Big Blue Madness 2011 to be biggest, best yet
October 5, 2011
Gil Espy, The College Basketball Enquirer
LEXINGTON – Following the 2010 edition of Big Blue Madness, the University of Kentucky’s highly anticipated annual kickoff to the college basketball season, Wildcats fans were left to wonder how the 2011 edition could ever possibly compare.
After all, Big Blue Madness 2010 featured such entertainment heavyweights as Henry Winkler, Montel Williams, Gallagher, and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
The overwhelming star power of last year’s event notwithstanding, this year’s edition of Big Blue Madness, according to the public relations firm Det, Blue & Demon, will be even bigger, bluer, and madder than last year.
“We knew we had our work cut out for us to top last year’s Big Blue Madness,” said Det, Blue & Demon spokesperson Kenny Barnes. “We are absolutely convinced, though, that that’s exactly what we have done.”
According to Barnes, the first order of business for the event’s organizers was to find a host that could create the same level of buzz as Winkler, the iconic Hollywood legend best known for his role as TV’s “The Fonz.” Barnes believes they have succeeded.
“It gives us great pleasure to announce that the host of Big Blue Madness 2011will be the legendary star of stage and screen, Mr. Tony Danza,” said Barnes. “Not only did Danza star in one of TV’s greatest shows in Taxi, he also forced us to answer that age old question...Who’s the Boss?”
In addition to Danza, as well as the unveiling of Coach John Calipari’s 2011-12 Wildcats – considered by many to be serious national title contenders – Big Blue Madness 2011 will include appearances by several A-list celebrities.
“After Coach Cal addresses Big Blue Nation, and introduces this year’s roster for the Kentucky Wildcats, singer-songwriter Juice Newton will perform songs off her new album,” said Barnes.
Actors and musicians, according to Barnes, won’t be the only superstars on hand at Rupp Arena on the night of October 14th.
“Not only will Tony Danza and Juice Newton be performing,” said Barnes, “comedy legend Jackie “the Jokeman” Martling, reality TV star Chaz Bono, and wrestling legend Koko B. Ware will all be making appearances.”
Big Blue Madness is scheduled for Friday night October the 14th, though an official starting time has yet to be announced.