UK adds Blue Raiders: still afraid to play on Labor Day

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The University of Kentucky has made another change to its football schedule, just not the one that most people in the state of Kentucky were anticipating.

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Since: Apr 07

Bardstown Ky

#21 Mar 12, 2008
triple6vamp wrote:
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Arenas bring in cash to the city richard..think before you speak ok.
there has been talk of a new uk arena for 2-3 years now. uk unlike ul uk has no problem selling out 24,000 seats year in & year out, probation or no probation, winning record or losing record. ul only sells out when they are a top 25 team, uk has had the record for national attendance for like 11 out of the last 12 yrs & pretty much since rupp was built. uk could probably sell out 30,000+ for major games & the plans are for around a 24000-26000 seat arena with the capicity going to 30000 or so 5-10 yrs after opening.

http://media.www.kykernel.com/media/storage/p...

http://www.wildcatsthunder.blogspot.com/2007/...

Since: Apr 07

Bardstown Ky

#22 Mar 12, 2008
triple6vamp wrote:
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Our defense SUCKED..I knew that,the whole f*kin world knew that!
i wouldnt stop at defense but yeah your right, THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS YOU SUCK. hahahahahahahahahahaha

Since: Apr 07

Bardstown Ky

#23 Mar 12, 2008
katfan77 wrote:
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there has been talk of a new uk arena for 2-3 years now. uk unlike ul uk has no problem selling out 24,000 seats year in & year out, probation or no probation, winning record or losing record. ul only sells out when they are a top 25 team, uk has had the record for national attendance for like 11 out of the last 12 yrs & pretty much since rupp was built. uk could probably sell out 30,000+ for major games & the plans are for around a 24000-26000 seat arena with the capicity going to 30000 or so 5-10 yrs after opening.
http://media.www.kykernel.com/media/storage/p...
http://www.wildcatsthunder.blogspot.com/2007/...
http://wkdzsports.typepad.com/sportsbytes/200...

another one that addresses the ul fans who say that uk is just trying to "keep up"

Since: Feb 08

Louisvillle

#24 Mar 12, 2008
katfan77 wrote:
i dont see them putting 555 yrds on uk.
Kathy you are an idiot. No, really you are dumb. Let's see what they (MTSU) ring up on UK now that Barnfart added them. But how in the world could not playing in the Monday night football slot not benefit UK? Only one reason I can think of...you might lose in front of all creation. Why has UL been so much better, been ranked every year and have a real shot at BSC bowls??? Because they are willing to be exposed on national TV any time any place...UK will always suck and always be a bottom feeder in the SEC unless they are willing to play the big boys on national TV. The only games that GA or TN or FL have that are not nationaly televised in the SEC (regional only) are UK, Vanderbilt, and one of the weak MS schools. Most every UK fan I have talked to agree that the Monday night football slot would help UK not hurt it...most Blue fans have a brain larger than Barnfarts...glad to see you fit all the stereotypes though...helps me to dislike UK more.
trueblue

United States

#25 Mar 12, 2008
katfan77 wrote:
now i have to make you look like an idiot on this forum. you obviously are a loserville homer & need to get your info correct. uk could care less about ul as they will play uga, fla @ fla, ala @ ala, ark & ut @ ut. news flash, UK DOES NOT NEED UL ON THEIR SCHEDULE but ul sure as he11 need them on theirs since the big east is the weakest bcs conference. get over it, this has nothing to do with "being scared". this is uk & barnhart having a good laugh at ul & jurich's expense while they wonder how long they will pi$$ & moan about it. see ul is desperate to get this game because after uk & (laugh) syracuse knocked everyone off the ul bandwagon frome the year earlier ul needs the extra publicity. uk on the other hand will continue getting better while enjoying all the extra pub that comes along with being a good sec team. dont you ul fans find it misleading that the ONLY time you had a good winning streak going aginst uk was when they had scholarships taken away in probation. other than that uk has owned ul (9-3 untill that time) so quit your moaning unlike the pathetic ul fans us uk fans want the game played on the weekend so we wont have to go to work the next day with a hangover from the big party we will have after kicking ul a$$.
AMEN, AMEN, AMEN,AMEN!!!
I agree 1,000% katfan77, I am a season ticket holder and "I DO NOT" care anything about playing a High School Schedule! That is B.S. "MAJOR" college games are to be played on Saturday afternoons or nights!!!
trueblue

United States

#26 Mar 12, 2008
flylowe2 wrote:
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Kathy you are an idiot. No, really you are dumb. Let's see what they (MTSU) ring up on UK now that Barnfart added them. But how in the world could not playing in the Monday night football slot not benefit UK? Only one reason I can think of...you might lose in front of all creation. Why has UL been so much better, been ranked every year and have a real shot at BSC bowls??? Because they are willing to be exposed on national TV any time any place...UK will always suck and always be a bottom feeder in the SEC unless they are willing to play the big boys on national TV. The only games that GA or TN or FL have that are not nationaly televised in the SEC (regional only) are UK, Vanderbilt, and one of the weak MS schools. Most every UK fan I have talked to agree that the Monday night football slot would help UK not hurt it...most Blue fans have a brain larger than Barnfarts...glad to see you fit all the stereotypes though...helps me to dislike UK more.
NO you have talked to Louisville Fans masked as U of K fans!! I am a Alum, Season Ticket Holder, and True Blue Fan! Weeknight games are for High School Teams. NOW, I am sure that Lousville did and still does have the High School mentality, but Major COLLEGES play weekend games for their FAN'S PLEASURE!!!
gocards

