Cat scratch fever

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In case you were wondering … and I’m sure you were not.

They’re here.

The Big Blue Sea has arrived. Kentucky fans are everywhere in New Orleans. I wonder how they knew where the media hotel is for the SEC Tournament? Because most of them seem to be staying at this Courtyard Marriott.

The invasion started last night. Suddenly, they were at every street corner in the French Quarter, looking around like they forgot to turn the iron off back home.

We wondered if they might save the money and wait for a return trip to New Orleans for the Final Four. But there are so many Kentucky fans who can’t get seats in Rupp Arena, this is their chance to see their beloved Wildcats. And many of the season ticket holders aren’t going to miss a chance to see their one-and-doners play three more games.

This Tuesday quote from Kentucky coach John Calipari says it all — “Fans spend their vacation money, their rent money, their cigarette money, and they go to this tournament. You almost feel an obligation. Let’s go play.”

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