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Why you shouldn’t feel all that bad


How should we feel about what transpired earlier? Sure we lost, but depending on what sports book you use, we covered the spread, and a win never really seemed too far out of reach. How should Big Blue Nation be feeling about that game?  After sleeping off a couple of bowls of loud mouth soup, I think I’m ready to distinguish a few reasons why Kentucky fans should feel pretty good about today’s game against their arch-nemesis.

Louisville is good–probably really good (though we won’t find out until their bowl game)–and we only lost to them by 14 points in a game that could have been a lot closer without some very fixable mistakes. Look, the bottom line is that we are less than one year removed from a 40-0 shellacking at home against Vanderbilt. Kentucky, whether we want to accept it or not, is not supposed to be very good this year.  Louisville on the other hand may be fielding the best team in the history of their program.  They have a Heisman trophy candidate at quarterback who more importantly may be the top pick in the NFL draft when his time comes.  They have a wide receiver in Devontae Parker who is arguably one of the best in college football this year and they have a slew of other talented offensive weapons that should have completely exploited this Kentucky team.  They didn’t though.

For the most part, this game never completely got away from the Cats.  Though there was never a point where I thought, “We are going to win this game,” there was also never a point where I thought I was going to have to get into an altercation defending Kentucky’s honor on my way out of the stadium.  Who knows, without the large number of dropped passes and the turnovers, this game may have turned out very differently.

The biggest difference between these two teams appeared to be the quarterback position.    There were a lot of missed passes to open receivers that would have resulted in large gains and potentially could have gotten the offense going similarly to last week’s showing.  Even if Smith was completely healthy, I think I came to terms today with the fact that neither of our quarterbacks are extremely viable options if we want to win games that we technically shouldn’t have a chance to.  Both Max Smith and Jalen Whitlow are just good enough to keep us in these games, but neither of them will be the guy that will lift our underdog team to a big victory. Maybe I’m wrong, and I’d certainly like to be, but I just don’t think that they are talented enough to pull off a big upset against a good team like Louisville.

In the end, Kentucky hung around with a good Louisville team.  If things had gone just a little bit differently–fewer dropped passes, some conversions on third down, etc.–you may not be reading this right now.  I’d be at a local drinking establishment celebrating a big win instead of sitting on my couch with a sunburn nursing a lemon-lime Gatorade lamenting what could have been.  Stay positive. This wasn’t a bad loss, though that doesn’t make it any less crappy. Cats.


Article written by Matt Wheatley

54 Comments for Why you shouldn’t feel all that bad

  1. Crying Fan
    9:40 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Man how are we supposed to play Florida next week??

  2. Bradley
    9:41 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    You can’t watch that game and think UL is “really good”, unless you also believe we are a top 25 team. Fact is, they showed no signs that they were much better than us at all. Dropped passes and missing WIDE OPEN receivers under no pressure cost is a win today. Make no mistake about it. That game was given away. We’re not real good this year. UL is roughly a top 40-45 team. They won’t beat us again anytime soon.

  3. scorpiocard
    9:47 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    snickering @ #2

  4. Deepblue
    9:50 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    This post is ridiculous. Can we please stop with the UK football apologetics? UL played their worst game of the season, which is what we all said had to happen if we were going to have a chance. And we still dropped passes, turned the ball over, and generally sucked our way into a game that was never in question. And on top of that we didn’t even fill the stadium. Time for some tough love guys. Here it is. We suck a playing football. More tough love. We are going to suck next year and the year after that too. And guess what, the next year too. This is just the way it is. Duke is never going to win a national championship in football. Alabama is never going to win a national championship in basketball. And we are never going to win a championship in football. Ever. In the lifetimes of everyone reading this. It. Will. Never. Happen. I’m not sure why any of you continue to invest anything in this. Let it go.

  5. Steve Spurrier
    9:59 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t wait.

    Hell…….its gonna be Fall….1993.

    All over again.

