Mayor Fischer and Mayor Gray each predict a win tonight [Opinion: The Arena]

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Greg and Jim, on CBS

Two of the nicest guys in the Commonwealth appeared on the CBS Morning Show today, to discuss the UK/UofL rivalry being played out later this evening in New Orleans.  Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray were interviewed by CBS’s Chip Reid, who questioned them about the historical Final Four match-up that will determine who’s going to the NCAA basketball tournament championship game.

fischer gray2.jpgMayor Gray, of course, assured Cats fans that the Kentucky team would be victorious this evening; reminding us that, “Within the city limits of Louisville, forty percent of the fans are Kentucky fans.”

Striking a tone of cautious optimism, Mayor Fischer responded:  “We want to win this game, but it’s not the end of the world.  Our team is cool, but we’re the underdog.”

fischer gray 3.jpgAs a conciliatory note, Mayor Gray concluded:  “At the end of the day, everybody still puts their hand over their heart when ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ is played.”

Cards and Cats fans alike, can appreciate CBS’s giving the mayors an opportunity to show the world that the rivalry between their cities is all in fun.  And, despite the fact that CBS misspelled our town as “Loisville” on their web site, we welcome the good publicity for our wonderful little town on the Ohio River.

“Arch-rivals Kentucky and Loisville (sic.) set to clash”

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About Thomas McAdam
At various times I have been a student, a soldier, a college Political Science teacher, a political campaign treasurer, and legal adviser to Louisville's Police Department and Board of Aldermen. I now practice law and share my political opinions with anyone who will listen.
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