Saturday, January 17, 2015

American Sniper Movie Has Kentucky Basketball Reference

I just watched the movie, American Sniper. 

For those of you who don't know, it's about the most lethal sniper in American history, Chris Kyle who recorded over 160 kills (out of 255 probable kills) as a member of (Navy) Seal Team 3 after four tours in Iraq. I couldn't wait to see this movie, being a war buff, this movie was right up my alley.

It was as good as advertised, if not better. But, while watching the movie, there was a Kentucky Basketball reference that caught my attention. During the scene where Chris Kyle (R.I.P.) is sitting in a bar and informs his wife that he needed a minute before coming home, you can see that there is a basketball game playing on the TV in the bar that he is in. If you listen closely you can hear the play-by-play announcer say "Kentucky" and Sparks (meaning Patrick Sparks) has seven points.

As if this movie couldn't be anymore awesome (and it WAS an AWESOME movie), then they go and throw in a reference to Kentucky Basketball.

In all seriousness though, this is an excellent movie telling the story of a TRUE American hero and someone who loved his county and would give up everything to defend it. Kentucky Basketball reference aside, this movie and book should be seen and read by everyone just so you know why we still have the freedoms we have. 

Thank you for your service, Chris Kyle. Rest In Peace.

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