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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Why the UL Scandal Isn’t Good For UK Either

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Since Friday at 4pm, it doesn’t matter who you are a fan of, the scandal or alleged scandal that has struck at the University of Louisville has been the major focus of the sports fans of this state, the media, and this website.  The story is almost too insane to believe.  A basketball staff member used money from some unknown place to pay for escorts/sex workers/strippers for the recruits and players of that university and a book was being released about said incidents.  It’s the kind of story that even in today’s world of absurd reality TV that seemed too extreme to be true.  As UK fans, we had a difficult decision.  On the one hand, our main rival is being scarred with an incredibly embarrassing scandal.  That’s great and funny, right?  But on the other hand the scandal is so disgusting and sad on all accounts, with child prostitution and other crimes, that it’s hard to laugh at this.  I’ve seen fans land on both sides of that issue.  Some are absolutely shaming themselves with how much joy they are taking.  I take joy out of the struggle of the UL fan themselves, but some are getting joy about the story.  That’s sad.  But that’s life and the world we live in.  Every fanbase in the country would have the same reaction if their rival had this happen to them as well.

But here is an angle I haven’t heard many mention.  This scandal and what it likely will mean for UL and their recruiting abilities plus Pitino’s potential departure is NOT GOOD for Kentucky.  Doesn’t it mean UL will certainly decline in prestige?  Of course.  Does it mean that UK will take an even greater grip on the rivalry?  Of course it does.  But having a weakened rival does not mean the rivalry is better.  It means it is worse!  I will never root for Louisville to win games or titles in any way.  That’s not how a rivalry works.  But at the same time, this rivalry between the 2 schools is the greatest in college basketball IMO because the 2 programs are so great.  What annoys UL fans more than anything is despite the fact they are also on one of the greater runs in their school’s history, it gets dwarfed by the almost unbelievable run UK is currently on.  The absolute definition of little brother.

Do you remember the last 2 years of the Kragthorpe era?  Do you remember the first couple years of the Rich Brooks era?  Do you remember the end of the Denny Crum era or the Billy Gillispie era?  When one program is so significantly worse than the other that damages the rivalry itself.  The wins and losses will always go in cycles but the competitiveness of the rivalry is what makes it great.  I don’t want my chief rival to stink and just crush them every single year.  You get no joy out of that because the opposing fans don’t care.  Duke and North Carolina became an elite basketball rivalry not just because they both are in the same state, but because they both were in the same state AND WERE GREAT PROGRAMS.

There is no avoiding it now.  Louisville is going to be severely damaged for some time from this.  And they should be.  I don’t think they should sniff the NCAA Tournament for a couple years.  Pitino likely needs to go.  The team was already looking at a mediocre season before this happened and next year didn’t look much better.  Now with this, who knows?  But what I do know is when the likely conclusion comes and UL declines, that doesn’t make me happy in terms of the rivalry itself.  I will miss my passionate rival down the road.  They are getting what they deserve but we are getting a bad deal as well.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

86 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Why the UL Scandal Isn’t Good For UK Either

  1. Rajonrondo9
    8:09 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I wish someone would get rid of BTI. I haven’t liked one piece he has wrote yet.

  2. Mike Degrasse Tyson
    8:11 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    F*ck Louisville, and F*ck BTI.

  3. CatsBy80
    8:17 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    BTI, I understand the gist of your post (see what I did there?)… However, the counter to your plea is simply that those of us UK fans living in Louisville have had to deal with those line-beard-having, crown-royal-sipping, flat-bill-wearing schmucks talk trash about the UK program and Calipari for the last 6 or 7 years. I sympathize with UofL fans ABSOLUTELY 0%. I hope the program gets burned to the ground… Something else to consider is that the rivalry has been enhanced tenfold with the 2 respective coaches at each program. When Pitino leaves, do you seriously think it won’t take a minor step backwards?

    • Dude
      12:20 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      I agree. The Louisville loudmouths brought this on themselves. They deserve the backlash, and I don’t feel bad about it one bit.

