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Kentucky fan Tyler Black keeping his tattoo, but we fixed it for him

Kentucky fan Tyler Black came close to calling his shot by getting a tattoo declaring his Wildcats national champions before the NCAA Tournament began, but his bold move came up short.

Kentucky lost to UConn 60-54 on Monday night, rendering Black as one of the most interesting characters of the night. Everyone was wondering the same thing shortly after the loss: what did he plan to do with the tattoo?

Black answered the question simply: he plans to keep it.

“I’m keeping it,” Black told ESPN. “It’s a way to remember this team and it’s part of my life story.”

He actually does have a pretty cool story to tell now, and he certainly will never forget this team. But if you know anything about Black — and his Twitter bio states “I’ve always felt I was born for rebellion” — then you know he’ll be unfazed by the declaration coming up short.

Based on all the attention Black received for what he did — and what happened with the Seahawks fan — we have a feeling quite a few fans will continue the trend of calling their shots with team tattoos. We don’t encourage the practice. If you feel the need to show everyone your faith, throw down a futures bet and just tweet your betting slip after it comes through. OK?

Anyway, the folks at Reddit College Football came up with this nice little fix for the tattoo in case Black’s so inclined:

Kentucky Tyler Black tattoo

Perfect.

Guy who got Kentucky 2014 National Champions tattoo gets free tickets to game

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Remember that Kentucky fan who got a 2014 National Champions tattoo before the NCAA Tournament began? He’s one win away from looking like Nostradamus.

The No. 8 seed Wildcats have become one of the lowest seeds to ever reach an NCAA men’s basketball national championship game. For about two hours, that honor belonged to No. 7 seed UConn. Tyler probably wasn’t surprised to see Kentucky defy the odds, but I’m sure he never imagined his decision to get a tattoo would lead to free tickets for the biggest game of the year.

Because of the success John Calipari’s team has enjoyed, Tyler’s ink has officially became a national story.

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Rex Ryan may alter his Mark Sanchez tattoo

Rex-Ryan-Mark-Sanchez-Tim-TebowRex Ryan was always a huge supporter of Mark Sanchez when the former USC star was with the New York Jets. How big are we talking? Rex has a tattoo of his wife wearing a Jets jersey with Sanchez’s No. 6 on it. So yeah, that big of a supporter. Now that the Jets have released Sanchez, what’s going to happen to the tattoo?

On Tuesday, Ryan was asked if he still has the tattoo. He proudly rolled up his sleeve to display the ink, noting that it “was my tattoo and still is my tattoo.” However, he did not rule out changing the number on the jersey.

“I may alter it, who knows?” Rex said, per Newsday’s Tom Rock. “I may put 75 on it and honor Winston Hill. I think that’s the idea. That’s what I’m going to do.”

Hill is a former Jets offensive lineman who played for New York when Rex’s father Buddy Ryan was an assistant coach there. It would probably be challenging to turn a No. 6 into a No. 75, but I’m sure a good tattoo artist could do it.

[Photo: Rex Ryan's Mark Sanchez tattoo]

As for Sanchez, Ryan explained why he felt such a close connection to Sanchez during their five seasons together.

“That was my first draft pick, me being a coach that was my first pick,” he said. “You have the vision that this guy is going to be with you for 10 years. I’m sure every coach has that. Very few make it that far. I think in an ideal world, that’s what you would have liked.”

Rex also said that he thought being released from the Jets would be good for Sanchez, as he believes he is still capable of earning a starting job elsewhere. You know what’s coming next, right? Bill Belichick is probably going to sign Sanchez. How much would The Hoodie love Rex having a tattoo of one of his players?

Kentucky fan gets ’2014 National Champions’ tattoo before tournament

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The Kentucky Wildcats entered the season as the top-ranked team in the country, but they have not lived up to the hype. Kentucky is limping toward the NCAA Tournament, having lost three of its last four games. They have not beaten a ranked opponent all season. Despite that, at least one Wildcats fan is keeping the faith in a big way.

A Kentucky fan named Tyler is so confident John Calipari and company will cut down the nets next month that he got a “2014 National Championship” tattoo representing his favorite team. Tyrone posted a photo of the ink on Twitter and was instantly bombarded by people calling him a “moron” and lots of other bad words.

You can heckle Tyler all you want, but what happened with the Seattle Seahawks fan who got a Super Bowl champions tattoo before his team won it all? Oh yeah, they destroyed the Denver Broncos en route to a title. If the Wildcats win it all, they have Tyler to thank.

H/T The Dagger

Joba Chamberlain turned Tommy John scar into happy face tattoo

And the award for most creative use of a Tommy John scar goes to … Joba Chamberlain:

I was dying in tears for a few minutes after seeing that. Too darn funny.

On a related note, Joba has lost weight, and now that he’s no longer with the New York Yankees, he’s free to grow facial hair. Joba now has a beard and some say he has cultivated a hipster look:

Joba Chamberlain

Is that a relief pitcher or your European history teacher at the local university?

Chamberlain had Tommy John surgery on his elbow in 2011 and didn’t return to the Yankees until Aug. 2012.

Josh Gordon has a massive No. 12 tattooed on his back

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Josh Gordon is signed with the Cleveland Browns through the 2015 season, though something tells me he will be looking to restructure his deal at some point. The 22-year-old broke out in 2013, catching 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns. Gordon put up that stat line with one of the worst quarterback situations in the NFL.

Should the former Baylor star be traded or end up signing with another team, he had better hope he can keep his jersey number. Otherwise, the massive No. 12 Gordon had tattooed on his back will look a little weird.

That certainly rules out the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts. I doubt those quarterbacks would give Gordon their number. The Browns might just have to hang onto him. What a shame.

Photo via Instagram/Josh Gordon
H/T Jimmy Traina’s The Big Buzz

Jonny Gomes gets World Series tattoo, complete with beard, on his hip

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes seemed to enjoy is 2013 season more than any other in his 10-year MLB career. He and his beard became a symbol of success for the a city that was in need of a boost. And now, Gomes has a symbol of that success inked on his body for life.

Mike Napoli tweeted the photo you see above of a Red Sox World Series champions tattoo on Friday and later revealed that the owner of it is Gomes.

Who else? Gomes was a World Series hero for the Sox, so you can understand why he would want to commemorate that. And to those of you who say the beard in the tattoo is overwhelming, I remind you of this — so are the beards on their faces.