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Poll Results: BBN Twitter prefers UK’s run over Villanova’s

On Tuesday we brought up the discussion of Kentucky’s nine-year run versus Villanova’s nine-year run, and which you would prefer as a fan.

On one hand, you have UK’s one title, four Final Fours, the NBA stars, the fun and the gold standard; on the other, you have Villanova’s two titles, but seven tournament appearances that didn’t go past the Sweet 16.

We put it to a poll on Twitter and the 24-hour results are now in: 71 percent picked Kentucky’s run over Villanova’s.

I suppose this is a little skewed considering it was put out to Matt’s followers on Twitter, which is a UK dominant crowd. But I agree with the 71 percent… Give me nine years of fun and being in contention with only one title, over seven years of early exits and two titles.

Jay Wright’s suits win over Calipari’s though. That’s a landslide victory.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

27 Comments for Poll Results: BBN Twitter prefers UK’s run over Villanova’s



  1. empiremaker
    11:47 am April 4, 2018 Permalink

    who is 29%? 5-10% is reasonable expectation but 29% preferring Nova is bit high.



  2. empiremaker
    11:49 am April 4, 2018 Permalink

    I like my Coach, I like my station in college basketball life.



  3. Bleedblueky
    12:17 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Thanks Coach Cal to give BBN the most exciting & the best nine years of UK Basketball and we’ll pray for your staying until retirement 🙂



    • plumloopy
      1:39 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Hmmm… perhaps compare to ’91-’99 UK for best modern nine year periods?

      ’91 – The rise from the ashes (no tourny)
      ’92 – Elite Eight, “greatest game” v Duke
      ’93 – Final Four
      ’94 – 2nd Rd
      ’95 – Elite Eight
      ’96 – Champs
      ’97 – RU
      ’98 – Champs
      ’99 – Elite Eight



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:36 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Um, you used two different coaches…..



  4. MatCauthon
    12:46 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    What do you guys think of getting Wright as head coach after Cal retires.



    • Han
      12:58 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      He literally already turned us down. And that was before he won 2 titles at Nova. He is not leaving that school until he retires.



  5. BigBluSoTru
    1:24 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Sorry two championships trump 1 and multiple final fours in the same period. Especially considering Cal has had either the 1st or 2nd recruiting classes in those periods .Villanova classes didn’t come close only our stupid fanbase would except Cals faults.



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:37 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      LOL “our” fanbase… LOLOLOL

      BigBluSoTru May 17, 2015 at 11:23 pm | Permalink | Reply
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      Does’nt surprise me one bit .Cal is nothing more than smoke and mirrors

      BigBluSoTru May 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm | Permalink
      let’s be honest as great of a salesman recruiter Cal is he doe’s not develop players. I’m sorry he does not get any credit whatsoever about Rose , Tyreke and the list goes on of already made players. The twins came to UK with can’t miss NBA hype and three years later . We see the results and no i’m not a troll sometimes you have to be honest with what you see rather than feel in the heart. And the eyes don’t lie

      BigBluSoTru May 4, 2015 at 7:29 pm | Permalink
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      So i guess you really think after signing a million dollar check. He will be sitting at the kitchen table every night on his apple tablet completing online courses. LOL! Hey college student heres a 1,000 complete this crap please.

      BigBluSoTru May 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm | Permalink
      Timberwolves will pick Okafor they need fire power plus they have defensive front court guys already.

      BigBluSoTru May 15, 2015 at 11:17 pm | Permalink
      Okay what have i said any more or less stupid than any other retard on here? It’s obvious u are idiot to go through all that! That’s why we are labled as crazy. Thing is i know i’m from eastern ky and proud of it . Town right next to Matt

      BigBluSoTru October 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Permalink
      So now that Chane is going too be back soon guess this article is mute.

      BigBluSoTru October 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
      Just shows Rick wsa doing it big before Cal ever had that kind of status.

      BigBluSoTru October 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
      Siva is with the pistons morron and Chris Smith was picked up with the Knicks learn some things.

      BigBluSoTru May 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm | Permalink
      Here we go with this over hyped Fb crap .. Stop the Flordia talk we are not and what in your ignorant minds think we have arrived to beat the Gators yet. Grease the goal post yell you are right . Those things do get a bit rusty without touchdowns from the home team going threw em.

      BigBluSoTru October 7, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
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      Find it quite strange how all ksr does is talk about Louisville and thug team. Well all the serious criminal activity has been coming from Stoops troops. Hmmm Matt !

