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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Aborted Season Lament Edition

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The abrupt ending of college sports due to Covid-19 concerns has left a void in our lives. To fill it, some people are trying to summon a proper ending to the NCAA Tournament virtually, including participating in “One Shining Moment” productions and completing theoretical brackets.

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.

The abrupt, unexpected truncation of the college basketball season, and the subsequent cancellation of major sporting leagues and events nearly worldwide, have left a major hole in America’s entertainment choices. This year will be memorable as the season without a college basketball champion, a Collegiate World Series, and quite possibly an Olympic year without an Olympics. News has come down today that the Kentucky Derby will still be run, but in September the Saturday after Labor Day.

But the human spirit will not be denied. Some college teams, denied the possibility of having “One Shining Moment” (aside: I loathe that song) sung in their honor, have decided to make their own versions in video. I guess that will have to do.

I suppose I’ll always regret not knowing what Kentucky’s three guards and Nick Richards could do against teams they haven’t played before. At the same time, I never had many hopes for this team advancing to the final weekend given what should certainly be a legendary propensity for winning without being able to put an opponent away. Still, it hurts a little not being able to see them try — not as bad as it hurts them, I’m sure, but life can be cruel like that. And if this is as cruel as life gets for them, they should give thanks for it every day.

Okay, I have to say it... We’ll be great next year, so watch out, world!

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Good for him. Hope he’s as successful there as he was at Green Bay.

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