• Victor L. Logsdon

    if the pieces fall properly Kentucky can get a 3rd attempt at beating florida

    • happyinharned

      You really want to be put through that embarrassment AGAIN…no thanks!

      • Victor L. Logsdon

        a loss is a loss indeed but florida is in trouble if they play like they did in the conference tourney

      • kondordisqus

        Turns out it wasn’t much of an embarrassment now, was it?

        his team is too talented and too big to ignore. Don’t be so quick to jump off the bandwagon. Cat fans might not let you back on. :-)

    • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

      I agree. If UK plays each game, like they did tonight against LSU in the SEC tournament, anything is possible.

  • Shado

    at least we don’t have to worry about Arkansas unless they make it to the championship…..

  • anandou

    anand

  • ukjb

    My picks (sadly i dont think uk can beat lsu in georgia… Hopefully i am wrong)

    South Carolina, -Vanderbilt-

    Missouri, -Arkansas-, LSU, Ole Miss

    Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Georgia

    Florida, Georgia

    Florida

    4-2 so far…

  • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

    Analyze this. These players, who are in the prime condition of their lives, can’t play all out except for 5-8 minutes a game. The other 35-32 minutes they are inferior as a team, in every other category. NOTHING will change their conditioning this late in the season.

    Cal made up his mind that Young was “the best shooter in the country” and the Harrisons were John Wall 2.0. He has purposely kept Willis, Lee, and Hawkins on the bench all year. Their self confidence must be destroyed by now.

    Cal calls the plays and look at the numbers early. Before everyone in the nation figured out the Harrisons and Young were non-factors Randle was a BEAST. Now he gets triple and quad triple teamed and Cal, and his genius assistant coaches who keep their head down and are on their cell phones all the game, can’t figure out a better position for him? HOW ABOUT DEMANDING SCREENS? HOW ABOUT HEAD FAKES?

    Unless this team, in their heads and in their hustle, makes a 90 degree turn, and Cal changes then this season is TOAST.

    Last point if UK had not of beaten UL earlier in the season we would be looking at another NIT two years in a row. 8-11 All Americans and this is how they play and end the season? SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG!

    • kondordisqus

      Wow! Big Blue Nation crying already? Some pretty fine cherry picking in this rant, and of course, nothing to support that Willis, Lee and Hawkins being purposefully kept on the bench. Ever thought that maybe they are slacking in practice and don’t deserve the time?

      Your 5-8 minute assessment is just a tad bit drama queen. Lighten up Francis.

      • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

        Funny how you resort to pathetic comments out of context such as “crying” and “rant”. Of course not using your real name is the only way you would ever try to say anything to me because in person you would hang your head and skip away like Bambi never saying a word to me.
        I always love seeing posts from internet cowards. Go back to playing candy crush and put on your favorite frilly dress.
        Real UK fans will forever, as they have for decades, have the courage to speak the truth about this year and every other year to come. I know that concept is too hard for you being a minion.
        Cal had the same approach to Johnson, not playing him as he has; Willis, Lee and Dawkins, and he has blossomed.
        Take care Bambi.

        • kondordisqus

          Oooo…you worked in a reference to your boyfriends favorite game, Candy Crush. You are big time Interwebs troll now!

          I never once disagreed with your assessment and while I don’t resort to the over the top drama queen antics you use, I agree this team underachieves almost every time on the court.

          Your pathetic attempt at bullying gets a big FAIL, btw.

          • ukjb

            he apparently IS a uk fan… of some sort… but he’s a huge dick about it. aruged with him a while back about throwing the coach and team under the bus. apparently he thinks he would do a better job than someone who gets paid MILLIONS to coach his team… not a true blue fan imo. either you are behind your coach and team at all times or you’re not. the grey area is what we call a fair-weather fan.

          • kondordisqus

            I have been a staunch supporter of this team and will continue to be. I have lost some faith with Cal and the job he isn’t doing this season, but that’s nothing a National Championship or Final Four won’t solve. Anything less is a failing grade, IMO.

