Nobody was shocked by the fact that last Friday was an epic encounter between 2 teams playing great basketball. What did shock us however was what followed.
UofL has always been perceived as “Little Brother”, a role that we and our AD Tom Jurich are perfectly fine with. Little Bro has been doing pretty good for himself lately: Men’s and women’s Final Four, National Championships, BCS Bowls, College World Series, and National Champions in many other sports. Louisville has been on an incredible run as a University and doesn’t look to stop anytime soon and that apparently has gotten under the skin of BBN.
When the buzzer sounded Friday night and the Cards fell to the Wildcats myself and others in CardNation sunk our heads into our hands knowing we just let one get away. But more importantly than the loss to our rivals we knew this was the last time we would see Russ, Luke, SVT, Hendo, and more than likely Montrezl play in the Louisville uniform. While the Cards will rebound with a very talented team next season, these guys doing so much for this program will go down in history as one of the greatest groups of all time.
So CardNation headed back down I65 south upset but excited for the future things to come. Jeff Walz and the Cards look to be headed back to the Final Four, the baseball team is looking great so far, Man the ACC will be fun, and WOW Bobby is opening this offense up!! As these thoughts were running through our minds we all took a look at twitter and news feeds and saw this:
WHAT?! Surely these are photos from the 2012 Final Four riots (Celebrating a win over “Little Brother”). I mean do fans really do this over a Sweet Sixteen win????
OK OK sorry Dayton but I would expect this from you. You should celebrate, an A-10 team that hasn’t had success in a long while, and honestly this looks pretty civil compared to the fire fest going on in the picture above.
Then it all hit me!! They “NEEDED” this. This is all they have folks. The Cards lost and the sun came up on Saturday, I’m not sure that same sun would have rose in Lexington. So BBN we are happy for you guys. Good win little buddy!! You celebrate your hearts out because you need this. We promise when Bobby hangs 63 on you in November to not rub it in as hard. We had no idea we had hurt your feelings in this manner. I guess “Little Brother” has been kind of a bully lately. It’s time CardNation to realize we have grown up and honestly “Big Bro” is going through his mid life crisis so act accordingly because we have another Big year of sports ahead of us.
Now it’s on to Dallas for you guys where quite honestly you should dominate. Wisconsin and UCONN don’t come close to matching up, you have given UF everything they want 3 times already, and you just went through the toughest road in NCAA history so this should be a piece of cake!!……Just don’t choke on it 😉