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Louisville cheerleader gets famous

Posted on: February 27, 2011 5:58 pm
Edited on: February 27, 2011 6:07 pm

Posted by MATT JONES

We don't yet know his name, but surely soon we will. After an exciting weekend of college basketball that featured three potential No. 1 seeds losing on the road, the lasting image may be of a rather portly cheerleader who got a bit too exuberant at the end of the Louisville-Pittsburgh game and nearly became the college basketball version of Bartman.

With .5 seconds left in the game, Louisville's Kyle Kuric got a breakaway dunk to put the Cards up 5 and finish the contest, sending the KFC Yum! Center crowd (which included a man dressed in full Col. Sanders garb) home happy with a win. As you can see above, the exuberance overtook the Louisville cheerleading team, specifically a husky young man whose excitement level was as high as his t-shirt tight. He threw the ball up in the air in celebration, not knowing that there was still time left on the clock. After looking at the monitor, the referees huddled up and assessed Louisville a technical foul for the interference of play. Pittsburgh made the foul shots, but missed a last second heave which could have sent the game into overtime and the cheerleader into hiding.

Because of the missed shot, the unnamed cheerleader avoided a public beheading, but his act did not go unnoticed. Rick Pitino began his press conference by saying, ""well, all good things come to an end and the male cheerleader has come to an end." The talk on message boards and Twitter was not about the Cardinals' huge victory over the conference leader, but rather a public debate on the cheerleader and his role in society. The merits of male cheerleaders in general was called into question (general consensus was that they are bizarre). Some wondered if this particular cheerleader would be kept on the team (my hope is yes). And still yet others marveled at how a man so happy could have a vertical leap so poor (the girls must be the real athletes of this squad).

Regardless, fat male UL cheerleader became the most famous male cheerleader since Will Ferrell an instant icon. He immediately joined Wild Bill of Utah State, Renardo Sidney's fight and Tim Higgins's gut as the most infamous characters/moments in college basketball this season. I don't know what his future holds, but my assumption is that within 24 hours a blog will find out his name and fat male UL cheerleader will become a talking point on PTI. For that, all of college basketball should be quite thankful. 


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Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: March 17, 2011 4:28 pm

Louisville cheerleader gets famous

Hey UofLDuke.... Cool

Got a new scoreboard update for you.....62 to 61 - MOREHEAD STATE (no countdown needed, I got this)

Not even 2nd best in the state....

HAHAHAHAHA - you can now resume your hating.....

Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 10:56 pm

Louisville cheerleader gets famous

ZERO  -  78 to 63.....EAT IT HATER

Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 8:39 pm

Louisville cheerleader gets famous

Lol @ WhySoGay...

Did your ButtBuddy Matty Bang's pay you to take up for him?  "Matt, I'll take up for you, don't worry, I like you!" 

Don't be butthurt at us because UK's season has tanked, and Can'tCoachCal or CoachVacate or whatever gay nickname you've given him, can't coach on the road.  It's not UofL's fault. 

UofL thugs?  Give me a break.   UK has players refusing to enter the game when the coach directs it (Liggins his freshman year), a player walk off of the bench DURING A GAME (Orton last year) and Cousins, who has had trouble controlling his temper in the NBA (and his NBA team has suspended him, unlike UK last year, LOL), and still playing.  But then Cal was known at Mempiss State for letting his players get away with kidnapping, and generally a high level of thuggish-ness.  Par for his course.  That's also why he likes the SEC, because ALL of his success has been at midmajor conferences.  Has he EVER coached a team in a REAL conference? 

Matt's a big boy, and I don't think he needs you, Elroy, to take up for him.  BTW, since you're Matt's BFF, why don't YOU answer if he still feels the same way that he did when he blogged about CantCoach-apari and Mempiss being horrible for the college game?

Still waiting...

Another funny "scoreboard" reference in 5...4...3...2...1...

Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 5:14 pm

Louisville cheerleader gets famous

Matt, it's amazing that these people hate you so but yet STILL read your articles that you write.  CBS knew what they were doing when they hired you!  Since Matt is too classy to argue back with you haters, let me straighten some things out for you...

SKYDOGG - He refers to your players as thugs because of the situations they find themselves in.  2 players arrested at Kye's at a party, 1 fighting because of a hairbrush?  Stop me when I'm wrong.  All three of those players finished their careers playing.  Atleast UK disciplines a player for something such as a DUI, etc.  Hartline didn't get to finish his career like those such as Jennings, Smith, or Knowles.  Thugs...

You were also right about those two schools vacating their NCAA appearances....unfortunately for your story, Calipari was found to have not done anything wrong in either situation.  Again, stop me if I'm wrong but go ahead and see if you can find what they pinned on Cal in those situations.  I don't think, however, that you want to bring up how classy or not classy our two coaches are (cue the cricket chirping).  I think paying for an abortion is a little worse than what you're trying to pin on Cal, which obviously by your endless research was NOTHING....

MYOWNWORLD - You must be in your own world.  You want to talk about how ugly Matt Jones is - you obviously haven't seen his significant other.  She is SMOKING hot and much prettier than yours and my wife put together.  Go back to hating.

UofLDuke - Was the cheerleader in question in good shape?  Did said cheerleader also give Pitt a chance to win?  Seems to me that all MJ was doing was stating the obvious truth.  He even said that he hopes that the cheerleader gets to continue with the team...???  You think he was being sarcastic????

And really.....Matt can't write about how UK whooped UL in the chickenshack everyday.  Obviously you feel like those two players you were missing would've made up the remaining 15 points.  Keep telling yourself that and you'll feel better soon. 

PatLutes - In order to be best in the state, you HAVE to win the one that matters.  Since you obviously didn't get to see that game, the 78 to 63 win confirms that for everyone in the state.  I'm sure I speak for many UK fans when I say that I'll lose to everyone in the SEC to win the BIG game each year.  Beating you like Drexel did the week before is all we need to be happy!!!

MATT - keep on typing my obviously are eating them up.

12/31/10  -  78 to 63........keep remembering lil brother.....


Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:08 pm

Louisville cheerleader gets famous

Matt Jones? Really? If I have to see one more of your ignorant commericals or your joke of a talk show, I am going to throw my television out the back door. Stick to writing about the soon as you get something to write about, that is.

Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:42 pm

Louisville cheerleader gets famous

UKayy is the most racist and probated team in the History of the NCAA. Adolf Rupp??! LOL...see how many African American players played on his teams....Funny how the classless UKayy fans call UL thugs, and the "blackbirds"..Thier current coach has had 2 NCAA final 4's vacated for CHEATING... The Nation has a good laugh at the state of Kentucky simply bc of the fans like Matt Jones...well played sir, well played

Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2011 8:39 pm

Louisville cheerleader gets famous

Isn't it kind of ironic that a guy as ugly as Matt Jones is making snide remarks about someone's apperance?

Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2011 8:38 pm

Louisville cheerleader gets famous

Matt, as a fellow Duke alum I'm aghast that you would take the "low road" in your viewpoint of the UofL-PITT game.  Instead of mentioning what a hard fought contest that it was, you instead focus on the physical attributes of a cheerleader/fan that was trying to celebrate what he thought was a win.  This is what is good about the college game, the spirit, the exuburance, the highs and the lows-and yet you make fun of a young man that is merely doing that same thing. 

I'm sure if it was UK winning a game against a top 5 opponent, and one of their cheerleaders suffering the same temporary mental flatulance, that it would be only a footnote.  And again, I'm SURE that you wouldn't focus on the shape of the offender.  Instead it would be how Calipari was awesome, and how it was the RUPP crowd that willed the team to win, and how the cats toughed one out.  (I know you haven't had the chance to write many articles like that about the Cats this year, except against UofL when we were without 2 key contributors, but I digress...)

I, for one, am glad that we have fans/cheerleaders that celebrate the wins, and console one another after a defeat.  I'm also glad that you are NOT a fan of UofL basketball, because that, in itself, would make me much less a fan of them. 

Maybe CBS can send you to cover the Special Olympics so you can poke fun of the participating athletes.  Bad form, but those that have been unfortunate enough to have been exposed to you, it's sadly expected.

Since: Jul 10, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 8:18 pm

Louisville cheerleader gets famous

Please never do an article associated with louisville again. Every person who isnt a UK fan hates you.

Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2011 7:51 pm

Louisville cheerleader gets famous

What a biased piece of garbage. This mishap deserves no more than two sentences in a recap of the game. Poking fun at the guy's weight? Really? And blatantly being a douchebag in saying you hope he will be kept on the team. I call your merit into question, Matt Jones.

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