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Kentucky fans are really lighting up John Higgins’ roofing business

We here at Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com do not condone the activity from Big Blue Nation on John Higgins’ roofing company’s Facebook page. Today’s roofing contractors are very aware that the world has gone digital and consumers want to see examples of their work online! Ask if they have a website and take the time to check out their credentials! A professional website will give you detailed information on the many services and qualifications that the roofer holds as well as a portfolio that will show you various examples of their work! A roofer who doesn’t have a website in today’s roofing industry market is not a top roofer in your area! If you need a new roof, it is important that you find the right roofing company Indianapolis that you trust, talk to our roofing contractors for more information.

A professional roofing contractor will happily provide you with a free roof inspection and make a professional recommendation on the best way to address your specific roofing needs. If your roof can be repaired and still provide you the protection your building needs, a reputable roofing company will always tell you that! But if a full roof replacement is in order, they should also advise you of the best solution that fits your specific needs and budget. Installing a new roof can instantly transform your home or business and add value to your home. Don’t let just anyone tackle this important job that can dramatically impact the curb appeal of your property, and more importantly diminish the most important layer of protection for your property! Your roof is a critical component of your home’s structure and it is critical that you hire a roofing expert to tackle this important repair!

But like Big Blue Nation, we are still upset over some of Higgins’ calls in the UK-UNC game, so we can and we will read the activity on the Facebook page.

Some examples:

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And one from a fake Roy Williams account:

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Okay, but seriously, Big Blue Nation: maybe stop doing this. It’s not a good look for us, especially the handful of comments wishing death.

Let’s chill just a little bit. You can make fun of him all you want here, and we will.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

70 Comments for Kentucky fans are really lighting up John Higgins’ roofing business



  1. maximumscott
    10:15 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Thats what happens when you instigate behavior… did you really think they would let it blow over?



    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:39 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      These are the kinds of tactics that make people afraid college campuses are embracing fascism. Just stop it!



  2. Catsby80
    10:18 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    This is pathetic. It’s disgraceful that people think this is okay to attack his personal business and personal life.



    • damage_control
      10:26 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      Businesses are, by definition, professional- not personal. You may as well call his refereeing job personal. Lighten up Francis- People are venting their frustrations. I’m sure he will be able to get Facebook to delete them all after it blows over.



    • Catsby80
      10:31 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      No – I’m not going to lighten up. Whether or not Facebook deletes them or not is irrelevant. People going to this man’s business and “venting their frustration” as you so eloquently put it, is pathetic and is a black eye on our fanbase. Additionally, if he calls another one of our games in the future why would he ever give us another 50/50 call? Just let it go – we lost the damn game because our guys didn’t make enough plays to win the game. That’s sports.



    • Kfckernel
      10:31 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      The outcome of this game affected these kids personal business and personal lives. It’s just a weekend paycheck (or two) for him. It will be with these kids the rest of their lives.



    • damage_control
      10:38 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      So your argument is that his officiating can get EVEN WORSE?!?! I guess you didn’t watch the game on Sunday. The “black eye on our fanbase” is dumb too. Many people hate on UK fans non-stop and this insignificant thing that won’t last more than a week won’t affect his business or make us gain or lose any supporters.



    • Kyblue34
      10:39 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      So what, we should just stay silent and watch our program keep taking it up the rear every year? It’s not like this was a one time occurrence. He is the one who made it personal, and most of the comments are really not that bad.



    • Catsby80
      10:40 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      It absolutely did not affect the kids personal business. They’re still going to make millions of dollars in about 6 weeks. The guys had every opportunity to win the game and they didn’t. Period.

      You all trying to defend this kind of behavior is asinine.



    • Catsby80
      10:42 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      I’m all for venting and getting things off your chest, but go to the NCAA. Go to the people who can prevent him from officiating our games in the future. By bitching on his facebook page, you’re only pissing him off even more. Just bypass him altogether and go to the people who assign him to our games. That is the route that you should take.



    • damage_control
      10:43 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      I think you exaggerating the impact on this guy’s business and/or his personal life is just as asinine.



