OK, it rained. And the University of Kentucky Wildcats were playing the Mississippi State Bulldogs for the SEC Tournament Championship. So, what was I to do? I know: I’ll send our younger daughter and the spare daughter downtown to take the parade pictures, whilst I watch the game on my 42″ High Definition LCD television set!
Not the best picture, but one of apparently a million bagpipe bands, and the picture clarity lets you know it was raining!
What’s a parade without a beetle?
No small town parade is complete without a fire truck
From the Pennsylvania National Guard
I don’t know who this soldier is, but by having a unit patch on his right sleeve, I know that he has been deployed overseas.
This is, of course, a parade for the grown-ups!
Personally, I always go to a parade to learn about mold and asbestos removal!
Bagpipers in rain gear
And after you get your mold and asbestos removed, you can head for the local tattoo parlor!
More grown-ups, demonstrating their serious solidarity with the Irish.
I’m thinking that this one should worry me!
More Hibernians, in our town built by Germans!
A cool car! Of course, if the driver had any sense, he’d have had the top up!
Oh, well, last year someone dyed his dog green!
War of Northern Aggression re-enactors. And, once again, it’s the damned Yankees.
We do have some very important people coming to our little town!
We were safe, because it’s been way too wet for forest fires!
I, of course, was warm and dry, as UK defeated Mississippi State 75-74, in overtime. It took a near-miracle finish for UK to tie the game 64-64, on DeMarcus Cousins’ tip in with 0.1 second left on the clock. The Cat’s couldn’t hit three point shot attempts, and MSU’s defense caused several misses and turnovers close to the basket. Poor free throw shooting hurt the Cats as well, and, realistically, Mississippi State should have won this game.
The NCAA Tournament bracket will be announced at 6:00 PM, and UK is almost certain to have a number one seed in one of the four regionals. Mississippi State was regarded as a “bubble” team, but the way they played today, they should make the tournament.