    • Tony
      1:26 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Amen! Well said my man PHUC little brother

  4. pooman
    8:18 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    i couldnt agree more rondo. i want ul to stay in the toilet bowl where they belong. that way i dont have to hear them run their cum catchers

  5. Echo1
    8:20 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I really don’t see this angle. I do not UL and most of the fan base. I hope UK crushes them by 75 every year. Rivalry? No. Crush them every year. It’s not our job to hope they keep up with us and beat us once in a while.

  6. KT
    8:23 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    BTI In no way should UK fans not be able to continue enjoying this. Its particularly vindicative with the crap they’ve taken the last few years from that rivalry. Another thing, with the way that program is being ran by snakes like Jurich I don’t really care if they get the death penalty at this point. Might be the best thing to happen for the state and the school long term.

  7. Rajonrondo9
    8:24 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    How’s it a rivalry right now anyways? They have beat us once since Calipari has been there.

  8. Shelby
    8:28 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Yeah, bob-the-pitino-lover valvano took this angle on his show yesrerday saying that anyone who took joy from this is a sick SOB; well, i’m one sick SOB then cause i ain’t stopped smiling since the story broke. I don’t condone child prostitution, but the fact that it’s the Tards just tickles me pink. Tom Jurich kept ricky after his last attrocity and then followed that up with hiring bobby p back–win at all cost tom, win at all cost. You reap what you sow.
    Valvano’s rhetoric would be completely different if the shoe were on the other foot.

    • ukjaybrat
      8:53 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      That’s all Louisville fans have. misdirection. Clearly we are giddy that after all of their “cal’s a cheater, he’s going to get caught someday” crap, it was THEM that finally got caught with their hand in the cookie jar. We are giddy that their fans are getting what they deserve. but all BV wants to do is misconstrue everything “oh you are sick, how can you be happy about child prostitution.” it’d be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

  9. Mathlete
    8:29 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I maintain that, like the Hoosiers, we should feel sorry for the Cardinals. They’ve been so deluded about how great their programs are (when their success has actually been both recent and short-lived), and now they’re being dragged down by their own foolishness (Louisville’s is apparent, Indiana’s is named Tom Crean).

  10. Matted
    8:31 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I always like btis posts. He is a self-described UK fan that’s not a UK nut. I don’t necessarily agree with his position, but being devils advocate on a site like this is necessary. Kudos to ksr.

    • Post
      12:38 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      “I always like btis posts.”

      Oh wow, I cant believe the day came where I actually read this. You clearly have not frequented this site long enough, or can not read the english language. The only reasonable explanation is you are BTI.

  11. Cat Fan 85
    8:31 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    We’ll find another rival, just like we did after the decline of IU and (Tennessee) after our very own decline in football. Everything good about the UofL program has been made on the back of UK. We never should have started playing them annually and the legislature should stick to governing the people and not deciding athletic schedules. They’d still be a back water second tier program with a couple of titles from the 80’s if not for the recognition they’ve received from the media driven cross state rivalry that never should have existed to begin with.
    BTI needs to go.

  12. Cal the dicksucker
    8:32 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Dwarfed is a strong word. 1-1 in titles.

    Louisville has over achieved or lived up to expectations most years. Each of the past three seasons UK has significantly underachieved.

    2013 NIT with the number one class and a bunch of first rounders

    2014- number one class again and they struggle all year with fans turning on Cal only
    To come up short at the end of a lucky run.

    2015- “best team ever” gets out hustled and out coached by a bunch of big 10 white dudes.

    Don’t even get me started on football. That’s why you are 4-1 right now and no one has you predicted to be in a decent bowl because they know that you will choke the season away just like
    Every other year! Have fun basking in the misery of others, you all seem very good at that.

    for a group that doesn’t care about little brother, you just admitted that this whole website has mainly focused on said little brother for a week now. Can’t you just enjoy what your program is good at? Oh yeah, that is only basketball and that’s only 5 months per year.