    • Mc12
      10:45 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      I get where you’re coming from, and I wouldn’t post on his profile. However, these refs have zero accountability. I know it’s tricky, but somehow they should have to answer questions from reporters to at least acknowledge that they blew multiple calls. Taking the 4 points away from Bam is what bothers me.

      There needs to be at least a 6 foul limit to reduce the impact refs have. In actuality, I don’t think players should foul out. The foul itself is punishment when you put the other team on the line.

      Also, the game should go to quarters to also reduce the impact refs have.

      Lastly, a coach should have at least one challenge during a game. The automatic replays in game should continue under 2 minutes. If, for example, Calipari challenges the “goaltending” call on Bam, he’d have to use a timeout. Once he wins the challenge he gets his timeout back and keeps the challenge. If he loses, he loses them both.

      They would have to determine which plays are reviewable, but they can find a way to make almost anything reviewable. Such as Maye walking on the game winning shot.



    • damage_control
      10:45 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      So venting all of our frustrations to the NCAA is going help UK get more favorable outcomes then? Good plan-



    • Catsby80
      10:46 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      That’s fine. You’re entitled to your opinion, but I’m just saying – if you’re so upset by the officiating, go to the people who put him there in the first place. Take your anger out on the people who assigned him to our game.



    • damage_control
      10:51 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      I didn’t write anything negative on his FB page (which is full of referee references BTW). I don’t need to vent anything, but I understand why people would use that platform to do so. The NCAA will just laugh and assign him to the next big game they can because there is nothing we can do to them. Higgins himself is probably loving at how much free publicity his roofing company is getting!



    • ClutchCargo
      10:53 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      Let me break it down for the idiots posting garbage on his Facebook page. You aren’t actually hurting his business, since people can clearly see the comments are being made by UK fans, almost all of which live outside Nebraska and wouldn’t be actual customers. What you are doing is making yourselves look like immature little brats and casting a bad light on our fan base, fair or not.



    • Kfckernel
      10:59 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      Kids like Dom, Willis, and Mulder most definately won’t make millions and didn’t deserve to have the rules changed for this game so they would be more likely to lose. If you aren’t good at your job you should be fired. Period.



    • Catsby80
      11:09 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      i agree if you’re not good at your job you should be fired. but his refereeing job has absolutely zero to do with his roofing job. they are not connected and for people to attack his roofing job because he is a poor referee is the issue here.



    • Mc12
      11:12 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      I don’t think the NCAA would care especially when Calipari has envisioned having super conferences and essentially leave the NCAA. Wonder if they have any resentment towards that?



    • damage_control
      11:23 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      Catsby- His roofing job’s website is rooferees dot com. Not connected?



    • madarchitect
      12:51 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe you need to get with the times. Welcome to 2017…!!!



  3. Kfckernel
    10:19 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Just heard he was calling the final four game. I suspect he is on Roys frequent friends list and is calling the North Carolina game again…..probably took one of those UNC fake classes to get his roofing degree.



  4. Willis Wolf Tattoo
    10:23 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    My favorite was:

    There are two things in Omaha. Steaks and $hitty officials.



  5. Sentient Third Eye
    10:36 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Call out the guy in appropriate places with facts. These kinds of low-brow social media thug tactics are supposed to be reserved for those who don’t have the facts on their side, and that is not us, because the game film proves this guy did a terrible job. So why use hateful thug tactics? This is just embarrassing to the fanbase as a whole.



    • damage_control
      10:39 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      What other options do people have?



    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:54 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      There are no shortage of places online where you can express your opinion about anything. Here included.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:57 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      There is always the option to deal with the disappointment of that game like an adult, realize that life is not always fair, and move on. I recommend it.



  6. PillsburyThrowboy
    10:38 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    This is embarrassing. No if’s, and’s or but’s about it.

    Here’s an idea Drew. Instead of posting all the “funny” ones on here, how about you post NONE of them and tell BBN to stop this garbage. I hate the loss and officiating just as much as the next UK fan but this is ridiculous and should not be shared on a large platform such as KSR.



  7. mj7juice
    10:39 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Higgins is a piece of garbage.



