Big Blue Fans Over 55?

Discussion in 'Rupp Rafters - Basketball Forum' started by Simple_Man, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. clevenger32

    clevenger32 Sophomore
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,051
    Likes Received:
    564
  2. bfawns

    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2001
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    67
    It wasn't SMU, it was Maryland which was ranked #3. SMU had one of the best players that year named Max who was an All American Guard and I got the two mixed.
     
  3. KingsportKat

    KingsportKat Blue Chip Prospect
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    95
    Liver = 94
    Lungs = 87 (used to smoke)
    Birth certificate = 73
    Emotional age = 12
     
  4. UKCatnNC

    UKCatnNC Senior
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    5,325
    Likes Received:
    788
    I am also 72 and my Mom is 98 and still watches "her boys"! GO CATS!!
     
  5. Estil

    Estil Freshman
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Messages:
    849
    Likes Received:
    350
    You mean like how on Johnny Cash's Cadillac the transmission was a '53 and motor turned out to be a '73? And what model year was it? Well, It was a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56, '57, '58' 59' automobile! It was a '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65... :D
     
    awf, Sawnee Cat, BBUK and 1 other person like this.
  6. Estil

    Estil Freshman
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Messages:
    849
    Likes Received:
    350
    Back in y'all's days men in their early 20s were typically known as boys...like "college boys", "soldier boys" (Tex Ritter's Deck of Cards).

    How does your mom feel about nearing the big 1-0-0?
     
    awf and Sawnee Cat like this.
  7. IAphatcat

    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    90
    I'm 75. How many of you can say they've listened to or watched all of UK's championships as I have?
     
  8. Simple_Man

    Simple_Man Freshman
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 19, 2017
    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    585
    Location:
    G-Town
    That is awesome!
     
  9. UKCatnNC

    UKCatnNC Senior
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    5,325
    Likes Received:
    788
    Thanks for asking. She's struggling a bit these days. However, she loves to wear her UK sweatshirts and watch the games. She don't yell at the refs as much as she once did. The big 1-0-0 is going to be tough, but she can do it. GO CATS!!
     
    Sawnee Cat and Simple_Man like this.
  10. rbky53

    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    163
    64. still remember sitting around the kitchen table with my dad listening to cawood. some of the fondest memories i have of being a child.
     
  11. musrat59

    musrat59 All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Messages:
    11,547
    Likes Received:
    1,637
     
  12. musrat59

    musrat59 All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Messages:
    11,547
    Likes Received:
    1,637
    Larry Pursiful played his first three years at Lone Jack and his 1958-59 senior season at Bell.
     
    Sawnee Cat likes this.
  13. BBUK

    BBUK All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    22,264
    Likes Received:
    10,502
    Location:
    Lorton, VA
    Joe...
     
  14. BBUK

    BBUK All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    22,264
    Likes Received:
    10,502
    Location:
    Lorton, VA
    [laughing]
     
  15. Zdata

    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    6
    86 March 25, 1931
     
  16. Simple_Man

    Simple_Man Freshman
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 19, 2017
    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    585
    Location:
    G-Town
    Awesome,Is this the oldest cat poster on RR?
     
  17. katwest

    katwest Senior
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,379
    Likes Received:
    2,225
    Location:
    Kentucky Lake
    Just turned 60.
     
    Kampus Korner and Simple_Man like this.
  18. st-louie-blue

    st-louie-blue Senior
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    4,069
    Likes Received:
    351
    84 here. Looks like 86 beats me. I've been a U.K. fan since 1948. U.K. class of 1957. Strangest thing is I grew up in western Tenn as a Cat fan.
     
    138 st-louie-blue, Jan 12, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
  19. st-louie-blue

    st-louie-blue Senior
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    4,069
    Likes Received:
    351
    LOL funny...
     
    78Gooses and Simple_Man like this.
  20. *CatinIL*

    *CatinIL* All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    11,794
    Likes Received:
    5,331
    Location:
    Area 52
    Not 55 yet but sneaking up on it...
     
    awf and Simple_Man like this.
  21. Deacon Jim

    Deacon Jim Sophomore
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,649
    Likes Received:
    121
    I`m hanging on to 59 for 1 more week !!
     
    awf and Simple_Man like this.
  22. musrat59

    musrat59 All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Messages:
    11,547
    Likes Received:
    1,637
     
    Simple_Man likes this.
  23. musrat59

    musrat59 All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Messages:
    11,547
    Likes Received:
    1,637
    Hats off to Zdata as no one could possibly top 86 years of age.
     
    Simple_Man likes this.
  24. Sawnee Cat

    Sawnee Cat All-American
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Messages:
    10,396
    Likes Received:
    11,727
    Location:
    Florida Gulf Coast
    Born in 1943 so yes I can say I have
     
    TeoJ, Simple_Man and Kampus Korner like this.
  25. Kampus Korner

    Kampus Korner All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    10,836
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Saratoga, New York
    Zdata, you need to share some observations about the Cats over your time watching them. There would be a lot of interest.
     
    awf and Simple_Man like this.
  26. Kampus Korner

    Kampus Korner All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    10,836
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Saratoga, New York
    Did you listen to Claude Sullivan or Cawood or both?
     
