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Old 07-10-2006, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Old Louisville
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So yeah, there are a lot of ignorant people on both sides of the fence that simply get too carried away with the sport to realize that it is just a game. The sad fact is is that most people in the state don't realize how lucky we are to have two college programs that have outstanding athletics.

One other bit of advice, if you like Duke...don't bring it up. And as for Christian Laettner...he is probably the most hated person in the state. Richie Farmer, a Kentucky guard 1988-92 had this to say of the '92 UK-Duke game:

"Oh, my God. People always remind me of that game. I compare it to when President Kennedy got shot. Everybody remembers exactly where they were, who they were with, and what they were doing when Christian Laettner hit that shot."

At first glance, what Farmer said above might easily be construed as utterly lacking perspective. Comparing reactions to a basketball game with a presidential assassination? The funny part is, for the most part, he's telling the truth.

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Old 07-11-2006, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Old Louisville
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`so I guess to answer your question...yeah, the rivalry gets pretty intense....
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:28 AM
 
Location: South Jersey, for now
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Sounds fun?

Though I was never a fan of UK (no personal issue, just never had a reason to root for them) I remember that shot by Laettner. Having grown up, the beginning of my life, in Las Vegas I grew to hate Duke even when UNLV whooped 'em by 30 to win the championship. Just hated their attitudes I guess. Anyway I seem to remember the refs giving Duke extra time to get that shot off. It was bogus if you ask me and I think the NCAA had a rooting interest since they hated UNLV winning 2 years earlier (UNLV was always in trouble with the NCAA) and Duke was seen as the "Good Guys".

Conspiricy theory, sure, but I thought it was suspect. Maybe it will make me some friends, but I do like the idea you had to get them riled up. Kind of a hobby of mine, Ha Ha!

Sooooo 10 Hockey fans, eh? I was wondering who the "local" team was. I kind of figured it would be Nashville. Does any station carry a teams games exclusively or do I need to depend on OLN? I guess I'll be getting a lot of Bengals games too since they have their training camp in Georgetown. Hard to root for a team with such a long rap sheet, but maybe in time.

I didn't so much choose to root for Philly. I just lived nearby, and for a time in the city. With the constant turnover of player and coaches, and sometimes owners, you just end up rooting for a logo. But living in and around the actual city, Philly is one of only two cities that have 4 major sport teams play in the actual city, rooting becomes a matter of civic pride. I lived there the last time the Phillies were in the World Series and the Flyers were in the Stanley Cup finals. The town was absolutely electric!!!!!!! I had moved by the time the Sixers got to the championship, but from what I saw on TV and what I could remember from the other two teams that had to be awesome.

Well, I don't know if I'll get back into college basketball, but I'm not sure I want to get in the middle of all that either

Thanks again for all the info!
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:58 AM
 
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Stamping ground is nice, small and quiet. Have you seen the area at all? It is on my way to my dads house in Owenton, well he actually lives on Cedar creek rd (227) Alot of deer, so be careful. It has a grocery store and a couple other things there, havent been in the past 4 years so it may have changed. Georgetown has Toyota there and it is boomimg (about 15 min) from there. So who knows if it will effect stamping Ground. When I saw "Stamping Ground" on here I had to respond, thats incredible. We lived in Georgetown for a year. Lived in Lexington too when I was a teen. If you are church goers my brother is a preacher at a little wonderful church called Harmony not too far towards 127. Great folks there. Away from the riff raff and wonderful for the kids, in my opinion.
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:19 PM
 
Location: South Jersey, for now
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We are heading there on Thursday. It was going to be Wednesday, but services for a friend of mine who recently died in a car accident will be Thursday afternoon.

Thanks for replying, can't wait to see it.
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Old Louisville
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Sooooo 10 Hockey fans, eh? I was wondering who the "local" team was. I kind of figured it would be Nashville. Does any station carry a teams games exclusively or do I need to depend on OLN? I guess I'll be getting a lot of Bengals games too since they have their training camp in Georgetown. Hard to root for a team with such a long rap sheet, but maybe in time
Actually, Kentucky has had a few hockey teams. The Riverfrogs (ECHL) and the Panthers (AHL) were in the Ville. The Kentucky Thoroughblades (AHL) were based in Lex...unfortunately they all either folded or moved on. The frogs moved somewhere in Fl and the blades moved to Cleveland Barons). Same thing has happened in the Cincinnati area...they use to have the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) and the Cyclones (ECHL).

