Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
I don't know much about the ABA, but it seems the addition of "Woo" to the league should keep it afloat for at least a few years. The guy is not only a fan favorite, he's not afraid to attempt a dunk from the 3-point line before breaking the backboard with the ball.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
If what MJP says is true, it means the coaching staff doesn't think Boyd is as valuable as he thinks he is and/or they might be deeper at wide receiver than we originally thought. Either way, we wish Aaron well and hope to see him in Blue next season. The kid has to want to change his ways though.
If I remember correctly, we went through some shaky times with Shane also.
Also, Rick Pitino had sex in a Louisville restaurant floor with a crazy woman.
And Billy G was arrested for driving drunk after a night of golf. And if you're going to arrest for driving drunk, might as well arrest him for putting drunk too! OOOOOOOOOOOOh!
Did this guy eat the old Billy Clyde?
I would give a penny for the thoughts running through the minds of A.D. Mitch Barhart, University President Lee Todd, and local sports anchor Alan Cutler. You think these guys are having a nice Thursday?
If you are THE MAN at WLEX, how is your first reaction not to get Alan Cutler out of bed down to Lawrenceburg/Frankfort?
Will Billy Clyde end up paying the University of Kentucky before its all said and done?Does anyone know where Joe B. Hall and Tubby Smith are? With all of the stuff going on with former coaches, we might need to move these guys into hiding. NORAD, Fort Knox, wherever.
I've tried telling everyone who has ever come in contact with me: Do not mess with Mercer County? I guess the same can be said for their neighbors just north (Anderson County). Welcome to the party fellas.
Does Billy Clyde use a phone for everything? I'm going to go out on a limb and guess he's a horrible poker player. Nerves = cell phone.
Do I need to do a "On this date..." feature today? I'm guessing........no.
Has there ever been a better offseason to be a Big Blue fan? It's going to end at some point, but all of this in one summer?
Can someone get Rick Pitino in front of a camera? He has got as happy or happier than anyone in the UK administration.
Sorry if this is a bit random and all over the place. I'm just really having trouble wrapping my head around how stupid this guy is.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
- Louisville head coach Rick Pitino had a news conference this afternoon to let the world know that anyone who listens to the news coverage of him is to blame for him putting his penis into another woman on the floor of an upscale Louisville restaurant.
- I'm really having trouble putting two-and-two together, but I think Pitino called the media together to give them a story about how they should not write a story on his story that he continues to put front and center. And that Ted Kennedy has passed away. And the FBI/US Attorney don't like basketball.
- It didn't take a genius to figure out once Rick Pitino came back to Kentucky to coach Louisville, it most likely wasn't going to end well. Especially when one of the parties couldn't control the use of his/her penis while in a restaurant.
- Pitino called Crackville's fans the best fans in the history of the world because they (the true fans) don't want to talk about him putting his penis into a strange woman while dining in a Louisville eatery. If that's the case, Big Blue Nation should receive a Nobel Peace Prize for their inability to want to talk about Coach Cal's past.
- I'm not going to lie. I had no idea about anything going on with the Pitino-penis-crazy eyes-restaurant-scandal until I saw Rick Pitino calling a press conference out of nowhere saying to stop covering his case. He then went on to say not to believe anything you see or hear about his case unless it comes from him. This just weeks after he admitted to having unprotected sex with a strange woman in a Louisville restaurant.
- If you are reading this right now, I'm going to need you to do one thing. Go to a mirror....look yourself in the eye(s)......and apologize for allowing Rick Pitino to put his penis into another woman while dining out at a Louisville restaurant.
Much to my surprise, Krebs does have a mix tape highlight reel on YouTube.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Commissioner Mike Slive said, "This agreement makes the SEC the most widely distributed conference in the country...The bottom line here is that fans of SEC football will have more access to games and better distribution than they ever have in the past."
I'm almost certain his last statement was a direct shot at JP/Lincoln Financial/Raycom/the bowl of poop soup we'd been having to watch in year's past. So, in essence, Mike Slive is saying keep chanting "S-E-C, S-E-C, S-E-C" whenever you are in a large crowd in a foreign city and you may be rewarded with a Billion dollar contract.
Monday, August 24, 2009
John Connor is still nursing an ankle sprain and the team will know more in a few days.
Derrick Locke and Alfonso Smith have ran the ball well in practice, but lack conditioning.
PaPaw also gave props to Trevard for making the "Play Boy" All-American team. I'm guessing either Brooks has never seen a Playboy before or he was trying to stay away from the Twitter police. Think about the stories ol' Hugh and PaPaw could turn out. Like lookin' in a mirror.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Welp, there goes the leverage. Seems like anyone paying for ad spots for tonight's WKYT Schedule Release Party wouldn't be happy with the Herald-Leader releasing the schedule this afternoon. If nothing else, I'd ask for a small discount.
