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Norlander: The reality is we’ll never forget this team


“When dreams end there’s never clarity. When dreams abruptly finish they can’t bring closure. There’s always that fog that you’ve got to clear out of.

Kentucky’s players will linger in that kind of haze through the night, into Sunday and for who knows how long after. Dreams end and you don’t feel shock: You feel confused. You feel puzzled…….”

I still can’t describe the feeling I feel as fan. Disappointment? Maybe. But only disappointment that this players won’t get what they deserve. A national championship. Luckily, Matt Norlander put together this amazing piece last night and he put into words exactly how I am sure a lot of BBN feels.

Read it here. It’s worth it.


Article written by Courtney Hessler

Ashley Judd is my spirit animal. Follow me on twitter at: @Hessler_KSR

6 Comments for Norlander: The reality is we’ll never forget this team

  1. DavidP19
    6:40 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    Good article. Avoid the comment section. What a bunch of a-holes !

  2. Lip Man 1
    6:46 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    When you think about it even though the players said it wasn’t a factor you simply have to believe that between trying to win a title AND going undefeated the pressure finally got to them.

    This was not the same team in the tournament as was back in November / December when they ran roughshod over the rest of college basketball.

    Look at the tournament… specifically the five games they played. They should have destroyed Hampton and didn’t…they let Cincinnati’s “thug-ball” get to them…the West Virginia game was the only one of the five where they played up to their potential…Notre Dame had them beat because UK couldn’t stop penetration and finally they had Wisconsin down four, six minutes to go…had them beat and let them off the hook capped off by three consecutive shot clock violations, which in 35 years of broadcasting games I’ve never seen before.

    Hindsight is always 20/20 but you wonder if this team would have been better off losing a game or two in the regular season and removing some of that pressure which probably got so intense as to make them tentative, hesitant and more “trying not to lose” than just going out and play.

    • nousername
      8:07 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

      A lot of people tried to argue this point during the season but called idiots and losers by the “powers that be” (in other words those who run KSR and believe they own UK basketball fandom).

    • WeareBBN
      9:34 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

      You also got to remember back in November we were way ahead of teams like UCLA, KU and UNC cause we had those valuable games in the Bahamas. This time of year all are on equal ground having played 35 plus games.

  3. 25OR624
    6:58 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    J.B. Homes won the SHELL Open in Houston!


    We need some positivity!


    BEAT the FN HURL outta doo kuh !

  4. 25OR624
    7:17 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    WISCONSIN got burned last year. That doesn’t heal. Last second heroics are important with 5 minutes to go. Let the cheese heads eat cake. And, I pray: Let them humiliate doo kuh! in a beat down tar tar!