When you need a read about Kentucky sports that contains neither the intelligent ridiculousness of this site or the frosted douchery of some others, there are many choices for your entertainment and information palate. For me, A Sea of Blue fills that void. So I wandered over their way to see what they had to say about the departures of Wall and Patterson this week, and I must say what I found were a couple of great reads for a dreary Saturday. Some excerpts:
Players often talk about heart, and focus, and maturity, but more times than not, it’s just that … talk.
Not so with Patrick Patterson. So when remembering Patterson, remember not only his resuscitation of a fledgling UK basketball program, and fierce nature on the court, but his enviable ability to accept, adapt, and flourish, even though not all, always went his way.
And Blue Jesus:
But no one who saw John Wall play for Kentucky will ever forget him. If Patrick Patterson is the player who brought Kentucky back from irrelevance, Wall is the player who put the swagger back in Kentucky basketball, and he did it in such an unassuming, natural way that nobody ever once accused him of showboating or acting out.
And here’s a little video from Patterson’s goodbye presser yesterday: