There’s no denying that Bobby Petrino is a competitive guy, especially when it comes to the Kentucky/Louisville rivalry. Petrino, who is 6-0 vs Kentucky as Louisville’s head coach, said when he first came to Louisville, it really bothered him that Kentucky fans lived in his neighborhood. So much so that he wanted his kids to egg their houses.
“Ever since the first time I’ve been here, it’s been an unique place for me because you actually have people in your neighborhood that are Kentucky fans. When I first got here, I thought, ‘Man this is really weird.’ It used to upset me, I’d get mad and tell my kids to go egg their windows, whatever.”
After some very loud laughter from the peanut gallery (my money’s on Captain Suntan), Petrino clarified.
“Actually, I didn’t tell them that, but I wanted to.”
Interestingly, Petrino said he thinks the Kentucky/Louisville rivalry is more civil than the Auburn/Alabama rivalry because the two fanbases have to coexist in the same city.
“It’s a little different rivalry than when I was at Auburn, Auburn/Alabama, where you completely hate each other,” Petrino said. “It’s really not that way here.”
Speak for yourself.