We threw out this question to see what the people thought, and the mixed responses made it worthwhile. If the Cards only win 1 game on December 28th, which would YOU rather see them win? The Battle for the Bluegrass against Kentucky? Or the Russell Athletic Bowl against Miami? Now of course, we would prefer for the Cards to go 2-0 that day, but this just makes for good discussion. First, here are the opinions from the members of CSZ, followed by the twitter responses from you, the fans. Enjoy!
Jeremy Wahman: I would pick the basketball win hands down. 1) We would shut up the mouth-runners after beating the best team ever (ha) and 2) We play Miami first game of next year. Maybe a loss motivates everyone to come back. Who knows? Go Cards!
Justin Renck: As much as I would want that win over UK, I will be a team player and go with which one would mean more to that respective program, and that is a football win. A win over Miami in a bowl game, which is in Florida as well, would be big for recruits and the future of the program. Some kids have Louisville and Miami in their finalists and that could help their decision. Then beat them again to start next season and show dominance. However, I would then have to stay off social media if that is the 1 win we get that day.
Steve Rummage: I would have to pick the UK game. That’s hard for me being a football guy but two things play into it. First the bowl game is more icing on the cake and the basketball team is in need of a quality win. And last and most important, I don’t have to live with Miami fans all year. With that said, just win both. Go Cards!
Daryl Foust: Bowl game. Players work all season long for their post-season trophies. This will be great momentum heading into the ACC next year. As much as I’d like a win over Kentucky, it will be tough to get one at Rupp. Contrary to what Calipari believes, it is NOT our Super Bowl. We actually have a football game that day as well and I want a trophy.
@CardSportsZone I'll take the UK win ALL DAY LONG…if I had to pick between both. My hatred of Kentucky is that deep. That's my own opinion
— Mike Penick (@mikedoesitbest) December 22, 2013
— Shane Stovall (@502SportsShane) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone The basketball game, cause my hate for uk is that real..
— Salvador (@ThemsJustJokes) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone bowl game…we can still be national champs with a loss to UK
— Taylor Eubanks (@Taylorrr_Reneee) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone The bowl game. Teddy deserves to leave this program with a great game and a W. Also, championships are not won in December.
— Jacob Griffin ⛅️ (@Jacobbb_Aaron) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone Bowl game…def more important than the bball game! Bball is only for bragging rights for fans,nothing else.
— Beastachu (@Beast502Mode) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone definitely the bowl game.Those seniors deserve to go out on top.The bball game is one of many and only means bragging rights
— Action Jackson (@jacksheajr) December 22, 2013
— Ryan (@rhud_502) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone football to show we can win vs BCS conference teams especially acc. Basketball what really matters is winning in march
— Noah Dartmann (@I_Noah_Guy30) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone bowl game. A loss to UK means nothing in the grand scheme. The bowl game is important in continuing building our 🏈 brand
— Taco Shawn Juan (@lvilleshawn) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone football game for recruitment
— Patti Pinkley (@PPinkley) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone UK game! Easy question!
— Brent Evers🎃le (@SoleTrain247) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone FB GAME. More impact on team, season, recruiting and future.
— kiel.welsh (@kielwelsh) December 22, 2013
— Red Rogue (@EthridgeKen) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone Hate this, but if forced, the Bowl game. End of season statement going into ACC & nothing matters til March for other.
— Mary Robinson (@CardChick) December 22, 2013
— phood4thought (@phood4thought) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone the football game, because IF it is Teddy's last game I want him to go out with a bang!
— Nico (@dominic_casper) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone The bowl game. Win over top25 team gives the best impression on season
— CharlestonCard (@pbv2103) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone basketball cause I don't want to hear the Kensucky fans!
— Christopher (@cardsfan1985) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone The Bowl game. Send Teddy out strong. UK only matter in bragging rights. Rather brag about winning the 1st weekend of April
— Jesse Ford (@BigUncleJes) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone football game of course
— Ali Elwakhi Sr (@aelwakhi) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone UK game… We had to hear all summer how great they'd be. Need to beat them. We have to live around those folks.
— The Cardinal's Beak 🐤 (@RU4UofL) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone kentucky. Bragging rights .
— Blake Jackson Warner (@_hawgleg_) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone: Bowl game. Helps our football brand, and gets us prepped for the ACC. Basketball brand is just fine.
— … (@kruegermania) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone Beating Kentucky at bball is better than anything.
— Frankspeak (@superscout99) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone a loss to Miami has a neg detrimental impact for next sesson. A loss to UK we still can win it all. Want the FB win more
— Alan Davis (@Alanin502) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone football game because this is our first ACC game and we need to start on the right foot!
— Dustin Bloomfield (@Cardfan78) December 22, 2013
— Pro V Doc™️ (@TMan_in_TN) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone would rather win the football game. It means something. Come March who won the Bball game is meaningless.
— B Mo (@TheBMo) December 22, 2013
@CardSportsZone Football. Pre-season ratings can have huge impact on entire season. If win we'll be starting strong next year. Means more.
— Rachel (@snicklefritz35) December 22, 2013
— Lil_Romeostasis (@CARDSALLDAY26) December 22, 2013
— Ryan (@RyanDale722) December 22, 2013
— Ryan (@RyanDale722) December 22, 2013
— Shaun Clemons (@railroader13) December 22, 2013
— 13ncaachampsCARDS (@doris_spence) December 22, 2013