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Day 1 of the 2013 Big Blue Madness campout is in the books and there were no major injuries, arrests, or deaths in its settlement, as far as I know. Once the land was claimed and the tents were erected, UK basketball fans became friendly again while having the best damn time one could have on a sidewalk with nothing to do but play cornhole. If you’ve been there, you know what I’m talking about. There’s really nothing to do for three days, but you end up having the time of your life with a couple thousand strangers who share two things in common with you: (1) a love for Kentucky basketball; (2) a desire for Kentucky to kick everyone’s in the upcoming season.
I made two trips out to Tent City on Wednesday to check up on the campers and see what’s new this year. It turns out things are pretty much the same as in years past, only the turnout is larger and the excitement is higher. 650 tents were up by 9:30 am Wednesday, already higher than the record set on the third day of camping last year, and that number grew throughout the afternoon and will continue to grow throughout the week. I noticed a lot of the same faces (shout-out to Wildcat Rick, Referee Guy, Marsha and Kendall, the Big Blue Posse, and several others) and a lot of wide-eyed first-timers, too.
Thursday will be the first full day of camping after a full night of sleeping in tents, and Thursday night is usually when the players come out to put on a show for the campers on the blue courts. KSR will be out there around 8:30 and Stone Cold Willow is scheduled to play James Young at 9:30 in the night’s main event. We’ll also be doing the radio show from the campout Friday morning. You should stop by to take it all in if you’re not already out there.
Oh yeah, you people are crazy. Like, for real crazy. And it’s awesome.
I hate to kill the basketball happiness with football gloom, but I’m afraid that’s how we’re leading off tonight. Kentucky’s game with 13th-ranked South Carolina is right around the corner and the Cats just had what is maybe their worst practice of the season. Stoops was as mad as we’ve ever seen him in the post-practice press conference; he called it a very frustrating and a very unacceptable practice. “Some guys were looking for a rock to hide under,” he added. “It’s going to be a very difficult and tough game, and I don’t know if we’re ready for it.”
The spread for the game is currently at three touchdowns in favor of the Gamecocks; Stoops acknowledged the 21-point line and said, “That ain’t enough, because we ain’t even close to that right now.”
To make matters worse, Steve Spurrier announced on Wednesday that Connor Shaw will start at quarterback for South Carolina. Yes, the same Connor Shaw that was listed as out for two to three weeks not even five days ago.
The shoulder injury he suffered against Central Florida over the weekend ended up not being as significant as trainers originally thought. It’s also an example of what happens any time Kentucky football thinks it caught a break.
While South Carolina has its quarterback ready, Kentucky’s quarterback situation is… hell, your guess is as good as mine. One quarterback has taken most of the first team reps in practice this week but Stoops still isn’t pleased with what he’s seeing from either guy. Offensive coordinator Neal Brown said that “the one” will have the opportunity to win and keep the job at South Carolina, but “the other” will be ready to take over if it doesn’t go well.
“We’ve been splitting reps, and this week, we’ve added reps to one individual but it’s still not overwhelming, you know what I mean? So if the guy that goes out doesn’t perform well, the other quarterback comes in and he’s gotten plenty of reps in practice where he’ll be able to perform.”
I’m sticking with my Whitlow prediction and I hope he plays well enough to stay in the game, but this is the wrong week to have high expectations for the quarterback.
Avery Williamson leads the SEC with over 10 tackles per game, but still no respect from TV Guide.
Make ‘em eat they feet, Avery.
In I-Bet-You-Won’t-Say-It-To-Calipari’s-Face news, Rick Pitino doesn’t believe Kentucky is worthy of its No. 1 preseason ranking. Awesome recruiting class, yes, but maybe not the best team in the country. Louisville’s head coach, author of a new book about who cares, told sNY.tv via text, “Best recruiting class in 20 years, as far as No.1, I’m not sure.”
Ask him again on December 29.
In case you missed it on the site earlier today, Alex Poythress asked Ryan Lemond, “Why not aim at 40-0?”
The UK sophomore said the sky is the limit for the 2013-14 Wildcats. He also called Julius Randle a 6’9” freight train.
Once this team wins the championship and everyone leaves for the NBA, Calipari will have to start from scratch in 2014-15, and he might have his backcourt by the end of the month. Devin Booker, the top shooting guard on Cal’s recruiting board, will announce his decision October 31 from his high school. That’s Halloween, I know, but Kentucky shouldn’t be too afraid of what’s coming. Booker is believed to be a UK lean and his good buddy Tyler Ulis is waiting for him in Kentucky’s 2014 recruiting class. Come. On. Down.
