Good morning, friends. I hope you’re enjoying the last few days of summer like these fans in Okaloosa Beach, Florida. Judging by the number of “First day of school” pictures taking over my Facebook feed, you don’t have much time left. So, read today’s agenda, then get right to it.
No football availability today
Tragic, I know, but the football team deserves a break from the media, especially Nick Haynes, who is probably getting tired of answering questions about diabetes. Have no fear; select coaches and players will be back in front of reporters tomorrow to recap practice and preview Saturday’s scrimmage.
The Eastern Little League All-Stars take on Michigan at 5 p.m.
On Tuesday, Lexington’s Eastern Little Leaguers beat Wisconsin to stay alive in the Great Lakes Regional, but to make it to the Little League World Series, they need to win three more games. Today, they’ll take on Michigan at 5 p.m. on ESPN. That’s right, no WatchESPN BS, full-on ESPN. They’re big time now.
UK Football Hype Video of the Day
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 9, 2017
These are coming out on a daily basis and I am not complaining.
UK Football Locker Room Video of the Day
— Elijah Barnett (@ebarnett39) August 9, 2017
I’m not exaggerating when I say the team doing the “Cha Cha Slide” in unison may be my favorite thing ever. I can’t stop watching it.
Trick Shot of the Day: Harlem Globetrotters make bucket from helicopter
I’ve seen a lot of trick shots over the years, but this one by the Harlem Globetrotters’ Bull Bullard may take the cake:
The video makes it seem like he got that in only one shot. How many takes do you think it REALLY took? Speaking of impressive basketball…
Will we hear of any more players participating in the UK Alumni Game?
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (or yesterday for those of you who heard Ryan Lemond give away the presale code…cough, BBN, cough), so hopefully we’ll hear more about the current pros who will participate in the main event before then. ICYMI, we have a list of who’s playing in the Legends game, and it sets up some truly awesome matchups:
Terrence Jones may score 50 points.
SEC Basketball Move of the Day: Jontay Porter reclassifying to play at Missouri
Missouri basketball was already destined to be better with new coach Cuonzo Martin and top-ranked recruit Michael Porter, Jr., but the Tigers got another boost in the form of Porter’s little brother Jontay. Jontay announced last night he’s reclassifying and will join Mizzou this fall. Jontay was considered a top 10 player in the 2018 class and had a huge summer on the AAU circuit, so this move is significant.
Bring it on, Tigers.
Tearjerker of the Day: Vince Wilfork’s retirement announcement
I don’t really care about Vince Wilfork, but this video got me a bit choked up. The longtime New England Patriots defensive lineman lost his parents in 2002, and during his retirement news conference yesterday, said the biggest regret of his 13-year NFL career was that they weren’t able to see him finally achieve his dream.
I hate New England, but kudos to them for signing Wilfork to a one-day contract so he could retire as a Patriot. That’s very cool.
Reminder of the Day: Meet Jon Toth at Reese’s Wish Fundraiser
Earlier this week, you heard Freddie Maggard geek out over Jon Toth calling into the Depth Chart Podcast. If you’re also a Toth fanboy or you just want to support a good cause, make plans to attend the 2nd Annual “Reece’s Wish” Yard Sale, which takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anchorage Presbyterian Church in Louisville. Toth will be on hand to sign autographs from 12 – 2 p.m. For more information, click here.
Summer Tour Stop of the Day: Flemingsburg
Peoples Bank is the place to be this morning, so get on down there to enjoy the show. But check your oil first; we don’t want anyone else’s car breaking down on the way.