Took my 71 year old Dad to his 1st UK game ever today

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  1. catben

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    and boy did he enjoy it!!

    He was like a kid. When we got down 10 in the 1st half he never wavered.

    -He yelled at the Refs
    -Stood up and cheered to help urge on the Cats EVERY time those around us did
    -Said he LOVED the music and atmosphere
    -Stayed until after the game to soak it all in
    -Was ELATED and drained when it was over

    It's a day I will cherish and NEVER forget!!

    GO BIG BLUE!!!!!!
     
  2. Bill - Shy Cat

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    Good to hear, catben. Great game for him to be a part of. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. irishcat1965

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    Great post OP! Glad you guys enjoyed it.
     
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  4. ace on the river

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    Sounds great! Glad he had fun and got to see a good win!
     
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    Makes me miss my Dad! Good for you. I'm happy you got to do that. Cherish it.
     
  6. CBBCrazy

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    That is amazing Catben, proud of you man. You will never forget it, he will live it the rest of his days. You and your Dad don't know me but tell him hello anyway.....
     
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    Thanks for the kind words CBBCrazy, I will!! We are all the BBN!!! He LOVED IT!!
     
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  8. TeoJ

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    Be glad you still can,take advantage of it as long as you can.
     
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  9. MegaBlue05

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    Awesome. Cherish those memories, man.

    My dad is the person I love watching the Cats with the most. He's 70 and doesn't miss a second.
     
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  10. SemperFiCat

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    That's awesome!! Glad you guys got a cool moment and saw a good win.
     
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    That's great!! Enjoy and cherish today.
     
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    These are the kinds of posts that remind me why I'm a UK fan. As opposed to the ones that try to tear our own team down every chance they get.
     
  13. westerncat

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    Wonder to hear OP. You will have wonderful memories.
     
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    He must not read this board. Blue hairs do not yell at games, and they should give their seats up to students.
     
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    That's great
     
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    @catben that is so excellent!
    Enjoy your time with Dad - and appreciate his joy, always.
    Tell him we're happy he got to see this today :)
     
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    Love it and happy for the both of you.
     
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    A memory that you will always cherish & can never be taken from the two of you!
    Congratulations & well done!
     
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    I love stories like this because I cherish my memories with my dad.
     
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    That's awesome! My dad is 74, gonna have to take him to one too!
     
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    Unforgettable memories for you and your dad!!! So happy for you all!
     
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    That is awesome- what a game to take him to.
     
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    What a great day it must have been for you both catben. Thanks so much for sharing the news.

    I will never forget the first game my father took me to nor the last one I took him.:cry:
     
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  24. TeoJ

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    I live in St Pete and got to take my dad to that game in 98,what a game and what a day.
     
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  25. kyboy1998

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    Amazing how many die hard Cat fans haven't been to a game. Such a huge fan base.

    The shame is a lot of our fans have this mentality that it's nearly impossible to get a ticket when it's relatively easy. My Dad was like this and I've since taken him several times. Each time he stays until after the coach talks and soaks it all in like a kid.

    Great story and glad you shared.
     
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  26. Ripcord65

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    Thanks for your post, OP. I'm really, really glad you got to have that experience with your dad !
     
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  27. Smashcat

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    Picked a great game for a first-timer.
     
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    Some of my best memories are going to basketball games with my Dad. Nice work.
     
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  29. joecat*

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    I took my Dad to a game in Louisville in 1966 when we played Notre Dame. .The only game he ever went to.
     
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  30. UKCATSFREAK

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    That's awesome bro! This is what makes this program so special to all of us and why we live it so much. The bond that it gives us with friends and family, generation after generation is undeniable. I have sooooo many memories over the years with my grandfather watching the games, with my dad watching the games, and now with my own son that will last me a lifetime. I have a picture of my son and I jumping and hugging at the horn of the 2012 NC game in my basement man cave. It is definitely my favorite UK memory. I'm so blessed that I could pass this tradition onto my own child so that it will continue on to the next generation in my family. It truly is part of who I am and partly defines my story. The passion will always be there.
     
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  31. wildcatwelder

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    That is so cool Ben. Yes, that's one of those days you'll always remember and cherish, and so will your father of course.

    Glad you were able to take him, and glad he had a great time.
     
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    Let me guess, it was like in the Rudy movie where his father insisted watching the Irish on TV was plenty good enough for him...but then when Rudy finally got to be on the roster and suit up his father came...and said Notre Dame Stadium was most beautiful thing these eyes ever saw :) And I bet your dad probably didn't understand at all these people leaving early to beat the traffic either ;) What was his feeling when we did My Old Kentucky Home after the game? Probably not quite as emotional as this but still...

     
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    Glad that both of you experienced that together...
     
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    So awesome. Something neither of you will ever forget!
     
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    That's fantastic. I wish my father had lived long enough to share that experience with me. I'm thrilled that you got the opportunity and took advantage of it. You created a life long memory. Good for you both.
     
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    I love Happy. I wish we would do a hologram of him for senior night every year.
     
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    Don't be so naive, I'm 75 and my hair not blue.
    And I still have most of it.
     
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    I was being facetious. Several youngsters on here habitually gripe about Rupp and have the perception that anytime it is not as loud as they think it should be, that it is because the season ticket holders are all just old people, who should not attend games.
     
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    Awesome. That's something you'll remember long after he's gone.
     
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    Got this saved and play it about ever other game,can't beat the emotion Happy puts into it.
     
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