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The Cat Bird Society is calling all Cat fans to reserve this limited edition print entitled, “Game Over”.
The Kentucky artist, Rex Robinson, has an illustrious resume which includes having his works in over 60 solo exhibitions. Rex has conducted a dozen years of residency for the Kentucky Arts Council and continues programs at his recently opened Rex Robinson Visual Art Center located in Owensboro, Kentucky.
“Game Over” is a stunning representation of Wildcat superiority via acrylic on canvas. The Cat Bird Society is now offering a limited edition giclee print of this striking masterpiece.
Ownership of this remarkable piece includes pre-emptive rights to the second and final painting of the series entitled “Death of a Devil.”
The artist has completed hundreds of original paintings and sculptures in ongoing portfolios of Kentucky, Bluegrass, Southeast, and now Western subjects.
The voice of the Wildcats, Tom Leach did a fantastic job doing the narration for the video.
Watch the video below and make sure to visit www.catbirdsociety.com to reserve your print today!
Kentucky Basketball is Family
We recently received a heart warming message from David Richards about Sheila Richards.
Here is part of that message:
“My mom has been the biggest UK fan all of my life. She lives for Coach Cal and the Cats. Was wondering if she could get a shout out on your page or a card sent to her on her birthday February 15. I as well as my whole family would appreciate it more than you know.”
Here is Sheila with her favorite UK blanket and a prized picture from Coach Calipari sent to Sheila.
Those that know Sheila and work with her know she is always positive and brings the sunshine every day.
We wanted to share the love with her on her birthday. So we sent her a card with a special made pillow just for Sheila!
David sent us this message after she received her special gift.
“She had the biggest smile on her her face she was so excited. You made her day!!!”
It’s fans like Sheila that keeps the family of Big Blue Nation together and pumps us all up for the next game. Our message to Sheila today is to keep cheering for our Cats as we head into March for another Kentucky run in the SEC tourney and the NCAA. We wish you the best and as always….. GO CATS!
We love you Sheila! – Kentucky Crazies
If you’d like our Teespring version of the pillow, you can get yours by clicking on the image below.
Check out the latest podcast by following this link. Mike Hicks and Aaron Newton discuss the upcoming game against Georgia as well as the recent wins.
Get your exclusive 3/4 Sleeve Raglan Tee “All About Ball Y’all” shirt here or click on the image below. (Use coupon code: KYCRAZIES20 to receive 20% off your order)
Order Here or click on the Book Cover below:
Kentucky’s charismatic coach shares the secrets of creating one of the premiere programs in college basketball, revealing how he transforms a group of former high school superstars into selfless, cohesive teams—including a remarkable squad last year that fell just one game short of a perfect season.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is highly regarded for his ability to recruit the country’s top high school talent without making outlandish promises. Instead, he believes, “Commit to each other, be about each other without sacrificing your goals, and by doing this you can achieve all YOUR dreams and more.”
Here, for the first time, he distills his team-building methods in ways that apply to CEOs, business owners, coaches, teachers and leaders of all kinds—lessons for anyone seeking to inspire talented individuals to reach for their best selves and contribute to a greater good.
A basketball team is an intimate workplace, in which blend is everything and character matters. As such, it is a window into the nature of successful leadership. Calipari views each new team like a startup business—one composed of new players, new relationships, and new challenges. Each season is a series of discoveries as he learns how to unleash the extreme talent in each of his players and mold them into championship material as college basketball comes to a crescendo every spring. While he can’t control everything, he is responsible for everything—just like a CEO.
An enlightening look at leadership, management, and team building, Success Is the Only Option offers the keys to winning, on and off the court.
(We removed Florida this year and replaced them with Villanova taking the list from 11 to 10.)
Let’s look at some historical numbers and how they apply to the big dance in March.
There have been 79 NCAA title winners since 1939 (no matter what North Carolina tells you with their Helms Trophy banners hanging in the rafter, or Kansas for that matter) and only 11 teams have 52 of those 79 National Titles. Over half. 10 teams have 50 of the available 79 titles, leaving just 27 that weren’t won by this exclusive group. If you add Oklahoma A&M(2), San Francisco(2), Cincinnati(2), Florida(2) and NC State(2) that leaves 19 teams that have won a title.
That leaves us with Oregon, CCNY, LaSalle, Holy Cross, Utah, Wyoming, Stanford, Loyola Illinois, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Georgetown, UNLV, Syracuse, Marquette, Arkansas, California, Maryland, Texas Western and UTEP.
For fun, Let’s look at National Titles by Conferences:
Pac-12 – 15
ACC – 15
SEC – 11
Big Ten – 10
Big East – 8
Independents – 6
Missouri Valley Conference – 4
Big 8 – 2
Metro – 2
West Coach Conference – 2
Big 12 – 1
Big West – 1
New York Conference – 1
Mountain States Conference – 1
American Conference – 2
Now let’s look at the breakdown of the exclusive group of 11 teams that 52 of the 79 titles come from…
UCLA has a total of 11 titles
1964, 65, 67-73, 1975, 95
UCLA DID NOT make the tournament this year.
Kentucky has 8 National Titles
1948, 49, 51, 58, 78, 96, 98, 2012
UK is the 2 seed in the midwest with possible match-ups of Seton Hall(who beat us early in the season), and rematches of Kansas or North Carolina.
