By Charlie Springer
Life is as it should be, the University of Louisville basketball team having defeated Kentucky, depriving Cat fans of opportunities to flaunt their obnoxious qualities. No sympathy here, Cat fans. Look at the loss as a learning experience, one of life’s valuable lessons.
You might even want to consider acknowledging that you were beaten by a better team,Â rather making excuses like your beloved Billy G. and badmouthing UofL fans as you do even when things are going well for you.
Have you seen any of those people today by the way? They’ve been pretty scarce around Louisville, a rare species, indeed. No car flags, no Kroger baseball caps, few if any blue sweatshirts or jackets. Theyâ€™ve gone into hiding, bless their hearts.
If you bleed blue today, youâ€™re among the walking dead.
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Why was Lee Todd, the UK president, sitting behind the Wildcat bench on Sunday? One would think with all the alleged Big Blue boosters in town he would have been in a VIP suite, seeking contributions in dismal economic times. Maybe there arenâ€™t as many as Todd would have you believe, or maybe he thinks UK will get all he needs from the Legislature which begins work Tuesday.
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Okay, just one more video of the UofL-UK finish, with about 15 seconds to go in the game:
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Another way to relive the Sundayâ€™s triumph is to visit Hell In The Hall for a plethora of highlights, emotions, whoâ€™s whos and photos from the scene. The enthusiasm of Frankpos, the moderator, is contagious. He may not post much, but when he does, he goes all out.
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Those two Indiana recruits who verbaled to UofLâ€™s 2011 class after the game are apparent major catches. ESPN Insider says of 6-11 Michael Chandler that he â€œHe runs the floor extremely well, he is active on both ends of the floor and he rebounds very well. He is very coordinated for a kid his size and his age. He oozes with potential â€¦â€ Of 6-6 Ryan Taylor, they opine: â€œHe is a good athlete that plays with great effort. He has great length that aids him in being a terrific rebounder on both ends, shot blocker and defender on the ball and in the passing lanes.â€
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Havenâ€™t seen the Lady Cards play yet? Need an engraved invitation? They play a fiery brand of basketball and are ranked 10th in the nation. They play Seton Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday (see Sonjaâ€™s preview). Next up is Rutgers, perennial womenâ€™s basketball power, in Pack The House II on Sunday. Free coupons are available at Kroger stores.