Ah, the checkerboards. The ode to Secretariat is a pattern the Big Blue Nation loves to hate. Almost universally despised within the Kentucky fan base, apparently there are people who love Kentucky’s uniforms.
In one of the many silly brackets created for #content this week, Whitney Medworth of SB Nation completed one NCAA Tournament bracket based exclusively on each team’s uniforms. Not only did the Kentucky checkerboard uniforms advance, they made it all the way to the finals.
After a chalky opening three rounds, Kentucky’s checkerboards beat out Miami’s orange and Xavier’s traditional cut before falling to the Florida Gators in the finals.
Today we learned a valuable lesson: Mitch Barnhart isn’t the only person who likes the checkerboards.