Without Reason or Logic – Go Cats!

by

 Tamme

The departure of Rick Pitino along with my enrollment at the University of Kentucky crushed my love for the Blue and White many years ago.  With each passing year my love for the University of Kentucky Wildcats shrank until there was nothing left.  A closet that was once full of Kentucky blue and white is now full of Rocky Top Orange and Cardinal red.

Understand these were not choices made in spite.  I’ve idolized Rick Pitino since 1993 and will wear the colors of whatever school he coaches.  Attending college in east Tennessee sold me on the pageantry, love and commitment surrounding Tennessee football (and yes, it is greater than that of Kentucky basketball).  Whatever the reasons may be, the fact remains, I am not a University of Kentucky fan.

 That being said…..

The world of sports is an astonishing one full of unexpected surprises, heart break, upsets, raw emotion, celebrations, disappointments and moments of exhilarating joy.  Sometimes in sports, things happen, teams or players come along that captivate you.  They grab you and even though you’re not a fan, they pull you in.  They command your attention and even respect.  You’re drawn to watch them play for reasons you can’t really figure out.  For example….

1980 USA Hockey.  Even people that hated hockey cried.

Cal Ripken, Jr.  A man that who embodied everything that’s perfect in sports.

 2004 Boston Red Sox.  Absolutely unbelievable.

Sometimes people or teams come along that without reason or logic you just can’t help.  2007 University of Kentucky Football….without reason or logic, I am drawn to watching you play and without remorse I say, “Go Big Blue!”

Understand my mind still says that 7-6 is very much in the realm of possibility and there is no way UK beats LSU.  My heart, however, is bleeding blue. 

Disclaimer:  In no way can I truly enjoy the successes of UK football this season.  Only those (bobwicket and eday) who have weathered the years of probation and absolutely terrible football will get the true joy that could be the 2007 Kentucky football season.

I can, however, jump on the bandwagon.  No, there is nothing wrong with that, it’s one of the joys of being a sports fan.  Sometimes something magical comes along and you’ve just got to run with it.  Go Cats!

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10 Responses to “Without Reason or Logic – Go Cats!”

  1. TheGoldfishCowboy Says:

    2007 Colorado Rockies

  2. smoothron Says:

    Is that like your 6th cousin in the picture?

  3. TheW Says:

    BobWicket and eday? W gets no love once again. Just like at home.

  4. Cats Fan Says:

    can u seriously call yourself a kentucky fan, with a closet full of orange and red. I don’t believe you can just hop on bandwagons pick your team and stick with them especially if it is your hometeam.

  5. BobWicket Says:

    Did this person^ even read your article? How does one miss the point so badly?

  6. TheGoldfishCowboy Says:

    sammy?

  7. woodsonbarnes Says:

    Goldfish Cowboy would be lucky if he ever saw the “small of a woman’s back..” so how does the big orange like their losses so far this year …also accompanied by an LSU defeat. Yeah, what a surprise??!! Can’t wait to see Vols cry last game of the season. Also, see you on the basketball court later, where you and orange boys will eat more humble pie.

  8. smoothron Says:

    Hmm. Wow.

  9. TheGoldfishCowboy Says:

    Kentucky vs. Tennessee Football

    1985 Kentucky 0 Tennessee 42 L
    1986 Kentucky 9 Tennessee 28 L
    1987 Kentucky 22 Tennessee 24 L
    1988 Kentucky 24 Tennessee 28 L
    1989 Kentucky 10 Tennessee 31 L
    1990 Kentucky 28 Tennessee 42 L
    1991 Kentucky 7 Tennessee 16 L
    1992 Kentucky 13 Tennessee 34 L
    1993 Kentucky 0 Tennessee 48 L
    1994 Kentucky 0 Tennessee 52 L
    1995 Kentucky 31 Tennessee 34 L
    1996 Kentucky 10 Tennessee 56 L
    1997 Kentucky 31 Tennessee 59 L
    1998 Kentucky 21 Tennessee 59 L
    1999 Kentucky 21 Tennessee 56 L
    2000 Kentucky 20 Tennessee 59 L
    2001 Kentucky 35 Tennessee 38 L
    2002 Kentucky 0 Tennessee 24 L
    2003 Kentucky 7 Tennessee 20 L
    2004 Kentucky 31 Tennessee 37 L
    2005 Kentucky 8 Tennessee 27 L
    2006 Kentucky 12 Tennessee 17 L

    I don’t create the news, I just report it.

  10. Brad Says:

    Dang, dude. You ARE a bandwagon fan. You suck major, bigtime ass. Please…just crawl into a hole. You’re the scourge of society you POS.

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