Not true the observer took a day off to celebrate the departure of an arch-rival from the NCAA basketball tournament. He was actually on the road, in the heart of Bluegrass, involved with family.

A great sigh of relief, watching West Virginia advance to the Final Four. Any other result in that game would have been disappointing, with long-term negative results for University of Louisville fans everywhere.

The Kentucky car flags have all but disappeared, the caps with the oversize K’s are back in the closets, people who turned out to be closet Kentucky fans have faded back into the woodwork.

While the legitimacy of their favorites may have been questioned, Wildcat fans considered this a magical year, a cakewalk to another crown. The surprising loss, the sudden crash of everything they believe in is unbelievably painful for them.

They won’t be as highly visible for a while. A good thing.

Thanks for the reprieve, West Virginia.

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By Charlie Springer

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

3 thoughts on “Courtesy Of West Virginia”
  1. Those UK fans were pathetic at work. Everything went down in ashes for them. They deserve it for believing in Calipari.

  2. Still wearing my blue proudly, but certainly a disappointing end to the season in which we had such high hopes. Can’t speak for my Big Blue Brethren but I for one couldn’t be prouder of this team. Huggy and WVU played a heck of a game and I can openly admit Cal got outcoached. He expected his young guys to react like seniors and they weren’t prepared to do that. Kudos to the Mountaineers and god help us let them beat DUKE!

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