Friday, October 16, 2009
Big Blue Madness tonight at Kentucky
This basketball season at the University of Kentucky is one of the most anticipated seasons for Wildcat fans since Rick Pitino first came to the Bluegrass. I remember when Billy Gillispie first came to Kentucky. There was optimism among the fans, we were craving something new. Most of us didn't know much about Billy G., but we knew he was a good recruiter and would bring in some new talent to Kentucky. We all know how that ended for the Cats and now we being the Calipari era. John Calipari brings in a recruits of a whole different level. The buzz around the Bluegrass is that the freshman class that Calipari has assembled along with veterans like Patrick Patterson and Darius Miller could create one of the greatest teams in Kentucky history. Tonight begins the real test. Can all of those personalities and styles mesh? Can all of these talented young men live up to the hype?
As excited as I am for this team I am also worried for them. The expectations of Kentucky fans have never been higher. Kentucky fans want banners, and I believe that many feel anything short of a Final Four appearance would be a disappointment. I don't know where this team will go this year but I am very excited about what this team can do.