          • Guest

            It looks like negative Nancy “we can only play 5-8 minutes a game” was put in her place.

            Now can the real Big Blue Fans step it up and let’s cut down the nets in Cat-lanta?!?!?

            Go Big Blue!

          • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

            Thanks for stalking me Psychotic Suzie.
            What a shocker and that continue not to use your real name. So Brave of you.
            I am happy for the ‘Cats and for Coach Cal.
            They played together, and hard, for 30+ minutes. It was a refreshing change.
            Here’s hoping that they continue to play with this passion from here on out.

          • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

            MIRACLE – I completely agree with this comment/post.

          • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

            Oh so brave ukjb for his inability to use his/her real name when posting.
            Of course there is not a single comment/post I have made that says Coach Cal can’t coach. You are commenting from the liberal playbook for when you can’t win the debate you sling false accusations all the while hiding behind your keyboard.

          • ukjb

            Its the internet. Lots of people don’t use their real name. Makes it easy to not be found by psychos with a grudge. I would not care to regret learning that mistake the hard way. You want to use your real name? Congratulations! You win the who gives a shit award!

          • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

            Whenever you get out of the psyche ward let me know when you want to meet face to face and we will see how brave you are. Of course you won’t because you are pathetic and you hide behind your computer when you are not in your straight jacket.
            I know your mental abilities are severely limited and the only drama queen is your (if you are male) boyfriend.
            Interesting that you confirm my assessment.
            Everyone has the right to share their opinions, thoughts, about how UK is playing. I respect everyone who takes the time to do so…even you. But, like real UK fans who want to hold the players accountable, and the coaches, you are accountable for your comments that are personal attacks.
            I was a UK fan before I ever posted on this site and I will be a UK fan long after your medications wear off.

          • kondordisqus

            I understand your opinion differs. I understand mine is not the most popular. It doesn’t excuse your abusive, bullying behavior on these boards and getting down and negative on this team with such venom like yours does no one any good.

            I am done with you. Good day ma’am.

            Go Big Blue!

      • Guest

        I don’t care to analyze or contemplate, or even ponder anymore of your endless posts…and please don’t give me your “Real UK fans have the courage to speak the truth about this year and every other year” quote. You just a frustrated wanna be sports writer trying to get as much attention as you can by stirring any pot that’s boiling on the UK stove at the time…..Too bad you don’t have the talent or the objectivity it takes to be a real sports writer, and god knows you don’t have the skill to be the coach of UK….So face facts. Your a backseat couch potato wanna be coach/writer that would probably keel over from exhaustion if you had to take on a job of coaching the one and only UK team better than Coach Cal……You couldn’t do it!…Very few people can. Coach Cal is one of those people, and God bless him, he gives it all he has to give……Go BBN!….Now just write your next post to yourself, because no one else wants to read your crap anymore…..Oh and hey look! My name is right there!….SMH

        • kondordisqus

          Go Big Blue!

          • Angela

            I wasn’t posting to you….My post above was for the Jeff guy…sorry

          • kondordisqus

            gotcha. No worries here. Go Big Blue!

    • kondordisqus

      It looks like negative Nancy “we can only play 5-8 minutes a game” was put in her place.

      Now can the real Big Blue Fans step it up and let’s cut down the nets in Cat-lanta?!?!?

      Go Big Blue!!

      • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

        Dear Psychotic Suzie. The fact is that the last game they DID only play 5-8 minutes of great basketball. ESPN, John Clay, Courier Journal, etc. all confirmed this statement to be true. I don’t know if it is the meds you are on or your IQ is below 30 to question that comment of mine.
        It doesn’t take courage to post comments when UK is winning. But, it takes courage (and I am sure you don’t have that or a spine) to state the obvious.
        Lastly on several of my comments I stated that UK needed to bring the football team into “practice” to toughed up.
        I know I will hear from you soon Psychotic Suzie because you can’t help yourself.

