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My history with the Cats

Posted on: June 14, 2009 7:14 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2009 12:34 pm
 
I was born and raised a Kentucky Wildcat fan. I get by undying love for the cats from my parents. I owe them that. My mood is often decided by game day. If we lost on that day. . . don't call. On the other hand if we have won then you may want to invite me out to eat because I might just buy. This past year I was able to go to my first game at Rupp Arena, and in the same season go to the N.I.T. game against UNLV at Memorial. I've told everyone I know to that for Christmas I want two tickets to UK vs. UL basketball. Who knows if they'll come through but if I get another hat i'm gonna scream.  I grew up watching Pition's cats and knew I would watch them for the rest of my life. It's needless to say i'm no fairweather fan. p.s. I'm also in love with Ashley Judd. . . just thought I would throw that out there. C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS



Leave your history with the tag of Wildcat NONSense please.........Look forward to reading how you love for the cats started.
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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: July 22, 2009 7:24 pm
 

My history with the Cats

I am waiting for you to approve me. 



Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2009 9:28 am
 

My history with the Cats

Look under groups and type in Kentucky Wildcats and you will see my new group Wildcat History with a picture of Bill Keightley. Tell your friends and we will be able to enjoy some really good stories.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2009 1:02 pm
 

My history with the Cats

Excuse me.  I mean Wildcat History.




Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2009 1:01 pm
 

My history with the Cats

How do you get to the Kentucky History?  I'm sort of new at this and I can't figure out how to get to Kentucky History.



Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2009 12:29 pm
 

My history with the Cats

I love your story, I believe many of us share a similar experience. The Kentucky Wildcat program has a way of grabbing you and not letting go, this is a very unique experience that is shared by just a select few programs none of which hold a candle to Kentucky. I've created a new group call Wildcat history, join it then copy and paste your history I belive sparking fans history with the Cats will unite us even more than we already are!



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2009 9:48 pm
 

My history with the Cats

I have been a Wildcat fan since I was 11 years old in the Cotton Nash days.  I would listen to the games on the radio.  I don't recall many games (if any) being played on TV in those days.  Cotton Nash was my favorite player on that team.  I really grew to love the Wildcats with the Rupp's Runts team of '66.  I went to my first UK ballgame in Rupp Arena in 1975 I believe.  It was a game with Auburn Tigers.  I also went to Rupp for a Christmas Tournament in 1980.  I have been to Rupp for an exhibition game as well somewhere in 1978.  In the early years my mood was also affected by whether the Wildcats won or lost.  I remember watching a game and hitting my head on the ceiling when I jumped up yelling at the TV.  My wife's grandmother said the most exciting thing about watching a UK basketball game was watching my reactions.  I remember watching the Cats with a bowl of popcorn in my lap.  I reacted to a great play by the Cats by jumping up and the popcorn went everywhere.  I really enjoyed listening to Cawood call the games.  In fact when the Cats were playing on TV I would turn down the sound and put the radio on top of the TV.  No one could call a game like Cawood.  My favorite Kentucky Teams were the '66 Rupp's Runts and '96 NCAA Champs.  Although I must say that the team for the upcoming season may be just as good.


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