Coming into the 2014-2015 men’s basketball season ranked #1 Kentucky is supposed to breeze through the season. After just recently defeating Kansas 72-40, Kentucky proved how good they are. Yes it is early in the season, very early, but beating the #5 team by 32 is crazy. Led by their nine All-American’s Kentucky has created two “platoons”. First off, a platoon a military unit typically composed of more than two squads/sections. Last time I checked, this is a basketball team, not a military unit…. Just the fact that Kentucky is referring to themselves as platoons annoys me. Yes, this team has a crazy amount of talent and is the favorite to win it all but they annoy me.
Big Blue Nation (BBN) is also bothersome. They come in to every season as the crazy fans who expect their team to win the championship but if their team does anything less than this they’re gone. I remember a few years ago when Kentucky lost in the first round of the NIT. I don’t think they had any fans cheering for them then, but now they do. BBN has finally showed to stay loyal through the first two games of the season.
I used to not like Duke just because of the connotation with their name and Kyle Singler annoyed me but now it’s Kentucky, a team I used to be completely fine with. I guess I’ll just have to deal with a year of aggravating fans.
I’m not the only one who doesn’t like them. Two students from Mariemont High School have expressed their opinion on this team.
Joey Kromer says, “I hate them.”
Daniel Simmons believes, “Somethin’ fishy is going on down their, something illegal.”
My hope is that the “platoons” get shot down *ba dum tss* and get upset in the tournament.