The bickering gets ugly at times and doesn’t reflect well on University of Louisville fans who frequent message boards.
Without conference realignment to kick around, some of the people on the boards are childishly taking out all their frustrations on each other.
That’s the only rational explanation for the round-the-clock bashing on them since changes took effect Saturday at midnight. The level of snipping and gossip resembles a major hen party, and appears to be actively encouraged by at least one of the sites.
To top it off, someone invited everyone who had been banned over years at the Louisville Scout site back into the fold. Many of the banned obviously included University of Kentucky fans who came merely to bash UofL. Others included people who simply got on the wrong side of Mike Hughes, the previous administrator, or one of the monitors.
The question is who lifted the bans? Was it Jody Demling, the new administrator, wanting to signal a new, more open posting environment? Or was it Hughes and company attempting to make the board as unwelcoming as possible for those who choose to stick around? We may never know because the principles aren’t addressing the issue.
The football season needs to get here soon so posters on both sites have something to occupy them besides besmirching other Louisville fans.