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Friday’s Top 10: Preds complete the sweep, UK Baseball starts a doubleheader, the Unicorn Frappuccino looks disgusting


Photo via Yahoo Sports

Photo via Yahoo Sports

It’s a happy Friday at the KSR South Compound because last night, the Nashville Predators completed their improbable sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks. As they did the entire series, the Preds dominated, winning 4-1 to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they’ll face either St. Louis or Minnesota (probably St. Louis). Shoutout to goalkeeper Pekka Rinne, who has been phenomenal in the postseason, stopping 123 of 126 Chicago shots over four games. Unbelievable.

I wasn’t there, but the scene outside Bridgestone Arena after the win was crazy, with fans flipping over the Blackhawks “smash car” in celebration:

And that was only round one.  Phew. Let’s go over today’s agenda, shall we?

1. Kevin Knox will announce his decision in May

If you were hoping for an April announcement from Kevin Knox, well, sorry. Rob Jones spoke with Knox’s father, who said his son will announce his decision sometime between May 1-7. Which means it will certainly come while everyone’s busy celebrating Oaks or Derby.

2. Meanwhile, I’m going to try not to read too much into this tweet from Jarred Vanderbilt

I mean, that could be about anything, right? He could be talking about losing a game of NBA2K, not his foot injury, of which we still haven’t heard the severity despite it being almost an entire week.

…Right?

3. ICYMI, Calipari says he’s “not done quite yet” with the 2017 class

Calipari’s been a busy man this week and yesterday, took to Twitter to tell fans he’s “not done quite yet” with his 2017 class:

“Been a great last few days meeting with potential future Cats and learning about their dreams and aspirations, talking about what UK is and isn’t,” Calipari wrote. “For those asking about our current signing class, we announce the entire group together when we are finished with the class. Not done quite yet!”

Sounds like a confident man to me.

4. Louisville met with the NCAA Infractions committee

Yesterday, UofL met with the NCAA Infractions Committee for over ten hours to discuss the ongoing investigation into the sex scandal, during which they were able to appeal the charges against them. We won’t know the verdict for another six to eight weeks, which makes June quite an exciting month in the Bluegrass.

5. Because of a schedule change, UK Baseball will play a doubleheader with #8 LSU today

Bad weather is expected in Lexington tomorrow, so UK had to change the schedule for their series with #8 LSU. Starting at 2 p.m., the Bat Cats will take on the Tigers in a double header. The third game will take place Sunday. If you’d like that laid out in an even simpler format, here you go:

  • Game 1: Friday, 2 p.m.
  • Game 2: Friday, one hour after end of game 1 (about 6:30 p.m.)
  • Game 2: Sunday, 1 p.m.

If you had tickets to Saturday’s game, don’t worry, you can use them today. Or watch on SEC Network+ on your computer. Or listen on ukathletics.com, 630 WLAP, or iHeart Radio.

6. Last night in the NBA Playoffs…

…Patrick Patterson’s Raptors lost to the Bucks, while Andrew Harrison’s Grizzlies beat the Spurs. Meanwhile, LeBron James messed around and got a triple double to lead the Cavs over the Pacers. This dunk was impressive:

King things 👑 #SCtop10

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He’s pretty good at this basketball thing.

7. Tonight’s games

  • 7:00 PM: Celtics (James Young) at Bulls (Rajon Rondo), ESPN
  • 9:30 PM: Rockets at Thunder (Enes Kanter), ESPN
  • 10:00 PM: Clippers at Jazz (Trey Lyles), ESPN2

8. The 2017 NFL Schedule was released

Last night, schedules were released for the 2017 NFL season. You can see them all here, but I’ll do you a solid and copy and paste the Bengals’ slate:

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Sep. 10    Baltimore Ravens    1:00 PM
  • Sep. 14    Houston Texans (Thu)    8:25 PM
  • Sep. 24    at Green Bay Packers    4:25 PM
  • Oct. 1    at Cleveland Browns    1:00 PM
  • Oct. 8    Buffalo Bills    1:00 PM
  • Oct. 15    BYE
  • Oct. 22    at Pittsburgh Steelers    1:00 PM
  • Oct. 29    Indianapolis Colts    1:00 PM
  • Nov. 5    at Jacksonville Jaguars    1:00 PM
  • Nov. 12    at Tennessee Titans    1:00 PM
  • Nov. 19    at Denver Broncos    4:25 PM
  • Nov. 26    Cleveland Browns    1:00 PM
  • Dec. 4    Pittsburgh Steelers (Mon)    8:30 PM
  • Dec. 10    Chicago Bears    1:00 PM
  • Dec. 17    at Minnesota Vikings    1:00 PM
  • Dec. 24    Detroit Lions    1:00 PM
  • Dec. 31    at Baltimore Ravens    1:00 PM

