UK-TN Basketball SEC 2008–What a GAME!

January 22, 2008 at 11:44 pm 4 comments

basketball-4862811_84641681.jpgIf you just missed the KY-TN SEC Game (thanks for the link, Brian), I just have to say, I’m so sorry.  I was absolutely unbelievable.

So, if you TiVo-ed STOP READING.

The last 12.1 seconds took FOREVER, involving a bunch of free throws, mainly CATS, hitting EVERYTHING, and an SEC record for free throws for the season–not by a player on our team.  The Hub could tell you the guy’s name, and I regret that I’m not quite there…but the very sad story here is that he grew up in KY and wanted to play for the CATS, but the CATS wouldn’t have him.  Man!  What a miss.

Tennessee kept it so tight for inbounding the ball we could hardly get the ball on the floor.  I’ve never seen anything like it.  Last play, we were down court, still room for a recovery by TN, and we pass the ball to another player out of bounds, he gets loose enough to inbound, but barely!  It was awesome!!!

Anyway, so…we win.  Okay. 

But, the BEST PART was this, the announcer closes out the game saying, “Yeah, they pulled that thing out of there like a tractor pull.”

I was speechless.  “I can’t believe he just said that.”

You have GOT to be kidding me. 

You all are going to think we seriously do sit around watching tractor pulls all day long {edit:  after my post yesterday showing pictures of my family watching them taped over the weekend…at my mom’s birthday party…with my brother sitting there barefoot}.  What can I say?  Yup, we are rednecks.  I may as well just get used to that.  

Nope…I just can’t give in! 

Entry filed under: Sports.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brian Shannon  |  January 23, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Maggie while I agree that we don’t sit around and watch Tractor Pulls all day long it was a comparison Jimmy Dykes was making about the game.

    UK had a long hard fought battle to win. In a tractor pull it isn’t a race that is won quickly it is a slow process where more and more weight is brought up on the tractor the further you go seeing who can outlast the other and pull more weight.

    The longer the game went the more the pressure was building on both sides, lucky for us UK pulled it out with more strength to do what is needed to win in the end than Tennessee.

    Maggie replies: Love your link…click on Brian’s name to get a better synopsis of the game. I totally agree with him and the comment the announcer made, however, having just posted pictures yesterday of my family watching tractor pulls at my Mom’s on her birthday with my brother and his family…it was just almost too much for a delicate girl like me trying SO hard to not be a redneck. Ya’ll just don’t tell me I arrived a long time ago! Thanks for your comment and visit, Brian!

  • 2. Cheryl  |  January 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    His name is Lofton on the TN team. He is really good!

    Mag reply: Yes! That’s it!

  • 3. Melissa Harper  |  January 23, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Yep – what a game! I really needed to get to sleep because I had to get up so early this morning…I thought it would never end! Go Cats!

  • 4. Misty  |  January 24, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I used to follow the UK basketball games, but I started having babies and Bryan is just not into sports. Even if I tried to watch them again, I’ve got this whole nesting thing going on, so I’d inevitably be too distracted to do so 🙂

    Bryan and I are not your typical man/woman. He is not a sports fan or hunter. I am not into shopping or jewelry. We’re actully glad of that!

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