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Bruce Jenner’s Saturday Night Notes

(Man, what a difference a life with Kardashians can make…careful Kanye)

I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I by any means “keep up” with the Kardashians. With that said, I dabble in the Kardashian’s business every now and then on a lazy Sunday afternoon when I can catch 2-3 hours of their mindless, mildly entertaining shows in a row. I watch enough to know that Kris grunts way too loud when she plays tennis, Kourtney is the strangest human being alive, Khloe and Lamar have a love like Johnny and June, baby Mason needs a haircut, and Bruce Jenner deserves an Olympic medal for half of the stuff he deals with since joining forces with that family.

Jenner is a former track and field olympic athlete. In fact, Jenner won the gold medal for the decathlon in the 1976 Olympic games. A little known fact is that Jenner was a football player first (he earned a scholarship to play for Graceland College in Iowa), but only switched to the decathlon after a knee injury disrupted his football playing days. Jenner competed in his first decathlon event in 1970. Two years later, he finished 10th in the Munich Olympic games. Four years later, he finally won the coveted gold medal and became an American hero for the feat. And then he got Kardashian’ed, with a side of plastic surgery. I can’t help but wonder as I watch the poor guy take hits on his confidence every episode from his fame-obsessed wife, if he ever thinks to himself…”what happened?” To Bruce’s credit, he comes off as a very supportive step father to all of the Kardashian children, who seem to love him very much. Today/tomorrow (depending on when you read this) is his birthday, by the way. Happy birthday, Bruce. Celebrate and give Kris a kiss and a pinch on the buttox botox from all of us here at KSR.


And now on to the news from the day…

– Kentucky’s football team lost 33-10 to Missouri, in case you hadn’t heard.

– Two teams entered this afternoon’s football game looking for their first SEC win of the season. Both teams displayed a number of reasons why they had gone winless up until this point in the season, plagued by a number of turnovers on each side. The biggest difference in the game? On three Kentucky turnovers, Missouri capitalized by converting 21 points. On the three Missouri turnovers, Kentucky only managed to put 3 points on the board. The net rushing yards (Missouri-186, Kentucky-101) and the net passing yards (Missouri- 87, Kentucky- 78) were close enough to keep Kentucky in the game. Kentucky’s inability to capitalize on Missouri’s mistakes was the dagger.

– In a phrase far too familiar for Kentucky’s football team this season: when one thing was finally working, another thing was not. The defense played well for the most part today. The defense not only created turnovers, but they found a way to keep Missouri’s offense in check–especially in the first half. In the most “Kentucky football” thing ever, on the day when the defense created more turnovers than they had in weeks, the offense coughed up the ball more than they had in weeks. If it’s not one thing with Kentucky football, it’s another.

Despite the 23-point final margin, midway through the third quarter, the game was still up for grabs. Kentucky’s defense had done enough to keep the Wildcats in the game, despite the turnovers. The score was knotted at 17-10 in favor of Missouri when the flood gates opened up. James Franklin entered the game coming off of a knee injury, and found a way to steady his team late in the game.

– Beyond the turnover statistics, which were very telling– 3rd down completions were another clear indicator of how the game turned in favor of the Tigers. Kentucky was a dismal 1-12 on third down conversions for the game. Missouri on the other hand, converted on 10 of 16 tries on third down. It’s hard to win a game with that statistic being so lopsided.

– A number of head-scratching coaching moves occurred in the loss today, the most talked about being the decision to use Patrick Towles in the third series of the game–despite the fact that Jalen Whitlow had been keeping the offense moving. The Cats had seemingly found a working rhythm early in the game on the shoulders of Whitlow. Although the coaches had made the decision before the game to play Patrick Towles as well, presumably in a pre-determined 3rd series entry into the game, the decision stalled the offense as Towles immediately went 3-and-out in the series. The decision to allow both quarterbacks to play doesn’t seem to be the issue. What seems to continue to plague the Kentucky coaching staff after games, especially in the eyes of fans, is the lack of in-game adjustments when something is/isn’t working. Jalen Whitlow was working. Kentucky had just scored, and absent a Jonathan George fumble on the opening possession–would have likely been 2-for-2 behind Whitlow to start the game. Even offensive coordinator Randy Sanders admitted in the post-game comments that it might not have been the correct decision. I will say that it’s nice to hear Sanders at least slightly pinning something on himself, after a string of post-game comments this season that, for lack of a better phrase–have at  times thrown the quarterbacks and players under the bus.

