The BBN has voted and now we are down to the final two plays that will determine which one is the favorite from the 21st Century. One brought football relevancy back to the Bluegrass in the mid-2000s and one ended a 31-year long streak. Here we go.
1. Stevie Got Loose (2007) vs. 7. Kentucky Ends the Streak (2018)
‘Stevie Got Loose’ is a play that will remain ingrained into the memories of Kentucky football fans forever. Just three games into a 2007 season that also saw the Cats topple top-ranked LSU on its way to a Music City Bowl victory over Bobby Bowden and Florida State, Kentucky started the entertaining run with a victory over Steve Kragthorpe’s Louisville Cardinals.
The Cardinals were National Championship hopefuls ahead of the 2007 season, and a historic Kentucky senior class that included Andre Woodson, Stevie Johnson, Keenan Burton, Rafael Little, Jacob Tamme and Wesley Woodyard had never beaten the Cardinals. As a matter of fact, Andre Woodson was 0-7 against Louisville’s Brian Brohm dating back to high school.
But, with one breakaway route on the sideline, the Cats kicked off their memorable 2007 season with this win over Louisville.
In 2018, Florida was down five from its own six-yard line with 29 seconds left. The probability of the Gators winning was low, but after 31 consecutive years of heartbreak, the BBN couldn’t watch. Franks hit his guy for a pick up of 19 yards to start the drive, and the whole fanbase got a little uneasy.
Then, with nine seconds left, Franks tried to take one more shot. Josh Allen didn’t let him, and Davonte Robinson scooped it up and put it end the end zone. Despite some late-game uncertainty, this was the perfect cap to a long, 31-year drought.
Thanks to everyone who participated! Check back next week for basketball’s turn.