Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are enjoying a cool beverage and something hot off the grill with people you care about. It’s been a beautiful weekend, albeit hot. It’s a fine environment for Kentucky’s first summer camp of the year. Hopefully it will produce a commitment.
Mark Story has a funny article in the Lexington Herald Leader about the good things in the upcoming Kentucky football season. My favorite except:
“9. Traffic ingress and egress. If as many people have given up their tickets as claim they have, it is bad for Phillips’ job security. But it will be great getting into and out of Commonwealth Stadium for those who are attending the games.”
I couldn’t agree more. It seems as if everyone in Kentucky has held season tickets since the 70’s but can’t take a 5-7 season and will therefore not be renewing. It seems these people suffer from a form of amnesia, as 2011 was far from the worst product a season ticket holder would have witnessed in that time span. The idea that cutting season tickets (aka revenue) will make a change for the better is ludicrous. Perhaps you get your wish and Joker Phillips loses his job. Do you think the university will go out and spend big money on a coach for a sport with such fickle fans? No, they will promote Rick Minter or pluck a cheap assistant from another school.
Finally, my condolences to the UK Baseball team. They were spurned in their bid to host NCAA tournament games, reportedly due to facilities. It’s another sign that Kentucky needs to spread the wealth a little in the athletic department.