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What would you be willing to give up for number 8?

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Only one more day until we get to see our cats play at home again and dominate those Chattanooga Mocs. While we all wait patiently, I’m bringing you something to ponder over this Friday morning. Since the Calipari era began, it seems that every year our wildcats have a serious chance at winning the national title. Calipari is not only a top recruiter, he knows how to bring out the most in his players and coach them to their highest potential.

You can look at Terrence Jones and see how much his game has improved from last season to this year (with the exception of the game I refuse to bring up). His overall ball handling and shooting has improved, and I can’t imagine his skill level being anywhere near as good as it is now if he would have entered the NBA draft instead of deciding to play for UK another year. You can also look at Josh Harrelson, who recently signed with the Knicks and see just how much he improved under Calipari’s direction compared to the dark years under Gillispie. Looking at Harrelson in 09′ no one could imagine him as a player who would be able to lead our team to our first final four appearance since 98′ when we also won our last title. While it’s hard to motivate a player, and bring out the best in them when you make them sit in a bathroom stall and ride in an equipment van home, Calipari brought out the best in Harrelson and made him into a player that was able to be drafted and live out his dream. Amazing. Disney is no longer the place where dreams come true, Kentucky is.

As long as Calipari is the coach of Kentucky, he will continue to bring in top recruiting classes, as he has done, and he will continue to coach our players into amazing athletes. With our team this year, being one of the best I’ve seen at UK since 96′, it seems that number 8 is within our reach, which brings me to my next point…

Yahoo Sports recently completed a survey that found that 1 of 5 college football fans would go without sex for a year if it ensured their team would win a national championship. Yeah… you read that right. Since UK is a basketball school, I pose this question in terms of winning the National Title this year. What would you be willing to give up if it ensured that UK would get number 8? Personally I would pretty much give up anything… I would even consider not watching sports for an entire year, if it meant I got to see the 2011-2012 national championship banner being hung in Rupp next year.

I asked some other people what they would be willing to sacrifice if it ensured their team won a national championship and their responses were surprising. Calipari said he would be willing to give up Orange Leaf for a year (gasp), I asked Louisville fans what they would be willing to give up and they said they would sacrifice their line beard and flat bills for a year, and Billy G said he would be willing to give up alcohol for a year (obviously kidding, Billy G would never give up alcohol).

So what is it UK fans… what are you willing to sacrifice to hang that championship banner in Rupp next year?

Here’s to another win tomorrow on our road for number 8… Go Cats!

Article written by Tara Bilby

73 Comments for What would you be willing to give up for number 8?



  1. bobby pete
    9:04 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would personally give up my sister. and my right testy



  2. JPhelps
    9:08 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I’d give up the football team winning any more games for 5-10 years… Wait, that’s a possibility anyway right!



  3. TShlew
    9:10 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    The name of this writer sounds familiar… I’m going to do a little research to see if I know you.



  4. Pitino
    9:11 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up a unborn child to win another title



  5. josh
    9:11 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would be willing to give up the NFL forever.



  6. ashland cat
    9:11 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    First born. Its still pending but yea, my first born…



  7. josh
    9:12 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    MLB, NHL and any level soccer as well..



  8. ball&chain
    9:13 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    psssssshh…….Easy, my wife



  9. OsamaBinLaden
    9:14 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    My life



  10. Bristow
    9:15 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    1 of 5 college football fans wouldn’t have sex that year anyway.



  11. LeX
    9:16 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    My sense of dignity.



  12. DJOKIE
    9:18 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Great first post…..I’d give up creeping on celebs on twitter.



  13. UKFAN
    9:20 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Great Post!



  14. Jordonsmom
    9:20 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    LOVE the topic….I’d give up talking to my children everyday…Oh, wait I can hear them celebrating now!!!



  15. ball&chain
    9:21 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    my wife and my kids



  16. stevem
    9:23 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I’d give up my animosity toward Louisville. If we won #8, U of L wouldn’t even be in the conversation anymore.



  17. ksrLine4
    9:23 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    _______________



  18. Nothing?
    9:24 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Ok, ok, I’d give up a win against IU to win a title in the same year. 🙂



  19. Jerry
    9:25 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Well I would definatley not give up sex for a year!!!Do the math 365 days in a year and 1 national championship in a year.365 days of loving or 1 time a year to feel good!I love Ky Basketball but not that much!I would give up breakfast for a year!!!



  20. BlueInMI
    9:25 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up fast food and soft drinks for a title. My spare tire would hopefully be gone by the time Coach Cal is hoisting that Naismith trophy.



  21. Michae the 'Iron Lotus'
    9:26 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Great post!!!! I’d give up my maybach! *rick Ross voice*



  22. SexnNursinHomes
    9:28 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would let Tara Bilby chop off my testicles with a meat clever.



  23. Hoss
    9:29 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I’m willing to give up Joker Phillips



  24. ball&chain
    9:29 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Sex = yes
    Guns = ehh maybe
    Buying Guns = yes
    Wife = yep
    kids = yep
    hunting = ehh maybe
    harassing UL FANs in my office = deal



  25. Hell yes
    9:32 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up masterbating in public restrooms!!!!!!!!



  26. moldan
    9:32 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Would you give up watching Kentucky THIS year if it meant they would win it all? They would raise the banner but you wouldn’t be able to enjoy it along the way.



  27. Hoss
    9:34 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I’d give 50 years of football irrelevance…

    Wait…



  28. symphonist
    9:35 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I’d be willing to give up referring to Coach K. as “Ratface” for a year.



  29. CB#00
    9:35 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up monster energy drinks, no wait… it would be FX shows, no.. I would give up one of my sisters (have 5 of them)



  30. Ron Burgundy
    9:37 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    not only would i give up sex i’d break up with with her for #8



  31. Hoss
    9:38 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I’d give up Mason Co.



  32. JIMMIEUKFAN
    9:38 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I won’t watch a single UK football game in 2012. Heck, throw in 2013 also so we can win back to back championships;)



  33. fb>bb
    9:38 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would take a BCS bowl over #8.



  34. FemaleWildcat
    9:40 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    If a guy says he’d give up sex for a year, his girl must not be doing it right…



  35. HoosierGuy
    9:45 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    For #6 i would have a foursome with my sister, dad, grandma and dog, again.



  36. Don
    9:49 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up nothing, because it would imply the chance of failure! #8 here we come.



  37. Don
    9:50 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    and #34…you give us guys too much credit. All we need is a willing female and an oriface. #truthhurts



  38. Ryan Lemond
    9:51 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up drinking for $33 a day for a year!



  39. cpacat
    9:52 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    With your “sex logic”, I think I have earned about championships already!! I’ll take those in a row please!!



  40. Hal's for Cal
    9:52 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Does anyone else think these temps are better than some of the regulars?



  41. cpacat
    9:53 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    SB “3 championships”



  42. ashland cat
    9:55 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up KSR for a year. Hell, might just start that right now…



  43. Sandusky
    9:59 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up showering with little boys and having them stay the night to have pants parties. Well….. What about just giving up my coaching job?



  44. Mikee Mike
    9:59 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    That survey just tells me that 1 out of 5 football fans is a women



  45. Dhatsthetruth
    10:04 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I agree with #12, Sorry Ashley Judd.



  46. Jd
    10:05 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Theres no way in the world I would give up any kind of sex for any team trophy.



  47. anonymous
    10:12 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Amazing post!! You should write more often! I would be willing to give up eating pickles, and if you know me this is a challenge.



  48. CatGrad7072
    10:12 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    32. I’d give up Joker. Heck, along the lines of your post, I’m not watching until he’s gone anyway. Joker goes, 8 arrives.



  49. Handsome Jimmy
    10:15 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Hell Id give up my XXXXL Payton Siva jersey.



  50. Brew Crew
    10:17 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    10. Best. Comment.

    If you said you’d guarantee #8 in 2012, I’d give up next season. We lose 6 to the draft, have a mediocre (20 wins, 6 seed in NCAA tourney in 2013). I’d give up losses this year to IU, UofL AND Tennessee. If you guaranteed #8



  51. crazy
    10:18 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up my manhood and become a lesbian



  52. crazy
    10:19 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    actually thats not giving up anything, being a lesbo still requires being with women…….



  53. #Rise
    10:21 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I am married, I give up sex all the time. Wouldn’t phase me, so yes bring on #8



  54. Old man sleeping in lower arena
    10:28 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Coming to this website



  55. wook master
    10:29 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I’d sell my van that I live in next to mcconnel springs, close my tab at rosebud, go back ad finish my degree at LCC, and shave my incredibly nappy wook beard.



  56. QUICKIE RICKEY
    10:30 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    @51, I’m already a lesbian trapped in a man’s body. I’d give up my booth at Porchini’s



  57. Stuck in Va.
    10:38 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Sex is too easy…there are other creative ways to fill that void.



  58. cayuts
    11:04 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up my college education for #8.



  59. HipsterCat
    11:37 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Allen Edwards had that dunk against UCLA in the 1998 tournament.

    He also had a huge and-one against Georgia, AT Georgia in 1996 that was a huge play to help us win. Remember, that was a Tubby Smith team that was great, and they gave UK all they wanted.



  60. Mark Wilson
    11:41 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up all fast food and sex gor a year to get #8



  61. warrior
    12:26 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I hate Chattanooga with every fiber of my body.



  62. Go Deep
    12:34 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    We could give up all the outhouses in Indiana. Those people are nasty anyway.



  63. WhateverItTakesfor#8
    1:20 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    3 toes and 2 fingers



  64. Beth Brashears
    1:58 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Good job Tara!! Always knew we were friends for a good reason… the love of UK ball.. Tara, I would give up Halloween and all other costume parties… I would even give up the memory of you dressed as a lion or whatever you were in high school.. hahhahahaha



  65. tooblueforyou
    2:09 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    im willing to give up a loss to indiana



  66. BIG E
    2:12 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    i would give up 10 losses in regular season play this year..including Louisville!!



  67. peepee
    2:20 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I’d give up being with Ashley Judd for a year.



  68. Matt I
    2:20 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I’m a college student in Cincinnati interested in doing this. How would I get I’m touch with you about it? Thank you



  69. jack
    2:24 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up Mtn Dew for a year.



  70. Colorado Cat
    3:09 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would give up “gerbling”



  71. ChemEN3
    3:17 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Anything but Kentucky Sports Radio!! I can’t live without KSR!!



  72. david ball
    4:38 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    sex for a year?? self-gratification aside, I am twice divorced…so that’s an easy one to get rid of…I would abstain from sex, Mtn. Dew, smokes, (insert other vices here), and live the life of the chastened…but I’m greedy…I think UK will win #8 this year without my sacrifices…but would do that to finally pass UCLA as the all-time champs win total…so…only 5 more to go…get em Cal (should have had two already)



  73. GayfUK
    5:54 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    I would probably stop jerking off to my Coach Cal poster, and probably only le TJ pump me in the ass once a week instead of the four times he is used too!