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The worst is yet to come.

The general consensus of the average UK football (and Cincinnati Reds) fan.

Remember when we were wondering if we’d seen the lowest point of the season so far for Kentucky football?  Well, it turns out we haven’t.

In fact, not only have we not yet seen the low point for this year, we may be facing the lowest point of the last hundred years.  How’s that for a punch in the gut?  Saturday’s loss to Georgia, valiantly fought though it was, put UK’s all time record at 579-579-44, just exaaactly at .500.  Like, really, it’s razor’s edge stuff here.  And it’s official, because it’s on Wikipedia.  So, if the Cats lose to Mizzou this weekend, which isn’t a sure thing, that percentage will drop to 49.9%.  Surprise, right?  And true, it’s an almost infinitesimally small difference, in number, but it’s not at all small in significance.  It means that, in spite of all the University’s history, the Wildcats will have lost more football games than they’ve won.  Ever.  It’s deceptively simple-sounding, but still a big deal.  It’s a huge deal, actually.

According to my source, super sleuth @El_Browntown, the last time UK was under the .500 mark was 1902, when they went 3-5 with losses to Central U, Mooney School, and the Louisville YMCA.  So, for the last 110 years, no matter how bad things got, we could always say that yeah, we’ve lost a lot, but at least we’d won more games than we’d lost.  True, some of those games were against Morris Harvey (currently D-2 after getting their football team back in the last ten years) and the like, but there was still some specter of a bragging right there.

Soon, though?  We probably won’t even have that.  And not only that, but we can’t be sure when we’ be able to get back to .500 should we dip under it this week.  Sorry to dampen your spirits this morning.  Really.  This sucks.  But it is what it is.  And if disappointment from this realization can help to spur change, then it’s worth acknowledging.

On the plus side, UK All-Access Episode 2 airs tomorrow.  Hurray.

Article written by Corey Nichols

25 Comments for The worst is yet to come.

  1. barn
    9:02 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    oh the humanity. but what about all the moral victories?

  2. Lefty
    9:07 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Slipping under .500 doesn’t suck as much as this article.

  3. idea guy
    9:11 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s an idea – let’s name a rock (yeah, a rock) as the next AD. I would be willing to bet our football program would actually do better over the next 10 years. Just say’n…

    9:11 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

  5. Gay Ryan Lemond
    9:16 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    I hope Corey doesn’t get paid for these articles.

  6. CP
    9:18 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

  7. mcat29
    9:20 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Completely agree. It seems as though it’s no longer a prerequisite of a KSR writer to be able to write. Awful. Also, if our record was 3-5, then the last time we were under .500 would seem to be when we were 4-5.

  8. Devastation INC
    9:27 am October 23, 2012 Permalink


  9. Big Blue B-Rad
    9:28 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Why does Corey Nichols keep acting like wikipedia is the most reliable source? He knows anyone can change wikipedia right?

  10. RealTalk
    9:31 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    No article, poorly written as it may be, will ever be a worse read than the comment section. All you all do is bitch about everything. They are giving you a post an hour! Stop expecting times best sellers on here. Would you like for them to cite their work in MLA format as well? Would that help bring it up to your standards?

  11. wilDCat
    9:41 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    9.) Wikipedia has actually come to be known as an extremely reliable source. Technically anyone can edit it, but generally speaking it is very reliable still.

  12. Frank
    9:47 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    If we are currently at .500 we would’ve been below .500 between at the latest 2005 thru midway thru the 2008 season…y

  13. JLivermore
    9:49 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    The current athletic administration’s only answer to improving our football record has been to water down the non-conference schedule. That kind of action only delayed the inevitable. Rich Brooks’ SEC record was only fractions of a point better than Bill Curry’s. Barnhart is afraid to make a coaching change because he knows that the program has reached a level that no self-respecting football coach would take the job. It’s going to take a lot of money and a major long-term commitment to turn this thing around. Neither of which I see coming.

  14. Wiki
    9:54 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    My K S R page was actually just changed Now to update the world about this artical LOL

  15. HaHa
    9:55 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    #9 and 11… I think he was being sarcastic by stating he got his source from wikipedia. Was actually a little humor he was throwing in. KSR has always tried to throw a little humor at us from time to time.

  16. cappy
    9:57 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    #10 thank you so very much. needed to be said long ago. corey seems to be theirf punching back since bti left. believe these posters need to read the site motto… uk news brought to u in th emost ridiculous manner possible.

  17. CB
    10:05 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    “Super sleuth”? I prefer the term “gumshoe.” You know, like the kids from “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”

  18. wow
    10:05 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    @16 what does “theirf punching back since bti left” mean?

  19. HicksPickSix
    10:45 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    …and Corey dials in another one. Stick to rewriting/paraphrasing links, because no one believes you have any inside “sources” other than the ones any of us could easily find on Google. Stick to law school, pal. Sports writing isn’t your cup of tea. Hell, it isn’t even your cup of water.

  20. Glaring101
    11:06 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Erm, yeah, pretty sure that “Wiki” comment was supposed to be sarcasm.

    Zero respect for Reds fans though. yankee-lovin’ good-for-nothin’s. I get so
    ashamed of ppl in the Commonweath who can’t even support Southern Sports,
    yet they are “Bleed Blue” UK fans. Word, people. We are in the SEC. At least
    have the decency to pull for the Cards or Braves.

  21. Travis
    11:30 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    20.) You must be joking… I certainly don’t think the author should’ve compared the plights of UK Football fans to Cincinnati Reds fans. But for you to spend 3 hours thinking of that irrelevant comment to post makes me want to believe you’re just being facetious. Hope so.

  22. rick
    11:46 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Hell you didnt dampen my spirits, i thought our winning % would be around 30%

  23. Big Whoop
    12:01 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe we should keep joker and pick up that 1902 schedule.

  24. Unknown Fan
    12:11 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    WHO threw out the “moral” victories????? THAT alone would put UK football at .999

  25. bigfoot
    3:50 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t wait for the day Corey Nichols will write a good article.