By LARRY VAUGHT
Who is KentuckyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s No. 1 celebrity fan?
The consensus is that it would be actress Ashley Judd, especially when it comes to basketball. She was a regular at Kentucky before marring race car driver Dario Franchitti and adding scheduling conflicts that often keep her away now. Still, when she comes to a game, it draws attention.
However, Candi Garrison thinks the title of No. 1 fan should go to Montgomery GentryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eddie Montgomery and she has started a Facebook campaign on his behalf.
Here is what she wrote for vaughtsviews.com:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ashley who? You have got to be kidding me!! I am bothered that whenever Kentucky basketball is being talked about it never fails that someone always refers to Ashley Judd as being the Kentucky WildcatsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ biggest fan!
If TRUE BLUE FAN were listed in the dictionary, under it you would see a picture of EDDIE MONTGOMERY! When was the last time that Ashley made an appearance at a BIG BLUE MADNESS, a women’s basketball game, football game or even a men’s basketball game?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Eddie has always made his love for the Kentucky Wildcats known. He very rarely is seen without something on that has the UK logo on it, he attends various UK sporting events whenever his busy schedule permits and he has the enthusiasum that fellow true blue fans love.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think it’s time for Ashley’s title to be handed over to Eddie as the KENTUCKY WILDCAT’S BIGGEST FAN!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Garrison makes some valid points. Did you see Montgomery enjoying himself at Big Blue Madness like week when he was a celebrity coach for the womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s team? HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been known to get a little crazy at a football game and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s living for the day that Kentucky beats Tennessee in football so he can give his music buddies from the Volunteer State a hard time. And Garrison is right about never seeing Montgomery without a UK hat, shirt or something. As womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coach Matthew Mitchell noted, he truly bleeds blue.
Maybe they should be at least co-No. 1 fans because of MontgomeryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s attendance and rising popularity of Montgomery Gentry. Ashley Judd has been a wonderful face for UK basketball for years. But when it comes to enjoying all the sports, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think any celebrity can beat Montgomery.
What do you think?