I know it’s only the 22nd, but if you saw this commercial on ESPN2 during the game last night, you surely were sufficiently inspired to realize that it’s time to start mentally and physically preparing for the rivalry game on New Year’s Eve. The Cats play two games before this epic showdown at Rupp (tomorrow vs. Loyola MD and next Wednesday vs. Lamar). While the team isn’t allowed to overlook games, that doesn’t preclude us fans from thinking ahead.
As you can see from this CN2 promo video (starring your’s truly in my television debut, except for that deep voice), face painting is one obvious way to go. If you’re going to the game, donning the most outrageous get-up may necessitate a solid coat of blue and white. Even if you’re sitting at home, over-the-top outfits are fine in my book. The game airs on CBS at noon, so a little pre-gaming action would take an early morning effort. But that fact that the game is on CBS means that the fans at the game need to be going crazy the entire time, and I’m sure they will be.
So start doing your push-ups if you plan to go shirtless. Create your best signs. If you want to prepare for the game like Pitino, cheat on your wife the night before at an Italian restaurant. If you want to prepare like Chane Behanan, get a “Kentucky’s Finest” tattoo on your chest. Because that’s what the Cats are, and they’ll prove it on NYE. We’ll be able to shut those Louisville fans up for at least one day with this game (hopefully). Get your lungs ready for an afternoon full of screaming and cheering.
So, tell us – what are your plans for the big game?