– At the end of the day, Missouri earned their first SEC win since joining the league. Kentucky? Kentucky sits with 8 losses and a win against Kent State. The question now becomes, can this team muster up enough motivation to pull out a winning record in the remaining games on the schedule? Vanderbilt, Samford and Tennessee have to all be considered potential “winnable” games, especially Samford at home. But has Kentucky given us enough reason based on their performances this season to feel confident in a result better than 1-2 in the final stretch?

– On to some brighter news… The Kentucky basketball world was rather quiet today. But, just in case Kentucky basketball needed any more positive publicity, Kirk Herbstreit pumped the Kentucky All-Access show on ABC tonight, calling it a “fascinating watch.” Somewhere Billy Donovan has both fingers in his ears, stomping and pouting.

– A huge congratulations to Matthew Mitchell and the Kentucky women’s basketball program. On a day that was mostly stained with the football loss, the UK Hoops had a historical moment. Mitchell and his staff landed the highest rated commitment in the program’s history. The UK Hoops received a commitment from the #5 player in the country, Linnae Harper. Harper was in attendance at Big Blue Madness last month and clearly enjoyed MItchell’s dance moves. Or so I assume. She chose the Cats over Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA and Miami (Fla). Matthew Mitchell is getting the job done.

– Another big congratulations to former Kentucky Wildcats DeAndre Liggins (OKC Thunder) and Josh Harrellson (Miami Heat) who both won roster spots this evening with their respective teams. The news is great for both young men, who flourished in their time at Kentucky and found themselves competing with the best in the world in the NBA. The great news is a testament to them, as well as Calipari, who helped revive both of their careers in a lot of ways after Billy Gillispie’s departure. Liggins and Harrellson become two of the most beloved Wildcats during the Final Four run two years ago. Absolutely great news for both guys.

– Speaking of random interesting news involving the Oklahoma City Thunder…news just broke that the Thunder have traded James Harden to the Rockets. Mull over the implications of that decision for a moment.

WKU is bowl eligible. Good for them. Sigh for us.

– And last but not least, LeBron James had some more encouraging words for Anthony Davis following his performance last night in the pre-season game against the heat. James was quoted as saying, “New Orleans got a good one.” Couldn’t agree more.


Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

53 Comments for Bruce Jenner’s Saturday Night Notes

  1. Japrick
    11:32 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Kent State is 7-1 with a win over a #15 ranked Rutgers team. How in the HELL did we beat those guys?

  2. blueblooded
    11:32 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Jeff Van Gundy was really pimping the All Acess show during the Hornets game last night as well. Davis went off and Miller had two great defensive stops on Bosh and then Wade, plus drained a couple of threes. It’s definitely good to be a Cat right now!

  3. Big Blue 66
    11:41 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Thunder were smart to trade harden, too much money for a 6th man and harden is way overrated

  4. SayHarrowToTheRepeat
    11:50 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    The Thunder might bring back Daniel Orton now that they have roster spots open.

    (Not that most of you would care though)

  5. SoCal Will
    11:52 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Ally, ask Matt if it is a felony or a misdemeanor to steal Patrick T’s first year of eligibility in such a wanton mamnner? Kentucky football is now no more relevant to the nation than Montana Basketball…

  6. The Sad Truth
    11:53 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Bad, bad news for Lattimore. Wish him well in what will be a long recovery, but it’s career ending. Anyone want to criticize the wisdom of these young men turning pro once the money is assured?

  7. theSkinny81
    11:59 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    you think Billy Donovan is bad?

  8. Lip set
    12:17 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    6) yes I wish to criticize. You named ONE person that it effected negatively. You could name 100 that tried to go pro early and are now selling dope for a living…..u could name them but unfortunately their names will never be mentioned with any relevance again!

  9. Did Not Know This...
    12:20 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    near end of Bama game while Nesser promoted All Access,
    (and saying “like Bama football, UK Bball…”)
    Blackledge chimed in and said he is a big UK B-Ball fan-
    said his Dad was an assistant football coach here and he
    mentioned growing up (Jr. High) watching Kevin Grevey and boys.

