The latest weather report predicts a 70% of rain on Sunday when the Wildcats take on the Cardinals. Will the poor weather help or hurt the Wildcats? I think it helps. One area that truly think that Kentucky has an advantage is their defensive line vs. Louisville’s offensive line. Bruisers like Mister Cobble and Donte Rumph are SEC size defensive tackles and could cause problems if Louisville was forced into a running game.
The Cards did have success on the ground last season against the ‘Cats, but I think that success was mainly because of the element of surprise. Dominique Brown was put in at running back for the first time for the Cardinals and this threw the Wildcats for a loop. Brown was recruited as a quarterback but is more of that “slash” type athlete. This year that surprise is gone as Kentucky will be able to prepare for every player as Brown is now officially a running back. Jeremy Wright is listed as the Cardinals other back and has not been impressive in his time at Louisville. If Cobble and Rumph are able to clog the middle, this could cause the game to become a good old fashioned SEC ground and pound contest.
I also like Kentucky’s depth at the running back position. Both Coshik Williams and Raymond Sanders have started in games before. And there are freshman pile moving studs DyShawn Mobely and Justin Taylor. Things could be shaping up in Kentucky’s favor.
If you thought that Louisville fans couldn’t be more delusional, then you need to think again. Adidas has released officially licensed shirts that claim that the Cards have won four national titles in basketball. The dates are 1948, 1956, 1980 and 1986. The 1948 title they claim was actually something called an NAIB tournament. The funny thing is that Kentucky won the REAL NCAA national title that is universally recognized in ’48. The 1956 title they claim was an NIT title.
This is like me saying that I once dated a girl that looked like Scarlett Johannson, so I really dated Scarlet Johansson. Just because Louisville and Adidas calls the NAIB and NIT tournament victories national titles, doesn’t mean they are national titles.
Nobody recognizes Louisville’s fake titles. Not the NCAA, not ESPN, not CBS, not NBC, not the NABA, not Rick Pitino; nobody recognizes them. As Terry pointed out last night, the fantasy vs. reality in Delusionville is starting to become more and more Team Fantasy every day.
This is the most Louisville basketball thing ever.