Well, it’s been three days since UK defeated UNC and I’m still hearing whispers that the crowd was the best ever. These types of things are hard to quantify, though. First of all, only 24.000 people, for a given game, will truly be able to judge the quality of the crowd. Of course, as time passes, the number of people who attended the game will grow. I’m sure if you took a head count of the people who say they attended the game where UK beat LSU in 1990, that number would be in the millions. Secondly, what constitutes the best crowd? Is it a game that had a particularly loud moment, is it the quality of the crowd from start to finish, or could it be a memorable stretch of a game?
The question I pose to you, Cat’s fans, is this: What is your choice for best Rupp Arena crowd ever? Base your answer on whichever criteria you seem fitting. The results of the comments section will be compiled into a killer pie chart. Relax Winston, it’s not what you think. My pick is Pitino’s first year back at Rupp coaching the Louisville Cardinals. That game had some great story lines. For starters, UK/UL is a great rivalry game regardless of coach. Add in Pitino’s return and enormous price tag for tickets and you have the greatest crowd in Rupp history. So, who you got?