Hello, friends. Everything going okay? Do you know why I pulled you over? You were clicking all over the place back there. Here, I’m gonna need you to follow this pen. Now back again. Now look up. Now let me look in your eyes. Friend, I’m going to need to you to come with me. Do you have someone you can call?
Friends, if you’re like me you can’t wait for UK Football Fan Day — the official day we can all start palpably getting excited for the upcoming season. As many of you are undoubtedly preparing to head down to the Nutter Center with family and friends to greet the coaches and meet the players. Drew had some facts about the day on here yesterday, but it bears repeating that there are some other things to keep in mind when visiting Fan Day this weekend.
DO bring your “autograph book.”
You will have the opportunity to get autographs of many of your favorite coaches and Wildcats.
Do NOT bring your “autograph boob.”
This is not that kind of autograph session.
DO consider parking in the Glenn Nissan Red Lot, the Glenn Infinity of Lexington Green lot or the Glenn Hyundai Blue Lot.
This is where the best Nutter Center parking will be available on Saturday.
Do NOT park in the lot at Glenn Nissan, Inifinity or Hyundai lots on Richmond Road.
You will be in an actual automobile sales lot and someone might try to buy your car while you are wandering around looking for football players which are five miles away.
DO Tell the players you meet to have a good season and wish them best of luck.
This is a nice thing to do and the players will appreciate this.
Do NOT ask Nebraska transfer Courtney Love about Kurt Cobain.
It’s not the same person you’re thinking of. Trust me.
DO bring your camera to take pictures of the facility and the players.
These will be valuable memories for you and your family.
Do NOT give Drew Barker a football and tell him “to hit you while you go long.”
He’s not going to and no one wants to watch a 46 year-old insurance salesman fall down and lay on the ground holding his hamstring and crying.
DO wear clothing that supports the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
It’s only natural that you’d want to don your blue gear to show your pride.
Do NOT wear clothing that supports the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 49ers.
Why would you even do that? That doesn’t even make sense that you would do that. What’s wrong with you, Chad?
DO try to get to the Nutter Center early to take advantage of what are sure to be long lines later in the day.
Arriving before the crowds ensures that you will be first in the queue to meet your favorite players and coaches.
Do NOT believe that the Nutter Center is off of Versailles Road.
That’s just a gross nickname your weird friend gave his apartment.
DO tell Coach Stoops that you think this is the year and that you’re behind him.
He has been working hard and has certainly begun to turn our program around.
Do NOT tell D-Line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh you think you “could probably take him.”
DO head over to Open Practice after the autograph sessions to watch the Wildcats in action.
This will be a great opportunity to get a feel for how the players look at this point pre-season.
Do NOT assume “Open Practice” means you can go out on the field and play.
You will not be properly protected by pads and will be subjecting yourself to serious injury.
DO write in your journal at the end of the day about the great time you had.
It’s a great way to remember the details of the day.
Do NOT feel the need to mail a copy of this journal entry, suitable for framing, to the UK Football Coaching Staff.
They are much too busy this time of year coaching football. Just know everyone appreciates it and is glad you came.