Welcome to Day Three of the SEC Tournament! This afternoon’s games are Florida vs. LSU, and Tennessee vs. Alabama at 3:30 p.m. ET. Follow along as we keep you abreast of all the happenings courtside, while we hope that the people whose seats we’ve stolen don’t show up.
On with the show!
UPDATE: For those of you still wondering, Jerry Tipton carries three pads of paper with him at all times. #oldschool
(1:42 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: Alright folks, this game is ridiculously terrible. Florida is ahead by more than 30 points. I’m going to wrap this live diary up for now and get ready for Tennessee/Alabama. Stay tuned!
(1:32 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: I agree, Willie:
Game can’t come soon enough
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(1:22 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: Here’s a fun game: how many pads of paper does Jerry Tipton carry around with him at one time? I’ll be back with the answer shortly.
(1:13 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: Well folks, we are well on our way to blowout city. Florida currently leads by 22 points. My attention has now turned to the Florida mascot, who is oddly kind of sleazy. He just made a somewhat inappropriate gesture with one of the band’s trombones. Come to think of it, Mike the Tiger is too. Our Cat has never seemed so wholesome.
(12:59 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: The halftime shows at the Tournament consist of giving an SEC Legend their commemorative clock, dance team performances, and little kids shooting free throws for Sunkist prize packs. The LSU Dance Team continues to impress with their moves and multiple costume changes. Seriously, I’m starting to think they brought more clothes to the Tournament than I have in my closet. Oh, you want a picture? Of course you do:
Something tells me the guy in front of me isn’t taking that picture to upload to a running diary.
(12:51 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: And it’s halftime! Florida leads LSU 43-28. The Tigers hung in there early, but Florida’s offense is just too good. For you halftime entertainment, I have uploaded the CATS Chant that closed today’s radio show at the Wildhorse Saloon. Let these little girls get you pumped for tonight’s game (and please excuse my shaky camera work).
(12:36 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: Someone asked how many Florida fans are in attendance. Because this is a fun topic, Les Johns and I decided to break down the crowd currently in attendance.
Pat Forde’s ego 2%
Kentucky plays in 6 hours.
(12:27 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: With 7 minutes left in the first half, Eric Murphy already has 10 points and 7 rebounds. After the Cats beat Florida last week, Matt made a comparison between him and Kyle Wiltjer, saying that Murphy is a good example of what Wiltjer could be if he played to his fullest potential. Thoughts?
(12:13 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: Why look, it’s Jerry Tipton and John Clay of the Herald-Leader on the front row of press row!
How did they get such cush seats while I’m stuck back in “Participating Team Electronic Media (visitors)”? Maybe I should go sit next to them and talk journalism ethics?
(12:07 p.m.) Mrs. Tyler: Florida/LSU just tipped off and I am currently the only member of the KSR crew in the house. While we wait for Drew and Matt to show up, let’s get excited about this awesome SEC Tournament matchup…
Stuck at work? Watch the games online here. I promise your boss won’t mind.