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The Reason We Celebrate #LouisvilleHateDay

Good Morning Everyone! Happy #LouisvilleHateDay. For the fifth consecutive year, we kick off the Thursday before UK-UL with #LouisvilleHateDay. It is a tradition unlike any other and I am here to deliver KSR’s version of Jim Nantz’s “Hello Friends.” For those of us at KSR, #LouisvilleHateDay epitomizes how we believe Kentucky sports are best covered…as fans, doing fan things and enjoy the fun aspects of college sports. And there is very little more fun than hating your rival, especially when it is Louisville. No fan base has more delusional, absurdist elements than Cardinal Nation and no group gives more material ripe for the picking than the marketing geniuses behind the phenomenon #L1C4.

Now we know, some of you don’t like #LouisvilleHateDay. The complaints usually fall into the three categories. First are those that believe that hating people is wrong and that word should not be used. But of course, we assume you realize that we don’t really hate Louisville or its fans. We hate them in the fun sense, similar to how you might hate broccoli, kudzu or Nickelback. If we see a Louisville fan in distress, we would most certainly help them after we put on our latex gloves and fumigated them for all transmittable diseases. Louisville fans are just like us, human beings. And even as a lesser form of us, they remain one in the bond of God’s love.


Second, there are those that think we should not act like Louisville exists at all and that by hating Louisville, we are somehow justifying them as a rival. While saying “Louisville Doesn’t Exist” is fun, clearly they do exist. The last time I checked, I reside in this fair city and for the most part, I find it a great place to live. We can’t hold against the city, those of its residents who choose to make irrational choices. When you go to Disney World, you don’t judge the quality of the rides or Mickey Mouse and his friends by the fat family from Iowa wearing fanny packs and eating oversized suckers do you? Well we don’t judge Louisville the metropolitan area by its Cardinal eye-tatted residents who use homophobic slurs and threaten to punch handsome bloggers. Louisville clearly exists and #LouisvilleHateDay is just an acknowledgement of that fact.


And finally, there are those of you who think it somehow demeans us to make jokes about all things Cardinal. We respectfully disagree. If a man gets kicked in the nuts, we as humans are ingrained to laugh. It is in our DNA. Similarly, when a male Louisville fan throws up L’s in a belly shirt with a visible tramp stamp while rocking a flat-bill hat, it is our duty as free thinking people to laugh. Making fun of Louisville is in that way a statement about humanity in general, and the rights of free citizens in particular. You may think that laughing at this guy is somehow mean or disrespectful:


But actually, when you laugh at him, what you are really saying is “I am standing up for my rights in this great land to be who I really am and not what society says I should be.” Louisville fans speak to our most primal cravings for ridiculousness. All we are doing on #LouisvilleHateDay is acknowledging that fact.

So sit back today and enjoy. The Louisville fans will be angry, but don’t listen to them. They are just jealous that they have no similar event of their own that doesn’t involve checking in with their parole officers. It is #LouisvilleHateDay and for that reason, it is time to dance:

Article written by Matt Jones

35 Comments for The Reason We Celebrate #LouisvilleHateDay

  1. KyKiller
    8:07 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    and louisville sucks

  2. Jarrod
    8:09 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    That video is the greatest thing of all time. I could honestly watch it all day long and laugh every time. I would like to shake the guy’s/girl’s hand that recorded that.

  3. Fake_Sue_Wylie
    8:09 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Ewww red

  4. Nathan
    8:11 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Reading this post is so much better than opening gifts on Christmas morning.

  5. Beavis
    8:13 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    GOT PITINO,,,,,guess they have to pay a royalty to Karen for each one of those they sell. Yep,,,Louisville fans,,,you have something there to be real proud of. After all 15 second Rick cast your city and university in such a positive light.

  6. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    8:15 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Who is god? I’ve never heard of it before.

  7. ChrisLoftonsSlowFeet
    8:21 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Great Column! Surely there is more than 11 seconds of the dancing fan somewhere? please say there is!

  8. bigbluejon
    8:24 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Look out! It’s a giant chicken! Think the guy beside it just carted. Hate hate hate

  9. RD
    8:24 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    A tour de force on LouisvilleHate phenomenon! All without once using the word “linebeard”.

