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Tom Jurich’s son blasts new UofL AD in e-mail about free tickets

Tom Jurich’s baby boy, Mark Jurich, sent an e-mail to new University of Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra to let him know he’s not happy.

Mark Jurich — you know, that guy who got paid a lot of money to do nothing — is upset because Tyra moved the Jurich’s season football and basketball tickets. The Jurich family had seats at midfield and midcourt in the club levels of Cardinal Stadium and the KFC Yum! Center, but Tyra recently moved them to a corner section of the club.

Poor wittle Jurich said the move is “blatant disrespect” for the family.

Here is the full e-mail, courtesy of The Courier-Journal:

In writing this email, I hope to be clear. It has been my goal to move on – yet you continue to attack my family which gives me no other option than to respond. This email is not about tickets. It is about you and the University dishonoring my father and your blatant disrespect for my family.

If you cannot bear the sight, or rather the optics of Tom Jurich in the YUM! Center or Cardinal Stadium, you are weaker than I thought. If you feel the need to hide my dad in a corner to make yourself feel important or simply comfortable, then so be it — he will do that for you. But you cannot possibly think you can erase him by hiding him in these stadiums. His fingerprints are everywhere. Your coaches still call my dad for advice. Your players still call my dad for insight. Your administration still calls my dad for guidance.

However, this all begs the following questions. Why be so petty? Why not be confident in the leader you think you are, rather than disregard the leader my father has always been? Why not honor him? Why not allow him to keep the seats he has earned after 20 years? These seats aren’t a gift. They were accepted in lieu of a pay raise. You have allowed Jim Ramsey and Kevin Miller (mind you, the athletic dept. accountant and the primary sport administrator for men’s basketball since I was in college) to maintain their seat locations, parking passes and dignity. My father honored Denny Crum with a prominent seat at YUM! for all the great things he did. So why the disparity?

Have you ever considered what my father did for you? He honored the legacy of your father. He was a steward of your money. He provided you with an amazing atmosphere for you as a fan and created a great product for you and your family. So why the continued efforts to embarrass us? My dad’s balance sheet has been on display for 20 years. Would you like for us to discuss yours? Would you like for us to discuss what I did for you at Cardinal Alley?

Or, Vince are you simply out of your league? What do you stand for? How do you look into my eyes moments after my father was placed on leave and say “I will do everything to make sure this University honors your dad”? Can you imagine me treating your son Cooper this way? No, because I never would.

While you were focused on $.79 pom-poms, Tyra jerseys and removing Jurich banners, you should’ve been focused on bridging the gap within our fanbase and supporting our program. The butchering of the NCAA appeal makes me question your agenda. To see the destruction of 20 years’ work in 10 months is heartbreaking. To see our top donors leave is understandable. You can package this however makes you most comfortable, but I question, as should everyone else, are you part of the problem? Is your ego so fragile that you cannot celebrate the man who preceded you?

The vision, unprecedented growth, wins, first-class facilities, world-class coaches, sponsorships, partnerships, conference realignments, conference championships, world series, bowl games, national championships. The campus, the city, the state, etc., etc., etc.

All Tom.

How quickly one forgets.

Now that I have reminded you, would you like to reconsider your decision? You and I both know that it is never too late to do the right thing.


[The Courier-Journal]

Awwwwwwww… Poor wittle Mark has to sit in his free seats in the corner now. Awwwwwwwwww… That’s so sad. My heart breaks for the Juriches.

I guess it’s too much to be grateful that Louisville gave the family eight club-level tickets and two priority parking passes for both football and men’s basketball for the next 20 years when Tom left.

What a douche.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

50 Comments for Tom Jurich’s son blasts new UofL AD in e-mail about free tickets

  1. ukjaybrat
    10:41 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    “Good. It was meant to be disrespectful. Your family stole from this university and ruined its reputation for years.”
    ~ Vince probably.

  2. J-Dub421
    10:42 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    If that whiney little loser Mark Jurich wants tickets on the 50 yard line, then he can pay for them himself like everyone else does.

    • Booby Petrino
      11:08 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

      ha ha I love this!

    • CatMan4
      12:40 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

      Did you not read?… His dad earned those for him. LOL. If I were a Jurich I would be embarrassed to be seen at a UL event. Heck, I’m not a Jurich and I would be embarrassed to be at a UL event..

  3. PillsburyThrowboy
    10:53 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    There is a very short list of people who have f’ed over the state of KY and your dad is on that list. Along with people like Pitino and Eric Conn. Congrats buddy. I hope you are proud of your legacy.

  4. sprtphan
    10:54 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Apple not far from tree.

  5. Park
    11:03 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    While funny, probably not a good move for the new AD to leak this email…

    • Booby Petrino
      11:16 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

      why assume he did? perhaps Jurich Jr wanted it out bc he clearly sees nothing wrong with what he’s done.

    11:03 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    “Why be so petty?” That’s a question you should be asking yourself instead of riding your daddy’s coattails. Your entire family should be run out of the state, but instead you are still getting paid and getting free season tickets. Just shut the hell up and go away.

  7. Lockjaw
    11:05 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    “It has been my goal to move on…”
    * Promptly writes 6 paragraphs about his hurt feelings *

    The UofL trainwreck continues to be high comedy, and for that I am appreciative.

