Thursday, November 8, 2012

Kentucky vs. Maryland Watch Party in Miami

Hey Kentucky fans, we'll be watching Kentucky take on Maryland for the first game of the season this Friday night, November 9, 2012 at Ale House in Coral Gables. We thought Coral Gables would be a pretty central location for people in Miami to watch the game, and Ale House is a pretty good sports bar to watch Kentucky. The manager said he will put the sound of the game on for us on the Patio. Let's get there a little early and get a couple of good tables.

Please RSVP here so I know how many to expect. Don't forget to join our facebook page here!

Here is the address for Ale House in Coral Gables:
Miller's Ale House
101 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 444-3600

FYI, Our friends a little farther north (about 45 miles N of Miami) will be watching the Cats at Duffy's in Deerfield Beach. If you're heading North, RSVP here. We'll be getting together a lot with these guys on weekends and stuff.

Duffy's Deerfield Beach
401 N Federal Hwy
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Are Kentucky Fans True or Fair-Weather Fans?

This was written by a friend of mine who is a Michigan fan.  He's of the opinion that Kentucky fans are more likely to be "true" and, thus, less fair weather than UM fans because of their situations.  Give it a read:

All summer long, all I could think about was Michigan’s opening game against Alabama at Texas Stadium.  My team upsetting the #1 team in the nation, it was going to be spectacular.  But when that night finally ended about a month ago, all I could think about was how much Michigan sucked and how disappointed I was in their performance against the best team in the land.  The following two weeks, I followed Michigan, but with much less intensity when they beat paltry Air Force and UMass.  Call me fair weather if you want, but once a team loses in college football, it takes a week or two for me to regain that winning type attitude.  Should fans like myself be shunned by “true” sports fans, or should we be allowed to express shame when our beloved teams are struggling?

What fan in their right mind, whether fair-weather or not, wants to cheer for a loser?  Nobody wishes for failure or defeat.  It is a fact of competition that one team will win and one will lose.  The losing team’s fan will leave disappointed, some more than others.  A true fan will continue to cheer and have faith in their team even if they are destined to fall short on their next competition. 

Many of my friends are Kentucky fans.  During football season, Kentucky fans who have to put up with mediocrity at best.  Fans of Kentucky football have to accept moral victories as positives, not necessarily wins.  Take for instance, last year, when Kentucky beat Tennessee in their final game of the season.  Kentucky was already ineligible to qualify for a bowl, but beating the Vols that day ended their twenty-six game losing streak and made their season.  It also caused the Vols to become bowl ineligibible, an added bonus for UK fans. 

In previous years when those two teams played, I witnessed Kentucky fans root for their team, but only leave in defeat and most of the time end their season with a losing record.  I could only think that these people were crazy for wanting to cheer for a losing team.  Maybe these are “true” fans, or maybe it’s just easier for consistently mediocre teams to not seem fair weather.  I mean, after all it’s hard to be “fair weather” when it’s always raining.  I guess we’ll have to wait for UK to be ranked in the top 10 to see if more fans come out of the woodwork.  Since we’re not talking about basketball, we may have to wait for a while. 

Fair-weather fans like myself can’t stand to root for a loser.  Growing up a Detroit sports fan, the Lions have forever–until last seaso–been the ultimate loser.  A winless season a few years ago topped off a string of consecutive losing seasons.  After they started 0-3 I really had no reason to cheer for them or even care that they even existed.  A fan deserves to see success from their team and when it doesn’t happen, all that we can look forward to is next year.  It’s the only thing that keeps fair-weather fans like myself continually coming back for more action.  I’ve been lucky enough to hear “next year” when it comes to the Detroit Tigers for eighteen straight years, between 1988-2005. Eighteen straight post-seasonless years of mostly below .500 baseball.  I must admit though, the wait was much worth it come 2006 when they made their run to the World Series.  I can only imagine what Cubs fans feel. 

By: Craig Emmert

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kentucky Wildcat Sports Bars in Miami

With basketball and football season coming up, we need to settle on a good sports bar to meet and watch the Cats here in Miami.  We're working on that, but it really helps with our "pull" if we can inform the bars that we have a lot of members.  That way we can assure the UK games will be on the bar's best TV's, etc.  So, if you're a UK fan and live in Miami or South Florida, join our facebook page to keep up with where we'll be watching the games. 

Also, check out WhereToWatch.com to locate the Kentucky Wildcat Bars in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and all across the nation. 

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Kentucky vs. Kansas National Championship COMBINED Watch Party at Duffy's in Ft. Lauderdale - Get there early

Ok, here's the deal, apparently Duffy's was an awesome location for the Louisville watch party, so we're going to combine the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale locations and have one big blowout at Duffy's in Ft. Lauderdale! We have about 10+ Miami fans that I know about coming up, and about 30+ Ft. Lauderdale Cats, so we should be about 40 deep in there! Here's the catch, however. The manager at Duffy's said it will start getting packed after 8:00 so we have to get there super early. I'm talking 7:30 and earlier, if possible. They have a sports theater area with Twelve "20 foot screens." Never been there, but I hear its awesome. The game tips off at 9:23, but don't plan on getting a seat if you get there that late. Ask to sit in the "sports theater" or just go toward the blue.

I just spoke to the manager (Mark) and he told me that they would leave the sound on for "One Shining Moment" after the game IF the Cats win. He said, "what do we do if the Cats lose?" Me: "It won't matter because everyone will probably just go home and kill themselves...." Haha. If you haven't seen One Shining Moment, I may have to revoke your fan card. Do yourself a favor and take 3 minutes to get your fan card back and watch it here.

