Chalk one up for hope: UK 10, Tennessee 7

Send the supercommittee back to the drawing board; we can tackle the federal deficit.

Bring the Israelis and Palestinians to the table; peace in our time is possible.

There's no need for poverty in a country as rich as ours. We can tame climate change, cure cancer, eradicate illiteracy.

Republicans and Democrats in Washington can work together and get something done. They can in Frankfort, too.

An architectural wonder can rise from the CentrePointe hole.

And we can all trim a couple of inches from our waistlines before we next have to don a bathing suit.

Champions of lost causes everywhere, take heart and never surrender: Kentucky 10, Tennessee 7.