Mid to late 90s Cincinnati basketball has an allure behind it. The teams were tough, gritty and physical. Tu Holloway would call them gangstas. They got a bad rap nationally for their wrongful image of not graduating and being horrible people. The NCAA stats were flawed, I tell you. One of the most famous incidences in bad Bearcat history is also one of the funniest things that's ever happened. Art Long was a Cincinnati center. In an incident after his junior season, Long and Danny Fortson yelled something at a cop. They got pulled over and acted a fool. Then Art Long punched the horse. He wasn't charged with anything and played his senior year with no further incidents of horse punching.
Why do I mention this tale of young guys being dumb at 1 am? Because it's still funny. You have to own your mistakes and make them yours. That's why I'm putting out the Art Long challenge. I want a big head of Art Long and/or a big head of a horse at the game, preferably Thursday because a big head of a horse would make people think Kentucky Derby, not Art Long. I would settle for a big head of either Art Long or the horse. Both would be ideal. One would be amazing. A twitter picture of them would go immediately on the site and the blog twitter feed with all credit to you.
I think it would be the best thing in the history of the world. I speak in hyperbole. Most of all, one of the weird goals that I've put out there has to be met at some point this season. I don't know how to make big heads, otherwise I would do it myself. The power is in your hands people. I'll close this post with a couple of Getty Images from, well Getty Images, of Art Long and the first picture of a horse I google searched. Let's make history and one Cincinnati blog very happy. 2 days and 6 hours. I believe in you. #TeamHorse
He actually was charged, and acquitted. Not to ruin a good story, but hard to say anything based on the facts except he DIDN'T punch the horse. Usually critics of our program are the ones who let stories like these (zero graduates) get in the way of actual facts.
@tonychu Thought I had accused in there because I was reading the first article when I wrote it. Apologies for the mistake.