We had fun with Louisville on yesterday’s radio show. We had fun with Louisville on last night’s KSTV. We’re probably not going to stop having fun with Louisville for a long, long time. But finding a little amusement in the in-fighting and disinterested trainwreck that is Louisville basketball isn’t just reserved for the better half of the Bluegrass. Nope, ESPN’s John Gasaway couldn’t pass up a good chance when the world’s most optimistic sports fan logged into Gasaway’s chat on ESPN.com and asked him a (presumably) serious question.
I can only assume that Rufus is still sending checks to the Michelle Bachmann campaign.
As far as the Cats go, Gasaway had maybe the greatest assessment of this team I’ve seen yet this season. Fair, balanced and completely and totally accurate.
But Gasaway dialed up the seriousness a bit when he was asked by Eric Shinn – most likely a cousin of Rob Chubb – about whether Kentucky might be hindered some in their development by playing a somewhat soft SEC slate. An interesting question considering the Cats started the conference schedule by not exactly blowing away a couple of bottom-feeders, but Gasaway elaborated (sort of) on his thoughts.
Gasaway is probably right, but I think the question Mr. Boner, I mean Eric Shinn, asked is a fair one. Kentucky is clearly good enough to beat everyone in their conference, most very easily. But they won’t see a lot of big-time games like teams in the ACC, Big East, Big Ten and Big Twelve. However, what is working in UK’s advantage this season is that they play a conference schedule that’s very back-heavy and that should allow them plenty of time to play games that will challenge them mentally and phyiscally before the post-season.
That’s all Stay safe and warm out there, my friends. It’s getting a little scary.