The Bluegrass State

I’ve been several places as you can tell from my photos page, but there is always something soothing about Kentucky this time of the year.  Being the Kentucky Wildcats have just won the eight national championship makes it a little bit sweeter!  The pictures of Lexington do not do it justice until you take a drive through the country to see it yourself.

Keeneland begins today with opening day also on Good Friday.  Get out to the track if you didn’t have the luxury of making it last year or if you simply enjoy the atmosphere.  Each year we seem to break a record for crowd attendance so if you are not into that sort of thing, venture out on a Sunday.

My wife and I have been patiently waiting for our son to be born and are getting everything as “ready” as possible.  I will say that is all for now, just wanted to share a few thoughts.  Till next time, Happy Easter!

 

Let The Countdown Begin

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Over the course of the next four days, I would say most Kentuckians are having difficulty focusing on anything but the “Battle of the Bluegrass” that is to take place Saturday night in “Blue Orleans”. My Facebook news feed is filled with jabs from one side of fandom to the other and although I try to refrain from participating in the “dark-side” madness, it is hard to sit back and say nothing while dirty-birds chirp.

Do I think it will be a competition? Yes. Do I think the Kentucky Wildcats will come out victorious? ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY!!! It isn’t because my biasness of a ‘Blue and White’ fan since as far as I can remember, well, maybe a little bit, but the fact that we have the better team. Over the past twelve years of watching college basketball I haven’t seen a team as athletically pleasing or defense/offensive dominant. You could consider the back-back Florida Gators (2006,2007) or North Carolina Tar Heels (2005,2009) as potential to being this good, but they had squads filled with juniors and seniors. I do not go back farther than that because that takes us back into the 90’s and I was more focused on watching the NBA and Michael Jordan take over and the fact that Kentucky was dominating during that era with Ricky P at the reins.

If a matchup could take place, who would you like to see this CATS team take on? Personally, I would like to see what they could do to the ’96 CATS given a time machine…