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Rick Pitino calls Kentucky “one of the best teams ever assembled”

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Rick Pitino met with his favorite media friends this afternoon to preview the Cards’ big game against Ohio State, and, of course, the topic of Kentucky came up. During a lengthy explanation of Louisville’s non-conference schedule, Rick said he believes this Kentucky team is one of the best ever in the history of the game. “Opening with Minnesota was difficult, of course playing against Kentucky in one of the best teams ever assembled is going to be difficult,” Pitino said.

Pitino also said that he believes the environment in the Yum Center for the Ohio State game will be the best ever, even better than UK/Louisville games. Why? According to Pitino, too much blue gets in.

I don’t think Kentucky is a great atmosphere. I really don’t. I think there are 5,000 of them getting in our building. We got five getting into their building they get 5,000. I don’t think it’s a great atmosphere, I would put that tenth on the list of great atmospheres. When I was at Kentucky sometimes we’d go into Freedom Hall and at the end of the game, you’d hear the lets go blue cheers. I wish we’d have what they have. If you see red, get them out of the building.

If you’re in blue in the Yum Center on the 27th, make sure to fight back.

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11 Comments for Rick Pitino calls Kentucky “one of the best teams ever assembled”



  1. gottodoit
    4:35 pm December 1, 2014 Permalink

    Compliments from Pitino mean nothing.



  2. ClutchCargo
    4:48 pm December 1, 2014 Permalink

    He is the greatest ever at hyperbole. See what I did there?



  3. taylorsvillecat
    4:49 pm December 1, 2014 Permalink

    “Let’s go blue”? He conveniently forgets, doesn’t he? GBB !



  4. RealCatsFan
    4:53 pm December 1, 2014 Permalink

    I have to admit that the team he assembled at UK in 96 would be up there too.

    I think it would be interesting to run a video game simulation with the 2012 UK team matched up against this year’s team.



  5. secrick
    4:54 pm December 1, 2014 Permalink

    They will never have what we have, GREAT FANS.



  6. Dusten
    5:02 pm December 1, 2014 Permalink

    Damn, if I were a Louisville fan I’d be pissed. hahaha



  7. Scout23
    5:06 pm December 1, 2014 Permalink

    He hates that 1/2 of Jefferson County is blue.



    • BigBlueSkyDog
      9:15 pm December 1, 2014 Permalink

      Not to mention the fact that it’s the BBN half of Jefferson County that bathes frequently and does not have body piercings and tats on every square inch of our skin.



  8. We Hang Banners
    6:08 pm December 1, 2014 Permalink

    He just knows whats coming.



  9. Gharris
    8:57 pm December 1, 2014 Permalink

    He misses Camelot so much it just oozes out of him.