About 7 oclock last night I settled in to watch some college basketball. As I watch the games I always have my laptop on and mess around on the internet throughout the games. I can always tell when Kentucky is playing because there are probably no kidding 75-100 UK related status updates on Facebook. First, it's Let's go Cats, or something annoying. Then sometme during the game there is another 100 or so messages saying the Refs are terrible or the other team is getting away with everything or OMG this team is the greatest basketball team ever. Then of course at the end of the game I get another 100 or so saying great game, big win, here comes title number 8 blah blah blah. Such is life. I'm sure if I grew up in Columbus and had 300 or so facebook friends from Ohio, it would be similar when the Buckeyes play on Saturdays.
There came a point in the game last night, with just a couple of minutes left, that a Mississippi State player gave Gilchrest a little shove and Gilchrest went to the ground. In real time it looked really bad. On the replay it was an obvious flop. So, I update my status saying man, Gilcrhest must've played soccer because that flop was World Cup worthy. I thought it was funny, and really only expected to get a soccer fan commenting about me being a hater of their game or whatever. Oh Boy was I wrong! with in 30 seconds I had a comment from a guy I have run into one time since we graduated in May of 1999. It said, Hater, how are your Buckeyes, oh yeah they have 5 losses ha. I responded did you watch the replay? It was funny that's all I was saying. No hating, and it really doesn't matter what my Buckeyes record is.
So, from there I had 2 other people comment back and forth telling me to quit crying UK is awesome. Others contributed and were respectful, including my high school Spanish teacher and my mother in law(she's a sweet lady and loves UK) all kept telling me that I was wrong about Kentucky and they are really good. Never once, did I tell anyone UK sucked or anything. I finally had to make a comment saying that I do think UK is the best team in America, I do think that if they played in another conference that was competent they would lose a couple more games, and I don't think UK or Ohio State is going to win it all. To which the responses were a title contender is a contender and conferences don't mean jack. Kind of funny coming from SEC fans who cry non stop about their conference in football.
All of this exchange back and forth, though got me thinking WOW what a bunch of fools. Sad thing is, they are a huge passionate fan base and it made me realize there are probably a lot of Ohio State fans who would make similar comments defending the Buckeyes, when no one really ever said anything bad about the team to begin with. I guess the Moral of this long drawn out story is, think about what you say before your next debate with another team or conferences fans. You really don't want to come off looking like the D-bag one of my former high school classmates did last night. When you do, you give all Buckeye fans a bad name.