Good news though. The cyclones at least will be back for the 2006-2007 season (they had been suspended for two years). So if you don't mind minor league hockey, may want to follow them.

In terms of a "local" hockey team, there really isn't one. There really aren't any local pro-teams anywhere (only exception being Northern Kentucky...they go for the Cincinnati teams since NKY and Cincy are basically the same thing). I think the Preadtors (Nashville) have a very small following in the Western part of the state (they also pull for the Titans). Bengals and Reds in the Northern part of the State. The ville is mixed between Reds, Bengals, Colts, Pacers (Reds probably the most since the Bats are their tripple A affliate). We get about half the Bengals games and half colts games...with a few titan games thrown in. Eastern and central portion...UK basketball and whatever pro team you feel like (if any so long as it is second to UK).

Kentucky is a college sports state with basketball being the clear favorite (Football is a very distant second.....it is pretty small outside of Louisville and a few other pockets in the state).

As for exclusive TV coverage...don't really know the situation in the Lex area (I don't live there). In the ville though, like I mentioned, we get a mix of Bengals/Colts/ and a few Titans. FSN (Fox Sports Net) always broadcast Reds games and they do Blue Jackets games too. As for the Lex area, I don't know if they are in the same network as the Ville or not (FSN that is) so you'll probably just have to watch the TV guide to see what is on. If you want exclusive hockey....you are probably going to be out of luck with cable.
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:39 AM
 
Location: South Jersey, for now
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Well, I hope my kids understand the sacrifices I'm making for them

Hopefully we can find the money for, and the cable company offers, Center-Ice package, Then I could watch at least most of the Flyers games, and any other team I feel like watching.

I remember the Thoroughblades from watching the Flyers farm team. Sorry they're gone. Didn't know the Mighty Ducks folded. ECHL is a little tougher to watch, and I doubt I would travel to Cincy to catch any. Atlantic City had an ECHL team for a little while. That was only about a 20-30 minute drive. I still only caught a few games, but that was mostly because I hate driving and parking in A.C., the casino's and parking lots jacked up their rates for games.

Man oh man, I'm already missing hockey! How far is Columbus? The Blue Jackets should be close to turning it around, right? Nashville is a couple hours away I guess, but they have been improving. I wonder if the Flyers have any games against them this coming season.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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Thumbs up Flyers Hockey

Big Daddy Reid,
I understand where you're coming from about the Flyers. I want to move to the Danville/Hustonville area of KY (I'm still trying to talk my hubby into it). But that's what I'll miss the most about Philly - Flyers hockey. That, and Harry Kalas. It's not summertime unless Harry's saying, "that ball's outta here". I can live without the Sixers. And I'm not an Eagles fan (go Cowboys!), even though my hubby bleeds green. I think the sports teams are the reason my hubby's so reluctant to leave. Hopefully the cable or satellite companies in KY offer some kind of hockey package so we don't get homesick.
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Old Louisville
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Hopefully we can find the money for, and the cable company offers, Center-Ice package, Then I could watch at least most of the Flyers games, and any other team I feel like watching.
Not entirely sure what cable company you'll have in Stamping ground (if any). I know Lexington and Louisville have Insight cable (major one in this region), but I don't really know/think they have the center ice package. One thing you may want to look into is Dish network. I know that they offer it (along with several other sports packages). You may have to do this anyway since Stamping is such a small town (believe me...not every town in KY has cable...a lot are still dish only). I guess the good thing would be that you would get your hockey though.

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How far is Columbus?
Colombus is about 3 hours away from Lexington (190 miles). Nashville is about 3 1/2 hours (215 miles). If hockey was water, you'd be in a desert.

2006-07 NHL schedule will be released on NHL.com this afternoon. Guess you can check it out if you are willing to drive to see a game.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:56 PM
 
Location: South Jersey, for now
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Well then, I'll just have to get the dish. I always worry about that in storms and such though. Never had one, just heard stories.

I just checked the Flyers schedule. They only play Nashville once and that's in Philly. I checked Columbus' roster and they look like they could make some noise this season. I completely forgot Fedorov was still in the league, I used to love watching him play. But Columbus gets no national love yet so there you go. It would be nice to see a few more of their games this year. Nashville made some improvements too.

Well, I'll probably too busy getting assimilated this first year to get too involved, I hope anyway. It's getting so close now, it's almost scary.
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