With all the ‘fancy’ special FX and showy high budget movies these days, sometimes it is nice to sit back and enjoy the American Classics like the 1998 Godzilla. While we were all left frustrated walking out of the theatre in 1998, I feel like this movie has grown on all Americans after watching it on late night reruns on cable T.V. over the last 16 years. Besides, who can hate on a movie that stars America’s sweetheart, Matthew Broderick. If you are like me, you will protest the new 2014 version and instead opt to watch this American Classic in the comfort of your living room. However, if you are also like me, you probably have severe motion sickness and can’t go to see awesome movies like that without puking, anyways.
Anyways, on to today’s news and views.
The NBA combine went well for Kentucky
Julius Randle measured a 35.5” on his max vertical. He tweaked his ankle a little during the lane agility drills, but he looks to be okay. ESPN’s Chad Ford compared James Yong to Ray Allen and Bradley Beal. Young isn’t competing in drills, but that hasn’t stopped ESPN’s Chad Ford from giving him high praises.
“There was a lot of pressure on him to be the primary perimeter shooter on this team,” Ford said. “Kentucky, if they had a weakness this year, it’s that they didn’t really have great perimeter shooters on this team, which forced him to take a lot of shots that weren’t ideal shots or within rhythm. He won’t have to do that at the next level at the NBA. So when you combine size with what most scouts see in that form and see a guy who can be a 40 percent or higher 3-point shooter at the next level. Good athlete, not elite athletic, but good athlete.”
Ex-UGA coach Donnan not guilty
Ex-UGA (and Marshall University) coach Jim Donnan was found not guilty in $80 million Ponzi scheme trial. I am sure this is thanks to the beautiful (most positively sober) testimony of Billy G….. Donnan faced 42 counts including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, along with his business partner Gregory Crabtree.
Wes Welker was overpaid
Welker cashed in $57,193.90 in tickets at the Kentucky Derby and was seen passing our hundreds to random strangers on his way to his car. Now Churchill is asking for 14 grand back saying he was overpaid at the window. They cited an overpayment due to “a tote machine malfunction”. Welker’s response, in summary, was ‘you snooze, you lose.’
Here is the letter they sent originally.
Original note sent by Churchill Downs to acquaintance of Wes Welker who picked up winning bet pic.twitter.com/Uj51olV7Kn
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) May 16, 2014
Now Churchill says it was all a big mistake and they will not be asking for the money back.
Geek the Centre College python is missing
I do not understand why everyone is so calm about this, but heads up to Danville. There is a very large python loose at Centre College. Students have received emails informing them that the school’s beloved Ball Python is missing. I am not saying the broke college students need to go out and find him, but I will say there is now a $200 reward for his safe return.
Dickie V makes a way to early prediction
On the KSR radio show Friday, Dick Vitale took a break from his annual gala in Sarasota this weekend to call in. He said that he believes UK is in the running for a Final Four run once again and said that UK isn’t a lock to win it all in 2014-15 because anything can happen in a one-game scenario, but “Kentucky will be a lock to be in contention for the title.”
Dick Vitale kept his $250K promise
On the show this morning, Dickie V said he was raising $250K for cancer research in honor of Lacey Holsworth, a little girl who recently passed away after battling cancer. Lacey spent a lot of time with the Michigan State and Adreian Payne even considered her to be family.
Dickie V tweeted he had met his goal right before the gala.
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) May 16, 2014
Robert Mathis has a bad day
The Colts linebacker will serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy. He quickly released a statement with an explanation we haven’t heard before. He was taking a fertility drug to help conceive a child. He asked for the NFL to go easy on him since he asked his doctor if it would present a problem for NFL drug testing, however they didn’t budge.
Now here’s this 1998 Godzilla Official Trailer to start you day with the right amount of cheese.