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Patterson Wants To Keep It In The State


Similar to what Ashley Judd tweeted last night, Patrick Patterson wants to keep the NCAA title within the state of Kentucky:



Ignore the Louisville part. Focus on the “Next year we got it.”

Article written by Kristen Geil

104 Comments for Patterson Wants To Keep It In The State

  1. Mark
    9:38 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    The last time I checked, Louisville doesn’t exist. So, an NCAA title for Louisville means nothing to the state of Kentucky.

  2. Peter the Bear
    9:42 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    This doesn’t surprise me. Players don’t typically hate rivals like fans do.

  3. ha ha
    9:42 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    so I guess all you crazy fans that posted on the last thread about judd,now hate PP for being normal and a good sport. maybe the UK band can go play with O ducks band now.

  4. theneedle
    9:46 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    no no no no no no NO! sorry, i love you pat, but i will be rooting for everyone else, even duke, over UL…. hell i’ll even take IU as much as it pains me to do so. I just cant stand watching the cards and their “is it good defense? or is it a flagrant 1?” basketball.

  5. Eric K
    9:47 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    #1 amen brother…… fu-k loserville! It don’t matter, they are NOT going to win the ship! CHOKE! GO CATS!!

  6. Jeffrey
    9:47 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I’d rather they not, I’m rooting for Michigan and Miami, I hope Wichita can make the FF too.

  7. BBN
    9:49 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Judd is saying that because she needs votes from UL fans to win an election against Mitch McConnell. Everyone in the state knows about her ties to UK. I want any team but Louisville or our rivals to win.

  8. Fu**TheVille
    9:49 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone other then Looserville, IU, or Duke…Go Kansas and Miami!

  9. Mack
    9:57 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I suppose that to many people in Tennessee and California along with most of the national media all Citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky look and are the same. I can’t think of any team but one I wouldn’t cheer for against uofl then of course I certainly wouldn’t have a dog in that fight.

  10. Realistic
    9:58 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    So I assume that if Coach Cal left KY for an NBA job and then came back a few years later to coach Tennessee he would join the most hated club too? I have been a die hard UK fan for 45 years and I remember a storied program in a world of trouble until a coach named Rick Pitino came aboard and took us back to prosperity. I also remember a fanbase whining about Tubby Smith when Rick was unemployed but I don’t remember us offering him his job back. During the regular season I’m indifferent about Louisville’s success but Ricky P versus Duke, the Hoosiers or Tar Heels in the big dance and I’m willing to pull for the guy who got our program back on its feet.

  11. Vote
    9:59 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Judd just lost about 20 votes with my family and close relatives just outside Louisville.

  12. buzzard
    10:00 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Patterson must be a socialist, Hitler loving, tree huggin, liberal who wants the terrorist to win.
    Just kidding Patrick…making fun of the goofballs who can’t stand Ashley Judd on the post below.
    I agree with you 100%.

  13. Woo's Gummy Snacks
    10:02 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Ive always felt like this… Regardless of how traitorous Rick is. Matt says fans like that can’t exist but they do. I’m true blue and root for UK over anyone but I root Louisville over Indiana, duke, Carolina or anyone else (except other instate schools)

    Good for pat he clearly loves this state.

  14. Red headed blue blood
    10:02 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    As for the tool that was ranting about a true blue fan not being able to root for little brother
    U of L– well I guess Patterson ain’t true blue either. We should always recognize greatness UofK last year and next and the dirty birds this year. Is what it is
    Keep it in the state!

  15. Karen
    10:04 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Is men’s NCAA basketball still being played this year? Thought it was over and the women’s tourney is going in full swing. Can’t think of ANY reason EVER to want Lville to win – point blank period. Go Cats!

  16. Father Damian Karras
    10:05 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    P squared is correct.
    Go CARDS!
    An NCAA Championship win for LOUISVILLE will/should provide realistic motivation for the much heralded squad coming into LEX.

    If CAL left for the NBA, Pitino would be asking for the job; he’d love to retire from UofK.

    BTW: Remember, every person you meet is mourning some loss.

  17. freethrow
    10:05 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not with Patterson on this one. Louisville could win it next year too since they lose very little of their team and they are reallllly good. But, I want to see them upset “both years”. This year I would love to see a team like Wichita State hit 24 of 32 3’s on their arses.

  18. dpvatty
    10:07 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I hope UL wins. PPAT Has the right idea. Makes the UK-UL game next yr an even bigger win for us. Need to keep trophies out of NC too if we want to remain ahead in victories over UNC and trophies over UNC and Duke.

  19. OwensboroDavid
    10:08 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Patrick is one of my all time favorite Cats. However, he has to go it alone on this one. I hope Louisville loses their next game. No title for the Dirty Birds!!!

  20. timd
    10:08 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    So many foregone conclusions & expectations that UK wins it all next season remind me of the old expression, “Counting your chickens…”. No need for all the pre-season bragging, boasting, hype and wild assumptions like it is already a done deal(see 2013). Just load up and let the “cards” fall where they may.
    AJ, Basketball fans in the commonwealth are not one,big happy family.

  21. Jake
    10:08 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    PPat is right. Most athletes respect the game and can recognize and give props to a team and players that are playing well. Only in the comments section chock full of pimply faced chubs or old morons with nothing else to live for could you find the real losers wishing ill will to a bunch of college kids trying to fulfill their dreams because they play for a team in another city within the commonwealth. Get a life folks.

  22. scukfan22
    10:08 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I cant root for them but not because of pitino or the fact that its louisville just can stand the style of basketball. Rick himself admitted they foul so much the refs cant call em all. Its ugly basketball.

  23. Rae
    10:09 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    10. It wouldn’t be nearly as bad for some of us if it was Tennessee. UL is the worst school he could have picked, since it is the most generally disliked by UK fans. I think which you hate more depends on your geography. For a while, I hated Ohio State more than any other, being from eastern Kentucky and having to deal with moronic buckeyes who can’t drive halfway properly. Since my first year at UK, it became UL (yes their fans exist in Lexington.)

    And I’ll forgive Pitino the second he steps into retirement.

  24. James
    10:11 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    3. No were just tired of having Judd claimed as our “greatest fan” to have her then support UL. It’s annoying to see her on TV, not really doing much, just being some kind of pseudo UK great. When most UK fans don’t really care about her. This whole UL thing is just a scapegoat to basically come out and say, “Ashley is as ordinary a fan as anyone else. Stop putting her on TV and talking about how much she loves our school just because she has the money and connections to get amazing tickets to our 3 biggest games every season.”
    Patterson on the other does mean a lot to this program. As in our comeback season was built around him. Patterson has earned the right to say whatever he wants, unconditional love you might say.

  25. CATS4Ever
    10:12 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    #13…me 2

  26. John
    10:13 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I never thought I would hear myself say this but GO DUKE!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Rixter
    10:14 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, well Patrick Patterson and Ashley Judd don’t live in Louisville (hell, Ashley doesn’t even live in Kentucky), so they don’t have to listen to all the BS, the Cardinal rhetoric, mostly being spewed by people who have never seen a U of L championship in their LIFETIME.

    Imagine having the nerve to call yourself relevant when you haven’t cut down the nets since the Reagan administration (yes, I’m looking at you too, Indiana. I know you’ve cut down nets since then, but I mean CHAMPIONSHIP nets)

  28. Dave N.
    10:15 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    John….Duke over UofL?

    No way in hail.

    Go CARDS!

  29. Cats fan Mike
    10:18 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Last year Pitino told Cal to bring the trophy home to Kentucky. I agree with PP. Let ‘s own that thing for the next 5 years. Cards can have one.

  30. timd
    10:20 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    footnote: I agree with #13 and 25, 28, etc. I just won’t be enthusiastic supporting the Redbirds.
    #26, that’s just waay too extreme.

  31. @coyotevomit
    10:22 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats to UL for defying odds: winning two games in Rupp Arena in three days compared to the 9 years it previously took them

  32. kingrex
    10:24 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Pitino saved this program and truly realized its true potential. He marketed the team in way that was befitting of the fanbase and the history. His vision of UK is the reason Cal wanted to coach here. I have also learned more about basketball from listening to Pitino than any other coach. Coaches are all different, but UK fans want a coach who will talk to us about the game. Tubby could not or would not do it and BCG was mentally ill and barely literate. We needed someone who could and was willing to express themselves in front of the media. I will always root for Pitino. He also owns up to his mistake in going to the Celtics, but honestly who in their right mind would pass up all that control he was given in addition to the money in order to coach the most storied franchises in the world?

  33. Patterson's Nose
    10:29 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Patterson is picking Louisville, I’m jealous!

  34. hendoblue
    10:29 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Living in the western part of the state, near the Indiana border, having to put up with their fans, it would be easy for me to cheer for the Cards against IU. Their fans are morons and their coach is a real jerk. It is hard to cheer for UL against anyone else, for me. I even picked them in our pool to win it all and found myself cheering for Colorado St. 23 is right, it depends on geography.

  35. hendoblue
    10:33 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    32- A lot of fans won’t like what you said, but you are right. But I do have trouble rooting for him.

  36. Write it down
    10:36 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    The Midwest regional final is the national title game. Duke, State or the Filthy Cards. Whoever wins that game is winning it all.

  37. randomer
    10:39 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    We don’t have to enjoy watching Louisville win it but we should hope they do. For the first time in the modern era Kentucky would be rightfully considered the best basketball state. Not Tobacco Road and not the midwest (Michigan/Indiana/Ohio teams).

    Take the high road with Louisville fans and be happy for them – 8 (soon to be 9) is more than 3.

  38. Catlanta
    10:40 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Go Cards!!! We have 8 and they have 2. If they get 3, so what. Plus, it will just motivate Cal and the team that much more next year. Also, Rick may hang it up and walk away if they win it.

  39. StopHammerTime
    10:44 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I must admit, uofl is fun to watch. Pressing for 40 minutes is the way to play.

  40. CATMAN
    10:46 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    #10 – exactly! Pitno brought our program out of the ashes. I hope we someday can honor what he did. We honored this year the 1996 team and who built it? Pitno! There is no one that loves more when UK beats the sh!t out Louisville, but for the fan base that is too young or freakin idiots that bash Pitno, it drives me crazy. Pitno brought pride back to our program. I will say it again. I root for the state of Kentucky if UK is not in it. I hope Western Kentucky and Murray State also become powerhouses. Let the state of Kentucky be the gold standard for basketball (we have Fort Knox). UK will always be the leader, but our little brothers and sisters can win it when we are not. I will never root for a team in North Carolina or Indiana. To me, that is more sacrilegious than rooting for a team in Kentucky.

  41. markp
    10:47 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    BBN don’t romance too much about Pitino. He didn’t want Cal to get the job because he knew Cal would win more championships than him there. Pitino likes Louisville better than Lexington. He’s a Yankee and the atmosphere in Louisville is way more Yankeeish. Don’t you think when they were replacing Tubby and Billy G. he could have let the word out that he wanted to go there. Of course he could have. He used UK for status, period. Yes, we benefited from him being here and him from being here. But he was the one that wanted Tubby to replace him and he was the one that didn’t want Cal to come here. He doesn’t want UK to be better than it was when he was at UK. He’s an egomaniac and I might, a big might, be able to pull for U of L if he weren’t there, but with him there I never will. It would be karma if he never wins at U of L. He doesn’t deserve it. 34, I hear ya I work in Indiana and put up with those idiots all the time. So I’m rooting for anyone but U of l or IU.

  42. j
    10:55 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I hate louisville with a passion.. but they are the best team in the tournament right now.. their defense last night reminded me of the 96 kentucky team the way they full court press people. the scary part about it is they only lose peyton siva..

  43. markp
    10:57 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    42 Dieng supposedly is considering turning pro. Yes, they look good but who have they played so far.

  44. timd
    10:58 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    In reference to #32’s (and somewhat #10’s)comments: Rick Pitino brought UK back from the depths of despair, as low as any of us remember. We all(well, most of us) will forever appreciate and respect RP for that. As far as the BCG fiasco goes, I place 100% of the blame for that mistake on Mitch “one man search committee” Barnhart. Can you say background check? This embarassing chapter in Kentucky Basketball nearly equaled the lowly situation that existed when RP took over.

  45. farrell smith
    11:00 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    i agree with patrict keep it in ky

  46. randomer
    11:05 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    21 – Hilarious and true: PPat is right. Most athletes respect the game and can recognize and give props to a team and players that are playing well. Only in the comments section chock full of pimply faced chubs or old morons with nothing else to live for could you find the real losers wishing ill will to a bunch of college kids trying to fulfill their dreams because they play for a team in another city within the commonwealth. Get a life folks.

  47. Ashland
    11:05 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with Pat too. Although I don’t think the cards will win it, I do think that another title for this state will prove that this is now the power area of college basketball. It will intensify the rivalry and bring more public attention to our “triangle”. I’m all for it.

  48. j
    11:07 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Well lets say that dieng doesn’t go pro.. then you have team that has played in a final four and may win a title this year. and who have they played they have won 12 straight including the big east tournament and have caused 40 turnovers the last two games. i’m just saying they will be a favorite for next year also..

  49. Woo's gummy snacks
    11:07 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Saying “go duke” is like being a righty or leftist in terms of politics and saying “go England” or “go monarchy”

    It’s just unamerican… I might favor one political aisle over the other but I’d still rather have the other side win over being a colony of england’s.

  50. Woo's gummy snacks
    11:08 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    26- that was to you buddy

  51. RahRah
    11:11 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Gotta agree with rixter. I live in Louisville too. Miserable place to be a UK fan right now.
    Still love PPat though.
    If the officials ever decide to call the fouls on UofL it’s all over, no matter whether they’re playing a top seed or a cindy.
    Pretty sure Duke will beat them because I can’t imagine all those calls going against Coach K. Seriously, watch the hacking and slapping next time you watch UL.

  52. markp
    11:12 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    48 no doubt U of L is going to be good. If the next class is as good as the hype and most of our guys stay. I like our chances. Screw U of L and traitor Rick.

  53. SenatorMitch
    11:16 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    THAT LIBERAL! ONLY “LIBS” THAT HATE BABIES SUPPORT THE CARDS!!!!…*and other nonsensical, Fox News inspired opinions*

  54. markp
    11:16 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Duke and Coach K are way classier than U of L or Ricky. I won’t pull for Duke but would rather see them win it than U of L or IU.

  55. j
    11:16 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    if we can get poythress goodwin and stein back we would have to be a preseaon favorite. we would just have to much depth and talent for anybody next year..

  56. BlueChamps
    11:16 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    yes, imho, similar to the college football championships of the past several yrs., as a couple/few yrs ago, Auburn (w/Cam Newton) won the crown, Xactly one season after ‘Bama did, then after Auburn, ‘Bama has now claimed the Championship in successive seasons???
    in summ., our ‘Cats are the ‘Bama of college hoops, as UofL (akin to Auburn?) wins this year, Xactly one season after UK, then ‘Cats claim @ least neXt 2 crOwns, in ’14 & ’15!!!

  57. Timing
    11:16 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Ppatt and Ashley should have waited until UL got out of OUR house. Our players ate sitting in the same city not playing. Sorry.. PPatt never comes to Lexington. Good luck in Sacramento.

  58. me
    11:21 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry, PatPat, but you have missed the boat on this on. We’ll forgive you – unlike that carpet-bagger – we know you are a true fan of UK. Someone should get Boogie’s take on uofl winning a championship – my guess is his response would be more in line with 95% of the UK fan base.

  59. timd
    11:22 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    #51, I agree, the same treatment UK got at Fayetteville is how UofL wins so many games. Why does all the hand-checking, grabbing, etc go un-called so often?? It will be goodbye Cardinals if the zebras make those calls. I’m thinking they will be whistled in a matchup against the Dukies.

  60. Aaron
    11:27 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    When Patrick says it, it isn’t some phony political pandering. Why not root for some underdog or up-and-coming team? Miami? Oregon? Tubby’s Minnesota?

  61. Jarweed
    11:27 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Wanting UL to win a title is not being magnanimous, it’s fundamentally wrong for any member of BBN. PPat and Ashley have made a mistake. Pitino is a traitor, convicted of sedition long ago by the majority of the state. Although, I decided during Rick’s eulogy to Mr. Wildcat to forgive him PERSONALLY for his traitorous act, but I’ll never forgive Rick PROFESSIONALLY, as a coach. Rick is the ultimate egomaniacal sociopath. But that in itself doesn’t mean that BBN is unable to appreciate what he accomplished leading us out of a dark age. That’s the conflicted, love/hate I have for him.

  62. Robster
    11:30 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll never pull for Louisville, never, never, NEVER!!!

  63. mpcmike
    11:32 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I say let the cards have one under tricky rick. It will make the butt kicking so much sweeter next year.

  64. John
    11:35 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville being good in basketball and relevant nationally actually helps Kentucky. Id much rather U of L win that anyone outside of UK of course. The better they are the more UK-UofL can outshine UNC-Duke. Plus the bigger threats to dethrone Kentucky at the top of the college basketball world are KU, UNC or Duke. UofL has a ways to go. Go Commonwealth!

  65. markp
    11:47 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    What U of L does one way or another absolutely has no effect on UK, period. Screw them. Do you actually think Rick or U of L fans root for UK? Rick says a lot of politically correct things about how his biggest mistake was leaving UK or bring one back to KY to Cal last year but that crap is just to get back into the graces of BBN. He’s a politician. A complete phony and egomaniac. He doesn’t deserve to win.

  66. Steve
    11:48 am March 24, 2013 Permalink

    How many Loserville fans does Ashley and Pat run into on a daily basis. How often sitting in Rupp arena, have they heard Robert Morris, Robert Morris chanted because a Kentucky fan wearing a Kentucky shirt was shown on the video board. F Loserville forever.

  67. BurnerTurner5
    12:01 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Isn’t Louisville a crappy part of Indiana that broke loose and floated across the river?

  68. PennsylvaniaWildcat
    12:04 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville’s winning it all will bring more attention to the UL-UK rivalry. That’s definitely what I would like to see. How about you? No? Such a win will continue to bolster the elite state of basketball in the bluegrass. Can you imagine the coverage for that showdown next year! Come on, BBN, open up your eyes! I mean, would you rather Duke or UNC win it, so that ESPN can continue to fawn over Tobacco Road and that rivalry as the epitome of college bball? As a Kentuckian, I’m thinking that Louisville-Lexington is the epicenter of the hoops world, not Raleigh-Durham. Or would you rather Kansas win #4 or Indiana win #6? I’m cheering for the Cards and for our state as a whole.

  69. markp
    12:14 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Much prefer Miami, Michigan State, Temple, Syracuse, etc. ESPN has already hijacked college sports and a win by U of L or IU won’t change that. Don’t really want to see Duke, UNC, or KU win but don’t have to live with their fans. When you live in Louisville and work in Indiana you have to live with that 365 days per year. And no matter what Duke or anyone else has done, they didn’t once coach at UK and claim to be not leaving, then leave and go to the Celtics (which is somewhat feasible), but then take a job at the most hated rival. That just is something that most folks don’t even consider, now add in his personal actions into it and it makes it most challenging to root for the school that it’s every move is to outshine and one up UK. You go ahead root for that BS, not me.

  70. Briar Gates
    12:23 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    That’s just crazy talk.

  71. crazycatfan
    12:27 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I agree! I’ve been a TRUE BLUE fan for 40 years and UL doesn’t scare me at all. Let little brother have their day, while waiting for us to get back on top! Better them than UNC, UCLA, IU or PUKE!

  72. snootch
    12:32 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    66 – What else do you expect wearing UK gear to a UL game after losing to Robert Morris? I mean… Pick your battles.

  73. PennsylvaniaWildcat
    12:33 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Not sure why U of L’s winning it all would not change ESPN’s media coverage. Do you mean ESPN would continue to ignore the rivalry just because of some bias against bluegrass hoops? That doesn’t make sense to me. While Pitino’s personal and professional choices arouse vitriol in every UK fan, doesn’t every villain need a hero? No conflict,no story, right? I’m thinking rivalry storyline and national media coverage is desirable for our program, and when UK’s star-studded class takes the floor against the Cards next year, the spotlight only shines brighter on the Cats, as they dismantle the defending national champs, no? Sorry, doesn’t seem like BS to me.

  74. Bluekzu
    1:00 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    If their fans would stop being asses, I could be persuaded to be ‘classy’ and root for them in a lukewarm fashion for state pride. Are there classy Louisville fans somewhere? They’re not here. Also, a clue for them: continually bringing up Robert Morris thing isn’t really much of a dig. Going to the NIT, yes. After that, it didn’t really matter what happened. We lost to schools we usually don’t lose to all season long.

  75. ???
    1:09 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Keep politics off sports please. our whole government is working for the military industrial complex and not for the people. It is a joke, and they are all slaves to the system and believing in that entertainment is falling into the system.
    Wake up! Lets keep it on Basketball yo!

  76. Bluekzu
    1:17 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    and yes, I know the classy types aren’t likely to be the ones coming here and posting on every thread. rhetorical question and statement.

  77. timd
    1:18 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    #74, makes me look back fondly on the UofL/Morehead game a couple of yrs ago.
    Of course we all hoped otherwise, but why didn’t anyone see that going to RMU was going to be a HUGE challenge & big trouble for the 2013 Cats? especially following the loss in the SEC tourney (going up against Vandy for the 3rd time)?

  78. Bluekzu
    1:30 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    77. As for me, I had a feeling we might lose, and honestly didn’t really care that much. I still watched, but it was the NIT. It was obvious the team just wasn’t going to get it together in time and had given up. What made the UofL/Morehead game so great was that it was an unexpected shock for them. Our dreams were crushed with the Vandy game and not making the tournament.

  79. markp
    1:35 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    PennsylvaniaWildCat do you live in KY? Do you live in Louisville? If not then you just don’t understand, period.

  80. special eddie
    1:36 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I agree 100%….I’m true blue but, I would rather that banner hang from the rafters in a Kentucky arena, rather than hang from an arena in Indiana, North Carolina, etc.

  81. markp
    1:41 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Majority of U of L and IU fans think Cal’s a sleeze because he happen to be the coach at one school where a guy signs a contract with an agent and another where a guy cheats on an entrance exam to go to college before he’s at Memphis. Never mind that there schools have one guy coaching there that is currently coaching at his previous school’s bitter rival and has all sorts of personal shortcomings and IU’s fans worship the ground that a coach who beat kids up, can’t go back to Puerto Rico because he[ll get arrested, and said a woman should just enjoy getting raped. I’m not going to root for those schools with fans that hate us so bad.

  82. bluebiscuit
    1:49 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I think that this just means that PPat is planning on running against John Yarmouth for a US representative seat representing Louisville! How cool would that be, the folks in Loserville sending PPat to Washington DC!

  83. PennsylvaniaWildcat
    1:55 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    markp, no, I do not live in KY anymore. I live in PA where I am surrounded by fans from tons of teams that are not Kentucky fans. In fact, I find myself constantly in defense of UK against fans from all sorts of conferences, especially the Big East, A-10, and ACC. I represent the BBN with pride and will go toe to toe with any fan from any fanbase when it comes to UK. I know what it’s like to live in a place where you’re not part of the dominant fanbase, believe me, a place where you find yourself on the defensive quite a bit. If you want to say that I don’t understand YOUR situation, I agree. I don’t. I’m not you. But if you’re claiming I am wrong about cheering for Louisville because I don’t understand what it’s like to be a minority fanbase in a particular location, are you kidding me! You’re entitled to your opinion. If you don’t want to cheer for the Cards, don’t cheer. I’m cheering for them. Period.

  84. markp
    1:56 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    As unexperienced as PPat is at politics, he probably can do a better job and understand the Constitution better than Yarmuth or his predecessor. Or probably 99.9 per cent of those idiots in D.C.

  85. Bluekzu
    1:57 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I kind of remember some of the ‘sleazy’ talk thrown at Pitino when he was here. Not nearly as much as with Calipari, but Rick hasn’t had as much success with recruiting. I believe he was implicated in some violations while he was at Syracuse though. Most people forget that, much like IU fans pretend the very recent Kelvin Sampson era didn’t happen.

  86. markp
    1:58 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    PAWildcat glad you don’t live in Louisville. Lukewarm fans not needed. And that is what any UK fan is if they root for Loserville, in MY opinion.

  87. Joe
    1:59 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Totally agree with Patterson! Keep the title in the commonwealth it does nothing but help both programs & keep the rivalry fresh & crazier than ever! I want us both to be at the top of college bball, & beat them every year! Would you rather Louisville suck? We beat em in the final four & win a title. They win this year…to me you couldn’t have a better scenario setting up an epic showdown in December! Like I said when both schools are at their best it is good for both programs

  88. Bluekzu
    2:03 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Trying to be objective..I remember thinking back in 2001 that the bright side of Pitino coming to Louisville was that it might actually be a rivalry again and I could enjoy us beating them, instead of just feeling sorry for them like I had for IU all through the 90s. Mission accomplished. I hate them a lot.

  89. Jim
    2:05 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    P+ss on Patterson and the old cougar as well ………….

  90. super cat
    2:14 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Guess i just Don’t really understand the Louisville hatred. Ive been a cat fan since 78, but if there not in the tournament I’m rooting for KY whether it be Western, Eastern, etc…. I’m proud of our schools in this state.

  91. mike and ike
    2:28 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I want to root for UK when they’re not playing the Cards, but after listening to the arrogance and “Little Brother needs to know his place” putdowns…it’s back to the HATRED. Maybe one day there will be peace in our time, but I don’t see it coming anytime soon…maybe if we had a common enemy we could root against…IU??? Now that weasel of a coach Crean…

    What a d bag!

  92. PennsylvaniaWildcat
    3:02 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    markp. If you want to invoke the pejorative and label “reasonable” fan with “lukewarm,” do your thing, pal. Your argument makes absolutely no sense.

  93. Cal P
    3:11 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I’m from Lexington, am a UK alum and season ticket holder. Kentucky is my favorite team, Louisville is second. Go Cards. They’re KY citizens whether they like it or not.

  94. markp
    3:35 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    It makes no sense to root against the school that hates you and the coach who basically just said forget tradition and norms and go coach the school you once made fun of and basically flip off all of your once adoring fans. Yes, PAWildcat I don’t make any sense. LOL! I wonder what Bill Keightley would have said “pal”. You are just being politically correct. Yankee fans don’t root for the BoSox or vice versa, Dodger fans don’t root for the Giants or vice verse, Cowboy fans don’t root for the Redskins and vice versa, etc., etc., etc.,

    You may have to defend the Cats to all those folks in PA from different sources but I bet it’s not quite the instensity that is down here in Louisville where the two biggest haters, Cardinals and Hoosiers are a plenty.

  95. PennsylvaniaWildcat
    4:00 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    markp, I don’t know if I encounter the type of fans that you do. I’m not going to assume–as you do–that what I encounter isn’t just as intense. You obviously have deep issues with Pitino that preclude you from seeing any merit in Louisville basketball. Would that change if he left? Or would you find something else to hate about Louisville just because they are our rival? You say that I’m “politically correct,” but aren’t you being just as disingenuous in your unwavering hatred of Louisville? In supporting your rivals always hate argument, you’re assuming all rivalries are the same, but are they? You cite rivals, most of which, with the exception of the Dodgers & Giants, do not share the proximity and constant intermingling of fanbases as do Kentucky & Louisville. I’m pretty sure just by scrolling back up the message board, you will see that there are Louisville fans who cheer for Kentucky and vice versa. I mean aren’t there tons of shirts and so forth that say “A House Divided”. In as much as rivalries are similar, they are also different, and isn’t the bluegrass one unique in its closeness. And I’m not sure what Bill Keightley would have to say, and, honestly, I’m a bit confused as to why you are bringing him up. I respect the man and his passion for UK hoops but can’t see his relevancy to this conversation. By the way, in labeling Louisville “Loserville,” aren’t you insulting yourself, especially seeing as you’re a resident there?

