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October 24th, 2014

A giant set of Yahtzee dice are on the field at Commonwealth Stadium

UK Athletics says they’re for fans to play with at the Wildcat Refuge tomorrow. Any chance we can get Damien Harris to pose with them tomorrow?


What Shoes Will Kentucky Players Wear This Season?

With the Kentucky equipment staff showing off Kentucky’s new KD7 PE, it sparked my interest on what other shoes we will see Kentucky players wear this upcoming season. Last year proved that we have a lot of sneakerheads on this team, so the possibilities are endless on what shoes we could see. Here are a few that are almost guaranteed:

Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue”

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We saw several players, especially Aaron Harrison, wear the “Gamma Blue”  colorway last season. When these release around Christmas, expect several Wildcats to be sporting these.

Kobe 9 “Brave Blue”

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If you paid close attention, you may have seen Trey Lyles wearing these at Big Blue Madness. Julius, as well as Willie, wore this model throughout the tournament last year in non-Kentucky colors.

LeBron 12

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While no colorways resembling Kentucky have been announced, expect a Kentucky PE just like the KD when the shoe is officially released later this month. The Lebron 11 was Alex’s go-to shoe last year, so I expect him to do the same with the Lebron 12.

Air Jordan 29

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This is the newest model from Jordan Brand, and supposedly one of the top performance shoes on the market.

Air Jordan 4 “Columbia”, Air Jordan 7 “French Blue”

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Both of these shoes are apart of the “Remasterd” Jordan collection; using more premium materials to make the shoes exactly like the one’s Jordan wore back in the day.

Which shoes are you looking forward to seeing on court this season? What other shoes would you like to see the Kentucky players wear?

 

Follow me on twitter: @Perk_21KSR


Mississippi State’s latest hype video is actually pretty awesome

Nice touch with the “Breaking Bad” quote. Wish I could hate on that, but I can’t.


Where were you?

…the last time Kentucky beat the #1 team in the country? It was October 13, 2007, and I was in Nashville watching with friends and lots of bourbon. The bars in Five Points still reportedly still remember it.

Let’s relive it with these videos…

The woman’s face at the 0:17 mark is priceless.

Where were you?


What the national media is saying: UK vs. Mississippi State

Kentucky football on Grantland? Why not.

Kentucky football on Grantland? Why not.

Kentucky has quite the challenge in front of them tomorrow in #1 Mississippi State. While Kentucky is markedly improved over last season, Mississippi State is rolling behind one of the best quarterbacks in college football. Do the Cats have a shot? Here’s what the national media is saying…

Grantland: Week 9 College Football Viewing Guide: Sheep May Safely Craze

The game: No. 1 Mississippi State at Kentucky

How to watch: This dog-on-catfight commences in Lexington at 3:30 p.m., with television coverage on CBS.

Story line: Mississippi State football is a force to be reckoned with, which is still fun to think about. And now Kentucky is ascendant! Not to say this is going to turn into some kind of unexpected barn burner, given how the Cats staggered around against LSU last week. Still, not too long ago the thought of expending valuable Saturday viewing hours on either of these teams would’ve been laughable, and now one is set up for a run to the playoffs while the other could emerge as a top-tier team in the disarrayed SEC East before too long. The carousel of progress!

CBS Sports Expert picks:

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ESPN: SEC Viewer’s Guide, Week 9

No. 1 Mississippi State at Kentucky, CBS: What happened to Kentucky? This game was shaping up to be one of the biggest games in program history – a top-25 matchup, a chance to take down the No. 1 team in the country – and then it all fell apart at LSU on Saturday. Losing close is one thing, but the Wildcats were dominated in Death Valley. The good news is that they can still take down No. 1 this weekend as this will be Mississippi State’s first game since taking over the top spot. For the Bulldogs, it’s a chance to prove they’re worthy of No. 1 and it’s another opportunity for Dak Prescott to shine in front of a national audience.

USA Today Week 9 picks:

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Sports Illustrated Week 9 picks:

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ESPN Insider’s Phil Steele:

The No. 1 Bulldogs will be playing their first game in history as the top-ranked team in The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Their 6-0 start has been keyed by QB Dak Prescott, who is clearly among the Heisman favorites with 2,045 total yards and 22 touchdowns, while their defense features a sensational front seven that is allowing just 73 rush yards per game on the road.

