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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: 2nd Edition of KSR Hall of Fame Voting

Back in 2011 during my first stint on KSR, I organized a week long reader vote to see who would be the first 5 inductees into the KSR Hall of Fame.  For those of you who forgot who was in that inaugural class, here are the inductees along with the induction posts written by 5 different KSR writers at the time:

Jorts: by Hunter Campbell

Patterson and Lucas: by Beisner

Kige Ramsey: by Drew Franklin

Bomani Jones: by Will Lentz

The Door: by The Intern

Now that we are over 3 years removed from that first class and we are just now getting over the hangover induced by partying with Drew Franklin that week over the Jorts induction, I think it’s time to put the next class of 5 into the Hall of Fame.  So what we are going to do is have a week long process for the voting and nomination process.

TODAY put the nominations for who or what you think deserves consideration.  We are looking for people/moments/things that have contributed to the growth of this website the most and continue to draw you in to coming to the site or entertain you on a daily basis.  Myself and some of the other writers will mull over the best ones tonight and then I will put the poll on the website for the next 4 days for you to vote on.  The top 5 finishers after those 4 days will be the 5 inductees into this year’s class.

And don’t worry if you have more than 1 favorite.  The poll will allow you to vote for up to 5 nominees so that you have full say in who you want to be in the Hall of Fame.

So begin nominating people in the comments section today.  Remember that this will be the only day for nominees.  And be creative as possible on things that this website represents for you and what your greatest memories from this site are.  Person, Place, or Thing.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

76 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: 2nd Edition of KSR Hall of Fame Voting



  1. The Real Pioneer
    9:15 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    My nomination is for Troy McKinley…



  2. Bradinmississippi
    9:15 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    John Short and The Truth



  3. Ned Stark
    9:18 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Kentucky Joe



  4. Not The Real Turkey Hunter
    9:21 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Easily John Short.



  5. OldUkFan
    9:21 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    The hiring of John Calipari. It created a lot of excitement around recruiting and KSR was the place to come to get information. Plus, Calipari has embraced this site as a way to reach out to the BBN.



  6. Kemp's Pawn & Lube
    9:25 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    The Unibrow



  7. Bullitt County UK fan
    9:30 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan lemond’s speeding tickets.



  8. MusicCityKat
    9:30 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Cousins, call me to South Carolina fans



    • doc
      10:25 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Why was he telling the South Carolina fans to call him while he was playing in Starkville against Mississippi State?



  9. TheOneAndOnly
    9:33 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Tyler Thompson.
    Cause she’s a girl.
    And she likes sports.
    And she’s hot.



    • The Loco Pollo
      10:29 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

      John Short

      Either “The tweak” or the non-existent “magic wand”

      Can we vote to evict Kige from the HOF?

      I nominate Stone Cold Willow & Kentucky Joe for the KSR Hall of Shame.



    • Dee
      12:22 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      YEs…YES SHE IS….



  10. Transy Clay
    9:36 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    John Robic’s hair



  11. hamby
    9:39 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    has to be John Short and Ryan Lemond. The show took off once Ryan became the co-host.

    On another note CM Tomlin’s posts need their own HOF



  12. Ryan
    9:44 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    John Wall dance



  13. Scott
    9:48 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    40-0 talk



  14. Common Cents
    9:48 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    John Wall Dance for sure



  15. Gman
    9:48 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    John Short
    The Brow
    The John Wall Dance
    John Hood in the Mascot costume



  16. btowncatfan
    9:48 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Joanne, the caller who is a big Tony Vanetti fan.



  17. Scott
    9:48 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Blue lights across the Bluegrass Tour



  18. Scott
    9:50 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    4.1 James & Chester



    • St. Paul Raiders
      1:45 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Chester absolutely warrants strong consideration.



  19. Benson Sexton
    9:51 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Photoshop has been the center of KSR ridiculousness from day 1. Certainly a HOF nominee.



  20. samk
    9:52 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Gotta go way back for this one, but OH Napier NEEDS a posthumous induction



  21. Belgium
    9:55 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    The pool at the Merrick Inn.



  22. Big Blue Smurf
    10:05 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Fake Barney, that great American John Short and all the erectile dysfunction ad for the radio show.



