So this morning at Church a friend asked me, “So, how did it feel to be there and experience that loss?” He was being genuine. He wasn’t be “that guy“. After thinking about it… I really thought hard about something this morning that no one else is talking about… I’ll get to that in a moment.
So what was the loss comparable to? Hmmm… let me try to compare:
I could go on and on… so what was it like? It was like the Kentucky men’s basketball team lost in the NCAA March Madness tournament. Wait, what? Did I just compare a Kentucky football loss to a basketball loss? Yes. I did, and I mean it.
I’ve been at three or four Kentucky football games over the years where at some point during the game, the Kentucky basketball players are brought out for a round of applause. Last night was the night for that to happen. Sure enough during a timeout, the Kentucky men’s basketball team came out, but this year was different.
In the past, this moment would be one of the only moments of the night that brought the fans on their feet. Last night, that wasn’t the case. The Big Blue Nation was already out of their seat. To be honest, it was like, “Yes, we love the basketball program, but we’re ready for this timeout to be over, so we can get back to the football game.” I’m serious. I never thought that bringing out the men’s basketball team wouldn’t be the highlight of a Kentucky football night. It was pretty special to see. Though we are super excited for the basketball season to get here… last night, it was clear that it was the Kentucky football team’s night. The Kentucky Football team deserved last night.
Unfortunately, the game didn’t end as we all would’ve liked, but at the end of the day… Kentucky is 3-1 and has a chance to become 5-1. We’ve got to continue to support these guys. I know if you’re a fan… you’ll be at Kroger Field next Saturday, and I hope we can try to make next Saturday a special night as well.