Today, something finally made sense in the latest round of college athletics War Games, and in the red-flecked pocket on Kentucky's northern border, there should be smiles. With the announcement that Louisville has accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, even the commonwealth's basketball overlords in Lexington have to stop and take notice.
One of real estate's oldest axioms is that you never want to have the best house on the block. It's much better to be in a nicer neighborhood where the collective quality of the properties helps lift everyone's value. Kentucky, especially with John Calipari's Unstoppable Recruiting Machine continuing its U.S. tour, still has a nicer house than the Cardinals, but Louisville inarguably now is in the better neighborhood for the first time in the rivalry's modern construct.