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Louisville Tale of the Tape

We are days away from the Governor’s Cup… the annual battle of the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats. When Kentucky and Louisville first started playing each other in football in 1912, Louisville’s football program was still in its infancy. Kentucky dominated six meetings between the teams from 1912 until 1924, holding Louisville scoreless in all six games, after which the teams stopped playing. From that time until the 1990s, neither school was known as a particularly strong football program. As the basketball rivalry intensified and both schools’ football programs improved, the two teams began playing annually in 1994 after an 80 year dormancy and the rivalry began in earnest. Kentucky leads the all-time football series with Louisville, twelve games to nine. What say you Michael?

michael_buffer3Live from Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY, for the thousands in attendance and the millions of Kentucky fans and hundreds of Louisville fans watching around the world, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let’s get ready to rumble!

Tale of the Tape

Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Louisville

Football Coach
Rich “This is Bullshit” Brooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steve “I am Bullshit” Kragthorpe
Advantage: Brooks. By a mile.

Football Coach’s Public Perception
Survived an angry bitter mob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Created an angry bitter mob
Advantage: Kentucky

Recruiting Pitch
Play against the best. Each weekend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Help us beat Syracuse. Finally.
Advantage: ESS EEE SEE brother!!!!

Coach Nationally Known For…
Bourbon bottles, Bowls, F-150s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wrecking what Petrino created
Advantage: Uh… you can probably figure that out.

Athletic Director
Mitch Barnhart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Jurich
Advantage: Push

Athletic Director Failings
Hiring Billy Gillispie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hiring Steve Kragthorpe
Advantage: Push

Check out the AD’s…
Fancy billboards and barns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Too tight turtlenecks
Advantage: Barnhart’s Billboards, Barns, and Alliteration

Stadium Named After
The entire state. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A pizza baron who didn’t actually go to UofL
Advantage: The Commonwealth trumps a Ball State alum. Barely.

Much like the game figures to be on Saturday, this one wasn’t even close.

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6 Responses

  1. couldnt find a way to squeeze pitino in there?

  2. I think Pitino has squeezed himself into enough things lately.

  3. Nice contingency plan when you lose to an I-AA team: Just focus on another team. Rich Brooks thinks this is bullshit.

  4. Actually, Mike, we’ve been sort of slacking on our Kentucky coverage this season. Time to come out guns blazing. Consider it practice for NIU Hate Week. 🙂

  5. I never understood why Papa John himself was so stuck up U of L’s ass!?!?!? I mean seriously…

  6. I’ve heard that Kragthrowup has “something up his sleeve” for tomorrow’s game. I’m hoping it’s his resignation.

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