Gimme an F, Gimme an O, Gimme a U, Gimme an L
I’m a huge college basketball fan. And I support all Kentucky teams. But I get a little jazz from hardcore University of Kentucky fans because I also like Louisville. So I was pretty pumped over the Cardinals’ big win Sunday over the Pittsburgh Panthers–a top 5 team. And I’ m happy today because a certain Louisville cheerleader’s life was spared.
With mere seconds left to go, Evansville native Kyle Kuric caught the pass and dunked the ball. A Louisville cheerleader excitedly ran onto the court, grabbed the ball, and tossed it into the air. But, wait, the game clock read “0.5” which means, simply, it wasn’t over. A delay-of-game technical foul was assessed and Pittsburgh was given two free throws. Pitt’s Ashton Gibbs made ’em and the Panthers were down three with the ball. Now, it was a highly unlikely scenario given the fact that whoever caught the ball wouldn’t actually have had time to “catch” it but just tap it toward the basket and pray for a miracle. Again, unlikely but not impossible. And it would have tied the game and sent it into another overtime where Pitt could have won. But all is well in the ‘Ville. At the end of the day, it’s a three-point Louisville win over a potential Final Four team and a cheerleader doesn’t have to leave town.