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I HAD A Dream



The following is meant not in mockery, but in tribute to a great speech, cause it looks like it is going to take a lot more than a speech to get the Cats moving in SEC Football.......

I am happy to join all of you today in what will go down in history as one of the bigger wastes of time in the sad but true story of the Kentucky Wildcats in the SEC.

Fifty some odd years ago a great American, who will forever more be considered a legend in the hearts and minds of all UK fans, signed what many consider to be the announcement fortelling the death of the Kentucky Football Wildcats. His name was Bear Bryant. He did this to free himself from the tyranny and opression he felt at the helm of this once proud and admired program, to allow us to develop into a behemoth of the college basketball world. He knew that his sacrifice might lead us to find the right kind of individual to head our program, one that could roll with the punches, take the inevitable poundings and be willing to bounce right back up and ask for more.

But now, some fifty odd years or more later, the Wildcats are still not free. We are still crippled by the shackles of basement dwelling, bottom feeding years where the Kentucky name was little more than a doormat for the rest of the SEC to wipe their feet on as they entered the hallowed halls of history, appearing in bowl after bowl, championship after championship, one historical Saturday afternoon battle after another. And so, as is our right, we have come online today to dramatize a shameful situation.

In a sense we are here to cash a check. When the SEC was formed so many years ago, it was under the premise of fair and spirited competition for all, and in drafting it's inception the founders of this league  were in fact signing a promissory note to which every member of the SEC was fall heir.

This was the promise that all members, great and small, no matter their geographical location, their team colors, or their mascot, would be guaranteed the right to "wins, losses and the pursuit of championships". It is obvious to many here today that the SEC has failed to provide that right to all, and that there stands today a vast chasm between the haves and the have nots of this league, and we have come to this place to day to remind everyone who can read and comment of the urgency of now.

It would be fatal for the SEC and it's members to overlook the urgency of this moment. Two-Thousand and Nine is not the end but the beginning, and those people who hope that the Wildcat fans are simply go away quietly will be stunned at the outcry from Wildcat Nation.

Fans, I had a dream today that I stood at the mountaintop and was witness to the greatest sight in the history of our program, and among the things I saw are these......

I had a dream today.....that one day my children will be witness to the Cats pounding on foe after foe in contest after contest, with their heads held high and their spirits soaring while they laugh about what once was.

I had a dream today....that down in Alabama with its Crimson Tide flowing at every seat in the house will have to stand and simply watch as the vaunted Wildcats scratch and claw them into the proverbial ground which they hold so dear.

I had a dream today....that we will one day walk into the Swamp,look squarely into the eyes of what once was a mythical dragon and scream No More! as we stomp and trod our way through the sea of orange and blue clad scantily dressed fans and  let out a wildcat howl and flood the Swamp in the wake of the Big Blue Nation.

I had a dream today.....that the likes of Steve Spurrier, Les Miles,Urban Meyer, Lane Kiffin, and a whole host of others will stand one day with their hands outstretched and welcome us into that most exalted of places, the place of honor we so desperately want and deserve, the label of Champions of the SEC.

And on that day we can all, from the highest of perches, to the lowest of valleys, sing the words of that old Rock and Roll anthem,

 

I've paid my dues -
Time after time -
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime -
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face -
But I've come through

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions - of the world -

I've taken my bows
And my curtain calls -
You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it
I thank you all -

But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise -
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race -
And I ain't gonna lose -

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions - of the world -

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