The internet is a meme-based culture and the latest trend sweeping social media is making sports fans all nostalgic.
You’ve possibly already seen the format, but essentially it surrounds the question: “Which player do you think of when you see *insert sports logo here*?” Most team accounts have been posting their old school logos and asking fans the first player that comes to mind when they see it. So we’re going to do the same thing here, but with a Kentucky twist.
So here’s the game: Name the first player that pops into your head when you see the logos below. I’ll provide my answers, as well, but keep in mind that Kentucky’s logos from the 70s and 80s are ones I am not familiar with, so I’ll leave those answers to you all. For me personally, my choices were all basketball-related, but I’m hoping there are plenty of you out there whose brains tap into all sorts of sports.
Let’s start with some more recent logos.
Current primary logo (2016-present)
The first player to pop in my mind: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Current secondary logo (2016-present)
The first player to pop in my mind: P.J. Washington
Former primary logo (2005-2015)
The first player to pop in my mind: The backcourt duo of Ramel Bradley AND Joe Crawford
Former primary logo (1989-2004)
The first player to pop in my mind: He played towards the back end of this logo’s tenure, but Gerald Fitch holds a special connection between myself and this picture of the vicious Wildcat.
Former primary logo (1973-1988)
The first player to pop in my mind: Goose Givens maybe? My parents were children when this logo was a thing. I’m most interested to hear the answers for this logo…
Checkerboard print (2016-present)
The first player to pop in my mind: Does anyone even associate the checkerboard print with anything other than disdain?