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Antonio Banderas’ Sunday News and Views

Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith

Born on August 10th, 1960 in Benalmádena, Spain, José Antonio Domínguez 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 résumé 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.

Article written by Jonathan Schuette

21 Comments for Antonio Banderas’ Sunday News and Views

  1. Clay County Retard
    11:28 pm August 10, 2013 Permalink

    wigger please

  2. DJ
    11:43 pm August 10, 2013 Permalink

    DJ Eliot dip?

  3. Plastic surgery
    12:05 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Dang,, Melainie looks ROUGH.

  4. very
    12:13 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    She looks like the jokers sister.

  5. Roofus Howls
    5:53 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Should’ve used the picture of the Antonio Banderas blow-up doll from South Park.

  6. MacGruber
    7:45 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Dang! Gary Busey is rwuy. Ieally looking rough……. what?

  7. WhathashappenedtoMelanie
    7:52 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    6. I see what you did there, making fun of my addiction and my looks.

  8. Trailer Trash
    7:55 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    NIT clowns

  9. shields eyes
    8:36 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    “Expendibles”…clicking spell check one time will take care of that.

  10. Jonathan Schuette
    9:00 am August 11, 2013 Permalink


  11. Central Kentucky Book Dealers
    9:14 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    We sold all Friedrich Nietzsche books we had in stock since Shaquille O’Neal compared DeMarcus Cousins to the great German philosopher.
    The last two copies, in German, were purchases by a Versailles customer, and he doesn’t even speak German.
    Due to such high demand, the publisher has agreed to publish a limited Wildcat edition in a leather bound 24-volume set.
    They will also insert many new terms familiar to UK football and basketball fans.

  12. rainman
    9:27 am August 11, 2013 Permalink


  13. Chris from Richmond
    9:41 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Nietzsche was a three star philosopher according to Rivals, Scout, and 247, but only a two star by Philosopher’s Weekly

  14. Rick Pitino
    9:51 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Mel has that look I like.

  15. Jsvice
    10:10 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Banderas is actually NOT the voice of the Nasonex bee. Easy mistake to make though. They clearly went for a Banderas sound-alike.

  16. Jsvice
    10:16 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, just ignore my comment

  17. RahRah
    11:08 am August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Lol @ #14 Rick P! She does look like a Pitino groupie.

  18. Jack Napier
    4:58 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Do you think she’s asking him, “Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?”?

  19. Mayor In Black Skintight
    6:36 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    My man Sturdy Dan, nice touch giving Coach that sweeeet Louisville Slugger. You’re alright even though you took me 2 of 3 at the ksr remote.

  20. CatFanBad
    9:51 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, Banderas IS the Nasonex Bee, and Mel looks like the Joker.

  21. Randy Marsh
    11:32 pm August 11, 2013 Permalink

    How are you going to forget about the 13th Warrior?