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Maker’s Mark put Tom Jurich on a bottle because… I don’t know why Maker’s Mark put Tom Jurich on a bottle

Much like his basketball team does every time it plays UK, Tom Jurich got waxed this morning. The Louisville AD dipped his new commemorative Maker’s Mark bottle in black wax to celebrate its release. Bottles will go on sale later this week and proceeds will go to aid in fundraising for a new academic center at Louisville.

If you’re interested in purchasing a bottle, you need to reevaluate your life.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

58 Comments for Maker’s Mark put Tom Jurich on a bottle because… I don’t know why Maker’s Mark put Tom Jurich on a bottle



  1. JoeWalsh
    12:39 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    In that price range, Four Roses Small Batch is my favorite anyway.



    • Dubbya
      12:56 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      Agree, Buffalo Trace is pretty good too. Makers is overrated.



  2. Hudson
    12:40 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    I’ve said it before when Maker’s Mark comes up: I know from first-hand experience that Bill Samuels is a UofL fan. MM only prints UK bottles because it sells 100 times more than UofL bottles. Bill does not like UK.

    Bill’s son, Rob, who is in the picture, actually went to the University of South Carolina. He probably is a residual UofL fan, like so many people from Louisville who remain UofL fans, even though they would never actually go to school there (or send their kids there).



    • DB11
      1:08 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      “even though they would never actually go to school there (or send their kids there)”

      That part is always the kicker. How the hell are you a UL fan when you go to UK or another school simply because you didn’t like the academics/lifestyle/campus of UL???



    • katsrock
      6:42 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      Samuels is absolutely a Tard fan. He uses UK fans as tools to make big profits. His loyalty lies in Louisville. When I discovered this, I have never had another sip of MM. Jim Beam forever!



  3. Scott
    12:42 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Please, someone name me another AD that would put himself before the university he works for like this. I would understand a generic Louisville joins the ACC bottle, but slapping Jurich’s face on it is typical UofL these days.



    • uknbama
      12:44 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      Totally agree with you – he treats it like the University of Jurich.



  4. ??
    12:53 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Maybe he’s on the bottle because he’s arguably the best AD in the county. Just a thought.



    • Scott
      12:57 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      I will agree that he is probably doing a better job than Scott Wiegandt at Bellarmine, making Jurich the best AD in Jefferson County. Still don’t see how that gets you a maker’s bottle.



    • btowncatfan
      12:57 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      I agree, he is the best AD in the county, Jefferson County that is.



    • Patrick
      12:59 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      I would agree with you. I don’t think another AD in the county can compete with him. Maybe the AD at Louiville Trinity or Ballard.



    • Kevin C.
      1:00 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      In the COUNTY? Yeah, I’ll give him that ; he probably is the best AD in all of Jefferson county.



    • Grover Sales
      1:36 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      Jurich is a scumbag



  5. CatFanForLife
    12:53 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Who’s kidding who here. We all know the love affair Louisville fans with Crown Royal. The sales of these bottles will likely be minimal at best. I think Maker’s really needs to evaluate their relationship with anything to do with UL. A greater majority of their sales are likely to UK fans vs, UL fans.



  6. Dubbya
    12:54 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    He looks so creepy.



  7. B-Lord
    12:54 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    These bottles are filled with bourbon that has been vomited back up. Tom is giving it a second chance. He believes it has changed and will not make people sick this time around.



  8. Patrick
    12:56 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    It’s hilarious that not only is his big head on the bottle but behind it is “ACC” in which they have not had any success in yet…a lil premature, don’t ya think?

    Looking at his ugly face would make you drink the entire bottle.



    • bluemanchew
      1:12 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      Wonder if the ACC minds their logo being on the bottle. Also its the wrong color.



  9. Kevin C.
    12:57 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    This is what happens when you let your company be bought by the Japanese.



    • Rei
      1:04 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      Ironically I imagine those same Japanese have a better grasp on the English language than you.



