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To storm or not to storm?

Photo via Aaron Smith

Photo via Aaron Smith

Photo via Aaron Smith

The first question I was asked last weekend following the conclusion of the Missouri game was, “So do we storm next weekend or not?”

My initial reaction was no. Why would we? A win against Georgia who has underperformed all season, barely scraping by at Missouri and losing at home to Vanderbilt, would not be that monumental. We didn’t storm when we beat South Carolina, Vanderbilt or Mississippi State, so what would be the difference? Then I thought about it and I realized this win is bigger than just another tick in the W column, it’s a giant leap for this program.

It’s all there: The momentum, the motivation and the people. The stadium will be almost at capacity and there’s potential for the perfect storm if the Cats pull out the win tomorrow for a field-rushing.

The celebration for tomorrow’s win won’t be a celebration of a win against Georgia, it’ll be about something much bigger than that. It’ll be about going to a bowl game for the first time in 2010, a goal that has been just out of Kentucky Football’s grasp for the last two years. The last two 5-7 seasons have been frustrating to say the least. A bowl game would literally mean the world for the program and it’s fans. That’s all that has been asked of this team over the last few years and there is an almost definite chance that it is happening this season.

The celebration would also be able winning five SEC games for the first time since 1977 when the Cats posted six wins in the SEC under Head Coach Fran Curci. Y’all, that’s longer than the Florida drought. That would be a statement no team has been able to make in 39 years. Yes, the SEC is weak this year but it shows this team has taken the opportunity and risen to the challenge. They are battling in the SEC, something we haven’t been able to say in a long, long time.

The celebration would also be about – potentially – taking the SEC East. If Florida falls to Arkansas tomorrow, we would be in sole possession of the SEC East. There is a long road for us the rest of the season to actually end up Atlanta, but it could be possible and again, that’s more than we’ve been able to say in recent years.

What do you guys think? Is it field storming worthy? Take my Twitter poll and give me your input:

Go Cats.

Article written by Haley Simpson

I'm from Bullitt County but I'm not a 6'9 power forward with a solid outside shot. Follow me on Twitter: @haleysimpKSR

17 Comments for To storm or not to storm?



  1. kygolfkat51
    9:18 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

    Florida next year!



  2. BluKudzu
    9:27 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

    Burn a couch?



  3. RickE
    9:47 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

    Storm.



  4. jaws2
    9:50 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

    No damnit, NO!!!! UGA is not worthy; this year.



  5. BLUEVADER
    9:56 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

    Can we get a regular poll that doesnt take us to twitter please!!!?



    • UK Big Bored Update
      8:15 am November 5, 2016 Permalink

      No kidding! Ditto for Facebook.



  6. huck
    10:10 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

    JMO, You know your a dumb ass if you want to storm the field or court, ever. One of the main reasons rules need to be made is because most people are too stupid or dont have the proper respect/ common decency.



  7. CATandMONKEY
    10:14 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

    From my judgemental perch almost two hours drive from Commonwealth, I want to say “Don’t Storm” for many of the reasons mentioned above. If I were at the game, my almost 50 year-old @$$ would be headed for an end-zone.



    • jaws2
      10:23 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

      I’ll be there, but NOOOOOO!!!!



    • CATandMONKEY
      5:36 am November 5, 2016 Permalink

      I won’t be there so the point is academic. Only saying that I can see how the emotion of being present for an exciting, fairly significant win could influence one to go with the crowd.

      This possible win isn’t that important-taken by itself- but I think the players and fans see a victory today as a significant symbol of achievement for the program.



  8. onsides
    11:15 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

    No. It should only happen against a highly ranked team (or an unranked Florida.). Winning sec record would be pretty sweet though….



  9. cdeventing
    11:39 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

    I’m torn. It would definitely be about the history, not about Georgia.

    If Florida loses to Arkansas, then YES, we storm. First in the SEC East? You are not keeping me off that field. If Florida loses? Not sure yet. Might depend on the game.



  10. slford00
    1:27 am November 5, 2016 Permalink

    No. Absolutely not. Good grief, no. If we beat UGA (which we’ve done twice in the past 10 seasons already), that would give UGA a losing record on the year thus far.

    Storming the field after beating a team with a losing record? LOL, only UK football.

    One of the worst posts I’ve ever seen on KSR.



  11. keiths
    6:12 am November 5, 2016 Permalink

    Anyone that storms the field deserves to get Tazed or bit by K9 dogs, period!



  12. BLUEVADER
    9:43 am November 5, 2016 Permalink

    When we win today then when we win at UT our visiting fans SHOULD storm UT’S stadium!! Now that would be sweet!!!



  13. fairweather
    10:16 am November 5, 2016 Permalink

    I say the 101 club charge admission to get on to the field to pay for potential penalties received by the SEC.



  14. Rixter
    11:25 am November 5, 2016 Permalink

    Would this really be UK’s first bowl game in 2010?