The Rivalry: Episode One -- Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals

Via who else?  Mike at Card Chronicle.


This particular production is a little Louisville-heavy for me, but it is a Louisville station doing the production (WHAS 11). It is a great sin to include the first game, but exclude the Rex Chapman game. Of course, that's just my partisan opinion.

Still, all in all it's a very nice production.  Some of the old footage of Joe B. Hall refusing to talk about Louisville and Rick Pitino talking about how fast he thought he could turn Kentucky around made me smile, and even more so when he was proven right about that.

It sure is a strange sequence of events that got us where we are right now, and the amazing amount of intertwined fates that have brought us to the present.  This year, Kentucky and Louisville will play for the 30th time since the series was officially resumed after the 1983 Regional Final in Knoxville, and it promises to be a beauty if both teams manage to come in healthy.

Despite their protestations to the contrary, Cardinal fans took note of the Morehouse game the other day, and more than a few of them expressed concern.  That's the one good thing about a game like that is that it can cause some soul-searching and hand-wringing among your main rival.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed it, I assume there will be more.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join A Sea Of Blue

You must be a member of A Sea Of Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at A Sea Of Blue. You should read them.

Join A Sea Of Blue

You must be a member of A Sea Of Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at A Sea Of Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker