There's a Stuffed Wildcat in Kentucky's Locker Room

By DJ Byrnes on February 15, 2014 at 5:04p

Anthony Mckee Jr is a three-star outside linebacker prospect from Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus. Like a lot of second-tier talent in Ohio, the University of Kentucky is hot on his heels. 

Today, he tweeted out this very Kentuckian picture:

The logo being roped off is nothing new, because as we all know, walking over a carpeted logo of a school is THE HIGHEST FORM OF DISRESPECT KNOWN TO MAN.

What really amuses me, however, is the stuffed wildcat positioned on its hind-legs. Poor thing looks like it's been eternally left hanging on a high-five attempt. And is it me, or is having a dead animal trophy positioned in the middle of the locker room the most Kentucky thing ever?

Regardless, the mojo seems to be working for Mark Stoops and Big Blue Nation (they won a mighty two games in 2013), but it's all fun and games until Nick Saban travels to Africa to bag an elephant for Alabama's locker room.

Source: @_xHeSuperSoLo


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703Buckeye's picture

eternally left hanging on a high-five attempt... like this poor guy?


"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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harleymanjax's picture

We need to plant a Buckeye tree in the locker room I guess?

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

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DJ Byrnes's picture

I was just thinking that, Harley. Man wold that look sweet.

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KBonay's picture

I was expecting cigarette butts and empty beer bottles. 

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buckeyedude's picture

What? No sandwich bag full of weed? That's big business in Kentucky and West Virg. Second only to moonshine.



Deadly Nuts's picture

So how did they get everything on the logo without stepping on it?


PittBuckeye's picture

The Deluxe Grabber?

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bodast67's picture

Dead animal in  the locker room= perennial losers  




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DNARCO's picture

I think its "fun and games" until Wichita State puts a 'stuffed mascot' in their locker room


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Whoa Nellie's picture

That's a live cat.  It's about to pick the helmet of the week.

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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VestedInterest's picture

What's worse for me than the contents of this piss poor diorama is the equally poor lack of symmetry. Looks about what you'd expect a Kentuckian's family tree to look like.


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buckeyedude's picture

How dare you. Most Kentuckian's family tree only has one branch.



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Hovenaut's picture

I've noticed that UK rhymes with meh.

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northcampus's picture


While I usually enjoy your writing, sometimes I wonder if you deliberately try to alienate 11W readers/OSU fans on occasion or if these are simply random unconscious acts that just happen to go unnoticed before submission.  In this post, using 'second tier talent' to describe a young man who is one of the top 15-20 overall players in Ohio, has a love for Ohio State, and would probably have an offer if Tressel were still here may not be the best choice of words to attach to this kid.  

I'm all for having some fun with the University of Kentucky, but not at the expense of a kid who is exploring his post-secondary options while patiently going through the recruiting process as he works for the one offer he really wants.

Go Bucks.

DJ Byrnes's picture

He's a 3-star prospect. That's definitely a second-tier, which isn't a slight at all to him. He's going to play D1 football, obviously he's a hell of a talent, but it's still second tier compared to the elite prospects out there.

No offense was intended, just being honest. Kentucky has been making a killing out of the second tier, as Vico wrote about in a story last week.

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BuckeyeRick's picture

Kentucky fans love it...


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JYBUCKEYE's picture

You making fun?  Come at me bro!


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Dr. House's picture

someone explain to why walking on the school's/teams logo is such a big thing? 

MN Buckeye's picture

I was going to make a comment about a pussycat in the locker room; ah, what the hell.

FitzBuck's picture

Am I the only one that thought that cat looks like a neo nazi?  That thing really creeps me out and it has more to do with that pose.

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".