By now, you’re probably familiar with the ongoing feud between Jerry Tipton and our own Ryan Lemond. Tipton likes to poke fun at Ryan’s “HELLO RUPP ARENA” halftime entertainment during games and the two have traded barbs for about a year.
Unbeknownst to us, Tipton took another shot at Ryan in his Notebook column in Sunday’s Herald-Leader. In case you don’t read the paper either, here’s what Tipton wrote:
Ryan Lemond, the game-show host for UK’s halftime entertainment, went to the UCLA game. Kentucky lost.
That continued a pattern. Lemond, who doesn’t attend many away games, also went to North Carolina and Kansas the last time Kentucky played there. UK lost both times.
Now, for the good news: Lemond does not plan to travel to any more UK road games this season.
Okay, fine, whatever. Ryan is a jinx on the road. Not so bad, right?
Then again, Ryan Lemond does not necessarily have to be at Kentucky games to get his “work” done.
“Work”? “Work”?!? I resent your implications with those quotation marks, sir! I get that talking about sports on the radio and leading a halftime shooting contest isn’t quite working in the coal mines, but neither is writing about sports for a living. Let’s put those air quotes down and get real, Jerry.
Okay, Ryan, how are we retaliating?