  96. markp
    4:14 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Rooted for U of L in 80 and 86, partly due to their style of ball and partly due to some old redneck fans of UK calling the Cardinals the ” Black Birds “. They could not admit Crum did more with less at U of L Also rooted for them in 97 when Crum, classy coach, got them to the elite eight. Loserville is meant for the University, where the AD dismisses a legend to bring in Pitino. Crum put U of L on the map and should have been able to leave as he wished but Tommy Turtleneck is ruthless and would kick his mother to win. Keightley was referred to because without a doubt he was the most loyal true blue guy on the planet. When we started playing them, Loserville, he wouldn’t even walk near them, He was the epitomy of a true fan and UK guy. Yes, it’s a little over the top, especially back then because their was no true villian associated with them as their is now. There is a true villian now, Pitino, who is the ultimate phony. Heck there were even rumors his son, while coaching at U of Florida, was involved in the turning over info to try to hurt UK concerning Bledsoe. These are different times than the 1980’s and no, it’s not a stretch to think your situation is not as intense as living in the area of U of L and just south of Hoosier land. You are living in football land, my dad was from PA and I know that for sure.

  97. David from Bowling Green
    4:22 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I lived in Louisville for 5 years so I understand. I currently live in Cincinnati. I certainly don’t want OSU winning it all. Their fans hate UK big time and I have to live around them. It’s all about where we live and what/who we have to personally put up with.
    I don’t like it but I’d rather UL take the title than Duke, IU, or OSU. Obviously terrible choices all around but I fear we are going down that road.

  98. David from Bowling Green
    4:23 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    There is something to be said about keeping the title in state vs Duke, IU, or OSU winning.

  99. PennsylvaniaWildcat
    4:31 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    You are more fair-minded that I initially perceived. I apologize. I guess it’s hard to understand the historical contexts and experiences that lead to a person’s posting certain comments. I appreciate your defense of U of L, especially in the 80s. Most of your animosity stems towards Pitino which, on some level, I can understand. I still disagree with your decision but can respect it. PA is no doubt a football state, but that doesn’t mean that there are a ton of diehard college basketball fans here. Believe me, there are. I constantly experience people who love to label UK everything from a bunch of cheaters, racists, fake program, an NBA-factory, etc. It angers me a great deal, and I feel a need to defend my state and where I am from. I had an Indiana guy get in my face and tell me how me how much he hated Kentucky just because I had on a Kentucky shirt. I bleed blue through and through, and I told him that he was drunk, entitled to his view, but needed to get out of my face. My wife, who is a converted UK fan from New Jersey, constantly comments on how much crap I have to put up with. She feels a need to defend the Cats, too. So please think twice before you label me a lukewarm fan. I everything but one. I deal with a lot of Duke and North Carolina fans here, especially here in the Southeastern part of the state. The UNC fans have been fine, some of the Duke fans comment on UK’s lack of class (couch-burning, riots, etc). At the end of the day, we’re both obviously big fans. I think we can be adults and leave it at that.

  100. Rex's. mullet
    6:18 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I would rather UofL win than Indiana or Kansas. I can’t stand Tom Crean! Actually I’ve been thinking about it a lot and I really can’t stand Tom Crean.

  101. Tony
    6:34 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Any UK fan let alone a past player that cheers for those JARHEADS is s$&t in my book!

  102. Tony
    6:38 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Go Duke, NC, IU….go Taliban……anyone other then the UL scum !!!

  103. Jack
    7:10 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    To y, you’re a moron.

  104. J Jones
    11:13 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with patrick I would rather the trophy stay in the state then to go somewhere else. I can!t believe you people would rather have indiana duke or kansas win it than to see louisville win it all. I am big blue always,but if they can!t win it I pull for the state schools to win.