    • PillsburyThrowboy
      11:20 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      At refereeing, I agree. So now we attack his other business? Freaking ridiculous.



    • runningunnin.454
      1:56 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

      How do you know he is any good at his other business?
      I’ve seen him do one job….I wouldn’t let him put a roof on a dog house.



  8. Booby Petrino
    10:44 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    I personally would not do this, but I personally think it’s hilarious. Most of the ones shared above anyway. Death threats are not funny.



  9. etp714
    10:45 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t condone the violent post or the death threats are any of it really. But you have to admit some of these are totally hilarious.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:56 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      Some of them are very creative, yes, but it’s still not the appropriate place or method. How about flooding the NCAA head of officiating with calls or emails? That might actually accomplish something.



  10. etp714
    10:47 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    If everyone feels so strongly about this why not start a petition to the ncaa about it? Maybe he could be banned from ever refereeing a Kentucky game again.



  11. BigBlueFootball84
    10:47 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    As a digital marketer, the funny part of this is it is actually helping his business. People in Nebraska, who don’t really care much about college basketball, are going to support their local boy being attacked by the crazy people from Kentucky.

    Higgins will eventually get the last laugh.



  12. etp714
    10:48 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Surely they would have to take a look at it. Just seeing some of the calls its blatantly obvious something was wrong.



  13. flappy
    10:49 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    This post is disgraceful, and KSR should delete it. This is incitement, and extremely unprofessional by any standard of journalism. With large audiences come large responsibilities.



  14. dslayton
    10:49 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    If that guy made 3 Grand to perform like that for 2 hours on Sunday, then he kinda deserves to take a hit in his “Main source of income”. Not saying I’d go that route, but I sure don’t feel sorry for him. I’m with the guys on this … makes us look bad, but it sure is funny.

    How bout this … Retire from officiating forever, and we’ll remove all the negative comments and reviews.



  15. kjd
    10:51 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    This is so wrong. Really makes BBN look bad.



  16. CATandMONKEY
    11:01 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Many comments are not a good look for our fanbase. However he references his ref career even as part of his business. If he wants the advantages of publicity for his roofing business for being a big-time NCAA ref then he has by default, opened the door to criticism for being a referee.



  17. keiths
    11:04 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    It’s up to the NCAA to hold theses ass clowns accountable for their poor performance. If i was bad on my job, i got fired. PERIOD!



  18. Kfckernel
    11:06 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    If someone can post a link with a NCAA petition or other constructive way to call this to their attention then maybe we can use this to help the teams in the future.



  19. damage_control
    11:06 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    The holier-than-thou people who appoint themselves personal protectors of the UK fanbase’s reputation are almost as annoying as the people doing the dumb stuff.



    • cav3
      11:10 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      Isn’t that exactly what you’re doing? Everything you’ve posted here as been holier-than-thou.



    • damage_control
      11:16 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      No, you’re wrong.



    • damage_control
      11:20 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      I’ve done the complete opposite. Disagreeing with the judgmental shaming of the folks who attacked Higgins’ FB page isn’t the same as being self-righteous.



    • cav3
      1:15 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

      So disagreeing with the people trashing this guy on his business site is judgmental shaming, but you judgmentally shaming those people is the exact opposite? Don’t see it. Regardless of what impact you think it will or won’t have, there’s no reason for UK fans to wish death on the guy or his family, or to try and damage his business outside his ref job. Does being a sports fan of a team absolve you of any sort of behavior?



  20. Memphis UK Cat
    11:14 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    BBN needs to cool it on his business. I would agree that the University of Kentucky needs to file a petition to the NCAA. I was at the game right on the floor and could not believe some of the calls. Please stop the death threats people. That is low class. El Presidente, please do something with the NCAA.



  21. 1473
    11:18 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    And Kentucky fans wonder why everyone hates us. We bring it all on ourselves.



    • damage_control
      11:21 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      What was their excuse before this then? Or did they just start hating us today?