    Simple_Man likes this.
  27. Kampus Korner

    Kampus Korner All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    10,836
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Saratoga, New York
    I remember Purciful and Slusher. Purciful was a great shooter particularly from the corner.
     
  28. Kampus Korner

    Kampus Korner All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    10,836
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Saratoga, New York
    Hard to believe Marivich more than 40 points a game for all 3 years he played at LSU. If there had been freshman eligibility back then, he would probably averaged more than 40 points a game all 4 years but he was also a top shelf showman with his dribbling and passing.

    He and Dan Issel had some major scoring battles. Amazingly, Issel average more than 30 points a game his senior year but still finished second to Pistol Pete. Those LSU games were special.
     
    awf and Simple_Man like this.
  29. katwest

    katwest Senior
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,379
    Likes Received:
    2,225
    Location:
    Kentucky Lake
    I remember seeing Austin Carr light up Kentucky every time they played them in Freedom Hall, though Notre Dame seldom won the game.
     
    Kampus Korner and Simple_Man like this.
  30. Graham51

    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2001
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    40
    Depending on where he lived he may have listened to JB Faulconer,who was also a play by play man for a number of years. I believe he was on the Ashland-Aetna oil network.
     
    Kampus Korner likes this.
  31. bevcat

    bevcat Blue Chip Prospect
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    33
    I’m 64 and primarily just read everyone’s posts than post my own opinions anymore, since I got sick about 9 years ago.
    I grew up a Wildcat fan and remember my Dad listening to Cawood on the radio. I distinctly remember listening to one game with him in which Cotton Nash was playing.
    My brother and I both chose UK for our undergraduate degrees as did my two daughters. My oldest daughter and I have gone to every Final4 in the Cal era. Big Blue flows in our blood!
    Now that I feel like crap most of the time, UK games one of the few things that can get me fired up!
     
  32. Kampus Korner

    Kampus Korner All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    10,836
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Saratoga, New York

    You are right. Austin Carr was one of the best players I’ve seen play against UK. He was a scoring machine. Great UK/Notre Dame games in Freedom Hall every December. How anyone ever concluded that was a “neutral site” is beyond my comprehension. I know Digger Phelps hated playing there.
     
    katwest likes this.
  33. billoliver40

    billoliver40 Sophomore
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    1,774
    Location:
    Trenton ky
    Just 60 myself.
    Hearing about Mike Phillips passing several years past brought home old father time never loses a race.
     
    Kampus Korner and Simple_Man like this.
  34. TeoJ

    TeoJ All-American
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2001
    Messages:
    17,248
    Likes Received:
    4,912
    68,listened to games on the transistor radio in the dark after i had gone to bed.
     
  35. awf

    awf Senior
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    Messages:
    6,264
    Likes Received:
    2,477
    Location:
    KY

    Let it go.......the 60's are not terrible........
     
  36. BBUK

    BBUK All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    22,264
    Likes Received:
    10,502
    Location:
    Lorton, VA
    The dickens you say...

    [​IMG]
     
    Simple_Man and Kycatspaws like this.
  37. UNIVKY

    UNIVKY All-SEC
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 21, 2002
    Messages:
    8,269
    Likes Received:
    353
    A very very very very young 58.................and delusional
     
    78Gooses and Simple_Man like this.
  38. tinyoakUK

    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    4
    I started in 1960 listening to a small electric radio. Sometimes just barely picking up reception in the mountains at night. FM was not even on the radios we had.
    I would write the name of all the players, Rupp’s name, and all the common basketball terms on a sheet of paper. My Uncle Ray was a deaf mute and the game moved to fast for me to translate in the sign language I knew. I was just a kid and he was about 30 at th time.
    I would point at the names and terms as Cawood would call them and as I heard them. Sometimes there would just be static as I would try to move the radio to get better reception. I was my Uncle’s play by play man thru Cawood Ledford. I would write the scores and time of the game. I did this for years until TV coverage became better and I became old enough to discover girls and Saturday night. Then I taught my younger sister how to do it.
    So I am considerably over 55. I have been listening to the Cats longer than 55.
     
  39. katwest

    katwest Senior
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,379
    Likes Received:
    2,225
    Location:
    Kentucky Lake
    I know one that is 83 but he may not want me to disclose who he is, but he still post some, not as much as he used to.
     
    Simple_Man likes this.
  40. Kampus Korner

    Kampus Korner All-American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    10,836
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Saratoga, New York
    This is a nice thread. I wonder what the civility tenor would be to a Wildcat message board geared exclusively towards “Baby Boomer” age fans as compared to Rupp’s Rafters?
     
    160 Kampus Korner, Jan 13, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
    Simple_Man likes this.

Share This Page