  6. Steve Spurrier
    9:59 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink


  7. bob
    10:00 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    never know in rival game. Miami ohio gets beat by 48 at Marshall. KY beats Miami by 34. Louisville beats Ohio by 42 and Marshall currently getting beat by 21 by Ohio. Western tied with South Alabama.

    Point is most of time in rival game you never know what can happen. We played very poor 1st half and KY played over thier head.

  8. Steve Spurrier
    10:00 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Well hell.

    Y’all just take yer pick.

  9. Computer Blue
    10:04 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville won the battle but lost the war. No chance they’ll sniff the BCS Championship or Teddy the Heisman after their performance today, undefeated or not.

  10. Stoops
    10:12 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    LOL @ #4….That was was one of the stupidest things I have ever read. I actually feel less intelligent for having read it. Guess what wins football games? Talent. When you enlist a coaching staff that is capable of bringing in top 25 recruiting classes year in and year out you will have a chance to win…Look at what a hastily assembled Mark Stoops recruiting class (Kemp, Badet, Blue, Timmons)has done just this year! To say that this team won’t ever be successful is laughable. Building a program takes more than 3 football games, my friend. If you’re going to be so cynical feel free to cheer for someone else.

  11. JustSayin
    10:14 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Deepblue, shouldn’t your name be DeepRed? As in troll. Go eat yourself a boloney sandwich since that is what your post was full of.

  12. joe
    10:25 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Ul is not that good. They are a top 40 team

  13. scorpiocard
    10:35 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Hilarious how obsessed uk fans are with trying to convince themselves U of L is not that good. Your hate runs so deep you would swear uk is the worst football program in the universe if it meant you could prove U of L was the second worst. How pathetic is that? Well…that is uk football, and that is uk fans for you.

    How about you stop obsessing on your hate for U of L and give your own team some credit for coming out and laying it on the line in battle against an arch rival that is a legitimate Top 10 team?

    They did a great job of disrupting U of L for a half. But U of L did what Top 10 teams do against pesky inferior competition…they made the adjustments at half time, came out and seized control of the game, and the outcome was never in doubt from that point on.

  14. Leggo
    10:49 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    After watching the game today the only thing that comes to my mind is just how bad is Towles? And if he was a four star elite 11 QB and can’t play over the two that was on the field today, shouldn’t Barker be asking himself the same questions? Is it lack of talent or lack of coach’s abilities to coach up the four star talent? BTW there are a few other four star players (and high 3 star) on this team that never sees the field.

  15. Kevin
    10:54 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Bob, KY played over their head? Did you watch the game?? KY played like crap! Dropped passes, stupid penalties, and injuries every series! Jut face it, Louisville is good, but by default they are a top ten team.

  16. Tim Kathlina
    11:02 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops is getting this right with the upgrade in talent next year. If Coach Cal had 2 and 3 star players, he wouldn’t win at basketball either against top talent teams. With less talent, you get missed passes and dropped balls. New stadium and upgrade in talent, means wins for Kentucky very soon. The boys did their best today, that is all we can ask of them. I appreciate their effort.

  17. Say what?
    11:03 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    It doesn’t matter how good Max Smith plays. If he puts a pass in a player’s breadbasket and that player coughs it up,..that’s not Smith’s fault!!!! Duh!!!!!!! I say,..that’s not his fault. Smith is a good QB,..not great, but good. Let me repeat myself. When he throws a good pass, it’s not his fault if the player doesn’t know how to catch it. Please and thank you. Point being,..I disagree with your analysis.

  18. cousins fake tooth
    11:05 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    13) oh please. Legit top 10? There are 8 teams in the sec alone that would destroy.UofLoL

  19. Bob
    11:07 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    please tell us those 8

  20. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    11:22 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    If UK does not fumble the ball (without defensive contact) inside the 5 yard line, the score would have been tied at halftime. UK was 0-12 on 3rd downs, lost the turnover battle 3-1, dropped many passes, missed many wide open WR’s, had key players get hurt. So, before anyone says UK played over their head, please put down your crack pipe. UK competed and played hard the whole game even after mistakes. The level of competitiveness UK showed compared to the Western game was impressive. I look forward to seeing how much more they improve thoughout the season.
    UL fans should be worried about who will replace Bridgewater, because without him you would not even have a .500 record the last 2 1/2 years. And the QB you got from trinity (that could not start on his high school team his first 3 years, and is 1-3 this year) is not the answer.

