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Welcome to Louisville Hate Day 2012

The wait is over.

The hate is here.

Welcome to Louisville Hate Day 2012.

Before we start throwing jokes at Louisville fans faster than they can take away Stephan Van Treese’s scholarship, let me explain how this works for you newbies. For the next 24 hours, every post on this website will be directed at the dirtiest of birds, the Louisville Cardinals. Every hour, on the hour, you can expect to see something new from one of KSR’s writers, former writers, or maybe even a special guest or two. The posting will begin at 8:00 AM with Matt’s “Reason We Celebrate” and it’ll continue on through the night.  It’s like a telethon, only we’re not raising money; we’re raising line-beard and flatbill awareness.

Now, many of you are already asking, “Why one day? I hate Louisville everyday.” Well, I do too. I hate Louisville more than Louisville fans hate 40-hour work weeks, dental appointments, the judicial system, and spellcheck. But today is special. It’s unlike the other 364 days of hating Louisville because we don’t waste a single breath on anything other than hating Louisville. It’s all jokes, all day. We do it as a constant reminder that we’re better than them on the court, on the field, and in all aspects life. Some call it bullying; we just call it being a big brother.

Let’s run through some notes from the day and then it’s on to KSR’s Super Bowl — and we’re leaving it all on the field today.


— The big news from Wednesday involves the playing future of former Xavier guard Dez Wells. It was reported early in the day that Wells would visit Louisville on Sunday and then announce his decision Monday afternoon, but shortly after that, news broke that Wells was on UK’s campus Wednesday night and there is interest between both sides. As Matt mentioned on the radio show, the only way Calipari will pursue Wells is if he thinks he will be eligible to play this season. He’s a solid player with NBA potential, but Cal isn’t interested in messing with his 2013 class if Wells can’t play right away in 2012. So, with Wells visiting campus Wednesday night, it shows that there is some confidence in his 2012-13 eligibility.

— Some Kentucky fans have an issue with Dez Wells concerning his departure from Xavier. On paper, he sounds like a guy you’d rather not roll the dice with. He was involved in the infamous brawl with Cincinnati and was recently expelled from Xavier for “sexual assault allegations” on campus. But, all reports from those around Xavier and anywhere else say he’s a great kid and they wouldn’t hesitate to sign him at any program in the country. You can even say he was mistreated by Xavier when they let him go, considering there was no arrested and no charges to go along with the allegations. Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters called it “fundamentally unfair” the way Wells was let go without letting the legal process to play out. At this point, there’s nothing to say he wasn’t wrongfully accused, a la Chuck Hayes back in the day.

— So what happened to Louisville? The Cards appeared to be leading the way when reports came out saying Wells was down to Louisville, Memphis and Maryland. Wells has multiple connections to Louisville and a Sunday visit had him set up to pull the trigger. Unfortunately for Rick Pitino, he can’t keep playing the nasty scholarship game, so he voluntarily backed out of the race to avoid all hell breaking lose with the scholarship numbers. You can only run off so many players before the entire world hates you, too.

— In football news, I can’t stop watching Joker Phillips’ locker room speech from that Mississippi State/Tennessee game mash-up. It makes me want to run through a wall.


— Anthony Davis isn’t playing around when it comes to setting goals for his rookie season. He told The New York Times that he wants to win NBA Rookie of the Year, make First Team All-Rookie, First Team All-Defense, and win Defensive Player of the Year in his first season. After what the kid has already accomplished, I think anyone would be crazy to say he can’t do it.

— It’s looking like rain will be a factor in Sunday’s football game and that can only mean good things for Kentucky, as rain tends to be an equalizer in games. My biggest concern has long been how Kentucky’s secondary will hold up against Louisville’s passing attack, specifically DeVante Parker, and now Mother Nature has offered her hand in defending the deep ball. On the other side, Louisville’s biggest concern is special teams and a slippery ball won’t make it any easier for the Cards’ freshman kicker and redshirt freshman punter. May the shanks be with you, boys.

I’m going to cut the notes a little short tonight so I can get to work on more #LouisvilleHateDay material. I have an all-nighter ahead of me to churn on some posts so feel free to keep me entertained on Twitter or in the comments section.

Also, if you’re reading this at midnight, tune in to ESPNU’s new show “Unite” right now. A producer from the show called me late Wednesday night to ask what Louisville Hate Day is all about. He told me they will talk about KSR and Louisville Hate Day in tonight’s episode and then recap the entire day in Thursday night’s show. See? Even ESPN hates Louisville.


The fun starts now.

Get to tweeting. #LouisvilleHateDay

*** UPDATE ***

It only took 26 minutes…






Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

42 Comments for Welcome to Louisville Hate Day 2012

  1. buikefor3
    12:03 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    yes, i waited up just to kick UL hate day off right.

  2. ebell55
    12:03 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    I hate Louisville first!!!

  3. Lilybear01
    12:07 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    I think I’m supposed to say Christmas and Easter are my favorite holidays. But Louisville Hate Day is right up there! GO CATS!!

  4. yo yo yo
    12:07 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville hate day FTW!!!

  5. ebell55
    12:09 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Reason number 1000 I hate UofL…..UofL fan told me after the 30 point blowout to Providence “we are a football school” my reply any real football school would fire their coach after home losses to FIU and Marshall!! Same UofL fan still owes me 20 bucks from the final 4 game!!

  6. Banana Grabber
    12:12 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like they’ll be saving the #LouisvilleHateDay mention for the very last segment so the BBN can boost this horrible show’s ratings. This is a very, VERY bad show.

  7. Cat's Balls
    12:14 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    As I pretended to say to Becca Mann, “Why can’t every day be like Louisville Hate Day.”

  8. IUcansukabigblue....
    12:15 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Im driving over to Third and Central to do some massive burn outs on those ugly dirty bird logos painted at all the stop lights….

    Silly dirty birds.

    Go Big Blue!!!

  9. UofLHater
    12:17 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    L Yeah! I hate the dirty tards. “I hate their coaches, I hate their stadium, I hate their colors…”

  10. SadCat
    12:19 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    I love KSR and UK
    but this Hate Louisville
    stuff is immature and
    stupid and boring…..

  11. Crush little red
    12:20 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Just curious, what ring is Rick wearing in the pic above? Wouldn’t that just chap a tardinal’s kisser if he’s wearing his NC ring from UK?

  12. Studly Dudly
    12:23 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    His finger is up his nose knuckle deep!

  13. ColoradoCat
    12:25 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville sucks.

  14. mark
    12:27 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Wells would be here holding a scholly in 2013-14 whether he could play this year or not.What’s the difference?

  15. Hal
    12:31 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    what a great picture. that shot never gets old.

  16. Word
    12:46 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    #Louisvillehateday…even the kids love it.

  17. Sypher's aborted fetus
    12:58 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Sometimes the Tardinal fans make it too easy for us [like that 4 championships shirt]. We are lucky to have such a classless delusional fanbase right in our own backyard to make fun of.

  18. karzrjamers
    1:00 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    “Love thy neighbor”…unless thy neighbor owns a red tee shirt that says UL was a national champion in 1948.
    The hate is on.

  19. Jeff Wilson
    1:02 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    The hosts on UNITE absolutely blow. How they got on national tv I will never know.

  20. L1CFART
    1:03 am August 30, 2012 Permalink


  21. bazing!
    1:23 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    I ran into a guy wearing a Louisville jersey at the gas station tonight. Then I backed up, ran into him again. Got out, pissed on him, pumped a gallon of gas on him and set him on fire. Best $3.82 ever spent!

  22. whooooaaaaa...
    2:23 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    21. That’s a bit drastic for the first few hours of hate day. Kinda leaves you no where to go. You might want go lay low for a while.

  23. CalifCatFan
    2:34 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    My favorite KSR day of the year: Louisville Hate Day.

  24. BigBlueComingAtYou
    3:04 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, you better bring it! I expect an epic Louisville Hate Day.

  25. Bulldawg
    4:14 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Luck Fouisville!!!!!!! Let the hate rain down like a cloudburst from the heavens!!
    Let Matt, Drew, and Alley take the hate to brand new levels!!
    Let us proudly look down our big blue noses at little brother!!
    Let us make fun of their linebeards and their 15 second lover!!
    Let us flow the hate through us like a river in a channel!!
    Let us knock Pricktino and Strong off their self-proclaimed mantles!!
    Let us unleash the hate…

    to be continued??

  26. Jimmy
    6:38 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    They is the people that gives this great state bad naim.They does not deserve to play on the same field as we do.

  27. PsychOfMSE
    6:47 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Do not click on #16’s link. It contains a trojan virus.

  28. BravoBigBlue
    6:57 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Hate is a strong word. So I won’t use it. The one thing I cannot stand (see how much better that sounds?) about UL is Tom Jurich. I met him when he first arrived in Louisville and I believe he was a very good and somewhat humble person at that time. But it didn’t take long for him to get the big head and become just another asshole. He has done more to intentionally drive up the dislke between UL and UK than anyone in history. He has crossed the line by trying to create a virtual local media blackout of UK sports in Louisville through threats and intimidation. I have no respect for him as a person whatsoever. And I take no remorse for saying that he is a damn drunk, which he is. I simply cannot stand him.

  29. barn
    7:03 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    28–don’t hold back bravo

  30. Louisville fAn
    7:21 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks for the heads up on the Trojan Virus.. God knows I’ve already contracted my fair share of those!

  31. smoke and mirrors
    7:54 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Who are you kidding Matt??? Cal would sign anyone who he thinks would help win,damn their reputation or what they have done. Any inmates out there reading this, UK basketball is taking applications for players.But hurry, limited time offer. When the banner falls and the title is stripped, hiring will end.

  32. smoke and mirrors
    7:56 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    As for UofL, 15 second quickie rickie. Times up, enough said.

  33. The anti cat
    8:01 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    #ukbeatdown week begins with a 3-1 lady cards over lady cats vollyball game. Lets go baby!!!

  34. Beavis
    8:05 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    No 31,,,,,thats funny,,,,I distinctly remember coach Cal passing on several high profile recruits because he did not think they would fit the system here. Don’t you just hate it when the facts get in the way of your point of view.

  35. BlueMoon O' KY
    8:11 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    We dezn’t need Dez. Impulse control problems.

  36. bluefan
    8:45 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Let us proudly look down our big blue noses at little brother!!

    ^^^Made me lol!
    Go CATS!

  37. rackem
    8:52 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    That’s my fav photo..
    So many lols
    Morehead state beat them

  38. UK isn't classy
    10:36 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    You stay classy UK fans! We don’t have to have a “Hate UK Day’ because to many people do already. Your arrogant fan base pisses everyone off. And for what? Are you really that good at anything? No you are not! And I love the big brother talk when UL was an educational institution 60-70 years before UK was. Factor in that and the fact that the city of Louisville has 3-4 times as many people as Lexington. Louisville also provides more money for the state thru taxes and profits than any other city. So how about you create a “Thank Louisville for my paved roads and stop lights day” or thank them for providing support to all the small town hillbilly rednecks that are on some sort of government assistance. UK fans should feel grateful. Because the city of Louisville and the University of Louisville has done more for this state and country than UK ever will.

  39. RedScott
    11:12 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    LOL you sUck fans, you guys might need to turn this into a year round event after the CARDS stomp the kitties in to the turf. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend, I know I will.


  40. No way I mean no way
    11:13 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    You should email me before deleting any of my comments..
    My response to the Trojan virus was hilarious.. Come on.. I mean u leave the comment about the dude wanting to light Louisville fan on fire with gas but I can’t kid around about Louisville fans having a little STD? Give me a break..

  41. No way I mean no way
    11:42 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Please ignore any comments from me..allegedly.. I didn’t know I worked with so many comedians here.. Ignore last comment please and I apologize.. In actually glad it wasn’t worse unless they were and some were deleted. I apologize

  42. katzrjamers
    11:50 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Adidas? The only certification that matters is sanctioned by the National Wet T-Shirt Association.