Thursday, March 17, 2005

C-A-T-S go cats go!

so i'm pretty excited that the university of kentucky is getting ready to play their first game in the NCAA tournament. i grew up a huge UK fan because my dad was. growing up in kentucky i thought you either had to be a kentucky fan or a louisville fan. i never wanted to be a louisville fan. when i was younger i didn't really understand that basketball was a bigger thing here in kentucky than anywhere else on earth.

i remember one spring break, we went to alabama to visit my aunt and my dad couldn't go because of work. i don't remember how old i was, but i was old enough to be a UK fan without my dad telling me i should be. i was wearing my blue UK shirt with a pretty ferocious wildcat on it and i was ready to watch the game. UK was playing michigan in a pretty important game and i remember having to watch it by myself. my mom and aunt didn't really care about it and i was pretty upset. so i sat in a room by myself cheering my team on. it was the first time i'd ever really wanted them to win because i loved them, not because my dad loved them.

so to this day i'm still a pretty big UK fan. the only exception was when UK played WKU and western won! i wasn't turning my back on the cats, but at that point i had to root for my own school.

so my brothers and i spent some time a couple days ago filling out our bracket. as much as i'd love UK to win it all, i only have them going three games. hopefully they'll surprise me...i won't be losing any money. i have illinois, wake forest, north carolina, and duke in the final four. i guess we'll just have to see. i want to know your picks. who do you have in the final four, or who do you want to be the NCAA national champion?

7 comments:

robyn said...

go cats go! i love uk, too... i wasn't surprised by their win today, but was glad, nonetheless... i already have two upsets in my bracket... but my final four are: illinois, washington, unc, and kentucky - (kentucky and washington as final two) with kentucky winning it... (which is kind of more wishful thinking than anything - but you never know!)

emily said...

go BIG BLUE! I remember that night on campus after we beat UK, it was like we had won the NCAA championship. I had not seen school spirit like that in a long time ok so maybe ever. I guess growing up no where near L'ville I didn't have to pick between UK vs UofL, always have cheered for the CATS, granted both my parents are UK alumni(might have had influence)tradition, but still a great team...GO BIG BLUE!!!!!

amy said...

if uk keeps playing like they did this afternoon, they're not going to go any farther than the next game. there's no reason that game should have been that close. they need to stop being dumb and start playing some basketball...

Jeremy Atwood said...

This post has deeply saddened me. I will be praying for you all! The University of Kentucky is the most overrated team in the history of all of college basketball. As I preacher I plead with you "REPENT" :) I just don't know if I can ever speak to any of you ever again :( I know what you are thinking - He's a Louisville fan. Nope, I am UofL fan once a year and that is when they play UK. UK will lose in round 2 :)

jeff said...

I think jeremy needs an AMEN AMEN AMEN!

2nd round to Cincy.. thats what I have down.

amy said...

jeremy, i don't agree. i think you're nuts.

wow, jeff b commented on my blog! :) nice to see you here.

jeff said...

Aren't you the special person!

Just did some random blog searching and found yours.