Apr 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; The Kentucky Wildcats celebrate winning against the Wisconsin Badgers during the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Let's End Post Season Depression

Apr 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison (left) hugs guard Aaron Harrison (2) after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers in the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, guys. If you’re anything like me, post season depression has already hit you full force. It’s a real feeling for us Wildcat fans, I’m not sure many other fan bases are plagued with this depression, but we are.

But let’s think about it, what do we really have to be depressed about?

Sure, we lost in the National Championship Game, and yes, the sting is still there, but did you even think we would make it that far? Did you think that Calipari really got his young team to play together and for each other in such a short amount of time? I know during most of those games, by half time, I was thinking this was the game, this is where we lose. But we didn’t. We kept winning. We kept hitting last second shots. We beat the undefeated team, we beat our arch rival, and we beat a few more teams in between. We fell short to a young team that had a hungry, experience point guard. What is there to be depressed about with that scenario?

Best part of it is, we’re keeping some of our National Championship Game players…they all aren’t heading to the NBA. They’re coming back and they’re hungry for the wins.

Sure, we can mourn the loss of Julius Randle and James Young. They were awesome, we love them, but we want them to succeed in the NBA, so instead of feeling depressed, feel proud of these young men, sometimes it feels like they’re your kid, so feel proud. They love you as much as you love them.

Even through the sting of the loss and the mourning of losing 2 star players, the knowledge that a lot of our guys are coming back is relieving, but what about the incoming freshmen?

The incoming freshmen class hasn’t arrived on campus yet, so I can excuse those who are still in depression mode. But it’s almost time to get excited, to welcome these new kids to Lexington and to the University of Kentucky.

The arrival of the freshmen combined with the players who came back should eliminate depression within the Wildcat fans heart. It should bring excitement and anxiousness about whats to come within the next few months.

Let’s end the depression and add some excitement for next season!

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