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Louisville Now Claims Four National Titles

What is the greatest example of Little Brother Syndrome? Is it obsessively following everything Big Brother does and harassing them for any possible misstep, no matter how slight? Is it losing consistently and making excuses by generic references to being “classy” or “doing things the right way?” Or is it simply always nipping at Big Brother’s heels but never quite catching up? Well it could be all of those, but honestly it is probably this. Louisville has made a t-shirt claiming to have won 4 National Championships. Now some of you may be saying…”Matt, I thought Louisville has only won two titles, one in 1980 and one in 1986″. Well you are correct. But according to this OFFICIALLY LICENSED SHIRT BY ADIDAS, Louisville is now also claiming titles in 1948 and 1956.

So what are these two mysterious titles? Well a little Wikipedia research shows that in 1948, Louisville won something called the NAIB tournament and in 1956, Louisville won the NIT. Yes, you read that correctly….Louisville is now claiming NAIB and NIT wins as “National Championships.” Even better, one title Louisville is claiming was actually WON BY KENTUCKY. Yes, in 1948, they actually had a NCAA Tournament and…oh yeah, Kentucky won it.

That my friends is little brother syndrome. Claim national championships you didn’t win, including one won by Big Brother. How long until a t-shirt comes out that claims they actually won the 2012 title as well. #L1CYaLater

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Article written by Matt Jones

77 Comments for Louisville Now Claims Four National Titles



  1. oh my
    8:04 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    I foresee a clearance sale coming to a town near you.



  2. Dr. Funke
    8:05 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t wait to hear louisville fans try to rationalize this! LMFAO



  3. mike
    8:07 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    does that mean Kentucky actually has 10 National Championships? We won the NIT a couple times I believe.



  4. Setters
    8:08 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha



  5. Jason
    8:11 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    We need one that says “Kentucky 8 NCAA Championships”



  6. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    8:12 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    What a bunch of dumb asses. This is 100 times worse than UNC claiming their Helms title. At least UNC has done that for years and didn’t decide to do so overnight. This is the most laughable instance of lil’ bro syndrome that I can ever recall.



  7. TheDecker
    8:14 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    3. By Louisville standards I think we would have 12 national titles



  8. danTHEbigCAT
    8:18 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    what a joke



  9. gr8ness
    8:21 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    I just pissed myself. This sh!t is too funny.
    Thanks lil’ brother, the gift that keeps giving.



  10. Big J
    8:26 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    You are joking, right?



  11. Tom
    8:26 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    That means we have 12….8 NCAA, 2 nit, and 2 helms



  12. UK Erin
    8:30 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe these are four Steeplechase championships!



  13. Derek
    8:34 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    TRASH



  14. hersheyisabear
    8:36 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Pathetic but so funny.



  15. bigblueyoda
    8:46 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    LOL i love u MATT JONES!!!…no homo



  16. Bill Brasky
    8:47 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    GOOD LORD JESUS AND THE SHEPHERDS!!! Now that is a bit desperate. I can only hope someone I know buys one of these, if they don’t realize the mistake and pull them from Circle K shelves first.



  17. Patrick Butler
    8:47 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    are they claiming 2012 also?



  18. cheesepizza
    8:48 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    quit hatin on tha ville! no, for real; quit hatin! it is embarrasing to all KY fans who possess respect and class. BBN consists of the most PASSIONATE fans in any American sport in my opinion, and this passion is the driving force behind the tradition that represents the #1 coll basketball program of all-time. To even acknowledge such a claim signifies that we actually give a damn about these hooligans. Let them make such inferior claims, I dont care; b/c even with the “national” champs that they’ve recently claimed; they’re program, and fanbase for that matter, is still only 50% as historically relevant as you’re Kentucky Wildcats. BTW, the country as a whole doesn’t even consider the Louisville team as being in the same league as the Lexington team.
    P.S. I was mistaken about the fanbase, I would rather give UL fans more like 8-10%. Also, what is “helms”?



  19. Calipari's Blue Ballers
    8:48 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    That is just sad. What a bunch of losers.



  20. Dr. Funke
    8:48 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink


  21. UKBlue
    8:55 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    UL propaganda PR machine at work to keep their delusional fans on the hook !! UL fans are too stupid to realize they are getting used & lied to while everyone else is making fun of them. Spend money on a shirt saying you won national championships the rest of the college basketball world doesn’t recognize as championships; this is so UL.



  22. donald hurt
    8:55 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Let them think or fairytale whatever they want,because thats the only [glory]they will ever have!!!!!!!