  10. capt
    1:02 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Was it reported on here that Andrew Wiggins has officially re-classified? Because according to Yahoo, he has.

  11. booger
    1:03 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones looks a lot like Bruce

  12. booger
    1:06 am October 28, 2012 Permalink


  13. Chiddarcheddar
    1:33 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Tennessee is not a winnable game. They will destroy us.

  14. BigBlue1976
    1:38 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    10) Where have you been all week?

  15. Buckets
    1:40 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    The ultimate slap in the face, kick in the groin will come when Samford beats Kentucky.

  16. Kevin C.
    1:42 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    “The score was knotted at 17-10 in favor of Missouri…”


  17. Mad Chet
    1:53 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    We football fans should consider Coach Strong. Leave the bullshit at the gate. He would be a great get. He’s a coach on the rise. Sure, he’s stepped on his own [email protected] a few times but he’s got that out of his system and he wins the games he’s supposed to win. He was a successful coach at FLORIDA!-DUH. Wise up fools! Maybe he’s got an axe to grind with Florida too! He ought to be our #1 target

    1:56 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    13 Name me a winnable game besides Samford which we could easily lose and I’ll kiss your ass

    1:57 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Were the worst SEC team I’ve saw play in the last 15 years and yes I’m counting Vandy!!!!!!!!

  20. Cannot blame Joker
    2:04 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    #12, you are absolutely correct.

    First of all, UK hasn’t scored more than 10 points against an SEC team on a road trip, in two years. They scored a total of 10 points against Missouri.

    So UK coaches put a QB in during the Mississippi State game and he goess 5 for 5 on the first series. KSR writes story after story, it’s the greatest decision by the UK coaching staff the entire season. The coaching staff does the same thing against Missouri and now it’s the worst decision ever because the offense sputters because your QB goes 1 for 3 for two yards passing in three or four series, and should have had an interception. Joker didn’t fumble for any player on the field today. C’mon KSR, you can’t blame Joker on this one!

  21. huh
    2:16 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    20 r u serious?? Mushmouth couldn’t coach his way out of a wet paper bag. That was a bad football team we lost to today. It is the coaching staffs responsibility to prepare the players and make in game adjustments. They can’t do either well.

  22. Lipset
    2:17 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    17) are u on drugs? The last up-n-coming coach we hired was a JOKE(r)!!! We need an absolutely proven coach! Let Petrino have this team for 3 yrs and if they aren’t winning I’ll agree there is no chance at winning due to our recruiting base. Why pay any coach a couple million for a mediocre team? Just keep joker if thats the case

  23. Cannot blame Joker
    2:27 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    #21, your comment adds more fuel to the fire. As you say it was a bad football team we lost to today. So where were UK’s QBs? Joker didn’t sack UKs quarterbacks. Joker didn’t haave them hold the ball and get sacked. Joker didn’t almost throw interceptions. Joker didn’t fumble the ball 6 or 8 times. Alternating two QBs was the game plan. No fans complained about the same situation against Mississippi State because it worked that game. This game it didn’t. No way Joker can be blamed on this.

    2:33 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    We can say what we want but in all honesty Maxwell Smith should be the starter next year out of the first 4 games he was top 10 in passing yards and passing effeciency. Sure he took some lumps to the likes of WKU but he is an SEC quarter back and he will be the starter next year. I just hope Joker isn’t here to make the calls!!!

  25. Kevin C.
    2:38 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Coaching change or not, as far as I’m concerned Joker and UK football are officially done….time for B-ball.

    2:47 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    25 i couldn’t agree more…we are a basketball school but idc if we lose every football game of the season at football at least put me a football team that will fight and not give up on the field…give me something to cheer for

  27. Chucky Bramble
    2:51 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, maybe Mitch will hire me and make Dick Tamer my offensive coordinator/head coach in waiting.

