UK Fans at Last Weekend’s Charity Dodgeball Tournament: Team Ballsagna (Left to Right) Andy Fisher, Matt Freire, Nolan McGaughey, Ryan Snelling, Jonathan Sturgill, Jacob Brackett, Jordan Queen.
Dodgeball is a sport of violence and degradation…
It’s a pretty safe bet that if you’re reading this site, you like sports quite a bit. That or you really can’t get enough of Drew Franklin. I won’t judge you if that’s the case. But sports are something that we all have in common, and probably all enjoy. However, there are some cases where students in local middle and high schools want to play, but can’t due to exorbitant costs for fees, uniforms, etc. Thankfully, there are organizations like We Wanna Play (based in Frankfort) that attempt to help out by hosting charity events to raise money for these kids. So, on a day between UK games when no real news is going on, I wanted to draw some attention to them and those that participate. We Wanna Play is a good example of mixing goofiness with a good cause, and will be hosting another dodgeball tournament early this summer, if you’re interested and can make it to Frankfort (only a thirty-ish minute drive from Lexington). While you likely won’t beat Team Ballsagna for best dressed (they won the award in their first tournament with a matching Jorts ensemble), you’ll likely still have a lot of fun. Team entries cost $50, and that money goes directly to paying fees, etc., for student-athletes who need a little break.
Head to wewannaplay.org to find out more, or look them up on facebook (wewannaplay) and twitter (@WeWannaPlay). And be prepared to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and… dodge.
And now for the…
Mixed (Mail)Bag: Round Two
Al B. Sure: Loved the “Mixed (Mail)Bag” … I hope it becomes a regular feature! Maybe do it weekly?
CN: Alright, you talked me into it.
DREWBLUE: Indiana VS Louisville NIT finals, or 1st round matchup?
CN: Oh, please be either one of those. At least then they could say they didn’t lose in the first round of the NCAA tourney.
brandon: Why does north carolina have their own blog on espn bb page?
CN: People used to think they were good.
Grapevine: Corey Nichols is by far the best writer on this site
CN: Thanks, Mom.
wildbuck: Indiana hasn’t been relevant since the hairstyle Crean wears was in style.
CN: You mean ’96? Because I actually had that hairstyle that year. It was awful.
Head Bussa: Seriously, though. How could you wear that hair-style? Butt cut? For real? How could you look in the mirror and say that is acceptable for yourself?
CN: I know, I said it was awful. I’m trying to do better.
You Stole: Talkin bout the who-who-whoosiers? You stole that off me on Twittaaaaaa.
CN: I’d have to follow you to steal it from you. But great minds think alike, eh?
(Speaking of Twitter, I have one. @coreynicholsKSR. Follow at your leisure.)
RyanRobey: This sucks.
RyanRobey: I mean this is just terrible
RyanRobey: Esto es una mierda
CN: Writing these during Civil Procedure? You should be listening to Douglas instead. Also, what’s our assignment for Monday?
ScotlandCatFan: Good use of the word “chode”.
CN: Every use of the word “chode” is a good one, in my opinion.
jon freeman: cannot believe you hired this guy
CN: You actually think I get paid for this? That’s funny…. Wait, why? Do Rashawn and Stuart get paid?
Whats it to ya?: This article embarrasses me to be involved with athletics. This article had to have been written by a person who doesn’t have a child. And has never had a child that has had their heart broken and come home…upset. And had to deal with the child…when he is upset…..Are you kidding me? Where are we at in society?
CN: What is this I don’t even
macon_volfan: You lose any credibility by saying you wonder who would win a mens v women game [at Tennessee].
CN: Maybe I should put a winky face every time I’m being sarcastic. But you are correct as to who would win, certainly. There really isn’t much doubt after watching Stokes play; he could probably beat Pat Summit’s team on his own. Assuming he doesn’t think girls have cooties, since he just came from high school and all.
KC and jojo: So true, go cats
CN: All my life, I prayed for a commenter like you.
NotSatire: “That may be a hyperbole”…Lose the “a” Corey. It should read “That may be hyperbole”. Just saying…:)
CN: Yep, good call. And just so we’re even, you should put a comma before “Corey”, since it’s a noun of direct address. Truce?
Zach: [on AD v. Arkansas] Five years from now, people will hardly remember this game.
CN: I’ll take that bet.
Blue: I’m sorry, but this is just awful writing. I felt like I was reading a post written by a 12-year-old on Rupp’s Rafters … Just stop. I know KSR has never really claimed to be chock full of quality journalists and that’s never really been their goal…But you’re writing is neither clever, nor informative, and, quite frankly, boring. Plus your attempts to be funny only magnify the shallowness of the article. Next, please.
CN: Wait, you keep track of twelve year olds on RR? I bet you drive a van, don’t you?
sgunnKY: You haven’t been writing here long, but I already find myself looking forward to your 9am post. People who write with humor are my favorites to read!
CN: Thanks, I appreciate it. Maybe you could talk to Blue, make him not want to, you know, murder me quite so much.
That’s all for now, but be sure to keep track of the imminent DEREK WILLIS COMMITMENT at four today. We’ll have updates as they come out. Also, Drew, to answer your question about TV shows, Ms. Tyler Thompson is absolutely correct: definitely go with Mad Men. It’s a man’s show, for men.