As the minutes became seconds in the last half of what would be the last basketball game for these group of men; I say men because this team played like men and not like “young kids” that everyone claim them to be and that they were not going to be able to make it to the final game because of the lack of experience. This team showed us, the Big Blue Nation, and the rest of the world what teamwork, heart, character and family meant to them and they came out on top.
As excited as the players were, Lexington was just as excited. Many people had grabbed their spots for the game as soon as the local bars opened at 10 a.m. for a 9.23 p.m. basketball game!
South Limestone and State Street seem to be two of the more popular places for
people to hang out and watch the game. South Limestone had closed the street before half-time and more people began to crowd the streets and watch the game from the plasma television that Tin Roof had rented for the Final Four and National Championship game.
By the end of the game, drinks were being thrown around, people were climbing on light poles and CATS chants were on a continuously cycle. There was no stopping the crowd because people kept saying they were going to party till the break of dawn because that night the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team had brought back the trophy for the eighth time.