On the other side, Kentucky is 5-2 but reeling after losing by 38 points at LSU last week, the same LSU team that Mississippi State led 34-10 in the fourth quarter. Also keep in mind that although Kentucky did pull off a home upset over South Carolina earlier this season, it trailed the Gamecocks by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter — and the Bulldogs are a much better team.

ATS pick: Mississippi State
Score: Mississippi State 38, Kentucky 20

Shock the pundits. Beat State.


Pitt commit taking an official visit to Kentucky this weekend

DaVon Hamilton is a three-star defensive tackle from Pickerington, Ohio that’s committed to Pitt, but according to 247 Sports’ Josh Edwardshe’ll be taking an official visit to Kentucky this weekend. Hamilton, considered the 49th best DT in the 2015 class, gave his verbal commitment to Pitt back in June, but Vince Marrow has managed to get him to Lexington for an official. Hmm…

Current UK commit CJ Conrad will also take his official visit to Kentucky this weekend, along with Damien Harris, who will attend fifth UK game. This won’t be an official visit for Harris, but having him on campus yet again is another great opportunity for the staff. It doesn’t hurt that he’s buddies with CJ Conrad, whom he played alongside at The Opening.

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Here’s what Mississippi State will wear tomorrow

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That may be the only adidas uniform I’ve seen that isn’t atrocious.

Since Kentucky is calling for a blue out, I’ll assume that they’re going to wear blue.


KSR is live at Keeneland for “see blue” day! (Friday Show Thread)

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Friday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, Matt, Ryan, and Drew are at Keeneland for “see blue” day, which marks the official start of homecoming weekend at UK. Keeneland and UK are throwing a pep rally on The Hill, the tailgating area adjacent to Keene Barn. The rally kicks off at noon with the band and cheerleaders, but before that, fans are encouraged to come out to get an early start on the festivities with the guys, who will be doing the show from the tailgating lot.

Some details on “see blue” day:

— UK students, alumni and faculty receive free general admission to the track and access to reserved Grandstand seating with valid UK IDs.

Lextran will provide a dedicated shuttle for students between UK and Keeneland at a cost of $1 each way from 11 to 5:00 pm. The first 500 students to ride the Lextran shuttle from campus will receive a commemorative “see blue.” Day T-shirt.

— The Jordan English Band will be on The Hill from 12:25 to 2:00 pm.

Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080.

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On Delay (ALL TIMES LISTED EASTERN)…

WCBL (1290am): Benton, 12-2pm
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WMTL (870am): Leitchfield, 11am-1pm
WLBQ (1570am): Morgantown, 3-5pm
WRIL (106.3fm): Middlesboro, Thur 8-10pm


BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: 1 Win Left This Season, Mississippi State or Louisville?

This is going to be a very interesting final 5 games for Kentucky this season.  I would be just as surprised if Kentucky goes 5-0 or 0-5.  Every game is winnable, every game is loseable.  Certainly after the disappointing effort in Baton Rouge though, expectations have been tempered quite a bit for the year.  With that said, I think it’s unlikely Kentucky doesn’t win another game this year.  But with that said, this weekend provides maybe the greatest opportunity for Kentucky to make a splash on the national scene.  Yes, they get Georgia later in the year, but that game is unlikely to receive the CBS prime slot.  The will be Kentucky’s moment in the national spotlight.

Of course, for UK fans, the most “important” game left on the schedule is the final game.  And considering that many Kentucky fans think the Cats will beat Louisville this year even furthers that excitement for that game.  But this conversation was batted around my office yesterday and I wonder where KSR fans stand:

IF KENTUCKY ONLY WINS 1 MORE GAME THIS SEASON, WOULD YOU WANT IT OVER #1 MISSISSIPPI STATE OR LOUISVILLE? 

I think most fans snap judgement would be Louisville.  Taking back that rivalry after 3 years of misery and do so against Bobby Petrino would be especially sweet.  Having that win and a likely better basketball season would make it even sweeter.  And to top it all off, we do it on UL’s home turf.  I can understand why a fan would immediately take Louisville in this scenario.

But when I think about it more, Mississippi State is the win I would take this season.  First, as already mentioned, it certainly would get more national attention than a win over Louisville.  And that’s all fine and good for a couple weeks.  If UK wins the MSU game and then loses the rest, the pub garnered will not really be that significant.  But what’s more important is recruiting.  Let’s be honest, despite the fact that talent in Kentucky high school football has gone up over the last 10 years, the majority of players that Mark Stoops will recruit will be outside of the state.  Winning the UL rivalry means nothing to those players.  And I am not so sure it means a whole lot to the guys in Kentucky.  But beating the #1 team on national television in front of a frenzied home crowd, that is something that attracts recruits.  That is something that earns you respect in a league with teams you are recruiting against.

And frankly, it’s just a better win.  Rivalries are for the fans, not for the program.  The program is better served by beating the #1 team in the country in the SEC than an unranked team in the ACC.  Now of course, this is just the scenario I have created.  Kentucky can more than win both of these games and others.  They could lose them too.  But the point of the question is to see which game is of more importance to you as a fan.  I think the fan passion side would clearly say Louisville.  But I think and hope the fan brain side of you would say Mississippi State.  Would you agree?


KSR’s Top Ten Tweets of the Day

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Someone carved this pumpkin. Carve me impressed. @Robnite1972

We will focus most of our attention on relevant Kentucky sports-centric tweets but, as per usual, there are no limits to our madness. You, the KSR fans, can also participate in our top-10 tweet countdown by using hashtags such as #BBN #KSR #KSRTopTen, or by tweeting @KySportsRadio.

 

#10 Jake Kemp

Our honorary Wildcat is in this photo. So it’s kind of Kentucky sports-related. And it’s beautiful.

 

 
#9 Josh McCoy

Makes sense.

 

 

#8 Enthusiastic Karl

Why is there an option? Otherwise, glorious.

 

 

#7 Jax Teller

If only I could log off Twitter..

 

 

#6 John Harris

#L1CParkingIsHard?

 

 

#5 Michael Rudolph

#DontSayRimshotNoooooo

 

 

#4 Justin Hokanson

Top tweet=degree for sure.

 

 #3 Rene Cornette

Scarred for life.

 

 

#2 Allen Skaggs

WHAT is that thing?

 

#1 Bourbon n’ Toulouse

I need in on this.

 

@BrennanKSR + Funkhouser


October 23rd, 2014

Thursday Night News and Views

Photo by Barry Westerman | UK Athletics

Photo by Barry Westerman | UK Athletics

It happens every year, a tale as old as time. As a fan, you enter game week soundly grounded by reason, and as the week goes on, optimism swells and inches you off the ground to the point that by Friday, you’re flying high and halfway convinced that Kentucky can pull off the impossible. I know I can’t be the only one who’s gone through that this week. I’ve done all the research, read all about Dak Prescott and how awesome he is (he is awesome), and yes, I remember how Kentucky faceplanted against LSU. Realistically, we should be happy if the Cats play the Bulldogs competitively enough to show last Saturday was a fluke and no one gets injured.

But realistically isn’t fun. Sure, Mississippi State beat three top ten teams in a row, but do you really feel they’re worthy of that number one ranking? Coming off a bye week with Arkansas and Alabama coming up, can we acknowledge the possibility that they could overlook the Cats or, dare I say it, be due for a loss? Kentucky has the chance to not only erase the memory of the LSU loss and become bowl eligible, but turn around the season and make the statement of all statements by beating the number one team in the country. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Stadium, with the crisp fall breeze blowing and a national CBS audience watching at home, why not?

Seriously, let me stay on this high for a little longer, please.

Mark Stoops wants you to bring it on Saturday

For Kentucky to have any shot at an upset, they’ll need a very rowdy Commonwealth Stadium behind them. Mark Stoops touched on that in his remarks today, telling reporters that he’s liked the atmosphere at CWS so far this season. “I think we’re starting to create a great environment at home and we’re looking forward to that,” Stoops said. There are still a few tickets remaining, so if you haven’t yet, head on over to Ticketmaster.com to get yours ($25 upper level reserved with the promo code “BEATMS”). This video should help speed up the process:

Still no word on Boom Williams or Dorian Baker

Or rather, Mark Stoops doesn’t want to talk about it. “I’m not comfortable commenting right now on his status, okay?” Stoops said of Boom. “I’d rather just not comment on it right now.”