  21. kathed
    11:25 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    I won’t presume to say we ” Got beaten by a pretender ” but I will say there is NO WAY the cards are a national title contender . Also , if Teddy is better than johnny-football…………………….

  22. john
    11:27 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Lets see. Alabama, Texas [email protected], LSU, Georgia, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Florida, Ole Miss, Auburn and Arkansas could all beat UofL on any given night and half of those teams would spank them. This is nowhere close to UofL’s best team. Easiest schedule… Yeah. Best team no. Lets not get those two confused. The Brohm/Bush team would spank this years version.

  23. Ho Lee Fuk
    11:28 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Did everyone see that UL basketball lost the Lyles commit from Indiana today?

  24. bob
    11:53 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Ole Miss-no

  25. John
    11:56 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink


    Best of 10 series most of those teams would come out ahead.

  26. John
    11:57 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    If UK could of caught some passes and avoided turnovers they would have been SEC team number 11

  27. Louisville1Cal4
    11:59 pm September 14, 2013 Permalink

    Love how my comments are removed even though I didn’t say anything inappropriate yet UofL fans are allowed to come here & say whatever. This site disgusts me sometimes with all the garbage they allow opposing fans to post & how they moderate UK fans posts when they try to defend UK from the ignorance.

  28. Louisville1Cal4
    12:01 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    @26, idk, Ole Miss is looking pretty sharp so far, don’t let that top 10 ranking fool you into thinking the only teams who can beat you must be ranked higher than you.

  29. John
    12:02 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Geez Bob, everyone of those teams I named would be UofL’s hardest game this year. That is pathetic.

  30. bob
    12:30 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Speculation on your part. As I said we would beat the teams I noted. You can’t beat us and all you got is talking about schedules. Maybe UK should take Western off schedule they just got beat by Alabama State….

  31. Louisville1Cal4
    12:41 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    @30, No, you think you would beat them, there is no “we would” to it. I know playing in a high school league for your entire programs history & having a tiny bit of success has made you think otherwise, but please don’t act like UofL is elite or consistently good (BCS bowl game good) year in, year out, we all know better than that.
    & what will your all’s excuse be once Bridgewater is gone, you don’t get to play sisters of the blind, & you can barely reach .500? It’s coming, just get ready for it. Meanwhile, Stoops is stocking up on talent, legit talent, top 10 recruiting class worthy talent. We may not be able to fully reap the benefits of recruiting till the 15’/16′ season but our time is coming. We’re going through the same turmoil you all did in Strongs’ first season after Kraigthorpe ( or h.e you spell his name) thanks to Joker. It’ll take a lil time for us just like it did for you all.

  32. Louisville1Cal4
    12:42 am September 15, 2013 Permalink


  33. dave
    1:42 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Three Kentucky Football games. Improvement shown along the way. That’s the best that this year will give…and it’s enough for now.

  34. Wildcatsteeler
    4:13 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Smith played like the mediocre QB he is. Whitlow played like the bad QB he is. Who knows how good Towles is? This coaching staff picked Whitlow as the starter and barely played Kemp. They seem to have no ability to assess talent. Suck them off all you want but the coaching staff shares most of the blame so far. I’m not gonna sugar coat it and pretend it’s all on the kids playing. Because it isn’t.

  35. Wildcatsteeler
    4:16 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Oh, WKU lost to a scrub team.

  36. Are you kidding me
    5:50 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Best comment you have ever made:

    There were a lot of missed passes to open receivers that would have resulted in large gains and potentially could have gotten the offense going similarly to last week’s showing.

    The receiving core is punishing us!

  37. Beavis606
    7:55 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Our QB’s suck. Horribly suck. How bad/stupid is Towles that he can’t beat these two out???

