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.