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Brady Quinn’s Saturday News and Views

 

You’re welcome, ladies.

 

Oh, Brady Quinn. For a few months back there in 2006-2007, he was the American dream(boat). Born in Dublin, Ohio as the middle child in a sports loving Midwestern family, the Notre Dame starting quarterback set 36 records over his career with the Fighting Irish, including career pass completions (929), yards-per-game (239.6), and touchdown passes (95). In 2005, he placed fourth in Heisman Trophy voting behind Reggie Bush, Vince Young, and Matt Leinart; despite Notre Dame’s failure to live up to their hype in the 2006 season, Quinn won tons of hardware, including the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award for best college quarterback and the Maxwell Award for best college football player. He graduated with dual degrees in political science and finance (heyyyyy boy!) and also had the most appropriate name and birthplace for a Fighting Irish football player that I can imagine, save Seamus O’Leary Finnegan from the real Dublin.

 

Most analysts predicted that he would go early in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft, possibly even the first overall pick. Experts called him “a franchise quarterback in the mold of Carson Palmer.” However, Quinn’s American dream narrative has so far failed to have a fairytale ending. After slipping to 22nd overall in the first round and being chosen by the Cleveland Browns, Quinn only played in one game his rookie season- a loss. In his second season, he started twice and won one, lost one, before breaking his finger and missing the rest of the season for surgery. Since then, he’s been traded to the Denver Broncos and sat the bench while fellow pretty boy Tim Tebow took all the snaps. Quinn Brady has also had the misfortune of being only the second-best looking guy with the name Brady in the league. His bad luck may have ended, however, with his spring signing with the Kansas City Chiefs; today, on his birthday eve, Quinn was named the starter for this weekend’s game against Oakland.

 

Brady, happy birthday. I like looking at you a lot. A whole lot. Let’s give the people their news.

 

—The AP Preseason Poll was released today, and much as we’ve come to see in other preseason musings, Kentucky took the third place spot behind Indiana and Louisville. UK received two votes for first. In case you missed it earlier, here’s another look at the top ten as it stands now (first place votes in parentheses):

1. Indiana (43)
2. Louisville (20)
3. Kentucky (2)
4. Ohio State
5 .Michigan
6. NC State
7. Kansas
8. Duke
9. Syracuse
10. Florida

The NCAA has decided to officially outlaw its previous “Ignorance is Bliss” approach to punishing any rule violations by coaches and/or their staffs. Starting Tuesday, head coaches will also be punished for any rules violations committed by their assistants. Examples of potential rules violations include illegal contacts with recruits, giving team gear to prospective student athletes, and impermissible benefits given by third parties. Full details of the new rule can be found here.

When it comes to Andrew Wiggins and Kentucky, it seems like no news is not great news for the Cats. Since Wiggins announced his intention to reclassify to the class of 2013, he has invited other schools to recruit him and also pushed his decision back until the spring. Now, I’m not saying John Calipari can’t still get it done- but the chase has become significantly more crowded in the past couple of days and Kentucky fans can’t take Wiggins’ commitment for granted.

Sports Illustrated released its first draft projections of the season, and guess who’s first? Why, Nerlens Noel of course. Fellow diaper dandies Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin each checked in at spots 6 and 10, respectively.

—How did Coach Cal spend his Friday evening?

 

To clarify, the degree was not from DeGrassi.

—Tonight in NBA action, Anthony Davis and Darius Miller of the New Orleans Hornets beat the Heat (and Jorts) 96-89. Davis ended with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals, and a block- boy, is that a pretty stat line. Miller also continued to impress with 6 points, going 2-2 from the three point line. Jorts, unfortunately, did not play.

