Originally written on Jeff Pearlman  |  Last updated 11/12/14
As many readers know, I’m a big fan of guest bloggers here at jeffpearlman.com. Hence, after having a mimi-Twitter war with some Wildcat faithful last week, I asked Tim Riley—Kentucky grad—to come and offer his perspective … It’s December 2011. At a bar in Louisville Kentucky. In a span of 30 minutes I’ve gone from being in a calm conversation with my best friend Steve about his upcoming wedding to screaming at the television with the fervent intensity of a bloodied soldier on the losing end of a battle—“DIE CHRISTIAN WATFORD* YOU ******* DIE!!” Kentucky—my beloved Wildcats—has just lost to rival Indiana on a last-second three. (I think it’s interesting that a couple of “Christians” have made names for themselves after sticking a dagger in the heart of  every Wildcat fan. I wonder if this means Pontius pilot belonged to the BBN?). Within five minutes I had calmed down and gained some perspective. Of course I did not want Christian Watford to die—well maybe just sprain an ankle.
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