Thought I would take a minute to introduce myself to the board. I read the board for a month or so (a lurker) before joining. I must say that I had only a passing interest in the UK women's program before Coach DeMoss was hired. I knew absolutely nothing about her other than that she was coming from UT's highly successful program, and that a good friend of mine who is close to the UT program was shocked that Mickie had taken the job. Of course, she was ecstatic, too. Anyway, I kept seeing the advertising blitz that Mitch Barnhart started and figured, "What the hey, what else can I do for $20 bucks a year?" Well, actually $40.00 because I bought a pair of season tickets. And it didn't take long before I was caught up in the hustle of the Cats and the tremendous link the team made with their fans. I readily admit that it was one of the most enjoyable investments that I have ever made. Obviously in money, but more importantly for the pure enjoyment. I have not yelled so loud since I was a student at UK cheering on Dan Issel, Mike Casey, and Mike Pratt! Now I find myself reading this board religiously.
I have posted occasionally and I hope you will forgive my occasional bluntness. I am rarely a Pollyanna about anything, especially my Cats, both men and women. However, although I am quick to express concerns, I rarely if ever attack my teams or their coaches. So I might wonder why Mickie called a particular O set, or made a particular substitution, or why a particular defense was called, but I do not mean for that to be negative. I sometimes just wonder. And when it is explained to where I understand I do my best Emalee Latella impression; "Oh. Never mind."
Adam, thanks for all your hard work. And also a big thanks to Mitch Barnhart and Mickie DeMoss and crew! And, of course, a HUGE thanks to the girls (At my age, I have to think of college students as boys and girls. My gray hairs make the reason obvious. #-o ) who have given it everything for the past two seasons. Oh, and one last big thank you goes out to Sara Potts. I have watched enough basketball over the past forty years that I think that I can recognize talent and heart. Sara has both in spades. She is one of the finest basketball players I have ever seen play the game. What a winner! Her statement after the last game that she was too mad too cry summed up her career. I hope she gets a chance at the next level, although I am afraid her height might make that jump difficult, but with the right fit she could wind up being a star in the league.