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December 13th, 2018

MORE THAN A BAKERY’S Top 10 Tweets of the Day!

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#10 Mission Chaos

Whoops.

#9 Roy Combs

Rock on.

#8 Jamie Stogsdill

Bummer this fat head will go to waste.

#7 Tyler Brandenburg

That was a fun one.

#6 UK Alumni

If you can’t be in Lexington, these are some of your next best options!

#5 Corey Price

Heck of a Christmas present.

#4 Amanda Wiseman

Saturday needs to get here already!

#3 Keith Peel

A great group.

#2 Tim Meredith

A more accurate headline.

#1 Kenny B

Blue gets in. Enjoy your vacation and go Cats!


@MaggieDavisKSR


Noah Talks Basketball Recruiting on Hey Kentucky!

Kentucky’s always on the hunt for the top recruits in the country and who better to help John Calipari determine who’s elite and who’s not than Hey Kentucky! producer Noah Day?

That’s right! The popular “Noah Talks Sports” segment is back. Watch below as Perrin Johnson and Noah break down film and Noah hands out his own star rankings.

See the full episode below or at HeyKentucky.com.


Lynn Bowden calls Drew Franklin out on promise to get Lynn Bowden neck tattoo

Usually when we post a Lynn Bowden tweet, it’s to figure out whether he’s talking about his future at Kentucky or his favorite song lyric, but today, the sophomore phenom used the Twitter machine to call out one of our own.

After Bowden’s punt return for a touchdown vs. Missouri, Drew Franklin tweeted that he was going to get a Lynn Bowden neck tattoo in his honor. A month and a half later, Bowden wants to see that ink.

Who wouldn’t have been willing to get a neck tattoo after that play? Bowden’s 67-yard return was a career first and sparked Kentucky’s comeback. We all remember CJ Conrad’s game-winning catch, but it wouldn’t have been possible without that return.

Here’s what Drew will look like once he follows through on his promise:

Drew, you’re on the clock.


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UK Hoops schedule change – Plus, watch UK vs. UofL in style

@UKAthletics

The Kentucky women’s basketball team has made a change to their schedule: the No. 18 Cats will now take on the Sacred Heart Pioneers Saturday, Dec. 29 at 11:30 a.m. inside Memorial Coliseum. The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m.

The time change means fans will be able to watch the Kentucky-Louisville men’s game, which is slated to tip at 2 p.m., directly after the conclusion of the women’s game. The rivalry game will be shown on Memorial Coliseum’s enormous (1,800 square foot) LED video board. Coach Matthew Mitchell and his wife, Jenna will be providing free pizza to fans who attend the WBB game and stay for the watch party. It’s a nice gesture by Coach and the perfect way to watch both match-ups.

Tickets are $10 in reserved seating areas, while general admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (ages 6-18) and seniors (age 65+). UK students get into all WBB games free with a valid student ID, and UK faculty and staff can receive free admission for themselves and a guest to all WBB games with a valid employee ID.

Mark your calendars for Dec. 29 and get ready to support your Cats.


FiveThirtyEight claims Zion Williamson is the best player in the last decade. They’re wrong.

Let me start by saying Duke is a great team and Zion Williamson is a great player.

And yes I can’t stand anything about the Blue Devils, as their basketball program makes my skin crawl. Both can be true.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’d like to show you the dumbest thing you’ll read on the internet today.

FiveThirtyEight, a (usually) well-respected basketball outlet dedicated to advanced analytics, released an article yesterday afternoon with the title “Zion Williamson Is The Best College Basketball Player In At Least A Decade.”

Yes, Williamson, who has played just ten games this season, is the best player to ever touch a college basketball floor in at least a decade. What?

They start by talking about the hype, the LeBron comparisons, and how college basketball has never seen a player like him.

With a 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame, Williamson looks more like a linebacker than he does a forward. The Wall Street Journal, with the help of a university physicist, found that attempting to draw a charge on Williamson is akin to colliding head-on with a Jeep. Among all active players in the NBA, only Boban Marjanovic outweighs him. And at 7-foot-3, Marjanovic is more than half a foot taller than Williamson. The build of the former South Carolina Mr. Basketball is certainly unorthodox.

Then they get into the numbers, citing his dominance all over the floor as a key reason why he’s the best over the last decade.

Williamson is averaging 20.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per contest, with a true-shooting percentage of 67.5. Only three other players since 1992 have hit those benchmarks, and each was an upperclassmen. And let’s not forget to factor his defense into the comparisons: No player in the past 25 years has averaged 20 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals per contest. But that’s where Williamson is.

Another one of their criteria for Williamson’s supposed legendary status? His points-per-possession percentile … despite four players in the same graphic having higher numbers than the star Blue Devil.

Including two former Kentucky players…

If you want to read the stupid article, be my guest. You can find it here.

Or don’t.

If you’re not into that sort of thing, you can look at images and videos of the actual best college basketball player of the last decade below.

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Call me when Zion wins a title, consensus National Player of the Year, NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player, consensus first-team All-American, NABC Defensive Player of the Year, USBWA National Freshman of the Year, conference Player of the Year, and conference Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.

I’ll wait.


The Funkhouser Situation E44: Wreck-It Creed

If something didn’t feel right over the last month, it’s probably because you haven’t had a new episode of The Funkhouser Situation.  Don’t you worry.  Lee Cruse and Chris Tomlin are back and better than ever before.  The pop culture pariahs have done some traveling and they have plenty of stories to share, like…

—  How the Northeast trip turned Chris into a caviar guy.

— Who had more fun at Disney World?

— Lee Cruse’s Favorite Movie of 2018

— What are Dapper Days at Disney World?

— Strong words for the Wreck-It Ralph sequel.

— The Kevin Hart, Academy Awards incident.

— Lee loves salt and Chris is face down in a pizza.

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise. You can also get it directly to your phone by subscribing to The Funkhouser Situation podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.