Born on August 10th, 1960 in BenalmÃ¡dena, Spain, JosÃ© Antonio DomÃnguez Banderas, or Antonio Banderas as he’s more commonly referred to, entered the world destined to be a star on the silver screen. The now 53-year old actor has acquired quite the rÃ©sumÃ© in his time on Earth. He starred in numerous English-speaking movies such as The Mask of Zorro, Assassins, and Desperado and has been featured in a number of others like Philadelphia and The Body. Banderas has also offered his voice to a handful of animated movies such as Shrek and Puss in Boots. His career as an actor – as is true with all actors – opened up many other doors for him later in life. He currently owns 50% of a winery in Villalba de Duero, Burgos, Spain called Anta Banderas which produces a variety of fine wines according to Wikipedia. Banderas, in his spare time, works in the fragrance industry and also became the voice of the Nasonex allergy spray bee. Currently, he lives with his wife, Melanie Griffith, and daughter, Stella Banderas in various places around the world where they’ve become dedicated to running charities and other philanthropic activities. So here’s to you, Antonio! May your 53rd year be as good as the others and may The Expendibles 3 (which releases in 2014) not suck.
On to the news on what was yet another slow Saturday:
–After a somewhat sluggish Friday practice, Mark Stoops was satisfied with the effort he received from his players on Saturday. Our own ace reporter, Nick Roush, has the full video in an earlier post, but below you’ll find some quotes from Coach Stoops on today’s practice.
On the offense:
“Offensively we were much sharper today, much more physical, and they did a nice job all the way around.”
On if he was satisfied with the effort in comparison to yesterday’s practice:
“I was, I’ve said it before, I really like this group’s attitude and mentality. I feel like they care, and they’re doing the things necessary to be the best they can and they responded today with a good practice.”
On Kentucky’s Secondary and his extra effort with the group:
“With the Secondary in general I’m just trying to help out – and like I said earlier – really all hands on deck, we need a lot of guys and everybody helping all these players to get a little bit better.”
-Saturday Down South released their position rankings for the Southeastern Conference today and a handful of Wildcats found themselves on the list. Defensive End, Alvin “Bud” Dupree, was ranked as the third best DE in the conference behind Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina and Chris Smith of Arkansas. Jon Cooper, who created the rankings, had the following to say about Dupree.
(Dupree) can play linebacker or defensive end, but Mark Stoops moved Dupree back to end. At 6-4, 250 pounds, Dupree is a big-time athletic specimen few know about. He totaled 91 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 quarterback sacks as a sophomore, and he should turn in a better year under Stoops.
Other Kentucky players made the list as well, and their descriptions can be found by following this link.
–Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins were named by ESPN to be some of the NBA’s rising centers. In a round-table discussion with writers such as Israel Gutierrez, Dan Feldman, and Brendan Jackson, the topic of “Best Center in the next 5-years” arose. While some chose Dwight Howard and Andre Drummond, Feldman and Jackson chose Davis and Cousins respectively.
(Davis) will develop into more of a center than a power forward as he gets bigger and the league shifts smaller. Howard will be 32 — hardly disqualifying, but I just can’t trust a player so big to remain healthy at that age. Davis is slightly more advanced than Drummond right now, and though some of that might be more Lawrence Frank’s fault than Drummond’s, it’s enough to give Davis the edge in a close three-way race with Howard and Drummond.
(Cousins) His attitude alone makes me second-guess this pick, but his size and skill set just can’t be denied. His shot selection and desire both need to improve, but he has all the tools to be dominant in this league.
-Finally, here’s a video by KYWildcatsTV recapping yesterday’s fan day in video form.