  8. ukisgr8
    11:06 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    My question is, what happened in cardinal alley that he thinks gives him leverage over this guy? Interesting. Sounds like bribery to me

    • ClutchCargo
      11:12 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

      I’m afraid to ask what someone did in an alley at UofL to influence someone else’s decisions. lol

    • Booby Petrino
      11:22 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

      what happens in Cardinal Alley stays in Cardinal Alley…unless you refuse to give him better seats, then he might spill the beans.

    • CombatMedic_98
      4:17 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

      That is in reference to a group of people…

  9. Booby Petrino
    11:07 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    This is glorious! So fun to watch them wallow in their misery!

  10. ClutchCargo
    11:11 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    He mad.

    The C-J was naturally too lazy to tell how they got this email, but I assume Turtleneck Jr. sent it to them.

  11. Realme
    11:12 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    I’d never seen him before. This picture shows the exact level of tool that the guys sounds like. What a tone deaf, entitled moron.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:19 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

      It’s almost like Tom adopted a young Pat Forde or something.

    • Alex90
      11:25 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

      Looks like Tom and Pat had a love today amazes me lol

    • Bluebloodtoo
      2:21 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

      The definition of narcissism should include a blurb about the Jurichs.

  12. secrick
    11:25 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    You are right Clutch he does look like Pat Forde

    • secrick
      11:30 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

      Also MR MAGOO with those eyes.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:34 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

      All the better to turn a blind eye to all the wrongdoing his daddy was responsible for. It may also explain why he is so pissed about having slightly worse seats. He can’t see what’s happening on the field.

  13. Rixter
    11:26 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    The apple sure doesn’t fall far from the tree. This family has enough audacity to think they’re still relevant in Louisville. Wow.

  14. kjd
    11:48 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Who leaked the email? Very petty, who ever it was.
    However, it is great comedy.

  15. peyton
    11:51 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Those rose-colored glasses are something … to not be able to see all the scandal and shame his poor papi brought upon the University, as well as the disconnect between his accomplishments and the means he employed to obtain those accomplishments. Where can I get a pair!?

  16. dickpitino
    11:54 am August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Couldn’t stop laughing while reading this. The stuff people have the courage to say over a screen but not in person…

    • DerBaron
      12:21 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

      I’m hoping between the Jurichs, Ricky’s lawsuit and lost Papa John’s revenue they’ll bankrupt the place. ?

    • secrick
      1:15 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

      You mean like the e-mail he sent Tyra instead of talking to him face to face.

  17. c-pop
    12:20 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    You’re calling who a douche? Careful, he may slip in the side door at the new KSR Bar and shave your face with a dull credit card. Douche.

    • Alex90
      12:26 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink


    • Booby Petrino
      12:33 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

      c-pop must be Jurich Jr 🙂 Douche!

    • ClutchCargo
      1:10 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

      Well, hello there, Mark!

    • (Aixelsyd)0505
      6:40 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

      So… he is a spoiled Little Bitch who probably has never been punched in his face before, needs to happen ASAP tho

  18. FBtimeintheBG
    1:23 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    what a garbage human being

    1:37 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    So THIS is the “white privileged” I hear so much about. Gotcha.

    • (Aixelsyd)0505
      6:45 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

      Ha! No No. this is a whole different level of over privileged lil Puss puss who probably has a small peepee

  20. BluKudzu
    1:53 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Anybody picking up on the radar the story about the frequency of the (non) “recruiting” trips using Pappa John’s private plane?

    I wonder if it is valid.

    No surprises if it is.

  21. bigblue2018
    2:36 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Banners taken down, probation, a joke coast to coast and cost the school hundreds of millions of dollars and you think the school owes you anything.

  22. HackRichards
    3:14 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    They mad because now they are not worth as much on the market when they sell. You know they will sell because if they show up they’ll probably be BOOED out of the house!

  23. CatsfaninFL
    3:34 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    The entitlement is thick with that one. It amazes me that he can only focus on the “good” daddy did but just so quickly dismisses the absolute dumpster fire he left it in.

  24. CombatMedic_98
    4:18 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Disgrace to society…

  25. CombatMedic_98
    4:19 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Can we annex Louisville to INDIANA

    • CombatMedic_98
      4:21 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

      Just from West Point around to Prospect, KY…make it INDIANA TERRITORY at least…

  26. Pitinos Conscience
    4:24 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Hey….I’ll take those tickets if Markie doesn’t want them. Mine seems to have been lost in the mail.

  27. jaws2
    4:38 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Unfortunately, there’s a huge portion of the ‘fan’ base that actually agrees with this privileged little puke!
    His daddy and cronyism paid him a boat load of money to hang around and he has the balls to write this!!!
    I think his dad is so far beyond an egomaniac narcissist that he KNOWS everyone must love him. These people make me want to puke.

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:19 pm August 30, 2018 Permalink

      Does trump wanna make you puke, though? Lol


  28. StuckinLville
    5:28 pm August 29, 2018 Permalink

    Wasn’t Tom essentially fired? He’s lucky they even let him in the building! Legacy? That he allowed Pitino to continue to be coach after the sex scandal and hiring back Petrino after his own sex scandals? I see an AD that prevented any NBA team from coming into town. I see a narcissist who thinks he is owed something when he’s lucky to even be allowed on campus. You don’t give respect to people who don’t deserve it and I think think Tom deserves. That would be why their former president was fired, then him and Pitino. All embarrassments to the program.

  29. UK Big Board Update
    10:53 am August 30, 2018 Permalink

    Hmmm, no response from Luether… ?