Andy Glockner rated the non-conference schedules of the nation’s top teams and some of his opinions were rather harsh. Kentucky received the “Worthy of Your Attention” ranking while the Indiana Hoosiers received the “Unacceptable” rating. Many knew that Kentucky would be fine without IU but what was not known was how bad IU needed the Kentucky game.
Tom Crean has set the Hoosiers up with cream puff after cream puff before they enter Big 10 play. He is finally being held accountable for his lollipop schedule and rightfully so. While Kentucky’s non-con slate may not be as big and as bad as it has been in recent years, there are still ranked opponents present with loads of history and talent.
People acted as if Armageddon was upon us when the Kentucky/IU game was finally dissolved. But I have found that there are some perks to not playing the Hoosiers. While the likes of Dick Vitale procalimed that it’s a national tragedy that the two old rivals have put their matchup on hold, I found some silver lining.
Here are the top perks of not playing Indiana:
We Don’t Have to be Reminded of “The Shot” at Every Turn:
You know what I’m talking about. Every ESPN would show “The Shot” on a loop during the week leading up to the game while ignoring the 11 point Kentucky victory in the Sweet Sixteen. So much has been made of a game winning shot during a game that doesn’t matter that people seem to forget that the Wildcats bested the Hoosiers when there were actual consequences at stake. I’ve seen it enough and the Hoosier fans have a nice little shrine dedicated to it, so that will help them remember the greatest shot that meant absolutely nothing. Let’s put it to bed.
We Don’t Have to See the Zellers in Rupp Arena:
I’m sure the Zellers are super nice people, but I’m sick of seeing them on TV and I sure as hell don’t want to see them in Rupp Arena. For some reason the media has crowned them the First Family of College Basketball. I guess thats better than bestowing that honor on the Hansbrough family. But seriously, they show the Zeller parents more during the game than the coaches. I’m not sure the value of looking at Mrs. Zeller every five minutes, but I’m glad I don’t have to figure it out this season.
We Don’t Have to Look at this Doofus:
I don’t care what you say, he’s a doofus. And he has a creepy twitter account.