    2:55 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    I just hope he makes Dick Bender our defensive coordinator….anything can be an upgrade at this point, and to think I was a Joker supporter before the season. My how things change

  29. Georgia Blue
    3:59 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Joker might I have not fumble , but he and Sanders shut the Offense down today. Nothing against Towles . But how do you bring a freshman QB into hostile environment on the 11 yard line in a game tied 7-7. Sanders and Joker took the team out of rhythm. They quit running the plays that was working. They keep trying to satisfy certain players and they are hurting the team. Why on them turn over that we got in the second half Sanders did go for the juggler. No pass downfield and he quit throwing the ball to DeMarco Robinson. When something working Why in the Hell do we always go away from it. This been going on all season . Plays that get big yards for us we never come back to them. But today the Coaches changed the Momentun of the Game and got the Whole Offense out of rhythm and sinc

  30. Big Whoop
    4:25 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    “The question now becomes, can this team muster up enough motivation to pull out a winning record in the remaining games on the schedule?”

    Do you even watch the games? What do you see that the rest of us cannot? Inquiring minds want to know.

  31. Kenny H
    7:27 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    I think Kent State should fire their coach for losing to us.

  32. Division III football at UK
    7:47 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    UK coaches, wizards of juding talent.

    Positive of the game is besides UKs punter continuing to play outstanding, we found JD Harmon can play defense. Harmon is a good player who UK did not recruit. Out of the freshman class Joker recuited a punter, so Joker can judge balls flying up in the air. Then a guy that walks on who Joker refused to give a scholarship, out plays his entire defense. HE OUTPLAYED THE ENTIRE DEFENSE and Joker recognized the kid at game 10. Oh and he was in the game because Quinn got hurt during the game and Tiller couldn’t find his helmet or wasn’t where he should be on the sideline when Quinn got hurt.

    When was the last time a UK player intercepted two pays in a row, or even twice in two games?

  33. BtavoBigBlue
    7:55 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    It has been obvious for some time that Joker is not cut out to be a D-1 head football coach. And Randy Sanders is laughable as an offensive coordinator. Too much time is being spent by Cats fans (including me) talking about this mess. It’s real simple now for me. If Barnhart brings Joket back for a 4th year, I will never pay a dime of my money on UK football ever again. And Barnhart will have proven beyond a doubt he is the AD of non-revenue sports at UK. How emabrassing UK football is.

  34. UK last again
    8:15 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Important News Update: UKs offense will miss the game this coming Saturday. They have missed attending all games this year and Coach Joker Phillips commented he said to his team they would again miss this coming game against Vanderbilt. The comment could not be verified as unlike highly rated competitive SEC schools, no media can attend UK practices.

    A source close to the issue was able to obtain the statistics of yesterdays game against Missouri.
    UK: 1 of 12 on 3rd down plays
    UK: 1st offensive series – 10 plays for 60 yards
    UK: 2nd offensive series – 4 plays for 50 yards
    UK Rest of the game: 42 plays for 69 yards

    UKs Offensive Coordinator told Matt Jones, he scripts the first 20 plays so he did okay for the first 14 of them Saturday. Coach Sanders agreed he will not re-evaluate his offensive scheme or his players and assured any fans planning on attending the game against Vandy, he will assure another boring game. He assured Matt Jones that seven players caught passes this past Saturday and to have one of them have more than 7 total yards receiving on the day was not acceptable. He assured Matt that his punt returner is required to fumble at least one catch and his kick off returner is required to run backwards and fumble at least one kickoff each game. He assured Matt his quarterbacks who have been practicing for 5 or 6 months passed a test this week and now are able to comprehend 12% of UKs offensive play book. Coach Sanders wants to make sure UK fans understand the sputtering offense remains totally the quarterbacks fault and he will make sure and criticize each of them in a press conference this coming week.

  35. SexnNursinHomes
    8:29 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Senator Todd Akin from Missouri was overheard talking after the game today saying, “See, I told you there was such things as “legit rape”.

    Wonder what retread Barnhart will hire after the season. Bet it’s a retread like Cutliffe or Fulmer or Houston Nutt.

  36. The Joker Show
    8:37 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    You can buy me out now for 5 million, or at the end of the season for 3 million. If I had a set of cubes or cared about UK I would walk away. But, if you were me, would you turn down the cash? Me and Charlie are headed for Auburn next year so I’m gonna need the money for relocating expenses. Anyone need a free car from Paul Miller? The Windstar I use for recruiting has almost no miles. WIll let it go CHEAP!

