It is Christmas Eve and as is the tradition on WildcatBlueNation, it’s time for every Wildcat’s favorite Christmas poem, the 2012-2013 version of “The Louisville Grinch Before Christmas”.
Every Lou fan down in Lou-ville
Like their hometown Cardinals a lot…
And the Wildcats, who live 90miles East,
Most certainly DO NOT!
Wildcats just hate Cardinals,
and not just during basketball season!
If asked why they’ll respond,
and give you at least five good reasons.
The mascot has teeth,
they wear flat bill hats
they constantly whine,
and their ridiculous, full sleeve tats.
But I think the most likely reason of all
its that for all of the trash talk,
the number of banners hanging are two sizes too small.
Whatever the reason,
the hats or the boo hoos
The Cats will never be jealous
of the Cardinals of Lou,
unlike the Cards,
that spend everyday in their Yum Center
looking to make the best
out of another long losing winter
“Kentucky’s hanging up Banners!”
they’ll snarl and they’ll sneer.
“This time its number 8!
It’s all theirs!”
Then louder they’ll growl,
their fingers nervously drumming,
“What did we do wrong,
Rick promised ours is coming!”
But all along each is thinking…
…every Lou girl and boy
“I know it’s their year again,
It’s all a big ploy”
“And when they become champions again,
Oh the Cats Joy! The Joy!”
That’s one thing they hate!
Wildcat JOY! JOY! JOY!
And through the season,before its all over,
my how’ll they’ll feast.
And they’ll feast! And they’ll feast!
And they’ll FEAST! FEAST! FEAST! FEAST!
but first as polite neighbors do,
They’ll serve humility to the Cardinals of Lou,
something Lou-fans can’t stand in the least!
Kentucky will do something Cards liked least of all!
All those dressed in Blue,
the tall and the small,
Stand close together,
with parade bells ringing.
They’ll stand hand-in-hand
and they’ll all start singing!
They’d sing! And they’d sing!
About Championship RING! RING! RINGS!
And the more the Lou-fans think
of a Kentucky-Championship-Song
The more the Cards reiterate,
“I hate this, its all wrong!
“For my team’s whole existence
I’ve put up with this until now!
I can’t stop wins from coming!
I don’t even know how!”
And what’ll happened then…?
After this weekend’s game
Their hearts will just turn to blue
Suddenly yes, but it’s nothing new
“If I can’t beat em I’ll join em
I’ll cheer on those cats
I’ll throw up 3 goggles
I’ll give away my Baby PHATs.
I’ll cheer “Go Kentucky
And beat U of L”
I’ll wonder ‘who’s the Y’
And Pitino looks like” … well
You know where that’s going and all I can say
“It wasn’t just the former Lou hearts but the number of banners
that grew 3 and a half sizes that day.”