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Discussion in 'Rupp Rafters - Basketball Forum' started by Simple_Man, Jan 9, 2018.
It wasn't SMU, it was Maryland which was ranked #3. SMU had one of the best players that year named Max who was an All American Guard and I got the two mixed.
Liver = 94
Lungs = 87 (used to smoke)
Birth certificate = 73
Emotional age = 12
I am also 72 and my Mom is 98 and still watches "her boys"! GO CATS!!
You mean like how on Johnny Cash's Cadillac the transmission was a '53 and motor turned out to be a '73? And what model year was it? Well, It was a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56, '57, '58' 59' automobile! It was a '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65...
Back in y'all's days men in their early 20s were typically known as boys...like "college boys", "soldier boys" (Tex Ritter's Deck of Cards).
How does your mom feel about nearing the big 1-0-0?
I'm 75. How many of you can say they've listened to or watched all of UK's championships as I have?
That is awesome!
Thanks for asking. She's struggling a bit these days. However, she loves to wear her UK sweatshirts and watch the games. She don't yell at the refs as much as she once did. The big 1-0-0 is going to be tough, but she can do it. GO CATS!!
64. still remember sitting around the kitchen table with my dad listening to cawood. some of the fondest memories i have of being a child.
Larry Pursiful played his first three years at Lone Jack and his 1958-59 senior season at Bell.
86 March 25, 1931
Awesome,Is this the oldest cat poster on RR?
Just turned 60.
84 here. Looks like 86 beats me. I've been a U.K. fan since 1948. U.K. class of 1957. Strangest thing is I grew up in western Tenn as a Cat fan.
Not 55 yet but sneaking up on it...
I`m hanging on to 59 for 1 more week !!
Hats off to Zdata as no one could possibly top 86 years of age.
Born in 1943 so yes I can say I have
Zdata, you need to share some observations about the Cats over your time watching them. There would be a lot of interest.
Did you listen to Claude Sullivan or Cawood or both?
I remember Purciful and Slusher. Purciful was a great shooter particularly from the corner.
Hard to believe Marivich more than 40 points a game for all 3 years he played at LSU. If there had been freshman eligibility back then, he would probably averaged more than 40 points a game all 4 years but he was also a top shelf showman with his dribbling and passing.
He and Dan Issel had some major scoring battles. Amazingly, Issel average more than 30 points a game his senior year but still finished second to Pistol Pete. Those LSU games were special.
I remember seeing Austin Carr light up Kentucky every time they played them in Freedom Hall, though Notre Dame seldom won the game.
Depending on where he lived he may have listened to JB Faulconer,who was also a play by play man for a number of years. I believe he was on the Ashland-Aetna oil network.
I’m 64 and primarily just read everyone’s posts than post my own opinions anymore, since I got sick about 9 years ago.
I grew up a Wildcat fan and remember my Dad listening to Cawood on the radio. I distinctly remember listening to one game with him in which Cotton Nash was playing.
My brother and I both chose UK for our undergraduate degrees as did my two daughters. My oldest daughter and I have gone to every Final4 in the Cal era. Big Blue flows in our blood!
Now that I feel like crap most of the time, UK games one of the few things that can get me fired up!
You are right. Austin Carr was one of the best players I’ve seen play against UK. He was a scoring machine. Great UK/Notre Dame games in Freedom Hall every December. How anyone ever concluded that was a “neutral site” is beyond my comprehension. I know Digger Phelps hated playing there.
Just 60 myself.
Hearing about Mike Phillips passing several years past brought home old father time never loses a race.
68,listened to games on the transistor radio in the dark after i had gone to bed.
Let it go.......the 60's are not terrible........
The dickens you say...
A very very very very young 58.................and delusional
I started in 1960 listening to a small electric radio. Sometimes just barely picking up reception in the mountains at night. FM was not even on the radios we had.
I would write the name of all the players, Rupp’s name, and all the common basketball terms on a sheet of paper. My Uncle Ray was a deaf mute and the game moved to fast for me to translate in the sign language I knew. I was just a kid and he was about 30 at th time.
I would point at the names and terms as Cawood would call them and as I heard them. Sometimes there would just be static as I would try to move the radio to get better reception. I was my Uncle’s play by play man thru Cawood Ledford. I would write the scores and time of the game. I did this for years until TV coverage became better and I became old enough to discover girls and Saturday night. Then I taught my younger sister how to do it.
So I am considerably over 55. I have been listening to the Cats longer than 55.
I know one that is 83 but he may not want me to disclose who he is, but he still post some, not as much as he used to.
This is a nice thread. I wonder what the civility tenor would be to a Wildcat message board geared exclusively towards “Baby Boomer” age fans as compared to Rupp’s Rafters?