  38. scorpiocard
    8:10 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    @ #18

    You mean like #3 ranked Florida last season. Opps…never mind.

    And before you start on how Florida is over ranked, fyi this seasons Florida team is not the same one as last seasons after losing several of their best defensive players to the NFL.

  39. scorpiocard
    8:18 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    @ #22 & 25

    Another example of the reason I come here on occasion to amuse myself with the blew hate filled delusion. LMAO!!

    What happened to your mouthy delusional claims in the Sugar Bowl this past Jan John?

    BTW clueless blew one, the Brohm-Bush team had no where neat the talent on it that this team does. John if I were you I would stop posting on this and making a complete fool of myself.

  40. scorpiocard
    8:26 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    @ 27

    Maybe they remove your posts because they think your attempt to “defend uk from ignorance” is the epitome of delusional ignorance itself, and therefore embarassing to the site…

    You think?

  41. Dorothy
    8:28 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    I keep having to remind myself that I’m on KENTUCKY blog site. I love the irony in UL fans getting on here talking about how we’re obsessed with them and how we just try to act like UL is over rated. I’ll be honest, UK is rebuilding. We had chances to win, but we’re just not quite there yet. That was evident on the field. My real question is why do UL fans care about what we think about our football program? UL fans, you really only make yourself look worse.

  42. kelleydog
    9:07 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    “Why you shouldn’t feel bad”

    The most two famous lines that spew from this site:

    1. If only
    2. Our conference is better than yours and if your team….

    Classic losers mentality quotes straight from the book of lines to make you feel better when you lose.

  43. bob
    10:49 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    #31. Do you really think you will end up top 10 recruting? Not going to happen. You can bash our schedule all you want, but when we get to bowl games we win, so your point is mute. I guess if UK had played in our “weak” conference they would be world beaters. Oh wait you played a Big East school in a bowl game a few years ago and got your ass handed to you.
    LOL..your time is coming…you guys keep buying in to the hype…6 coaches in 20 years and what have you done. We have heard the same thing with every coaching change. Maybe you have been Kragthorped. UK sucks and will always suck in football. UL is 5-6 years ahead of you and you won’t be catching up.

  44. dshwildcats
    10:52 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    I have to apologize for scorpiocard, fellow Cat fans! His true pleasure does not come from supporting UofL Football and its successes. His biggest concern is simply trying to p*ss off the fans of his school’s rival. Bottom line!

    In hindsight, he will thump his chest over the Cards’ upset of Florida in the Sugar Bowl last January. But like most Louisville fans, in the month leading up to the game, he didn’t think the Cards had a chance against the Gators. And like most Card fans, he didn’t care to discuss the game, because like the rest of college football fans across the nation, he didn’t think the Cards had a chance. But, he is more than willing to give Kentucky fans crap because they also didn’t believe the Cardinals would win that game. What a freakin’ hypocrite!!


    Mr. Scorpiocard will go on ad nauseam about how bad Kentucky Football sucks; and, how it has sucked since time immemorial. BUT YET, here he is, a CARDINAL FAN, on a Kentucky web site, after his school’s win over it’s rival. That tells you everything you need to know about this particular Cardinal fan!

  45. dshwildcats
    11:03 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    “Oh wait you played a Big East school in a bowl game a few years ago and got your ass handed to you. LOL…”

    Hey bob,

    Would that bowl game you’re referring to be similar to getting your ass handed to you in bowl games by the likes of Miami (OH), and Marshall (twice)??? Just curious, brother???

  46. dshwildcats
    11:19 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    “Another example of the reason I come here on occasion to amuse myself with the blew hate filled delusion. LMAO!!”

    This coming from a Cardinal fan who once said that Kentucky fans deserved every bit of bad treatment they received when they traveled to PJCS because they were all racists! So, he is justifying Kentucky fans having beer, food, ice, etc., thrown at them when they attend the UK-Louisville game at PJCS. And, having drunk Cardinal fans shouting expletives at young children and their parents as they are trying to make their way to the stadium.

