Woe is the world of the Wildcats

The Good Doctor is fuming over the disgrace that is the Kentucky Wildcats.

Updated: March 23, 2004, 12:39 PM ET
By Hunter S. Thompson | Page 2 columnist

"SEPPUKU" is defined in my huge leather dictionary as "ceremonial suicide, by ripping open the abdomen with a dagger or knife, formerly practiced in Japan by members of the warrior class, when disgraced or sentenced to death."

That is the word I was looking for when my boys from Kentucky went belly-up and disgraced the whole state by losing ugly in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It was a terrible shock to every cell in my body. My heart went limp and the air rushed out of my lungs ...

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