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“Louisville First” …In What, Exactly?

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A few days ago, Eric Crawford wrote a piece talking about the war of slogans currently evolving between Calipari and Pitino.  Calipari talks about “The Kentucky Effect,” which translates to the positive effect playing for Calipari and Kentucky has on your career – both with the draft and with contracts in the NBA.  Given how Josh Harrellson is now spending his time chilling in New York, I’d guess there are few who doubt the reality of the Kentucky Effect.  Louisville and Rick Pitino have a counter philosophy, apparently embracing the old fashioned college game, with their slogan of “Louisville First.” Apparently this represents putting Louisville First, in front of the teams individual needs.  Or, as Eric Crawford put it, giving it the ‘old college try.’

However, we at KSR aren’t one’s to let a chance to make fun of Louisville pass us by, so let’s have at it.  “Louisville First,” may mean putting the school ahead of you (kind of the oppositie of a players first program, if you ask me,)  but it sounds like there’s plenty to laugh at, so what have you got?

Here’s a few to get us started:

— Louisville First… game and we’re already out of the tournament.

— Louisville First… in money brought in by the program -about the middle in success.

— Louisville First… in Kentucky.  If you don’t count Kentucky, Western, or Morehead.

— Louisville… First!  (That’s a comment section joke.)

So let’s hear it KSR readers, what does Louisville First mean to you?

Article written by Will Lentz

86 Comments for “Louisville First” …In What, Exactly?



  1. PatPattersonISWalkingThruThatDoor
    8:03 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …to finish down our legs



  2. PatPattersonISWalkingThruThatDoor
    8:04 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …to pay a coach this much for this little success



  3. Jeff Van Undies
    8:04 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    ..to fill up the police blotter.



  4. CatLitter
    8:05 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …to beat a man for a hairbrush



  5. Jeff Van Undies
    8:05 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    ..it is tough to finish in 15 seconds.



  6. PatPattersonISWalkingThruThatDoor
    8:06 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …on Pat Forde’s invite list



  7. WildcatFanEastKY
    8:08 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First…in obesity..40th in college basketball



  8. Jeff Van Undies
    8:08 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …to turn Porcini’s into a brothel.



  9. WildcatFanEastKY
    8:10 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First..in free health care



  10. Jeff Van Undies
    8:10 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …to have an assistant coach lay on the floor and watch the head coach demonstrate a 15 second drill.



  11. PatPattersonISWalkingThruThatDoor
    8:11 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …college sports program to make a major newspaper it’s b*tch



  12. PatPattersonISWalkingThruThatDoor
    8:12 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …, and only, to say that the SEC is “second rate”



  13. PatPattersonISWalkingThruThatDoor
    8:13 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …to have more conference affiliations than Final Fours



  14. JohnnyRed
    8:15 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Man, you guys are hilarious!! You should take this comedy act on the road! Next time someone accuses Big Blue Nation of being obsessed with UofL, think of this blog post before denying it. As a UofL fan, I am flattered that you CAT fans think about us day and night.



  15. KY Proud
    8:16 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …..in line beards per capita



  16. Karen Sypher's cell mate
    8:18 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …. in sucking



  17. manbearpig
    8:18 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    In aborted fetus ratios per coach



  18. Who Knew
    8:20 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    When gassing your car in Louisville First, check everywhere for armed gunmen before leaving you vehicle.



  19. Chucky Diles
    8:21 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    14) Next time someone accuses Louisville of sucking, remember the taste of Morehead State’s ass before denying it.



  20. Canada Refugee
    8:22 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …in conviction rates.



  21. JohnnyRed
    8:25 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    14) Juvenile. But guess what, I never said Louisville DIDN’T suck – as a matter of fact, they did on that particular day. This is called being a rational fan who is grounded in reality – something that Cat fans no nothing about.



  22. You Know It
    8:26 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First….(picture me fliping the bird)



  23. LouisvilleFan
    8:28 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    UK apparently being obsessed with UL is my best argument since my team has become irrelevant in College basketball… Well at least compared to the standards of a program like Kentucky! #gocards



  24. LouisvilleFan
    8:33 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    In fact I’m so rational that I’m going to comment on a UK blog about how much BBN is obsessed with UL while I’m the one checking a UK blog!! Yay for me making since!! 🙂



  25. UKGoBigBlue
    8:36 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    UL is first at making themselves irrelevant. UL is first at making themselves & their fans a total joke. UL is first at totally screwing themselves & their fans over. UL is first at wasting millions of dollars on Pitino. UL fans are first for being total idiots for supporting a university & coach that is totally screwing them over.