        • John Bradford

          Just so you know, I live in Williamstown Kentucky, You see my name, I’ll meet you anytime, anywhere, all you have to do is put up or shut up. You always seem to want to put people down and call them names, well bitch tell me when and where and we will see just how tough you are, I know you will come up with some kind of an excuse and call me names, well guess what if you don’t have the balls to show up with me, then your a bitch!!!

          • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

            And I live in Washington DC and I’ll pay for your gas. The drive is about 16 hours but it will only take me 3 minutes to wipe the floor with you. I have instructor privileges at most Dojo’s (including in Kentucky) so that you can’t make any false claims. Feel free to bring some friends to witness you being shut up. I should be visiting relatives this summer and you can be sure I will look you up. During the interim go back into your crib and find your binky.

          • kondordisqus

            You have anger issues. Were you abused as a child?

          • Angela

            I have instructor privileges at most Dojo’s (including in Kentucky)…..You seriously said this?
            Man, you are the one that is off his meds….In fact it’s becoming very sad to read your rantings.
            Please just stop showing your behind in public….My real name is up above ( you seem to care a great geal about that sort of thing)….Seek help, or at least take a break from posting….SMH

          • John Bradford

            First off Jr. I don’t need you to pay for my gas, unlike you I have a real job. Second I think that it is great that you are an instructor, I do feel better now, I’ve been studying Jeet Kune Do for about 17 years now, so I can’t wait for you to mop the floor with me, I am truly looking forward to that. I do hope that you have a better relationship with your relatives than you do with the people on here, because everyone seem to think that you are an assclown. I do look forward to hearing from you again, that is if your mommy allows you to stay up late and reply to me, everyone knows you live in her basement. Good night Jr.

    • Angela

      I don’t care to analyze or contemplate, or even ponder anymore of your
      endless posts…and please don’t give me your “Real UK fans have the
      courage to speak the truth about this year and every other year” quote.
      You just a frustrated wanna be sports writer trying to get as much
      attention as you can by stirring any pot that’s boiling on the UK stove
      at the time…..Too bad you don’t have the talent or the objectivity it
      takes to be a real sports writer, and god knows you don’t have the skill
      to be the coach of UK….So face facts. Your a backseat couch potato
      wanna be coach/writer that would probably keel over from exhaustion if
      you had to take on a job of coaching the one and only UK team better
      than Coach Cal……You couldn’t do it!…Very few people can. Coach Cal
      is one of those people, and God bless him, he gives it all he has to
      give……Go BBN!….Now just write your next post to yourself, because
      no one else wants to read your crap anymore…..Oh and hey look! My name
      is right there!….SMH

  • Elwood Ballard

    Can’t pull it off with this group. Two of them can’t grasp the team concept. Leaving Hood AND Willis on the bench is ridiculous. They certainly cannot do any worse than the others. Hood can shoot the three, and so can Willis if you leave him in longer then a couple of minutes!

    • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

      Great comment and I wholly agree.

    • Michael Morgan

      you are right

  • JESSICA

    WIN OR LOOSE I BLEED BLUE AND ALWAYS WILL I AM STILL A KENTUCKY FAN

    • ukjb

      not enough of our kind these days. too many fair weather fans showing their faded colors…

      • Larry Martin

        I am not fair weather but I am faded blue, because I have been a fan for many years, the cats always come back. UK has more wins than any one else, and that will not change

    • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

      Good post/comment.
      It is evident, by your post/comment and typing in all caps, that you are passionate about UK and that is a great thing.

  • Plumley

    You guys don’t know Ky. basketball, they are going to the championship game..I bet anything.#BBNForever

    • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

      And the basis for your unwarranted, and factually incorrect, statement of “you don’t know Ky basketball” is what exactly? it amazes me how those who pretend to be UK fans make these false comments about real UK fans.
      They have a pattern of (a) not using their real names and (b) try to distract the real UK fans by making these outrageous comments.