In sum, EVERYONE (Miami & Lauderdale) is meeting at Duffy's in Ft. Lauderdale; get there before 8:00; try to sit in the "Sports Theater Area" (they couldn't hold 40 seats). Game tips off at 9:23. Go Cats!!

Duffy's Sports Grill
1804 Harbor Shops Road
Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
954-713-6363

Kentucky vs. Kansas National Championship Watch Party - Location TBA

The Cats are back in the National Championship game for the first time since winning it in '98. It's time to finish this great season off right. Let's all meet up and watch it somewhere.

Most of the Miami UK club was out of town on Saturday, so the watch party was lacking a bit (sorry guys). There was a great turnout at the watch party in Ft. Lauderdale at Duffy's though, and everyone said the staff was really accomodating. We may just combine the watch parties and have everyone meet up there and turn that place blue!

I'll keep you posted on where we decide to meet. Right now we're leaning toward Duffy's in Fort Lauderdale, but check back here later tonight and tomorrow morning to make sure.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kentucky Final Four Watch Party at Duffy's in Ft. Lauderdale

There will be a group of UK fans meeting at Duffy's in Lauderdale for the game as well! 
DUFFY'S SPORTS GRILL. It's in the Harbor Shops off SE 17th Street Causeway - behind the Embassy Suites.
Duffy's Sports Bar
1804 Harbor Shops Road
Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
954-713-6363

Kentucky Final Four Watch Party at Houligan's in Daytona Beach

Kentucky fans in Daytona Beach will be meeting at hooligans Irish pub on Granada for the Kentucky versus Louisville final four game on Saturday at 6:09 PM. I spoke with the manager and he assured me that the sound of the game would be on so come out and cheer on the cats as they take on those dirty cardinals. Wear blue, see you there.

Houligan's
1110 West Granada Boulevard
Ormond beach, FL 32174

Kentucky fans in Miami will still be meeting at Buffalo wild wings in sunset. I won't be able to make it as I'll be in Daytona, but there should still be a few  Cats so feel free to show up wearing blue. The manager assured me the sound would be on. Go cats!!

For all other cities check out WhereToWatch.com, they keep a really updated database and have about 50 UK watch party locations.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Kentucky vs. Louisville - Final Four!!

What are the chances? Cats vs. Cards in the Final Four, are you kidding me? Let's plan to meet at Buffalo Wild Wings in Sunset tomorrow for the game. I may be in Daytona checking out the Kentucky WhereToWatch.com Party up there, but that won't stop everyone else from showing up!

I've spoken with Justin the manager at BWW and he (reluctantly) guaranteed they'd have the sound on. "Well, I guess if there's no Heat or Hurricanes game at that time, we could put the sound on." It's the Final Four dude, come on! These Miamians just don't have their priorities straight sometimes. I swear, we should start a real sports bar here and just run all the others out of town.... but I digress.

So, Cats fans will be gathering at Buffalo Wild Wings at Sunset for a 6:09 tip-off against those dirty red-birds. I hope to see you there!

Buffalo Wild Wings
5701 Sunset Drive, Suite B-13A
South Miami, FL 33143
305-668-0911

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Kentucky vs. Baylor - Elite Eight Watch Party at Ale House in Coral Gables

Kentucky has advanced to the Elite 8 and we'll be watching at Ale House in Coral Gables Miami. They'll have the sound of the game on, so come out and watch the Cats do work! Hopefully they'll get to meet their arch enemies, Louisville, in the Final Four.

Coral Gables Ale House
101 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 444-3600

Friday, March 23, 2012

Kentucky vs. Indiana Watch Party at Sandbar in Coconut Grove!

Kentucky takes on Indiana for the Sweet Sixteen and we'll be gathering to watch the Cats get revenge on those dirty Hoosiers at Sandbar in the Grove. We checked and they'll have the sound on, so come out and join us for some hell-raising hoosier-bashing fun!!

Sandbar Grill
3064 Grand Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 444-5270
http://sandbargrove.com/

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt - SEC Championship Viewing Party

Kentucky takes on Vanderbilt tomorrow March 11, 2012, at 1:00 pm for the SEC Championship. We'll be holding the watch party at our usual spot at Buffalo Wild Wings in Sunset. Come out and join us to cheer on the Wildcats. Also, rate our spot on WhereToWatch.com as a Kentucky watch party bar by clicking here.
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Buffalo Wild Wings
5701 Sunset Drive
South Miami, Florida 33143

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kentucky vs. Florida Watch Party - Buffalo Wild Wings in Sunset

The Cats are #1 and they take on those dirty Gators who are nipping at their heels in the SEC standings. The Gators are pretty good this year and are currently ranked #7 overall. It should be a good battle, but I expect UK to edge Florida out at home. Come watch with us at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Sunset Place Miami.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sh*t Miami Girls Say

Ok, this is not about UK sports, but it is about Miami and it's also pretty funny. Anyone in Miami can relate to some of this stuff. "And that's the thing. The thing is that." (Contains some strong language).

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kentucky v. South Carolina - Duffy's in North Miami Beach

We'll be checking out Duffy's in North Miami Beach for the UK v. South Carolina game today at 4:00. If you haven't been to Duffy's, you're in for a treat. That is the best sports bar in Miami by far. The game is on SEC TV, which is channel 39 on DirecTV down here. See you there!

Duffy's
3969 Northeast 163rd Street
North Miami Beach
(305) 760-2124