UK target Devin Booker will announce his college decision on October 31, according to his high school coach. Moss Point High’s Micoe Cotton told the Herald-Leader there will be a ceremony on Halloween to make the decision public.
Come on down?
I was the first student from my high school to take AP Calculus with the teacher I had to NOT receive a 5 on my AP test (Truly sorry that I ruined the streak sorry Mr. McCloskey), but I still know a little bit about math. For mathematical purposes, the number 2 is greater than the number 1. The quantity of 2 is larger than the quantity of 1. There’s nothing earth shattering about that logic. But as with most things in this life, there are certain scenarios in which things change a bit. I’ve spent the day racking my brain, the brains of my Twitter followers (quite a few of the answers below came from you guys…kudos and thank you), and the brain of my friend Brandon Daulton to come up with other times in life when 2 is actually not greater than 1.
Other Times when 2 is actually NOT greater than 1:
- Rounds of the NBA draft.. most of Louisville’s players would know
- “Eyebrows”- Anthony Davis
- Shirtless photographs of Rick Pitino
- Seasons of the TV show Homeland
- Lines on a pregnancy test… when you’re 16
- Hit songs. People remember one hit wonders, but how many 2 hit wonders can you name?
- Cargo pockets
- World Wars
- Items in your
national championship display case Sweet 16 display case (What up, IU?)
- Creepy Direct Messages accidentally sent as Tweets for the whole world to see
- FX Channels
- Free throws for Willie Cauley-Stein
- Tweets per week about your Fantasy Football Team
- The “2 on 1 date” on The Bachelorette (RIP Aaron Flener’s Tuesday morning blog posts)
- Saw sequels/Hostel sequels/Fast & Furious sequels
- Screaming children
- Fouls in a basketball game
- 2 girls 1 c… can’t in good conscience finish this sentence knowing my Mom reads KSR
- Ex wives
- Baby Mommas
- Seed in the NCAA tournament
- Hours as Sandra Bullock…floating through the atmosphere… in a space suit… waiting for George Clooney to save you
- Seasons under Billy Gillispie
- Games without a 3rd down conversion
And last but not least… Quarterbacks
A few notes from an exciting day around UK land:
— I love the pictures coming from Big Blue Madness Campout. Campout is quickly becoming the UK fan event of the year and I expect an absolutely wild scene out there on Thursday and Friday night. We will be doing the radio show there Friday during the day (please come and join us) and the players are milling around as we speak with the fans. A number of the players have commented on how awesome/strange the entire phenomenon is and you can’t blame them. Imagine if you had no notion of the process and then all of a sudden you saw thousands of people camping outside of your dorm to watch you practice. It is objectively insane. But that insanity is what I love about UK basketball…no one comes close to us in that regard and it is what makes Big Blue Nation different. Just remember, send us your pictures (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) and enjoy the time…just walk the line between extreme fan and creepy as well as possible. It is an important line.
— I feel very good about UK’s chances at sealing the deal with Devin Booker in the very near future. Folks around Lexington seem confident and I think he ends up joining his friend Ulis in pulling the trigger. He is a great shooter and would be a tremendous addition as the third member of the class.
— A Louisville weatherman for WDRB was so embarrassed by the Reds’ performance last night, he did his broadcast this morning without a head. I like it:
— I continue to hear huge raves about Marcus Lee’s athleticism and potential impact on the court. I spoke with someone today who told me, “Marcus may not score a lot but he is an unbelievable athlete and may block more shots per minute than anyone we have seen here…which with Anthony and Nerlens is saying something.” He is going to be used for defense (I think Calipari likes the idea of having him guard wings who are having big offensive nights…think about the Texas A&M guy last year) and shutting them down with his length. He is an energy guy but one that also has top 25 talent. That is an amazing weapon.
— The coaches are at a loss right now at the Quarterback position. I think they had basically decided to just go with Jalen Whitlow and then he had a terrible practice and now the whole thing is right back in strange-ville again. I am not sure who we end up seeing now on Saturday but whoever it is, once the decision is made I do believe they play the majority of the snaps. Mark Stoops has never been madder publicly at UK than he was today. His quote that at this point, South Carolina would win by more than 21 tells you all you need to know. The coaches know where this team is, but they want to see effort and a desire to fight. The last two games have had that, and we will see if they get it Saturday.
