Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cancun Challenge

UK Fans in Cancun
While the Cincinnati Bearcats soak up the sun in Maui playing in the very respectable Maui invitational this week, the #5 Kentucky Wildcats find themselves in Cancun in the Cancun Challenge. Never heard of the Cancun Challenge? I can't see why, the Cats will match up with titans of College basketball such as Cleveland State, Oral Roberts, Florida A&M, Rider, Sam Houston State, Stanford and Virginia. Not only that they will be playing all of the games at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun. Never been to the arena at the Moon Palace resort? There is a reason why, because there isn't one! The Kentucky Wildcats, winners of 7 national championships, the all-time winningest program in the history of college basketball will be playing their games in a conference room in Cancun. Check out this picture from a reader of Kentucky Sports Radio. As you can see they will have to be careful not to hit the chandeliers that are hanging from the ceiling. They do not have the luxury of sweat resistant chairs, they will have those uncomfortable banquet chairs for a bench. They will not have a locker room but will have access to Breakout room #1 in case they want to discuss the latest in global technology. I understand if they want water they will have to order room service to the bench.
This tournament is the last mark of the Billy Gillespie era of Kentucky. No real shock that Billy Clyde signed up the Cats for a tournament at an all inclusive resort in Cancun. Please tell me when this mess is over!

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