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Bobby Petrino jokes when he moved to Louisville, he told his kids to egg UK fans’ houses

(Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

(Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

(Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

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.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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8 Comments for Bobby Petrino jokes when he moved to Louisville, he told his kids to egg UK fans’ houses

  1. Sticky Ceiling
    2:14 pm November 21, 2016 Permalink

    I remember his son slangin’ a little something something when he was going to Georgetown College, and it wasn’t eggs……

  2. rickwhitetx
    2:33 pm November 21, 2016 Permalink

    Oh good … bulletin board material for the fans.

  3. RUPPS.rhetoric
    2:35 pm November 21, 2016 Permalink

    I think the hatred exists on the internet. But I agree with him, that “in person” it’s actually quite civil. As an 8 year UK fan/Louisville resident I work with UL fans on a day in – day out basis; I can say it’s rather civil. Are there butt-holes you occasionally run into? Sure, every now and then. But for the most part; most reasonable people (which actually account for the majority of both fan bases) are pretty cool with each other.

  4. RealCatsFan
    3:05 pm November 21, 2016 Permalink

    Yet Bobby is quite happy to fan the flames – for example, the scuffle that he took part in two years ago, or how he used to refer to UK as “slap dicks”, and was always happy to run up the score if he ever has the chance. Yes, he is a very good football coach, but class is not something that he has in abundant supply.

  5. Big Bored Update
    6:09 pm November 21, 2016 Permalink

    If any one lives in hia ‘hood, or knows where he lives, please……..egg his house….repeatedly…..weekly.

  6. Luether
    2:22 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

    Lamar Jackson is Superman…