Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.
So, Kentucky dragged the Louisville football team around Kroger Field by their collective tongue, then drubbed the corpse -- for the second year in a row.
Let’s remember, for a moment, these results:
Louisville, in the period between 1999 and 2017, went 13-6 against the Wildcats including beat-downs in 2004, 2006, 2012, and 2017. We didn’t like that.
The last two seasons, Kentucky has returned two of the three drubbings it suffered at Louisville’s hands in spades, by a combined score of 101-23.
Louisville doesn’t like that, and is whining quite loudly about both the score and the fact that some Kentucky partisans are mocking their obnoxious “L” hand-sign. Louisville coach Scott Satterfield even trolled his own fan base complaining about the mocking signal.
It is not Kentucky’s fault that Louisville’s run defense is adequate only against the manifestly inferior competition they faced in their ACC division. Any SEC team, including Vanderbilt, would’ve run for miles against Louisville’s inexperienced front. Even Kentucky’s reserves were having a field day, as one would expect after three quarters of bruising domination by one of the best offensive lines in the SEC.
Kentucky knows the feeling Louisville experienced all too well, having fielded a few of similarly loathsome quality in the past and placing them opposite dominant SEC O-lines. In fact, only recently has Kentucky gotten itself out of the funk that Louisville currently finds itself in. It’s a nice feeling.
Please join me for a moment in enjoying the sweetness of their collective tears, and smiling indulgently at their collective outrage and sad-sack lamenations. Enjoy it well, folks, because Satterfield is one heck of a fine coach, and this game will, at some time in the future, swing the other way. Will we whine? Probably. When did anyone accuse fans, especially in rivalry games, of rationality?
The basketball game promises to be super fun.
Tweet of the Morning
When Bobby Petrino ran up the score, I always said this,— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) December 3, 2019
“Don’t like it? Go Beat them”
The same is true now.
Mack, Satterfield and Tyra seem like good dudes. But don’t all of a sudden act like you guys are saints
It’s a rivalry. Embrace it
45-13 is motivation enough
Pretty much how I feel as well. Also, what’s this whole “Ls down” thing? Look, if Louisville fans want to make hand signs promoting their team and school, don’t complain when others use a version of it to mock you. Snowflakes.
- Faster, please.
#Auburn QB transfer Joey Gatewood posted this on Instagram this morning, confirmation that he was at #Kentucky unofficially this weekend as @247Sports reported. #BBN pic.twitter.com/Klmw43AKgY— Josh Edwards (@JEdwarCBS) December 2, 2019
- Lynn Bowden Jr. named SEC Offensive Player of the Week. I think he may have been the only person under consideration after that performance.
- UK ranks 5th in the nation in rushing per game.
- The Wildcats have found success buying in to the new running scheme that leverages Bowden and the running backs.
- Kentucky linebacker Tra Wilkins enters the transfer portal.
- Kentucky rises slightly in the new AP poll.
- Brooks, Whitney have the ability to make a difference for UK.
- Coach Cal thinks Ashton Hagans might be the best point guard in the country. Indeed.
Other Kentucky sports
- Leah Edmond, Gabby Curry named SEC Volleyball Players of the Week. UK has had a lot of these this season.
- Nick Saban had no comment.
Is the era of Nick Saban dominating college football coming to an end?@finebaum: "Yes." pic.twitter.com/xjDRah6YRt— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 3, 2019
But Stephen A, on the other hand:
BLASPHEMY out of the mouth of @finebaum on @GetUpESPN this morning about Nick Saban. Absolute Blasphemy— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) December 3, 2019
- Where, indeed?
Kentucky QB Lynn Bowden Jr for All-America! But where? Only player in country to lead his team in rushing and receiving. No. 1 all-purpose performer.— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) December 3, 2019
- Music City Bowl interested in Louisville, but Kentucky a very unlikely opponent if so.
- SEC fines Auburn 250K for storming the field after the Alabama upset. They seem to do this a lot ...
- I’d say that perhaps this AP voter is unqualified to offer a ballot.
What if I told you Texas Tech lost twice last week to unranked opponents — and is currently 0-2 against top-240 KenPom teams — but still moved up four spots this week to No 7 on one AP voter’s ballot?#PollAttacks:https://t.co/BU2jeIsjEW— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) December 2, 2019
- Who made a positive impression during Feast Week, and who left a bad taste in people’s mouths?
- Uh oh: Georgetown has serious problems on the basketball team, and not just related to basketball.
- Louisville having a party over their #1 ranking. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, boys...
- 2019 Duke basketball at a crossroads.
Other sports news
- Is the universe curved? Nah, flat. Just kidding, I have no idea.
- Student solves 100-year old physics puzzle. Very interesting, and something you have probably wondered yourself.