My St. Stephen Martyr boys were perfect. We didn't all get straight As. Some of us sassed teachers and earned detention. Others screwed up in their personal lives but when it came to football, we were dialed in. We practiced hard every afternoon. If Coach Don Kalbhin thought we were slouching, he'd order our dads to line up their cars and turn on the headlights so we could keep practicing after sunset. Our dads deferred to the coach's wishes. The reward unfolded through the course of the season. Our little football team was perfect in 1968. We beat all challengers, including the Holy Family team listed below to win the Toy Bowl. It would be the only championship experience many of
>>>>>>>>>>After the University of Kentucky's magnificent basketball team lost its first game of the season -- a classic battle ending with a 4 point loss to Michigan State -- the silly "Forty & Oh" chant was erased. But now those shirts are being scooped up by UK's opponents to mock the Big Blue. Every time Coach John Calipari says to his loyal UK fan base, "You people are crazy!" I just point to Cal and blurt -- "What he said!" That aside, don't be surprised if this Kentucky team goes 39-1 and collects a 9th NCAA Championship. They're that good.