On Monday afternoon a Lexington, Ky., based production company, Bullhorn Creative, released a two-minute video, Rupp Arena Renovation. The proposed $310-million project is currently in the crowd-sourcing stage, if you will, hence the film.
Most of the familiar University of Kentucky basketball icons may be found among the piece’s 100 or so brief cuts: Hall of Fame coaches Adolph Rupp and Joe B. Hall as well as current coach John Calipari–a future Hall of Famer, although that honor, too, may be vacated in the future; former Wildcat players Dan Issel, Kenny “Sky” Walker, Tayshaun Prince and Jamal Mashburn; and longtime play-by-play man Cawood Ledford, “The voice of the Wildcats.”
However, at about the :40 mark, and ever so briefly, an unidentified blonde clad in nothing more than a blue Kentucky jersey appears. The vision is almost subliminal, as well as sublime, albeit cryptic (Jay-Z follows almost immediately after, by the way, ostensibly due to his 2011 concert at Rupp.