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New UK Statue Of Ex-Coach Hall Summons Memories Of Admiral Stockdale

First, this is no knock on former Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall.  Second, it’s no knock on the artist who created the new statue of the ex-coach that now sits outside the UK’s palatial Wildcat Coal Lodge.  After all, I’m seeing just one angle of the statue.

But when I see this photo…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m reminded of Phil Hartman’s brilliant impression of 1992 vice-presidential candidate Admiral James Stockdale.  “Who am I, why am I here,” he barked, confused.  And from the angle of this photo, it appears that Hall — in the statue — is sitting on the sideline wondering the same thing.

 


6 comments
Big Orange Mark
Big Orange Mark

If you look closely, it looks like the statue just "took a leak" from all the excitement of the press conference! 

Phillygator
Phillygator

Admiral Stockdale was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as the senior officer during 8 years as a POW in the Hanoi Hilton (that is in addition to being awarded 4 silver stars). He is an American hero. 

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

 @Phillygator 

 

Uh, OK.  

 

That doesn't change the fact that Phil Hartman's impression of him from the '92 debates -- in which he looked very poor -- is remembered and recited to this day by Saturday Night Live fans?

 

This post simply compared the look on Hall's statue's face to the performance by Hartman.  If you can find where I insulted Admiral Stockdale, please let me know.

 

Your post just proves that if I wrote "The sky is blue," someone would be offended.

 

John

Phillygator
Phillygator

 @John at MrSEC  Touchy touchy. I merely stated facts that most of your readers are probably unaware since they probably weren't even born when Stockdale was a POW. If you want to construe it as criticism so be it. It seems to me that criticism comes with the territory you have chosen. I've been a regular reader since seeing you on Talking Football and enjoy your website even if I don't always agree. Lighten up. It's only sports. Phillygator

MoKelly1
MoKelly1

Very funny. Phil Hartman --- funny man --- RIP.

BonzaiB
BonzaiB

 @MoKelly1 Cheating on your insane wife will get you RIP'd in a hurry, funny man or not.



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