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Alabama columnist argues that football in Alabama still trumps basketball in Kentucky


The only silver lining UK fans can find in Louisville’s National Championship is that it makes the state of Kentucky the king of college basketball. With back-to-back titles coming home to the Commonwealth and one likely on the way next season, there is no denying that no one does basketball better than the Bluegrass. However, Birmingham News columnist Kevin Scarbinsky that the Commonwealth’s success on the hardwood is not equivalent to the state of Alabama’s success in football.

The commonwealth of Kentucky is not the basketball equivalent of the state of Alabama in football.

Not quite, not yet and probably not ever.

This is more than a numbers game you can’t win, although on that score at the moment, the national championship count stands Us 17, You 11.

That’s 15 for Alabama and two for Auburn – officially; the Tigers could claim a bunch more – compared to eight for Kentucky and three for Louisville.

It’s an interesting argument. For years, people have compared John Calipari to Nick Saban in terms of recruiting and success. Although this year’s Kentucky squad failed to meet expectations, Cal has restored a tradition rich program back to national prominence, much like Saban at Alabama. When describing the passion of the Big Blue Nation, maybe the only fan base in America that can relate is Alabama’s.

College football is much more popular in the US than college basketball, with the possible exception of March Madness, and similarly, the NFL is America’s game, not the NBA. So yes, I can see Scarbinsky’s point about the sport as a whole being bigger. Yet, on the other hand, you can argue that makes Kentuckians’ passion for basketball even more impressive.

Scarbinsky does point out the difficulties in comparing the number of national championships won by each school in their respective sport; while college basketball has the fairest way of determining a champ, college football is still forced to abide by the BCS until the 8-team playoff system goes into effect in 2014. In my opinion, that completely nullifies the comparison.

Also interesting is Scarbinsky’s comparison of the Kentucky/Louisville and Alabama/Auburn rivalries. He pointed out that Cal sent Louisville (key word being Louisville, not Pitino) a congratulatory tweet after they won their title and that neither Gus Malzahn/Gene Chizik or Nick Saban would ever do that to each other, but as we know, that was merely Cal being a politician. (Also, again, he did not congratulate Pitino by name for winning the title or being elected to the Hall of Fame.) Sure, I doubt many Kentucky fans would “go Updyke somewhere on the U of L campus,” as Scarbinsky writes, but one Louisville fan did have the nerve to drive to the Wildcat Coal Lodge after they won the title and wave a Louisville flag around. Different levels of crazy, yes, but as we can attest, the rivalry between Kentucky and Louisville is definitely on the rise, especially now that both teams have another championship under their belt.

Your turn. Which is better right now: football in Alabama or basketball in Kentucky?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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83 Comments for Alabama columnist argues that football in Alabama still trumps basketball in Kentucky

  1. Dr. Funke
    7:39 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Alabama claims 4 national titles before the NCAA tourney even existed… So its kind of unfair to compare the number of titles.

  2. mores
    7:41 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Considering at least 7 of those national championships claimed by Alabama are universally recognized as bogus to everyone who didn’t grow up in houndstooth, I’d say we take the crown.

  3. ru tang
    7:43 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Well, obviously Alabama. They are defending national champions in football and UK is a first round loser in the NIT in basketball. KY will be the national bball champion this time next year, but Bama may have another football title as well. In the SEC, Football cash is way more important than bball cash, even at UK. So the real question is if a (hisorically)losing UK football team more important than a winning UK bball team?

  4. catmedic
    7:44 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    bubba likes futsbol whole bunch!

  5. BiloxiDav77
    7:47 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    If you placed a UK team automatically in the championship like the BCS does, how many championships would UK have won? That is the question. We’d be at about 30.

  6. les
    7:47 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Alabama football trumps only when it comes to criminal acts against opposing fans

  7. jus sayin
    7:47 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Football is a much older sport. Plus we have NIT titles back when the NIT was the main tourney.

