Tonight, the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the LSU Tigers in the first game of the Thursday evening session of the SEC Tournament, with the winner moving on to face the #2 seed Kentucky Wildcats. After that, the Mississippi St. Bulldogs and Mississippi Rebels go at it for the honor of taking on the #3 seed Georgia Bulldogs.
I really don't have a dog in either of these fights. LSU, presumably, is the tougher of the two for the Wildcats, having soundly beaten Kentucky down in Baton Rouge and falling to a last-second putback in overtime at Rupp Arena. My feeling is that if Kentucky isn't ready to beat either team right now, they probably won't have much of a shot in the Big Dance. If I'm going to be disappointed further this season, I'd rather get it over with.
Having said that, I am hopeful that Kentucky will finally find a modicum of their potential somewhere on the floor of the Joe Craft center. If not, well, I've pretty much found my happy place, such as it is without a successful Kentucky season. It's a bit chilly and in the winter, but it isn't abject depression, either. The seasons pass. Hope springs eternal.
Instead of hope, we have the "tweak." I guess I can live with that. Enjoy the games, comment on them here.