On January 14th, the Louisville Dirty Birds picked up their schools first #1 ranking in school history (during the regular season). U of Smell was on a roll, with the ranking conveniently timed just weeks after they beat Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Fans of the Dirty Bird (a lot of them my close friends) were yapping at an all-time high, finally feeling what it is is like to put on Big Brother’s shoes. Fast Forward a month and those shoes are just too big to fill.
Since U of L peaked, they have gone 4-4 with only one definitive win in the books (Marquette). Not only are they losing, but they’re choking in EXTRAORDINARY fashion. The ghost of Kenneth Faried still haunts Peyton Siva. “Russdiculousness” is now just ridiculous in the worst way. Watching Louisville’s failed attempts to score in the closing seconds of regulation and all 5 OTs puts a smile on the face of blue bloods all over Kentucky. It’s even funnier that they choked in the same fashion against Syracuse to begin their downward spiral.
If you didn’t find that funny enough, Mark Stoops had a better recruiting class than Charlie Strong. UK was 2-10 last season.