  26. LouisvilleFan
    8:36 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    In fact I’m so rational that I’m going to check a UK blog so I can point out how much BBN is obsessed with UL while I’m the one on a UK blog!! Yay for me making since!! 🙂



  27. afidler
    8:39 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    #24. By making “since” I suppose you don’t intend to make sense, eh?



  28. A Hand Full of Kanter
    8:39 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First… at, ummmmmm….. I got nothin’.



  29. SaveUofL
    8:41 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Yeay, us ville fans dont care about UK, thats why were all on a UK fan site?!?!



  30. SaveUofL
    8:44 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    WE DONT CARE ABOUT UK!!!



  31. Kanter-bury Tales
    8:44 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First…in the “Who’s Hot” contest; like 69th in things that matter (hehehe 69)



  32. LouisvilleFan
    8:44 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    #27 thank you for pointing that out kind sir



  33. JohnnyRed
    8:45 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville sucks. I’m sorry gor the comments earlier, I was in the wrong state of mind. kentucky is byfar the best team in the state. GO BIG BLUE!!!!



  34. Kyle
    8:46 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …in in-state losses.



  35. mudcreekmark
    8:46 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    ….on my list of teams I hate.



  36. Big Blue 502
    8:49 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    I live in Louisville and their slogan is hilarious. The UL fans here are still saying they had a good basketball season last year. When did goin out in the first round become a good season. I guess Pitino has done it, LOUISVILLE FIRST…. to lower their standards.



  37. bung
    8:50 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    first to get way too much publicity from UK fans….I say we go back to not playing them.



  38. kysc
    8:51 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville first to lose in both football and basketball for 3 straight years in the battle of the bluegrass

    COME ON LITTLE BRO you know the streaks are about to be 5 and 3 just lay back and take the STRONG POUNDING



  39. Chucky Diles
    8:51 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Alright, JohnnyRed, let’s break this down Ron Jaworski style. You, a supposed “rational” fan, are commenting on a post made on a sports blog run “in the most ridiculous manner possible” by UK fans who love to poke fun at the University of Louisville. In fact, the very post you so snidely commented on was specifically written in order to give Cats fans a chance to bash one of our most hated, yet irrelevant, rivals. What did you think was going to happen, Mr. Rational? We were going to say, “Well golly jeepers, gang. Maybe we should lay off that Coach Pitino and his 15 seconds of glory. Maybe we can all just be friends and agree that we are two equally worthy programs despite the fact that history completely disagrees.”? Get real, my man.



  40. Guck Foodman
    8:59 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Honestly, it is kind of sad at this point. Maybe we should lay off the UL fans. Seriously, isn’t the disgrace of their program, their complete loss of any pride, and them having jobs that don’t pay well enough?



  41. KBIT
    8:59 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Quest-Do you know why UL Graduates,especially basketball and football players get to park in handicap spots ?…Ans.-Because they hang their DIPLOMA’s in the window !!…. They are 1st in that to ! lol



  42. Mattcat68
    9:04 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    in corny slogans



  43. Rick
    9:04 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    First to exit the NCAA tournament.



  44. startingline up
    9:08 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    ….in failed abortion rates



  45. startingline up
    9:09 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    ….first in their conference….oh wait, that was conference USA



  46. Sexington
    9:11 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    … At eating poop ya poop eaters!! Teehee



  47. Robukpt
    9:19 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    @ johnnyredlips: trolling a UK message board is the height of louisvilles obsession with big blue domination. I know it gets cold in the massive shadow that big blue nations casts over the red-jerseyed step child but go warm up somewhere else.



  48. tdogg4033011
    9:21 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    U of L and First in the same sentence?? makes no sense …….



  49. mocha
    9:27 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …..in building life size chicken buckets.



