Give credit to the Cards. Coming back from eighteen down against Marquette Saturday is certainly worth acknowledging, even if it did come against a team whose best non-conference win was against Bucknell in the second game of the season. Rallying from that far back is tough, no doubt, and you’ll never hear me beef with any game that makes Rick Pitino say after the game“I’m shaking still. That went by so quick.” So, here’s a half-hearted tip of the hat to you, Louisville fans. On that day, you almost looked like the basketball team the careless media has numerically deemed you to be.
But, don’t you think you’re getting a little carried away with this? The ridiculous headlines, the Facebook chest-pounding, and now the “Where were you when…?” stories. Seriously? Listen, if you really want to shake the Little Brother label, you have to first stop acting like Little Brother. Big boys don’t walk around, puffing out their chests and trading stories about where they were when they beat an unranked Marquette team at home in January. And until you start acting like a big boy, you’re going to sit at the kids table. And maybe even sleep upstairs with Fuller.
C’mon Cards, act like you’ve been there before. Just make a t-shirt and call it a day.