Some perspective for a Big Blue Nation in mourning

Kelsey Mattinglyover 6 years


Aritcle written by:Kelsey MattinglyKelsey Mattingly
[caption id="attachment_168913" align="aligncenter" width="366"]Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics[/caption] On what seems like the saddest Sunday to have ever occurred, I think we could all use a little perspective to soothe us as we mourn the loss of an almost perfect season. As a freshman at the University of Kentucky, I realize that this Kentucky team is one we will never see the likes of again. How they were able to fight for so long (38 games to be exact) was impeccable. And of every feeling I've ever experienced, this one is certainly the worst of them all and I know you're all feeling the same way. But as a wise man told me last night, your identity cannot be based on the performance of 19 year old kids. You cheer for them, you support them, but you do not live and die by them. I know the entire Big Blue Nation is drowning in sorrows right about now, but imagine how these guys are feeling. They're my age. The fact that I cried for three hours about a game that I didn't even play is heartbreaking. But, thinking about the fact that they are my age and dealt with that pressure for 38 games is insane. This team was amazing. Would it have been even more amazing to go 40-0 and hang up banner #9? Absolutely. But at the end of the day, these guys are kids just like me. The pressure put on them to do the impossible was immense, and so now all they need is your support. We will live to see another championship banner, BBN, but never a team like this. We had an incredible group of guys leading our program and for that, we thank them.

Loading comments...


Shane Beamer

Scouting Report: South Carolina Gamecocks

As a new era of football begins in Columbia, Shane Beamer is attempting to rebuild the South Carolina football program. The son of legendary head coach Frank Beamer has a long road ahead, but the Gamecocks have made some early progress. This...