Dennis Berman, Wall Street Journal writer and lifelong Louisville fan, spent the weekend in Lexington to cover his Cards in the second and third rounds of the NCAA tournament.
After seeing his team dominate in the first two games of its seemingly imminent title run, Berman led off his account of the trip to Rupp Arena with talk of a team that isn’t even participating in this year’s tournament: the Kentucky Wildcats.
The first two sentences: “They are building a new Death Star here in Lexington. By November, it will be fully operational, a University of Kentucky basketball team deploying the planet-annihilating skills of the single greatest recruiting class in the sport’s 100-plus-year history.”
Over half of Berman’s article is about Kentucky basketball and the 2013 recruiting class, not the Louisville Cardinals, his favorite team and the tournament favorite. He gives the ol’ backhanded compliment to Calipari’s squad next season while sharing Pitino’s “We don’t play the game for the lottery draft; We play the game for Louisville” comment from Saturday.
He ends it like this: “A new Death Star is forming on the horizon. Kentucky fans will never say it. But they know: It’s hollow inside.”
Big Blue Nation disagrees.
You’d think a Louisville fan would know about being hollow inside, too. I’m sure he’s seen Louisville’s trophy case.