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Kentucky Wildcats fans jam the YUM center in Louisville for UK practice for the NCAA second round action on Wednesday March 14, 2012 in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff MARK CORNELISON
I've held off reading or thinking too much about UK vs UofL tomorrow, but I clicked on this story in Thursday's Lexington Herald-Leader:
In the commonwealth's never-ceasing battle between Wildcats blue and Cardinals red, the front line is easily identified. Jefferson County is the epicenter of the conflict.
On the week of our state's ultimate hoops Armageddon, this is life in a divided city.
I moved to the county directly northeast of Jefferson in the 6th grade. There was plenty of both red and blue and I didn't really realize I had to choose a team to follow until college. When I met someone who lived out in the state, they'd find out where I was from and ask if I was a Kentucky or Louisville fan. Even though UofL had more recent success and one of their national championship teams had a preseason scrimmage at our high school, I chose UK. As a result of all that, and living in North Carolina for almost 23 years now (27 if you count my first four) I can't really dislike UofL and find myself pulling for them ... except when they play each other.
We watched the regular season game at my sister's house this year. They had two UK fans and two UofL fans. That was fun. Tomorrow night we're having UK fans over (and at least one Texas/Tennessee fan [Texas/Tennessee fan?]). Go UK.