What is Pat Forde smoking? We were enjoying his column on the decline of the Kentucky-Louisville game, and it was a fine article until his final three words, which almost no one outside of Kentucky would agree with.
For starters, you can't make the claim if you take several years off. And for another, Duke-UNC has been an incredible rivalry since at least 1960, with any number of legendary games.
And for another, you can't argue much when Kentucky's RPI (according to Pomeroy) is 240.