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Friday, August 31, 2012

Big Weekend in the 'Ville

Big, exciting weekend for Louisville, Kentucky this weekend. The University of Kentucky (Wildcats) and University of Louisville (Cardinals), athletic programs are the most prominent universities in Kentucky, and are very intense sport rivals. Around town, you see a sea of blue/white or red/black, whether it's on clothing, flags, automobiles, etc. Of course, my children and I were all decked out in blue. Although, when the two teams aren't playing each other we do root for the Cardinals.

According to, here is some information that I found interesting to share: Kentucky and Louisville first played each other in football in 1912. Kentucky dominated six meetings between the teams from 1912 until 1924, holding Louisville scoreless in all six games, after which the teams stopped playing. In 1994, with former Kentucky player Howard Schnellenberger coaching Louisville, the series was revived after a 70-year dormancy. Kentucky leads the all-time football series with Louisville, 14 to 10.

DateSiteWinning teamLosing teamSeries
1912-10-28 Lexington Kentucky41Louisville0UK 1-0
1913-11-22LouisvilleKentucky20Louisville0UK 2-0
1914-11-14LexingtonKentucky42Louisville0UK 3-0
1915-11-06LouisvilleKentucky15Louisville0UK 4-0
1922-10-14LexingtonKentucky63Louisville0UK 5-0
1924-10-04LexingtonKentucky29Louisville0UK 6-0
1994-09-03LexingtonKentucky20Louisville14UK 7-0
1995-09-02LexingtonLouisville 13Kentucky10UK 7-1
1996-08-31LexingtonLouisville38Kentucky 14UK 7-2
1997-08-30LexingtonKentucky38Louisville24UK 8-2
1998-09-05LouisvilleKentucky68Louisville34UK 9-2
1999-09-04LexingtonLouisville56Kentucky28UK 9-3
2000-09-02†LouisvilleLouisville40Kentucky34UK 9-4
2001-09-01LexingtonLouisville36Kentucky10UK 9-5
2002-09-01LouisvilleKentucky22Louisville (17)17 UK 10-5
2003-08-31LexingtonLouisville40Kentucky24UK 10-6
2004-09-04LouisvilleLouisville28Kentucky0UK 10-7
2005-09-04LexingtonLouisville (12)31Kentucky24UK 10-8
2006-09-03LouisvilleLouisville (13)59Kentucky28UK 10-9
2007-09-15 LexingtonKentucky40Louisville (9)34UK 11-9
2008-08-31LouisvilleKentucky27Louisville2UK 12-9
2009-09-19 LexingtonKentucky31Louisville27UK 13-9
2010-09-04LouisvilleKentucky23Louisville16UK 14-9
2011-09-17LexingtonLouisville24Kentucky17UK 14-10
Kentucky victories are shaded ██ blue. Louisville victories shaded in ██ red. † indicates overtime. Numbers in parentheses indicate a team's Associated Press Top 25 rank at the time of the games.
Besides the big game, my big girl starts soccer this weekend. She is so excited and couldn't wait to go get all her gear from the sporting goods store after school today. Casie and Tommy played when they were really young, but they lost interest. Now that their school is offering it, Casie is super pumped to give it another try. I'm excited to see how she does.
As far as Kindergarten goes though, she's struggling to adjust. It's such a long day for her. Thank goodness she went to pre-school or I believe she would be worse off. Tommy and Marissa have adjusted well and have really come a long way in this short period. Tommy still needs to work on his fine motor skills and his teacher has been awesome at sharing some activities that would help. Our extra free time has been filled with pom-poms, buttons, paperclips, clothespins, rubber bands, pipe cleaners, straws, play dough, tweezers and whatever else helps motivate these skills. We've made it a family game, so he seems to be interested - which is a big plus. Being a single parent has its perks, but at times it can be trying. But, we are making it. (smile)
Before I end this post, I would like to bring attention to the devastation of Hurricane Issac. Seeing the coverage on the news sure puts life in perspective. Be sure to keep all that were affected in your thoughts and prayers. And don't wait for something major to happen to tell the ones you love how you feel.
With that being said, God Bless and much love!

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