Nov 27, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats cheerleaders perform during the game against the East Michigan Eagles in the second half at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated East Michigan 81-63. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Why the BBN has a lot to be thankful for

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and yesterday’s game I decided to devote my Thanksgiving article to what the Big Blue Nation should be thankful for this season.

First, our football coaching staff. While they haven’t had quite the season anyone had hoped, I love their mentality. They make no excuses for any shortcomings, they don’t let the players do whatever they want and they’re building the foundation for a solid football program here at Kentucky.

Second, our football recruits. These recruits are going to make a difference in a couple years. Seeing them stay committed through a 2-9 season says a lot about their attitude and character and how determined they are, along with the coaches, to turn this thing around. On top of their personalities, they’re pretty good. Look for several of them to be playing in the Army All-American game come January. 5 of these guys have already enrolled for spring classes at UK and will be working out with the team starting in January and will be ready to go come spring ball and Stoops said there could be more coming.

Another reason to be thankful, it’s basketball season. It’s no secret that Kentucky is a basketball school and we all live and breathe basketball here in the Bluegrass. We get to watch another star-studded team compete for what could end up as a national title run and just last night we got to watch the Cats get their 500th win in Rupp on the 37th anniversary of its opening, special stuff. This is a special team and though they’re not where they should be right now, they’re going to be a ton of fun to watch.

We should be thankful that Calipari dismissed the Knicks rumors. Seems like everyt ime they do poorly or we do well these rumors start off. Cal dismissed them in a press conference last week. Watch here.

The last reason every Kentucky fan should be thankful this year: We aren’t Louisville fans. Between the Chane and Kevin Ware drama I’m EXTRA thankful, personally. They may be reining national champions, but I’ll still take my blue any day. #L1CausingProblems

We should be thankful for the way this football program is headed and that basketball is being restored to its rightful glory after last season. On behalf of the WBN, I’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving and lets beat Tennessee Saturday!

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