How are Louisville fans feeling ahead of Saturday’s game vs. Kentucky? To find out, I spent part of the afternoon on their message boards. (See what I do for you guys?)
Postgame parties are already being planned
One Louisville fan is so confident the Cards will win he’s planning a postgame party at Kroger Field:
Attention everyone! There will be a party in the visitors locker room directly after the game ends on Saturday. Everybody’s invited. Even ya granny.
To the roof!
To the wall!
This ain’t nothin’ but a Cardinal party
That’s All! That’s All!
“Satt” is the savior
Reading “The Card March,” you’d think Scott Satterfield was the second coming of Bear Bryant (remember, some fans would rather have him than Nick Saban). After Bobby Petrino, anything was an upgrade, but according to Cards fans, “Satt” has made Louisville Football the pinnacle of sportsmanship. From a thread entitled, “Cultural differences towards the rivalry in Satt’s first year”:
Guess how much has been said from Louisville players… Nothing. Glad Satt is promoting a classy culture that’s about walking the walk and staying focused, more than talking. We are their super bowl and I love it.
Coac satterday says don’t make the game bigger than what it is.
If uk needs fake juice then they are exploitable and easier to knock down
It is interesting to see how UofL and UK take on the attitude and disposition of their coaches. Satterfield is very competitive but it seems that he doesn’t really like a lot of trash talk, keep quiet and just carry a big stick. It would be nice if UK felt the big stick on Saturday.
UofL is their measuring stick in all things. Funny how it went from “who?” to, well, this. No amount of f***ery can keep the UofL brand down for long and they’re coming to that realization.
I put in those asterisks; they’re not that classy. In fact, there’s another thread simply entitled, “Hey Fellas, **** Kentucky!!”:
But it’s sUcK week and i can’t stand those self-inflated egos with a passion. I have been around A LOT of football and a number of different stadiums, campuses and fanbases. I pride myself on being unbiased in my sports approach because i am a lover of football first, school(s) second. But, I have yet to come across a fanbase as nasty, uninformed and insecure as UKs. To their fanbase, any sports debate is incomplete without insults. To their players, any game is incomplete without unnecessary attempts at taking you out of your game (or out of THE game).
It pains them to death that we were only down ONE year, and are back competitve three years before anyone thought we would be. It pains them to death that they have no easy lay-up insults for our administration now. It pains them to death to know that most their fanbase is on the fence about their coach because mediocrity is as good as it gets for them, and we are only a couple decent recruiting classes away from being a NY6 program.
This week, they will try to ride conference affiliation, records, recruiting classes, all the **** on paper that doesn’t matter. This is the week our school’s strap up and compete the only place it matters – on the field. Satterfield has done a hell of a job this year, but this week is the exclamaition point. This is the week to let those slapdicks know just how easy it his to put them back in their place.
There’s a lot to unpack there, but “we are only a couple decent recruiting classes away from being a NY6 program” is priceless.
They think Kentucky’s schedule is weak
Even though Louisville plays in the laughably weak ACC, their fans are finding ways to poke fun at Kentucky’s schedule.
If we can have a lead at halftime I’ll be feeling pretty good. Again They have played no one with a pulse.
Uh, Georgia? Florida? Yes, Kentucky’s best wins are over Missouri, Vanderbilt, and Arkansas, but you can’t argue that the schedule is weak.
They’re annoyed the game is on the SEC Network
Since this game takes place in Lexington, Kentucky has the TV rights and drew the noon SEC Network slot. That is not good enough, according to some Cards fans, who would much rather this be on network primetime on one of the biggest college football days of the year.
It’s because it’s at uofk and they aren’t much of a tv draw, thus always being relegated to secn by espn. Next year we will probably be ranked so we could get a 3-330 time slot and maybe e2(not that it matters)….on the flip side, without looking at their schedule, I’m guessing uofk will continue their slide back down to their normal 2-4 wins per season. So, if they are only at 3-4 wins by this game it could slide all the way down to accn
Who wants to tell that guy that Kentucky returns most of their team next year, especially on defense? One more:
Since it’s a UK home game, the options were either:
1. SEC Network; or
2.Kroger Hillbilly Cable Access channel with Billy Bob doing play by play, Uncle Dad on color and Aunt Sis doing the sideline reporting.
Hillbilly jokes. How original. Let’s please beat these fools.