Lost in the hectic week were several solid articles on Louisville’s trip to New Orleans. Catching up with all the news leading up to Saturday’s historic match-up was difficult. However, this article in the L.A. Times was easily one of the best. If you missed it, this story eloquently states the differences between Louisville and the rest of the state; UofL and UK fans. It’s a must read for any Cardinal fan.
Louisville felt urban and hip and tolerant. Kentucky looked country and conservative and entitled. Louisville felt like Avis. Kentucky seemed like Hertz.
One of my best high school friends, Laurie Blayney, attended Kentucky briefly before transferring to Louisville and working her way to a degree and a state of mind about Kentucky that even she can’t understand.
“I’d like to think we could all just grow up and get past it, but we can’t,” she said this week. “There’s the state of Louisville, and the state of Kentucky.”