      BigBluSoTru July 24, 2015 at 7:26 pm | Permalink
      This is the year we win the East , and looking at the players and the way Alabama played last year and the coaching hires and talent . I don’t see us losing in the Sec championship game to Alabama Saban said he feared UK more than any other team from the east.

      BigBluSoTru July 25, 2015 at 1:09 am | Permalink
      Clarrett being here ain’t gonna change UK football sorry. Marrow just helping put a little channge into a relatives pocket beleive me he aint here for free.

      BigbluSoTru January 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink
      Matt keeps up the fb recruiting drama, because we will constantly like today live on this propaganda made up hype site, putting money in his pockets. Have to give Matt credit for the business savy, of taking advantage of no life having 40-60 something uk idiots



    • J-Dub421
      2:42 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Moron, please return to grade school and learn the difference between except and accept; they mean different things.



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:42 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      There are dumb commenters on this site, but BigBlu takes the top spot.



    • Luether
      4:53 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Agree that ‘ships are what really count…



    • satcheluk
      10:26 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Nope.



  6. sardiscat
    1:43 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Two titles are more fun than one. Anything less than a title makes the entire off season no fun, particularly when the whole team leaves after each season and we have to spend the first four months of the following season watching a bunch of freshmen playing ugly basketball through most of it.



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:38 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      I’m sure you would’ve been patient with Jay Wright during the seven years prior to the titles.

      I’m sure.



  7. njCat
    2:09 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Without two miracle final four runs (‘11 & ‘14), Cal’s resume is pretty pedestrian. Nowhere near what Pitino achieved.

    Average final ranking of 13 is about the same as Tubby and Hall – two coaches that were essentially run off.



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:41 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Without John Wooden’s 10 National Championships, his career was pretty pedestrian, too.

      You shouldn’t leave out facts to fit your narrative. Makes you look dumb.

      It also took 7 years for Pitino to get his ring at UK, vs three for Cal.



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:42 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Oh, and 8-1… 😉

      #L1C8



    • callitlikeiseeit
      3:12 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Anyone who bashes or tries to downgrade what Pitinio did for UK is a fool, make that Fool. Had he stayed at UK, {he often says he wishes he had but who could turn down that money} we would be in the mid teens in titles right now. Also Titles {not NBA players that you don’t get to know} are what we play for so I will take 2 over 1 any day. Facts are right now Nova is “the gold standard” and they are “college basketball”. Unless all of this years team returns to add to the FR, or Gabriel makes some huge progress, we will not be a conteneder next year either. If Cal could not win it with the 38-1 team he is not likely to ever win another title. Is a reason with all the talent at his 3 stops he only won 1 title.



    • UK Big Board Update
      3:20 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, but Cal’s team beat Rick’s best team in 96 with a bunch of scrubs and a Marcus Camby. Also, Cal already won a title, with a 38-2 team. And Rick and his staff hired hookers and paid players and had a banner removed, all while going 1-8 vs Cal.

      You were saying something about a ‘fool’?

      Be happy you got Chris Mack – you’ll be good again in 10-15 years. Maybe. 😉



    • UK Big Board Update
      3:26 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Yes. Rick’s time here was great. But that was a long time ago.

      “we will not be a conteneder [sic] next year either” – You really aren’t that smart, aren’t you?



  8. Theymademesignup
    3:04 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    This is why people laugh at us. We can’t even handle simple math. 2 titles > 1 title. It’s amazing how the goalposts have moved lately. We used to only care about titles, now we celebrate sweet 16s.



    • callitlikeiseeit
      3:16 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      and some, many, were calling this season a success because we beat some sorry teams to win the SEC tourney. Guess this is the new “gold standard”.



    • UK Big Board Update
      3:21 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      You’re in the minority, so take your L.



    • catsarerunnin
      5:19 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Yes dammit. Any year without a title is a complete and total failure. Excuse me while I burn my entire UK memorabilia collection since most of it was collected during non-title seasons.



  9. unbiasedfan
    3:37 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    They’re nothing more than Louisville fans surfing #BBN message boards cause Louisville probably doesn’t have any as I know of. Reason I don’t, I’m not a Louisville fan so I don’t look for their boards. Louisville fans have nothing better to do. So sad !!!!



  10. Al B. Frank
    4:23 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Jay Wright would have never had a chance to win two titles at UK because UK fans would have never been able to let him withstand that 13-19 season in 2012, or that 18-17 season in 2004, or that 15-16 season in 2003. Put one season up like that at UK, pretty sure you’re gone.