    • Travis
      2:07 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      LOL!



  10. amirite
    12:58 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    the guy with him seems confused at the ordeal also



  11. wildcats62
    1:08 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Why is Alexi Lalas watching him dip the bottle?



  12. bluemanchew
    1:10 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    When they say academic center I bet they are talking about student athlete center. They are tired of regular students taking pictures of all their athletes sleeping in class leaking onto twitter.



  13. Tom Tom Cats fan
    1:25 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Shouldn’t his mug be on a bottle of Crowne Royal???

    What’s next? The Karen Sypher bottle or possibly the face of UL parole officer that is having to monitor all the criminals that are being kicked off of respectable program’s teams and then being offered full rides to attend thugVille.



  14. Al/in/Indy
    1:27 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    His mug on a jug….ummmm no thank you!



  15. Tom Tom Cats fan
    1:28 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    The bubble over the guy’s head beside Jurich ” What a waste of good bourbon”

    The bubble over Jurich’s head “I wonder if I can eat this black stuff….”



  16. She
    1:31 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Jurich is glorified by UofL fans because he makes shady deals like the Yum center and gets away with it. He has pretty much single-handedly brought UofL sports to relevance because his power is never questioned. Everyone in town knows he’s dirty but yet he is a hero.



  17. Tom Tom Cats fan
    1:33 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    UK would never allow Maker’s to put one of our own on a bottle if they did not deserve it. Can’t wait for Stoops to get his face on a bottle when he gets this team back on track, and when he Deserves it. CATS!



    • Moose
      2:01 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      I take it this is a trolling post since Stoops has already been on a bottle. Anyone who was willing to take over Joker’s mess deserved a bottle. And at least Stoops is a coach and not AD. You don’t see Barnhart on any bottles, yet he has done amazing things for UKs athletics (I know “Barnfart” haters, you hate him)



  18. The Insult dog
    1:38 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    I love the Jurich Maker’s bottle, where can I get one …..to POOP on!



  19. UKBlue
    1:48 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    UL fans actually think the ACC wanted them: if Maryland wouldn’t have left UL still wouldn’t been in. The ACC only offered later because they were desperate to keep the conference together not because they actually wanted UL. Tom so great: The Big boys left the Big East & no one told Tom until they had left. Tom found out on TV by a reporter on the sideline before the UK UL football game, kinda how he & their fans found out John L was quitting for the Mich St during halftime of a cheap bowl game. UL program & their fans are mirror images of each other: except who you are a joke.



    • Sissy boy
      5:46 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      Another year as an SEC doormat. Have fun punk!



    • ACC Prez?
      8:02 am July 23, 2014 Permalink

      Im guessing you know that the ACC didnt want UofL?! You on the ACC Board? Pretty sure it was a win for both sides.



  20. bramstin milsapp
    1:53 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Not fair, it’s a fundraiser!



    • Moose
      1:59 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      yeah, prob just a fundraiser for Jurich’s pockets. He needs more turtlenecks.



    • bramstin milsapp
      2:06 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      All three bottles are part of the same fundraiser.



  21. L1C6
    2:04 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Here’s the thing: Maker’s loves Louisville and wanted to raise money for them. There’s no way in hell they are putting Petrino on a bottle at this point, so they had to go w Jurich. I think they should sell little turtlenecks on the bottles, like they send me Christmas sweaters for my bottles every year.



    • bramstin milsapp
      2:07 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      Petrino has work to do before he lands on a bottle.



  22. The Jurich
    2:17 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Makers Mark could have at least made Jurich wear a Mock Turtle-neck to sport his man-boobs on the bottle.



