Yesterday evening was flat annoying. A bunch of grown men going on and on about a high school kid’s grades in Alabama, all the while ignoring the fact that virtually all of them got either grades or jobs based upon their own version of “special help” (aka who they knew, who their father/friend was, etc). The hypocrisy made me so frustrated that I just spent the evening watching televised Southern Indiana high school football with the Turkey Hunter and listening to arguably the two most unintentionally entertaining announcers in America (trust me you gotta check them out). We will talk a little more Bledsoe later, but for now lets focus. Today is the big day for Cats vs Gators. The team is in Gainesville, the football players are tweeting ominously about how excited they are for the game and there is a feeling of possibility in the air that is palpable all around the state.
So is a victory realistic? Well maybe not..but it certainly is plausible. Kentucky MUST get off to a good start, make no silly mistakes and be better in Special Teams. But if all those things happen and a break here or there comes the Cats’ way, then why not. A victory over Florida could be the next step for the program and give real hope for a season to remember. It is not ridiculous at all to say that if Kentucky could pull the game out and then see South Carolina lose against Auburn…well Kentucky could be in the driver’s seat early in the SEC East…as strange as that is to say.
Will it happen? I dont know but I do know this….tonight on ESPNU is the kind of game a school that wants to be a top notch football program looks forward to playing. You are playing a great team on the road, with a chance to steal one and make some national noise. If the Cats can do it, things start looking very good in Lexington. Get it done Joker…we aint losin’ bruh.