—Look! What’s that coming to a television near you at noon EST tomorrow? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a chance for Kentucky to win a football game! Missouri, like Kentucky, is searching for its first win in the SEC. Unlike Kentucky, Missouri is searching for its first SEC win… ever. With Mizzou QB James Franklin out, Missouri will likely rely on a run game. Kentucky’s defense will try to rattle redshirt freshman quarterback Corbin Berkstresser. It’s the most even matchup the Cats have had in the conference all season, and it goes without saying that we need this win. Badly.

—In a deeply saddening piece of news, former Scott County basketball player Tyler Hicks passed away today following critical injuries from a car crash along the Bluegrass Parkway. Tyler, who was just 27, was the son of Scott County basketball coach Billy Hicks and part of the team that made it to high school’s Final Four in 2004. An army solider, Tyler was on his way back to his station at Fort Knox. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Tucker, Yocum, and Wilson Funeral Home in Georgetown. Our thoughts are with Coach Hicks and his family.

—Finally, the KSR Pre-game Radio show will be coming at you a little earlier tomorrow thanks to our noon kickoff at Missouri. Listen to Matt Jones and crew on WLAP 630 around 8:30 am. You can tune into WLAP 630 AM, 98.1 the Bull, online at WLAP.com, or on the iHeart Radio app on your phone.

 

@KristenGeilKSR

Article written by Kristen Geil

35 Comments for Brady Quinn’s Saturday News and Views



  1. Dumb
    11:01 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    Why are u fuggin ksr writers freakin out about wiggins?! Any blind man can see he is a UK lock.



  2. tdogg40330
    11:10 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    Towles to lead UK to victory tomorrow !!!!!



  3. Captain Obvious
    11:14 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    Just watched Cincinnati choke to UL. I hate UL so much.



  4. tdogg40330
    11:15 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    3) it aint over just yet buddy !!!!



  5. Nope
    11:16 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    3… Ya sure about that



  6. Uk4life
    11:29 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    You don’t tune “into”, you tune “in to” .



  7. Really?
    11:33 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    Really Cincinnati, icing the kicker never works!



  8. Gus Chiggins
    11:33 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    Watching Cincy give this game to UL makes me sick



  9. BUCats
    11:38 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    Watching UL just squeak by makes me sick. I kind of hope they go undefeated until the last game against Rutgers then get destroyed and miss out on the BCS bid. Either that or have them lose every single game.



  10. UK Fan
    11:39 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    KSR writers must be about 22 years old because they have no perspective or insight on anything. No news on Wiggins is no news…nothing more. Matt, please find at least a couple of writers that know what their talking about. Your articles are getting old.



  11. Duke Sucks
    11:41 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    God bless the Hicks family. Couldn’t imagine losing one of my childern.



  12. Duke Sucks
    11:44 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    #10 if the writing bothered me as much as it does you. I would go to Cats illustrated or one of the other sites. You don’t have to come on this one. I’m just saying



  13. Tired
    11:50 pm October 26, 2012 Permalink

    #10, people like you are annoying. It’s a free site so quit complaining. As the previous poster suggested if you don’t like it don’t come here. Go to CatsIllustrated.com, KentuckyBasketballForum.com or ASeaOfBlue.com
    I’m tard of your griping.



  14. Duke Sucks
    12:09 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    #9 I would be willing to bet you if UL makes it to a BCS game this year there will be changes made to the system. I kinda would like to see them make one in a way. If the do go and get the at large SEC school( Bama will get the NC game) they will get destroyed and I mean destroyed. Just can’t see Big Least keeping that automatic bid if UL gets in . No body outside of Jefferson county even knows they have a school there.
    To be fair they did kick our ass. But really what does that say since joker took over. That just makes them 1 of 11 teams this year. Realy I think Joker should be forced to apologize to the rest of the SEC for bringing the name down. SEC school losing to a MAC team and Big Least schools in the same year.not to mention losing every SEC game. Even more then losing them all really not being competitive except for one game and half of anther.



