The past three weeks have been brutal for Kentucky fans. Road loss after road loss, a first round exit in the SEC tournament, denial into the NCAA Tournament, and a first round outing in the NIT at the hands of Robert Morris; all of this culminated into the worst stretch of basketball we have seen in over twenty years. And yes, even worse than when Billy Gillispie was coaching. He at least won a few games during his NIT run.
The Twitter feeds and the Facebook pages didn’t help matters much. Big Blue Nation was getting it from all sides; Indiana fans, Louisville fans, media, and even their own Wildcat brethren. The ugly side of Big Blue Nation was out in full force as Kentucky “fans” took to twitter to blast the current players and Anthony Davis; John Clay from the Lexington Herald Leader received one of the most ignorant emails that he had ever seen and decided to share it with the rest of the world.
The ugliness of poor play and the barbs coming from every direction caused the fringe fans to go on a social media blitz that left the rest of us shaking our heads in disgust and wishing that it would all just stop.
Today Julius Randle provided us with some perspective. What we experienced was just one season and now it’s over. John Calipari and the Wildcats now have a shot at redemption. And revenge.