    • One Eyed Snake
      8:42 am October 9, 2015 Permalink


    • Scott
      8:43 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      They are serving 2 for 1 shots of crown royal at PT’s show club to go along with $5 lap dances. So go ahead and get back to your strip club. I heard Andre is there and has a tab going on Tom’s credit card.

    • ukjaybrat
      8:49 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      ignorant trolls are one thing. allowing them to come on here and run their mouths can sometimes just be funny… and cute… but how long are we going to let them come on here throwing around curses… this isn’t card chronicle. if you’re going to come here, don’t curse so much. or go wash out your mouth…. you can be stupid and respectful at the same time.

    • Ca
      8:54 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Name one thing I said that was stupid or untrue.

      Go count your teeth.

      Sleep with your sister.

      And get in line to Fondle cal’s manhood

    • ukjaybrat
      8:59 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      at least we don’t buy hookers for our players

    • ukjaybrat
      9:00 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      “Louisville has over achieved or lived up to expectations most years.”
      Also, it’s good to know that beating UK is not in your expectations… because we both know that never happens

    • ukjaybrat
      9:01 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      additionally, our worst team in 20 years lost to your best team in 20 years on your home court… was that considered over achieving or living up to expectations?

    • ukjaybrat
      9:01 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      … by 3 points

    • Dwarfed is a strong word?
      9:31 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      7-1 (soon to be 8-1) and knocked you out of the tournament TWICE against players you needed hookers to obtain.

    • CATandMONKEY
      9:33 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      ukjaybrat 5, ignorant UofL fan ZERO. That would be considered an embarrassing shutout in any sport.

    • ukjaybrat
      9:38 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      it’s a team sport guys… i’m just here to do my part. 🙂

    • thanks for playing
      9:40 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      You show up talking crap about us while beginning an investigation into a hooker recruiting scandal that produced your best run in 30 years? That is awesome. Your banner is tainted and if the NCAA does its job it will come down due to your ineligible players used to obtain it. And THAT is why we are enjoying your dirty program going down. Let’s see how your recruiting goes now that you can’t use hookers anymore.

    • Dwarfed?
      9:43 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      During your best run in 30 years we have 4 FF’s in 5 years. And 7/8 over you. And you needed hookers. I’d say that is the definition of dwarfed.

    • CATandMONKEY
      9:48 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Jay, as one of my buddies mentioned earlier in the week ” Ukjaybrat is killing it on the show thread” keep up the great on-the-field leadership by example!

    • WeareBBN
      10:09 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Rifle team has several titles and very good every year. Dance team ditto. Tennis has become top 20. Womens bball top 10. Volleyball current top 15. Baseball has been competitive and should make post season this year. Softball team is top 20 last few years. Track team just had great season and is on the rise. Mens Soccer current 7-2-1, Womens Soccer current 9-2-2. Point proven we are not just good at Mens Basketball.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:57 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      the funny thing is. i’m a podcast listener. so the show thread is usually just me picking up on what the other comments are talking about.

  13. LA
    8:32 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    This is stupid. UofL going to hell is good for UK and America.

  14. JR
    8:32 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    North Carolina isnt relevant in much these days when playing Duke. Maybe it was the best rivalry in college basketball, but not much since the grades scandal at UNC.

    • ukjaybrat
      8:45 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      duke has been whipping unc for years. that rivavlry has been one sided for a while. aside from the brief period in 05-09, duke has been the dominant team since the late 90’s

  15. Rixter
    8:32 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    To say you want the rivalry to be strong insinuates that you want Louisville to beat UK sometimes.

    How long have to been masquerading as a UK fan?

  16. ukjaybrat
    8:43 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t care if this is the worst rivalry in sports. I want Louisville to lose every game in every sport. Their fans have embraced the win at any cost attitude and have adopted an heir of superiority to other programs and it all came at the cost of guns, drugs, hookers, and thugs. not to mention their scandalous coaches. All the while, ignoring these facts and blasting Calipari for what they *believe* happened (but of course have no proof of nor was he ever implicated in anything)… their fans deserve everything their program gets right now and i for one have no lost love for them.

