COUNT IT#GoBigBlue pic.twitter.com/TZtb9JS89l— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) February 9, 2022 This year's Kentucky basketball squad is generating all the feels. "before the coaches even got in the guys held each other accountable. We were telling each other this is unacceptable we've got to grab rebounds"@tytywashington3 on what was said at halftime of the win at South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/pthLZgjRw9— UK Sports Network (@UKSportsNetwork) February 9, 2022 They have all the parts to make a total championship team. Going to be fun to watch in March. ".@CollinsDaimion was a difference maker... he now has just forced me to figure out how to play him. He's gotta play" - @UKCoachCalipari pic.twitter.com/QUSTt8ZQu7— UK Sports Network (@UKSportsNetwork) February 6, 2022 Winning as a TEAM 🔵⚪️@Oscartshiebwe34 - 18 PTS,
University of Kentucky All-American Jack "Goose" Givens, who also played in the NBA and eventually transitioned to sports broadcasting, joined me on 840WHAS for a wide-ranging interview. We are both self-proclaimed nerds who attended UK at the same time. We dove into his recruitment by Kentucky and the racial challenges it posed for him and his mother. Givens grew up in Lexington where he "never thought I'd have a chance to play" for the Wildcats. Jack also discussed the intensity of playing for a hard-boiled coach in Joe B Hall, and how their relationship changed after Hall sought Givens' advice during his broadcast years. Givens led the 1978 Kentucky Wildcats to an NCAA National Championship, scoring 41 points in the Cats defeat
THE BEASMAN cats lose to LSU T-T-T-TELL ME IT WAS ALL A BAD DREAM! (long cry) I CAINT GIT OUTTA BED TODAY C-C-C-C CUZ MY PRECIOUS KENTUCKY WILDCATS LOSTED LAST NIGHT. (cry) THAT NASTY L.S.U. PLAYER DID A 360 DUNK AT THE FINAL BUZZER TO MOCK THE CATS EVEN MORE! (cry) WHY, GOD, WHY? (cry) THE G-G-G-GOOD AND CLASSY KENTUCKY WILDCATS GOT DISRESPECTERCATED DOWN THERE AT L.S.U. (cry) THE CATS WAS LEADING BY 9 POINTS WITH TWO MINUTES LEFT AND THEN (cry) ALL HADES BROKE LOOSE! (long cry) THEM L.S.U. THUGS STARTED HITTING BIG SHOTS AND WE DINT HAVE NO TY TY OR NO SAVIOR TO HELP US! TY TY GOT THE CRAMP CRAMPS AND THE SAVIOR GOT HIS JAW JACKED
Courier-Journal legend David Hawpe has passed away at age 78. We had lots of laughs over the years talking media, politics, and all things Kentucky. We both served on advisory boards for the College of Communications and Information at the University of Kentucky. Hawpe, the editor of Kentucky's Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper, taught me a valuable lesson in January 2002 by ripping my ass on the editorial page of the Sunday morning Courier-Journal. I wrote a blog post mocking livid UK fans in eastern Kentucky who were heaping scorn on Rick Pitino for taking the Louisville head coach job. A few days after I posted the sketch, the Lexington Herald Leader wrote a scathing front page piece entitled "Web site parody
THE BEASMAN nba draft disaster IT’S ANOTHER DARK DAY IN WILDCAT COUNTRY, LARRY MINNER! (cry) WHAT KIND OF DRUGS IS THEM NBA COACHES SNIFFIN? I WAS SETTIN THERE LAST NIGHT BU-SPECTIN THE FIRST 3 PICKS TO BE THE U UH KAY KENTUCKY WILDCATS, RIGHT? Y’ALL BOUT TO PICK I-ZAYER JACKSON FIRST! THEN GONNA BE BRANDO BOSTON! NEXT COME OLIVIER SARR FROM U UH KAY! (cry) BUT NAWWWW! EVER TIME THAT BALD HAIRED, MEERKAT LOOKIN NBA COMMISH-NER WALKED UP TO THE PODIUM HE WOULD CALL OUT THE NAME OF A LOSER FROM SOME OTHER SCHOOL, NOT KENTUCKY! (cry) THEY TOOK GUYS FROM OKLAHOMO STATE, GONZAGGER, STANFORD, ALAMBAMMER, THE MEMPHIS Y.M.C.A. AND EVEN DADGUM TENNERSEE! THEY PICKED A DADGUM PUKE ARNGE TENNERSEE GUY
The last time Kentucky basketball was this bad, 25-year-old Adolph Rupp was a wrestling coach in Iowa and these slugs were repping the Cats. Most of them were local boys from so-called Big Blue Nation. That counts for a lot around these parts. University of Kentucky basketball fans are reeling from a six game losing streak, with the latest burn by arch-rival Louisville. Some UK zealots are calling for Coach John Calipari to step down. Others question whether his one-and-done methodology is now outdated. Most UK fans agree that Calipari needs to give more playing time to Dontaie Allen. Why? Because he's a homegrown basketball player who was named Mr. Basketball! He's a Kentuckian, and in the minds of the majority, that makes Allen
THE BEASMAN we want bama WE WANT BAMA! WE WANT BAMA! GO BIG BLUE! GO CATS! BAMA IS GOIN DOWN! BAMA AIN’T NOBODY! THEY BUSPOSABLY IS RANKED NUMBER ONE BUT AMERICA AIN’T SEEN WHAT KENTUCKY CAN DO YET! WE IS BRINGIN THE PAIN TRAIN TO TUSCALOOSER! (laffs) WE IS KENTUCKY! WE’S THE BIG BLUE! AWWWW C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! WE DONE PUT A WHOOPIN ON THEM SMARTY PANTS VANDERSMELT NERDS BUT WE DINT USE NONE OF OUR GOOD PLAYS. NAW…WE SAVIN THEM FOR BAMA CUZ STOOPS KNOWS WHEN WE BEAT BAMA THEN WE IS #1! (laffs) WE GONNA CRUSH SABAN’S SISSIES BY USIN TWO QUARTERBACKS, THE ONE WHO CAN RUN DOWN LOW AND THE ONE WHO CAN PASS SETTIN UP ON HIS SHOULDERS!
