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Kaboom goes the bar: Fan reaction of IU's win

Posted on: December 12, 2011 11:18 am
By Matt Norlander

Everyone's posting this video, and we will too. Indiana beats Kentucky, Indiana bar goes wild.

Never gets old. Never. I particularly love the reinforced cheers upon the replays of Watford's shot falling true. By the way, check photo No. 2 in this gallery. That's just a sweet shot. Also, Eamonn Brennan posted a video from outside the bar, Nick's, which is featured in the video below. The streets were occupied heavily by ecstastic, drunk and delirious IU fans, who finally found themselves a reason to be outwardly proud of their basketball team.

It's a great Monday in Bloomington.

IU Upsets KY - Celebration at Nick's English Hut from Tarun Gangwani on Vimeo.


Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:44 pm

Kaboom goes the bar: Fan reaction of IU's win

You are a boorish nitwit.If you're going to deride me, at least use good grammar (KY was not playing very "good"). Duh, "good' is an adjective, not an adverb. But I suppose your educational level rivals your "KY" players' (it's UK we're talking about, not the state of Kentucky, buffoon). Oh, just off-hand, how many of your "KY" players are actually from Kentucky? Grow up, clown, and talk to me when you have an idea of what your talking about.

Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:01 pm

Kaboom goes the bar: Fan reaction of IU's win

You my friend have been drinking some bad Kool Aid if you think this Indiana team is back. They have a decent team but they are a long way from being back. They got lucky on a night when KY was not playing very good and they had to win on a last second shot with time running out.  That was a lucky win for Indiana.  If they are unlucky enough to get KY in the Big Dance it will be their last call because they get beaten by the BigBlue by double figures and I don't mean 10 points. I  like the Indiana coach but he showed little class after the game and a lot of people lost a lot of respect for him. It's a shame that the Bobby Knight crap is begining to show on him now

Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 2:27 pm

Kaboom goes the bar: Fan reaction of IU's win

I am from Indiana. I've been to Nick's many times. But I'm 2,000 miles away. Sigh. I had to party on my own. My wife is from Kentucky, poor girl. Anyway, the guy who took this video was either drunk drunk or celebratory drunk. It's a dizzying video. The only clear parts are television shots. Crean is a hell of a coach. He brought IU basketball back from disaster and he did it in only four years. This IU basketball team is a good basketball team. And it is good the old-fashioned way. They're going to make some noise from now on in NCAA Division I Mens' basketball. You saw it here. Mark my words. IU is back.

Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:52 pm

Kaboom goes the bar: Fan reaction of IU's win

After watching it twice back-to-back, my favorite part might be just how quiet the bar was when the recording starts. You can feel the tension in the room, and you can feel it build as Verdell drives up the court. It's the sudden contrast when the shot goes down that makes this video incredible.

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