  8. UKMathCat
    7:49 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Alabama football, obviously. We don’t have to try to claim to be *the best* in everything, it makes us look ignorant and hurts our arguments when we actually do have the best (insert whatever) in the country.

    I would say Kentucky in basketball, right now, is the closest to Alabama (right now) in football. Only two really good teams in the state (sorry WKU and Murray), won the last two NCs, Kentucky is the Alabama of basketball, etc etc. But AL is on another level–they have the last four national championships, the two teams hate each other waaaay more and they’re in the same conference.

  9. Dr. Funke
    7:49 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    By the way, why not simply compare UK to Bama. The other two schools are essentially irrelevant.

  10. Dr. Funke
    7:51 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    5 – Thats a very good point. Much easier to win one game then 6 in a row. There is a big luck factor involved in the tournament, which makes it so hard for teams to repeat.

  11. kyjim
    7:53 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Auburn isnt as good in football as louisville is in basketball. they do led in probations or soon will.

  12. Big D
    7:54 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I think Auburn Bama is a note heated rivalry yes but the titles argument is bogus and as far as passion it’s probably close so I don’t see how you can’t call them equivalent

  13. Roll tide
    7:55 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    No, actually I’m a UK fan. I support all.UK sports, and have both FB and BBall tix. Love UKbball tradition, but I have always said, given the choice I would rather have an elite FB program than an elite basketball program. FB Is just 10 times the excitement (when u have a good product on the field). . So hate to say it, but Alabama football success, especially 17 National Championships, trumps basketball in KY. Do a nationwide poll and it would not even be close.

  14. Big D
    7:55 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink


  15. Heisenberg
    7:57 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Did this writer take into account the fiasco that is taking place at Auburn right now?? The hammer is about to come down on them. Not only this, but they didnt win ONE game in the SEC last year. Bama as of now is carrying that state in football.

  16. silverado
    8:00 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Apples and oranges. There are many, many more schools that can field competitive national teams in basketball than in football. That alone works in Alabama’s favor in football – always will, I agree. That this columnist feels the need to make this comparison at all, however, just underlines the overall inferiority complex that Alabama mouth-breathers have and apparently need to cover up. Sad, really.

  17. Corey
    8:02 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Nice try, Alabama fans. I’m sorry, though. I don’t give a crap about Alabama football.

  18. Zach
    8:05 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    9, you are dead on. Kentucky in basketball and Alabama in football are WAY more consistent than Louisville or Auburn.UK has won more games and has had more NCAA tourney success(including an Elite 8, Final 4, and a national title)in recent years and Alabama has won 3 out of the last 4 BCS Titles. Auburn has been circling the drain ever since winning the BCS Title, and Louisville has had only one year since Pitino came here where they win it all.

    8:06 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink


  20. FabMnango
    8:10 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I think Uk and Alabama are the same. I have always thought that football is better when Alabama is relevant. A fan base that passionate should have a good team. I feel the same way about UK basketball. Basketball is better when we are relevant. I recently moved to the Tampa area. On multiple occasions I have had people come up to me (when wearing UK gear) and say they were disappointed UK didn’t make the tourney. UK and Alabama are the premier teams in their respective sports. I think we are the same animal. Louisville and Auburn need not enter the equation.

  21. Computer Blue
    8:11 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Football championships can be shared. If we could have 2 or more champs per year, we’d probably have more titles too.

  22. btowncatfan
    8:11 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Using his argument then, Yankees-Red Sox rivalry trumps everything. Stupid argument.

  23. dave
    8:11 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I can honestly say that this never crossed my mind and it still seems like such a stupid topic of conversation that I can’t believe that an adult or a journalist actually took time to write about it.


