When we started The KY Sports Guys it was with a particular audience in mind. And we know you are out there and present in BBN or other places.
We were/are looking for folks who enjoy sports but don’t take it too seriously. And, we were looking for folks with an intellectual presence both analytically and humorously.
In this regard, we categorically reject binary thinking and lazy takes. For instance:
Some recent tweets have asked BBN which they would rather have, a football win or a basketball win. I get the question and it is basically harmless, but why the need?
Our site and show is for those who want both and all. We want the football team to win and the basketball team to win and the volleyball team to win and so forth.
So for the folks who lazily and lamely suggest it is now basketball season for UK fans…well, you are right I guess. But only somewhat.
Most of us are excited about the basketball Cats both male and female.
But it is also still football season. We are still very much focused on Benny and Terry and Josh and Lynn and Nash and all the rest.
Truth is we have always been. Even when things weren’t so great. Which leads to the laziest take in sports: UK is ONLY a basketball school.
Stop already. UK loves its football team and always has. It always will. Is this season more fun than most? Yes. But do we care more now? Not really. Because most of us have always cared. A lot.
So, if your take after a tough loss to a worthy foe is, “Time for hoops!” Then do better. Think harder. Study more. Don’t be so binary and simplistic in your thinking. Quit breathing in Luke Bryan or Florida Georgia Line and join us in the world of Van Zant or Childers where the lyrics are real and require some actual thought to process.
Come on over to a world that is less slapstick and hot take and mean to a place that is more thoughtful and serene and contemplative.
Open your minds to a different kind of fandom, a different kind of thinking, a world where you don’t have to choose one sport over another or lose your mind when the scoreboard doesn’t favor us. A world where you dont have to laugh at the clowns because everybody else seems to do so. A world where you can actually relax enough to think real thoughts and laugh at things that are both smart and funny.
And if you are simply trolling a la Pat Forde or Clay Travis or Doug Gottlieb, well…just go away…