  23. Cooking with Gas
    10:20 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    The Tweak



  24. OneAndDone
    10:20 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Pooping ice cream



  25. Bulldawg
    10:21 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Chester, John Short, the Truth. Maybe Josh Hopkins.



  26. therealbigjon
    10:23 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Call Me
    John Wall Dance
    John Short
    The Tweak
    The Brow



  27. Cliff Hawkins
    10:25 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    week-long



  28. Ric
    10:25 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Chester
    John Short
    Kentucky Joe
    The Truth
    Rose



  29. Louisville Joe
    10:27 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1. L1C4
    2. Rick Pitino
    3. Tom Jurich
    4. Bobby Petrino
    5. Year of the Cardinal

    Because we all know Louisville is better than UK in everything.



    • Charlie Strong Silent Typist
      6:40 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Uavel is a no knowledge junior college. A little brother wannabe, with a mission to out do big bro by any means necessary; hence the hiring of former KENTUCKY football player Howard Schnellenberger, the firing of legendary basketball Coach Denny Crum, the hiring of former KENTUCKY coach Pitino, the retention of Pitino, the re-hiring of Bobby Petrino, and incessant conference jumping.



  30. Common Cents
    10:31 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    The Tweak for sure. Also, the rick pitino trial



  31. JLeach
    10:31 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Josh Hopkins



  32. ltothaj1
    10:35 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1.Aaron Harrison’s game winners
    2. The Tweak
    3. Unibrow
    4. OH Napier
    5. Josh Hopkins



  33. Next Five (ok - Ten)
    10:39 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1. Boogie
    2. John Short
    3. John Wall Dance
    4. The Brow
    5. The Tweak
    6. Lake Hair Don’t Care
    7. Doron’s Tweets
    8. Josh Hopkins
    9. Josh Hutcherson
    10. John Robic’s Hair



  34. California Cat
    10:41 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Aaron Harrison’s big balls



  35. Juan Pablo
    10:43 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    The Bachelor. Taught my son about crazy eyes because of this site.



  36. California Cat
    10:45 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Unibrow
    Wall Dance
    “Hello Mr President this is Demarcus Cousins”
    2013 recruiting class



  37. jaxcats8503
    10:47 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Aaron Flener’s Bachelor Recap Posts:
    -hilarious
    -piss a ton of people off because it “doesn’t belong on KSR”
    -embodies the ridiculousness that KSR was founded on
    -many come to the site for the non-UK offerings too



  38. Matt
    11:18 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1. John Wall Dance
    2. Boogie “Hello Mr. President”
    3. The Brow
    4. Brandon Knight’s Ohio State Game Winner
    5. “Call Me”



  39. Jeff Garlin
    11:22 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    John Short
    40-0
    Truth
    Billy G
    Tom Crean, (The gift that keeps on giving).



  40. Nick
    11:36 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Josh Hopkins
    Lukasz Orbzut
    3 Goggles



  41. Mr. Dominic
    11:47 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1. Troy McKinley and the crazy posts that were made about him in the comments section.
    2. John Wall dance, that supposedly Mr. McKinley invented and Wall stole from him.
    3. Call me from Boogie, in a weird twist of fate, he was actually telling that to Troy McKinley in the stands so that Troy could teach Boogie his form from beyond the 3 point line.
    4. Robic’s hair, although the original hair style was Troy’s flowing golden locks from the 80s. Don’t believe me? Look it up!



    • houndstooth
      2:51 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      where are the post for Troy McKinley? Did a search but didn’t see them any where?



    • Mr. Dominic
      3:54 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      There were a couple posts for Troy McKinley, but the majority body of his work was either on the comments section, or if you review some game film from the early 80s.



  42. DTuck
    11:52 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    John Short
    Chester
    The Truth
    Fake Barney
    J-Roc (because not being in the KSR Hall of Fame SUCKS!)



  43. First Year Ballot
    11:54 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Since it appears he may be gone forever, SexnNursingHomes should definitely be included



  44. ukfan
    11:59 am August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Chester, Slice (his first appearance was THAT impressive), Kentucky Joe (just to shut him up already), All 4 (hundred) of Ryans speeding tickets.



