The week leading up to the annual Governor’s Cup rivalry game between the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals is often referred to as “Louisville Hate Week.” And for those who have been hibernating for the past several years, this week is meant to do exactly what it’s named to do; incite hatred toward the Louisville program. Ironically, the more we dog “little brother” the more beneficial it is to them. Not us. Sure it’s often funny and might make you feel better but why give our little brother the satisfaction?
And no this isn’t some “high brow” position where I’m looking down on people for ripping on some Louisville Cardinals because I have friends who are Louisville fans and they get it from me, both barrels. But to dedicate an entire week to nothing but tearing down an inferior athletic institution seems a bit much. In fact, it seems like something they would do. There are too many reasons for the Big Blue Nation to talk about the positive direction Mark Stoops has this program going after the disastrous first game against Western Kentucky.
-We have found our QB and a solid dual threat combo
-We have identified our play makers on both sides of the ball
-We don’t have any felons on our squad
-We don’t have to post signs to keep our guns off campus
-We can spell “rivalry” and “Governor’s Cup”
I could go on but you’re smart. You get the idea. And if you’re a Louisville fan, just get one our UK friends to read this to you.
I don’t have any misconceptions about the likely outcome of this game on Saturday. We are a young team with a brand new head coach and coaching staff so we will likely blasted, but I guarantee you we will fight.
I can’t wait for this game. Sure some are celebrating “Louisville Hate Week” enough for the entire Big Blue Nation but I can’t waste that much of my time making fun of my “little brother” who doesn’t matter.