Happy Easter, and Kentucky is done

A beautiful Easter Sunday.

What a weekend in Louisville with the enormous fire at Appliance Park and all the flooding, the road closures and other damage throughout the community. It almost hit home Friday, Barbara shrieking from the basement about “flooding.”I had just tested the carpet with my feet a few minutes earlier and found nothing. Oh, no, as I go running down the steps.

Turns out to be a broken CVC connection, located above the sump pump, leading ground water into the basement on a non-carpeted area. Thankfully a slow trickle, the water emptying outside the sump pump basin. Quick trip to Lowe’s for a new elbow and some plumber’s putty, and the water is going back to the sump pump.

The area is completely dry a few hours later. Some do-it-yourself projects are actually easier than others. But there was still another concern.

The biggest sigh of relief would come the next day at around 11 p.m. after Wisconsin has eliminated Kentucky in the NCAA basketball tournament, immediately squelching all talk about pursuing perfection and a ninth national championship.

The UK fans were subdued, almost difficult to find in church Sunday morning. No UK flags on cars in the parking lot. The only trace of UK apparel to be found on a youngster about 7 years old. The guy sitting next to us wearing a Wisconsin sweatshirt, enjoying new levels of popularity with University of Louisville fans in the congregation.

No smug looks, or mentions of perfect seasons. Happy Easter weekend, indeed.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “Happy Easter, and Kentucky is done”

  1. March 31 You wrote Rebuilding or Reloading for your U.L. team. REBUILDING Should have been the headline! For our U.K. team We just RELOAD!! See you in Rupp next season!!! Happy Easter!!

    1. You won’t see me in Rupp unless it’s for a NCAA regional. I was over there for the high school tournament a couple weeks ago and that place needs work. Had to search for video and scoreboards. Sorry you had a terrible weekend Larry. 🙂

  2. I feel the most sorry for Matt Jones. What in the name of Andrew Harrison is he going to pontificate about for the next six months? Maybe the spring football game? Sorry-delete that.

    P.S. Larry

    Good luck with the reloading. Since BBN only counts titles, you should remember the most recent banner hangs in The Yum ! Center. As long as Cal is coaching the last two minutes of the game is in question. If you have forgotten about Saturday night you might remember the Kansas game when he was at Memphis. However, that game might now be erased from other records.

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