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Manny, a good friend of KSR, doesn’t agree with every call in Rupp Arena and he’s not shy in letting the crew know when he is less than satisfied with their officiating. But he always agrees that you need your afternoon notes and podcast. So here you go…
— Should we be worried about UK sitting at No. 1 in the polls? The last two times our Cats were on top, they lost their very next road game. John Wall and friends lost at South Carolina back in 2010 and this team lost earlier this season at Indiana. UK is on the road against Georgia tomorrow night, you worried?
— On the SEC teleconference this morning, Cal said the conference is better than it has been since he’s been here. “The SEC is by far the best it’s been in the last three seasons,” he said. Just as he said a few weeks ago, he again predicted four of the top five teams in the conference will make the Sweet 16 this year.
— Calipari called Georgia’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope one of the best in the league. “Forget about class,” he added. The Bulldogs’ freshman guard is averaging just under 15 points and five rebounds per game. He scored a career-high 25 points last time out against Ole Miss.
— KSRCollege.com, your second favorite website on this here Internet, has complete coverage from the pizza eating contest at Raniero’s in Cold Spring. Jared Lorenzen and Patrick Towles lost to KSTV Casting Call legend Will Chambers and Mark Collier of the Fort Thomas Matters. The final score was all but 8 ounces to all but 12 ounces.
— Did you see Terrell Suggs call Skip Bayless a douchebag on First Take this morning? Here…
“Skip, once again, stop it. Be an analyst. Don’t be a douchebag.”
— On a personal note, I’m going up against a 92-year old woman this week in a college basketball handicapping contest for BeyondTheBets.com. We’ll each pick three games a day and whoever has the best record on Sunday will be declared the winner. BTB says she is “a former high school basketball player who could have played at the collegiate level if not for suffering a severe back injury in the late 1930s. However, the grandma – an avid newspaper reader – still keeps up with the game, studying box scores in between watching Soap Operas and solving word puzzles.” I’m about to get humiliated. See our picks for tonight here. This is going to be so embarrassing.
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