Of course I love my Kentucky Wildcats, but the Hilltoppers also hold a special place in my heart! Mr. P and I are season-ticket holders for men's basketball and while this year has had its ups and downs, the boys pulled through for a great showing on Senior night!
I adore watching the student section -- they are definitely the most vibrant and energetic of the Sunbelt conference! I especially love witnessing some of the traditions that occur at each game, all compliments of the students!
Player Jeremy Evans made a great display for his Senior night by painting his portrait on his shoe! I was absolutely mesmerized by this masterpiece! You can only imagine how many pictures I had to take before I finally caught this shot of him in action! Can you believe how awesome this is?!! Read more about his rockin' artistic abilities here -- it's just not fair that he has two major talents! At least he's using the talents.
And of course I enjoy watching the cheerleaders.....almost as much as I enjoy watching Big Red entertain the audience!
After the game, the players (particularly the Seniors) went up in the student section showing their appreciation for the awesome support. This was a very classy act! Way to go, boys!
A poster from the supportive (and also talented) students! Funny thing is that I still remember going to UK's Senior game when I was a Senior myself........ahem......not that it was four years ago or anything!
This was a score to be proud of!
And a couple of weeks ago, NBA star Courtney Lee (former Hilltopper) was in attendance -- you could tell he enjoyed being back for a visit to his alma mater.
I had a pedicure that afternoon between work and the game. I couldn't stand the thought of possibly messing it up, so I wore flip-flops to the game....in February. I realize this was not the classiest of decisions, but a girl has to protect her pedi! I justified it since the color was in support of the Toppers.
Believe it or not, I'm actually kind of sad that the season is nearly over -- I really enjoy "date nights" with Mr. P -- plus thanks to him, I actually now understand sports pretty well! (It's much more fun to spectate when you know what's going on).
I hope that the Wildcats & the Hilltoppers have a great and successful March Madness!!!!
We enjoyed this weekend very much! The weather was great and we finally had the opportunity to enjoy our new bikes! Ahhh, a taste of Spring! Can't wait til it's really here to stay around a while!