Finally, I have decided to start doing something on the new KSR that I haven’t done before. With my writing amount on the main site lessened in the last couple of years, I am going to be keeping a daily journal on “Matt’s Blog” linked above. It will have my thoughts on some UK stuff and then other random things in life. It is what it says, a journal. I will try to write every day (although I can see Drew laughing right now and saying I won’t) and I will use it as a place to write things that might not be main-site worthy either by topic or their potential controversial nature (it might be where I air grievances). Check it out as the days go along if you wish…if you don’t, no hard feelings.
- Coach Stoops clearly wasn’t thrilled with today’s practice. You could see it on his face as he was walking towards the podium. The look of disappointment couldn’t have been any more obvious. “(I’m) just very frustrated. Preparation wasn’t good enough, effort wasn’t good enough, attitude wasn’t good enough; so it’s not good.” Stoops even went as far as saying that he hopes they will restart practice. When asked whether it was the offense or defense that made him so disappointed, he said that it was the entire team in general. “Guys are looking to hide under a rock,” which he later described as players saying “oh I just missed that throw,” or “I should have made that catch”.
- After the team displayed such a disappointing practice, Stoops wasn’t too optimistic about playing the #13 Gamecocks this weekend. “This is the most frustrated I’ve been because we’re right in the middle of our tough stretch, getting ready to play a tough game on the road in a hostile environment. If we go in there with that attitude, we’re gonna’ get rolled.” He also commented on the spread for the upcoming game, saying quite simply “(it’s) 21 points….and right now, that ain’t enough.” Not exactly the kind of thing you want to hear from a head coach, but at least Stoops is honest. “I’m gonna’ tell you like it is, there’s no games with me.”
- There was light at the end of the tunnel, folks. Stoops made it clear that he will get it out them, talking about the attitude and level of play he expects from the team. “I don’t know when, but this – the current attitude- is not OK.” RB Raymond Sanders later added that his teammates need to “wake up, and come out tomorrow with a better attitude and ready to perform.” Sanders believed some guys just weren’t feeling it today; lagging around on plays, walking through the motions. If anybody felt that this was acceptable, I’m sure Stoops showed them otherwise. Multiple players looked to be doing disciplinary-type workouts after practice; sit-ups, push-ups, and sprints.
- Offensive coordinator Neal Brown was less frustrated after practice, but you could tell his opinions were similar to that of Mark Stoops’. “It was a little bit better on our side of the ball today, we had a better focus on blitzes and things.” Of course, the major concern coming into today’s practice was who the starting QB would be. Prior to media availability, it was announced that the QB’s were off-limits. This wasn’t very surprising, considering that the coaching staff is doing their best to keep their game plan a secret.
- Speaking of the QB position, Brown went into further detail about the whole “more reps” situation. “When I say most of (the reps), I don’t think we’re at the position to go 90-10 or 95-5. We’re at more like 65-35 with the reps.” He also added that there hasn’t been the separation that he had hoped for at this point in the season. If one QB begins to out-perform the other with consistency, then we can expect to see that person earn the majority of the snaps. Overall, Brown said that they wanted to be a one-quarterback system. With the poor performances so far this season, it’s hard to make a decision, but we shall soon find out. For what it’s worth, Maxwell Smith and Coach Brown walked off the field together in a deep conversation. Could Smith be the guy come Saturday?
- When asked how UK’s offense was going to contain South Carolina’s DE Jadeveon Clowney, he chuckled, “If they let us, I’ll play with 15 (players). You have to account for him, he’s a dynamic player…he’s big, he’s strong, and explosive. He’s a disruptive player.” So far this season, Clowney has recorded a total of 12 tackles and only 2 sacks. While Coach Brown noted that Clowney’s numbers aren’t as spectacular as last year, that doesn’t mean he’s no longer a force on defense. They will need to do all they can to keep him out of the backfield and off whomever eventually earns the starting job.
