I think I speak for many of us when I say that I became a Kentucky fan because of my father. From a very early age, my father and I would spend hours watching football and basketball games on the television and when we were lucky, in person. We enjoyed it so much that in my teenage years, my dad got season tickets for football and whatever basketball games we could (in a cruel twist of fate, once I moved to college, he got basketball season tickets). We taped all the tournament games during the 1998 Championship run and pretty much wore the tapes out we watched them so often. During tough times, we can always turn to sports to get us through.
Almost all of my favorite Kentucky sports memories happened with my father at my side, the most memorable including:
– Tayshaun’s five threes vs. UNC in 2001
– “Stevie got loose!” Kentucky’s upset over #9 Louisville in 2007
– 2010 SEC Tournament in Nashville
– 2012 NCAA Basketball Championship in New Orleans…oh wait. 🙂
What’s your favorite UK sports memory with your father?