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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: The Streak You’d Rather Break

When you go through the down times that Kentucky has over the last several years, you tend to develop some negative streaks that can be quite the embarrassment for the fans.  And certainly at UK, we have become accustomed to streaks.  The Tennessee losing streak hovered over this program for nearly a quarter century.  The current Florida losing streak is starting to do the same, where every year the game is played the first thing brought up is the length of the losing streak.

But right now, there are 2 streaks that are attached to this program that I think are the ones that we should struggle with the most.  I wonder which of these 2 you are most embarrassed about as a fan and would rather see broken this season, if only 1 of the 2 can be broken:


-Currently it’s the 2nd longest conference losing streak in UK history.  But the record is 17, so if Kentucky doesn’t want to surpass that, they will have beat either Florida of Vanderbilt.  But whether they get past 17 straight losses or not, the number that we absolutely can not get to is 24.  A 3rd straight 0-8 conference season would be an utter disaster for this program.  We would turn into the Northwestern of the early 1990’s or Rutgers or Temple of more modern times.  Personally, I don’t really care where it comes from, there has to be an SEC win in there somewhere.  The schedule sets up to give Kentucky several shots at a win and I fully expect them to execute.  But the longer that number remains and gets bigger, the more pressure for each game.


-Kentucky lost 4 straight to Louisville at the end of the Bobby Petrino Era #1.  But it’s been especially tough recently as UL has gone to another BCS Bowl and now brought back Petrino.  UL fans believe they have a grip on this rivalry now and for the future long term.  Which is more reason that Kentucky breaks that losing streak sooner than later.  Not only are there actual ramifications on the recruiting trail if that streak continues, but the general misery of UK fans until basketball season begins having to hear crap from Cards fans needs to stop.

Now, I am not sure that both of these streaks can’t be broken this season, but if I told you that only one of them could happen in 2014, which one would you rather see happen?  Personally, give me an SEC win this year and a win over Louisville next year in Commonwealth.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

29 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: The Streak You’d Rather Break

  1. Why Not?
    9:03 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Why can’t it be both?

    • Common Sense
      9:10 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

      My thoughts exactly. I think we will break the SEC losing streak this season, especially after seeing that Vandy game. Beating UofL will be hard, but we got awhile to prepare for it.

    • Bryan the Intern
      9:44 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

      “I am not sure that both of these streaks can’t be broken this season, but if I told you that only one of them could happen in 2014, which one would you rather see happen?”


      Please read the whole post before commenting. Please.

    • Do Jo
      12:28 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

      How about breaking the streak of hyping this losing program very single year?

  2. Drew
    9:06 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Um, how about Florida…I think that’s the obvious choice

    • bramstin milsapp
      9:09 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

      We’ve got your vote, Drew. Your vote has been counted for breaking the 16-loss streak.

    • Catlantaman
      10:14 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

      Yes! end 2 streaks with 1 win!!

  3. CM
    9:09 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Easy – SEC

  4. Piedma Schwartz
    9:14 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    SEC. We’ve been the complete laughing stock of the conference for over two years now.

  5. jaxcats8503
    9:34 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Easy: Florida…thus ending SEC streak too.

    • UKBlue1!
      10:13 am August 29, 2014 Permalink


  6. ChicagoCat
    9:35 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    SEC. We still have the series lead (barely) against UL. They are better than us on paper too. Not winning an SEC game 2 years straight is just embarrassing. We need to win one.

    As of the pre-season hype, I’m drinking the Kool-Aid and thinking we break both this year, but I’ll reserve the right to withdraw said hype after week 4.

  7. Funny
    9:45 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Where is “Florida of Vanderbilt”?

    Is that like Miami of Ohio?

    • Geography
      10:50 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

      It’s a beach on the Cumberland River where all the Vandy kids hang out

  8. snarkster
    9:46 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Beating Florida would break two streaks and snapping the consecutive UF losing strea,k would be far more satisfying than either of the two listed. Not that worried about the 16-game SEC streak. I’m confident that CMS gets his first conference win at the very least.

