      3:20 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      And we have the right to point out how disgusting repulsive racists are. Are you aware that Obama will not be running in the next election and will not be getting “sent” anywhere? The last presidential election proved that people of your ilk are no longer the majority. If you couldn’t vote Obama out of office after as poorly he did in the first four years then the Republican Party is in serious trouble.

      It’s not a coincidence that the states that voted Republican in the last presidential race are also the states with the lowest high school graduation rates and college degree rates… Ignorance breeds contempt and you are fine example of that.

    • Smarter Than Cecil
      3:26 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Cecil, you wouldn’t know the “truth” if it came up and snatch that PBR tallboy out of your hand!!

  37. Teachable Mo'
    12:24 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Dear Mr. Cauley-Stein,

    Even my wife liked your hair. Please disregard the dumbos. As you may have noticed BBN could stock the shelves of the country with excess dumbos and have enough left over for Belgium. Do what you like with your hair. You’re the only one you should try to please.


  38. barn
    12:24 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    we live in a free society but it is also a society of rules. certain places in our society can create a set of rules that we must obey if we want to maintain our status in that place. that includes sports teams, places of employment and military. I can imagine telling my di in basic training “this is a free society and I should be allowed to express myself in whatever manner I desire”. he would have made it painfully clear that I left that democratic society for the duration when I raised my hand and took the oath.

    • Mike
      1:34 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Joining a basketball team, no matter how prestigious, is not the same as joining the military. But I will agree with the sentiment regarding the military. When you join up, you are expected to conform.

    • twocoach
      3:23 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      And the basketball is ALLOWED to put whatever rules regarding clothes, hair, etc… in place that they want. They just recognize that it has no effect on the play of the basketball team and that it would hinder the fun of the players and possibly affect future recruiting. It’s called REALITY.

      WCS’s hair color made zero difference to the team. A fans failure to enjoy WCS’s hair style has zero effect on the team. If you care enough to not buy a ticket then someone else will. You, as a fan, are replaceable. WCS is not. Sorry.

  39. Kentucky
    12:25 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Hey Jack shut up.

  40. RICK
    12:28 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    You idiots that keep correcting people about spelling and what ever else, shut up, we dont care what you think about spelling. Now correct me on that becasue we don’t, do not or doesnt give a shit.

  41. Kentucky
    12:28 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Kenny “SKY” Walker now he was very clean cut no ear rings or a huge flattop.

  42. Kentucky
    12:30 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    hey RICK you spelled because wrong. lol

  43. brain
    12:32 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    F*(k the herald and the horse they rode in on.

  44. Chicago Chris
    12:39 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    We need clean-shaven white guys with buzz cuts.

    • twocoach
      3:25 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      To take tickets at the door, show people to their seats or donate money to the athletic department.

    • Ray Cyst
      5:32 pm January 10, 2014 Permalink

      “donate money to the athletic department” ……………….. I’m sorry, but I think the magnanimous black folk should shoulder more than 50% of that load ……… since more than 50% of our “”ATHLETES”” are of the black persuasion …………………… I am all for EQUALITY you know ————– It was shoved down my throat starting in the mid to late 60’s you know ……………………

      So now ………. quid pro quo ………….

      and yes KENTUCKY is a VERY …………… RAY CYST state !

  45. brain
    12:40 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    You’re a coward.

    • Bubba
      1:07 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This makes no sense.

    • Johnstown
      1:07 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      How is that a coward, exactly?

  46. Tony
    12:41 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Some of you have tunnel vision. Do you recall our attitude about Cal at Memphis and the “thugs” he recruited. Of course we were wrong but that is the same perception people will start to have about UK. Right or wrong is irrelevant. Our perception will change if this trend continues. If this is isolated then it is way overblown.

    • twocoach
      3:27 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Fans will make up any stupid reason to bash a rival program. It doesn’t mean that the general public has that opinion about them. People that weren’t rivals of Memphis didn’t share that same opinion of Cal and his teams at Memphis.

    • Alba Male
      6:00 pm January 10, 2014 Permalink

      The perception of MOST UK fans about Cal’s teams at Memphrica were that they were THUGS and very undisciplined ………….. couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn from the free throw line and last but not least ……… we held him in the same regard as we held Bobby Knight ……….. we could beat him !

  47. Charlie Perkins
    12:43 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    A player first program lets its players color their hair and tattoo their arms. It lets, no encourages them to stretch as individuals. It also asks them to dedicate themselves to improving their game and their team mentality. Willie does all of these things. He is exemplary. Oh, and I loved his blond hair.

    • Daniel
      1:15 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      yeah it didn’t look bad when he cut it

  48. Charlie Perkins
    12:44 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    And, Tyler: you should have called Jack Frost out for his statement.

