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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Let’s Talk About Barnhart’s Hires………For Governor!

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A lot of talk this week about the absolutely meaningless article judging Mitch Barnhart on his football and basketball hires at the University of Kentucky and Oregon State.  While I personally think the grade was actually fair, who cares?  And running an athletic department means running all the sports.  Mitch has hit more than he missed but has missed a few times on a variety of levels.  But I thought let’s have a little fun with this.  Let’s mix that article with today’s political climate.  And pose the following question:

*Which of Mitch Barnhart’s Hires Would You Vote for Governor?

Now, again, this is FUN exercise.  I honestly don’t care what these guys actual political beliefs are or what party they represent.  I am taking their personalities as coaches and transferring that as candidates for governor and then you vote.  Have fun with it.  Please.  For the the love of god.  Ok, let’s get started:

RICH BROOKS
Campaign Strengths: Thinks the state is a complete mess and wants to clean it up.  Huge supporter of the agriculture community, strangely most for the tomato growers of Kentucky.  All integrity all the time.  Fiesty like your grandfather but lovable too.

Campaign Slogan: Four Years and You’ll Never Want to Ditch Rich

JOKER PHILLIPS
Campaign Strengths: Homegrown Kentucky boy. Breaking down barriers. Always his dream to have this job. Youthful energy.

Campaign Slogan: No Joke, I Accomplished 40-0 (editor’s note: this is a really bad slogan)

MARK STOOPS
Campaign Strengths: Wildly loyal to the state’s residents. Not a big risk taker. Able to recruit big business from out of state. Ahead of the curve on social issues.

Campaign Slogan: Stoops Troops Can Hoop for Kentucky

BILLY GILLISPIE
Campaign Strengths: Hard living guy many can relate with, Works hard and plays hard, Practice makes perfect, Ability to insult all appeals to some, Really supports local establishments and water related activities

Campaign Slogan: Running Quickly Away From the Competition

JOHN CALIPARI
Campaign Strengths: A Residents First Governor. Only brings in the best staff. Could sell ice to an Eskimo.  Always ahead of the curve.  Scared of the 3-point increase in teacher pensions.

Campaign Slogan: Gold Standard Governor

So, cast your vote now: 

Who Would You Vote For Governor of Kentucky?

Rich Brooks
Joker Phillips
Mark Stoops
Billy Gillispie
John Calipari
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Article written by Bryan the Intern

2 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Let’s Talk About Barnhart’s Hires………For Governor!



  1. somerset bill
    10:54 am June 26, 2020 Permalink

    There’s no such thing as a “fun exercise”. See above. Particularly when it is about politics. See below.



  2. ukkatzfan
    11:54 am June 26, 2020 Permalink

    BTI, When you are thinking of topics, think twice. Nick or Jack over BT”fries with that?” I by a landslide.