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: