I am taking a break from "Catching Up" to join reality in the 2nd biggest game of the year. Kentucky basketball just played our biggest rival in the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Steve and I had thought about going out somewhere to watch the game and join in the fun to cheer on the CATS! However, by 9am Two Keys (Sports bar on campus) has a line to get into the door and was on a 1 in 1out system by 2pm. Other places closed their doors and weren't letting anyone else in. When it comes to UK Basketball, this town isn't playing around. So instead we went to a good friends house and celebrated all together in the comfort of a home!!
|Steve and I's shirts from last night|
As we all excepted, Lexington went crazy!! People around town have been hyping this game up the whole week and talk trashing each other's team. Two people even got into a fight while getting medical attention, because of what...a basketball game people say??? NO NO NO This is not JUST a basketball game. This is for pride of the state, bragging rights, continuation of rivalry, once in for all stating who is the better team. You see...Kentucky and Louisville always play in the beginning of the season (whether its basketball or football). Throughout the year, the players develop, the teams get better. There is also talk on who would be the winner if the teams played at the end of the year. Well here you go, it happened! And luckily the CATS came out on top!! Both teams played decent last night. Neither team played as best as they could, but given the circumstances, all players were respectful and played good clean basketball. I couldn't be more proud to be a Wildcats fan today and apart of the Big Blue Nation!
I think we have to give a lot of credit to Calipari and Pitino for bring these boys into these game with a good head on their shoulders. Sure both teams wanted to win bad, and they could have brought that rivalry to the court, but they didn't, they just played basketball. Anthony Davis, stated after the game, This was never about the Final Four, it was never about Louisville, this was just another game to get to the championship!! I am not sure if everyone is remembering we still have one more game to play before we can bring home a Championship win that this school has been desperately needing for years!
Needless to say, here in Lexington, some people did not act as mature. I think there were reports of 39 fires, mostly couches, and one car. There were also jumbo trons set up downtown for people to gather in the streets and watch the game. It was definitely a party and hopefully no one got hurt. There is a part of me that is proud to say we will cheer on the CATS no matter what and that we are the BEST FANS IN THE NATION! Crazy or not!
I saw this the other day and thought it was so perfect!
Don't forget to cheer on the CATS on Monday night at 9pm in the Championship game against Kansas!