He also did not share the outcome of the SEC’s review of Dorian Baker’s hit. Hopefully both players will be good to go on Saturday, because we’ll need them.

Paul Finebaum thinks the Cats can pull off the upset

Finebaum called into KSR this morning to discuss Saturday’s game against Mississippi State, and said that he thinks Kentucky has a legitimate shot at an upset. Finebaum said he hasn’t bought in on the Bulldogs as the number one team and thinks they could be overlooking the Cats. “Being No. 1 does things to programs that aren’t used to it,” Finebaum said.”Common sense tells me, they’re not that fired up about going to Lexington, even in a primetime game.”

Finebaum also told us how he charged Andrew Harrison’s phone at the SEC Network studios during SEC Tipoff yesterday. “I feel like I made a major contribution to UK basketball,” Finebaum quipped. “I will tell you this — I wasn’t looking because its none of my business — but it was buzzing about every two seconds.”

Of course it was. He’s a Kentucky basketball player.

This Throwback Thursday picture of Matthew Mitchell is priceless

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That’s Mitchell at his Eagle Scout ceremony back in 1984. Today, Mitchell received the Cliff Dochterman Award for his service to Rotary and scouting. Is there anything this man can’t do?

Titans fans, this is your new quarterback

I don’t know a ton about Zach Mettenberger, other than he played at LSU and got sucker punched by an Alabama fan in a bar in Nashville earlier this year, but this picture is the most interesting thing to happen to the Titans in years, so I’m all in.

CJ Conrad says he’s not interested in Ohio State

CJ Conrad is one of Kentucky’s most prestigious commits in the 2015 class, and with Ohio State in search of a tight end after 3-star Josh Moore flipped to Kansas today, Conrad reaffirmed his commitment to Kentucky in an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

“I am not interested,” Conrad said. “Don’t get me wrong, it would be a great honor to have an Ohio State offer, but I am going to Kentucky with an Ohio State offer or without one.”

Conrad will take his official visit to Kentucky this weekend. Give him a hearty cheer at the Cat Walk, will you?

Rich Brooks visited Brad Durham

Brooks is in town for Saturday’s game, and one of his first stops was to see his former player Brad Durham at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. Durham fell from the upper deck of Commonwealth Stadium during the South Carolina game and sustained serious injuries. He was released from UK Hospital earlier this week, and as Brooks said, it’s a miracle that he’s doing so well. Brooks tweeted that Brooks is “up and around and in good spirits.”

KSR will be live from the tailgating lot at Keeneland in the morning for “see blue” day

Tomorrow is “see blue.” Day at Keeneland, marking the official start of homecoming weekend at UK. Keeneland and UK are inviting fans up to The Hill, the tailgating area adjacent to Keene Barn, for a pep rally and a Big Blue Nation party before the races. The rally kicks off at noon with the band and cheerleaders, but you can go earlier for the Friday morning KSR broadcast. Matt, Ryan and Drew will be doing the show from the lot, so come on by to say hello and get a head start on the festivities.

Until then, enjoy this video, which is really all you need to know about Saturday’s game.


The Mississippi State fans are coming…

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That is one big cowbell.


Cats look for Another Bounce Back from a Baton Rouge Debacle

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The Cats ran into one of these last Saturday in Death Valley.

