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Bill Murray’s Sunday News and Views

Gosh, I hope you like Bill Murray.  And not for my sake.  Yeah, it’d be neat if we could agree on everything, but that doesn’t always happen.  I hope you like Bill Murray, because if you don’t, you’re missing out on one of the funniest actors of a generation.  Right up there with Tim Conway and Gene Wilder in understated brilliance.  From Caddyshack (seen above) to Zombieland, with somehow making Ghostbusters a fun movie in between, Mr. Murray has had a long and hilarious career.  Everybody’s got their own personal favorites, and some people even like Lost in Translation apparently, but it’s really hard to go wrong with anything Bill Murray has done.

So Happy Birthday, and please make another Groundhog Day.  After all, a sequel would only make perfect sense, right?



-With Kentucky football on a bye week, there wasn’t a lot of football news to report.  The biggest story of the day, as far as UK is concerned, was Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel suffering an injury that’s going to require season-ending surgery on his ankle.  Of course we’re never happy to see a player get hurt, but from a practical perspective, this increases any hope the Cats have for an upset next week against the Gators.  Both sides of the ball still have some work to do, but if you watched today’s game against Tennessee, you would have noticed that this Florida team is very beatable.  Does that make a Kentucky win probable?  No.  Does it make it more possible?  Sure.  We’ll see how both teams respond to the injury next Saturday night.

-Top 10 2015 recruit Carlton Bragg (6’9″ forward) is coming to Lexington this Friday to visit with the Cats, and ESPN’s top ranked player from the same class, Ivan Rabb, picked up an offer from Cal today.  This is the calm before the storm for college basketball and Calipari, so expect to see him hitting the road a few more times and recruiting quite a bit over the next couple weeks before he devotes himself fully to coaching his newest powerhouse.

-Kentucky assistants Orlando Antigua and John Robic were also pretty busy today, visiting eastern Kentucky to see Malik Hines.  No word on whether Cal made the trip, but safe money says he was at the Romany Road Orange Leaf.

-Speaking of Coach Cal and the basketball team (when are we not?), he had a few post-scrimmage Tweets today about the status of the team.  It wasn’t a very in-depth scrimmage, only lasting about a half hour, but he was able to see different lineups with his players, and he noted that he could go small, long, or big with his rotations.  He also said that the team probably has “at least 7 starters,” with guys just outside of that knocking on the door to get in.  Think back to 2012, which had a 6th starter in Darius Miller, and the idea of having 7 guys that could start on this team is pretty appealing.

-AAaaaand finally, we’ll end with this barb from Cal re: Rick Pitino’s NBA tenure: “Rick also got fired. Don’t let him [BS] you.”  We’ll assume that, had he written that, he would have signed it “XOXO.”


Stick around through tomorrow.  Andrew Cassady and I will be giving you updates that you can read between checking your fantasy football scores and yelling at Chris Johnson.  Because there will be a lot of both of those things going on.

Article written by Corey Nichols

19 Comments for Bill Murray’s Sunday News and Views

  1. ukfan
    10:43 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Cliff Alexander cut UK off his list tonight.. Down to KU and Mich St.

  2. HicksPickSix
    10:55 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Nuck Corey Fickols.

  3. TheChive
    12:07 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    Happy birthday BFM!!! KCCO

  4. Steady
    12:24 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    Didn’t like Lost in Translation.

  5. What
    12:35 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    No way in hell Kentucky will be able to move the ball at ALL on Florida. Their defense is one of the top 3, if not THE, top defense in college football. Tennessee only moved that ball at the end of the 4th quarter. Before that they had a whopping 60 something yards. They may have actually gotten better with Tyler Murphy at QB. Upset is in no way happening.

  6. tdogg40330
    12:41 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    5) they do have a tough defense don’t get me wrong, buy UT’s offense was horrible.
    UK will keep it close enough to possibly pull off the upset I think ……

  7. Cats 0-3 in last meetings with Louisville in revenue sports. Cards gon roll in Russ Arenta this winter.

  8. Louisville1Cal4
    2:32 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    Calling it “RussArena” is extremely ignorant, Pitino/any current member of the Cards roster has never won a game in Rupp against UK. Cal has a big W vs. Pitino at the Dum! Center though!

  9. Ummm
    2:51 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    Any truth to the Poythress injury rumor?

  10. Louisville1Cal4
    5:26 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    Against Cal/UK*

  11. UK/FLA
    5:52 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    Driskel getting hurt will save Muskchump’s and they will still beat UK. Been a fan since birth and have seen enough of UK/FLA games to know we will get run as usual. Even our best teams couldn’t even make it a game past the 1st qt, if that. We are 3-4 years (if all goes as hoped) from competing with FLA. But regardless I’ll be ay CWS as usual cheering the team. GO BIG BLUE.

  12. Dano
    7:13 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    If we had a shot, it was better with Driskell as the FL QB. Whitlow does not progress his reads and is not accurate enough to move the ball on on multiple drives.

  13. Reality
    8:01 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    Rick has beaten UK in Rupp arena.

  14. Injury
    8:05 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    Hearing Alex suffered an injury yesterday. Guess this site is either clueless or not allowed to report on anything negative.

  15. Duh
    8:17 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    13 leave it to a troll to not read the correction. He corrected it at #10 to say Rick has never beaten Cal at Rupp while he’s been UK. That’s reality, and it will be reality again in Dec when the Cats destroy the toothy birds

  16. Mr.Reality
    8:46 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    1. Gators have one of the top defenses in the country that’s a fact.
    2. Driskel’s the problem with their offense should have been Brisset as the Qb anyway.
    3. Kentucky will be hyped but Gators running game will open up enough lanes for Murphy to complete the needed passes.
    4. Our defense will be wore down by the third quarter, due to having to be on the field constantly.
    5. It just is not happening, and vegas might even give the cat’s the favorite which will give gators more fuel to win.
    6. Plus they even beat us bad with Trey playing their Qb two years ago.
    7. As ususal wishful Cat’s thinking.

  17. You Tell Us
    8:56 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    “Injury”: What other site is reporting a Poythress injury?

  18. R Smiths misshapen head
    8:59 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    Waiting on the mothership to come and get me.

  19. Teachable Mo'
    9:15 am September 22, 2013 Permalink

    Gene Wilder and Tim Conway were “understated.” I’ve obviously misunderstood what “understated” means.