It’s my birthday!! If you would like to celebrate, come visit me at Caeser’s Indiana tonight. Just tell them you are with the BTI Party, and if they say they never heard of it, just bum-rush the security and they should let you in.
1. If you missed it yesterday, Andy Katz ranked UK #7 in his preseason poll. I consider that pretty fair considering nearly all of the Cats contributors will be brand new this year. But, there were some other very interesting rankings from Katz:
Tennessee (#8): There is NO WAY that Tyler Smith coming back makes this the 8th best team in the country. Here is the most overrated team stat: returning players. Why is it so great that Tenneessee returns most of its players? They stunk up the joint last year, why wouldn’t they do it again? I say this is BARELY one of the Top 25 teams in the country.
Mississippi St. (#12): This will likely be the LSU of last year in this years SEC. Super athletic and a matchup nightmare.
South Carolina (#23): I personally think South Carolina was good enough to make the Sweet 16 last year. Just my opinion. And they scare me more than any team in the SEC this year, and if I had to bet on which team is most likely to be UK, it would be the Gamecocks.
2. ESPN has brought back it’s web series “Mayne Street” for a second season. Their first episode this season was an absolute crapper, so I won’t make you watch that one. But, the second episode was VERY funny and should be watched. Basically, Scoop Jackson thinks Kenny Mayne is a racist.
3. I guess there is something called the Confederations Cup going on right now in Nigeria or Chad or someplace like that. And Italy beat the US 3-1, and I have been told the reason is because a US player was ejected in the first half. Sounds like an excuse, but what do I know. What I do know is the US gets a shot at Brazil tomorrow, and I will bet you 3,000 pesos our boys in Red, White, and Blue will wear shorts and not pants for the game.
4. Sammy Sosa actually DID take steroids. In other news, have you seen this Jessica Alba chick, she is kinda hot. Also, what is going on with Paris Hilton? Does she sleep around alot or is it just me? Where did this Kobe Bryant fella come from, he actually might be a player.