Posted on: March 10, 2008 6:36 pm
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Don't Jump Back on the Bandwagon now!

This entry is addressed to every member of the media who jumped back on Kentucky's d**k once they beat Florida. Please, hop off! This Kentucky team thrives on being undervalued. What the hell kind of sports writers are these guys? They only make these "Upset Predicitions" once it is all but guaranteed to happen. I hope to God the committee makes UK a 12 seed in the tournament. An 8 seed is an all but guaranteed loss in the second round...

Projected 5 seeds:

1. Drake

2. Indiana

3. Michigan State

4. Vanderbilt

 

Since we played Indiana already this season, and Vanderbilt is in our conference, we would be facing either Drake or Michigan State. I am absolutely ecstatic about this. My opinion is that they would match us up against Michigan State. The last time UK and Michigan State played, there was I believe somewhere around 100,000 in attendance. Before then, it was an Elite 8 matchup, which Michigan State won in OT. I might have the dates backward on that. If Kentucky gets past this opening round game, they would likely face:

1. Stanford

2. Purdue

3. Butler

4. UCONN

I would rather see any of those teams then Stanford. We simply have nobody to match up with their 7 footers. I'd like to see Butler first, then Purdue, UCONN, or Stanford. I believe every one of those first 3 games are winnable.

A Sweet16 this year would be one of the more unbelievable stories in Kentucky Basketball history.

 

Posted on: February 29, 2008 12:48 am
 

Don't look now, but the Louisville Cardinals...

are poised for a deep tournament run. Solid guard play coupled with a dominating inside presence and one of the best athletes to ever step foot in Freedom Hall spell bad news for future Louisville Opponents. Let's take some time to break down this Louisville team, and see exactly what makes them one of the best in the country.

  • Excellent coaching. All the talent in the world is worthless without a solid mind to direct it. Rick Pitino is one of the best to ever coach the game. He dominates on the X's and O's, can stock the cupboard with plenty of talent, and has a natural rhythm come March. The guy has taken 3 (count 'em, 3) different programs to a Final Four. Starting with Providence, he has only become more and more remarkable. Returning the University of Kentucky to prominance in the 90's was a feat that is almost un-matched in the history of Kentucky basketball. To top off his career, he has regained the little swagger he lost in the Not Basketball Association at Louisville. This team was drowning under Coach Denny Crum. He set the program back about 10 years, but that did not matter to Mister Pitino. Louisville reached the final four just a few short years after he took over. By the time his career comes to an end, he will be mentioned with the likes of Adolph Rupp, and Dean Smith.
  • Guard Play. Starting at the 1, Edgar Sosa is full of talent. He does have a tendancy to make bad decisions, but no worry.... Preston Knowles is one of the best freshman backups in the nation. Hungry, Talented, Hardnosed and Tenacious, this kid has the look of a future Louisville star. Moving on to the 2, Jerry Smith is extremely smooth. With a pure shot plenty of athleticism, you can only hope this kid doesnt try to make a dastardly early jump to the Pro's. Pitino could make this kid a lottery pick with a little bit of work. The only thing missing from his game is the ability to consistantly create his own shot. The last thing this kid needs is to become complacent with a catch and shoot game, for he will end up a nobody in the Pro's (ala J.J. Reddick).
  • Terrence Williams. What can you say about this kid that cant be communicated through one breakaway slam over two Pittsburgh defenders. Sick. This guy is a superstar. If he continues to improve his outside shot, this freakish athlete has Lottery Pick written all over him.
  • Earl Clark. Maybe the most sound all around player on Louisville's roster. He can dominate the interior with his size, lacks nothing in footwork, and can step out and drain the 3 with the best of the big's. Think a skinny, scrappy Dirk Nowitzki. If he sticks around for the fabled 4 years, this guy will dominate the Big East.
  • Saving the best for last. David!! David!! David!! I was watching the UofL//Notre Dame game tonight, pondering a Bermanism for this kid. How about David "Goliath" Padgett? Very fitting. This guy is a MAN in the interior. Forget the fact that he looks like a T-Rex, his bullish physicallity and solid footwork makes him one of the underrated big men in the country. Suffering from horribly weak knees, this guy was left for dead by the NBA scouts. Oops. Who needs knees? This guy can dominate the Big East without 'em. Bring back the long lost mid-range jumper, his game needs no more work. The left hook is a thing of beauty. This guy will have a very productive pro career. Just as hungry, with more talent then Chuck Hayes. Willing to do the little things required to scrap out a win. I can't say enough about this kid.

