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Day 1 Day 2 at the SEC Tournament Part 1 Part 2

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We’re gearing up for the second game of the afternoon session between Mississippi State and Tennessee. Follow along as we document all the happenings, from Skylar McBee’s letters home to the dance team cattiness, and maybe even some basketball.

Here we go…

(4:05 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: And on that note, we are are going to wrap up this afternoon’s running diary. Thanks for playing along, and come back for tonight’s Arkansas/Vandy game at 7:30 p.m. ET. I will be posting my thoughts periodically.

 

(3:59 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: They keep showing shots of the people in the suites on the jumbotron. The difference between us and them? Those people are having so much fun (i.e. consuming adult beverages) that one lady in a blue argyle sweater just did the Gangnam Style dance for the camera. Sigh.

 

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(3:53 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: Since this game is moving slower than molasses, I’ve spent the last little bit analyzing the differences between the Mississippi State Bulldog mascot that’s sitting right in front of us, and the Georgia one that was here earlier. After much research, I’ve discovered both mascots are supposed to be English Bulldogs, although both the live and costumed versions look totally different. Oh, the things your mind will obsess over during really boring basketball.

 

(3:41 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: Would you like some halftime stats? No? Well, you’re getting them anyways. Tennessee’s Jordan McRae leads all scorers with 10 points, followed by Trae Golden. The most interesting thing that’s happened (besides the thrilling Tony Schiavone sighting) is the Tennessee fans taunting the Alabama team as they left the arena to go backstage. Stay classy, Tennessee.

 

3:40 pm Matt: Even Calipari needs proper credentials

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(3:30 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: Put it up for your Tennessee SEC Tournament Basketball Legend, Len Kosmalksi! Len played for Tennessee from 1972-74 and is the Volunteers’ No. 31 all-time scorer with 1,212 career points. He now has a slightly creepy old man stache and a fancy SEC commemorative clock.

 

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(3:24 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: The SEC has some seriously lazy towel boys. During the timeout, one of them just sat on the court until it was over. Meanwhile, Mississippi State’s upset chances don’t look too hot. They trail Tennessee 35-19 at the half. We have officially entered “Bless your little heart” mode.

 

(3:13 p.m.) Drew: The Ashley Judd Senate campaign is out in full force at Bridgestone.

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Tennessee fans have a strong showing for this session, but blue still got in.

 

(3:05 p.m.) Drew: I caught a glimpse of his nametag and then took off running to chase him down to see if my eyes had deceived me.  It turns out the guy who continues to bump me in the back of the head is former WCW announcer, Tony Schiavone.

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He does radio for the Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network now.

 

(3:00 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: A very large man just wobbled past us on press row, and after spying his nametag, Drew turned to Matt and like a kid on Christmas morning, said “That was Tony Schiavone!!!” The two of them sprang from their seats and went to go find him.

Me being me, I had no idea what this meant. A quick Google search tells me Tony Schiavone is a broadcaster who used to be the voice of the WCW in the 90’s. Cool?

 

(2:52 pm) Matt: Pat Forde is here. I realized that because as I walked by him in the media room, I felt the strange smell of Kentucky hate emanating from close by. My assumption is that he will write an article about how the SEC Tournament would be so much better if it were simply the Big East Tournament…and if a Pitino were involved.

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(2:50) Aaron Flener: I’m not necessarily on press row, per say. Or even in the arena for that matter. I’m about a half mile away. Sitting at my desk on the 12th floor of the Tennessee Tower. It’s the tall building with the flags on top. As fun as this may sound, it’s not. I’m ready to be downtown observing and mingling with the masses of big blue nation. Right now, I’m sitting here observing my cube neighbor Gray play crosswords. He doesn’t know I’m watching him, but I saw his screen when he bent over to change out of his velcro shoes that he wears to lunch. If you want to get frequent updates on Gray, follow me on twitter (@AFlenerKSR). I can’t believe this is my life right now. See you guys in a couple hours.

 

(2:45 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: And just like that, he moved. Boo. Also, there are too many Tennessee fans here for my liking.

 

(2:40 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: Well, well, well…look who just sat down near us:

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Hi, Anthony.

 

(2:26 p.m.) Drew: Rocky Top again.  That’s three times in five minutes.

 

(2:25 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: I’ve already heard Rocky Top twice, and that is two times too many. With ten minutes til tip, Skylar McBee is draining threes and Jarnell Stokes is nice and limber. Remember: we want Mississippi State to win, and not just because they’re playing the low down dirty snitches. Tennessee is with us on the bubble, and any stumble they take could push us closer into the Tournament. Go Bulldogs.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

59 Comments for Day 1 Day 2 at the SEC Tournament Part 1 Part 2



  1. Don Corleone
    3:32 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Where’s scalper Dave at? I hear he’s selling two?



