Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:42 pm
We kept Kentucky out of the Confederacy, and we aint Republican.
The whole UK and UofL rivalry was always racialy fueled until UK got Tubby as coach. Their fans were pissed, but the icing on the cake was when he won a championship for them. It's not like UofL is so much better, but we started letting black players on our B-ball team like 5 years before UK. UK on the other hand, had notorious Coach Adolf Rupp, who vowed to never coach a black player and he never did, and he didn't retire until like '78. Not to mention UK's legacy of corporate kick backs and being busted for point shaving. However corrupt UofL is, we pale by comparison to UK. UofL was also one of the first schools in the U.S. to let women attend.
Anyway the Lexington-Louisville rivalry has it roots in the Civil War...it was the Louisville representatives that refused to let Kentucky join the Confederacy. When the Confederates made it up Lexington they had a parade and let them stay in their houses....when they got 40 miles outside of Louisville, the "liberal" Louisville politicians got on the horn and forced General Grant to take action.
I mean I love Kentucky, on my Dad's side I have a Confederate soldier ancestor buried with his wife and three kids in a State Park in Western Kentucky...I'm also descendant of Squier Boone, Daniel Boone's brother, on my Mom's side. My family were here from the start and helped settle this region and I have a well established history here, my family were living in Germantown when it was nothing but Germans, and my Gros Papa was the master carpenter..he did alot of the ornate carvings found in that area and being trained in Texas his style was distinct...that's why I settled down here too..
This is my home.