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Bye week Sunday’s morning links

Saying goodbye to UK football for a week was difficult.

It’s easy to forget that there are important things in the athletic world beyond Kentucky sports–at least for me during UK football/basketball seasons, that’s a problem. This week, even though we had plenty of preseason basketball tidbits to digest, I took the time to kick back and soak in some of the more national storylines.

Here’s some links, cool things from last week and what to look out for today:

Boise State has a dog that fetches… football tees

“I love his aggressiveness and the way he gets after it.” – every sporscaster ever… except with regards to a human.

Colin Kaepernick set to to actually play football

After 5 weeks of simultaneously riding the pine and being the most talked about player in football, Colin Kaepernick will play for (and, for my money, resurrect) former Eagles/Oregon head coach Chip Kelly.

Kaepernick’s dynamic legs should take him places under spread doctor/mad scientist Chip Kelly, but who knows–maybe all that sitting has made him lazy. To say the least, the reaction to Kaepernick’s protest has been interesting to follow. We’ve heard that it’s dumb and that it’s as American as the flag. Per Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it was “stupid,” but she’s since backtracked on those comments. 

One wonders how people will react when he’s on the field, and how his performance could affect the validity of his protest. His 49ers play the Bills in 3 hours!

So, Big Blue Madness happened

Per our earlier post, this video is all you really need to see of BBM (Better Bertha Madness, or something like that:

NBA preseason games in Kentucky

KSR was at the Yum Center and Rupp Arena to cover the former Cats playing in preseason games. Tyler Thompson caught up with Karl Towns after the Timberwolves-Heat game at the Yum Center. Jack Pilgrim and Brett Bibbins were at Rupp Arena to follow DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Skal Labissiere. Scroll down to get caught up on Tyler, Jack, and Brett’s great coverage of the former Cats back in Kentucky.

Vandy beat Georgia, 17-16

Hmmm… I can’t say that I expected this.

If you’re as confused as I am, read breakdowns of the loss by The Tennessean and, of course, ESPN.

This was a huge win for both Derek Mason and BBN #winablegames theorists. Mark it down!

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Article written by Austin Horn

Follow him on Twitter @Lilbighorn23KSR

10 Comments for Bye week Sunday’s morning links

  1. Rick_S
    10:39 am October 16, 2016 Permalink

    “Saying goodbye to UK football for a week was difficult.” hahaha ,,just NO

  2. onsides
    11:00 am October 16, 2016 Permalink

    RIP to Tyson Gay’s daughter who was shot and killed this morning.

    • WeareBBN
      12:35 pm October 16, 2016 Permalink

      Is sad a young life is lost but what was she doing there at 4am? Would like to hear why a 15 year old is anywhere but home and sleeping at 4am.

  3. WeareBBN
    11:38 am October 16, 2016 Permalink

    UTSA beat USM so one would think we would have, NOT. Only winnable game left is Peay, all others are also non-winnable games except for UT and the UL game will be ugly. If UGA just runs the ball 60 times they win easy vs us.

  4. Cousins Fake Tooth
    11:42 am October 16, 2016 Permalink

    Hopefully Kaepernick breaks his leg on the first play.

    • Patches
      11:46 am October 16, 2016 Permalink

      Hopefully he gets his Face broke

    • The REAL Billy Hill
      2:02 pm October 16, 2016 Permalink

      So your answer to his right to protest, is met with violence?

      Let me guess: you’re voting for Trump?

    • runningunnin.454
      2:47 pm October 16, 2016 Permalink

      Bill, you are right; violence is seldom the answer; however, Colin could have chosen a more positive way to protest, considering his public forum. He only managed to alienate people and “become the story”.

    • The REAL Billy Hill
      11:32 pm October 16, 2016 Permalink

      Could have chosen a more positive way to protest?

      Lmao. You mean a silent, peaceful protest?

      Good lord, you right wingers’ spin is comical at this point.

    • rolandrmoore1965
      4:55 am October 17, 2016 Permalink

      Billy Hill: Ruth Bader Ginsberg is a Supreme Court Justice. She is a Hero to Liberals in the USA. (That would be the opposite of “right wingers”.) She called his protest “stupid” as well as a couple of other things.

      Also, you do realize that Kaepernick plays football, right? (That is a violent sport for you liberals.)

      If you read Kaepernick’s tweets since he met his current girlfriend Nessa (a Muslim activist), he has quoted several violence advocates, such as Malcom X and the cop killer Shakur.

      I am a retired veteran and I fully support one’s freedom of speech. But that doesn’t mean that one’s expression of that freedom is free from criticism. Evidently you are just on here to demean others. (I apologize for the sarcasm.)