- Freshman receiver, Ryan Timmons, shared his thoughts on what it was like in his SEC game debut. “It’s a tough league, guys were a lot faster than I thought and on top of it all, they hit a lot harder too.” He went on to mention that he was glad to get his first SEC game out of the way and excited to play in his first SEC road game. When asked about today’s poor practice, Timmons said that this was the roughest Coach Stoops had been since the beginning of practices. He added, “We have a great team that we are about to play, so we can’t have a wasted practice like we did today.” If UK has any chance of moving the ball Saturday, the young core of players like Timmons and RB Jojo Kemp will have to step up and be leaders on offense.
I was lying in bed last night thinking about the movie “Gravity” (as I said on radio the topic has fascinated me) when I realized I needed to start writing again. Now don’t get me wrong, I have been writing on this site over the last couple of years occasionally, but nothing like I was doing for the six years prior. KSR has just completed its eighth year and I am very proud of the results. But for six of those years, I wrote on the site nearly every day. I used the site not just as an outlet to talk about UK sports, but also as a sort of journal, often making the night post my outlet to write whatever was on my mind, no matter how off-kelter or random it might seem. I loved it and it became my dominant form of expression. But then along came my CBSSports.com writing gig, the daily radio show and the time constraints that occur from the change from a random guy and his buddy’s blog to a full-fledged business and writing took a back seat. The site’s success brought a huge new influx of fans (which we appreciate) but also turned the blog away from my own personal views on life/UK sports to a much broader, more inclusive thing. I love that change and think the site is better than ever, but when it comes to my personal writing the reality is, I miss it.
So last night I made the determination that I was going to use this spot, the forum called “Matt’s Blog” to go back and do what I did for years as the site began. At least once a day (during the week), I am going to make myself write again. I love doing it and in this space, off from the main page and the UK news of the day, I can do so with the enjoyment that I did in years past. I hopefully won’t have to read the “HEY THIS ISN’T UK NEWS” commentary (always a sign of a person who either (a) only picked up the site recently or (b) doesn’t get it or (c) both) and even if only a few people enjoy it, I will be able to go back to what made me fall in love with doing this in the first place. I can also use this space to talk about some things that maybe aren’t “Front Page” worthy material…rumors, behind the scenes stories, my feelings about others around the UK world. With a smaller audience, it will be like a small family and I won’t have to worry about as much of the pushback…or at least that is the theory. Think of it is as the KSR “Premium” board, but on this premium board, it doesn’t cost anything and there may be a lot you don’t care about. The key is to do it once a day and hopefully to rekindle my first love and what made me change my career from law to whatever it is I do now, writing.
With that in mind, a few thoughts from today:
— When Big EZ was my co-host, he used to implore me at least once a week, “dude stop worrying about what other people say about you. It doesn’t matter and they are all assholes.” He was of course correct and over the years, I have gotten much better but I still take criticism way too seriously. Usually it is about things that people disagree with me on and then get angry (inevitably politics or Tubby Smith) or people who hate the idea of me and what I do (they can’t really hate me since they don’t know me…not that they wouldn’t hate me if they did). Yesterday that criticism however did sting as people complained about how I ranted at Ryan Lemond at the beginning of the show. Here is what people need to know about me and Ryan. I love Lemond and he has become one my best friends. He is as good a person and exists in this world and I am extremely lucky to work with him. The show took off when he got on board and I don’t think that is a coincidence…he is perfect for what we do. I love to give Ryan a hard time and he gets what we are doing and plays along. But with that said, I never want to be mean or suggest that I am mad at Ryan…because I literally never am (well except when he did a “Boob of the Day” bracket on the show the day I was on vacation). So when people kept complaining yesterday that I was too mean to him, it got to me. I went back and listened, understood why people had that view and the called and apologized profusely. Ryan insisted it didn’t bother him (little does except people in the parking lot at Roosters) and in classic Ryan form, instead started beating himself up over it. I told Ryan it wasn’t his fault and then apologized on air but it has bummed me out ever since. Part of the reason the show works is that we try to be 100% real, but it is an exaggerated form of real…I am not nearly as worked up as it sounds from 10-noon every day in the rest of my life. And yesterday I wasn’t nearly as upset as it seemed…but clearly I came off otherwise, and for me, that sucks.
