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UK Fans of the Night’s Thursday News and Views



Wednesday was a slow day on the newswire, being New Years Day and all, but like the postal service and Doron Lamb on Twitter, takes no days off. That’s why we’re here tonight with what little bit of stuff there is going on around Big Blue Nation, including a Vine video from San Antonio and Jimbo Fisher’s wife talking about Mark Stoops. (You’ll see.)

So join me this evening, the first full night of 2014, with the first News and Views of 2014, brought to you by three Cats fans living the dream with a nice collection of Hooters waitresses. I hope you got one of their numbers, Woody.


Things are quiet at Camp Cal.

With no game this weekend, things are pretty quiet on the basketball front as the team continues its three-a-day practicing over winter break. The only thing we really know from Camp Cal is that the helmet award is back, and we learned Wednesday that Aaron Harrison is the latest recipient. Coach O tweeted that Marcus Lee, who wore the helmet after an Alex Poythress dunk on Monday, threw one down on Harrison in practice. The video is up over at and it shows Lee catching a lob from Hood off the glass and cramming it in with two hands.


I love how Robic immediately yells for the helmet after the dunk.

The Tampa Bay Times put Mark Stoops, not Jimbo Fisher, on the cover of its sports page.

Mark Stoops is on the cover of The Tampa Bay Times sports page today because someone on the newspaper’s staff thought he was Jimbo Fisher. Fisher’s wife responded on Twitter, saying, “Kinda funny, I’ve been married to him for 20 years, and I’ve never mistaken him for Mark Stoops.”

How does that happen?

Drew Barker is playing well in San Antonio.

Barker had a nice little Tuesday at Army All-American Bowl practice, according to the practice report on Here is what J.C. Shurburtt had to say about the soon-to-be UK student-athlete:

10- Drew Barker, QB, Hebron (Ky.) Conner

We knew coming in because of the level of competition he faces in the state of Kentucky that Barker may have a learning curve in terms of the speed of the game. We also knew that knowing Barker, he would pick things up quickly and he has. During one play in particular, under a rush from Frazier and McDowell, Barker avoided the pressure and fired a strike down the field to an open Brown. It was an impressive play- the type you would expect from a highly-regarded quarterback prospect. Barker will enroll at the University of Kentucky soon and depending on how quickly he develops, it could be 2015 at the latest before he’s a starting quarterback in the Southeastern Conference. [Source]

Barker will have to avoid the Matt Elam pass rush on Saturday as the two are on opposite teams in the game. He’s prepared to take a sack if it’ll help Kentucky’s chances with Elam.

Matt Elam plays Tug of War.

Barker sent out this Vine of his good buddy playing Tug of War on Wednesday. There are 2,467 people on the other end of the rope.

Marcelys Jones isn’t sure if he’ll enroll early at Ohio State.

Jones, a four-star offensive lineman with interest in the Cats, told he is still committed to the Buckeyes but hasn’t made up his mind whether or not he will enroll early. Jones said, “I’m supposed to report to Ohio State next week, but I’m not sure if I am or not. I have to see what happens, and I’m not sure about going there next week just yet.” [Scout]

Keep in mind Jones is rooming with Elam at the Army All-American Bowl this week. If Elam commits to the Cats on Saturday, you can bet he’ll put the pressure on Jones to flip and join him in Lexington.

Trey Lyles is averaging 37 points and 12 rebounds in 2014.

Kentucky basketball signee Trey Lyles had a big night Wednesday against La Lumiere of northern Indiana. Lyles scored 37 points and grabbed 12 boards in the 71-60 win.

Lyles was in Lexington for the Louisville game on Saturday, in case you missed him.

Chane Behanan to Florida State?

KSR’s own Matt Jones tweeted that he is hearing Chane Behanan is leaning toward a transfer to Florida State. Someone will write a comment about this site being obsessed with Louisville in 3… 2… 1…

Ryan Lemond will be joined by Darrin Horn on Thursday’s radio show.

With Matt Jones on a mini-vacation this week, Ryan Lemond will host the radio show Thursday and Friday and his first guest will be Darrin Horn. The former South Carolina head coach, a Lexington native, was great on the pregame show earlier this season and we’re looking forward to having him back on the KSR airwaves. He’ll be talking basketball and whatever else comes up with Ryan for two hours in the Lexington studio.

BTI will be by in 10 hours with a post I know you’re going to love. Stay tuned…

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

46 Comments for UK Fans of the Night’s Thursday News and Views

  1. this site is obsessed with Louisville
    11:28 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    We know its all love Drew,just switch over to L1C4 because it’s 4 life like the wolfpack…But this is Birdgang

    • UKfan
      10:59 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ says that Card Fan that frequently visits KSR.