It was mid-October, 2006, and a young(ish) blogger was intent on watching his beloved Kentucky football Wildcats take on the mighty LSU Tigers in Death Valley.  As some of you recall, 2006 was a simpler time in the landscape of college sports media.  The SEC Network did not yet exist, and there were many Saturdays in which the Cats were not available on television.  The Kentucky – LSU game was scheduled to be one such contest. However, at the last minute, the game was made available on a pay-per-view basis on-line. I can say with reasonable confidence that I was the only person in the state who elected to fork over the $12.00 necessary to purchase it. Distrustful of my internet speed at home for such an important event, I made a late night trek through the rain-soaked streets of Hopkinsville to view the game by myself in my office.  (Is it just me, or does this story sound more like a mission to purchase meth that to watch a middling football team?)  To further demonstrate the very depths of my football depravity, there was no real broadcast to speak of.  What was available for my viewing pleasure was simply the feed from the “Tigervision” scoreboard.  This entailed one camera, which appeared to have been located somewhere in the stratosphere above Tiger Stadium.  To make matters worse, the Cats lost to future NFL bust and cough medicine aficionado Jamarcus Russell and his Bayou Bengals by the score of 49-0, in a game not nearly as competitive as the final score would indicate. I watched every second, and strongly considered checking immediately into some sort of football rehab facility following the final horn.

So why tell this tale of woe in the midst of this generally upbeat season of Kentucky football?  First, because I have to write something,and that was as good as anything I could come up with.  Secondly, because that game, and what happened in its aftermath, provides tangible proof that there is the possibility of redemption in the wake of the most brutal of defeats.

When the 2006 Kentucky Wildcats fell to LSU 49-0, optimism was not high in the Bluegrass for the remainder of the season. In fact, there was as little buzz about Kentucky football as I can remember. The Wildcats, who had won only 9 games in Rich Brooks’ first 3 season, sat 3-4, and public opinion trended heavily toward the ouster of the veteran coach at season’s end.  But led by emerging star players like Andre’ Woodson, Rafael Little and Keenan Burton, Kentucky reeled off 5 of their next 6, to include a win over Georgia, and the Music City Bowl victory over Clemson.  This turnaround jump started the most successful era of modern football at Kentucky.  The opponent that got that ball rolling?  The Mississippi State Bulldogs.  Kentucky traveled to Starkville, one of the most happening towns in all of Oktibbeha County, and beat the Bulldogs by a score of 34-31.  On Saturday, the Cats have another opportunity to follow a nightmare performance in Death Valley with a season changing win against the Bulldogs.

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Dicky Lyons with one of the greatest catches in Kentucky history during the 2006 Kentucky – MSU contest.

Admittedly, the 2014 Bulldogs present a decidedly tougher challenge to the Cats than their 2006 counterparts.  Mississippi State is undefeated, ranked number one in the nation, and features likely Heisman front-runner Dak Prescott.  They have the second longest active winning streak in college football at 9. The Bulldogs lead the SEC in total offense at 530 yards per game, and average nearly 42 points per contest.  The 2006 Bulldog team, on the other hand, finished 3-9, and even though I attended the game in Starkville, I could not pick one player from that team out of a lineup if my life depended on it.  But though the opponent is much more formidable, Kentucky can win this game.

Kentucky has three wins over number one teams in its history, the most recent being the 2007 victory over  future national champion LSU.  I would argue that the talent disparity between Kentucky and LSU on that glorious night in 2007 was significantly greater than Saturday’s match-up with the Bulldogs.  Mississippi State is a terrific team, but they are not stocked with NFL talent like the Tigers were in 2007.  Mississippi State also has some tangible weaknesses, even if it takes some diligent searching to find them.  The Bulldogs rank second to last in the conference in pass defense and dead last in total defense.  If the offensive line can keep Patrick Towles upright, the Bulldogs can be vulnerable to the Wildcats’ passing attack.

Playing at home, with the build-up of a 3:30 start, and a packed house in full “blue-out” mode, the Cats can once again use a win over the Bulldogs to springboard from a painful loss to a program-changing season.  But with such a dynamic opponent, and in the wake of the deflating effort of last week, the Cats will need Commonwealth to be a hostile environment to the visiting Bulldogs on Saturday. We need to make that happen as a fanbase. With the CBS national telecast, and the SEC Network pregame, Kentucky’s football environment will be showcased on Saturday.  College football fans, and most importantly recruits, will be tuning in to decide what Kentucky football is all about. Let’s show them.

 


Panini trading cards signs deal with UK

Exciting news for you trading card lovers: Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it signed a deal with the University of Kentucky to use its university marks on its trading card. Panini signed the same deal with the University of Georgia and the University of Miami, and several more schools are expected to announce similar deals with them in the coming weeks.