  17. Monte
    8:46 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    So tired of many of the stories on this subject referring to Andre McGee as a basketball staffer. He was the DIRECTOR of Basketball Operations at the “University” of Louisville.

  18. Jay
    8:47 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Good points. In reality I’d say they were never our rival. How many times have they beated in 5 years? 10? Louisville isn’t our rival: Duke is. Sherlock Holmes needs Moriarty, not some pathetic criminal he can beat every time. I don’t understand the root of this Louisville rivalry, and I’ve lived in the bluegrass my whole life. Other than the fact that Louisville talks trash and we talk trash, etc. Some people act like its a blood feud. In reality its theater and entertainment. Kind of worrisome.

    • CATandMONKEY
      9:02 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      The problem with Duke as a rivalry (and I may despise them more than the cards) is that we play them infrequently. We are rivals simply by virtue of both teams owning historically great records, having great players and because of one game in 92 and the vengence-filled comeback win in 1998. Remove either of those games (regardless of outcome) and one could not even call UK-Duke a rivalry.

    • ukjaybrat
      9:39 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      yeah, i’d say we are more rivals with kansas and unc than duke. we play unc every year and kansas every other year it seems (lately)

    • BigBlue37
      1:20 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      It’s more like UK and Duke are the two strongest “houses” from Game of Thrones (Duke obviously being the Lannisters because they’re rich, entitled, pristine, and everybody hates them) battling for the Iron Throne. #NerdOut

  19. The Original WTF Guy
    8:48 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Nick Saban has stated that his goal as a coach is to so completely crush a team that someday one will not come out to play the second half. That should be UK’s goal vs UK. We should beat them so bad and so often that someday they simply fold up their tents and go home. Even better, slink across the river and set up camp in southern Indiana where they belong. Why would anyone possibly care about how “close” the rivalry is?

    BTW, you guys know there really is not a person called “BTI”, right? It is really a computer program that has been designed to write the dumbest posts possible, designed to stir the pot as much as possible. There is no way a person could be that bad and that wrong for so long.

    • BTIis aDOUCHE
      8:57 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      BTI is only on here to be a troll and stir BBN into a shitfit… I would hate to see his comments on other sites

  20. kentuckyjoe
    8:54 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Good thinking BTI. The only way there is a rivalry is if both teams are good and both teams have a chance to win. And both teams do win every so often. So, if we want a rivalry we should hope that Louisville, and RP, come thru this with as little culpability and punishment as possible. That’s what I hope for.

  21. CATandMONKEY
    8:55 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Firstly, BTI still sucks. That being out of the way ,I feel no remorse for wishing suffering on the UofL fanbase. With regards to the rivalry I would much rather beat a 12-2 UofL team by 20+ every year than to beat a .500 club in December. Much more fun to put the overconfident filthy pigeons in their place annually than it is to whoop-up on a team that has even lost the delusional support of their ignorant fans.

    A rivalry need two teams that are at least competitive. Do any of us really think Florida considers us a rival in football? Seriously, they don’t. The good news is that despite our record vs the Gators, we have scared the heck out of their fans two years running and we could actually turn it into a rivalry by winning a few.

    I want to see Louisville fans suffer and cower in a corner, then cry for weeks after we beat them 85-55 each year but it is far more satisying to crush them when they at least are under the illusion that they have a chance.

  22. BobKYCats
    8:56 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I’m not ashamed to say I’ve been laughing gleefully to myself ever since this story broke. Squirming Card fans are the best Card fans.

  23. Wbkuecat44
    9:00 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Little brother is still a brother and thus family
    I hope they get over scandal quickly.
    BTI is right. The rivalry and the state is better with 2 consistently top rated teams

  24. RICK
    9:04 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Bryan, You would make a good card fan and i hope they get nailed. This is good for the rivalry , we get to give them hell and i love it. Stop trying to make us get along with each other it’s no fun.

