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Last Sunday Morning Links of 2011


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Next Sunday is Christmas and we won’t be posting much if at all. The Sunday after that is 2012. Time sure does fly. Enjoy these Sunday morning posts while they last because they’re the last you’ll ever see. Until 2012. Leggo!

– Cat Scratches on the UK Athletics blog has some of the positives and negatives of the game as identified by Coach Cal. In it Marquis Teague credits his improved play with just slowing down.

– On Coach Cal’s website the topic at hand was toughness and the Cat’s noticeable lack of it:

“We just have a long way to go,” Caliapri said. “I look at us right now and say, ‘OK, what are we going to have to do to take this to another level? What do we have to do to get guys to understand, let’s just be a vicious team, let’s go out and fight. We are just not that right now.

“That game got physical again and we had some guys that just run for the hills. You can’t. You’ve got to want a rough game. You’ve got to want to be rough. I want it to be that way. And you can’t count on Anthony Davis to get every rebound. That’s what happened.”

Jerry Tipton wrote about the Cats’ poor strength of schedule at this point in the season. I’m not going to link it, but I assume Not Jerry Tipton will have something very similar next Friday.

– In football news, Bleed Blue Kentucky is reporting that four star wide receiver, Gabriel Marks, from Los Angeles is interested in Kentucky. He is the #19 wide receiver nationally and the #18 best player in California. He originally committed to SMU, but has since reopened his recruitment and is considering the Cats.

– Marks would be a great target for our quarterback of the future, Patrick Towles, who was recently named Mr. Football of Kentucky by the Associate Press. I wrote about this yesterday but it bears repeating.

– I saved the best for last. Clarksville Online “The Voice of Clarksville, Tennessee” interviewed Alex Poythress and talked to him about coming to UK and the three things he dislikes most. Enjoy.

That’s it for the Sunday morning links for 2011. It’s been a good run. They’ll be missed, but never forgotten.

Article written by Matthew Hays

25 responses to “Last Sunday Morning Links of 2011”

  1. Yo

    Does anyone know where I can find the shirt with the claw on it that Ryan Harrow was wearing during the North Carolina game?

  2. nolablue

    http://oneness287.bigcartel.com/

    Since we’re sort of “off topic” … can any of you Oboro peeps tell me if Wyndall’s Wonder Whip
    went out of business? Somebody go have some Moonlite for me. I’m homesick.

  3. OMG!!

    Sad to say, but Louisville looked like the better team yesterday. Rakeem Buckles has returned and Pitino has added transfer Kevin Ware to the lineup. Also, Peyton Siva and Kuric are playing much better than the past two seasons and the Tards have a much deeper bench. Pitino will hand Cal his first loss at Rupp.

  4. Ncaa

    Uk 76
    Ul. 89

  5. lurking with intent to loom

    Louisville has not played a road game. You might want to hold your praise until then.

  6. nolablue

    Oh, and Oneness also has a Twitter feed, so you can watch for coupons, etc.

    http://twitter.com/oneness287

    In case somebody din’t see the link lost in what I said before, the big Cat claw shirt can be found at:

    http://oneness287.bigcartel.com/

  7. Ncaa

    Uk first round loss to uab
    Tj second round pick ends up playing in asia still makes some big bucks though

    Or tj can get his gead on straight win it all be first pick and ply 15 yrs in the league

  8. nassau65

    Matthew, thanks for not linking the white tipturd.

  9. duhville cat

    The trolls are out early today.
    UK 74
    Tards 66

  10. Tipton

    Overall, UK’s schedule this season has been soft.

  11. Lamb'sfloater

    5) UofL blew out Butler on the road and they did it without Siva. Butler is not great but will be solid by the end of the year. They just beat Purdue at the buzzer yesterday.

  12. GeorgeBushJr

    you’re crashing the internets that are hosting Alex Poythress article

  13. Hoss

    Yeah, you don’t get Christmas off, man. My kids will passed out by noon and I’ll be bored.

  14. lurking with intent to loom

    Ok, let’s all bow down in fear and let the Butler loss to U of L scare us out of our wits. Rupp arena will hold no advantage for UK as the mighty cards get win.

  15. nolablue

    You know, the Tards are even funnier when you live out of Kentucky. In other parts of the South, to most people, the
    Tards aren’t even something they know. Or care about. But if you’re wearing BBN gear, people will talk to you about
    hoops wherever you go, and give you respect, even if they hate you for beating the crap out of their team year after
    year. And yes, to every other team in the South, playing KY in hoops is their basketball Superbowl. The tickets
    aren’t sold except for in things like the “5 pack” games, because if they didn’t do that, the KY game would sell out,
    and the other games would not sell. Single game tix against KY are highly prized. But very few
    people know, or care, about Louahvuhl as a hoops school. The most common comment is, “Isn’t that
    in Kentucky?” (The point being, if you’re from a state that’s a hoops powerhouse, you support the STATE,
    not just your freakin’ city.) Tards fans are only important to themselves, and the biggest thing they can
    hope for on a yearly basis, is to beat UK. IU is the same way. These people are not our rivals. These people
    are not our people. Sadly, one of the BEST things about being out of KY, is NOT having to deal with Tards fans.
    One of the other best things, is seeing the love and respect other people in the South have, for KY hoops.
    It’s a deep and abiding respect. Along the same lines as Bama and LSU football. In a word, the gold
    standard of college hoops… is ROYAL BLUE.

    UK 89
    Tards 77

  16. Kernel Sanders

    #11 Butler? We talking Butler? Butler has lost to Northern St., Evansville, and Valparaiso. In case you hadn’t noticed, there is no one named Mack, Howard or Hayward on this Butler team. Is this what UofL has come to? Touting a win over Butler to justify its OOC schedule?

  17. Mike

    Based on yesterday’s performance UL did look further along than UK…we will have to see if home cookin can make the difference. Wiltjer needs to play harder and rougher and of course, TJ. needs to return to previous form.

  18. GoCats2

    #8 Why are you calling him Matthew? Dont be messin with my man. you fool!

  19. GoCats2

    #8 Whats up with this Matthew sh##? Dont be messing with my man you fool!

  20. Tipton

    I wonder if Cal feels that he made the right decision to deny local media premium access to the program, given the difficulty and stress our writers have caused him?

  21. BBN

    The UL game will not be cake walk it seems.

  22. CATFANDAN

    Butler is 5-6…Vandy should of beat them..Memphis is 5-4…We have played three teams better than OTIS…..The wide receiver Marks also has Wash. St. in his list…Think some guy named Leach will have the biggest impact on where he goes…

  23. Terry

    Ok 19 in the country receiver had SMU now considering UK, spells academics or something is very not right with this kid. BUST

  24. Kyle

    The article says Alex has a seven foot “week” span.

  25. SagaciousMind

    Weak SOS? I didnt know playin KU, UNC, IU and UL in the non-coference was weak. Tipton is a dumbass. As for Louisville, they have no quality wins in my book. You beat Vandy, so what? They just lost to Indiana St at home. You beat Memphis, so what? They lost to Murray State at home. Louisville has yet to play a game in a tough environment and they will have that come New Years. I am not worried about Louisville. Siva can drive to the basket all he wants, but when he throws up his shot Davis will be putting it back in his face. Louisville will lose, no doubt about it.