  • Anthony Talavera

    It seems that anyone that criticizes the coach or the team is a fair weather fan. At least in the mind of the misguided portion of the BBN. Was everyone that was complaining about Gillespie 5 years ago being a fair-weather fan? He was a terrible leader of the program. If you bitched about him were you a fair weather fan? As some of you say on here, “no matter what, I back the Blue and if you don’t then you are a fair weather fan.” So while you were being critical of Billy G, I guess you were a fair weather fan too. Just because someone doesn’t like a Coach or the the players or the direction of a program, it doesn’t make them any less of a fan. In fact, it probably shows they are a little more concerned about the integrity of our program and our school. Some say a Final Four will fix everything. It fixes nothing. If you think it does, then you are the fair weather fan. It is obvious that Coach Con’s plan isn’t working. It is obvious that several of the freshmen this year have no heart. If a player doesn’t play hard, why would you not put him on the bench for a game or two? That will change his attitude. It has worked for decades in any sport. If you care about the University, then you have a right to be critical, just as many of you, including myself, were critical of Billy G. I wasn’t, as you weren’t, a fair weather fan beating up on Billy G. We were looking out for the best interest of our program and our University. If all you care about is wearing a National championship teeshirt, then it is you that is the fair weather fan. Those that are critical of Calapari, for the most part, know where this road is leading to. And it isn’t pretty. I am afraid we have have seen Coach Con’s last National Championship at UK. The con only works for short periods of time, then it has to move on before it gets busted. Hopefully when it moves on, it won’t take our 2012 championship banner with it.

    • kondordisqus

      Why are you uttering the name of “The Coach Who Shall Not Be Named” so much?

    • http://www.ElvisCollector.info/ Jeff Schrembs

      I applaud you for your honesty. Be forewarned that there are “internet cowards” who are afraid to use their real names and will try to, incorrectly, call you a non-UK fan.
      They are pathetic and they are not rational enough, or mature enough, to adhere to reality. .
      Don’t worry about these trolls and keep posting and sharing your opinion.
      Take care.

    • Jarrod Kyle smith

      Here is your problem as I can see from your post. Your a Cal hater from the start. Right? What has he done that you don’t like? Don’t tell me about the Memphis and Umass losing there wins, because NCAA said it wasn’t his fault. Have you ever been acused of something that you didn’t do? And the high powers to be said you didn’t do it whether it was a parent teacher, etc. is it fair for someone to keep blaming you? Cal has done a great job. As far as Billy G goes he was an alcoholic and we had terrible loses. UK was too big of a school for him. Cal has proved that he is a big time coach. He will be a hall of fame coach one day. We are lucky to have him. Now you have your opinion, and opinions are like ass holes everyone has one. But some stink more then others I am sure. Your opinion stinks according to most fans. If a see a FOOL I CALL IT A FOOL. For those who said that Cal didn’t win with his players your fools, he only had 3 player that he didn’t recruit, and he made them great ( jorhs). But he win a NC WITH HIS PLAYERS. Angela also was right on. I am using my whole name for those who said they hide behind a fake one

      • Anthony Talavera

        Here is your problem as i can see from your reply. My post was in reference to anyone being critical of the Cats being considered fair weather fans. You missed the point. That’s ok. Like you say, some are fools.

        • Kyle Smith

          Sorry

  • Bob Knight

    Cal can recruit, that’s it. Anthony Davis got UK a national championship. Cal is not earning his money. He refuses to change his game plan and eventually will cost him his job.

    • Cody Scrivano

      God shut up. Im so sick of you kinds of fans. We would be so much better without you.

  • jason m.

    Most of you guys are crazy, there’s not another coach I’d rather have for my team right now. Its just impossible to win a title every season. We had 3 great… and I mean GREAT years when Cal first came here, so now that we’ve had a tough one and just a good one, yall wanna run him out of town. Its impossible to win a championship every single year, and with players like Willis and Hawkins, he’s grabbing players that will stick around for a while and provide leadership. Next year there Devin Booker and Ulis. They’ll be multi-year players. Duke has 7 losses and no one’s running Coach K out of town. Its been a year or two since we’ve had a game changing player, but we’ll get some more. Remain Calm…. and quit bashing Cal.

  • Cliff Wartman

    One way or another it will be one heck of a game.