  2. RealCatsFan
    3:33 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry TT, but I don’t see any way in hell that Miss St and their middle school guard are going to be able to beat Tenn. I would love to see it happen, but Skylar would have to be detained by a bunch of Union soldiers and Stokes would have to trip over his size-20 shoes and have a concussion for it to happen.



  3. Roland
    3:38 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    UK should get their band tournament passes so they could play
    On, on U of K, like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l0hqBdTAI8

    every time any school plays their fight song during the tournament even if UK doesn’t play for a dya or two.



  4. tyson
    3:38 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I hate to even bring this question up, but have the females in Lexington lost their looks over the last few years? In watching our cheerleaders, dance team, and student section, they seem to be getting worse each year. Has anyone else noticed this? Drew?



  5. President Grant
    3:40 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Too many yankees from Ohio, Louisville, and Northern KY?



  6. Roland
    3:41 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    DNA is cyclical.



  7. Roland
    3:43 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Mrs. TT, Flash YOUR Ring.
    they EYEBALLIN U



  8. TN Cat
    3:45 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    TT, get a picture taken with Anthony Grant doing 3 goggles. This might be your only chance.



  9. Roland
    3:48 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Golden for UT looks at least 30 years old.



  10. Nicole
    3:49 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Link to watch the game?



  11. Roland
    3:50 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I hear it is on espn3.
    don’t know for sure.
    I’ll check.



  12. Roland
    3:51 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink


  13. Roland
    3:57 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    anyone see Dave Letterman last nite?

    Your pic reminded me of this:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4841500/Jim-Carrey-brings-out-his-oversized-comedy-feet-again-for-Letterman.html

    Now thats Funny!



  14. Roland
    4:09 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    If you like watching men feeling each other aggressively up while in minimal spandex and the guys who talk about it:
    It might be cool.

    what happened to the rest of this commenter crowd?



  15. Robro
    4:09 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Everytime i see Alabama i think about how much i wanted Trevor Lacy to be a Cat…would have been a nice piece this season.



  16. Laker Cat 18
    4:15 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Tennessee could be the most dangerous team in the SEC tournament. They’ve won 8 of their last 9. They’ve impressed me lately.



  17. Roland
    4:18 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    rather see matt and drew with the blonde Ga cheerleader with the Milf look than some pic of a short stubby guy.

    That’s just me.



  18. Lady Cat
    4:19 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Oh. Why hello, Anthony.



  19. ThankfulCat
    4:19 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Get the hottest cup of coffee you can find and trip and spill it on Forde.



  20. Roland
    4:21 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    As much as I HATE to say it:

    Them pumpkin orange boys playing team ball.



  21. A10 better than SEC
    4:23 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t stand watching this jv SEC basketball. If you wanna watch some quality basketball, tune to NBC Sportsnetwork for some quality A10 basketball #12 Dayton vs #5 Butler. This game has so much more talent than the SEC, and sadly I’m serious.



  22. Eric K
    4:23 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    GO CATS!!



  23. Roland
    4:24 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Any one else ever notice Cuonzo rhymes with gonzo?
    Hunter Thompson ref.



  24. Red Bird
    4:29 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    TONY SCHIVONNE! YES!



  25. DREWBLUE
    4:30 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I go to church with Mr. Forde’s family. (He is there occasionally, no one speaks to him after mass.) his boys always wear UofL shirts. Do you think they were purchased?



  26. Roland
    4:33 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Mainstream media been on this “Judd to the senate” deal.
    Even showing pic that make her look Fat faced on tv.
    this going to fun to watch.



  27. Roland
    4:36 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t care for Mr Forde, but, leave his kids out the conversation.



  28. Roland
    4:40 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, that pic with the wrestling guy looks like your ankle is DEFORMED.



  29. Roland
    4:41 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    not there is anything wrong with that!



  30. Amberbock
    4:42 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    U of L shirts to mass? Hrm..



  31. Nick
    4:45 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I was pretty damn excited about the Tony Schiavone sighting.



  32. RealCatsFan
    4:47 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    TT, is Kosmalksi sporting a Skylar McBee ‘stache?



  33. nostradufus
    4:55 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    the ashley judd senate campaign needs to go away. i hope she wastes millions of her own money failing to get elected, before she gets the chance to waste millions of ours.



  34. bec
    4:56 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Loooooove this!! I’m faaar away in Crossville — wishing I could be there! Go CATS!



