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John Short gets a shoutout from Tom Hart on a very difficult day

We’re a close-knit family here at KSR, and tonight, one of our favorites got a primetime shoutout on a very difficult day.

John Short, who has been a regular caller on practically every UK radio show going back to Cawood Ledford’s days, lost his mother Betty today after she suffered a fall on Thursday and was moved to hospice. The dedicated fan that he is, Short still called in to today’s pregame show to wish the Cats well, predicting a 25-biggin’ win and putting a lump in all our throats. In his best KSR reference yet, SEC Network announcer Tom Hart delivered a message to Short after Kentucky’s first touchdown.

“Kentucky’s got a super fan by the name of John Short. He expects Kentucky to win every game by about a billion. Well, John, hopefully this brings you a smile. His mom passed away today, so our condolences to the Short family.”

There is no doubt that brought a smile to John’s face, just as there is no doubt this video will bring a tear to your eye.

Thank you, Tom. We love you, John.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

14 Comments for John Short gets a shoutout from Tom Hart on a very difficult day



  1. Headhurts
    9:20 pm October 10, 2020 Permalink

    We gotta Win this game and maybe give the short family the game ball



  2. BIGblueFootBallGuy
    9:24 pm October 10, 2020 Permalink

    Brought a tear to my eye. John we love you buddy. Stay strong and our prayers are with you and your family.



  3. Bluehender
    9:25 pm October 10, 2020 Permalink

    Prayers to you John Short. Go Cats!! Win by 25 biguns..



  4. BowdenQB4ever
    9:27 pm October 10, 2020 Permalink

    Huge for KSR to get another reference from the sec network remote broadcast. Congrats guys!



  5. CATandMONKEY
    9:42 pm October 10, 2020 Permalink

    Have not been on KSR much in past year – Wished to check in to send best wishes and Prayers to John. Ran into him at a KSR remote in Lexington 2 years ago.

    That Tweet above breaks my heart.

    Peace to John.

    Beat every team by 100 big-uns!!!!!



  6. Nickerbocker05
    10:19 pm October 10, 2020 Permalink

    Love you like I love the cats John short! Wish u never had to spend another day in misery, but I guess god makes us stronger that way! Sorry to hear about your mother and I’m praying for you and your family! Love ya man



  7. westkycat20
    10:55 pm October 10, 2020 Permalink

    Prayers to John Short and his family. I pray the Lord will give you strength when you have none and if you read these messages Mr John Short….your BBN family will always be here for you….whenever/wherever. We love you Brother!! YOU ARE A GREAT AMERICAN.



  8. tdub
    11:19 pm October 10, 2020 Permalink

    Hang in there John Short. Prayering for you.



  9. ArmyCatFan
    11:21 pm October 10, 2020 Permalink

    This was awesome.



  10. runningunnin.454
    11:45 pm October 10, 2020 Permalink

    By golly, he was close; only missed it by 3. So sorry for your hurtful loss, John.



  11. Go Deep
    9:15 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

    Prayers to you. I hope you can find peace during this time.



  12. Ready4Nine
    9:17 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t. Stop. The. Tears.

    Sending love to the Short family.



  13. panicpat
    9:30 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

    Sorry for your loss John short. Sending prayers for your family.



  14. mashman 93
    9:41 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

    Sorry for your loss John will be praying for your family. God Bless