You know, some UK fans may knock me for making a blog post glorifying UofL. To you, I say, SHOVE IT. I can be proud of any team I want, and this team is one of the most solid teams in the country. If UK beats Tennessee in Knoxville this weekend, they deserve my focus. Unfortunately, the travesty of a second half last night has made me very reluctant to praise this team.

GO CATS!!!

and I never thought I'd say it, but...

GO CARDS!!!!

Posted on: February 27, 2008 11:07 pm
 

Not prepared for the Vol's...

The title says it all. After tonights game, the thought of visiting Knoxville makes me sick to my stomach. I will be genuinely surprised if we dont lose by 30.

Horrible effort by all parties in the second half tonight. I have a couple of rants to make.

  • What happened to the D?! How many times were Ole Miss' shooters left absolutely wide open throughout the entire game? If Ole Miss had hit even 10% of their 3s in the first half they would have won this game. Absolutely pitiful effort in terms of perimeter pressure.
  • Billy Gillespie. Man, you got flat OUTCOACHED in the second half! How could you not have this team ready for a storm? Did you not remind them of what happened at Vanderbilt? UAB? Obviously this team was ready to make a run, they couldnt get much worse then they were in the first half. Andy Kennedy completely dominated you on the X's and O's. Made you his sex toy, as a matter of fact. I have been a Billy Clyde supporter since day 1, but you really disappointed me tonight. Poor effort on your part.
  • Ramel. Ramel, Ramel, Ramel. I love you for the same reasons I hate you, man. Seriously, kid, you arent Lebron. You can make some pretty spectacular plays at times, but there is no gray area with you. It's either a great play or a dreadful play. You cant make the superstar move every time. If you ever expect to make it to the league, you better learn to shore up your basketball I.Q.
  • Joe Crawford. I cant say enough about your skills. You may be one of the most gifted players to ever step foot on the basketball court. I mean that in all seriousness. But COME ON!!!! Where has this kind of effort been the last 3 years? If you played half as hard for any of those years as you do now, you would be a superstar. I dont know whether you're just lazy, or if Tubby never pushed you, or if you just simply never gave a damn. Maybe you are starting to see the end of the road and are laying it all out now. I dont know. All I know is, kid, you have the ism. Now just put the J in front of it and you can make the court your slave.
  • JODIE!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE SORELY MISSED!!!!!!!!
  • Randolph Morris, DAMN YOU!!!! I truly believe this team would be a National Title contender if you had stayed. Now look. You are averaging less then 1 point a game in the league. I hope the early paycheck was worth it. You may never have another chance to prove you are worth a damn. If you go through the rest of your life with no true basketball glory, I will not feel one ounce of sorrow for you. But come on dude, a year under Billy G would have benifited you more then anybody. I hope you regret leaving.

Stop torturing us, 'Cats!!!! I have had enough mild heart attacks to last me a lifetime.

All that said, an ugly W is better then an L. Nice job on not completely collapsing. I guess.

Posted on: February 25, 2008 10:43 am
 

Southern California?

Some of you may have seen this thread, but it is still boggling my mind. Check this out:

USC:

Record- 17-9

Status- Ranked #23 in CBS top 25 and one

Best wins- UCLA, Oregon, Oklahoma

Notable Losses- Mercer

SOS- 20

Last 10- 7-3

Remaining on Schedule- @Arizona, @Arizona State, California, Stanford

 

 

Kentucky:

Record- 15-10

Status- Hated

Best wins- Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Arkansas

Notables losses- Gardner Webb, San Diego

SOS- 19th

Last 10- 8-2

Remaining on Schedule- Ole Miss, @Tennessee, @South Carolina, Florida

 

Record advantage- USC 1.5 game lead

Status advantage- USC

Notable Wins advantage- Kentucky

Notable Losses advantage- USC

SOS advantage- Kentucky

Last 10 games advantage- Kentucky

 

How can people be such haters? USC obviously doesnt belong in anybody's top 26. If they do, Kentucky deserves a tournament bid.

 

 
 
 
 
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