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Before Ole Miss, I’d Like To Address The Tragedy In Japan

If you have had a chance to look at any form of news today, you are familiar with the massive amounts of destruction caused by an earthquake in Japan this morning and the subsequent tsunami cause by it, whose effects are even being felt on the US west coast.  The natural disaster has cause widespread damage in the country and to this point, hundereds of deaths. 

I know times are tough for a lot of people right now, but if you find you have a little extra cash this week, donations to the red cross are now easier to make than ever.  Simply visit redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.00 to relief efforts (added on to your phone bill at the end of the month.)  The big blue nation is a powerful force – it will be used to crush Ole Miss in just a couple hours – but beyond our shared allegiance on the hard wood, the thing that sets us apart is that our passion extends outside the arena, too.

Keep Japan in your thoughts and prayers.

Go Cats.

Article written by Will Lentz

34 Comments for Before Ole Miss, I’d Like To Address The Tragedy In Japan



  1. Tom
    1:04 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    I will donate 10 bucks. Sorry its not more but i am a poor college kid.



  2. Shannon Byrne
    1:17 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    I will donate 10 dollars also. Your right Will this is what makes Kentucky Basketball such a powerful force, and our coach would agree,that it is the comming together to help those less fortunate, which is the more important aspect of our life. Go Cats!



  3. Admiral
    1:19 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    If you want to help and give what you can, great, but I don’t recommend giving it to the AMR. Don’t forget their mis-handling of the millions upon millions of dollars donated after 9/11. If you give to the Red Cross, your money may or may not go to helping those affected by the earthquake in Japan. Just make sure you know where your donation is really going.



  4. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    1:20 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    I just saw a picture of Hawaii’s Kona Pier that has been damaged from the Tsumani wave caused by this earthquake. There were big slabs of concrete that were scattered along the road.



  5. catty
    1:31 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    where did you see the pic.



  6. donmat
    1:34 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    things are deteorating quickly in japan right now…just saw this current pic
    http://www.historyvortex.org/GodzillaVsGodzillaPh_004.jpg



  7. darryl isaac
    1:35 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Seeing videos of this was horrific to watch. first dead birds then dead fish and now this megaquake. im starting to get nervous. ill definetly donate to help out. thoughts and prayers go out to the people in japan.



  8. Just Sayin'
    1:43 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    6 – Wrong… but hilarious!



  9. Roland
    1:44 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    catty, not that pic but live coverage from HI:
    http://www.kitv.com/video/27157579/detail.html



  10. web application stress tool
    1:51 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    This is the only news site I read.



  11. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    1:53 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    #5 – catty – The pic was on a friend who lives in Kona’s Facebook page



  12. UKFan14
    1:57 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Off the subject, but anyone know if matt is doing the post game show at Stats?



  13. twnky
    2:00 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    That was in very poor taste #6.



  14. Assassin Number 2
    2:08 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    yeah okay, but more importantly I hope Liggins stays out of foul trouble today…



  15. tim
    2:09 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    While this is very horrible, the “powers that be” will use this disaster as an excuse to hike up gas prices more.



  16. 小林尊
    2:10 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Thanks, Will. Strongest quake ever recorded in Japan…



  17. sunnycat
    2:33 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    While the earthquake in Japan is horrific, I don’t remember Japan or any other country offering a helping hand to the U.S. before during or after 9/11 or Hurricane Katrina.



  18. mocha
    2:36 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    I spent two years in Japan on a work assignment.
    The photo of me on top of mt. Fuji holding a blown up photo of Billy clydes mugshot was all fun and games but in all seriousness, I still have plenty of friends there. Most I have been able to reach via email but a few have yet to respond.
    Keep them in your thoughts.



  19. Women Everywhere
    2:38 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    17 – Actually, over 80 countries offered aid after Katrina and the outreach after 9/11 is well documented. Google it. “Takashi Endo, donated USD 1 million from his personal funds to Katrina relief efforts”

    Is one Japanese person’s donation enough to get some compassion out of you?



  20. NotTheSlickistRick
    2:42 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    19) Thank you for setting that moron straight. It was just another pathetic comment by a small minded probable tea-bagger.



  21. sunnycat
    2:44 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    19 The aid to the U.S. from foreign countries was well documented and the majority of the foreign aid was just tokens of aid. At the end of the day the U.S. is on it’s own during times of disaster. I donate to charities in America for Americans.



  22. sunnycat
    2:48 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    2o Better than being a dependent of the taxpayers who thinks the government should take care of me.



  23. Lex07
    3:11 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    17- Prick.



  24. student
    3:18 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Maybe Whale Wars will stop bothering the Japanese now



  25. sunnycat
    3:19 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    24 LMFAO



  26. Bob
    3:27 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Who wants to bet that sunnycat considers himself to be a Christian too. “Eff ’em,” Jesus said.



  27. sunnycat
    3:36 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Are you aware the tsunami hit Hawaii, and the entire West Coast and there is major flooding in New Jersey. Where is our foreign aid? How many of you are going to help the people in this country.



  28. sunnycat
    3:39 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    26 Do you want to bet I donate more money to charity than you do. “Eff you” I say.



  29. QUICKIE RICKEY
    4:48 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    26) BE VERY CAREFUL. HE’S WATCHING



  30. Cliff Haganxtable
    5:02 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    Sunnycat, go watch some more Fox News. Dbag



  31. Bob
    5:24 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    28 – You probably think going to church makes you a good person too.



  32. sunnycat
    6:02 pm March 11, 2011 Permalink

    30 I will now that the game is over.



  33. katerade
    1:40 am March 12, 2011 Permalink

    Sunnycat, if you are suddenly buried in some building’s rubble, I’ll make sure you are surrounded by Japanese people who read what you just posted, and refuse to help. And I actually hope someone pokes you in the eye and maybe spits on you. I just don’t know why it matters what nationality someone is when they need help. Humanity doesn’t keep score.



  34. katerade
    1:46 am March 12, 2011 Permalink

    And foreign aid makes up less than 2 percent of the federal budget even using the most expansive definition. Even eliminating it completely would have little discernible impact on the federal bottom line. Just so you know.