  25. Don
    9:05 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    If this was a “filler” post, or if it was meant to have substance, it failed either way.

  26. Clam
    9:11 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I see your logic, but I don’t care. UK can be a national power while UofL struggles. For example, our annual schedule would be more sexy if it included a strong IU rivalry game. However, not playing a sucky IU each year doesn’t keep UK from being in the national championship mix. I want UofL to be bombed to the stone age by this scandal, and I don’t care if it means our annual rivalry game is a little less fun. UK will still be just as good, and UofL certainly won’t. Sounds good to me.

  27. BlueRedneck
    9:12 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I would be lying if I said that I didn’t get a few good laughs out of this whole scandal. As sad as it is in some respects, the fact that Louisville’s head basketball coach has had multiple sex scandals swirling around him, while meanwhile Jurich hires a football coach who has had his own well-publicized escapades, is good comedy. However, I live in Louisville, and as overbearing as some of their fans can be, I also know quite a few UofL fans who are good folks. We have some fans of our own that embarrass the rest of the fan base. I’m OK with UofL having some success, just as long as we are better! Honestly, I would rather see something like this happen to a holier-than-thou program like Duke, since they seem to constantly skate by seemingly immune from any kind of sanctions in spite of multiple incidents over the past ten years. Same for UNC.

  28. facts
    9:13 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    UKJAYBRAT-One question,you said,”scandalous coaches”. Your beloved Rupp is the only D-1 basketball coach to ever get the “Death Penalty” for his school.UK still has that distinction today.The only D-1 school with a “Death Penalty” on their record.Hold your head high like the so called “born again christians” do.The past didn’t happen.

    • RICK
      9:20 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      He should have said slimmy coaches when talking about the coaches at u of lovetrain.

    • CatsBy80
      9:27 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      typical UofL fan. wants to live in the past and point out UK’s pitfalls, rather than living in the present and looking at his own program… dude you guys hired hookers for recruits!!! shut up!!! you sound like an idiot!

    • ukjaybrat
      9:29 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      it’s funny bc louisville fans like to pretend rupp didn’t happen when talking about championships, but when talking about sanctioned coaches he’s the first person they bring up…. #DoubleStandard

    • BlueRedneck
      9:35 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Pretty funny that you have to go back 30 or 50 years to find any major scandal for UK basketball, but you only have to go back to, what, yesterday (!) to find scandal with UofL basketball. And with Bobby P at the helm, you can bet that the same stuff will be coming for the football program.

    • CATandMONKEY
      9:37 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      UK never received the death penalty. Facts are inconvenient.

    • J-Dub421
      11:39 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Fact: your program was hiring hookers for recruits and ours has still been stomping you in recruiting and on the hardwood.

  29. Echo1
    9:19 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Thanks for the well wishes about having fun in your misery. I’m actually loving it.

  30. NotJerryTipton
    9:21 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    This is awful.

  31. Karl the upchucker
    9:25 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    This is a stupid opinion. UK has plenty of other rivalries and they don’t need the UL rivalry anymore than the needed the IU rivalry. UK will do just fine.

    • BlueRedneck
      9:33 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Well, maybe, but the legendary rivalries, the true rivalries that share state lines, are a shadow of what they once were. We don’t even play IU anymore, UT is pretty piss poor lately, and we never really had any rivalries with any other border states. In the SEC, we used to have a pretty good rivalry with Florida, but now with Donovan gone they will probably suck for the foreseeable future. On a national level, you could argue that we have a rivalry with Duke or Kansas, but aside from games every few years, we don’t play them on a regular basis. UNC? If justice is served, they may go the way of Louisville (and rightly so).

