what IS wrong with this picture???
(lol, other than the dork who is modeling;)
well, i'll get to "the rest of that story"...
it is said of most of us who live in the state of kentucky
that we bleed blue...
that doesn't however mean that we are blue bloods...
QUITE THE OPPOSITE!!!
(just ask anyone north of our border, ha!!!)
no, our blue blood originated with the birth of the kentucky wildcats men's basketball program (whose colors are (kentucky blue) and white) in 1903 at the university of kentucky, which has grown to be the winningest team in the history of college basketball in all-time wins, in all-time winning percentage, and also in leading the nation in ncaa (national collegiate athletic association) tournament appearances!!!
further, our team (most commonly referred to as "big blue")always has boasted a number 1 ranking in the nation in home game attendance!!! those in attendance are only a very small percentage of a tremendous number of fans known as
"the big blue nation"!!!
those of you who live abroad probably associate kentucky with...
(i'm TOTALLY KIDDING, HA!!!)
no, seriously, either with fried chicken (kfc) or the derby, right???
well, here, in our state the aforementioned really pale in comparison
to our college basketball...
so, you can only imagine the outrage with the new (2nd year) coach this year
given that our team was not invited to the ncaa tournament due to very
poor performances by our team... (this is the 1st time in 18 years
that the university of kentucky wildcats have not been invited...
and then only because of violations not because of poor performance.)
two years ago, the uk fans ran then coach, orlando,"tubby", smith, out of the
state because of his "poor performance" as a coach.
in his 10 years at uk, tubby's "poor performance" included:
one national championship in 1998
a perfect 16-0 regular season conference record in 2003
six Sweet Sixteen finishes(ncaa)
four Elite Eight finishes (ncaa)
five SEC regular season championships
quickly accruing 100 wins (second only to adolph rupp)
AP Coach of the Year
anyway, tubby left uk and took a position as head
basketball coach at the university of minnesota...
minnesota was thrilled to have him...
given that in one year tubby took the "golden gofers of minnesota"
from a losing season of 8–22 in 2006–2007
to 20–14 in 2007–2008
to 22-10 this year!!!
in turn, the athletic department at the university of kentucky
to coach us out of our RUT(?).
well, mr. gillespie coached us to a (21-13) season
and dug us right out of...
("out of" something, alright; but it wasn't exactly our rut!!!)
being invited to the ncaa championship tourney:/
HOWEVER, guess who IS going to be there???
you guessed it;)
tubby and his golden golfers!!!
now, you know "the rest of the story"!!!
(pertaining to the above photo;)
so, GO GOLDEN GOFERS!!!
love and GOD's blessings,
ps. whose hat are you wearing during this madness of march???