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Take away those three championships when you only had to win 3 games tops to be the CHAMPION, and they are right on par. Over the past 20 years, heck yeah UK would like to be Duke.

 

Take away 3 championships and we are even! I have an idea for the next t-shirt. Can you help me with one for all time wins and win percentage?

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Take away 3 championships and we are even! I have an idea for the next t-shirt. Can you help me with one for all time wins and win percentage?

 

Typical UK fan response I've received since I was born. Sure, if you want to brag about stuff that has happened 50 years ago by all means do. Myself, I put a little more stock into what has happened in my lifetime which is the last 20 years. And the results in this time span, cannot be argued.

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I just want to be clear... I'm not taking away anything for UK fans and their championships in the 50's and back then. We even had a thread a bit back discussing this... I don't have enough knowledge of how the tournament was back in that time except that I do know they only had to win 3 games to be crowned champion, one time 4 games. To me that just isn't as impressive to what the tournament is like know and has been in my lifetime. I was open to people in the other thread trying to explain how it was back then, and I'm still open.

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Typical UK fan response I've received since I was born. Sure, if you want to brag about stuff that has happened 50 years ago by all means do. Myself, I put a little more stock into what has happened in my lifetime which is the last 20 years. And the results in this time span, cannot be argued.

 

And your response is typical of Duke fans and that's why the rest of country, not just UK fans, hate Duke.

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I just want to be clear... I'm not taking away anything for UK fans and their championships in the 50's and back then. We even had a thread a bit back discussing this... I don't have enough knowledge of how the tournament was back in that time except that I do know they only had to win 3 games to be crowned champion, one time 4 games. To me that just isn't as impressive to what the tournament is like know and has been in my lifetime. I was open to people in the other thread trying to explain how it was back then, and I'm still open.

 

Well you need to study up. To get into the tournament you had to win your conference. So although the NCAA had less teams the criteria for even getting in was tougher.

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Think about how special that UK team was to Cats fans. That team overachieved so much, & meant so much for UK getting back from probation. They were about to upset Duke (sounds weird for UK to be the upset-er), & Leattner hits that shot. It's not just Leattner, it's everything that goes into that game IMO, is why the hate is there.

 

Way on track with this I agree 100%. That's why its like comparing apples to oranges in saying you wouldn't wear a I hate...Jerrod Jefferies/Derrick Williams shirt. I mean that was "the shot", its still "the shot". I don't care if its the 2024 Tournament Preview show or next years Final Four commercial I guarantee you will probably see that shot. It was one of the most significant moments in college basketball history and Kentucky just happened to be on the wrong side of it. The whole Duke attitude and Leattner's punkish behavior (stomping Timberlake, etc.) didn't help the cause either. He's one of the biggest sports villains of all time and its not just to Kentucky fans, you go look at a few of these websites or watch a tv show dedicated as such and I would bet Christian Laettner's name will show up on most all of them and likely top 5.

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Typical UK fan response I've received since I was born. Sure, if you want to brag about stuff that has happened 50 years ago by all means do. Myself, I put a little more stock into what has happened in my lifetime which is the last 20 years. And the results in this time span, cannot be argued.

 

It was a typical response from you saying UK wants to be Duke what do you expect in return?

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It was a typical response from you saying UK wants to be Duke what do you expect in return?

 

I wasn't the one who started that. Ironically enough, I think it was a UL fan. Nonetheless, a UK fan retaliated by throwing out history as their arguement, which is the basis of a normal UK response. Then I said my peace.

 

What I think is funny, and what most people don't even realize, is the fact that I root for UK in any and every game that they play as long as it doesn't include Duke. So I've rooted for UK in every game in the past 10 years... UK fans are unlike any other. For the good, and definitely for the bad.

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I dislike Danny Ferry more than I dislike Laettner...Personal reasons...I wonder if they have a I Still Hate Danny Ferry shirt?:lol:

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Take away those three championships when you only had to win 3 games tops to be the CHAMPION, and they are right on par. Over the past 20 years, heck yeah UK would like to be Duke.

 

I don't know where the line of demarcation is on this one GRC. If you are 20 years old (or there abouts) you are spot on.

 

But if 50, I don't know if I'd trade it. Beyond that, I know you wouldn't. It's perspective.

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I don't know where the line of demarcation is on this one GRC. If you are 20 years old (or there abouts) you are spot on.

 

But if 50, I don't know if I'd trade it. Beyond that, I know you wouldn't. It's perspective.

 

 

:thumb::thumb: Exactly, GRC obviously thinks we need to only use the time line since he's been alive. I've got news for him, there are a lot of older folks on here.

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I just want to be clear... I'm not taking away anything for UK fans and their championships in the 50's and back then. We even had a thread a bit back discussing this... I don't have enough knowledge of how the tournament was back in that time except that I do know they only had to win 3 games to be crowned champion, one time 4 games. To me that just isn't as impressive to what the tournament is like know and has been in my lifetime. I was open to people in the other thread trying to explain how it was back then, and I'm still open.

 

First of all I hear where you're coming from. :thumb:

 

As to difficulty, maybe this brings perspective beyond "how many games to win a title."

 

1948: Defeated defending champ Holy Cross with the great Bob Cousey. Held Cousey to 0 Field Goals while Kenny Rollins (starter) was in. That's a pretty good player/team to defeat to win it all.

 

1954: Defeated the NCAA Champ by 13 in the season and Hall of Famer Bob Pettit to finish 25-0.

 

1958: Defeated Four Time All-NBA Guard Guy Rogers and Temple (twice that year) and the All Time Great Elgin Baylor to win the Title.

 

1978: Had to defeat 5 teams but they included Magic Johnson's MSU (Sparty won the title the next year with the same squad) and Sidney Moncrief's Arkansas.

 

While they didn't have to play as many games then, only conference champs were invited and some of the all time greatest players had to be defeated to win it all.

 

Duke has just as impeccable a resume for the last 20 years but as an older coot myself, I can't dismiss what came before me or it's merit. :thumb:

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Good post, I joked about the shirt but you described it well. Actually, for me it was more the fact that Laettner should had been ejected from that game long before that play.

 

 

That is still laughable. I guess Knight should have been ejected last night for his groin tap?

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