  32. Captain Obvious
    9:26 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Stupid take on the tard “rivalry”. If UK were smart they’d drop UL from the schedule after this dumpster fire burns out. Let these low class birds fly off forever into the sunset

  33. carl wagoner
    9:30 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    The whole affair is disgusting. That said, this latest – “hookergate” thing – doesn’t surprise me. It only confirms prejudices I already harbor. But my irratonal, undeserved (U of L never hurt me) disdain for UL only allows me to smile contentedly at what, I hope, is their permanent demise. Rivalry be damned. We’ll find someone else to hate. May they be forever forgotten. May their name never be uttered.

  34. ClutchCargo
    9:31 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    A couple of things: 1) I refuse to apologize for taking great pleasure in the suffering of U of L’s fans. What happened with the prostitute pimping out her own daughters is wrong, but it’s not like U of L basketball was her only client. It was going to happen regardless. Also, I question the use of the term “child prostitution,” as I believe everyone involved was of legal age of consent; 2) it isn’t my job as a UK fan to hope for anything but total annihilation for the U of L athletics department. A rivalry only exists when the other side wins fairly often, and I can’t bring myself to ever want that.

  35. KES
    9:40 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    F off BTI. Any true UK fan would love every second of this. you’re an idiot

  36. Dieter
    9:58 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Can’t say that I’m too sad about all of this. Will they decline? Maybe. Yet to be seen. Will there be sanctions? Maybe. Yet to be seen. Will Pitino have to pack his bags? Maybe. Too many unknowns to get too excited about a potential UL decline at this early stage. At any rate, the whole point of this post is that the rivalry will be tarnished because UL won’t be as competitive. That’s a big jump from the current state of affairs, but even if UL declines in competitiveness, so what? The basketball rivalry isn’t that competitive as is. Although it’s about to change this year and nearly did last year, the football rivalry isn’t that competitive either.

    After reading the post on one of the Card blogs yesterday – “Could Pitino be punished for Cal’s cheating?” – in which Cards fans attempt to blame the inability of Pitino to be able to use the “hear no evil, see no evil” defense on Cal’s UMass and Memphis-related NCAA rulings, I have zero sympathy. I literally almost passed out reading that spin. Any admission that what may have occurred was morally wrong? No. Any assumption of responsibility? No. However, they were more than willing to blame a ruling from many years ago (that had nothing to do with them) that may prevent their coach from being able to get away with all of it.

    Bottom line – after years of incessant “Cal’s a cheater” talk and vitriolic lunacy from the UL fan base, I am more than happy to see them crash and burn and for UK to move on.

  37. TripleBee
    10:03 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Christ, you are terrible and this piece is even worse.

  38. Henry J
    10:15 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Well, BTI Rant, before we played U of L our Kentucky Wildcats had won FIVE national titles. My point is we do not need UL. We are an International Program. I have traveled all over the world and I have seen UK shirts and jackets from Turkey to Mexico. If UL goes down it will not hurt our program or our fans. To think it will just shows how wet behind the ears you are. You are a child when it comes to understanding UK basketball. Please do some research before ranting about UK. You make yourself look foolish

  39. UKBlue1!
    10:51 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    When the NCAA lays the hammer on UL. This should not be one of their probation years. They are going to SUCK this year just like BTI. Hopefully the rulings will come out around April 10 just in time for Spring signing period.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:59 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      that’d be nice. but they are going to self-sanction. it gets ahead of the committee and like you said, they are going to suck anyway, so it’s beneficial to them to “sit out” and look like they are punishing themselves, even though we all know it looks like an NIT year anyway

  40. kentuckyrld
    11:05 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    This may very well be the dumbest Blog that not only BTI has generated, but maybe the dumbest blog in the history of blogging. UL should sever their ties with Pitino and this blog proves that it is time to let BTI go.

