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Being called out on national ESPN radio for all the moronic and idiotic tweets we're throwing at Wiggins. Show some class, congratulate him and move on ...
Some have, yes, but this is always blown out of proportion. You can't control the idiots. Every fan base has them. I am sure that some of Florida State's fans also sent him a nasty message.
This post was edited by Kevin Ryan 11 months ago
I have also seen many UNC fans say stupid stuff as well, don't know if that is being brought up.
Also I honestly believe some people create twitter accounts just to act as fans of rival fan bases. Saw a tweet that was on a blog and clicked on the profile of the person. He had no followers, only follows Wiggins and has only tweeted today.
Every fan base has idiots there is nothing the majority can do about it, especially when social media gives everyone with internet access a voice.
This post was edited by curtisburch 11 months ago
I know there's no way to stop it ... and that some of it very likely comes from other fan-bases ... but it's still frustrating to me.
I said a few days ago that this was going to happen. 10% nut jobs and so it is with every walk of life. Shun them and move on.
Who cares!? Honestly, we are fans....if we want to act like so called idiots then let us be....these are 18 yr olds....not 11. People are just too soft these days....screw Wiggins and screw Kansas. I said it.
No, acting like a spoiled brat is not acceptable. Sorry...
This post was edited by KentuckyBB 11 months ago
Its not beig a spoiled brat.... ass. Its wanting your team to get the best players available, and if they go to a team that I can't stand then yeah ill say my peace...Get over yourself. I would never cuss someone out, but I will say screw you and your team....I know all that liberalness has taken its toll on society.....but really give me a break.
It's stupid for people to attack Wiggins.
I been wanting him since two years ago. It's unfortunate, but i will move on.
As will I....just had to say what I said earlier...Im not the type to get on twitter and go off on someoone....Go Big Blue
Speaking of 11yr. olds. I would have like for him to be at UK, but he needed us more than we needed him.
Nice one d-bag...didnt know there were a bunch of people that would get their feelings hurt over me saying screw wiggins and Kansas....stay classy.
This is about as big a non story as there could be. Go read all the tweets sent to Wiggins or mentions of Wiggins and you will see all sorts of people saying stupid crap. UNC Fans, UK fans and a bunch of unidentified people. Is it right? No. But I sure don't recall ESPN bringing attention to IU fans crucifying Zeller for going pro. And I don't recall ESPN recounting the story of Coach K destroying his office when Harrison Barnes went to UNC. People react to things, its human nature. If a kid makes is decision on where to attend school solely on the fact that some one cusses at him, he is going to have a very short career.
Players also love fan loyalty and no school has it like UK.
Come on man, calm down. We are your friends here.
All I'm saying is not attack the young man directly. Saying something in a forum is your prerogative IMO.
Look at this SI article..
I mean come on. They aren't all UK Fans and it looks like more ACC fans but wow.. Was this necessary?
With no TV cameras, no hats and only one local reporter present at the Huntington Prep gym, Andrew Wigginss understated approach to announcing his choice of college was an unusual but refreshing departure from what might have been expected of the best high school basketball prospect since LeBron Ja...
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by KentuckyBB 11 months ago
I agree... i apologize. Im just still shocked over Kansas lol
If you don't want to get a bunch of nasty tweets then don't string all these schools and their fan bases until May 14th. Pick a school and get it over with. It is crazy to call out fans on this board for what some people on twitter do. It is also crazy to ask fans of another school to be happy for and support a kid who just rejected them and went to a rival school. Wiggins is not our player. Why should we care how he feels about us and why would it affect recruiting anyway? Does anyone really believe that a good prospect is going to refuse to consider to come to an elite place like UK because they are afraid of pissing off the UK fan base if they choose to go somewhere else?
Those were the comments I was talking about .... and the ones that ESPN was talking about ... not anything here on a message board. And I heard some even worse than the ones in that article.
Please discuss the topic and stop the name calling.
Sorry guys, i let my emotions get the best of me.
I really wanted Wiggins @ KY for obvious reasons but I wish him the best and hope we play them in the Championship Game. He's a fine young man that has been raised properly and his parents should be proud. Let's get behind our team now that the waiting is over and leave the young man alone.
Post of the year nomination!
All good in my book.
We wanted him , he didn't want us. Good bye . Good luck. .......now lets just talk about our Cats ! AND WE DO HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT!
I have also said things that I was sorry for later. We are all UK fans and only want the best for UK. Good luck to you.
Who cares, we are going to finally have a top 10 FB class. Move along.
Top ten? Am I reading that correctly? It is early (in the morning that is).
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