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I would submit that college ball there is more important to and has a stronger tradition than in any other state, including North Carolina’s Tobacco Road or the flatlands of Ohio, Indiana or Kansas.
in Kentucky there is no professional basketball team -- indeed no major league sports franchise of any kind. Nor is the football tradition strong. College basketball is king by default.
In a telephone interview, Beshear said the national semifinal would “put an international spotlight on our state.”
KYUechi wrote:Basketball is to Kentucky, what Football is to Nebraska.
In my P.E. 101 class (history and statistics) at WKU, our Instructor said the reason Bear Bryant went back to Alabama to Coach, was that he could not stand to coach in a state where Football was a secondary sport.
Though I'm not a big basketball fan, I'll be in front of the TV tomorrow. I'm afraid they'd revoke my Ky Citizenship, if I don't watch it. And Glenn, I'm not sure that Nebraska would take me back.
Bill Glasheen wrote:All provincial thinking, my friend. In these times with this global economy, residence is strictly a state of mind.
Glenn wrote:Bill Glasheen wrote:All provincial thinking, my friend. In these times with this global economy, residence is strictly a state of mind.
This from the dyed-in-the-wool Virginian for whom UVa and Jefferson are the answer to any question!
f.Channell wrote:You need to see the other historical side of Jefferson.
He created a depression that would make the 1930's look prosperous.
Matthew Ashton wrote:Jefferson to his credit didn’t think war was a good idea. While the Continental Army had beaten the British during the Revolution, they still lacked a signficant navy, making any kind of serious engagement impractical.
Matthew Ashton wrote:Jefferson’s mistake then was a vast overestimation of the economic influence of the USA at that time. He also failed to appreciate the importance to globalised trade and how dependent the country had become on it.
f.Channell wrote:If you are writing in the professional context you have your degree in I think calling yourself doctor is fine if you have earned it.
f.Channell wrote:I have a lot more dirt than that on Jefferson. I will save them for future devils advocate sessions.
f.Channell wrote:I'll stick to slamming the hypocrisy a slave holder who writes about "all men created equal."
Reuters wrote:More than two dozen people faced criminal charges on Sunday after violence broke out as fans celebrated the University of Kentucky's win over arch rival Louisville in their NCAA Final Four match-up, officials said.
Thousands of fans filled the streets of Lexington downtown and near the campus Saturday night following Kentucky's defeat of Louisville 69-61 in New Orleans, but the party was marred by violence, authorities said.
Revelers set fires, torching couches, chairs and other furniture, according to officials. A car was turned over and set ablaze as well.
As of Sunday, 27 people were under arrest, said Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.
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