Granted there was not going to be much surprise on the opponents, but the dates and TV schedule was a bit of a mystery, no? At the end of the day it won't matter anyway. The "rabid" Kentucky fan base will watch anything with the labels "Kentucky" and "Basketball" and "Release".
|Rich Brooks, Kentucky Wildcats Head Coach, at 2009 SEC Media Days|
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
... in 1994, even though Louisville native Derek Anderson had decided to transfer from Ohio State, it was a given he would not be going to Kentucky. The Wildcats didn't have any scholarships to offer Anderson anyway. Even the assistant-SID was quoted as saying, "There's not going to be an association between Kentucky and him." Anderson said he would not walk-on and since there were no scholarships available, he would need to move on. Enter Scott Padgett's bad grades. Suddenly, the big blue frowns turned upside down. The decision is reversed and D.A. comes to Lexington. Padgett's loss was Derek's gain. Anderson would be able to be an active member on on the greatest team ever. The '96ers.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
... in 1995, Kentucky coach Rick Pitino was ejected from an exhibition game in Italy while touring with the greatest team ever. It was a game the Cats would eventually lose, 123-115, to Montecatini. The loss was the first on the Exhibition Tour of Italy. The Italian referees whistled your University of Kentucky Wildcats for 42 fouls, Montecatini for 33. After falling behind 100-77, the Cats made a huge comeback, only to fall short at the end. Making only 38 of 100 shots didn't help anything either. I'm guessing the extra practice didn't hurt when molding the greatest college basketball team ever assembled. Years later, the coach pictured above would continue his "strange-acting ways" in some of Louisville's finest eateries.
We also learned today that five of the seven incoming freshmen drafted in the MLB Draft are also making the trip to Lexington this fall and bypassing a major league contract. This class includes three more pitchers, giving the Cats a young, but loaded pitching staff.
Great news for head coach Gary Henderson and his staff. With this news, Kentucky is expected to be a major obstacle in this year's SEC race. Now all we need is an updated stadium and we'll be good to go.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Word this afternoon from Eric Lindsey at Cat Scratches that says the 2009-10 men's basketball schedule is complete. UK is waiting on word from the SEC/ESPN/Nike/Ball Homes/Kroger/Al Purnell's Old Folks Sausage on finalized date and times, but the teams are all there.
WKYT has been given rights to host a schedule release party with Dave Baker as VeeJay. He will be joined by The Voice of the Wildcats Tom Leach,
Video tour of Joe Craft Center
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I will begin with todays golf festivites. The PGA Championship finished today and Tiger did not win. REPEAT Tiger Woods did not win. My first question is does anyone really care? Don't get me wrong, Tiger is a great golfer, but he is not going to win every tournament. If he did, it would be no fun to watch the tournaments. It is no secret I am not a huge Tiger fan. I tend to pull for lefty but we do not need to talk about his week in golf. Probably one he wants to forget. Back to Tiger. If you did not hear, Tiger had never lost a major tournament when leading or being co-leader after 54 holes. Again, does anyone really care. Much like Duke basketball and the Boston Red Sox. The media has overkilled Tiger Woods. Tiger can be 8 strokes off the lead and an up-and-comer winning a tournament and all the announcers talk about is Tiger. If he is that far off the lead who carses what he is doing at the time.
I talk about this for no reason except to bring up the question of is Tiger Woods the greatest golfer ever? I do not accept that as truth yet. The technology is far greater than it was 30 years ago so it is unfair to compare him to Nicklaus and Palmer. Doing that is like asking if Muhammed Ali would have beat Mike Tyson in their prime. When history separates athletes of the same sport you have to go with statistics. And looking at that Tiger is 3rd in the all-time wins category behing Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus. Then you look at all-time majors of which Tiger is in second behind Jack Nicklaus. To me, saying Tiger is the greatest ever is something that basically only time is keeping from happening, but we canot say that yet. Let me ask you this. Was Hank Aaron the best homerun hitter until he broke Babe Ruth's record? Was Pete Rose the all-time hit leader until he broke Ty Cobb's record? Is UNC the winnigest program in college basketball? (answer: not as long as UK still has a program and Coach Cal handles his bidness). The answer to all of these is NO, and until Tiger brings in major title #19 and becomes the all-time wins leader I will never say he is the greatest golfer ever.
Gay's American Record makes him officially the second fastest human to ever walk the planet, behind Bolt. The Lafayette High School product also gave a shout out to everyone in Lexington in his post-race interview. Meh, decent Sunday afternoon I guess.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Whether you're a sports athlete, coach, or political figure, no man has ever come out on top against nature's greatest phenomenon while doing the no pants dance. If you're a target or think you're a target, playing hide the sausage with a stranger could ruin your career. One little game of parking the beef bus in tuna town most likely isn't worth it.
I'm guessing Mr. Whitlock will have a firestorm
If there's a perfect time to get the young guys involved, it's early on in the season. Hopefully, the first three weeks will allow our newcomers to get acquainted with everything they need to before going through the gauntlet (games 3-6).
Offensive Line: Center Jorge Gonzalez is in the doghouse already and will miss Game 1. This isn't injury related, but time will be lost. Guard Jake Lanefski underwent knee surgery today and will miss 2-3 weeks.
