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Today on KSR: It’s a (Bye Week) Party


For the first time in six weeks, there’s a Saturday without Kentucky football.  Instead of Kentucky football, we got a dose of Kentucky basketball at Big Blue Madness.  From now until April, there won’t be a weekend without UK basketball.

Madness is an adequate way to describe what happened last night at Rupp Arena.  This year was unlike any other under Calipari.  Many of the traditions remained the same.  Matthew Mitchell danced, Coach Cal took the podium, the players walked the blue carpet and each were introduced to the Rupp Arena crowd.  Shout out to Maci Morris for taking me back to the Jared Lorenzen era at Commonwealth Stadium with this excellent song selection.

What made this year different happened after the introductions.  Instead of walking through a practice and a half-speed scrimmage, the team held a three-point shooting and a slam dunk contest.  Immanuel Quickley narrowly defeated Tyler Herro by knocking down 22 treys, one more than Herro.  In the dunk contest, P.J. Washington showed the young guys how it’s done.

Aside from the basketball hysteria, the real winners today are you, the fans.  The Real MVPs are all of the smart couples who chose to get married in the fall, but waited until the Bye Week.  One groom was even persuasive enough to convince his bride to enter the reception to Grove Street Party.  Congrats to all the soon-to-be newlyweds, especially the Weigels.  Enjoy the day and party like the Cats are going to the SEC Championship (because they are).

Josh Allen is Making Moves

The Kentucky pass-rusher has dominated the competition during the first half of the season.  He’s vaulted himself up the draft boards and in the process became a pop culture icon.  Is Allen on the cover of the Carter V?  The KSR Football Podcast investigates.

If you’re behind, take the opportunity to catch up on all of our excellent podcasts.

Louisville’s Gonna Lose, Again

Last year Boston College out-manned UofL in the ground game.  Apparently the Cards didn’t learn from the A.J. Dillon stiff-arm or what happened against Alabama.

Kickoff is at noon and Louisville will need more than 13.5 points to cover the spread.  The rest of today’s college football schedule.

  • Noon: Minnesota at #3 Ohio State on FS1
  • Noon: #14 Florida at Vanderbilt on ESPN
  • Noon: Tennessee at #21 Auburn on the SEC Network
  • Noon: Iowa at Indiana on ESPN2
  • Noon: Nebraska at Northwestern on ABC
  • 2:30: Pitt at #5 Notre Dame on NBC
  • 3:30: #2 Georgia at #13 LSU on CBS
  • 3:30: #7 Washington at #17 Oregon on ABC
  • 3:30: Baylor at #9 Texas on ESPN
  • 3:30: #22 Texas A&M at South Carolina on the SEC Network
  • 7:00: Mizzou at #1 Alabama on ESPN
  • 7:00: Virginia Tech at North Carolina on ESPNU
  • 7:30: #15 Wisconsin at #12 Michigan on ABC
  • 10:30: #19 Colorado at USC on FS1

Best Halloween Costume Ever?

There’s one scene from The Office that causes me to laugh hysterically every time, no matter what.  They’ve turned it into a baby’s Halloween costume.  I’m not ready for kids yet, but this could change my mind.

MLB Playoffs

The Milwaukee Brewers are one step closer to the World Series.  They gutted out a 6-5 win against the Dodgers to take game one of the NLCS.  The series continues today at Miller Park, beginning at 4:09 on Fox.  The ALCS begins tonight in Boston when the Red Sox host the defending world champion Houston Astros.  First pitch is at 8:09 on TBS.

KHSAA Football Scores

The state’s top-ranked team took an L.  St. X upset Male 28-13.  It took some time, but Kevin Wallace appears to have figured out his new team.  Other scores:

  • Manual 17, PRP 14
  • Bullitt East 43, North Bullitt 36 OT
  • Central Hardin 38, Meade County 16
  • Spencer County 16, Shelby County 14
  • Paintsville 38, Hazard 37
  • Whitley County 7, Harlan County 6
  • Cooper 7, Boone County 6
  • Eminence 20, Owen County 14
  • Graves County 44, Christian County 36
  • Green County 19, Metcalfe County 18
  • Henderson County 54, Daviess County 41
  • Morgan County 14, Knott County Central 13
  • Rockcastle County 23, Clay County 20
  • Scott County 53, Dunbar 8
  • Henry Clay 31, Bryan Station 12

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 responses to “Today on KSR: It’s a (Bye Week) Party”

  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    I’m watching the SEC pregame show. Why does Marcus Spears wear ladies glasses?

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Lady’s…

  2. runningunnin.454

    A.J. Dillon is out for BC today, so the Cards may not give up 500+ yards.
    .

  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    So Spears just said he thought SC would be the 2nd best tean in the east and they’re not. Really? That’s the case every.single.year. SC is picked to challenge for the east and beat us and they never.do. Then he said it’s all about Georgia and Florida. SMH!!! We beat the Gators in their house!

    Please, please, please, Josh, Benny, etc., PLEASE shut these “experts” up!

  4. BluKudzu

    No respect. Florida would get humiliated at TAMU.
    Let the disrespect continue. UK will make fools of them all.
    Go Cats.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Okay, to be fair, he and Tebow did just give UK some love.