  50. Wayne
    9:28 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville and first in the same sentence is oxymoronic



  51. Robster
    9:31 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …with a coach who gives great parenting advice 🙂



  52. duhville cat
    9:44 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    ….. in players tazered.



  53. Cal
    9:49 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First..in line for Kentucky’s recruiting sloppy seconds



  54. ukcatfan88
    10:16 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    ….in players starting on D-1 teams with felony records



  55. Number8in12
    10:31 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …in building a Football Stadium that seats 45,000 and has 42,000 empty seats at home games



  56. HootieHoo
    10:32 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    In turtlenecks



  57. Boo
    10:34 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First… sypher than morehead …



  58. AK4UK
    10:45 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Ricky 3-stacks and Tommy Turtleneck have gotten so pissed off that they have never been first on the comments section on here. So they decided to one up everybody and make a whole campaign out of it.



  59. jmfatz47
    10:45 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    …….in the nation in decommitments



  60. RKA
    10:47 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    LouisvilleFirst….team to get their arse beat by Kentucky in 2012!



  61. AK4UK
    10:50 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Rick and Tom know the U of L fans believe anything they tell them, so they came up with the ingenious idea that since they can’t beat UK they will just tell everybody they are #1. If they keep saying it, it will eventually come true in their own minds



  62. Mt. Washington Mike
    10:56 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First… in empty seats by halftime



  63. zebby
    11:13 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First… to have a male cheerleader storm the basketball floor before the game is over.



  64. JK1
    11:19 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Recruits commit to “Louisville First” then they go to a real program.



  65. BackHomeInKY
    11:31 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Hey UL trolls, we’re not obsessing over you, we’re laughing our asses off at your pathetic program. It really is one big joke you know!



  66. MAK-UK
    12:04 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville first…if you’re headed to Lexington from Southern Indiana. Otherwise you’re going the wrong way.



  67. iron eagle
    12:23 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    …at masturbatory overtones….



  68. Buechelbart
    1:01 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    In interest shown by marquis teague



  69. cats11
    1:52 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    … in high hopes, last in execution.



  70. ComicKevinJones
    2:22 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First: We’re not talking about offenses either.
    Louisville First: Integrity second.
    Louisville First: In women’s soccer.



  71. baddbeat
    2:27 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville first… then women and children.
    Louisville first… if we’re starting in the basement.
    Louisville first… Bwaw, Ha, Ha, Ha… Oh, you were serious?!?



  72. RondosDribblingHand
    6:02 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville first… to tout the Big East as they lose game after game in the NCAA tournament.
    Louisville first… to have a coach look ridiculous by Charles Barkley.



  73. Rhymes With Thespian
    6:25 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    #70 Winner: Louisville First: Integrity second.

    That’s pretty much UL in a nutshell.



  74. Grammar King
    8:26 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First…in Louisville…right behind Bellarmine.



  75. DeBold
    8:39 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    …school when you get into Kentucky on I-65 South.



  76. the anti-cat
    8:40 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville first… in the heart of little sister in lessington who cant get them off of their minds!



  77. Helvete
    8:50 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    I think it ironic that they have the Louisville First slogan considering they’ve never once been ranked #1 in the history of NCAA basketball.



  78. mr delk
    9:16 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    You forgot Murray state..they r better than Morehead and Western therfore better than Louisville.



  79. Buckner
    9:40 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First! It’s the new Last!



  80. Kelly P.
    9:49 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    amazing how an entire fanbase can have such a “little mans syndrome” despite it not really being warranted. some cards fans are ridiculous no doubt but the amount of energy put into hating the cards by UK fans really is unparalleled by anything ive ever seen.



  81. Anonymous
    10:10 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    …in birds with teeth.



  82. Bundy
    10:30 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    To get off…….”Hey, we started at the same time”…



  83. UofSmellHater
    10:42 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First….Runner Up



  84. gary
    11:31 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    hey guys, lets leave louisville alone. part of that slogan is that they are putting academics as part of louisville first. seems to me it must be working because they have’nt put a good team on the floor in a while.



  85. ESECEE
    12:55 pm June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First… to have an athlete with an Uzi related crime.



  86. Mike Ranney
    1:19 pm June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville First—–In the Kentucky Derby Festival boat race. We told you we’d beat you at something!