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Remember Last Year’s Spring Game? Good Times.


After yesterday’s news that the University has distributed a little over 60,000 tickets for tonight’s Blue/White Game, I figured now was as an appropriate time as ever to salute the 4,500 brave souls who occupied Commonwealth Stadium for last year’s game. If you are on the fence about going right now, this picture speaks for itself. What Mark Stoops has done in his 4 months in Lexington is so extraordinary that I’m not sure I even believe it yet. Where Kentucky is as a football program now is light years ahead of this time last year, and not just recruiting-wise either. The Big Blue Nation is in the business of crashing live streams of high school FOOTBALL players’ college announcements now, and it’s not that we’ve never cared, it’s that we’ve never been given a reason to care. When Stoops took over, he said that he wanted to someday to take Kentucky to an SEC Championship and so far, I can’t say that anything he’s done has worked to the contrary.


Tonight’s game is big for not only the players, but the fans as well. The new coaching staff out on the recruiting trail is selling the Big Blue Nation to recruits, and without a game under their collective belts, some top-flight talent has bought into what the coaching staff has pitched. 60,000 people to the Spring Game in Commonwealth would be a major statement and proof of the shift in the mindset of the Big Blue faithful from the fragile place we crawled out of 4 months ago. So come out, enjoy a nice day at Keeneland, play some cornhole in the Commonwealth parking lot, and drink away a beautiful Saturday that ends with the first look at the Mark Stoops Kentucky football team in person.


Don’t forget to party responsibly, there will be a $1 shuttle running back and forth from Keeneland to Commonwealth Stadium throughout the day. Also, make sure you’re back for the CatWalk at 5:15 to welcome the players and coaches into the stadium at Gate 1. Go Big Blue/White!

Article written by Will Totten

Born in Indiana and raised in Louisville, I am the unlikeliest UK fan.

13 Comments for Remember Last Year’s Spring Game? Good Times.

  1. KYStout
    2:41 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Any guess on what our actual attendance will be this year?

    Saw where UL is estimating 33,000 in attendance for their game already going on.

  2. KYStout
    2:43 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the Cats pull in over 40,000 today.

  3. Truthbetold
    2:50 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Sports Line is reporting that Wiggins will be on the 50 yard line at halftime committing to the Cats!!

  4. JKUK
    3:34 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    @3 dude, don’t joke about that… you’ll get my hopes up

  5. Merlins
    3:41 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    anyone know when and where that guy is holding his M&M tournament this weekend?

  6. high speed modium
    3:51 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    This is a great site. A lot of traffic after a two win football season and NIT basketball season

    I can’t wait to see what happens after a three win football and them twins get here

  7. Scott
    3:54 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Yo Will, What time does Matt do the pregame show?

  8. Sandy
    3:57 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    I wish Joker were here.

  9. How Pathetic
    3:59 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    We can hardly wait until you post again #6. You have only one direction to go and I think you know what that is.

  10. high speed modium
    4:01 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    This is a great site and I, well, I…… I think you can see both ends of the spectrum here.

  11. Downcline
    4:06 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Just saw a pic posted on facebook from Papa John’s…there’s not a chance there’s 33,000 there. Not. A. Chance.

  12. Downcline
    4:13 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    I am also very alone. Please pay attention to me. Please. Right. Now.

  13. Bluekzu
    4:47 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville, KY being such a grand metropolis and cultural hub, it’s no surprise attendance is always an issue. The UL fans are much too distracted by all of the quaint “art and culture” (read into that what you will) around them to sell out a first round NCAA game in which they’re the overall #1 seed 70 miles away, much less a football practice.