If Monday night's episode is any indication, it's probably safe to assume one of the writers of "Two and a Half Men" is a Kentucky fan.
When Courtney Thorne-Smith's character Lyndsey is revealed to have formerly operated an illegal bookie joint out of a candle shop, Charlie devises a clever way to seek gambling advice on an upcoming game between North Carolina and Kentucky. He asks about the game under the guise of a question about which college her son would be more likely to attend.
"I was just wondering," he begins. "If he were to choose between, say, North Carolina and Kentucky, which one would you encourage him to pick, keeping in mind that as an out-of-state resident Kentucky is 2 1/2 times more expensive?"
"I'd still go with Kentucky," Lyndsey responds, before delivering the real zinger. "It's a better school."
Whether or not you interpret Lyndsey's statement literally, she's wrong based on this year's results. Not only is North Carolina ranked 99 spots ahead of Kentucky in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, the Tar Heels upended the favored Wildcats 75-73 in Chapel Hill last month.