Remember how John Calipari said fans take the UK-UL rivalry more seriously than the players? This is exactly what he's talking about.
"He just happened to think UofL would beat UK and he started to run his mouth," explained dialysis patient Ed Wilson. Wilson also happens to be a self-proclaimed die hard UK fan. "That's what started it."
But Charles Taylor, who was waiting to get hooked up to a machine saw things differently. "I didn't talk to him about the ball game; I was talking to another guy about the game," The UofL fan exclaimed. "He was meddling. And told me to shut up and gave me the finger!"
"I wasn't gonna take no more from him," UofL fan Taylor said.
UK fan Wilson explained "I'm sitting there hooked up to a machine and I can't do anything."
So, offended by Wilson, Taylor took action. "I went up to him and I hit him, " he said. "Didn't hit him that hard, but I hit him."
Right, so, this sort of thing should not be encouraged or held up as a shining example of how great a rivalry is. Next time someone at a dialysis clinic says his sports team is better than yours, take deep breaths, slowly count to ten—and punch the guy in the kidney as he's leaving.