And the Titans’:

Tennessee Titans

  • Sep. 10    Oakland Raiders    12:00 PM
  • Sep. 17    at Jacksonville Jaguars    12:00 PM
  • Sep. 24    Seattle Seahawks    3:05 PM
  • Oct. 1    at Houston Texans    12:00 PM
  • Oct. 8    at Miami Dolphins    12:00 PM
  • Oct. 16    Indianapolis Colts (Mon)    7:30 PM
  • Oct. 22    at Cleveland Browns    12:00 PM
  • Oct. 29    BYE
  • Nov. 5    Baltimore Ravens    12:00 PM
  • Nov. 12    Cincinnati Bengals    12:00 PM
  • Nov. 16    at Pittsburgh Steelers (Thu)    7:25 PM
  • Nov. 26    at Indianapolis Colts    12:00 PM
  • Dec. 3    Houston Texans    12:00 PM
  • Dec. 10    at Arizona Cardinals    3:05 PM
  • Dec. 17    at San Francisco 49ers    3:25 PM
  • Dec. 24    Los Angeles Rams    12:00 PM
  • Dec. 31    Jacksonville Jaguars    12:00 PM

Is it September yet?

9. The Unicorn Frappuccino looks absolutely disgusting

In case you somehow missed it this week, everyone’s talking about Starbucks’ new “Unicorn Frappuccino,” which, as the title implies, looks like a unicorn crapped into a cup. Seriously, this thing looks gross, which, of course, means everyone wants to try it:

Blegh. I’ll stick to tea and cappuccino as God intended, thanks.

10. KSR is at Red State BBQ in Lexington

Come on out to 4020 Georgetown Road to enjoy the show, register for some prizes, and eat some delicious BBQ.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

15 responses to “Friday’s Top 10: Preds complete the sweep, UK Baseball starts a doubleheader, the Unicorn Frappuccino looks disgusting”

  1. 8xchamp

    While we’re gettin hockey updates, maybe throw in some cricket or rugby. To cover all sports only 4 people watch.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Hockey is a popular sport in the U.S. The updates that bug me are from ESPN…notable Euro soccer matches…there aren’t any.

    2. catsarerunnin

      8x also wants updates on the sport of marbles since he lost his.

  2. runningunnin.454

    The wait on news from Vanderbilt hasn’t worried me. They probably ran an MRI and those are sent to another physician to read…those guys usually have 50 on their desk.
    But, I fear the tweet is ominous.

  3. Mathlete

    The unicorn crap looks like an April Fools joke that some executive thought was for real and no one had the heart to tell them otherwise so they just rolled with it

  4. t_f_licker

    I love how kids like Knox wait till the last minute to pick a college and then they’re like, “well I knew where I was going for a long time now.”

  5. WaterVerve14

    Shouldn’t read too much into Vanderbilt tweet. Yesterday his Instagram story has him and Calipari joking around after getting Whataburger together. He seemed to be walking and not on crutches.

  6. Booby Petrino

    How bad can a foot injury really be? Honest question, not trying to be a jerk. Seems like a knee injury might cause worry but don’t foot injuries typically heal fine in a few weeks?

    1. theWilkman

      I dunno, ask Sam Bowie?

    2. Booby Petrino

      I don’t know him personally so I don’t have his number…want to pass it on to me so I can ask? His career was ruined mostly bc of his tibia, not his foot. So I’ll be sure and ask him if he could’ve been successful had he not broken his right and left tibias and only dealt with foot injuries.

    3. catsarerunnin

      I’m thinking the Wilkman failed anatomy.

    4. theWilkman

      His legs were the main culprits, but he had foot injuries as well. I just used him as an example because he’s a Wildcat. Insert Larry Bird or Bill Walton if it makes you feel better.

  7. kycats13

    Congratulations to the Predators. The Blackhawks looked like UK the last time we played in the NIT. I’m thinking the Preds had something to do with that. May be time to “tweek” the Blackhawks.

  8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Unicorn Crappuccino.

  9. MegatonRange

    The poor little Snowflake is overwhelmed & stressed out mixing up those overpriced sugary drinks. That’s a tough gig for sure! You know, it makes those 18-19 year-olds who waded ashore on D-Day look like a bunch of pansies.