Lawrenceburg, KY

#27 Mar 12, 2008
I am opposed to ANY new basketball arenas in the state if one public cent is involved. Rupp is more than adequate for UK and although UL must suffer scheduling difficulties at Freedom Hall it is still a great place to see a game. If Louisville builds a new arena that seats 2000 more fans but seats are twice as expensive they will be sorry, attendance will plummit. This whole idea is crap spawned by the desire to be whores for the NCAA tournament on our dime....in my humble opinion.

On a side note I bought a bottle of Willett single barrel bourbon (only because the bottle was very cool), had a sip tonight and was pleased, not bad for a $32 bottle of bourbon. Have you any opinion of this one Katfan?
gocards

Lawrenceburg, KY

#28 Mar 12, 2008
trueblue wrote:
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AMEN, AMEN, AMEN,AMEN!!!
I agree 1,000% katfan77, I am a season ticket holder and "I DO NOT" care anything about playing a High School Schedule! That is B.S. "MAJOR" college games are to be played on Saturday afternoons or nights!!!
I think the point you are missing is that in general UL and UK are not really major football schools. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. The rest of the SEC would probably love for UK to take attitude that they only play on Saturdays because then UK will only be on regional TV and tape delay. Unfortunatley UK and UL don't really prosper under the "rules" set by Bama, LSU,FL, USC, OK, TX etc. If the UK athletic department would consider being a little more creative in "marketing" UK to the nation (or being whores to ESPN like UL... a fact I can't deny) they might be able to have a few more seasons like last year. UL has made pretty remarkable strides from nearly ending the program to playing in a BCS game about 10 years later. You can disparage the BE all you want but any honest fan knew that UL team 2 years ago was damn good. I think that was in no small part a product of a lot of national exposure. As an example, UL went to Miami a few years back and lost but everyone that watched that game saw UL outplayed Miami, the whole country was watching and created a lot of positive buzz for UL. I really think UK could do the same thing if they could get over the fact they "play in the SEC, the best conferene in all of football, blah, blah. blah." Aside from a lot of revenue sharing what has that really done for the Kats?
richard

Lexington, KY

#29 Mar 12, 2008
triple6vamp wrote:
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Arenas bring in cash to the city richard..think before you speak ok.
No Vamp you need to learn a few things about this state. The tax money in this state? 80% comes from Jefferson County. The return in funded projects in jefferson County is on the order of 12%. See if you would try to learn things instead of thinking you know things(like football, basketball) you would be better off
richard

Lexington, KY

#30 Mar 12, 2008
gocards wrote:
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I think the point you are missing is that in general UL and UK are not really major football schools. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. The rest of the SEC would probably love for UK to take attitude that they only play on Saturdays because then UK will only be on regional TV and tape delay. Unfortunatley UK and UL don't really prosper under the "rules" set by Bama, LSU,FL, USC, OK, TX etc. If the UK athletic department would consider being a little more creative in "marketing" UK to the nation (or being whores to ESPN like UL... a fact I can't deny) they might be able to have a few more seasons like last year. UL has made pretty remarkable strides from nearly ending the program to playing in a BCS game about 10 years later. You can disparage the BE all you want but any honest fan knew that UL team 2 years ago was damn good. I think that was in no small part a product of a lot of national exposure. As an example, UL went to Miami a few years back and lost but everyone that watched that game saw UL outplayed Miami, the whole country was watching and created a lot of positive buzz for UL. I really think UK could do the same thing if they could get over the fact they "play in the SEC, the best conferene in all of football, blah, blah. blah." Aside from a lot of revenue sharing what has that really done for the Kats?
The mind set in kentucky right or wrong is that football is somethign to do before basketball begins. Has been that way for 50 or more years. Kentucky gets a very good revenue package from the SEC without putting forth much effort. I mean if Kentucky really cared about football do you think 5 years ago they would have hired Brooks or went after someone with some name appeal. Kentucky is a basketball school and seems content on staying that way.
richard

Lexington, KY

#31 Mar 12, 2008
triple6vamp wrote:
If your so f*kin good play us bytches !!!
ESPN primetime muthafukas...bring it !!
Vamp? Who sais they wernt playing?They are not going to play on Monday
richard

