Kentucky... a state that bets on horses, loves their bourbon, and worships basketball.
And in case you've been living under a rock recently... something spectacular is about to take place tomorrow in the bluegrass state... Tomorrow the no.4 seated University of Louisville Cardinals will take on the no.1 seated Kentucky Wildcats to fight for a spot in the National Championship game.
This state has literally turned upside down with intense competitive fever. People.are.crazy.here.
The rivalry between UofL and UK in basketball can be equated to Alabama and Auburn in football. Basketball reigns in the bluegrass state, football season seems to be a mere warm-up. I'll never forget the moment I realized that we now lived in basketball country... Lance and I were at dinner (basketball season was just starting up), and we overheard the conversation from the table behind us... "Man, I'm so glad football season is finally over... now we can watch some real sports. Did you see the UofL game today??" Lance and I stared at one another in utter shock. Where were we??
The bluegrass state. Basketball country.
So... where will we be tomorrow for tip off at 6:09pm? We'll be wearing red and cheering on the Cardinals. That's right... we have fully adopted our home city and all that comes with it... we'll be rooting for the University of Louisville completely and fully.
Well, at least until football season...