This is the first time since 2009 that Panini will include college-branded cards within its NBA, NFL, and MLB trading card properties, and you’ll start seeing the universities’ logos in the 2015 NFL, 2014-2015 NBA, and 2015 MLB products.


8 Ways to Make “SEC Nation” Better

On Friday and Saturday, the SEC Nation crew will be set up in the Purple Lot at the corner of Alumni Drive and College Way, and fans are encouraged to come out and represent the Big Blue Nation while Joe Tessitore, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, and Paul Finebaum preview a big weekend in college football. Now, I’ll be honest, I haven’t really watched SEC Nation that much this season; I tuned in to their debut from LP Field for the Vandy/Ole Miss game, but that was mainly to mock the smattering of Vandy fans in attendance. Since then, I’ll flip over between commercial breaks of College Gameday, but it’s clearly not on the same level, no matter how many hijinks they make Paul Finebaum pull.

In hopes of making Saturday’s broadcast at least tolerable, here are some suggestions for the SEC Nation crew to make the show a little bit better.

First, when and where?

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The SEC Nation set will be in the Purple Lot at the corner of Alumni Drive and College Way, and they will be taping from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. (The actual show doesn’t begin until 10 a.m. on Saturday, but there will be live appearances on SportsCenter from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and College Gameday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.) The first 350 fans who arrive on Saturday will get a free t-shirt, so there’s that incentive.

Now, the suggestions…

1. Have Tim Tebow do the entire show shirtless

This would definitely boost the female viewership. Guys, you get gratuitous shots of scantily clad cheerleaders and dance teams during every single football game ever shown on television, so pipe down.

2. You can mention basketball, but don’t let it be the only Kentucky thing you talk about

I’m excited about basketball. You’re excited about basketball. We’re all excited about basketball. But we’re also excited about football. By all means, tape some footage at Rupp, bring Calipari on the show, and feel free to briefly discuss UK’s exciting upcoming season, but let’s keep the focus on football for the most part. And when Mark Stoops comes on the set, PLEASE don’t ask him about basketball. That’s just rude.

3. Bring Phyllis on the show

Kaylee Hartung is cute, but I’d much rather watch Phyllis handle all of the tailgating segments. “HEY PAWWL, THESE PEOPLE SAY THEY’VE GOT BETTER BBQ THAN DREAMLAND! KISS MY SMOKED BUTT ROLL TIDE!”

4. Get Tim Tebow whisky wasted

Nothing says Kentucky more than a fall day at a scenic bourbon distillery, and nothing would be more entertaining than Tebow sampling the local fare, especially if he has too much. Bourbon drunk Tebow would be television gold.

5. Bring on Calipari and Papa Brooks

SEC Nation brings on special guests at each stop. Cal is a safe bet, and he’ll be the Cal we all know and love, all swagged out in his sweatsuit. Plus, because Cal gets it, he would keep the conversation on football while managing to throw in a subtle shot at Louisville at some point.

Rich Brooks is making the trip to Lexington for Saturday’s game, and I can’t think of anyone better talk about the program’s rise under Stoops. Bonus points if you serve him homegrown tomatoes.

John Short would also be acceptable.

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6. Don’t let Kentucky Joe anywhere near the set

If you don’t, he’ll steal the microphone and sing a 20-minute version of “Big Blue Fan in the Morning.”

…on second thought, that might be the most entertaining bit they’ve shown in a while.

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7. Have Taylor Wyndham show Tim Tebow around Lexington

Because he probably doesn’t remember his last trip.

8. Stop making Paul the clown and start letting people clown on Paul

On SEC Nation, they love to make Paul Finebaum do wacky things. For instance, a few weeks ago, he stole Jerry Jones’ sunglasses and put them on. Hilarious! Another time, he did a sad little version of the Gator chomp, and man, Tim Tebow sure didn’t think that was funny! Once, they even made him go fishing, waders and all! Get it, it’s funny because he was in the waders and the hat and…

You know what would be better? Encouraging others to pull pranks on Paul. They can start by letting Drew Franklin run out and shine his head every time someone makes a “Dak” pun. (Looking at you, Kyle Tucker.)

Your turn.