Lexington, KY

#32 Mar 12, 2008
gocards wrote:
I am opposed to ANY new basketball arenas in the state if one public cent is involved. Rupp is more than adequate for UK and although UL must suffer scheduling difficulties at Freedom Hall it is still a great place to see a game. If Louisville builds a new arena that seats 2000 more fans but seats are twice as expensive they will be sorry, attendance will plummit. This whole idea is crap spawned by the desire to be whores for the NCAA tournament on our dime....in my humble opinion.
On a side note I bought a bottle of Willett single barrel bourbon (only because the bottle was very cool), had a sip tonight and was pleased, not bad for a $32 bottle of bourbon. Have you any opinion of this one Katfan?
Louisville needed an arean that they could dictate the schedueling. I agree with you though no public money should have been involved. Do liek they did at the football stadium and build it from private and athletic funds and put it where everythign else is. I have not been to many College cities but i would guess that no one has as good as of a set up as UL does over on $th and around that area. Why have everything there and a basketball arena downtown.
gocards

Lawrenceburg, KY

#33 Mar 13, 2008
richard wrote:
<quoted text>The mind set in kentucky right or wrong is that football is somethign to do before basketball begins. Has been that way for 50 or more years. Kentucky gets a very good revenue package from the SEC without putting forth much effort. I mean if Kentucky really cared about football do you think 5 years ago they would have hired Brooks or went after someone with some name appeal. Kentucky is a basketball school and seems content on staying that way.
I think you nailed it, "Kentucky football-dare to be mediocre" that should be their mottto. Now if they string a few good seasons and manage to get to a better bowl than the moturd city then the fans may begin to demand more. But for now its show me the money!

Since: Feb 08

Louisvillle

#34 Mar 13, 2008
trueblue wrote:
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NO you have talked to Louisville Fans masked as U of K fans!! I am a Alum, Season Ticket Holder, and True Blue Fan! Weeknight games are for High School Teams. NOW, I am sure that Lousville did and still does have the High School mentality, but Major COLLEGES play weekend games for their FAN'S PLEASURE!!!
I guess that is why TX, Miami, FL, WVU, OK, USC, TN, VA Tech, FL state, NE, UCLA among a host of others played a week night game (mostly Thursdays or Labor Day Monday) on national TV? They have a high school mentality too. You see playing on National TV with high ratings gets your team exposure and the really good athletes who want to showcase their talents for the NFL want to play on TV, so they go to schools that play on TV...I like your thinking though...I hope every UK fan sticks up for Barnfart and UK stays with their 1960's mentality, and you will never catch up to the big dogs...which UofL has quickly become.

Since: Apr 07

Bardstown Ky

#35 Mar 13, 2008
flylowe2 wrote:
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I guess that is why TX, Miami, FL, WVU, OK, USC, TN, VA Tech, FL state, NE, UCLA among a host of others played a week night game (mostly Thursdays or Labor Day Monday) on national TV? They have a high school mentality too. You see playing on National TV with high ratings gets your team exposure and the really good athletes who want to showcase their talents for the NFL want to play on TV, so they go to schools that play on TV...I like your thinking though...I hope every UK fan sticks up for Barnfart and UK stays with their 1960's mentality, and you will never catch up to the big dogs...which UofL has quickly become.
no you idiot, ul is the chew toy used by the "big dogs". you are such a homer, ul SUCKS & untill 2005 they were in nothing but small time bowls & were NEVER ranked on a weekly basis. get ready for that a$$ stomping uk is going to put on you labor day weekend.

Since: Apr 07

Bardstown Ky

#36 Mar 13, 2008
gocards wrote:
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I think you nailed it, "Kentucky football-dare to be mediocre" that should be their mottto. Now if they string a few good seasons and manage to get to a better bowl than the moturd city then the fans may begin to demand more. But for now its show me the money!
come on people, football was the reason uk hired barnhart. in my eyes (biased as they are) uk is making progress. brooks is a good coach (look what he has done everywhere he has been) & is duplicating his success at uk. they have a strong plan for the future in phillips (which players seem to love) & is starting to win some recruiting battles aginst the traditional powers. rember rome wasnt built overnight. i think within 3-5 yrs uk will be a regular contender for sec championships in football.

Since: Apr 07

Bardstown Ky

#37 Mar 13, 2008
"On a side note I bought a bottle of Willett single barrel bourbon (only because the bottle was very cool), had a sip tonight and was pleased, not bad for a $32 bottle of bourbon. Have you any opinion of this one Katfan?"

i've never had the pleasure but will have to keep an eye out for it. the problem here in bardstown is all we have is the "mom & pop" liquor stores wich i rather do buisness with but a premium bottle of bourbon is a whole lot higher there.
richard

Lexington, KY

#39 Mar 13, 2008
katfan77 wrote:
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come on people, football was the reason uk hired barnhart. in my eyes (biased as they are) uk is making progress. brooks is a good coach (look what he has done everywhere he has been) & is duplicating his success at uk. they have a strong plan for the future in phillips (which players seem to love) & is starting to win some recruiting battles aginst the traditional powers. rember rome wasnt built overnight. i think within 3-5 yrs uk will be a regular contender for sec championships in football.
I hate to disagree with a brother here but i think Kentucky could have done so much better than Brooks. He is a good coach but theyneeded better. Time is proving me wrong though i must admit but that is what i believe...... what does a $35 bottle of Bourbon taste like? Im on a budget i get Very Old Barton

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