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Apr 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari talks to guard Andrew Harrison (5) and Aaron Harrison (2) on the sideline against the Wisconsin Badgers in the first half during the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Winning Trumps All, No Matter What You're Wearing

The Kentucky Basketball Bahamas tour is just days away. Yesterday fans got their first look at what the Cats will be wearing when they hit Nassau.

As with any uniform change there are some who are for it and some against. I usually don’t get extremely swayed either way. I have liked most of Kentucky’s uniform changes over the years.

The Nike Hyper Elite Platinum uniforms from 2012 were cool. The football team’s black uniforms in 2011 were fine too.

I do have to draw the line though.

The denim uniforms that the 1996 UK squad rocked were the ones I just never could get with. That said, once that team got on the court they quickly made everyone forget about the style of uniform.

Going 34-2 and cutting down nets at the end of the season will have that effect. Derek Anderson, Tony Delk, Ron Mercer, Antoine Walker and company saved the denim unis from facing any real fan base dislike.

Those guys could have went out and balled in corduroy, polyester, rayon or any other hideous fabric that Converse could have chosen and it wouldn’t have mattered in the least.

Now imagine if the denims had been unveiled during the Billy Gillispie era as they were getting ran off the floor by the likes of Gardner-Webb, VMI and San Diego. Uniforms would have been mentioned right up there with terrible coaching and horrendous practice routines.

It just goes to show that winning trumps all, no matter what the team is wearing.


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