In an attempt to make at least one Kentucky fan’s day brighter this dreary Monday afternoon, it is time to announce the winner of the 1st annual TGR Red lot Prediction Contest! First of all, all of us at TGR would like to thank the fine folk at Coke Zero for providing us with such a spectacular prize for today’s winner. We look forward to continuing our relationship with you and can’t wait to get the candy red drop top Benz you promised me. We would also like to thank all of the folks who participated and dropped their score for the Kentucky/Georgia game in our comment section. We would love there to be as many commenter’s as there are visitors to our site each day, but there is obviously not. We don’t want to pressure anyone to comment on our posts, but if you have a thought on a post or our site, we would love to hear from you.
The winner of our contest actually finished 2nd, to be honest. The true winner of the contest was TGR’s own, Samuel Clemens. We figured that since Sammy collects a TGR paycheck each week we should probably go to the next name on the list. So, with a prediction of Georgia 39 – Kentucky 36, the winner of the TGR Red Lot Prediction Contest is Mr. Patrick Aaron Tierney of Tampa, Florida! He gets the rolling (fold-able) Cooler, he gets the Long Sleeve T-shirts, he gets the Cinch Totes, he gets the Stadium Cushions, he gets the Cups with Lids, he gets the Nerf like footballs and he gets 100 points for redemption on MyCokeRewards.com! Life for Mr. Tierney has just been taken to the next level TGR!
I e-mailed Mr. Tierney this morning to make him aware of his winnings and he responded with the following acceptance speech, which I did not ask him for…
“First off I would like to thank God. What kind of acceptance speech would this be without thanking God first? Secondly I would like to thank the UK equipment staff for dipping all of our offensive player’s gloves in baby oil before the game started. Without them I would not be here accepting this award. I would also like to give myself a pat on the back as well. If it was not for my piss poor attitude when it comes to Kentucky football I would have never been able to pick against my own team. Some may think that I submitted 8 different email addresses and the one that didn’t have us winning was the one that brought it home (sort of like a tourney bracket). No sir, that was not the case. I went the Negative Nancy route and that attitude has put me in this position today. Also I would like to thank my fellow TGR mates. Without you guys continuing to drink the blue Kool-aid and all picking the Cats to win by 3 TD’s instead of actually noticing that this team has played 2 good halfs of football this year, I would not be accepting this award. And finally thanks to Coke Zero, any chance I can substitute this $200 pack for some Ale-8’s? I am down to my last 3 12 packs and starting to hit panic mode.”
The second part of Patrick’s windfall is that he is being recognized as today’s tailgater of the Week! Patrick answered the questions I asked of him without incident and the following are the results of our Ale8 fueled conversation…
Name? Patrick Tierney
Where are you from? Winchester, KY (Home of the brave)
Where do you live now? Tampa, FL
Do you have season tickets for UK football? Not anymore
How long have you been attending UK football games? I grew up in the RV lot
Good or bad, what is your most memorable UK football moment? I always looked forward to heading to the RV lot as a kid on Friday night and heading home on Sunday morning. My most memorable football moment was the Cats upset of Louisville back in 2007. When Stevie “got loose” I proceeded to jump in a grown man’s arms in Rob’s section and he held me like a baby. Never met the guy before and hope to never meet him again. It had to be an uncomfortable moment for him, but I was extremely excited.
If you could choose Three UK related individuals to tailgate with, dead or alive, who would they be? Mr. Wildcat, Cawood Ledford, Andrew Rogers (Towel, I need some new gear)
If you could choose three famous people not related to UK to tailgate with, dead or alive, who would they be? Harry Caray, Dick Vitale, “The Hawk” Andre Dawson. Just listening to their stories and having a few cold snacks.
Name one person that you would never want to show up at yore tailgate, dead or alive. The obvious choice, Rick Pitino. He is not very well liked in the Tierney family.
What game do you most look forward to tailgating for? Louisville. I hate everything to do with Louisville and the people that support them. I have my entire life.
If you could tailgate at any other school in the country for one game, which school would you choose? Night game at LSU
How would you describe your tailgating “style”? Loud, hydrated, & cocky. I enjoy beer swirls after victories, chanting stupid phrases with friends, and pregame taunting.