According to a biblical prophecy, the world is supposed to end on Saturday, September 23, the same day Kentucky attempts to snap its 30-year losing streak to Florida. Coincidence? I think not.
How many times have you thought to yourself, the streak will never end? That the only way Kentucky would finally beat the Gators is if pigs flew by your window or hell froze over? Years of demoralizing losses will do that to even the most optimistic fan, which makes this prophecy so fitting.
Christian numerologists claim that on Saturday, Planet X — also known as Nibiru — will collide with Earth, causing widespread volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Given the natural disasters wrecking havoc across the globe in recent weeks, that doesn’t seem so far off from reality. As for Kentucky football’s role in it all, well, just read these verses in Luke 21: 25 to 26…
“25: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
“’26: Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’
I mean, I’m no biblical scholar, but let’s break this down:
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars.”
- Kentucky is 3-0 coming off an upset of South Carolina
- Florida could be without nine players, including two top offensive playmakers
- Florida’s offense and defense rank last and second to last in the SEC
- The Gators needed a miracle to beat Tennessee
“On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.”
Sounds to me like the football world coming to grips with Kentucky’s success.
“People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken…Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”
A perfect description of the scene in Kroger Field as Kentucky tries to run the clock out on the final drive of the game. If the Cats are up one score with two minutes let, you KNOW fans will be fainting from terror and a few will clutch their hearts in fear. Should Kentucky finally beat Florida on Saturday, they would be on top of the SEC East standings and have a legitimate shot at going to the SEC Championship, and what is more core-shaking than that?
If the world does end on Saturday, I just hope it happens after the buzzer has sounded and the Cats officially snap the streak. Then, come and take me, God, because I will have reached nirvana.
If it ends just as Austin MacGinnis’ game-winning kick approaches the uprights…well, what would be more Kentucky football than that?