Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 3/20/13
The bitter rivalry between the University of Louisville and Kentucky has been elevated several notches because of UofL’s remarkable success and UK’s abysmal failure in basketball. Karma depends on where one’s loyalty stands. Louisville performed as expected, winding up as the No. 2 team in the Associated Press poll while being awarded the No. 1 in the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky, predicted as high as No. 3 before the season began, failed to win the SEC Conference, was defeated in the first games of the conference tournament and the National Invitation Tournament, and was not among the nation’s top 25 as the season ended. As for the trip to Lexington, get in, get out, with as little interaction between games with the natives as possible. UofL fans couldn’t be happier about the turn of events. UK fans couldn’t be more angry or deflated. In the minds of the intensely-loyal fan bases, the success or failure of the other program is almost equally important as their own. Sad but true, brin...
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