  35. Big_Duss
    4:59 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I can assure you I remember Tony Schiavone and his sidekick Mr. David (Ok, he’s got him, now what’s he gonna do?) Crockett. Nature Boy, Hands of Stone, Nikita, Magnum, Tully, Arn and J.J. remember him too!



  36. Roland
    5:03 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    33, you so right. america needs to get behind a woman from alaska.



  37. Roland
    5:06 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Drooling over men in tight shorts?
    Don’t ask, don’t tell was better.



  38. G
    5:12 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I love the fact that UK has to hope for Tennessee to lose so they can get into the tourney. Even if Kentucky gets in they will be one and done anyway.



  39. Corey Davis
    5:13 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Tony Schiavone lives!



  40. Roland
    5:14 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Mrs. TT, when you going after “getting a pic with an idol” of yours?



  41. King Kelly Coleman
    5:15 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I wish Ashley Judd and her fans would pull their lower lip over their heads and swallow. I’m sure Ashley can gulp it down!



  42. Roland
    5:16 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    38, You do the letter “G” disrespectfully.



  43. RealCatsFan
    5:21 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not a great fan of Ashley running for senate either, but I sure don’t want to vote for puppet-mouth Mitch either. He lost me way back in the 80’s when he voted against the campaign finance reform bill that Bob Dole was trying to get passed. Said that not being able to take millions from special interests was a violation of his right to free speech! Surely this state can do better.

    Now I’m sure I will be attacked by all the McConnel zealots and be accused of being a liberal socialist or some other BS. I don’t care which side of the aisle you are from, politicians are like diapers – when they are in service for too long, the become full of feces and you have to change them. I think Rich Mitch definitely fits that bill.



  44. Roland
    5:25 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    what’s to Eat in the media room?



  45. Roland
    5:27 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    drew, where will you go to fill your flask without being discovered?



  46. Rich
    5:45 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Hey, who is the welfare recepient holding the Ashley Judd sign?



  47. yarpi
    5:52 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    46…Looks like her name is Butch



  48. WalkersGoggles
    7:19 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Tony Schiavone!!! I love it



  49. Little Golden Statue
    7:48 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Ashley winning Senate?! Ha! If you can’t win me…?



  50. Turtleman Mitch
    7:50 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I would like to thank all you crackers for continuing to support me against that wrinkled up puffy-faced Ashley Judd.
    Go C A R D S



  51. Greg
    7:56 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    My dad went to hs with tony s



  52. BBB
    7:59 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Once again….if you mention an Ashley Judd campaign…its fair for me to comment on it. What a joke. We have the most powerful conservative…NRA backing…..constitution supporting Senator in the country and these folks because of some unimaginable thought process, want a hollywood actress to come in here and screw things up like John Yarmuth just because she’s a cat fan. 5 bucks says Matt backs her. Anybody see the state legislation saying Kentucky residents don’t have to follow gun banning, ammo stealing federal legislation???I wonder how Ashley and John stand on that? How about a round of boos at the next UK game she attends to show how UK fans feel about that crap. Communists….go cats….STOOOOOOOOOPS



  53. Some Guy in Kentucky
    8:44 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Was that Doug Shows working the UT game today?



  54. Bunny
    8:45 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Just as Ashley is making a huge mistake getting into politics, KSR is also by covering it. Stick to UK sports, please Mrs TT!



  55. Jc#1
    10:08 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Matt we love KSR but leave your Hollywood left-wing liberal loving at home.You probably blame gas prices being so high on George Bush.



  56. UKBlue
    10:24 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Please 6 pound baby Jesus, let Ashley Judd run for Senate so we can be entertained by her lack of knowledge & watch her crash & burn. I know we’re supposed to support BBN, but holy hell Ashley thinking she has a shot should be a red flag that Ashley has lost her mind. Career in the crapper: Check, Show Cancelled: Check, Getting Divorced: Check. Going through a mid life crises: More Than Likely Check.



  57. Georgia Dawg
    12:17 am March 15, 2013 Permalink

    What am I dropping on the field?



  58. Shitchester aka Winchester
    12:35 am March 15, 2013 Permalink

    1. MJ – respect? Sit in Cals seat..really??
    2. Ashley dudd is low life liberal like MJ. Grab the back of your hair and pull your head out of your ass!

    That’s all. Go Cats



  59. Doug
    8:30 am March 15, 2013 Permalink

    Ashley Judd hates coal. She lives in Tennessee. NO WAY SHE IS QUALIFIED TO BE A MEMBER OF CONGRESS!! Duh…… Go Mitch. Go Cats!