On April 26, 1991, the world fell in love with a new ABC television show about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs set in 60,000,003 BC in Pangaea. The show came from the mind of Jim Henson, who passed away a year before its creation. According to a pre-Thamel New York Times article, Henson wanted it to be “a sitcom with a pretty standard structure, with the biggest differences being that it’s a family of dinosaurs and their society has a strange toxic life style.” “People thought it was a crazy idea,” Alex Rockwell, vice president of the Henson organization, told the newspaper.
But that crazy idea — and I’m showing my age here — was one of my favorite TV shows of the 1990s. I can distinctly remember watching Earl take off his hardhat to greet the Sinclair family after a long day at work. Yeah, I’m namedropping Dinosaurs characters right now: Fran, the mother; Robbie with the mohawk; Charlene, the daughter; the grandmother with the glasses and pearl necklace; and the baby, Junior Sinclair. “Not the Mama!!!”
I could write all night about Dinosaurs and the impact it had on the world, but I just found full episodes online so I’m going to wrap this up and fire up the popcorn maker. This is your news and views, brought to you by the Sinclair family.
For the first time in a long time, we’ll lead off with news of the pigskin variety. The NFL Draft gets underway Thursday night in that new primetime television format. The first round will be aired on ESPN at 8:00 PM, then the second and third rounds will air Friday night before the event goes all day on Saturday. Andrew Luck should go first to the Colts, followed by RG3 to the Skins, and then on to all those offensive linemen no one recognizes, Trent Richardson, and Justin Blackmon.
Former Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan is projected to go in the sixth round by SI.com and a few other mock drafts. Winston Guy is projected to go somewhere not far behind him.
Good luck to both guys and we look forward to watching you on Sundays. Don’t go to the Saints.
If you were in Lexington on Wednesday hoping to catch a glimpse of Mislav Brzoja, you’ll have to wait until Thursday to see the International Man of Indiana Basketball Mystery. Brzoja will take his official visit to Kentucky on Thursday, according to his high school coach. The coach told Rivals.com that Brzoja will make a decision in 7-10 days.
The news on Anthony Bennett is there is no news on Anthony Bennett. The wait continues…
According to Adam Zagoria’s hair, over ten schools have reached out to Mark Lyons but the former Xavier star is focused on Kansas, Kentucky, and Arizona. He’ll visit all three soon, although no dates have been set just yet. It seems the UK fanbase is still 50/50 on Cal’s interest in Lyons due to concerns with his character. That thought is backed up by chatter out of Cincinnati that Lyons has attitude issues and can be cancerous in the locker room. It’s really a shame because the kid can ball and he’d make a great addition to UK’s backcourt next season.
After watching YouTube clips of Brzoja and Lyons in the office on Wednesday, I went back and watched some of Ryan Harrow’s old highlight videos as a refresher course of what’s to come next season. We talk about how good Ryan Harrow was in practice last year and how good he’ll be as the starter next year, but I think I forgot how nasty some of his old videos are. He was embarrassing defenders with crossovers, just like that John Wall guy in his high school videos a couple years ago. Do yourself a favor and type “Ryan Harrow” in YouTube next time you’re bored on the Internet and see how long you can go without smiling.
I wonder if Bob Knight saw four Kentucky basketball players on the SEC Honor Roll? He seems to think people don’t go to class around here. Congrats to Beckham, Jones, Miller, and Polson for making the list.
Get excited about Nerlens Noel’s interview with KSTV, if you didn’t get to see it on the show Wednesday night. Nerlens was a great interview and had a lot of good things to say, while wearing headphones. He talked about his weekend in Lexington, his relationship with the other guys, why he picked Kentucky, begging Anthony Bennett to join the movement, and whole lot more. I’ll post the video tomorrow. Be here.
Like his fellow champions, Anthony Davis is making his way around the state on an autograph tour/victory lap. Davis made his first public signing in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Tuesday night and he surprised those in attendance by announcing that he is donating a portion of the autograph revenue to charity. Here is a photo of Davis presenting one of those giant checks to The Kentucky Children’s Hospital:
Wildcat Wearhouse matched Anthony’s donation for a total of $2,500 to the KCH. Say what you will about the players charging fans for autographs, but it’s great to see the guys giving back to the community before they even leave to make real money. I hope the giving continues.
This came from a “Yahoo! Sports Expert”:
If only he had on three goggles, he would’ve caught that.
Our good friend Stone Cold Willow is throwing out the first pitch for the Lexington Legends on Thursday night. I can honestly say that I haven’t been this excited about a sporting event in the history of history and I can’t wait to drive to Lexington to soak in the biggest night Whitaker Bank Ballpark will ever see. The self-proclaimed NCAA Heavyweight Champ told me he owns a baseball and he has been practicing over the past few weeks in his backyard. Young. Koufax. Spahn. Seaver. Maddux. Willow.
If the Kentucky Rattlesnake doesn’t bring you out to the Lexington Legends game Thursday night, Terrence Jones will be throwing the second pitch. Apparently, they double-booked the first pitch honors so Jones and Willow will share the stage. What a duo. I’m sure Terrence is thrilled.
Keep sending those photos in to [email protected]. High-five!
That’ll do it for now.
Corey Nichols will be here at 9:00 am with one of the five best posts he’ll do all week!