My mom has loved playing basketball since her high school days in Thailand. Did you know she was the starting center of her team? Did you also know that she is about 4' 11" ? Says something about the height of Thai people, I suppose.
When my parents came to the US in the 1970's they were living and working in Lexington. They had heard about UK basketball, but really didn't know what all the fuss was about. They walked past Rupp Arena one day and saw that tickets were for sale. They hopped in line behind another couple and soon enough there was a huge line that had formed behind them. The ticket sellers announced that they only has TWO tickets for sale. Odd. So the couple in front of my parents got into some marital dispute which led to them getting out of line and leaving my parents at the front of the line.
Sure enough, the ticket window opened and they sold just TWO tickets to my parents. Then, they shut the window down and everyone else in line left empty handed. Turns out those two tickets to my parents' first UK Basketball game were behind the UK bench, right behind Joe B. Hall. Intoxicated by the spirit of the Big Blue Nation, they've been hooked ever since.
So here we are now, me, Mike, and my parents living it up in CAT-LANTA where seas of UK Blue are EVERYWHERE! The energy is amazing and there's nothing more fun than supporting our CATS. Thus, why I am writing this post the night before the championship game. We're still on a major high from our two wins.
Tomorrow will be a tough game, but I'll be wearing my lucky shirt once again for the third day in a row :) GO CATS!
|Parents outside the Georgia Dome|
|Inside the nearby convention center after being chased out between sessions. Officially the worse food we've ever had in our lives. So gross. Don't let their smiles fool you.|
|Around the Georgia Dome|
|Big Blue Nation taking over the CNN Center|
|View of the park|
|Green Team in Blue|
|Gene & Jean|