Monthly Archives: November 2014

Kentucky annoys me

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.

Kentucky had the same amount of blocks (11) as Kansas had made shots in their dominating victory (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky had the same amount of blocks (11) as Kansas had made shots in their dominating victory (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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.

 

Opinions on Top 10 teams

Recently, ESPN released the top 25 power rankings for this upcoming men’s basketball season. Here is what I think of the top 10.

1. Kentucky Wildcats- You receive a bunch of young, five-star recruits that let down your fans almost every season by not winning a national championship, despite always being ranked #1.

2.Arizona Wildcats- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is a cool name.

3. Wisconsin Badgers- Your coach looks like your mascot.

Badger

Oregon v Wisconsin

 

 

 

4. Duke Blue Devils- I have nothing to say about Duke. Well, besides that.

5. Kansas Jayhawks- Can’t wait to see Andrew Wiggins!!!! Ha.

6. UNC Tar Heels- What is a Tar Heel? If you say it over and over it sounds weird.

7. Louisville Cardinals- I don’t like you.. At all.

8. Florida Gators- When is Tim Tebow going to come back?

9. Virginia Cavaliers- I thought people only went here to get a very good education.

10. Wichita State Shockers- You will always be seen as an overrated team in my eyes.

Remember these are my opinions. I gave my opinions because it’s my blog and I don’t care about your opinions ❤