I have a few questions for Tyler Austin Black and his tattoo.
First would be: Where are you hiding the time machine?
This guy got the tattoo pictured to the right before the 2014 NCAA Tournament began. He even got it before the SEC Tournament began, according to the Los Angeles Times.
That takes guts, or a knowledge that the unthinkable was about to happen.
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Now, the Kentucky Wildcats are still one victory away from proving his tattoo correct, but the way they’re playing, does anybody doubt they’ll get it? Their gutsy victories and insane roster of talent certainly makes UK look like a champion, even if they don’t beat the Connecticut Huskies on Monday night.
And if they do win, Mr. Black has some ‘splainin to do.
Let’s go back to the day Black got the tattoo on his lower right leg – Thursday, March 13. On that date, Kentucky had a 22-9 record and had lost three out of four games. Two of those losses came against Arkansas and South Carolina. To say the Wildcats were sputtering might have been an understatement.
Still, Black went with his gut, or so he says, and got the tat anyway.
“My friends are loving it,” Black told ESPN.com the day after he got tatted up. “They know it’s typical me.”
Since then, Kentucky played their way into the SEC Championship game and now the NCAA Tournament final. Even die-hard Kentucky fans would be lying if they said they truly saw this coming to the point where they’d put ink on their body to prove it.
Bravo, Mr. Black. You’re one win away from becoming truly famous and having to turn that time machine over to the authorities.
But UConn will be a tough test for the ‘Cats. They’re as hot as Kentucky right now, and they were also the last team to beat UK in the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky missed the tourney last season and won the whole thing in 2012, but in 2011, they fell short in the Final Four, to UConn.