  24. In the Bag
    8:15 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    okay, next story. Who cares?

  25. Frew Dranklin
    8:16 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I lived half of my life in both states. I understood UK fans immediately having grown up around Alabama fans. The writer is achieving his goal of making his article one that stirs emotion and is discussed on websites such as this, but it is a silly attempt to compare which state is better. The only objective statements that can be made are: 1. There are no football programs with the history, success and fans greater than Alabama. 2. There are no basketball programs with the history, success and fans greater than Kentucky. 3. U of L fans make the worst Auburn redneck look like a sophisticated aristocrat.

  26. Jatt Mones
    8:20 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Alabama football. And it’s not even a contest.

  27. UkJaron
    8:22 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Why don’t we just compare uk cheerleading to Alabama football? Talk about owning the competition year after year.

  28. Eric K
    8:35 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Alabama king of football/KENTUCKY king of BASKETBALL! PERIOD! GO CATS!!

  29. Josh
    8:40 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    You can make the Kentucky argument. First of all, the comparison is relevant if UK wins again next year. But if it happens, you have a similar situation, but the difference is that Gene Chizik was a fluke of a coach in a fluke of a season all the while they were apparently cheating (big surprise). Kentucky, on the other hand, has won with quality programs and quality coaches during the stretch. Auburn has been generally down before and after their championship season.

  30. Jay Dub
    8:44 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    UK Basketball Championships were determined by tournament victories. Most of the Alabama football titles were determined by voters. They even won championships while LOSING the bowl game. Apples and Oranges. Go CATS!!!!

  31. SeoulCat
    8:46 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Another point which I didn’t see mentioned here is that there are over 300 teams competing for the championship in basketball at the start of each season. For football, that number is what? Just a shade over 100? The odds that any one team will win a title in basketball are therefore much reduced. Statistically speaking, it is easier to win a title in football than in basketball. Somebody here mentioned the NY Yankees in baseball. The Yanks have 27 World Series trophies. Guess how many MLB teams there are? I rest my case.

  32. Greg
    8:46 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I live in Birmingham AL and have been here for about 15 years. Alabama football is king down here but having seen it up close living both in Kentucky and Alabama – Kentucky basketball wins out. It’s close but still probably 60/40 in favor of Kentucky basketball passion. GO CATS!

  33. Dusten
    8:47 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I think it’s a lot more difficult to claim a basketball national championship than it is to claim a football championship. Given the structure of the two opposing games, the frequency of the better team winning a game in football is much much higher due to number of players physicality differentials while basketball greats have a better shot at being upset given occurrences like off shooting nights and the equalizing three point line. Mix that in with the fact that a basketball team has to win 6-7 games in a row to claim a national championship and I think in general the number of football national championships is a lot less impressive than the number of basketball championships. I hope I got my points across coherently.

  34. Deany
    8:53 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    What about that UK fan that keyed over 50 Louisville cars after a game a couple years ago?

  35. Shhh
    8:59 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Those are a bunch of Tuscaloosa Times championships. They can claim whatever. And auburn is about to have a vacated title.

  36. Rixter
    9:01 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Should people in Alabama think Kentucky basketball is a bigger deal than ‘Bama football?
    What about people in Beijeng, should they be more excited about UK b’ball or the Chinese diving team? Soccer fans in South America? The hockey crowd in New Jersey?

    This is a non issue…find some news to report, or just keep silent.

  37. Question
    9:08 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Can we count…

    Ky Wesleyan Titles,
    Georgetown Titles,
    UPike Titles?

  38. bpisforuk
    9:09 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    So IF the NCAA grows a spine and investigates Auburn, once they lose their title this author main point goes down in flames. LOL

  39. bosshog
    9:16 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Who cares? And the Yankees have a better history and tradition in baseball than Alabama in football, etc,etc…like kids arguing over which super hero would win a fight. When your career revolves around writing about sports you’ve got to come up with material, and its obvious this bozo is mailing it in with this one.

  40. PaulBear
    9:17 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    If I would have stayed at UK and Got that Rolls Royce instead of the piece of crap pocket watch. I would be saying go big blue Instead of Roll Tide!! Who says that stupid shit anyway?

