I want as most on this board....the Reds to win every year.I want the KY football team to win every year. Do they ? No ! But we can still want it as fans. The difference is when teams have a tradition of winning....they are pegged as spoiled etc such as NY Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, etc.
I am sure many Yankee fans said "we're back" when they signed A-rod.
Same for Cowboy fans when Tuna took over.
Maybe Billy Clyde doesnt have the record Roy did at UNC as you said, however....most arent worried about his past record but rather where he can take this current team. now and in the future.
The key to remember is , every UK fan doesnt say they want a Championship trophy or else the season is a failure. So by saying we are back is no different than the bengals fans after signing Palmer etc.
It is mainly saying we are back to being players and not setting on the sidelines hopefully.
Do I think Billy Clyde will take this team to the Final Four next year. Odds are definitely against it.However....I believe UK is "back" as in on track !
BTW, I am sure if you would have checked out UCLA and IU boards after events you described...and you would find fans saying the same thing.
It's a fan's nature to be excited.
"Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY
Who's your team? Indiana? Is your program dirty since we know what skeleton's are in Kelvin Sampson's closet and HE'S THE CURRENT COACH!! Wow, how'd you REALLY get Eric Gordon, HMMMM?
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.
If both would have happened, I doubt you would have seen Oden and Conley playing for the Buckeyes.(UK and IU would have been the frontrunners, IMO)
Also, Kentucky is in the final three for the 7th ranked player in the nation(no 1 PG) Brandon Jennings. Jennings had originally committed to USC but backed out. Arizona and UConn are still in the running.
Jennings plays for Oak Hill right now, but has ties to Compton, California as well. Considering the players that went to Oak Hill that have went on to Kentucky and Tayshaun Prince being from Compton, you have to like our chances.
I'm sure UK's get will do about as good as the other overrated grabs. I remember after getting the #1 class of 04, UK was supposed to have 3 titles by now.