In just about every aspect, the Louisville Cardinals are often called the “little brother” to the Kentucky Wildcats. The two teams have a storied history with each other in both of the major sports playing each other 48 times in both the regular season and NCAA Tournament in basketball since 1913 and 27 times in football since 1912.
Last year at the Louisville football luncheon, Director of Athletics Tom Jurich responded to the joke by trying one-up the Wildcats, saying he was fine with being the “little brother”, if he is “six-foot-five, 295 (pounds), and runs the forty in 4.6 seconds.”
This basically means that the little brother has upstaged its “big brother” Kentucky.
That joke was actually pretty funny. Unfortunately, Jurich is still using that same joke. Only, this time, the little brother isn’t as big as he used to be.
Tom Jurich at @UofLFootball Luncheon today said he's fine with UofL being "Little brother as long as little brother stays 6-4, 285 pounds"
— Matt Willinger (@MattWillinger) August 21, 2015
Maybe it is time someone helped him out a little bit with a new joke. You would think that if the Cardinals are starting to catch up with the Wildcats, (which they are since Louisville has beat them in football for four straight years) that “little brother” wouldn’t get smaller.
Oh well. I guess we can find if they are still up for the challenge this year. The two teams face off on November 28 in football and December 26 in basketball.
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