  2. Justin t
    11:40 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t blame Matt for taking a little vacation, well deserved, but have you seen his little vacation? Have fun with your vacation she’s very nice looking!!

  3. Wrong restaurant
    12:00 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Those are tilted kilt girls, not hooters

    • Hal
      12:10 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      then why does their little fanny packs say hooters?? thought hooters girls had specific uni’s tho

    • Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
      12:16 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      I was thinking the same thing. However, the Hooter’s things hanging around their waists tells me these are not Tilted girls. Can easily see how most would miss this but believe Drew is right and you an apology.

    • Jessdogky
      8:42 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      It was “schoolgirl night” at Hooters when we took that picture. The BEST part is that Hooter’s in Chattanooga is a REMODELED SHONEY’S.

    • Rockfield, KY
      8:50 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      It might be an old Shoney’s, but the talent level is strong to quite strong.

    • Wrong restaurant
      12:16 pm January 2, 2014 Permalink

      Ahh, didn’t see the Hooters fanny pack things. Nice call, my bad

  4. Every KSR Writer
    12:14 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Teddy Bridgewater is black and therefore like RG3 and therefore a running quarterback.

  5. Do whut?
    12:21 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Personally I would say more obsessed with Rick Pitino but I’m sure the fact that so many people believe you’re obsessed with the Cards is the best evidence yet that you aren’t. Or is it just possible that…

  6. Kevin
    12:38 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Elam to KY. He slipped and said it to us in the hotel. Dude is a lil buzzed. But after he said it u could tell he wished he would’ve withheld. He’s enormous in person.

  7. ShagariObrzut
    1:00 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    The first step to a problem is admitting you have one!

    Stop posting about Louisville here! We claim them as “little brother”, but we report their news every chance we get. I don’t care about Louisville until we play them. Other than that, I don’t care if their players transfer, get kicked off, or quit. If I want to know about Louisville I’ll check their site or ESPN. Same goes for Rick Pitino. We get it, you guys don’t like them. The “sex in the bathroom” jokes got old awhile ago.

    • Do whut?
      3:22 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      Amen on the Porcini’s stuff. Everyone knows the only true way to make something funny is to beat the dead horse into an unrecognizable pile of pulp. And let’s not forget this tryst ended with an abortion. Now that’s a real laugh riot.

    • Beavis
      6:55 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      With so many Louisville fans trolling this site, why not get in a dig every once in a while. They are such easy targets. And as far as Porcini goes, those comments are usually the result of some derogatory comments by the Louisville faithful about coach Cal. Besides, why not remind them of what a sleaze bag their coach is.

    • IBe4UL
      10:01 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      Thanks for you effort to go to the comment section to tell us how much you do not care.

    • Beavis
      12:59 pm January 2, 2014 Permalink

      Thanks for ” you ” effort ???? I rest my case. LOL

  8. Lee
    7:03 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    You’re obsessed with Louisville.

  9. Michael F. Jox
    7:49 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Well you are obsessed with Louisville. Them and high school boy’s tweets.

  10. Raazoul
    8:03 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    I never made it past the picture… But What do you people want? They have to fill pages of content every day about a college basketball team. They’re gonna talk about our in state rival, who has our ex coach, who we all hate…. Stop reading KSR only every day and maybe you won’t concentrate on just the UL posts.

  11. Barn
    8:04 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    How about an update on Julius randle?

    • L1C5
      8:55 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      Update: Randle is fine. You’re welcome.

  12. Iivin' in the 'Ville
    8:28 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Why not focus on the people we hate more than once a year . . . Like Digger, Bobby Knight and Marshall Henderson?

    • BlueRedNeck
      9:16 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      I actually don’t hate Marshall Henderson – I find him entertaining instead. Glad he’s not our problem, but you have to admit he brings some color to an otherwise relatively blase’ SEC.

  13. L1C5
    8:55 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    I’d write about Louisville too since the posts where Louisville is mentioned seem to get more comments than the others. All you morons complaining are just giving them what they want…clicks. And I say good for KSR. That’s how you run a business.

  14. Jessdogky
    9:02 am January 2, 2014 Permalink REMODELED SHONEY’S!!!

    • LexingTony
      10:32 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      Drew, I know those goons in the Hooters pic. Do you know Mr. Wood in real life, or just as the guy who sent in the pic? Because if not, you should…he’s as fun as a bourbon barrel full of monkeys. Also shout out to Chad and Jesse.

  15. Yugi
    9:15 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Why are there so many Portland Trailblazer fans in Kentucky?

