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WE CONGRATULATE: The Cats and the Cards

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By The Staff

Does the NCAA have an axe to grind with the state of Kentucky? It sure looks that way.

Not only were our beloved Cardinals and Wildcats relegated to much lower seeds than they both deserved, but now the NCAA has decided to ruin a week of productivity in offices from Paducah to Pikeville – as the coach wearing the blue tie might say.

The two now will meet in the Sweet 16 late Friday night in Indianapolis, the second time in three years they’ve met in the NCAA tournament.

We’re not sure our hearts can handle it.

The University of Louisville looked downright stifling defensively in two wins.

The University of Kentucky appeared to be back to its more than mediocre ways in its opener, but bounced back with an instant classic win over previously undefeated and favored Wichita State – a win that has left pundits wondering if this young squad is reaching its stride at the perfect time.

The Cats won the last time the two met in the NCAA tournament and earlier this year in Lexington, but UofL Coach Rick Pitino has never lost in the Sweet 16.

All we can hope is for a game that goes to wire, with both teams delivering haymakers.

But really, the joke is on the NCAA, we weren’t going to work much this week anyway. Kentuckians, both Red and Blue, were going to watch this weekend’s games no matter who’s playing.

But now, with our Cats and our Cards playing just two hours down the road in Indianapolis… well the state is moving. Can 4 million Kentuckians fit in Indy?

By the way, will the last one out of Kentucky on Friday please turn out the lights?