Typical Indiana fans.
Message boards (and comment sections) often bring out the worst in people, so the following should be taken with a grain of salt. However, it cannot be denied that some Indiana fans seem pretty confident about their chances on Saturday. Would I go as far to say delusional? Yes, yes I would. Take a look at some of the posts made on hoosiernation.com. I assure you these are all real posts.
IU —– 76
Hustle beats Talent, when Talent doesn’t Hustle
I’m sorry, but if one thing can be argued against this Kentucky team it is not that they don’t hustle. John Calipari teams are known for their toughness and ability to run the floor and this team is no exception.
81-80 IU with a winning jump shot from the corner…………………….by Elston.
This one predicts Derek Elston – IU’s seventh man, who is playing 13 minutes per game – to hit the game winner. Uhm, what?
One4Wall wrote: “All you are looking at is offense. UK averages 8 more rebounds per game (44 to 36) and 7 more blocks per game (11 to 4). UK is also #1 in FG% defense (32.6%) while IU is #39 (38.1%).”
What’s your point? You don’t score points for getting blocks.
A UK fan interjects in some ridiculous argument that Anthony Davis won’t be a factor in the game, with a few statistics. Then an IU fan comes back with this gem. You don’t score points for blocks, that’s right. But neither does IU. Kentucky blocks all of your shots, Hoosiers have ZERO points. See how that works?
Just have a minimum tooth requirement at the door and a no mullet policy. Problem solved.
This is funny, because when I look up the definition of “Hoosier” the qualification for mullets is right there; the only thing funnier than Indiana making fun of Kentucky is Tennessee making fun of Kentucky. Pot, meet kettle.
…You have a team out to a solid 8-0 start, with a couple legit wins under their belt … And, you’ve got a team comprised almost entirely of freshmen and sophomores getting ready to enter an environment which has been described by neutral third parties as “the loudest place in the country” when its at its peak.
Legit wins? Who are you kidding? The toughest team the Hoosiers have played this year is a 5-3 NC State team, which is nationally ranked, at best in the mid-60s, all the way down to the 80s. Aside from that, does a 4-4 Butler team who is scoring 67 points-per-game really impress you? Oh, and if you think Assembly Hall is really one of the most intimidating arenas in the nation, you need to get outside the state of Indiana more.
if Cal really thinks that IU fans won’t be 99.9% of the building, then he really is an idiot. Those 100 or so Kentucky fans aren’t going to make a difference. In terms of fan support, Kentucky can admittedly talk down to every program in the country, save one. IU.
Ha! Haha! This guy expects only 100 Kentucky fans in the building. Challenge accepted. And if you want to get really technical, 99.9% of Assembly Hall capacity is only 38 people.
…who I would take if I had to play one game. Not who I would select for four years, not who I’d select for a whole season, not who I’d select for the NCAA tournament, but who I’d select for THIS game.
Hulls vs. Teague
Jones vs. Lamb
Oladipo vs. Gilchrist
Watford vs. Jones
Zeller vs. Davis
Rick Bozich wrote this article where he says “you’d take five guys from UK before you selected any from IU.” This is very true. I give you three golf claps, Mr. Bozich. But one IU fan doesn’t take too kindly to these words. In his post, he wants Zeller over Davis and Oladipo over Kidd-Gilchrist. Heck, I’ll give him Hulls over Teague, just because we’ve seen how bad Teague can get (but I don’t think he’ll be worse than Hulls on Saturday). Let this sink in. He wants Cody Zeller over the unanimous No. 1 overall draft pick in the NBA next season.
I hate Kentucky.
It’s funny, this is how far Indiana has fallen. I couldn’t care less about IU, yet some of their fans still have so much hatred.
I think that the crowd can do more to help the hoosiers than it will to mess with UK’s players. I think this game could possibly be the loudest game any of these players will ever play in for the rest of their lives, but to me that still shouldn’t mess with UK’s players too much.
He must be completely unaware Kentucky plays in Rupp Arena. I know there’s a difference between home and hostile crowds, but UK players know what noise is.
This is just a glimpse into the eyes of the IU fanbase and doesn’t at all reflect the fanbase as a whole. I know plenty of Hoosiers and they are all civil and respectful. Every school as their crazies, and usually those are the people who take to the boards. Enjoy the game, folks. I predict this one won’t be close. Undefeated season, don’t forget it.