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The Most Ridiculous Kentucky Memorabilia

It doesn’t get cooler than ‘Kentucky’ in cursive.

It doesn't get cooler than 'Kentucky' in cursive.

It doesn’t get cooler than ‘Kentucky’ in cursive.

Many of you may not know, but I’ve spent my Summer interning for Tony Vanetti and Dave Jennings on the Afternoon Underdogs in Louisville.  I’ve been yelled at many times by disgruntled UofL fans, but an endearing whipping boy for some.  This Friday, we will be doing a remote show at Kenny’s garage, a loyal caller that brings an old school perspective from his garage.  All of the regular callers will join in on the party Friday, but I am selfishly more excited about a surprise from Kenny.  He told me a few weeks ago, “I’ve got something for you Nick.  I’ve had this UK-thing since before you were born and haven’t had any good use for it, but you’ll probably like it.”

Kenny’s surprise from the garage is enticing, and it inspired me to make a classic KSR move by finding the internet’s best UK basketball memorabilia.  I’ve never been a big fan of ebay, but the BBN certainly is.

Big Blue Big Heads

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I can’t decide what’s the funniest exaggeration: Trey’s smile, Willie’s ears, or Cal’s quaff.  It mostly makes me miss Midway Sports video games.  Playing NFL Blitz with the Big Head cheat code looked more like a battle of bobbleheads.

A 2012 Championship Interpretation 

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If I learned anything from Sylvester the Cats, it’s that caged birds are mouth-watering.  Even so, I don’t know how I’d feel about a Jayhwak, considering their diet mostly consists of rocks and chalk.

Taz is a Cat

retrouk5 taz

To continue on the cartoon craze, I gotta bring up the 90’s College-Cartoon fad.  I don’t really know why they decided pairing cartoons with colleges and putting them on t-shirts, but I support it 100%.  I can’t think of a much cooler representative for the BBN than Taz.  Indiana’s representative was (probably) Elmer Fudd.

The Creepy Key Chain Every UK Fan Needs

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I can’t even…

A Confused Figurine

retrouk7 mummybball

This is just silly.  In 1998 this would have been the perfect football figurine for the arrival of Hal Mumme.  They simply dropped the ball (not the mummy though, that thing isn’t going ANYwhere).


Wildcats are for the Dogs too

retrouk9 dogbed


I challenge you to find something better for your dog to sleep in, because there isn’t.  Just like the hit movie “Like Mike,” your dog will gain almost supernatural powers by sleeping in it.  That’s exactly how they trained “Air Bud” for basketball stardom.

Be a REAL Kentucky Cowboy 

retrouk10 cowboy hat

If you know Matt’s theory on cowboy hats, than you know there’s nothing better for a bachelor to wear to the bars in Lexington than this beaut, except for this one…

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for The Most Ridiculous Kentucky Memorabilia

  1. JohnV
    11:36 pm July 26, 2015 Permalink

    Quaff? I do not think that word means what you think it means. h/t Princess Bride.

  2. DifferentStrokes
    2:02 am July 27, 2015 Permalink

    Cursive or no cursive that pullover looks pretty sharp to me.

  3. KevininLoveland
    11:32 am July 27, 2015 Permalink

    He meant coif. Quaff means to drink a liquid.

  4. 20/20 Hindsight
    5:50 pm July 27, 2015 Permalink

    What amazes me is that y’all think these things are ridiculous, but
    you love those hideous new Walmart Helmets.