Thursday, July 23, 2009

Football Season Is Just Around The Corner

A good sign that football season is near - the UK - UL Governor's Cup Luncheon. Tom Leach and I rode to Louisville to the Cardinal Club together. I met Joker Phillips (KY's football coach in waiting) as well as a host of others. This is a photo of my buddy Tom Leach (The Voice of the Wildcats) with one of my favorite players of all time - Derrick Ramsey. Derrick was a quarterback and tight end at the University of Kentucky, where he was part of the team that won the 1976 SEC Championship and the 1976 Peach Bowl. He was first team All SEC and third-team All-American as QB in 1977 when Kentucky finished with a 10-1 record and #4 ranking in the final AP poll. He also played tight end for nine seasons for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, New England Patriots, and Detroit Lions. Tom Leach is entering his 13th year doing play by play for KY.


Brodad Unkabuddy said...

Cool. What an interesting crowd you hang out with.

J Dub said...

Sounds like a great time. You're starting to be one of the bigwigs. Or, at least you're buddies with bigwigs now.

Mike West said...

I was close to UK sports in the 90's too when I worked at WVLK and Host Communications.