Your Bias Is Showing

It would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic, some of the letters that appear in the Courier-Journal sports pages. Some UK fans trying to pass themselves off as objective reveal their true colors with some of their ridiculous statements.

Take the letter from one Brent Logan Black in today’s edition, for example. Arguing that the CJ’s hypes U of L every year but that the team plays “one of the weakest BCS schedules year after year,” he concludes that “you will not play for a title if you spend the majority of the fall beating up on the equivalent of ‘Our Little sisters of the Poor.'”

How conveniently he forgets that U of L was one half away during last year’s Rutgers’ game from being the No. 2 team in the country and possibly playing for the national championship. Ahem, Mr. Black (or is it really blue?), that was the national sport media that voted U of L among the top 10 teams for well over a year. The CJ had nothing to do with it.

It’s a shame Mr. Black/Blue can’t enjoy the success his team is having without degrading his arch rival. Small wonder his team’s fans have so little respect around here.

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.

One thought on “Your Bias Is Showing”

  1. That is the beauty of the whole arch rival thing. Your arch rival exists solely for you to degrade at any point in time. For example, UK might have won the Governor’s Cup this year, but they were just a couple of plays away from their fifth straight loss and something like ten out of the last twelve.

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