— I ran out and saw “Rush” today and it was excellent. Rarely does a sports movie (which are usually overly simplistic and stupid) leave me on the edge of my seat, but the story of two Formula One drivers in the 1970s did just that. The two characters are both complex, leading you to be unsure who you support during their rivalry, and often my allegiances bounced back and forth. Ron Howard (is he the most successful child actor of all time?) did a great job with the directing and the racing sequences are very intense. My favorite scene (I won’t spoil it any more than necessary) occurs after one of the drivers gets married and then contemplates his new life after becoming a racing champion and finding happiness with his wife. He reflected (in an amazing villa that I need to visit) on how things change when your goal is no longer to simply go crazy and succeed, but instead when you have found success and have other things to lose. It was, to quote the kids, “so true” and an example of what makes the movie a must-watch…great story, great writing and thought-provoking….all in a movie about racing cars. That is worth a view.
— I watched baseball for the first time in about 3 years last night as I turned on the Reds-Pirates wildcard game. Putting aside the stupidity of the randomness of a one-game wildcard, it was a great sporting event to observe. With no rooting interest going in, I immediately pulled for the Pirates due to their history of losing and absolutely amazing crowd. It looked like the type of place that you want to be in attendance, and reminded me of my favorite in-arena sports moments of my life (1992 SEC Tournament in Birmingham, UK National Title game, Ryder Cup in Louisville, UK-UL football 2007, Federer-Nadal in Cincy this past summer). Sports are stupid in the abstract, but powerful in reality. There are very few things (at least for a single person with no kids) that meet the elation that comes from a transcendent sports moment in person. I don’t give two hoots about the Pirates, but had I been there as the fans chanted “CUE-TO, CUE-TO, CUE-TO,” causing him to drop the ball and then give up a home run on the next pitch…well I may have lost my mind. Sports at its best.
— I interviewed Marty Stuart today and while you may not care about that one bit, it was pretty damn cool to me. I have listened to his music since I was a kid and to get to talk to him for ten minutes on the radio was a highlight. And I don’t care what you say, if you watch this video for even a minute, you will think he is kind of awesome in a silly way (I need the jeans tucked into yellow cowboy boots look).
Hope everyone is having fun at campout…we will be there Thursday night and doing the show there on Friday. Come say hey. Until tomorrow….
KentuckySportsRadio.com asked each member of the 2013-14 Kentucky Wildcats basketball team the same ten questions about a variety of personal topics, ranging from celebrity crushes to favorite food. We will unveil their responses, one question at a time, over the next two weeks in this ten-part “Pop Quiz” series.
WHAT SONG SHOULD UK COME OUT TO?
Willie Cauley-Stein: Willie Cauley-Stein – “Double-Double”
E.J. Floreal: Migos – “Hannah Montana”
Aaron Harrison: Drake – “Us”
Andrew Harrison: He hasn’t decided.
Dominique Hawkins: Drake or Chris Brown
Jon Hood: AC/DC – “Thunderstruck”
Dakari Johnson: Jay Z
Tod Lanter: Randy Houser – “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight”
Marcus Lee: Eminem
Brian Long: ”The warmup CD last year was terrible. I’ll take anything.”
Sam Malone: (Still thinking…)
Jarrod Polson: Rascal Flatts – “Life Is A Highway”
Alex Poythress: Something rap, no more Taylor Swift
Julius Randle: Jay Z or Drake
Derek Willis: Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
James Young: Jay Z – “Tom Ford”
Alex Poythress wins the Best Answer award. See for yourself below…
Steve Spurrier announced today that Connor Shaw will start for the Gamecocks on Saturday. Shaw, the league’s fourth-most efficient passer, was initially expected to be out 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury, but he’ll be ready to go against Kentucky. Because that’s how Kentucky football works.
Or the next Jay-Z? Bay-ahn-say would know.
The #BBMCampout is well under way, already setting record numbers less than 18 hours since it started, which means that it’s officially “almost officially” basketball season in Kentucky. But with the unreal turnout that this year has brought, now’s the time to consider whether the campout, or Julius Randle’s game, is more “in-tents.” (#DadJokes)
A new piece on the UK Athletics website draws parallels between the #2 NBA Draft pick and this year’s Pre-Season 1st Team All-American, and the good news for fans is that there are lots of similarities to talk about. Even Cal’s noticed it:
What happened two years ago is Michael dragged us to that level as a team. And that’s what I’m asking Julius to do. Forget about everything else. Just do that right there and drag us. We’ll help you with all the other stuff. You don’t lose that.