    • Galaxy
      9:44 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      We didn’t create the 3 goggles in KY, we just perfected it.

  16. Galaxy
    9:45 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Now it’s your turn to answer this: Why do Louisville fans love the loser sign so much? I mean, the rest of the country already knows you’re losers, you don’t have to throw up your loser sign all the time.

  17. Mercy!
    9:59 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    The brunette in the stripes has my number. I’m helpless.

  18. Matt jones nose whistle
    10:01 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    It tongue punch all those gals in the fart box with my nose

  19. Mrs. Fisher’s line about Stoops is classic!

  20. Mark Heisenberg
    10:36 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Awful screwup in the Tampa newspaper, but it underscores just how nondescript Stoops is. He’s a vanilla personality who only attracts attention when he’s verbally abusing officials when his team is down by 20.

    • Huh?
      10:45 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      Wait, the paper makes a mistake and your tiny malformed brian concludes that the mistake is proof positive that Stoops is nondescript and vanilla?

      There sure are some stupid people in this old world.

    • Mark Heisenberg
      11:04 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      And you’re one of them, What part of ‘awful mistake by the paper’ do you not understand?

    • UKfan
      11:10 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      Vanilla Personality as compared to the drama surrounding paying prostitutes and drugs for recruits,
      “borrowing” money from a booster, NCAA “show cause” rulings, 15 seconds of fame at local restaurants, sexual discrimination cases pushed up the rug, et al. Yeah I see your point; he doesn’t quite bring the excitement of other personality types.

  21. Obummer
    11:25 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    If they are running the 3 on 2 2on1 drill that helmet will be changing everyday, the poor 1 back on D always gets abused!

  22. Mark Heisenberg
    11:31 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Nice straw man argument, UKfan. I forgot it had to be one or the other: Boring twit or scandalous behavior. And you shouldn’t play the morality card so confidently. UK has a long history of corruption and flat-out cheating going back to the Rupp years. Point shaving, academic fraud, payment of players. Go big blue.

    • UKfan
      12:45 pm January 2, 2014 Permalink

      I am talking about what happened recently, not eons ago. We can have a discussion about that if you wish. I am sure I can point to how the NCAA picks and chooses its punishment. UNC Academic scandal, Duke player buying expensive jewelry, driving cars, receiving money (here’s looking at you Corey). We can even talk about UK “death penalty” from the 1950’s. If the same rules applied now as what they did then, then other teams would have faced it as well. UK just happened to be the big fish. The NCAA sure was fair when they wouldn’t let Lil Abner or Frank Ramsey play in the tournament in 1954, only the change the rule the next year. So go on with your bad self in bringing up the past, just don’t let the facts get in the way.

    • Glass Houses
      1:41 pm January 2, 2014 Permalink

      The man you named your arena after, Adolph Rupp, actually got the NCAA death penalty. Cheating is in the Wildcat fan DNA, right down to its present day savior, John Calipari. He is the only man alive who has twice had NCAA Final Fours stricken from his record. When he coached at Memphis, Kentucky fans hated him and called him a cheating liar. The moment the Wildcats hired him he became a saint who was unfairly maligned by everyone.

    • UKfan
      2:31 pm January 2, 2014 Permalink

      Explain to me how Adolph Rupp cheated. I’m waiting……

    • Mark Heisenberg
      7:13 pm January 2, 2014 Permalink

      UKfan, I never said Rupp cheated, I said rules were broken on his watch in the 50s. His best players took bribes to shave points. UK got a one-year death penalty, and Spivey was banned from the team and later the NBA.

      In the mid 80s, UK players admitted they were paid by boosters, and the program could have received the death penalty for a second time. In the late 80s, there was the Emery package and the Eric Manuel SAT cheating fiasco under Eddie Sutton.

      Then UK hires a coach in Calipari who twice has had Final Fours vacated. No program in the history of college basketball and maybe all of college athletics has cheated as flagrantly as Kentucky.

  23. Sonny
    12:05 pm January 2, 2014 Permalink

    UL turds finally found a place to talk about their cards. Their site is all about UK 24-7. LOL River rats always show up when a crum hits the floor.

    Did any one notice that an hour after Chane was gone his ring was stolen again and put on sale. LOL that’s some funny sh-t right there. I wonder if UL lets him keep one of his cars as a parting gift.

    Now on to more important things. Love Hooter girls

  24. Greg
    12:20 pm January 2, 2014 Permalink

    I solemnly swear I would like to be up to no good with her.

  25. Not fair
    3:59 pm January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Seems a little unfair to get the helmet when you’re forced to run a 1 on 2.