    But, the Kentucky fans are the “haters”! What a joke!!!

  47. bob
    11:19 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    #45 or wins vs. Alabama, Wake Forest UF, Mich State, BYU Boise State.

    Oh, and Syracuse beat you in a bowl last time you played them.

    Face it UK football always has and always will suck…get ready for 4th straight year of a beatdown next year.

  48. scorpiocard
    11:20 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    LMAO at dsh!!!!!

    Says the guy who is an openly admitted U of L hater of the first degree and is the king of delusional denial of the sustained success of the U of L football program.

    First off yes I do enjoy watching the rival fan base contort in agony and say, “but but but but Louisville is not really that good’! Its funny as hell. So what? That is part of the fun of a rivalry. Maybe you uk fans should learn to realize uk sports is not the most important part of life. It is for entertainment. I am merely entertaining myself. Big deal…

    Now rather than making up stuff like you and your fellow desperate little blew bretheren I will stick to the facts.

    You know I have followed U of L football for decades and traveled and even flown across the country to support them. Rest assured I was not thinking about uk or their fan base when I was doing this. We are two rivals who just played YESTERDAY. That is why I dropped by today. To see the pathetic uk fans going ” but but but but but…”

    As for the Florida game you know I said the 14 point spread to a team who had struggled against the like of Mizzou, Bowling Green, Jacksonville St, ets was a joke and no way was Florida going to cover that spread. To keep things real, you also know I out U of L’s chances of winning the Sugar at 30%. That is not thinking we had “no chance”. I talked about it plenty with you. Stop lying.

    And even if most U of L fans thought we had no chance since when does that mean you forfeit the opportunity to celebrate the win? If so you guys need to give up the “Stevie got loose” thing because I don’t know any uk fans that can honestly say they thought they were going to win that game.

  49. scorpiocard
    11:23 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    @ #47

    dsh you know I never said any of that. And yes when I was at uk in the 70’s I did witness fairly extreme racisim.

    I am having fun with a rivalry. That is what they are supposed to be about.

    Unlike you I do not hate. Apparnetly you hate has no boundaries as you feel the need to lie and make stuff up.

  50. Hollahollaholla
    2:06 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    We’ve now lost 3 in a row to UofL, 2 in a row to WKU. Stoops was handed a disaster zone of a team from the previous staff, and if he hangs on to these recruits he definitely deserves 5 years to work with them. Obviously the best talent on the team now is because of him and that talent is young.

    That being said, losing to WKU is now obviously a terrible loss and the only way to make up for it is to beat someone you’re not supposed to (like Florida). If Stoops goes 2-10 this year I will consider it a colossal failure. It’s very important to me to see this team get to 4 wins this year so I can see if this staff can be good in game coaches (especially Neal Brown, who’s offense has not impressed me).

    I’m for giving them time, but I (like many UK fans) are running out of patience and do not care to follow poor football. So I wish them the best, but I may not be back until I see something worth spending my time on.

  51. dshwildcats
    6:12 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    “45 or wins vs. Alabama, Wake Forest UF, Mich State, BYU Boise State.

    Oh, and Syracuse beat you in a bowl last time you played them.

    Face it UK football always has and always will suck…get ready for 4th straight year of a beatdown next year.”

    Just like scorpiocard, you fail to consider your own school’s horrible history in football, Bob. Scorp talks about how relevant it is that Kentucky Football has been bad for the better part of the last 50 or 60 years. But, when you bring up the fact that Louisville’s history has been just as bad or worse, he will say that he lives in the present moment. Can’t have it both ways, Bob!

    What most Card fans (maybe you are part of that group) seem to forget is that, college football was alive and well long before 1985. Just because 80-90% of the current UofL Football fan base had never followed the Cards before Howard’s arrival, doesn’t make the fact that Louisville Football sucked just like Kentucky for decades any less real.

    Had you ever been to a Cardinal Football game before 1985, Bob?? Maybe 10,000 people in the stands on a good night, to watch the Cards battle Drake, Wichita State, Chattanooga, Dayton, etc. Before you tell Kentucky fans how bad their football program has sucked for years, maybe you need a little history lesson on your own school’s program, brother!

