Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Go Big BLUE!!!

Us crazzzzy Cats fan got a taste of what we love best here in the bluegrass...UK BASKETBALL! Only KY appreciates basketball in August. Monday night we stormed downtown Lexington to cheer on our Kentucky Pros players vs. the Dominican Republic basketball team at an exhibition game. Coach Cal is gearing up for the world basketball games. I mean who else would you want to be coaching the US men's basketball team other than the University of Ky coach.....duh?!?!  For weeks the headlines have read

"Former Kentucky players, now in the NBA, will return to the basketball capital of the world to play the Dominican Republic National Team - coached by John Calipari - in an exhibition game at  the legendary Rupp Arena."

 It was almost too much to handle to have all these amazing players under one roof! It was truly every UK wildcat fan's dream! I mean Rajon Rondo and John Wall on the same court makes me wanna pee my pants a little. It was glorious!

Sporting our KY Blue


I never get tired of this view!

Here is a glance of just some of the players that played in the exhibition game.

Mr. John Wall himself. Here in Lexington, he has a shot named after him at our local bars. Ummm hello?!? have you ever heard of the John Wall dance. It was a youtube hit last basketball season and of course he had song name after him too. He helped bring KY basketball back to the TOP. Right where we belong.


Did I mention he was the number one draft pick? He now plays for the Washing Wizards. He is a local celebrity around these here parts.


Mr. Rajon Rondo.
A born and raised Ky native. Played at UK for two years. You made know him better as a.....


Boston Celtic. Us wildcat fans love cheering our UK players in the big leagues. No matter what color they sport, we know they bleed blue.


Tayshaun Prince. Hail the KING! He is one of my all time favorite UK Players. Tayshaun led our team to our last national championship in 1998.


He now wins national championships for the Detroit Pistons. We loved having him back in the bluegrass last Monday night!


And who can forget about Demarcus Cousins? He brought some serious swagger back to our winning tradition.


He was part of the 2009-2010 season that produced not one, not two, not three, but FIVE NBA first round draft picks. Not trying to brag or anything ....hehe

We also had Jodie Meeks grace the big blue nation last night. He is most famous for scoring 54 points in a single game versus our arch nemesis, the University of Tennessee.


And now plays for the 76ers.



It was a ton of fun!

Everyone there got a free carryout pizza to pick up this week at their leisure compliments of Mr. Papa John himself. That is like 20,000 plus pizzas. Crazy?!?!

So tonight....i took a break from the gym, from the hustle and bustle of the busy work week and have my tush parked on the couch. I am spending the even with Papa John and Miss Stella. Wouldn't have it any other way.  What a great way to get through the weekly hump day.



Also, wanted to say thank you to all your sweet comments. You gals are the best! You are the reason I  love to blog. thank you thank you thank you. Times are tough, but i know the best is still to come :)

love,

 

6 comments:

Candace said...

My mom was born and raised in Paris KY so we are huge Wildcat fans. In fact my Aunt and Uncle have season tickets. I think I need to get down there for a game. Love this:)

Married...with a Pup said...

Sounds like a blast! I love me some Miss Stella! My fav!

Courtney(Southern Somedays) said...

I love "only KY appreciates basketball in August." Only Kentuckians can really understand the passion our state has for basketball. I love how you added the fact about a shot being named after John Wall,when I was in Lexington last year I had to get one!I pretty much love this whole post,cant wait for this season!

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Whitney said...

GO BIG BLUE! Hopefully this year is when we bring home another national championship!

Brunette & Blessed said...

Yum...sounds like a great night in!

Tiffany said...

Love yall's outfits! Everything just looks better in KY Blue. My boyfriend's sister is on the UK dance team!
ps - that pizza looks yummy!

xox - tiffany


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