Originally Posted by WMR
This is definitely UL's Super Bowl and you know Pitino will pull out all the stops.
Really? Last year that may have been true but not this year. This UK team just isn't good enough to raise the game to that level for UofL. Last year's UK team brought the hype and swagger that raised this game to another level beyond the normal heat of the rivalry.
Personally, I hated last years UK team and really wanted UofL to win that game. This year, knowing that UK is not quite so intimidating, my level of excitement about the game is much lower. I realize the new arena might make this game have a greater meaning for some fans but, win or lose, we still have a terrific arena and no one will remember the outcome of this game in five years.
Also, to answer your question about Pitino instigating some trouble early on, I'd be shocked if he went for that again. Louisville can beat UK this year without all of that (and it won't work anyway) whereas last year they had no shot without trying something to alter the game plan (and it almost worked).