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Apr 29

TGR’s “Looker of the Week”

Posted by: Ryan at 1:30 pm | Leave a Comment (2)
Category: Looker of the Week

Normally Rob comes through on the “Looker of the Week” post but he was too busy this A.M. in front of the mirror working on his radio voice…..

It’s been a wild and crazy 3-4 weeks for us Kentucky fans, from the roller coaster ride of a basketball season, to the Final Four, to the guys entering the draft, to the spring game, to Coach Cal pressing on the brand like none other, to Jorts doing promo tours in Whitesburg, we’ve about seen it all in a short amount of time.

Honestly, we’ve been looking all week for a “looker” to emerge and have been reluctant to dish it out because it’s such a prestigious award. We thought about Ryan Lemond for his Rascall Flatts deal, seeing them in concert a fan record of 7 times, but decided that would be too harsh on a guy we only know through acquaintances. We also thought about giving it to the damn weather we’ve been having but feared some might mistake it for being negative to the misfortunes of many southerners.

Then Thursday night came and went and…………………. ding, ding, ding, ding! We have our looker!

The NFL Draft.

Seriously, most of us are football guys, we do the fantasy thing to a degree, but when it comes to the NFL something with me just begs to be desired. I guess that’s the Bengals fan in me just sounding off but last night’s NFL draft can be summed up in one word……….HORRIBLE.

Most of you probably wasted 3.5 hours of your life sitting in front of ESPN waiting to see who would go next. I can regretfully say I only could muster up about 1.25 hours of it before I had to turn it off. Teams passing on picks (Ravens), Cam Newton getting the number 1 pick when we all know he rode in on the $200k Bentley Auburn bought him, no running backs being selected until the 24th pick (Mark Ingraham – New Orleans), 7 minutes or whatever it was for each team to drag out who they were going to select when you knew it was going to be the next SEC guy on the list, and finally, each team passing up on Randall “Legend” Cobb.

It was miserable, all in the face of a looming lockout.

For this misery I and many of you have suffered through, the NFL draft gets the honors of being the TGR “looker of the week!”

Apr 18

TGR’s Looker of the Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 11:28 am | Leave a Comment (2)
Category: Looker of the Week

After a little bit of a hiatus, TGR’s Looker of the Week is back in business! For those new readers we have gathered over the last few weeks, and we know there are a few, ‘Looker’ means many things to TGR. A ‘Looker’ can be a pretty girl or boy, a ‘Looker’ can be a disturbing looking boy or girl, and a ‘Looker’ can be someone who has done something completely dumb or embarrassing to his or her family. To see all of those we have honored as TGR’s Looker of the Week over the last 14 months, click on our Looker of the Week link and you will quickly learn which definition we enjoy using the most.

This week’s winner was not on the radar as far as candidates go until this morning. I was hoping to honor a choking golfer or one who fired a 14 on a par 4. I even considered recognizing a Major League Baseball team who over paid for a mediocre team in the off-season. It would have even been easy to, once again, attempt to put into perspective the nonsense going on in the NFL negotiations. I could have gone with any of those and felt satisfied, but then I got to work this morning to a certain YouTube video.

There are certain people in and around your life that creep you out. Some you are able to eliminate from any frequent trips into your daily grind, others you are forced to deal with. Some are family members and you are fully aware of why they are there, others you are unsure of when and how they came into your world. This week’s Looker of the Week is someone that I can not seem to be able to shake from my life. I have never met this person, I don’t want to meet this person, and if he knows what is good for him, he does not want to meet me either. He is known around the world as a basketball legend, but the game passed him by years ago. Due to this, he has been relegated to a simple commentator and he has never been more miserable. At this point, he is no more thoughtful than the old man who believes that the music on the radio today is not near as good as the tunes he rocked in his 46 Ford. He is the ultimate definition of the phrase “has been”. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you, our TGR Looker of the Week, Mr. Robert Montgomery Knight, also known as Bobby…

I find it very humorous that Knight has become so old and decrepit that he falls into the trap of answering a question about Kentucky and Calipari. It is like when I would call a girl on 3-way as a kid with my buddy on the line to ask her questions about him without telling her he was on the line too.

This apparently took place in Wabash, Indiana at the Honeywell Center. Did these folks really need Knight to point out he is not a “Kentucky fan”? The fact you can not seem to keep our name out of your mouth makes me think he may be more of a fan than he lets on.

“Kentucky started 5 players in the NCAA games that had not been to class that semester”? I always find it funny that guys like Knight can make statements like this from so many miles away from Lexington. As far as I remember, Patrick Patterson was a starter for all of Kentucky’s games last year and he was a pretty good student. The only player who was ever rumored to have not gone to classes in the 2nd semester was not a starter. Try again old man.
Not your idea of what college basketball is? Who asked you sir? I am not sure that even the slow Hoosiers in the audience care what your idea of college basketball is. I have always been told…If you don’t like it…Leave it.
The only thing you seem to be doing “your way” is clearing your nasty throat over and over again. You are so gross, just go away. But, before you do, please accept this beautiful honor of being our TGR Looker of the Week!