An emailer says I’m biased because I won’t say in tomorrow’s paper that U of L” owns the state” in basketball after its second straight win in the series, as I did when UK beat U of L in football this year.
I pointed out to her, at some length, that there’s a world of difference between U of L football and UK basketball, and between a 27-2 win and a three-pointer near the buzzer. I didn’t say UK “owned the state” in football just because of two football victories — but because of the overall picture and the way the near future is shaping up between the teams. Certainly, if UK had just squeaked by U of L in football this year, I wouldn’t have said that UK “owned the state” in a column, so the order and progression of things also counts.
Still, I open the question up to you fine folks. Are they the same? I know what I think the answer is, but you’re free to weigh in here.