Thursday, November 5, 2009
Bledsoe, Locke, Short People Out For This Weekend's Games
Two of the more diminutive players on each of our sports teams have been declared out for this weekend's games. KSR says Eric Bledsoe (ankle sprain) likely will not take part in Friday's exhibition with something called Clarion. Everybody and their Mom's have declared Derrick Locke (bum knee) out for this Saturday's glorious weather game v. Eastern. Therefore, the path to World Domination might be sidetracked for a bit.
Hopefully each of these absences won't be the difference between winning and losing, especially with the football team. Our running backs (Locke aside) have been a major disappointment during the 2009 campaign. And we all know EKU didn't fall over against Indiana early in the season, coming within a goal-line fumble from winning. We were told how deep this team was in the preseason, its time to find out if someone's willing to step up.
The gauntlet for Rich Brooks has been laid. Unfortunately, he is the one who did it. PaPaw called last week's Mississippi State game the biggest game in 30 years. Since we lost, doesn't that make the EKU game the latest, "biggest game in 30 years." It does in my book. If you want packed houses at Commonwealth (once basketball starts) and want people to care about football, you can't lose games you should win and start the SEC 1-4.
For the basketball Cats, we've got plenty of time to start second-guessing our new coach. And you know its going to happen. We're Kentucky fans. People are already complaining about the lack of 2010 recruits! Doesn't anyone else think Coach Cal has this under control? Look what he pulled for us after April 1, 2009!
Knowing Eric Bledsoe will be the only guard opening night v. Morehead, resting him was the only move for Coach Cal. If for no other reason than to guarantee a point guard for the first two fake games and the first two real games. The two exhibitions also allow each of our freaky point guards a chance to play without the other in a game situation. Because if you don't think two quick hand check fouls will be called against our guards on the road in the SEC, you're kidding yourself.
Enjoy this weather.