  23. LOL @ UL
    8:55 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    LOL
    LOL
    LOL
    LOL
    LOL



  24. obama
    8:57 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    UNC is worse they have a championship banner for their helms title. LMAO



  25. Red Cross
    8:59 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Could we get some of these shirts to send to Haiti?



  26. ktmiln2
    9:01 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    UofLol



  27. Zac
    9:01 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Those poor African children will be so confused.



  28. _Blackhawk_
    9:02 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    #11- Helms titles kept on going until the 80’s. We have 7 of those, 8 NCAA’s and 2 NIT’s….17, top that little brother! LOL



  29. tenacious_j
    9:03 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Everyone on this site is now dumber for having seen that. I award UL no championships, and may God have mercy on their soul.



  30. B-dub
    9:05 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    I saw this beauty live in person at Lonnie’s hotdogs about a month ago. I almost spit my food out when I read it. They re truly pathetic.



  31. barn
    9:09 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    anyone know when the banner raising ceremony will be?



  32. BlueFins
    9:13 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    I’m surprised they haven’t put out their National Football Champion shirts yet.



  33. Mike
    9:16 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    If they want to celebrate those as national championships then UK gets to celebrate being the 1950 NCAA Football National Champions, except ours is a little more legit haha



  34. UKBlue
    9:17 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    No college this stupid, ridiculous & embarrassing should be allowed to hold any titles; this shirt should officially strip UL of all their real & made up titles, including their steeplechase titles.



  35. TCat
    9:22 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    To be funny and stupid I had to go online and place a bogus order. You can put stuff in name like UL sucks and has not won 4 titles. It will actually let you place the order when choose pay by check.



  36. Floyd
    9:26 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    The day after Nerlens and company win #9 ul and iu can play for their paper championship.



  37. yo mama
    9:27 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    the funniest part about this is that they are trying to claim a UK NCAA championship. LMAO



  38. gr8ness
    9:35 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    #peckerheads



  39. gr8ness
    9:36 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    My bad peckerheads with teeth in the pecker.



  40. Uk
    9:39 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky Wildcats — 10 NCAA Championships. It only makes since. Just take the two from UofL away. They probably should’ve been sanctioned anyway…..



  41. Beavis
    9:43 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    You can’t make this stuff up. Should be 5 championships,,,,,Jill claims they won something in 2006, LOL



  42. Logic
    10:11 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Stupid shirt, but you do realize that for a good number of years the NIT was a far more prestigious tournament?



  43. Louisville Fan
    10:11 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    What I find so funny about this is how poorly this image is edited. So instead of researching
    Our history I decided to check the major stores or Louisville gear and nowhere is this shirt offered for sale…. So “BBN…. Who has the Brother syndrome???” the so called lil brother or the so called big brother that just likes to take stabs at something so he creates something to dis them on! So if you can actually find this shirt for sale post the site because I would buy you a few so you could laugh and make jokes or even burn them at my expense. But like I said good luck finding it because it doesn’t exist so BBN try to find someone who can actually edit a picture and not some UK alumni or UK student



  44. tylerelrubio
    10:18 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    @”Logic”…NIT became irrelevant starting in the early 1950s. Good try at logic. Also, @ Louisvillefan, the link is posted.



  45. just saying
    10:19 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    that shirt is fake, this whole site looks stupid



  46. Rob Locke
    10:23 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink


  47. Bulldawg
    10:28 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    31, 32, 33 nice. I actually cracked a smile… and to cheese pizza. don’t u know drew franklin’s super bowl, U of L hate day is approaching so u moght as well lay off of the don’t hate stuff for a few days. jmho



  48. Rae
    10:43 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    42. Then should we start counting our NIT championships? We’d be laughingstocks. Also, I don’t think the NAIB was ever really prestigious, except when it was the only one. The NCAA already existed by 1948.



  49. Seriously?
    10:48 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    43 and 45 did you seriously not see the link in the post? Is this some UK fan mocking Louisville fans? It’s really hard to tell bc Louisville fans really are that stupid.



  50. jill
    10:50 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    LOL Yall suck at football and basketball



  51. jill
    11:15 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    #41 we did win the championship in 2006.



  52. Rae
    11:16 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Oh Jill.

    If our basketball team sucks, what does that say about you all, considering you are 0-4 against us since Cal came to Kentucky? You all must be horrific.



  53. Rae
    11:21 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    51. Which championship? Not the NCAA championship. That was Florida. Not the NIT. That was South Carolina. You won the Orange Bowl, didn’t you? That isn’t a championship.



  54. UKBlue
    11:22 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Where is UL Steeplechase Championship Banner & T-shirt?



  55. Rixter
    11:25 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t Louisville also win the Billy Minardi Classic 2 years in a row? THAT MAKES SIX championships!