North Carolina has 6 National Titles in 1957, 82, 93, 05, 2009 and 2018. (Still waiting for a couple to be vacated)
North Carolina is is the 1 seed in the Midwest with a possible match up of Washington in the second round, Auburn or Kansas in the sweet 16 and Kentucky in the elite 8. Tough road for the Tar Heels.
North Carolina: IN
Indiana has won 5 National Titles in 1940, 53, 76, 81, and 1987.
Indiana is OUT of the NCAA tournament following another terrible season.
Let’s all enjoy their “One Shining Moment” from just a few seasons ago when they were the #1 seed overall and failed to reach the elite 8. They have NEVER advanced past the Sweet 16 with Tom Crean.
Duke has won 5 National Titles in 1991, 92(I still hate Laettner), 2001, 2010, 2015
Duke is the #1 seed overall. They went 3-3 without Zion, but, being Silver Spoon U. those games don’t count;) Yes, they are good, we get it, but, their inability to shoot from 3 could be what ends their run. Another game against Virginia Tech could meet them in the Sweet 16, along with possible match ups with LSU or Maryland. Michigan State is their 2 seed.
UCONN has 4 National Titles in 1999, 2004, 2011 and 2014
UCONN failed to make the NCAA tournament after an abysmal season.
Kansas has won 3 National Titles.
1952, 88, 2008
Kansas is the 4 seed with the other Blue Bloods of Kentucky and North Carolina. This is not a vintage Kansas team and their first game is against Northeastern. Kind of sounds like a Bill Self upset special?
Auburn could await them in game two, and then a possible match up with North Carolina in the Sweet 16.
Louisville has 3 National Titles.
1980, 86, and *2013(VACATED)
Louisville is the 7 seed in the East with their first game against the Minnesota Fighting Little Ricky Pitinos. Thank you NCAA. Game two would be against Michigan State. LSU or Maryland would be next. Not an easy path for lil bro. We are counting them out.
Michigan State has 2 National Titles.
1979 and 2000
Michigan State is the 2 seed in the East with possible games against UL, Minnesota, LSU and Maryland before they become America’s team in playing Duke in the Elite 8.
Michigan State: IN
Villanova is the 6 seed in the South with St. Mary’s, Purdue, Cincinnati, and Tennessee as possible match-ups before getting to the 1 seed Virginia. Never count them out.
We removed Florida from the list this year. From 11 teams to the 10.
So, of the 10 teams with 50 of the 79 titles who remains with a real chance to win it all?
UK, UNC, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State, Villanova
Perhaps Gonzaga is the only team that has zero titles that has a real chance at winning it all.
And we don’t see any team from the group that has 1 titles with a real chance of getting their second. (Ohio State, Wisconsin, Marquette, Maryland)
Florida is the only team with 2 who could make a run.
Since 2003 only Syracuse and Florida have won titles outside of this list.(We removed Florida from the 10 this year and replaced them with Villanova)
2017 North Carolina
2015 Duke (35-4) Mike Krzyzewski 68-63 Wisconsin Indianapolis, Ind.
2014 Connecticut (32-8) Kevin Ollie 60-54 Kentucky Arlington, Texas
*2013 Louisville (35-5) Rick Pitino 82-76 Michigan Atlanta, Ga. (VACATED)
2012 Kentucky (38-2) John Calipari 67-59 Kansas New Orleans, La.
2011 Connecticut (32-9) Jim Calhoun 53-41 Butler Houston, Texas
2010 Duke (35-5) Mike Krzyzewski 61-59 Butler Indianapolis, Ind.
2009 North Carolina (34-4) Roy Williams 89-72 Michigan State Detroit, Mich.
2008 Kansas (37-3) Bill Self 75-68 (OT) Memphis San Antonio, Texas
2007 Florida (35-5) Billy Donovan 84-75 Ohio State Atlanta, Ga.
2006 Florida (33-6) Billy Donovan 73-57 UCLA Indianapolis, Ind.
2005 North Carolina (33-4) Roy Williams 75-70 Illinois St. Louis, Mo.
2004 Connecticut (33-6) Jim Calhoun 82-73 Georgia Tech San Antonio, Texas
History has a way of repeating itself, who is it going to be?
Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel located at 217 Williamsburg Square in Owensboro, Kentucky has become a Teammate with KentuckyCrazies.com.
After a brief recruiting session, Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel has agreed to carry some of our exclusive t-shirts in their store along with our exclusive baby bundles. The “Peace, Love & BBN” design is already stocked and more will be coming this week.
For those in the Owensboro, Kentucky area stop in and ask for owner and operator, Donna Southard, and tell her KentuckyCrazies.com sent you.
Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel has officially been open since July 24, 2015.
“When I set out to start this business in my home, opening a storefront seemed impossible,” said Southard. “Owensboro has a ton of local businesses that are experiencing tremendous growth and I wanted to provide a place for customers to find unique gifts and clothing that they might not find otherwise. Opening a storefront will allow me to keep up with demand and expand my inventory.”
We are happy to have Donna and her Crazy Me store as part of our growing roster of Teammates. “You People are Crazy!”
We will keep you updated as we stock more of our items in her store.
Follow Donna on her official Facebook page here.
Visit the official Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel here.
Contact Donna directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We expect big things from this Teammate moving forward. We are excited about working hard together! #TeammateFirstProgram
We have to start them out young right? KentuckyCrazies.com is so proud to introduce two new products for the newest members of the Big Blue Nation across the Big Blue Planet.
Watch this fun, short video that spotlights everything and then click on the images and links below to start shopping for the little Wildcat!