  52. dshwildcats
    7:03 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    “dsh you know I never said any of that. And yes when I was at uk in the 70′s I did witness fairly extreme racisim. I am having fun with a rivalry. That is what they are supposed to be about. Unlike you I do not hate. Apparnetly you hate has no boundaries as you feel the need to lie and make stuff up.”

    Is your nose growing there, Pinocchio?? Lol!!! Sorry, brother–I went back and checked, and I still have the text where you said Cardinal fans had the right to treat Kentucky fans however they please because Kentucky fans were racists anyway. Maybe it was your “evil twin” that sent it! Lol!!

    You spend more time than any Card fan I know trashing UK and its fan base; but, it’s me that’s the hater! Gotcha!! Tell yourself whatever you need to justify your screwed up logic, brother. I told our mutual friend that you were on KSR trashing Kentucky fans after the game. He seemed a little surprised, since you refused to join his forum, made up primarily of Cardinal fans, because you said “rarely post anymore”.

    You claim you’re just having a “little fun with the rivalry”! Before WVU left for the Big 12 last season, they were Big East rivals with Louisville. So, did you frequent West Virginia sites, and have a little fun with Mountaineer fans after games between the two schools??

  53. bob
    8:06 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    #51..nope was not born then. And you are exactly right UK football has been bad for 60 years. That is my point. All these fans thinking that Stoops is a saviour when Curry, Mumme, Morris, Brooks, Phillips could not get it done the UK fans are drinking the Kool Aid that they will now be relevant. The difference is we worry about someone hiring our coaches away while UK coaches just hope to keep their job. Yes, I have heard about 10,000 people at UL games probably like you saw 19,000 for the last game of season in 2012 in CWS.And BTW over last 60 years UL winning % is greater than UK’s.

  54. dshwildcats
    7:02 am September 16, 2013 Permalink


    You really can’t help when you were born. Lol!!! But, as a Cardinal Football fan, you owe it to yourself to learn a little bit about the program’s success and/or failures before you were around.

    You talk about Kentucky fans thinking that Stoops is a savior; and, that could be partially true. But, tell me how that’s any different than Louisville fans’ feelings about Howard, John L., Bobby P., Krags, Strong, etc. Schnellenberger told Louisville fans back in 1985 (what few there were) that they were going to win the National Championship. Most Louisville fans bought that hook, line and sinker! I don’t recall Mark Stoops promising Kentucky fans a NC in football since he was hired last December. But, you talk about Kentucky fans drinking the “Kool Aid”! Really, brother??

    Yes, attendance at CWS was very, very bad last year, brother! A lot of life long Kentucky fans had had enough of the school’s and/or AD’s lack of commitment to the football program since Paul “Bear” left for College Station! Many Kentucky fans like myself have stuck with that program, and a bad product on the field, for years. I have been following UK Football for over 40 years now; and have been attending games at CWS for 30 years (that’s longer than the average Louisville Football fan has been a fan of their program). A lot of Card fans however (don’t know if you’re included in that group) have bailed on their program faster than passengers jumping off the Titanic every time the program has hit a rough spot!

    Yes, Louisville has a better winning % than Kentucky over the past 60 years. But, did you happen to take into account who the Cards have racked up that better winning % against? Let’s see, where do we start?? There’s North Texas State; Dayton; Drake; Wichita State; Tampa; Tulsa; Southern Illinois; Furman; West Texas A&M; Indiana State; William & Mary; Boston U; South Dakota State; Northern Illinois; Murray; Bradley; Xavier; Tennessee Tech, etc., etc., etc.

    You’re trying to compare apples to oranges, brother! Whether Card fans want to admit it or not, who you plays does have an effect on how successful you’re going to be. I’m guessing Kentucky’s winning % would’ve been much, much better over the years if they could’ve traded Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, LSU, Auburn, etc., for some of the schools that Louisville was playing during the 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s. What do you think??