Running Back: Derrick Locke is coming off a major knee injury. Moncell Allen has been inconsistent and battled weight issues. Alfonso Smith is injury prone and already has missed time this fall for a stress fracture in his foot. Newcomer/Walk-On Coshik Williams has a sprained foot.
Wide Receiver: Randall Cobb is currently sporting a hurt back (back injuries are scary). Aaron Boyd is suspended for immaturity.
Tight End: TC Drake has a pulled groin.
Defensive Line: Jeremy Jarmon's replacement DeQuin Evans is coming off a hamstring injury.
If the bench is as good as we've told over the past few months, we may not be in as bad of shape as we were in the past. But with this being Kentucky football, they need to prove it for people to Believe. Who will step up? Opportunities are abound.
Rick Pitino did the only thing he could do today and issued an apology for his indiscretions. The majority of the damage had already been done, he simply needed to dot the T's and cross the I's after the Courier-Journal release.
The man knew it would be a smack in the face to Kentucky when he came back here, so he has to know what's coming at him when he comes to Rupp in a few months. Right or wrong, it's going to happen. Everyone already thinks Big Blue Nation is crazy anyway. They'd probably be a bit disappointed if we let him come in here and feel the least bit comfortable.
What will we see tickets behind the Louisville bench going for on Ebay?
How much security will be in and around that area on gameday?
How many Kentucky fans will be thrown out before the start of the game?
Can Rick Pitino still pull off the purity of the white suit?
Will he wear a sweater with a large "A" on the front for key games?
How quickly can Rick try to turn himself into the victim? (check)
The only thing I know is this is the longest period of time John Calipari has been out of the spotlight in his six months in Lexington. Do you think that's a coincidence? You have to think Coach Cal is laying as low as possible until all of this dies down and then comes back with something BIG. A 2010 commitment would be great timing coming off an interesting last few days from your rival in-state school. I'm guessing it will either be that or a new partnership with Porcini.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
CBS Sports didn't have a poll only because they knew Big Blue Nation would make Rupp the winner easily. And as you can tell, that worked magnificently. For a recap and some great comments about Rupp, go to the link above.
And speaking of King Rex, Denny, and Perv. How bout a beatdown recap.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Apparently Daniel Orton hurt his elbow while training out west via Hilton Armstrong. Hopefully this turns out to be nothing.
And Pat Patterson is kickin it on the beach:
Layn on beach. Getting my tan on. Goin from milk chocolate to dark chocolate. Holla
Rest up big man. Basketball time in the Bluegrass will be upon us before you know it.
Burton has been running with the first team recently and wants everyone to know he's coming for that number one spot. I've never thought of Burton as a number one receiver in the NFL, but here's a chance to prove me wrong. Something we all know he's dying to do.
In other NFL news, Steve Johnson did not play due to injury and Rafael Little only got mop-up duty in the Titans-Bills preseason game last night.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I was planning on doing a "Five Key Questions for 2009 UK football," but since every site in Big Blue land has some variation of this kind of football preview, BBB won't. Instead, I will hand it over to anyone who reads this blog.
If anyone has a preview/opinion they'd like to post, feel free to send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are you most looking forward to for the 2009 season?
- beating Louisville again
- the emergence of a quarterback
- something to interest you until basketball season
- how we're going to stop the run/get to the quarterback
- will any of our running backs stay healthy
- the possibilities of Newton/Cobb in a Wildcat package
- the new cheerleading uniforms
Just testing you. Rumor has it we will be hanging up the classic, timeless, cheerleading uni's you see in the picture above. For what? For something a bit more fresh. Fresh meaning dropping the "K" logo for the newer "UK" logo. I haven't heard whether or not the style will change, but the logo is outty.
No one likes change, especially Big Blue Nation. Add to that the taking away of a staple of every Kentucky football or basketball game and backlash will follow. So take another look at the photo above....for your own sake. It might be the last time you see it in Commonwealth Stadium.
Keys to the season:
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Thank goodness. Everyone can take a deep breath. Dickie V has officially come out with his fourth preseason college basketball ranking of the summer. To be fair, this is a preseason Top 40, and he hadn't done one of those yet.
You'll be glad to know that your University of Kentucky Wildcats come in at #2. Most of you will go on with your lives as if all is well. Think of the position our program was in just over four months ago. Who else is ready for basketball season?
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
This adds yet another Kentucky football alum to an NFL roster. Hopefully DL3 can make the roster in the form of Tim Dwight, or a poor man's Wes Welker. Quite impressive after what we witnessed last season with his knee.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
This can only mean we will win the National Championship in both football and basketball in the coming year. That is all.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
... in 1963, Kentucky great John "Frenchy" DeMoisey passed away a week after suffering a heart attack. DeMoisey played three season under Adolph Rupp, 1931-32, '32-'33, and '33-'34. He shares the same number (00) as another Kentucky great, Tony Delk. An All-SEC player in 1933-34 and named an All-American in 1934, DeMoisey served as the Kentucky team captain. He later served as an administrative assistant to A.B. "Happy" Chandler. A native of Georgetown, Kentucky's record during his time was 50-6.