  10. bigbluejon
    8:24 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    *farted damn auto corrector

  11. Jenny Craig Pitino
    8:26 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    UL should come out with shirts that say, “HAD PITINO?”.

  12. UK Erin
    8:28 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville Hate Day…. Cue music ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’

  13. bluefan
    8:30 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Happy Hate Day, BBN!!!!

  14. gr8ness
    8:36 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    DAMN, the Tards say we have trailer park trash. Some of the pics above prove to me that the city of Loserville is where a large percentage of the Carnies from. Looks like a freak show at the county fair. #louisvillehateday

  15. rackem
    8:49 am August 30, 2012 Permalink does anybody got the dancing girls
    Number???? Hottie!!
    I’m actually grateful sec won’t allow alcohol sales

  16. Vin Diesel
    8:56 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    That’s Right!, I’m a Louisville fan.

  17. Logic
    9:05 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    This post gave absolutely no evidence for why UK fans should hate Louisville, except for saying UofL fans are homophobic and can’t dance. First, I doubt UK fans would like fan bases to be judged on things like progressiveness and tolerance. Second, if UofL fans are ridiculous for dancing poorly, then no middle aged UK fans are no longer to try the Shizz (aka John Wall dance)

    Also, am I the only one who realizes that the references to “line beards” and flat-billed hats is completely, 100% racially coded language?

  18. Logic
    9:11 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    #14 – Anything asserted using only anecdotal evidence can be dismissed using only anecdotal evidence. Your argument is invalid.

  19. BobKYCats
    9:14 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Charlie Strong, Rick Pitino, and their respective Dirty Bird teams were standing on the banks of the Kentucky River, looking east toward Lexington, where their greatest rivals resided, the ones who time and again made the Cardinals appear to be a NAIA D-II kind of program.

    Seeing them standing there, John Calipari, Joker Phillips, and their respective teams journeyed to their side of the river and stared back at the filthy little birds, not saying anything, just staring, because no talk is needed when another championship banner has been hung in Lexington.

    Fuming, Pitino turned to Strong and said, “we can’t take this anymore, let’s get rid of them!” Strong agreed, and so they and their athletes began lobbing sticks of dynamites across the river at the superior forces stationed there.

    Calipari and Joker smiled. The day was theirs. They and their players lit the sticks of dynamite and threw them back.

  20. Musehobo
    9:53 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    17) It’s not racially coded language at all, though I see what you’re getting at. The point is, it’s mostly white guys that act/dress this way. Although I’m not afraid to admit that this phenomena originated in the black culture. Regardless of who started it, or who does it, it’s ridiculous. But this is how we go back and forth, we say you all are thugs, you say we are all hicks. Anyone who brings race into the friendly banter should shutup, regardless of who’s side you’re on.

  21. Head Bussa
    10:10 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    17 — How is it racially coded when the combo of line-beards and flat-bills are mostly worn by white dudes trying to be black? I grew up in Louisville and I have seen first-hand over the years that there has been this trend of the average white Louisville fan wearing clothes that ALWAYS looks best on African-Americans. These white Louisville wannabe thugs actually take African-American style and often times make it look like some type of silly costume on their pale skin by adding the ultimate “thug accessories.” These usually include, but aren’t limited to, fake gold-framed sunglasses, the black Adidas winter knit cap, Adidas wrist bands and/or head band, large earrings, and RIP and crucifix-related tattoos all over. Many of these guys will add some type of multi-colored Timberland boots with their overly baggy jeans, or all-white Reebok and/or Puma walking shoes with their overly baggy shorts.

  22. Sypher's aborted fetus
    10:18 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    I think that girl dancing in the video is “jill”…the UofL troll that posts on here constantly.

  23. bumpy21
    10:58 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Jinkees…. that girl has a huge “FUPA”

  24. UL Sucks Donkey Balls
    10:58 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    17. It can’t be racially coded language when it’s true when most young, white, male UL fans take an urban style and fail miserably making it their own UL costume. They look like clowns and deserve to be mercilessly ridiculed.

