For those of you that don't know, my dad and I are pretty big fans of the CATS. I decided tonight to invite the family over to watch the game and grill out instead of sitting in my routine zone and watching the game with myself (or with just my fiancee). They got here and I joked with my dad that he might never be invited back if things go wrong. Funny enough, he had said that he was thinking the same thing.
Well the game started and it really never felt right. This team was a few 3s away or some free-throws away from winning. But they didn't get them. As my family was leaving I told him that he wouldn't be welcome back again (jokingly) and that I wouldn't be on here again for a while so I could process the cataclysmic event that just happened to our team.
It took me about 30 minutes to calm down and process what I was so upset about. Really the only thing I can pin it too is that this team is too dang talented to let that happen. Then I looked at what they had accomplished. I climbed back off the ledge and snagged my laptop. What this group of players accomplished was amazing. They were all freshman when you think about having a new coach. They inspired us, confused us, but most importantly brought the pride of wearing a UK jersey back after its hiatus. We, as fans, will no doubt take a lot of flack in the days to come. I will be wearing my blue and white the entire time. I also joked with my dad that I have this UK flag that I have been meaning to hang up, but haven't found the time. Today I had the time, but didn't want to mess with the routine more than I already had.
It will go up tomorrow. This has truly been an amazing ride. I appreciate the boys and Coach Cal for taking me on it, and to all of you for riding with me. I look forward to the weeks to come so that we can see how next year will unfold. We will get to see new recruits come in, and our boys, that have become men, decide to leave to make their careers. Just take a second and think about where we were this time last year, or any March as of late. It should take too long to bring a smile to your face.
So to all BIG BLUE NATION, I say raise your glass and say farewell to one of the most exciting and lovable teams we have had in many years!!! We wish them the best. Wooohhhoooooooo.................. C.......A.......T........S.......CATS, CATS, CATS. Go big blue!!!!!!