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Graduated UK in 1969; played on Freshman team in '65-'66 (Rupp's Runts year); spent 29 years in the Air Force; now a retired PGA club pro. I chose this picture ("the shooter") as my avatar because that should be the first requirement of a college basketball player--the ability to put the ball in the hole. Without that, all the rest isn't worth much.
Real name is Bill Rutledge; married to the former Mary Lou Flack for just over 45 years. Two kids--a pediatrician and a nurse practicioner--neither one a cardiologist, darn it!-and five of the greatest grandkids in the world.
Now live in rural Virginia, without decent TV coverage of Wildcat games, so thank God for ASoB!

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  • Golf Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson
User Blog

I'm Not a Songwriter!!!!

A couple of years ago, some of us on ASoB were bouncing around the idea of a basketball-specific fight song. We kind of let it drop, but I kept my own version in my head. Now that we moving into...

Evaluating the "Tweak"

We've seen some improvement since the "tweak," but there are still some things that need work.

An Offensive Model For Shooters

There is more than one type of shooter in the world when it comes to basketball.


My Holiday Jones Experiment.

I've been defending Terrence Jones for his unusually bad ballhandling and shooting since he badly dislocated his pinkie, so, after my workout a couple of days ago, I decided to test my hypothesis...


The Incredible Adventures of Oldcat'69 (A daily diary)

I realize that many most all of you are not as excited about my next four days as I am, but just ignore me while I blubber along.  As long as I've been a Wildcat fan (since 1953 at least), I've...


The Three "Os" of a loss.

In watching and reviewing last night's game, I believe we were outcoached, outplayed, and outshot.  The first two would not have mattered if we hadn't been beaten in the third area.  First things...


"What's it all about, Alfie?

Is it just for the moment we live? . . .are we meant to take more than we give?" Or is our present point time just an instant in a continuum that extends from somewhere in the past and leads...


Promise Fulfilled

In one of the wailing-and-gnashing-of-teeth threads following the loss to USC, there was some disagreement as to how many "shoulda made" inside shots the Cats missed during that game.  I promised...


With a grain of salt . . .

What the Kentucky Wildcats are not doing that they need to do.


999 Wins Ago

First of all, I have to tell you that I wasn't there for #1000, but I saw #999 and #1003, although I didn't know it at the time.  No, I wasn't drunk and I knew I was in Memorial Coliseum; there...


Upon Further Review . . .

[Promoted from the FanPosts.  Great stuff in here -- ed.] I just took a look at the last six minutes or so of yesterday's game against UNC, and it was like a Clint Eastwood movie:  we had the Good,...


Were this year's turnovers really that bad?

Were turnovers really that excessive for UK this year? We analyze and present for your comment.


Where have all the "players" gone?

In the aftermath of the UK-UL game, I find myself wondering why it is that players today get so damned specialized?  Is it because they have it drilled into them (not necessarily by their coaches)...

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