About Us

A boring “About Us” page?

Not here at KentuckyCrazies.com!

Here’s some real down to earth information about us…

E-n-j-o-y!

Michael Hicks

1. Who are you? Michael Hicks of KentuckyCrazies.com

My name is Michael Hicks. I work hard and I am passionate about keeping my clients happy. I’m also passionate about Kentucky Wildcat basketball, quite simply, I bleed blue. My Catholic faith helps form my views of the world and I believe family is what matters most. My parents are my best friends and my sister and her family are role models to me. I’m also passionate about music. I love playing guitar with my friends and even opened up for 80’s rockers “Firehouse” back in the day. Sammy Hagar, King’s X, Big Wreck, and the Black Crowes are usually on my ipod or cd players. My dog, Cawood (yes, as in “Cawood Ledford”) keeps my yard safe from Sasquatches, opossums, and UL fans. Friends, family, fun is what life is about!

2. What can you do for your visitors and why should they care?

Big Blue Nation is the most passionate fans on the planet. We want this site to be a meeting place for all fans of the Blue! This site is about the fans, the passion, the craziness of following the Cats. It’s a great place to meet people, to share, and to have fun! We can share our unrivaled craziness through pictures and videos. Quite simply, if you bleed blue, this is the place for you!

3. What is the overall emotional stance that KentuckyCrazies.com has towards its users?

We are all crazy about the Wildcats, so we want to provide a place that makes the fans the stars. We love Big Blue Nation and want to provide a place where we all come together and show the world who we are!

4. If KentuckyCrazies.com were an actual person, who would it be?

It would be all of us! As Mr. Wildcat, Bill Keightley, was the embodiment of all of us on the bench for so many years, KentuckyCrazies.com, is the embodiment of what it means to be a Wildcat fan! We are the little boy sitting in front of the TV watching the game, we are the lady in the nursing home talking about her favorite starting five, and everyone in between. We are all Kentucky Crazies!

Michael Hicks5. Is there a favorite quote you have?

“They think they poop ice cream.”

6. Is there one particular moment in the life of being a Kentucky fan that you would like to share?

It’s all about family. Jumping up and down hugging my mom and dad when we won number 8! The joy of coming back on Duke in 98 on our way to number 7! Going to Rupp with my dad when I was 9 years old booing Billy Packer and seeing Bowie catch a mid court pass from Minnifield for a mind blowing dunk! We all have so many memories!

7. Do certain words or phrases keep popping up in your daily conversations aboutKentuckyCrazies.com?

That site is going to be huge! When can I log on?!? I know so many people that are going to love this site! I want to buy a t-shirt!

8. What are a few random things about Kentucky Sports that you enjoy?

The passion of the fans! The knowledge shared about the game. The great people involved with the program. It’s like the weather, everyone can talk about it at some level!

9. What is KentuckyCrazies.com?

It’s a place for people to share their craziness about their love of the Wildcats! It’s an online community built specifically for the fans, about the fans, and puts the spotlight on them like they deserve!

10. Any other thoughts you care to share about KentuckyCrazies.com or being a Kentucky fan?

We are passionate about the site, because we too are fans! We welcome positive feedback and we want the fans to drive the site, to promote the site to other fans and it allows people to follow friends, families and those who are the craziness!

Melanie Ballard

1. Who are you? Melanie Ballard
My name is Melanie, I am married with two children. My kids come first because the way I figure it I have one shot at raising them to be good people. I am kind of artsy, I’m always looking for a way to channel my creativity. I am a Christian which helps me keep a positive attitude toward hard situations. I believe honesty and integrity are two of the most important traits a person can have. I love a good joke, there is nothing better for a person than a good belly laugh, it does a body good. Hahahahaha

2. What can you do for your visitors and why should they care?

The idea for the website happened by accident really. One of my best friends Michael is the biggest UK fan I know, so I sent him a picture of a painting of “Big Blue Nation” on a rock quarry wall. I told him we should have a fun game to find the most unique pics of UK fandom and keep score. Michael took the concept and ran with it, because he knew how far reaching the Big Blue Nation is.

3. What is the overall emotional stance that KentuckyCrazies.com has towards its users?

Kentucky Crazies will be what the visitors make it to be. We will keep the content family friendly, so it will be fun for all ages.

4. If KentuckyCrazies.com were an actual person, who would it be?

I can’t possibly sum this up in one single person. It will be filled the personalities of many, which will be the most fun about the site.

5. Is there a favorite quote you have?

“Do unto others as you would have done unto you”

6. Is there one particular moment in the life of being a Kentucky fan that you would like to share?

Everyone Wildcat fan has a story or game ritual. I have gone to BIG BLUE parties and eaten blue mashed potatoes!! This is just a place to go and share your Craziness or the Craziness you have witnessed!

Melanie Ballard of KentuckyCrazies.com7. Do certain words or phrases keep popping up in your daily conversations about KentuckyCrazies.com?

I keep thinking about the reaction we will get. I am anxious to see where Kentucky Crazies will come from and see if it provides the entertainment it is intended for.

8. What are a few random things about Kentucky Sports that you enjoy?

The more I talk to people about their personal passion for Kentucky Wildcats, the better the stories get. What may seem to some as insanity, Kentucky fans find it most reasonable. It can be anything from game rituals to naming their children or pets in honor of a favorite coach or player. IT TRULY IS CRAZY AND I LOVE IT

9. What is KentuckyCrazies.com?

Kentucky Crazies is simply for the joy of it. Just a place for people to share their passion for Big Blue. It is what it is, nothing more or less, we realized there wasn’t a place for fans to display their enthusiasm through photos so we designed one. Kentucky Crazies come in all different levels and this site is to be enjoyed by all. You don’t have to know stats, ranks, etc. but if you do that’s great. If you happen to just watch a game or wear a wildcat shirt to show your support or you just want to visit the site to enjoy the pictures, anyone is welcome!

10. Any other thoughts you care to share about KentuckyCrazies.com or being a Kentucky fan?

Log in, sit back, share your stories with your fellow Kentucky Crazies and have a few laughs. Be prepared…it’s gonna get crazy!

God bless,
Melanie Ballard