Final Four weekend: I want you to have fun

You just want to be in a great place to watch and cheer the Kentucky Wildcats. We're here to help.

April 1, 2011 

Photo illustration by Chris Ware of the Herald-Leader staff using a 1917 Uncle Sam poster 
by James Montgomery Flagg, courtesy of The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky.

  • ON TV

    NCAA Final Four: Kentucky vs. Connecticut

    8:49 p.m. April 2 on CBS.

    The winner will take on Butler or VCU in the April 4 championship game.

There's a big game Saturday night. Have you heard?

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team, in its first NCAA Tournament Final Four appearance in 13 years, will take on the University of Connecticut.

If the Cats beat the Huskies on Saturday in Houston, they head to the national final Monday.

There's a lot riding on this, and the Kentucky faithful are frothing at the mouth to reclaim basketball dominance.

You can get the sports-minded scoop

But here at, we tell you about some fun stuff surrounding the big game:

» What bars, restaurants and other places are doing to celebrate.

» A few jokes to help you talk some smack.

» Some fun shopping finds for showing your Big Blue Nation devotion.

Plus, what goes better with basketball than pizza? Here's a review of Lexington's newest gourmet pizza places, Village Host and Naked Pizza.

Finally, in the illustration with this story, we pay homage to the iconic 1917 poster of Uncle Sam, which happens to be part of a new exhibit at The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky. Read about it here.

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