I think my giddiness got the better of me last night. Tru chastised me -- and rightly so -- for a diary entry that was supposed to be lighthearted but definitely came across (after 8 hours of sleep anyway) as anything but. I deleted it.
I haven't been nearly as gracious as Tru has been in both victory and defeat and that's something I could stand to work on. While I don't 'retract' what I write on my site, please understand that my 7-in-a-row post is written from the perspective of a guy who suffered under your Cats' reign of terror. It seemed damn near impossible to beat Kentucky back in the day, no matter how big the lead and no matter where the game was played, and it's a compliment to how much prestige your program has gained over the decades that we take such pride in defeating the 'Cats even in one of their down years. Maybe a little too much pride on my part.
Seeing that I really 'tested Tru's goodwill' with what I wrote negated any happy feelings I had about our win. Friendships are more important to me.
I'd like to caution that some of my writings (at my site) are for the benefit of the smack-talking contingent and should be viewed purely as entertainment. They are NOT directed at readers of ASeaofBlue.com. Once in awhile I get a Catpause.com invasion when someone links one of my posts on the message board, and those people show up -- sometimes in force -- to lay down their own smack talk. That post was for their benefit, not yours.
I wrote the first of those two posts about the game at 1:00AM in the morning and in retrospect, I wouldn't have written it quite like that. Attribute it to a few bottles of Rolling Rock and only a few hours sleep from the night before. Like I said, giddy. The second one was written after a full night's sleep and hopefully you can see the difference between a fully functional GP vs.a semi-conscious one.
Again, I apologize and I'll try to be a better sport for the next game (which, being that it's at Rupp and Meeks and Jasper will be healthy, I'm pretty sure we'll lose.)