Music City Bowl or Battle of the Bluegrass?

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 04: Lynn Dowden Jr /

Would you rather go bowling in Nashville or watch the Battle of the Bluegrass?

Would you rather go cheer on the Wildcats at the Music City Bowl or watch the most heated rivalry in college basketball? That’s the dilemma for Big Blue Nation later this month. The UK basketball team battles the Louisville Cardinals at 1:00 PM on December 29th. Later that afternoon Kentucky football takes on Northwestern in the Music City Bowl.

The Kentucky and Louisville rivalry may the most intense in all of college basketball. The rabid fan bases of both UK and UofL are hyped every year when this game tips off. Callers will debate radio hosts, co-workers will place friendly wagers on the game and family members might not talk for days depending on the outcome of the game.

The state of Kentucky is the preeminent destination for college basketball. And while Rick Pitino is no longer the coach at Louisville, Cats fans still desire a big win over UofL.

However, the Kentucky football program will be in Nashville in preparation for their bowl game when the Cards and Cats do battle in Rupp Arena. The Music City Bowl is set for kickoff at 4:30 PM.

This is the second straight year that Kentucky will play in a postseason bowl. After starting 6-2, losing 3 of their last 4 games has left UK fans with a bad taste in their mouths. After all, Kentucky gave away a game to the Florida Gators and the Wildcats lost a winnable game against Mississippi.

None the less, this year could be deemed a success provided Kentucky wins their bowl game against Northwestern. Just a short drive down I-65, the Music City Bowl is the perfect venue for Cats’ fans to cheer on their team.

So which camp are you in? One thing is for sure, two victories for the Wildcats on December 29th will make all of Big Blue Nation happy.