  25. Logic
    11:19 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    20,21,24 – You just proved my point exactly. Your premise that you’re only making fun of white guys wanting to be black is, first, ipso facto racially coded language because you’re making fun of people for trying to look like a different race; and second, making fun of something that represents a certain culture (read: black people) is simply making fun of that culture unless a clear and precise distinction is made. It would be like saying that ‘yamakas are stupid and ridiculous and people who wear them are stupid and ridiculous’ and pretending not to be saying something anti-semitic.

  26. Head Bussa
    11:42 am August 30, 2012 Permalink

    25 — Your name is “Logic” but you are being illogical. Yes, we are making fun of white dudes who think they are black. We are not making fun of African-Americans and their culture in any way whatsoever.

  27. Logic
    12:16 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    #20 said:
    “I’m not afraid to admit that this phenomena originated in the black culture.”
    #21 said:
    “take African-American style”
    #24 referenced “urban style” (and we obviously know what “urban” means in this context)
    So, clearly, you guys were talking about black culture.
    21 referenced “silly costume[s]” and “thug accessories”, and 24 referenced “looking like clowns”
    So, clearly, you guys are saying that things indicative of that culture are silly, thuggish, and/or clownish.

    Using basic syllogism, you can see how I arrived at the conclusion that racially coded language was being used.

    Also, 26, please point to a logically fallacy that I made in a previous post and please address the points that I made as opposed to just restating your conclusion. If you do these two things correctly, I’ll concede the point. Until then, I’ll have to continue to win this argument.

  28. Meeksfor3
    12:26 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    @logic….If a male fan base wore dresses all the time a rival fan base would definitely make fun of the clothing they wear. That doesnt mean they are sexist or hate women. Thats a stupid example but so is bringing up race when its all just having fun to promote a rivalry.

  29. Logic
    12:33 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    28 – I think that is a mostly valid analogy, actually. However, I should point out that it requires the assumption that men shouldn’t wear dresses and thus, white guys shouldn’t wear “urban” clothing.

    And you’re right, this should be a fun rivalry where insults should fly back and forth freely. And while I believe that constitutionally you should be able to say whatever you’d like, there are lines that I’ve seen crossed plenty of times (i.e. racism, homophobia, and more specifically, insults aimed at Darius Ashley on Twitter). Calling people out for crossing those lines doesn’t make me the bad guy and it doesn’t make me the guy that taking the fun away from the rivalry.

    But good response, that is the first actual argument I’ve faced on the board.

  30. 15 seconds of fame
    12:35 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    @logic… Butt hurt much? Must suck to have no sense of humor.

  31. Logic
    12:40 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    #30 – That’s an ad hominem argument. You don’t know me, and instead of criticizing my arguments, you make a statement about me. Please criticize any argument I make, but criticizing me as a person only makes one of us look bad (hint, it’s not me).

  32. Real Logic
    3:47 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Explain to me FUBU……..what it stands for………and why I can’t make fun of white people wearing it.

  33. Logic
    4:40 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    32 – Explain to me camo/fish hook hats. I don’t understand FUBU as a fashion style, but FUBU is just a symbol in this context. People here aren’t making fun of white guys wearing FUBU, they’re making fun of white guys trying to be black. That has racial undertones that I’m uncomfortable with.

  34. Real Logic
    7:36 pm August 30, 2012 Permalink

    Camo/fish hook hats don’t use a label to categorize a certain race or gender. You should be just as upset with a brand that uses For Us By Us to promote “urban street wear”. You wanna know why people associate African Americans with urban style clothing; have an inner city black man (Daymond John) create a brand specifically targeting African Americans. I’ve got news for you, white guys wearing FUBU and trying to be black is funny. Just like you in a dress acting like a woman would be funny, assuming you are a male. Only you gave this discussion racial undertones.

  35. BleedingBlue79
    5:27 am September 1, 2012 Permalink

    Very first photo on the post, third guy from the left = HUGE douchebag. Went to UK but couldn’t cut it, for whatever reason, and transferred to UofL. You should’ve seen this guy’s line beard once upon a time…it was epic.