Dream Game may be a nightmare for Kentucky, Louisville

Originally Published: January 4, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

There are two high holy days on the sporting calendar in the state of Kentucky. Two days when only live birth or sudden death are legitimate excuses for missing either event.

One is the first Saturday in May, when the Kentucky Derby is run.

The other is the winter Saturday when Kentucky plays Louisville in basketball.

Not even bad weather can dampen the divinity of the Derby.

But heretically bad basketball has profanely devalued the ...

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