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Middle Tennessee was Flagged for a “False Fart”

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

There are some things you can’t do on a football field.  Today we learned you cannot fake a fart.

In the first half against Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State was flagged for a pre-snap penalty.  They moved back five yards for committing a “false fart.”

Later in the game, the same official issued a warning to the UK band.  He told the leader to keep his whistle quiet before the snap.  Obviously, somebody is insecure about their whistle blowing.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

17 Comments for Middle Tennessee was Flagged for a “False Fart”

  1. rlburd2
    9:30 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink


  2. brian
    9:56 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    Please quit Nick. Just stop.

  3. KYCat4EVER
    9:58 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    I have a lot of respect for the staff and the concept of KSR, and am grateful for this UK Media outlet. However, is it really necessary to waste a space alongside some very good reporting and posts for this second grade juvenile humor? KSP, this type of material seems way beneath you!

    • Booby Petrino
      7:48 am November 18, 2018 Permalink

      You must be new here. This is not beneath them at all, this is right up their alley. And if you don’t like the headline, how about you keep scrolling… No one forced you to read it.

    • unbridled
      9:23 am November 18, 2018 Permalink

      Kycat, quit virtue signaling. This blog wasn’t super hilarious but I appreciate the attempt. Get over yourself buddy.

  4. blueblue
    10:00 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    So it’s ok to fart on a football field so long as it’s a real fart and not a faked one?????? ????????????

  5. bigbluebanana
    10:31 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    No one dislikes Nick more than I do. If you people want to attack him, attack his poor grammar, poor spelling, poor sentence structure, and poor writing in general. But in his defense, if Drew would’ve written this, no one would’ve complained about it. It’s a funny, light hearted story. A ref actually did this, and it’s comical. This is KSR people, not the Wall Street Journal.

    • BigBlue4Three
      10:35 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

      Nick Roush is the Jerry Tipton of KSR. Universally hated by all.

  6. abmorris27
    10:41 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    Nick, For what it’s worth, I’ve got your back. This is funny typical KSR stuff and you’re getting hate mail. Geez. And I’m glad you’re defending UK’s 8-3 season. And it’s sounds ridiculous that you’d be criticized for saying that an 8-3 season at UK is pretty damn good. Be careful going too far in telling people how to fan but the “fire Gran” and “Nick shut up” rhetoric is all off base. 8 and 3… historically good.

  7. Matt10
    11:16 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    I had a false fart tonight, too. ?

  8. thatCat
    3:14 am November 18, 2018 Permalink

    Roush is terrible.

  9. HackRichards
    6:27 am November 18, 2018 Permalink

    Come on folks…..This is supposed to be the most ridiculous manner possible. Now if the player thought he was going to shit a little fart and farted a little shit that would be a crime!

  10. BG Cat
    8:55 am November 18, 2018 Permalink

    Ooo Ooo that Snell, can’t ya Snell that Snell

  11. cattycat
    9:47 am November 18, 2018 Permalink

    I really wish people would go to the “negative commenters on this site” jobs, and just start complaining about them. How they suck, and what a horrible job they do. If that’s all the better you have to do, then just keep your fingers off the keyboard.

  12. FartsInGayBars
    11:53 am November 18, 2018 Permalink

    These are the posts that keep me coming back to KSR despite the annoying ads and clickbait.

  13. Ken Burns
    8:46 pm November 18, 2018 Permalink

    Actually, the referee was making a valid call in American football. Or, at least, it was until 2014 when the antiquated rule was stricken from the books. “False fart” was considered a punishable offense in the original rule book which states:
    “…The team on offense may try to draw the team on defense offside by way of flatulence, but only by the body’s physical passing of gas. If the origin of the flatulence is determined to be fraudulent (false fart), this will result in a 1 rod penalty on the offense…”
    The University of Georgia was unique in their enforcement of this rule in that they used a bulldog to determine the validity of the flatulence. This is how the bulldog eventually became their mascot and Little Morton Hodgson (prior mascot) was dropped in 1938. The bulldog also had a very unique and, shall I say, up close and personal way of “finding the feller”. And this is where the phrase “between the hedges” was born.
    The last coach to incorporate the flatulence strategy formally in his game plan at the University of Kentucky was Bear Bryant. But it left with him, and, logically, interest in football dwindled in Kentucky.