Matt is obsessed with this photo of 350 cans of dip. He won’t quit talking about it around the TV station. He wants to know how someone ends up with 350 cans of dip, which is a fair question. Who does that? Nice work.
— Joker Phillips wasn’t the only UK head coach meeting with the media today, Coach Cal also spoke to reporters about his team’s upcoming trip to the ATL. He began by downplaying the revenge aspect of the Indiana game by saying he just wants his team to play their best. When asked about Michael Kidd-Gilchrist looking forward to get revenge, Cal said, “He’s the youngest freshman in the country. They say stupid things.” I don’t care what Cal or any of the other guys say publicly; there is no possible way they aren’t thinking about December 10th going into this game.
— “That was like a season ago, literally. Both teams are way better than they were.”
— Cal acknowledged that Kentucky is tough to beat when they’re hitting shots. He said they’ll win the battle of defense and athleticism against Indiana, and said “we’re a really strong team” if we’re they’re hitting three-pointers. I think “unbeatable” would be the word to use if the Cats are knocking down threes.
— Kentucky is a 9-point favorite over Indiana. I’m taking out a loan to jump all over that. I think Kentucky wins by 15.
— In NBA news, Daniel Orton had another leave-the-bench moment last night when he wasn’t subbed in during Orlando’s blowout home loss to Chicago. Glen Davis followed Orton, yelling at him for leaving the bench before the game ended. This is just another example of his immaturity and any hope he had of sticking around at the end of the year is surely gone now.
— There are reports out of Denver that the Broncos are seriously pursuing Jacob Tamme, who was recently released by the Colts. It’s safe to assume Peyton Manning is behind this.
— News came out yesterday that Antoine Walker sold his 2006 NBA Championship ring for $21,500 and at least one person was upset by the sell. Dwayne Wade, Walker’s teammate with the Heat, said it’s worth more than that. “I know how hard we worked for that ring and how much it means to all of us. It’s very unfortunate,” he said.
— ATTENTION ATLANTA-BOUND CATS FANS: If you’re going to Atlanta this week, you should be ready for some nasty traffic on Friday. The Atlanta Hawks have a home game with a 7:30 tip across the street from the Georgia Dome and the sister facility next door, the Georgia World Congress Center, is hosting one of the largest dental conventions in the Southeast throughout the day on Friday with over 15,000 people in attendance. Those two things, in addition with the usual Atlanta Friday afternoon traffic is going to make it nearly impossible to get around that area. Plan accordingly. Take the MARTA.
— Here is today’s podcast featuring the story of Ryan Lemond going all World-Star Hip-Hop in the parking lot after yesterday’s show.