Sometimes, I get bitter. I can’t help it. I live in one of the most underrated cities in the country (Cincinnati), root for one of the most underestimated football programs in the country (Bearcats), yet I’m surrounded by Kentucky and Ohio State fans.
I think this article sums up part of what’s on my mind this afternoon. Ohio State is overrated and Kentucky is plain bad at football.
Moreover, I think the University of Cincinnati got absolutely jobbed by conference realignment. After numerous bowl games, a couple BCS bids, and frequent on-field dominance of newly-selected members of the B1G, ACC, and Big 12, the Bearcats were left in the awful spot of looking for a seat when the musical chairs of realignment stopped.
Second, I think the supposed power from the “power conferences” is entirely overstated. The Bearcats have beat the world out of some of those “power” conference teams. I think the country might see that same thing as UC plays at Ohio State and at Miami this year. That brings me to a question that has me perplexed…
Why doesn’t UC play Kentucky in football? Kentucky plays in ESPN’s favorite conference. They’re just a short trip up or down I75 from each other. Kentucky is supposed to be on an upward trajectory because of their new coach. Why not schedule a home-and-home between the programs? What stands in the way, BBN?