THE BEASMAN cats is back GUNS UP! Ls DOWN! GUNS UP! Ls DOWN! (laffs) OH LARRY, US TRUE BLUE KENTUCKY WILDCAT FANS KNOW HOW TO MOCK OUR OPPONENTS WITH HAND JIVE! (laffs) DID YOU SEE HOW OUR GOOD AND CLASSY KENTUCKY WILDCAT PLAYERS WAS MOCKIN THEM TEXAS TECH LOUDMOUTHS? WE TOOK THEIR “GUNS UP” HAND SIGN AND FLIPPED IT DOWN JUST LIKE WE DO TO U OF SMELL! SO NOW IT’S GUNS DOWN AND Ls DOWN! (laffs) I LOVE IT! THE CATS WON BIG ON THE ROAD SHOWIN THEM TEXAS COWBOYS THEY JUST A BUNCH OF BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN GIRLS! (laffs) OUR KENTUCKY PLAYERS WAS A-MOCKIN THAT CROWD DOIN THE GUNS DOWN SIGN! (laffs) I LOVE IT! YOU CAINT GIT
Started 2020 with a W in front of 20,396 Cats fans in @Rupp_Arena. You 💙to see these highlights. pic.twitter.com/Ws21BDDvYo— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) January 4, 2020 THE BEASMAN loserville losing streak (chuckling) ZIPPITY DO DAH, ZIPPITY DAY. MY OH MY WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY! (laffs) LOSERVILLE GOTTA LONGER LOSIN STREAK THAN I-RANIAN GENERALS HANGIN ROUND AIRPORTS! (laffs) Y’ALL CAN’T EVEN BEAT AN EGG! (laffs) U OF SMELL SUCKS SO BAD THAT CHRIS MACK GOT A JOB OFFER FROM ROOMBA! (laffs) YOU GOTTA LAFF AT MY FUNNY COMEDY JOKES, LARRY MINNER, CUZ AIN’T NOTHIN ELSE FUNNY ON THIS PATHETIC RADIO SHOW. (laffs) HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW TOP 25 PO? SOMETHIN BLUE IS ON THE RISE AND SOMETHIN RED IS JUST BOUT DEAD!
THE BEASMAN who’s coming back? HEY LARRY! LARRY MINNER! IT’S THAT STUPID TIME OF YEAR WHEN PEOPLE START PRE-DICTIFYING NEXT YEAR’S BASKETBAW TEAMS WITH SCIENTIFIC POs. THE KENTUCKY WILDCATS IS LOADED FOR NEXT YEAR SO Y’ALL U OF SMELL LITTLE BROTHER NOBODIES AIN’T GOTTA PRAYER OF WHOOPIN US! (laffs) I LOVE IT! EVER YEAR, U OF SMELL IDIOTS START TAWKIN ABOUT “WAIT TIL YOU SEE NEXT YEAR’S CARDINAL BIRDS TEAM!” (laffs) AND THEN U UH KAY SMASHES YOUR FACE IN AGAIN AND Y’ALL SNAGGLE TOOTH, NECK TATTOO, SAGGY PANTS, RAP MUSIC, GRAFITTI PAINTIN, WHISKEY FOR BREAKFAST CARDINAL FOOLS START CRYIN ABOUT “WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR!” (laffs) BUT THE TRUTH IS COACH CAL GOT U OF SMELL’S NUMBER.