A few days ago, we reached out to two guys. One of which was a die hard fan of the Kentucky Wildcats, the other was a Louisville Cardinal fanatic. We sat them down at a table and had them hash it out, to see what makes the other one tick. They both asked to remain anonymous. The rules were simple, no profanity and if either starting acting in anger, the conversation would be over. We recorded the debate and transcribed it for you. So who won this debate? You decide.
UK: BBN all the way, baby.
UL: Louisville first, Cards for life.
UK: Louisville first for what? A bunch of punks? What does that even mean, anyway.?
UL: Nope, that's ya'll. Bunch of cheaters...Ain't nobody on our team being paid to play.
UK: That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Because Cal's got the best talent in the country on our team they're being paid to play? Typical Louisville thinking.
UL: Everybody knows it, you do too...you just won't admit to it. Cal's a cheater, he has no character, and he'll do whatever it takes to win.
UK: Right, no character? He hasn't been hanging out in any restaurants with ugly old chicks...
UL: Oh, nice...you gonna go there?
UK: Don't bring up character, dude... That won't fly in this conversation.
UL: I'm just sayin, you know Pitino is a better coach. He's a hall of famer. Don't be surprised when Cal's banner is taken down in a few years from now.
UK: Better coach? I'm not gonna say that. HOF'er? Sure man. Everybody knows that. You know why? We knew him when he coached Kentucky. And when he did, you and all your little buddies hated him. You said he sucks, he was a cheater, and everything else. Same crap you say about Cal now. All the sudden Ricky P comes to Louisville and all you guys accept him as your personal savior. It's hilarious and pathetic all at the same time. He's the same coach now as he was then.
UL: He can win without recruiting the best players in the country. Take away Cal's recruited talent and he couldn't win in high school.
UK: Wow...that's like saying, "If Shaq wasn't over 7ft tall and weighed over 300lbs, he'd be a sucky center." That's so stupid!! Cal gets these guys because kids trust him and they know they have a shot a winning a title while they're here!
UL: Yeah, a whole year.
UK: Yeah, Harrison Twins, Dakari, Willie Cauley-Stein. They all could have gone last year (to the NBA)
UL: Yeah, right. Try again, they wouldn't have even made the cut...and that's even IF they had been drafted. All you guys so overrate your talent.
UK: Overrated talent? You just cried about Cal's talent...Now they're overrated? We have TWO teams.
UL: Some of them are overrated. They wouldn't all be starters on our team.
UK: BECAUSE YOU CAN'T START 10 GUYS!! Do you know how many Kentucky guys are in the NBA right now? 22 I think...if not more. I don't know how many Louisville kids there are, maybe 4 or 5...They mostly go on to institutions like Taco Bell, Home Depot, and jail.
UL: Oh, nice...You mean like Captain Bankruptcy, Antoine Walker?
UK: (laughs) You mean the same Antoine Walker that won a championship ring from '96, an NBA ring from '06, and was the 6th pick overall? Every fan in college basketball knows who Kentucky players are, even from back then. The only people that know UL players are cops and people ordering from McDonald's that can see their name tags.
UL: Didn't Walker have to sell those rings for gambling debt?
UK: Maybe so...He and Chane Behannen apparently have been hanging out. What ever happened to that guy? Is he still at the deep fryer or did he move to the drive thru?
UL: See? That's typical UK fan crap right there...you think you're so much better than everybody else. Like you're something special...you're always running your mouths.
UK: We are so much better than everybody else. We've won more games than anyone else, we have the highest winning percentage in history, and we've made more tournament appearances than any other team. There's only one school that has more than the 8 national titles we have, so yeah...we're something special. It's called A DYNASTY.
UL: Yeah, and you got that way by cheating. I've seen some of your games this year. You got some of the dirtiest players ever and the officials always turn their heads. It's actually funny.
UK: Listen to yourself! Why are you watching UK games? Are you that obsessed with them? You know how much I know about UL's current players? Nothing! Because I don't give a crap! I have my own team to watch! Now, after the season, when some of them turn up in the news for smoking dope or selling their team gear, we'll all see it, but dude, you've got problems if you're stalking Kentucky...and THAT'S what's funny.
UL: You can cry all you want, but you know it's the truth. You're gonna have a rude awakening when we beat you at our house by 10 or 12.
UK: Whatever, and you know what? You very well could beat us at your Chicken Bucket...Louisville is a good team that's well coached. There's a reason you're ranked #4. But Kentucky is the number one team in the country that's beaten 3 ranked teams so far, actually demolished most of them...and you guys have beat who? Oh, that's right...NOBODY.
UL: That will all change after today. And it's the KFC YUM Center.
UK: Right...whatever it's called. Our house is Rupp Arena, named after one of the greatest. Your house is named after the future place of employment for your players, and there you go again...always talking about what you're either gonna do or what you almost did. When you have a dynasty like UK, it speaks for itself.
UL: What's this dynasty stuff you keep talking about? That's hilarious.
UK: What's hilarious is that you're denying it. Plus, every kid in the state with a basketball goal in the back yard doesn't dream of making the winning shot as a Cardinal.
UL: Yeah, right...everybody wanted to be Dr. Dunkenstein and you know it.
UK: You're talking about somebody from the 70's? Really? If that's the case, we could pick out a player from every decade! Crap, for that matter, just about every friggin team! It's just easier to pick one from the current team...Your kids are only UL fans because they have some kind of gang sign they flip around with that "Loser L thing," or whatever that's supposed to be.
UL: Yeah, bunch of cheaters.
UK: I'm done with that talk, man...that's ridiculous.
UL" Louisville first, Cards for life.
UK: Ok then...Go cats!