Coach Cal certainly knows the two players well enough to make comparisons, but Randle has a different authority on MKG who recognized the same beast in MKG. Dakari Johnson, Kidd-Gilchrist’s high scool teammate and current Kentucky
Johnson recalled how MKG helped him on the court, and translated a ridiculous work ethic into long-term success. And now? He’s got a new motivator in Randle. According to Johnson, “I kind of see it because, Julius, he has a non-stop motor. He’s relentless too like Mike. They’re like non-stop, both of them.”
Two guys, John Calipari and Dakari Johnson, have worked closely in a basketball capacity with MKG and Julius Randle. And both recognize talent, motor, and “will-to-win” when they see it. How great is it to have the second coming of MKG on this year’s team loaded with talent? We’ve said all along that chemistry, competition, and ambition were the keys to getting all these blue-chips to play together, and it looks like Randle is set to re-create the magic of 2012.
And by re-create, I mean embarrass.
Mark Stoops is not a happy man right now. Kentucky’s head football coach called today’s practice unacceptable and said his players were looking for a rock to hide under. It’s probably the most frustrated he has been on the job, he says.
“It’s a 21-point spread. And right now, that ain’t enough.”
That’s not exactly what we want to hear with UK’s first true road test coming up in three days. Stoops was visibly upset and I’m sure the players felt his wrath in today’s practice.
We’ll have more from Stoops on the site a little later…
Bad news for one of your most beloved former football Cats: according to Jay Glazer, Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan injured his knee today during practice and had to be carted off the field.
No word yet on how severe the injury is, but we’ll keep you updated…
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©5:00 pm
The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy made a list of seven players in college basketball with the most to prove, and Alex Poythress comes in at number two. Last season, Poythress averaged 11.2 points, 6 rebounds and 0.7 assists. Here’s what DeCourcy had to say about the sophomore, who he says is going to have to accept his role as a small forward because of Julius Randle:
So Poythress is going to have to make it work as a small forward, and as the stats suggest there is every reason to believe he can manage it. But he didn’t on his first try. A perfect illustration of his inconsistency: In crucial road games at Arkansas and Georgia, he fouled out both times and played a combined 36 minutes. In a home game against Florida to close the regular season, he played 32 minutes and grabbed 12 rebounds.
He talked after games about accepting responsibility and growing up as a player, which was a consistent theme for coach John Calipari throughout the year in regards to Poythress. Now, he’s what passes for a veteran in the UK rotation. And he’ll have to show he can manage the small forward spot.
That does not mean he has to suddenly become Julius Erving. A player can function at this spot with limited ballhandling, as Carmelo Anthony has shown for a decade in the NBA. If a player can execute the rare straight-line drive that becomes available, and more important can bounce it once or twice into an open jump shot, he can fulfill the job requirements of small forward. But he has to be able to shoot from long range to really make it work, which Poythress did in limited doses as a freshman. To truly excel, he’d have to take at least twice as many (33 attempts last season) and keep his percentage of makes in the same neighborhood.
Towards the end of the season, even Poythress admitted that he wasn’t giving his all during games. At the time, Cal didn’t have the liberty of benching him, but it’s a new season and a whole new team. From what we’ve heard, the competition between Randle and Poythress over the summer lit a fire in him, which will hopefully carry through to the season.
Check out DeCourcy’s article for the whole list. (SPOILER ALERT: It also includes Andrew Wiggins)
The Big Blue Madness Campout is going strong this afternoon, despite some campers’ inability to nap due to the construction next to Memorial Coliseum. The players are making their first appearances, and have tweeted their astonishment all afternoon, from EJ Floreal calling it unlike anything he’s ever experienced, to Dominique Hawkins saying the campers are hilarious. Pictures are trickling in, like this one above of a young man and James Young, who seems to have taken ownership of the hat DeMarcus Cousins showed up in at Cal’s Fantasy Camp. Continue to send in your pics to us at KSR (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; and firstname.lastname@example.org), or post them on Twitter with the hashtag #BBMCampout.
These two guys had no trouble sleeping:
While you’re waiting for the players to deliver you food or play a round of cornhole, enjoy today’s podcast, which features country music star Marty Stuart. No, that is not a typo. Stuart called in to talk about his song “Burn Me Down,” a line from which Matt is adamant needs to be played at Commonwealth Stadium on third downs (“Touch me, turn me on, and burn me down”). Stuart was a great sport, and after his appearance, Ryan and Shannon jumped on board the “Burn Me Down” train. What about you?
Marty’s appearance starts about halfway through the second hour:
Interesting music choice.