  23. WestWorld
    2:27 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    This one goes into the weird column…



  24. Clam
    2:51 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    True story: during the conference realignment over the last five or so years, the ACC has repeatedly turned downed UofL’s inquiries about membership. This was based entirely on academics: UofL is BY FAR the worst university in the ACC, and the ACC did not want to tarnish its good academic reputation by having a third-tier university rubbing shoulders with the likes of UVA, Duke, UNC, WF, etc. It was only when the ACC was in danger of imploding did they agree to let UofL in. UofL is a great athletic fit, but the ACC wanted to be about more than athletics; however, it had to compromise when its very existence was threatened. The ACC never wanted them.



    • catdaddyd
      3:50 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      UNC is a great academic school?



    • VeryScholarly
      8:10 am July 23, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah Florida St., Miami, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Pitt? Heck with schools of this caliber they are just fart to superior for UofL…NOT! No different than any other conference, ACC has Duke just like SEC has Vandy where there is a school that is a better academic school than the rest.



  25. Brian
    2:53 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Let’s see? He let ricky p lie repeatedly about Shane multiple suspensions. Let’s throw in the Kevin ware lie that he not suspended. How about keeping Clint hurt even after he admitted to the NCAA that he knowingly cheated. When earlier you said if it was found out that he lied to you he was gone. Oh that’s right that’s how you got most of you good recruits. Let’s not forget how patrino stuck it in his A$$ when he left the fist time. Yet he feels patrino has learned his lesson, he’s a new man. He won’t do it again. Ah, he had to do it to WK. to come to louisville. He’s a great guy! Full of integrity.



    • Brian and the spellcheck, a complicated relationship
      3:28 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      Seriously, spellcheck and grammar.



    • WellActually
      3:37 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      I’ll give ya the grammar part, but the spelling is only wrong when he mentions names…Chane which is weird to spell it that way anyway, Hurtt which normally has 1 t, and Petrino which spell check doesn’t know how to spell. So yeah, he needs grammar check but spell check wouldn’t have helped.



  26. WTF?!
    3:23 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    I hope all the morons (not saying any of the fine folk here were part of that group) who blasted Cal for having the audacity to have a photo taken with a former Secretary of State are today dumping all their Maker’s in the garbage. Of course, no one in Louisville would be doing that because those clowns believe Crown Royal is an acceptable brown beverage.



  27. fatkidineastky
    3:37 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    haven’t purchased Makers Mark since I saw a piece on Bill Jr in his office and he denigrated the people of Eastern KY ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-vmOLjCfJQ ) – as if we had not assisted them in becoming a sales juggernaut….

    This complete and utter ADDITTIONAL idiocy will only add ire to my distaste for the brand!

    Hey – wonder if they will water it down and add candy to make it taste like the Crown they love so much?!?!?!



  28. catdaddyd
    3:55 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    I wonder if they filled that bottle with piss and vinegar.



  29. bbmike
    4:54 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Hudson-you obviously don’t know Rob Samuels. He is a huge UK fan. Makers made the bottle to commemorate ul move to ACC…a big deal to them. Makers made nothing, but UK bottles before branching out.



  30. zombielibrarian
    5:23 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    “Much like his basketball team does every time it plays UK, Tom Jurich got waxed this morning.”

    “If you’re interested in purchasing a bottle, you need to reevaluate your life.”

    Nice.



  31. Stoop-id
    5:29 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    How about I dip my dick in wax and you blue bellies suck it off?



    • Dick Porcino
      5:33 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      UofLoL fans and their fixation on the male genitalia. Never ceases to amaze me.



    • Blue To The Bone...
      6:18 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

      Why would we want to do that with you…??…Your wife says you are only good for 15 seconds just like Benedict…



  32. FudgePacker
    5:36 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    I think we need a Makers Mark bottle dipped in pink, with a picture of Rock Hudson on it, to commemorate our football teams in the past.



  33. wow eastern ky hate? shame makers
    6:28 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink


  34. Brian
    6:38 pm July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Stoop – Id, this is a don’t ask don’t tell world. You don’t have to be embarrest of your sexual preferences. No one would have known if you liked the PETER if you wouldn’t have advertised it. That doesn’t make you a bad person. I belive you were born with those tendencies.