  37. UK Film Room
    8:39 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    I have not seen a coach in 3 years so I plan to run B movies. First up is Litte Staff Of Horrors.

  38. Just wondering
    8:43 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    How can a score be knotted at 17-10?

  39. Allys Theoretical Physics Paper
    8:48 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    The same way the game was still up for grabs. You multiply B.S. by the square root of Joker Sucks and you get an alternative universe where UK Football is 6-6.

  40. RYNO
    8:51 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Really, the game was still in doubt? You must be drinking that matt jones koolaid if you thought we had a shot at winning. This pro-joker stiff is ridiculous. Many people could see after the first year he wouldn’t work out. Guess matt neededto keep his basketball pasd by backing joker. Also, tell us more about how UK is not in a good spot with wiggins anymore. Every smart person knows that we will land him. Guess matt isn’t so connected after all.

  41. markp
    9:03 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    What a pitiful college football program. Totally absurd idea to use Patrick Towles freshman year up this season. Whoever is Mitch’s boss should fire him and Joker. Joker should have been last year. Turrible!

  42. mashburnfan1
    9:42 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    1} first of all people put too much into rankings. anyone who thinks rutgers is the 15th best team in the country does not know football. is like arkansas being top 10. ohio being #24, think u can find 30-40 teams that would beat ohio everytime they play…. rankings are for tv so they can say watch #whatever play #whatever. we did beat Kent St but probably would not beat them right now as they are playing at a higher level than us right now.

  43. Billy Gillispee for Pres
    9:49 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    42 – Freshman are freshman. A lot of freshman redshirts got used this year. Towles dad asked for him to play – not the Jokester.

  44. Newt
    9:51 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s to hoping that coaches admitting to making awful in-game decisions for a 1-win football team equates to their wholesale firing. Out-skilled youth plus inept coaching is the recipe for the disaster known as 2012 UK football. The only thing more sickening than this is knowing Loserville is 8-0, and the ‘best’ team they’ll play ALL YEAR just lost to the only team we’ve beaten this year.
    Side note: Everybody kissing Andrew Wiggins’ ring right now has quickly forgotten how ridiculous Julius Randle is, and the wildly-held belief that winning a National Championship means more to Randle than it does to Wiggins. Getting either one equals the greatest recruiting class of all-time and and a likely Title. I’ll take the guy I believe wants the title more that’s also a likely top 3 draft pick.

  45. bluristhurr
    10:11 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    #23 No Joker didn’t but he did recruit and hire these guys. Joker can’t even give a good interview IMO

  46. Rixter
    10:41 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know much about Samford, other than their Athletic Director is C.M. Newton, Jr, who you guys might remember as Kyle Macy’s bumbling sidekick on UK basketball telecasts a few years ago, AND…their head coach is none other than Pat Sullivan, who won the 1971 Heisman Trophy at Auburn. I figure he’s gotta be better than Joke Phillips, who didn’t win a Heisman.

  47. Joker
    10:56 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    The offense was moving the ball and Whitlow was playing well, so I just thought we might want to try something different.
    And I called time out when they were kicking a field goal because I had to use the bathroom.

  48. tabb
    11:47 am October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Ha, I thought that was Pete Rose on the right at first.

  49. markp
    12:44 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    44 that sounds like little league coaching to me. Parents should have no say who plays and who doesn’t. Just another weak move by this inept coaching staff.

  50. Fake Ally
    1:23 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    The final score was knotted at 33-10

  51. Bobbum man
    1:28 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Great job randy sanders so brave u are to kind of take some responsibility for our SEC offense that belongs in a flag football league…. What a joke…. Sorry guys hate to be so negative and I’ve tried really hard not to be but I strongly feel u could pick any random person that knows anything about football off the street and have atleast a more exciting offense maybe not more wins but if we’re gonna suck can I atleast have a reason to keep watching the game?

  52. kybigblue
    2:53 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Joker said he took the penalty and did the punt over after a 53 yd. punt because he was hoping that Missouri would again mishandle the punt. Now we know why they had so many 3 and outs in the second half. They wanted to punt to see if Missouri would mishandle the punt.