It’s mailbag time! I’ve decided to answer some of the most prevalent questions in the Big Blue Nation to my readers out there. With football fast approaching, the Women’s Soccer team and Volleyball teams starting and news about the the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams coming out, we’re heading into a fast and furious Athletic time of the year for the University of Kentucky student athletes. Without further ado, on to the questions.
I’m a huge Big Blue Fan and I’m new to Twitter, who should I definitely follow?
P.Patel, Louisville, KY
I know that Coach Calipari gets a lot of kudos for his Twitter work. And, indeed, his social media skills are second to none. As an example, his tweet to current recruits about being unavailable for a period of time because he was getting his current players ready for the NBA draft was priceless. But, for my money, the UK Women’s Soccer Coach, Jon Lipsitz, is a Twitter Gem. Sure, he gives updates on his team and even recruiting news, but the way he defends Coach Cal and the University of Kentucky as a whole from the national media is priceless. He even got a tweet from CBS’s Jeff Goodman to stick to his own sport. Follow him if for no other reason than he aggravates Goodman. Find Coach Lipsitz on Twitter: @UKCoachLipsitz
I’m dating a great girl. She’s pretty, she’s smart, she’s loving and very kind. The only problem? She roots for UofL. How should I handle this situation?
John A, Jeffersonville, IN
First things first, move across the river and get out of Indiana. Secondly, I’m glad you asked. For the record, I’m against mixed marriages. If you’re going to commit to someone for all eternity, you have to make sure they have the same values as you do. And if they root for the Dirty Birds, then their values are a little suspect. I know they sell all that silly “House Divided” paraphenalia, but I stand by the rule that it’s inherent that the Kentucky fan convert the other one, be they a Cardinal, Hoosier, Volunteer or anything else. No exceptions.
I was watching the Final Four in April and I cried. Not tears of joy mind you, but I cried. A lot. My team had a great season and made it all the way to the last weekend of the college basketball season. And then, the worst thing ever happened. My team lost to our instate rival in the biggest game of the series. What should I do? How should I cope? Because it still hurts. A lot.
Paul T, Da Ville, L’s Up, Louisville
Well, I gather that you’re a UofL fan, so I’ll assume that you’re used to disappointment. At any rate, you should do like most of your fan base and claim superiority, in whatever you can, over the University of Kentucky. So, enjoy that Dungeons and Dragons title and remember that UK got a top 10 recruiting class and will win next year.
Remember that shot I hit?
C. Watford, Bloomington.
I am doing great. I have been thinking about you a lot since last weekend. A whole lot. How are you doing?
T. Crean, Bloomington
I’m good and that’s still the creepiest thing I’ve ever read.
Remember when I got loose?
- Stevie J., Buffalo, NY
What should I do about this guy that’s been rummaging through my family’s trash cans and talking to everyone, janitor included, at my old high school? Should I call that guy from “To Catch a Predator?” I mean, this guy is weirding me out. Thanks.
“Flat Top” and I’d rather not say where
Man. It sounds like you’ve got a problem there. And I agree, being a high school kid and having a grown man show you this much attention must be a bit unsettling. But, if it’s who I think it is, don’t worry. Nothing much will come of his efforts, he’s just got a lot of frequent flier miles from a trip to Turkey that he’s trying to use up.