The observer is not guilty of any of the following. Just curious:

  • Do you give other drivers more slack if they have University of Louisville license plates?
  • Do you speed up a bit when a car with a UK license plate is passing?
  • Can you often tell a Louisville fan from a Kentucky fan at first glance?
  • Have you ever slightly rearranged store displays to put U of L stuff in front of UK items?
  • Do you give the store manager hell if he or she has Kentucky stuff but no U of L gear?
  • Do you want the state’s economy to improve so Kentucky fans will quit moving to Louisville?

Thoughts? Confessions? Additions? Don’t be bashful.

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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.

27 thoughts on “Louisville vs. Kentucky Loyalty Test”
  1. Yes, across the board, especially identifying a wildcat fan on site. Usually the smell gives them away, but I’m just sayin…

  2. I once pulled a switch on a fellow baseball player in the locker room. I hid his UK shirt and he had to wear a UofL shirt home.

  3. I’ve been tempted many times to flip off some of those UK plates. Haven’t yielded to the temptation yet. I don’t bear them any ill will. I just don’t like them in my home town.

  4. Yes, yes, yes and oh yes, I do move U of L items in front of or on top of yUK stuff in the stores…..LOL I didn’t know anyone else did that. Funny. Go CARDS!

  5. I actually punched a blue belly in the face at commonwealth last year after he threw a foam finger in my face after they returned the rekickoff after the offsides. It really shut up that blue belly, I also pull the merchandise stunt putting the uofl stuff in front of any college especially uk

    1. Creighton, I have no doubt that punch was a powerful blow, releasing a lot of emotional energy that had been managed well for a number of years. Not good to internalize this stuff for too long.

  6. I understand everyone’s frustration. The Louisville basketball team now has to play second fiddle in the state. So y’all resort to flicking off people with UK tags and placing UL merchandise(which there should be a lot left in stock)in front on the Wildcats gear. Keep your head up Louisville

    1. “Demarcus” it seems that YOU are the one lurking here…why are you here…what are you afraid of, why couldn’t you use your real name? Such a typical cayut fanatic.

    2. I know where you can get some “The Billy Donovan Era Has Begun” T-shirts. THey’re in the bin right next to the UK 2010 Final Four shirts.

        1. Mike why are you here? Trying to make yourself feel better about the Bledsoe “situation” that Calipari has gotten you into? Kentucky has SO many black marks on their program, what’s one more? Calipari will never make it to the Final Four again…he can’t coach and 0-38 is looking like a real possiblility thanks to your “coach”.

  7. Well demarcus, considering the ville is the #1 profitable program I am sure there is more UK stuff to cover. Go find some more of your cutoff UK basketball shirts from Walmart and really represent the bluebellies

  8. Q: Do you give other drivers more slack if they have University of Louisville license plates?

    A: Sometimes. If they aren’t paying attention, that’s their tough luck.

    Q: Do you speed up a bit when a car with a UK license plate is passing?

    A: Guilty. Usually only after they speed past me to just get in front of me. I return the favor.

    Q: Can you often tell a Louisville fan from a Kentucky fan at first glance?

    A: Yes. You can easily tell. They all look like they’ve got something to hide or look like shady car salesmen.

    Q: Have you ever slightly rearranged store displays to put U of L stuff in front of UK items?

    A: No, can’t say that I have

    Q: Do you give the store manager hell if he or she has Kentucky stuff but no U of L gear?

    A: No. I just don’t purchase from the store.

    Q: Do you want the state’s economy to improve so Kentucky fans will quit moving to Louisville?

    A: Yes.

    Added this one:

    Q: Do you think a U of L graduate will ever become Governor of the Commonwealth of Ky.?

    A: Don’t know if one had in the past but in my lifetime, I say no. Not when you have about 30% of Jefferson County bleeding blue and about 60% of Jefferson County being Cardinal fans. You know the hillbillies out in the state are already dead because they also bleed blue so not a chance.

  9. I like your answers, Ron, especially the last one. We live in a troubled world and a very deprived state.

  10. One thing that I’ve noticed about UK fans…they can be downright elitist and egotistical when encountered in groups. One on one discussions can sometimes be coherant, though and at times fairly non-confrontational. I have witnessed numerous example of UK fans declaring that they have no hatred or animosity toward the Cards…if you get them aside and away from the peer pressure mentality.

    But, at the end of the day…they’re still Wildcats despite all the lipstick applied to the pig.

  11. And, I’ll have Bearno’s any day of the week before Papa John’s. I aprreciate all that Papa John has done for UofL…but his pizza lacks…

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