  41. KYBoyinCALifornia
    9:23 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I’m seeing some other comments to this effect, but it’s worth reiterating that many of the “championships” Alabama claims are complete nonsense. In one of them, they didn’t even win their bowl game. In another, they finished (I think it was) around 10th in most major polls, but found some creative way to “technically” claim a title “in one sense.” Google it, the details are out there. It’s complete BS, and actually pretty pathetic.

  42. C-A-T-S
    9:25 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Everywhere you go you see several people representing UK whether they are winning or in the NIT and it’s been that way my entire life. Alabama fans were few and far between until the last 5 years, and the majority of the time u never see and fans wearing the crimson and white. So I’ll say hands down UK. We have the #BBN. What do they have??? Exaclty, that’s a good enough point.

  43. mashburnfan1
    9:30 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    college football has no championship, just a popularity test. how can any entity claim a champion when you can not even play in your conference title game yet play for a national title like Nebraska did several years ago. They finished second in their side of the Big 12, watched the Big 12 title game on tv, and then went to play for the national title. Any so called title game that allows votes to determine who plays is a joke. One of Bamas titles is same way when LSU and Bama played in title game. LSU had already beaten them, at Bama’s own field, then had to play them again for title while Bama did not even play for a SEC title. JOKE CITY. At least basketball has to go through 64-68 other teams to win it all.

  44. bear Bryant
    9:34 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Wait, Alabama is not counting my national championship at Kentucky?

  45. Austin
    9:42 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Obviously it’s big enough for this writer to try and stir the pot for clicks. Who cares what they think? Championships can’t be compared between sports bc there are years in Football where 3 different teams claim to have won it all. As for fans, both are nutso. They poison trees. We have old men get into fist fights at a dialysis clinic. What’s the difference?

  46. Hey
    9:47 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Having UL on our slate as opposed to those two football tandems makes it tough. Now kick the stinking birds out of the state and add a more formidable rep with UK in the bluegrass and we have an argument.

    At this point, its roll tide roll.

  47. Austin
    9:52 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    One more thing about this. If he is going to compare fan bases, he should simply go to every major sporting website and see how many more articles written about UK and UL.

  48. SexnNursinHomes
    9:53 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Shocking. Some homer ass writer from Alabama thinks they have better fans and tradition. Dumbass. Big Blue Nation is global. Alabama football can’t say the same. Plus some of those titles are made-up bullshit.

  49. catdaddyd
    10:05 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Until they have a real playoff in college football, there isn’t, hasn’t, or won’t be a real champion. If you want to capare apples to apples, how about the number of SEC titles.

  50. rob
    10:17 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Only 10 of Bama’s rings are even mostly legit, and those are the ten awarded by either AP or Coaches. Conveniently, those are also the only ones since the NCAA tournament became the standard for bball.

    Up the requirement to equivalent consensus (that is, both polls) and they have 7, i.e. fewer than us. Apply the same standard to Auburn and they have 1, so a total of 8. 11>8. Even with Wikipedia’s generous “there can be five champs a year” listing, Auburn has 2 and Bama has 10. Hardly a blowout.

    Also of note: UK could use the “somebody called us champs” reasoning to claim another couple pre-1948 (Helms, NIT). We only count bball seasons since the NCAA started in 1939, so football had a 70 year head-start. Could argue it all day, but the reality is this: if you look at the sports objectively, we have comparable historic success and only slightly less recent success.

  51. itzbadandy
    10:22 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Really? This guy is an idiot. The Michigan Ohio State rivalry is bigger than Alabama Auburn.

  52. ru tang
    10:30 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    44-nice. Sagarin gave UK the title for the Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma. It may have been way before I was born, but it counts. Just like UK basketball titles in the 40’s 50’s & 70’s count. UK won Helms Trophy before the tournament in 1933 after a 21-3 season. This was the de facto champion and a nationally recognized award (Not from a Tuscaloosa newspaper. Purdue won in 1932 and Wyoming won in 1934). KY won the Helms trophy in the recognized title years of 48, 49, 51, 58 & 78 before the award ended in 1982. Adolph Rupp was, according to period sources at the time of his KY hiring a 2X national champion for the 2 Kansas Helms trophies in 1922/23. Helms also awarded KY the title in 1954 (Undefeated/probationary.) Just saying. Get 11?

  53. Maxbps8
    10:43 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, but has Ala-Aub had two 70′ somethings battle it out in a doctor’s office?

  54. Maxbps8
    10:45 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    And one could easily argue that given the nature (i.e. costs) of football vs. basketball there are FAR more schools w/ basketball than football; thus making it even harder to win a NC in basketball than football.

  55. Grant
    10:57 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    It’s much more difficult to sustain greatness in college bball than college football.

  56. john wall
    11:01 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    If we got to play in the championship automatically NO DOUBT we win in 2010. We lost due to an unlucky game vs WV.

  57. SlowSeasonHasBegun
    11:09 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I guess summer is official, even tho it’s spring. anybody wanna talk baseball?

  58. Corey
    11:12 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I still don’t give a crap about Alabama football. GO CATS!!!

  59. Daniel
    11:14 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    They (AU,UA) would not chear for their rival in a title game. So they win this argument. BBN fail

  60. CAT8
    11:22 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    15, 38 – If you all actually checked up on that situation and did a little research instead of believing everything you hear and see on ESPN (or should I say BSPN) you would understand that nothing will happen to Auburn and both of the stories that came out last week were bogus. The authors of them were made to look like idiots less than a day after they each went public. No hammer is coming down on them anytime soon.

  61. The Truth
    11:22 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a Cat’s fan but Bama takes this one. Sorry folks, it is what it is…I will say however if you compare the closest basketball school to us and the closest football school to them then we take that in a runaway…

  62. evan
    11:27 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    “For years, people have compared John Calipari to Nick Saban in terms of recruiting and success.” Maybe in recruiting, but success? Hardly. One vs Three in championships and Saban doesnt have “NIT” years. Very homerish opinion.

  63. The Truth
    11:27 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    And let me say this to all the posts about Bama getting a free pass to the title. They play in the toughest football conference in the nation year in and year out. Sh%$ guys we should know this better than anybody playing in the SEC and just trying to get over the hump. It’s hardly a free pass. Hell, they should just make the SEC Champion the National Champion and skip all of the drama.

  64. HeHateMe
    12:07 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t really compare the two. There is MUCH more parody in college basketball than in college football. Plus, Alabama has been given the gift handed down from God that they are strategically positioned in the South, where all of the best high school players in the country are just a half day’s drive away. In basketball, you have to travel the globe in some cases to find your talent. On a side note, I’m just glad people aren’t calling Kentucky the “Notre Dame” of college basketball anymore. Talk about a slap in the face.

  65. Kyle
    12:24 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Alabama’s 15 titles are bogus. If we claim Helms and NIT titles our total would be higher as well.

  66. UK Freshmen
    6:09 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    ‘…for years people claim that Calipari was like Nick Saban.’ What??? Are you drunk? Hahahahaha.

  67. Randy Gosling
    7:40 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    You got to remember this. Who started Alabama football? Paul “Bear” Bryant since he is the leader in seasons coached and games won in his 25 years with the program. Before he went to Alabama, where was he? Kentucky of course. If he hadnt left Kentucky, Alabama wouldnt be a power house in Football. So dont compare the Football to Basketball in these two team.

  68. Jackie Moon
    7:59 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Saban has also won a ring at LSU. 4 total.

  69. Dumb Redneck
    8:15 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    #37-Exactly! Wesleyan alone has 8 National Titles.

