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Mitch Barnhart Denies Tennessee’s Involvement With Checkerboard Jerseys

Editor’s Note: The following was written by Harold Leeder, editor-in-chief of The New Circle Circular, Lexington’s #1 source of fake news you can’t count on.

University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart held a joint press conference with Former President and current Czar of Tennessee Al Gore where Barnhart announced that, despite all of the evidence uncovered by people showing Tennessee with checkerboard uniforms long before UK made the switch, Tennessee had no involvement in the checkerboard uniforms introduced a few years ago.

With the checkerboards being such a bad idea, Tennessee would seem to be an easy scapegoat for the error. However, Mitch and others claim it’s not an error at all, let alone the fault of Tennessee. “I asked Mr. Gore if he tricked us into using the checkerboards so they [UT] wouldn’t look as dumb wearing them and he said they didn’t do it and they’ve never even worn checkerboards,” Barnhart said. “They had nothing to do with the checkerboards, they were all my idea and, frankly, everyone loves them.”

When presented with pictures of Tennessee utilizing the checkerboard design in the past Barnhart simply said: “those aren’t checkerboard, those are chessboard.” Barnhart went on to explain that Chess represented Tennessee because it is a game with a long history and is played by the top minds in the game whereas checkers represented Kentucky because our strategy in football has largely been centered around wildly jumping over people and getting to one end of the field and stacking players on top of one another for some reason.

UK officials were reportedly disturbed to hear Kentucky thrown under the bus but planned to do nothing about it.

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Article written by Harold Leeder

12 Comments for Mitch Barnhart Denies Tennessee’s Involvement With Checkerboard Jerseys



  1. TreyTingle
    9:55 pm July 17, 2018 Permalink

    Barnhart with the political answers as always. Own it, admit it, and move on!



    • JoeMoney333
      10:15 pm July 17, 2018 Permalink

      I found him!
      The guy who didn’t realize you’d was a satirical post. There’s always one.



    • bigbluebanana
      11:02 pm July 17, 2018 Permalink

      There’s usually more than one!



  2. StuckinLville
    10:33 pm July 17, 2018 Permalink

    Really Mitch? You must be smoking the same stuff that made Gore believe in climate change. Chess board, checker board, it’s all the same and the fact he keeps defending it and saying everyone loves it knowing that players have come out and said they didn’t is just funny to me. I understand the silks from Secretariat are at play here, but most of these players have no clue about horse racing nor do they care. Time to change the uniforms. Nothing wrong with the pattern, just not the way it’s done on the basketball jerseys.



    • bigbluebanana
      11:03 pm July 17, 2018 Permalink

      Cause you gotta be high to believe in actual, bonafide facts like climate change.



  3. wafowlersr
    10:47 pm July 17, 2018 Permalink

    Another inane, not funny post. Why waste the space?



  4. bigbluebanana
    11:02 pm July 17, 2018 Permalink

    I’m always amazed at the people who don’t understand these Leeder posts!



    • FlySoup
      11:45 pm July 17, 2018 Permalink

      Maybe it’s YOU who doesn’t understand THEIR posts??!?



    • zoupman
      8:41 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Banana I understand it’s a satire, just not a very funny one. Slow news day when this is best they got.



    • bigbluebanana
      10:45 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

      It’s not the best they got, it’s a weekly column, has been for a while. Never said it was good, just that it was satirical, like The Onion.



  5. Tango98
    8:17 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    The only thing remotely funny about these posts are the people who don’t realize they are fake. These posts really are the worst thing KSR puts out….



  6. loservilletard
    12:34 pm July 19, 2018 Permalink

    please don’t post this garbage on KSR. If anyone wanted to read this crap they would go to his web site.