Ok, first of all a disclaimer -- I don't normally catch the show Jim Rome is Burning as I sort of think the man's haughtiness knows no bounds and he's kind of tough for me to watch, BUT, I did happen to catch some of his show today. Did anybody else catch it?
One of the items that he was "burning on" was UK and their youth and I have to hand it to him, he chose youth over experience (yay, Go Jim, I totally agree!) and he also had some lovely things to say about us and our chances in the tourney and then went on to talk about the game against Miss State and how it appeared that the boys (he mentioned Wall and Cousins specifically) didn't seem to know that Cousins' just-in-the-nick-of-time buzzer shot was to tie the game and not win it and then went on to ask the question that, "Should Kentucky fans be worried about this? Should they be worried that their team seems to be oblivious to the score? Shouldn't they have kept their cool and acted like they'd been there before?"
Now, I will confess that that time of the game was so emotional for me, I was a complete and total wreck, I was jumping up and down screaming my head off with excitement, in short I had no wits whatsoever about me and quite honestly the boys' exuberance and incredible showing of emotion at that time made me even more excited and I didn't for a second think, "Oh, my gosh, I wish they'd just keep their cool". Not once did I think that when it was happening and I don't really think that now. I appreciate the unbridled unrehearsed enthusiasm that our team showed and didn't really see a problem with it and I can't imagine that many other Kentucky fans did either?
If I was an emotionally charged train wreck in my house in my living room, I can't even begin to imagine what it was like for our boys. They are young kids, let them have a little fun, I say, let them be oblivious for a few minutes, let them relish the moment. They didn't act like they'd been there before because, well, they hadn't. It was an honest and totally genuine outpouring of emotion. I loved it.