The drought is over. This coming Saturday, Kentucky football finally resumes after what feels like a decade in a highly talked about matchup against Auburn.
Not that you need any more preparation, but here’s a to-do list to get you pumped to see Kentucky whip some Tiger tail:
Watch highlights from 2019’s Belk Bowl victory.
This one was absolutely iconic. The pre-game fight, the trash talk, all of it culminating in a Lynn Bowden-led smackdown. Yes, winning a football game does feel this good.
Watch the video of Mark Stoops crowd-surfing to Mo Bamba.
This is a personal favorite. There’s big Kash Daniel “That’s the bottom line” energy celebrating Kentucky’s victory after completely wrecking Missouri. Oh, to be a fly on the wall in that locker room. Well, to be anywhere in that locker room, period.
I just want to know who suggested the crowd surf. Was it the team? Was it assistant coaches? I have a looming suspicion it was Stoops himself.
Mark Stoops is surfing on that “Mo Bamba” wave after Kentucky’s win ???
(? via kashdaniel56 / IG) pic.twitter.com/KIngbx775c
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) October 28, 2018
RIP that ceiling tile. This moment was worth whatever the university had to pay to replace that, right?
Listen to Grove Street Party.
This is essential listening. The anthem has become a Kentucky football staple, and I don’t think I can hear it in any context and not think about the Cats emerging among the fog from the tunnel at Kroger Field.
Brings a tear to my eye. Waka Flocka, we are still waiting on a pre-game concert.
Make your reservation at KSBar.
This might be self-promotion, but who cares? You know KSBar is going to be THE place to watch the game on Saturday. Get some wings, get some Country Boy beer, get an Ale8 slushie. Enjoy yourself. Take it all in.
Football is back, baby *Dickie V voice*. Make your reservation here.
Finally, relive Ryan’s pep talk/crowd surfing disaster.
This is one of those things that I can’t unsee, so I’m making you rewatch it. This started out so well and went downhill so quickly. Ryan had good intentions, but legend has it that man he knocked down is still trying to get up. Fare thee well, Ryan Lemond’s shirt.
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 22, 2017
Happy game week, KSR readers.