It’s time for the weekly awards ceremony of the TGR week! Saturday afternoon and evening we had an extraordinary number of former Tailgaters of the Week in attendance. Some showed why they were chosen as such and some, well, others were obviously one hit wonders. In an attempt not to discourage any of the lack luster performers , I will not name names. This is obviously their warning and I am sure they know who they are. Let’s get to this week’s recipient…
Normally the Tailgater of the Week is someone who shows that they take their tailgating duties seriously. Most of the time they show great stamina and at least one fantastic skill they bring to the table. They might be able to shotgun beers at a ridiculous rate, they may be an ace at cooking a hot dog or two, or they might be able to find ‘over the air’ channels with simple antennae. Regardless of what they can do, they can do it, and their skills are much appreciated by those they tailgate with. This week’s winner is a little different. We have not chosen this week’s winner because of what they bring to the table as of now. No, this week’s winner has been chosen on pure potential. Like the possibilities Tubby Smith saw in some of his latter recruiting classes, this week’s winner has the bloodlines to be a legend. In fact, this week’s winner and her father become the first father-daughter winners of the TGR’s most prestigious award. She also leapfrogs Eric Hudson as the cutest Tailgater of the Week of all time. Not only was Saturday her finest tailgate performance of her short career, it was her first! It is with great honor that I present to you the winner of this week’s tailgater of the Week to Miss Brinley Faith Oaks!
Miss Brinley is only 10 weeks old, but she already brings the intensity and dedication needed to be a lifelong tailgater. The first time Brinley and I met some 9 weeks ago, I could not wait to hold her. Not long after she was in my arms, she immediately moved her bowels on my arm. We have been best friends ever since. Brinley and I happened to run into each other last night at Baby gap and Brinley agreed to answer some questions for me. Below are the results of that conversation…Congratulations Miss Brinley Faith Oaks!
Name? Brinley Faith Oaks
Where are you from? I have no idea.
Where do you live now? In my Mommy and Daddy’s room and in the arm’s of whoever will hold me. Never mind, my answer to this question is that ‘I don’t know’ too.
Do you have season tickets for UK football? If season tickets means that I have 10 fingers and 10 toes, then ‘yes’…
How long have you been attending UK football games? Dude, I don’t even know where I live. Do you seriously think I know this?
Good or bad, what is your most memorable UK football moment? When Moe Williams rushed for 299 yards (with three touchdowns in the first half) and a total of 429 all purpose yards (57 receiving and 73 on kickoff returns against South Carolina), the most ever by a player in the Southeastern Conference and the second highest total in NCAA history.
If you could choose Three UK related individuals to tailgate with, dead or alive, who would they be? ‘Scratch’ the mascot – he scares me a lot, but he looks like he can handle his liquor. ‘The Wildcat’ mascot – he always is ‘mean mugging’ everyone, but he is really a sweetheart. Babe Parilli – I just love his first name.
If you could choose three famous people not related to UK to tailgate with, dead or alive, who would they be? Cole – My dog, My bottle – Not sure if it is a person, but I can’t go without it, George Herman “Babe” Ruth – I love his 3rd name.
Name one person that you would never want to show up at yore tailgate, dead or alive. Rick Pitino
What game do you most look forward to tailgating for? The next one.
If you could tailgate at any other school in the country for one game, which school would you choose? Any school that would not require me to be removed from my crib or a cal St.–Fullerton baseball game.
How would you describe your tailgating “style”? No matter what it is, I get it from my mama!
If you missed our former winners, here they are:
Jason Oaks of Breathitt County, Marc Raney of Clark County, Mike Hounshell of everywhere, Ryan Midden of Clark County, Eric Parker of Louisa, Eric Hudson of Clark County, Lacey Midden of Ashland, Todd Blanton of Winchester, and Shelby Fisher of Lexington