  56. Rixter
    11:30 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    When is the ville going to clear out their promotions department?? My god, first it was L1C4 (whatever happened to that little ditty, by the way??), and now this? They continue to make the basketball program a laughingstock, and that’s a program that doesnt need help being embarrassed



  57. BigBlueFever
    11:39 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville is so PATHETIC…this is like a small child desperately crying out for attention. Well I guess that is what they are…little brother crying out for attention.



  58. BigBlueFever
    11:41 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    jill may be the most pathetic of them all!!



  59. GOCARDS
    11:46 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    For your information, the NIT was considered to be far superior to the NCAA tournament well into the 1950s, so that 1949 title is completely justified. Read up!



  60. GOCARDS
    11:54 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    It is really cold living in Big Brother’s shadow. I wish we could be relevant again. I wasn’t even born the last time we won a National Championship meanwhile UK just keeps winning.



  61. UKkitttykatsKKK
    12:07 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    First of all, they won the NAIA, which is completely different than the NCAA tourny, which UK won that year. Its as if you are saying that Pikeville is not a national champion, or even Bellarmine. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAIA_Men%27s_Basketball_Championships ).
    Their second National Title was when they won the NIT, which was hailed by most as thee “National Champions” of college basketball.
    “”During the NIT’s first 15 years or so, the winners were hailed as National Champions by some,[citation needed] and dispute surrounded which tournament champion was superior.””
    —http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Invitation_Tournament
    So really all of this bitching about how they have 4 national titles its stupid because they really do. Gotta give credit where its due, they have a powerhouse of a collegiate program, in basically every sport, which is far more than we can say in just basketball.



  62. UKkittykatsKKK
    12:42 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    I am a tardinal troll pretending to be a UK fan. The truth is the only things we have more of than UK are tats, linebeards,flatbills and warrants. If UK counted these “other” championships then they would probably have 15-20 “national championships”. We tards are a really sad bunch of losers.



  63. Sypher's aborted fetus
    12:46 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Why did my Daddy pay for my Mommy’s “health insurance”? Now I am dead.



  64. yevkazim
    1:06 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    and if you look, you can only get the shirt in S, M & L. No XL or bigger. I guess this shirt isnt for fat line beards



  65. Sypher's aborted fetus
    2:42 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    #64 I guess that means no shirt for Peyton Siva’s dad….or unHandsome Jimmie



  66. Smead
    2:54 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    You didn’t win that t-shirt in the near future



  67. Kyle
    3:00 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    @61 If you all want to hang a banner NAIA championship you can it just doesnt count as NCAA D 1 title. But the whole NIT thing we could argue til we were blue in the face but back they a NIT and a NCAA tourney but they also had the helms association who picked who they thought were the better only once did the helm association pick the NIT winner. If the NIT was the tournament that got bigger and not the NCAA then we would be talking about NIT champs instead of NCAA.



  68. Mike
    6:12 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like a good distraction for you guys to talk about. We know you don’t have anything to say about the thrashing you will take on Sunday. LMAO



  69. Steve
    9:43 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Everyone at Louisville are dooshes! lol THis is halairious!



  70. icantstoplaughing
    9:45 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    #61 that’s fine that it was so prestigious back then, but the fact is Louisville has not claimed those as National Championships until now… Just THIS year on your video board on the scorers table did it say 2 National Championships.. 1980 and 1986. That is why you’re going to get laughed at when these shirts come out the exact same year that Kentucky wins its 8th National Championship.



  71. Cards Girl
    10:30 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    It is sad how much UK fans hate UofL…. Thanks Steve for calling us dooshes…GROW UP!



  72. jaws2
    11:19 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Hey cards girl, if the shoe fits.



  73. JR72UK
    1:28 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Are they trying to say we didn’t win it in 1948 and San Francisco didn’t win it in 1956? Isn’t that some kind of a violation?



  74. UKSUCKS
    2:11 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    WOW, UK fans have sunk to the bottom. Everyone knows that the NIT was ‘real’ National Championship back in the day. #73, hasn’t UK’s football or basketball team been on probation in every decade since the 50’s: 50s b-ball; 60s football; 70s b-ball & football; 80s b-ball; 90s b-ball; 00s football. That’s a lot of probation. Stupid redneck hicks – can’t wait till we beat you down on Sunday and win the b-ball title next year…



  75. UKSUCKS
    2:13 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Also, UCLA is the ‘greatest college basketball tradition of all time’. Last time I looked 11 > 8. #Denial



  76. Jonesy
    9:15 am August 31, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t UK win an international university tourney? They we can also say we have a world championship.