  45. CatsFanFrankfort
    12:04 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Things that contributed to the growth of KSR:

    John Wall Dance
    Unibrow
    2012 National Championship (I think the amount of readers probably skyrocketed that season)
    40-0
    The ‘Tweak’



  46. bluristhurr
    12:20 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    The Bachelor LOL



  47. Dee
    12:21 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1. John Short
    2. Chester
    3. The “Truth”
    4. Pooped Ice Cream

    5. The evil guys (Thamel, Forde, Pitino, etc….for always being haters)….you gotta admit haters hating get KSR fired up… and it’s good.



  48. Glensboro Icon
    12:22 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1. John Short
    2. Chester
    3. Fake Barney
    4. 15 second/ down her leg jokes
    5. Ryan’s driver’s license



  49. Wildcat In Buckeye Country
    12:33 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1. Drew Franklin photoshops
    2. The Brow
    3. Matt putting national writers on blast
    4. Bobby Petrino/UofL/Falcons/Arkansas/Western/UofL
    5. Jurich/Pitino/Forde just being Jurich/Pitino/Forde



  50. J
    12:37 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    -FREE ENES
    – John Wall dance



  51. brad
    12:41 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    lazer tag



  52. Jay_Postoasties
    12:49 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Definetly the TWEEK!



  53. Randy Watson
    1:10 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Can the old school KSR-Marc Maggard nerd fights be in the HoF? Those were so crucial to the early days. And if we’re gonna add that, then we’d have to add the Samantha Ryan legal action against Drew story too.



  54. ZombieLibrarian
    1:30 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    One word – Maggard.



  55. Greg In Hendo
    1:44 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Joann – Tony Vanetti call
    Chester – Liberal Socialists or UK Needs to Emphasize More Sports, Less Education
    Unibrow
    Wall Dance
    Hello Mr President this is Demarcus Cousins
    Big Easy



  56. Blue Jesus
    1:45 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Drew Franklin’s live blog joke-for-all-time about Jurich, Forde, and some thighs.

    Also I agree with The Tweak.



  57. The Great Marrdom
    2:12 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    It has to be Troy McKinley and some of the stories and fables that he told in the comments section were of legendary proprotions. Did you all know that Troy McKinley invented the tweak? Watch some interviews from the 1984 season and hear him mention it.



  58. Shadynasty
    2:16 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1. Matt Jones saying MKG wouldn’t be any good

    I like the idea of a Hall of Shame also. ie Ryan Lemond for driving record, everyone for the 40-0 talk, etc.



  59. Fake Nate
    3:00 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1. Jax Teller, King of the Show Thread
    2. The Truth
    3. Eric C. Conn
    4. Charles Ramsey
    5. Matt’s goofy selfies (check out @Fake__Nate to see a library of pics)
    6. Shannon the Dude for giving me the Dump button in nearly 1/3 of my calls to the show.



  60. Sam
    3:03 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    “Hello, Mr. President. This is Demarcus Cousins.”



  61. Sam
    3:04 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    “Slash Slash”



  62. Blue
    3:20 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Not Jerry Tipton’s Friday Basketball Notebook

    Calipari children



  63. TravisC
    3:25 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    1: John Wall Dance
    2: Unibrow
    3: Stadium Frame’s Final Four Print
    4: John Short
    5: DeMarcus Cousins



  64. ukjonny9
    3:29 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    ukcats8fan! how many of his videos have you played on the website and how much time did he put into those videos?



  65. Jewelielou
    4:30 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    The Live Blog needs to be in the Hall of Fame. It is a fun unique way to connect with other fans during the games. And, it makes it seem like you are watching the games with friends even when you can’t.



  66. Oldham County
    5:37 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Thomas Beisner. yes I’m serious. Still the best writer KSR has ever had.



  67. DREWSTER
    6:35 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    2014 KENTUCKY/LOUISEVILLE KSR PREGAME SHOW LIVE FROM INDY.



  68. Eddie Turner
    12:09 am August 5, 2014 Permalink

    I’m a newbie to the site, having only discovered it a couple of months ago, but anything ‘Boogie’ Cousins makes me smile and Za’Darius Smith’s first billboard sighting was awesome. Truly a Big Blue moment.