Observation: A loss might be a very good thing for this team
I’m no different than any other UK fan. I want the team to win every game every season, so don’t think I’ve lost my mind with this observation.So far, this year’s version of the ‘Cats has had good games and not so good games. They’ve looked really good in spurts and not so hot in others.
Yet, in spite of all that, they have yet to feel what defeat feels like. Last night’s game was arguably the toughest test they’ve had so far. The Miami/Ohio game was a tough one, too, but it didn’t go into overtime. My point is they have yet to “pay the price” for their sloppy play. Again, I DON’T look foward to our first loss, but we all know it’s going to happen eventually. When it does, I honestly think that will be the catalyst to get our younger players, as well as the whole team, to realize that they really need to get with the program completely. Frankly, I would rather it be prior to the start of SEC play, rather than after.Last night was the first time this season I think at least some of the players had reality set in. At the end of regulation and into the overtime period, the camera was on John Wall and he was more intense than I’ve ever seen him. I know he really enjoys it when he makes a good play and I get pumped up just watching him, but last night I think it finally dawned on him that, “Hey, we might actually LOSE this game if we don’t it in gear!”Sometimes the foundations for the BIG victories are laid on the grounds of a loss. I won’t be happy when we do lose, but in the long run I think it’ll pay dividends when we do.
I think John Calipari, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson, Eric Bledsoe, John Hood, Ramon Harris and the rest of the Team and Coaches would think you a complete fool.
What kind of fan spouts this nonsense?
The guy who wrote this idiocy is the exact same fan to whom I was referring here. The dude is an idiot and should be banned forever from posting on any Kentucky fan board. Complete Fuckin’ Moron. Dude needs to have his Kentucky Fan credentials revoked. lol
Joe Hall, the Kentucky coach who succeeded Mr. Rupp and for many years was his assistant and chief recruiter, once said:
“Coach operates from an extreme competitive desire and has a strong dread for losing.”
Regardless of the reason, he always put forth this kind of effort. On his weekly television shows he often said:
“We want to win, we just have to win. Goodness knows, no one wants to win any more than we do.”
Winning was Mr. Rupp’s passion. Someone once recited to him the famed Grantland Rice line, “when the one Great Scorer comes to write against your name, he marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.”
To this, Mr. Rupp answered:
“Well now, I just don’t know about that. If winning isn’t so important, why do you keep score?”
That looks like Coach Rupp telling a moron what he thinks of the “good loss” theory.
GO BIG BLUE!!!