    • Booby Petrino
      11:57 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

      you’re right, if we hadn’t done this everyone would be like “Man, UK is the best and they have really classy fans.” lol



  22. SoCalCat
    11:18 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    The reality is Justin Jackson completely blanketed Monk and UNCs experience is the reason UK lost. While I’ve yet to see any game where officiating made a questionable call or two, that isn’t the reason for the result on Sunday.



  23. Poppschmidty
    11:23 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Absolutely childish. Social Media: giving voices to people that probably shouldn’t have them to begin with.



  24. Trinity45
    11:23 am March 28, 2017 Permalink

    While I am not in favor of posting stuff on his face book account, he should be held accountable for his officiating. How can someone that bad grade out good enough to call an Elite Eight game. Does not the NCAA have some responsibility for this, there is no way they should have assigned Higgins to this game knowing there was friction between him and Cal. Why can’t a coach be allowed to black ball one official at the beginning of the tournament so that individual cannot call his games.



  25. Sparkacus
    12:16 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Trashing this guy’s business online only makes us look bad and gives ammo to people thinking UK fans are babies. The NCAA won’t listen to that. They only care about ad revenue, so how about this:

    Whenever he officiates a game, we listen to the radio broadcast instead of watching on TV. I don’t know what the difference in income from radio vs TV ads is, but my guess is it’s substantial. Watch all the other games where he doesn’t “referee” to make sure the powers that be know it’s this clown who’s the problem.

    Thoughts?



  26. CATNTN
    12:17 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Just stop now please.



  27. Cousins Fake Tooth
    12:26 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Think the page was just disabled.



  28. donjohnson
    12:30 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    This does not make our fan base look any worse than our bandwagon fans that complain about our own team all year



  29. Baize
    12:50 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    If you think John deserves to ref the final four he has a roof to sell you.



  30. DrewP
    1:10 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    This is hilarious. Pooped on my roof. Lol……….



  31. UKALLDAY1
    1:23 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    This dude is CHEATER! Ended our undefeated season by not calling the most obvious shot clock violation against Wisconsin and then won UNC the game on Sunday. That tip in from Bam that was clearly NOT basket interference then that fake over the back call when Bam tipped it in, then that fake foul on a 3 pointer by Monk. That’s 5 points we lost right there and we lost the game by 2!! Let’s not forget the lose ball foul on Willis the officiating was so one sided. Please never allow him to call another UK game AGAIN! Cal should protest this clown



  32. Underdog
    1:28 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Even if Higgins was banned from reffing UK games in the future, the corrupt NCAA (if they want to continue to screw KY) would just put other mercenaries in who will gladly officiate with a bias against UK.

    Like the rock bank, The Who, say, “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” It won’t matter. It’s like most Congressional elections — one corrupt person may be run out, but he or she get replaced with an equally or more corrupt person.

    The Wisconsin game was also terrible esp the first half. Higgins would allow Decker to charge and SCORE but call blocking fouls on Booker or others for just holding their ground. And then when UK tried to play the same way, charging calls were called on us. It totally affected the game, and early on. After a few calls, the in-game advantage to the Badgers was programmed, and the outcome influenced. It was blatant, but the PTB in the NCAA didn’t care — they could never let Cal go 40 – 0. We have BYU to thank for stopping Gonzaga.

    At least in the game on Sunday, the 2nd half seemed to get much better, but the big advantage we would have gained (UNC being more tired later in the game, which would lead to easier baskets for us, or getting in foul trouble like us) was lost. Losing Welsh was a huge deal against UCLA. Having Meeks out would have been huge (Lord knows he was grabbing and hipping all night long), or having Fox IN the game and playing (or our 3 other starters) would have been huge in the first half.



  33. beachfunk
    1:49 am March 30, 2017 Permalink

    Coach Cal has a 84% win percentage at UK, except when Higgins is officiating, in which case Cal’s win percentage drops to 38%. Either Higgins is WAY in over his head and should stick to the roofing business OR he is a FIXER. There’s no middle ground on this issue.

    What I find HILARIOUS, however, are the number of commenters who think it’s UNFATHOMABLE that a roofer masquerading as a referee would cheat in a college basketball game…yet are perfectly fine accepting that the U.S. Presidential election was rigged – lol.