The celebration is over but it can live on forever inside your home or office with this Final Four print from Stadium Frame. The 34×24 framed photo is matted with coins and features a shot of the Superdome court just after the final buzzer sounded to end Kentucky’s magical 2011-12 season. Go to www.Final4Prints.com to purchase the print you see here, or pick out another print or variation of this one from Stadium Frame.
– In case you missed my exhaustive recap of it earlier, Mark Stoops was in studio with Matt this morning to talk UK football. Stoops said he’s energized by excitement in the fan base and sees no reason the Cats can’t win big in the SEC, citing support from the administration and fans, facility upgrades, and a focus on recruiting higher-level talent as reasons they will. Also, he listens to Toby Keith. I hope that doesn’t mean Commonwealth Stadium will be switching to red solo cups.
– The Cats (and I) hit the road this weekend for back-to-back games in Alabama. First up is Auburn on Saturday night, and as John Calipari predicted, the Tigers are going all out. They’re planning an “Orange Out,” retiring former Auburn and NBA star Mike Mitchell’s jersey, and new football coach Gus Malzahn will even address the crowd at halftime. Sadly, there will be no commemorative Cam Newton bags of cash distributed to the crowd.
– Another player who recently had their jersey retired was Marcus Camby. Coach Cal congratulated Camby in a lengthy post on his website, reminiscing on their years together at UMass. Cal likened Camby’s impact on UMass to Doug Flutie’s impact on Boston College and shared an anecdote that will seem familiar to Cats fans:
But in the first game in Detroit, we were up 10 and I was going bonkers on the sidelines and he comes over to me and says, “Coach, would you please sit down and relax, we’ve got this.” And I looked him in the eye and I said, “OK,” and we won.
Can somebody from the current team please do that to Cal? Because I’m seriously worried about the man’s health.
– As expected, all six of Kentucky’s current 2013 basketball commitments were nominated for the McDonald’s All-American Game, along with Andrew Wiggins, Aaron Gordon, and Julius Randle. There were ten players nominated from the state of Kentucky: William Gary (Dunbar), Taylor Gover (Pulaski County), Dominique Hawkins (Madison Central), Darryl Hicks (Trinity), Lavonne Holland (Ballard), Omar Prewitt (Montgomery County), Mike Smith (Dunbar), Rusty Troutman (Bullitt East), Jack Whitman (Lexington Catholic) and Derek Willis (Bullitt East).
– The Taiwanese animation experts who first brought us the Tiger Woods scandal have given Manti Te’o the same awesome and hilarious treatment:
I’m still not sure what butt-chugging leprechauns have to do with it, but I approve.
On today’s podcast, Mark Stoops made his KSR debut to talk about the future of the program. In the first hour, Gregg Doyel stopped by to give his thoughts on the Manti Te’o scandal and the hypocrisy of Pete Thamel. Have a listen at TalkRadio1080.com.
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