  70. the Big Dog
    8:54 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    First, half of Bama’s “championships” are bogus. However, I think that Saban has outperformed Cal in recent history. Three out of four is pretty impressive. Cal’s bump in the road this year didn’t help him. But Cal has said that he aspires to be like Saban and Alabama, not that he has actually attained that. I think Kentucky has that chance. Next year’s team could go a long way toward proving that.

  71. next two years?
    9:06 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Here is the only thing I see coming from the comparisons…

    starting in 2009 – Alabama wins Championship, Little brother Auburn wins Championship, Alabama wins next two Chamionships while little brother disappears.
    starting in 2012 – UK wins, little brother Loserville wins,…

    Do you see the pattern?

  72. Evan
    9:09 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    You can’t compare State of KY basketball with State of Alabama Football; process is too different. With the BCS system the field of potential national champions is greatly reduced. If you have a dominate season with a tough schedule then you will make it the BSC Championship. In basketball you have to have a dominant season to make the tourney then you have to play several games to make it to the championship; all of which are on a more even playing field. My point, its harder to get to get a national championship in basketball, even if you are a traditional powerhouse school (which is why the basketball tourney system is so much fun). In football, if you are a powerhouse, your chances are greatly higher to be in the championship game because of the BSC system, as long as you don’t blow any games.

  73. ricdix
    9:16 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    If youre comparing the actual States and nat titles you should include all schools and thier officially recognized fb/bb nat titles. Dont limit it to one or two institutions. Dont have time to research but my money is on the state of Kentucky.

  74. JThom
    9:48 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    This guy would be hard pressed to defend his position and simultaneously explain why he wrote the article. He wants attention and what better way to get attention than tick off the biggest fan base in the country in any sport?

  75. duh?
    9:57 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Why doesnt this article compare UA football to UK cheerleading championships?

  76. TheColoradoWildcat
    10:05 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    To #25 – “The only objective statements that can be made are: 1. There are no football programs with the history, success and fans greater than Alabama. 2. There are no basketball programs with the history, success and fans greater than Kentucky. 3. U of L fans make the worst Auburn redneck look like a sophisticated aristocrat.”

    Please turn this into a “bumper sticker”… #3 at least.


  77. Reality
    10:52 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Alabama and Louisville – 2012-2013 National Champions
    Kentucky and Auburn – did not make tournament/was not bowl eligible

    Sounds pretty equal to me this season. I call it a tie.

  78. Anthony Davis Has A Posse
    11:51 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Lot more parity in basketball than football and the tourney structure means best team wins a championship less often. Probability the “best team” wins 6 games vs. 1 game?

  79. Scuba Steve
    12:10 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    How can u even compare the two they are completely different things?

  80. Big Blue Coming At You
    1:08 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Do they really want to count Auburn’s championships? Come on, Auburn is one of the dirtiest football programs. They can’t win anything without cheating.

  81. Truebluewildcat
    1:20 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Kentuckians take sick days, personal days, and vacation days to follow the cats come sec tourny time and march madness

    Poor kentucky families with kids who have to pinch pennies, will pay hundreds of dollars per ticket to come to lexington and watch the cats

    In appalachia where people live in shacks with no running water and dirt floors, you’ll find Kentucky basketball posters hanging right next to Jesus.

    Kentucky told Bear Bryant to take a hike, because basketball was more important…Would bama have let Rupp, Wooden, Knight, K, Pitino, or Coach Cal go?…no…end of story…

  82. Bamasforslowones
    1:25 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Football championships do not count. Either they were determined by a computer or by the polls. Plus there are maybe 20 schools that compete yearly in football and at most ten have a shot at being selected by a computer. Also, you cannot claim a title. In that case why doesn’t uk just claim a title from 1953 and other years that fall before that in the 1920s and 1930s. Football is backwards and is slowly imploding on itself.

  83. joeky
    2:51 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Scarbinsky is crazy if thinks that there are no potential Updykes in Kentucky!