Monday, September 17, 2007

Not just a basketball school

The Big Blue Nation is ecstatic today- the polls came out and Kentucky Football is ranked! Yes, you read that correctly- UK, a perpetual bottom-dweller in the powerhouse SEC conference, is listed as 21 in the AP top 25 and 23rd in the US Today poll.

I was giddy as a school girl on Saturday that I was able to watch the UK- U of L game. Afterwards for the rest of the night, and even the next day I would randomly exclaim to Brian, "We beat Louisville!!" allowing the reality to sink in happily.

Some things to note about the outcome of this game:
  • This was the first time in 30 years that UK beat a top-10-ranked opponent
  • This is the first time Kentucky has scored 40-or-more points in three consecutive games since 1950.
  • This is the Cats first appearance in either poll since 1985.
  • UK's first win over Louisville since 2002
  • Crowd of 70,857 was the fourth-largest in Commonwealth Stadium history.
  • Woodson became the SEC's all-time leader in consecutive passes (257) without an interception.
  • UK awaits an announcement from the SEC office, but expects to be fined $25,000 as a result of the students rushing the field after the game.


Mark Kelly Hall said...

Probably has something to do with global warming. Same for the TN-FL fiasco on Sat. That's my story and I'm sticking to it until something better comes along.

Big Blue Barry said...

Price of admission:


Fine for storming the field:


Beating Louisville and ruining their chances for a national title:


Anonymous said...

Methinks your current relationship status has led to a significant decline in both:

(a) number of stories posted, and
(b) the good details of said stories

The people want more. They practically demand it. Your people. Your fans.


Anonymous said...

and it continues with the loss to Arkansas!! Woo Hoo