  41. Chad
    11:22 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    Not only is this a poorly chosen topic at this time but it’s also very poorly written. I know it’s tough to expect more for an intern that’s blogging for a sports web site….. wait…. scratch that. This is UK sports and we deserve better and I expect more. If this site has to have an antihero to write devils advocate stories than we at least deserve one that is good with a little personality. One you love to hate. Not this pair of clown shoes

  42. JohnnyWoo
    11:25 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    The major flaw in your logic is that UK somehow needs its rivalry with UofL. It never did. UofL is inferior in every way, and their reputation does nothing but soil UK’s by association. In basketball, our only rivals are Duke, North Carolina, and Kansas. In football, we only need our SEC competition. Although North Carolina will soon get their much deserved NCAA punishment, these are our peers. UofL is 2nd rate. We are better than that.

    • Henry J
      11:52 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

      Exactly, we do not need UL. Never have needed them and we did very well before they showed up on our schedule. This rivalry was started by the media and politicians. I would much prefer beat Duke, Kansas, UNC or our SEC rivals than UL. They are who they are and being associated with them in any manner is like taking a mud bath with pigs

  43. bluegrassstu
    11:33 am October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I hope louisville gets hammered by the NCAA, and i hope the NCAA takes a long look into the football program. The rivalry with Uk is not important to me.

  44. CatsBy80
    12:07 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    I seriously do not understand how people are commenting and saying that Louisville is not our rival… They absolutely are our rival. There is no way around this. They are literally 75 miles down the road and are one of the top 10 basketball programs of all-time. There is incredible hatred between both fan bases. All of these things add up to a rivalry.

    • Dieter
      3:13 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t think most of us are arguing that they are not our rivals…just that we don’t care if they’re hammered by the NCAA and can’t recover. I, and I think most of the commenters here, would much rather see them crash, burn, and disappear from relevance than get away with this to remain “competive.” They’ve always been playing catch up to UK. They really are not on our level as an athletics program, and they benefit more from the rivalry than UK ever has. They derive their existence through the rivalry…UK is not thus limited.

  45. kyjohn
    12:37 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    UL has profited big time at the expense of UK and nothing would please me more than seeing them get hammered by the NCAA and Slick Rick be put out to pasture.

    • Brian
      1:14 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

      At the expense of UK….? Huh?

  46. Millie
    12:47 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink


  47. catheaven
    3:14 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    BTI, go ahead and call me sad, because I am enjoying the heck out of this. Why? Lou fans have trash talked UK bball my entire life. Even when they weren’t relevant many many years ago. Their jealousy of UK is so toxic that rather than enjoy their own program, they spend their time trashing ours. Also, Pitino did break our hearts. Yes, he brought our program back after you know who had us on probation. (And Lou fans relished every moment of those years and took great joy in it.) And the day C.M. hired him I said he can’t be trusted. Every single end of season brought major anxiety with rumors of him leaving. And he never squashed them. He let us live in angst year after year. And when he did leave and fail in the NBA, where does he come back to? Lou, are you kidding me? The North Carolina job was open and way more prestigious than Lou, plus it wasn’t an in state rival. He slapped UK in the face taking that job and every fan. What goes around comes around. And it’s coming round, Ricky! I have no problem with the University of Louisville school. The fans and Coach P is where I take serious enjoyment out of every bit of this scandal. And I don’t feel bad about it. KSR, I have to say also that I don’t enjoy BTI’s rambling articles. Boring. Tyler and Drew are the greatest.

  48. bbn4LIFE
    6:07 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    In the words of j rock…Dave ragone and BTI SUCKS!!!!!!

  49. bbn4LIFE
    6:10 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    It’s only a rivalry if the other team wins every now and again. We dominate them dirty bastards to the point it’s a give me every year in my mind.

  50. BluKudzu
    6:17 pm October 9, 2015 Permalink

    The fact that little brother exists, is because we supported that DII program by allowing them to be on our schedule. It is time we replace them with a better value team for us, that is not mired in the low moral agenda little brother propagates.
    Let the ACC have to deal with that loser program, we basically got them there. I would rather compete against real programs, not one built on and existing on desperation.
    Had the fans of little brother shown any courage or backbone, or even morals, this would not have happened. They allowed and supported their program with these slime balls. Now let them eat the bread from the fields they sowed.