    Always fun beating the ratbirds. They may beat us this year, but I think its going to be a hard fought game. I do think, however, that being kicked around playing a full ACC schedule of Big Boy Football may make them even more vulnerable by the time we get to them.

    They better beat us this year, because starting next year UK is gonna give them more than they want on a yearly basis.

  9. As Usual
    9:48 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    It’s the day before opening day and KSR/BTI are wallowing in misery.

    Might as well go read the LHL or CJ if you like this negativity.


  10. asdf
    9:48 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    I’d rather us break our 64 year national championship dry spell.

    Not saying we WILL, but I’d rather…

    • David
      11:41 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

      You mean our never won a football championship (despite the fact that UK fans are the ONLY ones who claim a 1950 title even though the undisputed consensus champion of that year was Tennessee. They beat us that year. Also… How could we be champions if all the newspapers back then, even the herald read “Tennessee. Champions.”?) dry spell?

    • Jarvis Redwine
      1:35 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

      David – It has us listed on the NCAA website as one of the National Champions for that year.
      Page 85.

    9:49 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    If I had to choose… I would choose an SEC win. It’s so embarrassing to lose every conference game… The SEC is so tough, but it’s not so tough that we can’t grab a couple wins even in a bad year. We should’ve been competitive enough to make a couple plays during the course of a game to get a win.

    I hate loosing to Louisville… I think Louisville fans are going to have a reality check this season in the ACC! They’re not as good as they think they are or even in the past. Florida State, Miami, VT, Duke and so on are going to rock them hard year in and year out… If we played in the CUSA and American we’d win 8-10 games a year too…

  12. BobKYCats
    9:52 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    It’s more important to the rebuild to break the SEC losing streak. If we can start competing in the SEC again, we’ll draw the recruits to be able to beat Louisville again.

  13. getting old
    9:59 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    SEC. Drop the ul series

  14. Beat Florida
    10:23 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    At this moment in time, the Gators are enemy number one. Beat them and U L will go down too. Guarantee

  15. UKfan
    10:39 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    SEC…and I think we will get more than one SEC win this year.

  16. Mitchell
    10:47 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    SEC! SEC! SEC!

  17. Vendetta
    10:47 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    I’d rather shut the dirty birds up, conference wins only really mean something if you’re trying to win a divisional championship or bowl position. Rivalry wins are so much sweeter, especially over a fan base that loves to run their mouths like ULol.

  18. Tom
    11:26 am August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Vanderbilt and South Carolina should be easy games. Florida, a toss up.
    Louisville, definitely winnable.
    I don’t see a loss on the schedule until possibly the LSU game. Undefeated from there on.
    Lose to Alabama on a late field goal.
    Who says we ain’t fixed?
    Pass the koolaid!
    Cats against Michigan State in the Sugar Bowl. We loss in overtime. Darn.
    We’d better go on and give our version of ‘Stoops’ another million before the season starts to keep Notre Dame coming after him.
    And we’re downsizing the stadium.
    Add another 30,000 seats!
    Cats go 11-3.

  19. ribin
    12:05 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Both would be great — can be done — stopping streak against Florida would be wonderful as well. The hard work by these kids should pay off — the long time fans will be the winners —

  20. Jim 1
    12:42 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

    0/8 in the SEC an utter disaster, really? We UK fans must realize that when Stoops toke over the talent. level was so low that the CATS were like a division 2 school entering the SEC the first year. Some sports analyst believe UK will show vast improvement this year because two good years of recruiting but still with the possibility of finishing without an SEC win.

    CAT fans hope for their first SEC win and a better year, but this team is still so young and it may take a couple more years of good recruiting before we start seeing the results we want. So lets not set out expectations to high that we start sending out negative vibes if they are not met. Stoops is on the right track and good things will come in due time. I expect vast improvement, competitive games, with exciting plays from these athletic young recruits. So lets stop writing these utter disaster stories and give Stoops and his staff the chance they deserve. GO CATS