  15. LouisvilleSlugger
    12:54 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    8-0.



  16. VinDatuk
    12:55 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Serious question: where are the scholarships coming from if Wiggins and/or Randle want to sign? I’m assuming Polson, Beckham, Mays are three. With the Harrisons, Lee, Young, and Willis already in the fold where do the schollies come from? Is it just an assumption that two or three guys go pro?



  17. CM
    1:05 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with #10 to be honest. Who is Kristen Geil? To report you must have some credibility either through reputation or association. This site is almost exclusively about men’s sports. If we can’t see an attractive face, keep the gender that’s never played a game anyone wants to watch on the sidelines Jones. Give me a break.



  18. kingrex
    1:13 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    None of us get fairytale endings, so why on earth should Quinn?



  19. Josh
    5:17 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    I went to Scott County and knew Tyler in passing. He was 5 years older than me, but my sister was his age and knew him well. He was always a great guy when I was around them. I can’t imagine the pain of losing a child, my prayers are with Coach Hicks and his family.



  20. Dave in Bangkok
    5:28 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hell, that ain’t true. I have lived a life that is nothing short of happily ever after.



  21. barn
    8:11 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    even if d’vill goes undefeated they won’t go to a bcs bowl. oregon, florida, miss st, ga, okla, notre dame, usc, to name a few, would all go ahead of them even if they should have a loss



  22. TAXman
    8:12 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    17. Get over yourself. Not all the sites readers are horny old men that have mommy issues and therefore hate all women. I’m sorry for whatever your mother did to you, but don’t take it out on Kristen.



  23. j.b
    8:24 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    So sad about Tyler…The hicks family are great people with ties back to eastern ky..thoughts and prayers to the Hicks family..



  24. RYNO
    8:28 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Again with the Wiggins stuff. Why are you people so scared at KSR? Guess we aren’t getting Noel from Georgetown. Too bad the Harrisons went to Maryland. How could we lose Lee to California. Shame Teague went to UL. Quit blindly following whatever Matt says.



  25. you made me laff !
    9:03 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    “To clarify, the degree was not from DeGrassi.”



  26. Joe
    9:19 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Where in the heck is the pre-game show. Trying to find it!!!!



  27. J Dub
    9:29 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    No show! I hope it may come on at 9:30. They had a post up for it earlier but took it down.



  28. KSR Downhill
    9:59 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    I highly doubt that Kristen Geil knows ANYTHING about the recruitment of Wiggins…so why make a post about it? If she is trying to fill space, I would just rather have the space blank. The “insight” on here about his recruitment has been atrocious. No wonder people are freaking out with you spreading this nonsense…



  29. KSR Downhill
    10:00 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    And while I’m at it, to the poster who said go to Catsillustrated if you don’t want to read here…everyone might as well. It is PAINFULLY obvious that these new KSR writers stalk Rupp Rafters hoping to find some “news”…



  30. JokerTheChoker
    10:03 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Cincy would kick yew kay back to the traler park their fans came out of!! Let it burn LOSERS!!
    Better to be a Big East Champion than an $EC Doormat!!



  31. bmac
    10:57 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    no reason to hate on louisville football, they might brag about being undefeated (at least until they get blown out by a real team in their bowl game) but everyone knows they will be still be nothing more than one of the worst 1 loss teams in history.



  32. Simple
    12:22 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    KSR jumped the shark a long time ago, unfortunately. Their traffic won’t show it I’m sure, so as a business model it works just fine I’m guessing. I’m a writer–have published print and digital across many fields–and have applied to write on here multiple times. Just not their thing–and as long as traffic is strong and ad revenue pours in, what reason do they have to change?



  33. Duke Sucks
    2:42 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    #33 So basically your bitter because you got rejected. Subpar would have been ok if you where part of the writers. Grow up, sounds like my 2 year old whinning.



  34. KYCARD
    5:35 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    hey 32, would you rather be the worst 1 loss team in history, or the best 1 win team? must be sad to know that youll never live to see your team go to a bowl game, ever.