Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Blue/White football scrimmage. Pleasure is used loosely here as it was 46 degrees outside and sprinkled on and off throughout. I showed up later than expected and was unable to enjoy pre-game festivities and tailgating. There were Cat fans tailgating but not nearly the atmosphere of a real game. One would think this partially due to the weather, as well as losing fans to Keeneland and Thunder Over Louisville. The announced attendance was 4500, though without tickets there would be no accurate way to calculate it.
The game itself was a 1’s versus 2’s format, with the 2nd team spotted a 14 point lead. The starters won 35-28, but it should have been 35-21. The 2nd team turned the ball over on downs under 2 minutes and the coaches decided to let them keep playing. This allowed a last-second touchdown. I wasn’t a fan of the 1’s vs. 2’s format, it made it hard to judge the starters progress. It also allowed fans to complain about EVERY play. If a touchdown were scored, it didn’t matter because it was against the backups. If the 2nd team had any success, it was unacceptable. In the end the starters outscored the backups 35-14, which should have been 35-7. That’s about right. And hopefully folks will remember that this is a spring football scrimmage, thus have no impact on the actual season.
Anyhow here are my observations from the Blue/White game: