On his official website, Coach Cal has a "Golden Spike" section where he discusses the spikes in the floor @ Memorial Coliseum and mentions possibly driving a few into the floor at Rupp.
The name "Golden Spike" is derived from the legendary nails, or "spikes," that were part of the old floors at Alumni Gym and Memorial Coliseum. The spikes represented significant shots in UK history...Some day I would like to see a GOLDEN SPIKE driven into the floor at Rupp Arena for something fantastic that one of our Wildcats accomplishes on the floor in our storied building.
So what does everyone think? Would Wall's jumper qualify? Arguments against include that it was an early season game against a small-name opponent and that it was an early season game with little-to-no impact on postseason play. On the other hand, this may be the shot that truly signifies the beginning of big things for both Wall and our Wildcats. I have a distinct feeling that it will be one of those "I remember where I was when..." shots (sort of the anti-Laettner shot). Also, IF (and this is a HUGE if) the Cats were to make it through the rest of the season undefeated, we may look back and realize that this shot may have been a season-changer in more ways than we realize now. Besides, for a kid who is likely going to make dozens of game-winning shots at UK and in the league, this is where we saw it first. So what does everyone think? Will we still be talking about this shot with our kids and grandkids? Would it merit a "Golden Spike?"
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