  49. bung
    12:55 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I think bball uniforms should include hats…

  50. cristoforouk
    12:59 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Some of you need to go watch some NBA games, which is who most of our players look up to. Tats and hairstyles are commonplace in the league. That is some very old fashioned thinking. Stop being so judgmental.

  51. Jon in Buffalo
    1:01 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Brandon Knight lose the dreadlocks before he went to UK? How did Jack feel about that change in hair style?

    • Isaac in Louisville
      3:03 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

      Brandon Knight never had dreads, he had braids.

  52. OldSchool
    1:09 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Nothing wrong with a neat and professional image. I know times have changed, but I do expect a program like Kentucky to be “the gold standard” and look like it.

  53. Daniel
    1:11 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I hate how some fans have the narrow minded perception of these players.. it pisses me off

  54. Daniel
    1:23 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    In my opinion Cal has a clean program with great kids while doing great things in the community..

  55. Backpack
    1:29 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Can this be the same Jack Frost that is the associate AD at Winthrop University fro Rock Hill SC, that graduated from EKU.. has got to be him right?? Matt get him on the radio show.

  56. Uk fan no matter WHAT!
    1:37 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Jack Frost is just jealous because He couldn’t wedge it, on a serious note though, if you are a “true” kentucky fan ( not just basketball ) you will support these KIDS and their lives! WCS is a free spirit obviously? If Jack Frost can’t see that He probably is a one side-minded guy who dosent understand the term “kids will be kids”… At least WCS isn’t poppin’ pain pills like another forward we all know that’s down in Texas play rehab basketball… That’s a fact JACK!! – the words of the great Si Robinson- ( duck dynasty) for you who live under a rock.

  57. bornto
    1:53 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    What Does Jack Know? Jack S###. I been to Big Blue Madness and within a short few minutes being around Willie you can see is is a awsome person. Hey Jack u Shave ur Sack?

  58. TheXtremeEffect
    1:58 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t care if the whole team shaves their heads or colors their heads pink as long as we win, just NO RED. I think Cal has done a great job and will continue to do a great job. I moved to Naples Fl and I have met a lot of Wildcat fans here and we meet up at Johnny Malloys to watch all the games. So many fans in Gator Country it’s awesome!!

  59. AaronJ
    2:44 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    I believe its this douche bag, Assistant AD of Media Relations for Winthrop.

  60. Jim Rome
    2:54 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    WCS played better as a blond. Change it back!

  61. twocoach
    3:31 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Unless the players start playing games in suits and ties, people can just shut it about their hairstyles not being “professional.”

    Just as a note, I do not believe that there has every been a generation of people in their 60s-70s that has EVER liked the styles of people in their 20s. Folks that age in the 1950s thought the 20 year olds and their hair styles were unprofessional. Same in the 60s. Same in the 70s.

    Just a reminder that 20 year old kids AREN’T PROFESSIONALS. They are KIDS.

  62. preston
    6:49 pm January 9, 2014 Permalink

    Look cal even said. If your gonna wear your hair like that then you better play. N play he did. He balled out. I liked the blonde hightop. Nerlens had a hightop. Who gives a flying S***. Yall just wanna hate on a KID. Grow up. As far as davod stern making them wear buisness suits… That’s for the birds. Because everyone knows if you can ball for a team they’re not gna give two shh what color your hair is. Helping the franchise is all that matters. Let lebron wear hos hair a different colr n see if the heat tell him to change it or sit out games. Get outta here.

  63. Stickman
    9:53 am January 10, 2014 Permalink

    “The fact that you use racist terms like Ghetto, gang signs”

    St. Ronnie, you really think those are racist terms? Geez, just when I thought people couldn’t be any dumber.

    Why don’t you leave the discussion to the adults you ignorant mouth-breather. Once you’ve finished more than your freshman year of college and have lived out in the real world maybe we’ll let you come back to the big people table.

    12:50 pm January 10, 2014 Permalink

    Jack Frost got fired from EKU as assistant SID for personal issues – he had an affair – that’s how he ended up at Winthrop. Leave WCS alone you bully. Work on yourself!

  65. ==== PIX2CLICK ====
    4:36 pm January 10, 2014 Permalink

    ==== Just a comment on the comments …………… most are quite nasty, and probably would cause an altetrcation if spoken directly to the offended party…………………..

    I have been outspoken about Willye Callhim-Stank-n-Stein’s appearance for quite sometime …….. bbbuuuuttt ………… he’s actually cleaned his clownish look up !

    No more headband …….no more compression sleeves…………….no more wristband …………. he has put the
    t-shirt on under the jersey to hide MOST tats …………….. etc; ……….. overall a BETTER appearance

    But, Willie’s best friend ……… is still his mirror !