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2018-19 LCPT Championship: Bobby Petrino vs. The Duke Comeback

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It all comes down to this.

Interesting championship match featuring Bobby Petrino, who resoundingly toppled Matt Bevin on here but narrowly lost the Twitter vote, versus the Duke Comeback, which barely lost to Brian VanGorder on here but got put over the top easily by the Twitter contingent.

Only one can become the 13th-member of the least cool club in the Derby City.

BOBBY PETRINO

Louisville v Clemson Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

HOW THEY GOT HERE:

—Defeated the NCAA 64%-36% in the quarterfinals
—Dfeated Matt Bevin 52%-48% in the semifinals

RAP SHEET:

—Trying to repeat Steve Kragthorpe’s 2009 feat of winning the LCPT the summer after he was fired.

—Was fired on Nov. 11 in the middle of one of the worst Louisville football seasons of all-time. The Cardinals would finish the season 2-10 and become the first Power Five conference team ever to allow 50 or more points in five straight games.

—Stories since Petrino’s firing have revealed that his staff wasn’t making much of an effort to recruit locally and that Petrino’s players had little access to their head coach.

—Blocked half of Louisville’s fan base (hand raised) on Twitter.

vs.

THE DUKE COMEBACK

Duke v Louisville Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

HOW THEY GOT HERE:

—Defeated Minnesota’s Three-Point Shooting 77%-23% in the quarterfinals.
—Defeated Brian VanGorder 55%-45% in the semifinals.

RAP SHEET:

—On Feb. 12, then 16th-ranked Louisville led No. 2 Duke 59-36 with just 9:58 to play ... at home. After an almost unbelievable sequence of events, the Cardinals would lose the game, 71-69.

—Louisville had nine turnovers over the game’s final nine minutes, and fouled Duke seven times.

—The Cardinals never looked the same after the defeat, ultimately losing eight of their final 11 games.

Polls will be open for 24 hours. Tomorrow afternoon we’ll have a new LCPT champion.

Poll

Who was less cool in 2018-19?

This poll is closed

  • 85%
    Bobby Petrino
    (909 votes)
  • 14%
    The Duke Comeback
    (148 votes)
1057 votes total Vote Now