I am to the point where I think Billy Clyde may become the official mascot of Lexington, Kentucky. He clearly aint leaving anytime soon and he has no problem going anywhere and doing anything. Last night, numerous text messages came my way that Clyde was at McCarthy’s (otherwise known as “Tomlin’s favorite place”) and all reported that he was in rare form. Then late last night, a poster on The Cats Pause posted this story from the evening:
I ALWAYS and ALWAYS stuck up for Billy G before and
wasn’t afraid to admit it. Before the firing
Then, met him tonight at McCarthy’s with a bunch of friends.
My buddy decides to take a picture of him. No harm, just a picture because a public figure walks into a VERY college bar near campus. He was just hanging out with his group…which included Perry Stevenson randomly.
So, instead of being OK with it (Billy couldn’t stop taking pictures with hot college co-eds all night) he literally…LITERALLY, gets in my friends face. Starts putting his finger in my friends face and calling him a ‘****y’ for taking a ‘guys’ picture. Etc., etc.,.
After myself and my friend (and others) talking to him, I COMPLETELY understand why he didn’t fit in here and didn’t fit in as UK’s coach.
If your going hunting at a college bar, you gotta be able to deal with some people who at least want to say “wow, that is UK’s ex-coach”.
I rambled some tonight, but I am still so unbelievably pissed at him for the way he acted tonight I can’t help it. I always stood up for him until tonight. How does he get off getting in my college buddies face for taking a picture. And I understand what some will say “That’s wrong, can’t take pictures, hes a person, etc., etc.”.
But that’s all it was. Was a picture, and he was taking them all night….but with the ladies. A flash just set him off and my group and to pull me and him apart because words kept escalating.
I immediately love any coach or player for UK, but when you get in my friends face, we have problems. So now, I believe all the awful things I’ve heard about him even more. And can’t believe he was our coach for as long (only two years) as he was. So angry right now!!!! Lol
Now of course we have no notion of whether this story is true and it is all simply the allegation of the original poster. However I am not sure what part of all of this makes me laugh more. Is it the thought of an internet poster ignoring all evidence of Gillispie until something happens to him? Is it the fact that he was passionately annoyed that Gillispie rationall had problems letting him take his picture, likely because he knew it would end up on a site like this? Or is it the brilliant sight of Billy Gillispie wearing sunglasses inside a bar? All of those are equally appealing to me. And on a Saturday night of a holiday weekend, you owe it to yourself to read the above post, complete with the internet tough guy posters saying what they would have done to Clyde (they wouldnt have done anything) and try to figure out where this whole “Clyde in Lexington” thing will end. Would he conceivably buy a ticket and come to a game in Rupp next year? I say yes, but either way this story is far from over and I cant wait to see where it leads. Maybe to more of this:
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Bill Keightley Report : Never to be forgotten.
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