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Drew Carey’s Wednesday News & Views

This picture is really freaking me out.

A few things come to mind when I think of Drew Carey: Cleveland, Ohio; the severely underrated improv show, “Whose Line is it Anyways?”; and his total body transformation into the svelte and bespectacled host of my favorite game show, “The Price is Right.”

When Bob Barker hung up that ultra-slim mic a few years ago, I was skeptical about his possible replacements. As someone who’s seen the “Price is Right” Live Show in Vegas twice, I can tell you that not everyone can pull off Hole-in-One (or Two). So, when Drew Carey was announced as Barker’s successor, I was actually pretty satisfied. Like he said in his first show as host, no one can replace Bob Barker, but Drew Carey is a pleasing combination of funny, charming, and I enjoy that he isn’t smooth enough not to get lost in a fit of the giggles. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s a huge sports nut.

A very skinny sports nut, that is. Between 2009 and 2010, Carey lost over 80 pounds the old fashioned way–diet and exercise. And, oh yeah, no carbs. Carey, who said he started his weight loss plan because he was “sick of being fat on the camera,” managed to eliminate his type-2 diabetes. Since, he joins Jonah Hill, Jennifer Hudson, and other suddenly fit celebrities at whom you can’t help but do a double take. Rock on, Drew Carey. Happy birthday.

On to the news and views…

“Montrezl Watch” came to a grinding halt on Tuesday, with news that Harrell has cut UK from his list, and will decide between Louisville, Florida, Cincinnati and Alabama. Harrell’s father broke the news to Scout Focus, and Louisville is thought to be the favorite, due to Harrell’s relationship with Louisville assistant and former Hargrave Military head coach Kevin Keatts.

— Harrell’s omission of the Cats means Kentucky’s 2012 recruiting class is likely wrapping up, barring a last minute charge for Tony Trocha, who is currently in his native Colombia waiting on test scores to find out if he’s eligible to reclassify to 2012. If Trocha qualifies, he will decide between Kentucky, UCLA, Oregon, and Providence. Rivals’ Eric Bossi reports that the seven footer will take two or three visits from the list above, and if you’re a betting (wo)man, I’d put money on Lexington being one of them.

— The other big news of the day was the baseball team’s 2-0 win over Ole Miss in game one of the SEC Tournament. Pitchers A.J. Reed and Taylor Rogers combined for a shutout performance, with Reed stealing the show with 5.2 shutout innings and a career-best 4-for-4 day at the plate with a solo home run in the fourth inning. Cameron Flynn’s RBI single in the sixth inning brought Luke Maille home to score the final run. The Bat Cats advanced to the winner’s bracket to play the winner of the LSU vs. Arkansas/Mississippi State on Thursday.

— One more congrats to Danny Trevathan on his brand spankin’ new four-year, $2.2 million deal with the Denver Broncos.

— More love for former Cats, this time for Brandon Knight for making the NBA’s all-rookie first team, along with Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving, Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio, Denver’s Kenneth Faried, Golden State’s Klay Thompson, New York’s Iman Shumpert and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard. In his rookie season with Detroit, Knight averaged 12.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game while shooting .415 from the floor. Not too shabby.

— What’s that you say? A new NCAA rule that helps Cal and the Cats? Among the NCAA’s new rules and guidelines for next season is this niblet, that allows team to hold 16 one-hour practices during the summer school session. With a slew of freshmen headed in for the summer, every minute counts, especially when you’re gearing up to defend a title.

— Unsurprisingly, we also learned on Tuesday that Kentucky’s six NBA draft entrants were invited to the draft combine June 7-8 in Chicago. Make us proud, boys.

We’ll be back bright and early with more, hopefully including the release of next season’s schedule. It’s Ryan Lemond’s turn to man the ship while Matt continues his offseason odyssey…maybe our news and views honoree can be an inspiration in his weight loss efforts? Tune in to find out.

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.

28 Comments for Drew Carey’s Wednesday News & Views

  1. tjlitfik4mayor
    11:25 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    matt jones hit on me in the checkout line at rite aid

  2. TJLittlestick
    11:28 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Lord Mommy, let’s go watch them Cats play

  3. timjusticepikeville
    11:31 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Does anyone think ben carter will go pro this year?

  4. TJLittlestick
    11:35 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Can the Cats still sign Sea Jay Caine?

  5. Jthall
    11:36 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    3. My source tells me he will go first round

  6. Jthall
    11:40 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    He needs get greg stone as his agent though

  7. Marty Fish
    11:45 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Ben carter can play multiple positions. He can play almost any spot. Personally I would take dewayne anderson over carter.

  8. cracka
    11:45 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    6 entrants … are we not going to have a uk basketball pro day this year?

  9. CoachG
    11:46 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Could we see some video footage of Carter? Maybe during his playing days in the Blue Goose

  10. EvenPhillips
    11:52 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Jason Howell would be a great replacement for joker phillips.
    Does anyone have the highlights of ben carter at the blue goose?

  11. EvenPhillips
    11:57 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Mark wheeler would make a great addition as the line coach for UK

  12. Computer Blue
    1:55 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    For what it’s worth, I think Drew Carey totally sucks as The Price is Right host.

  13. Wild Blue
    4:10 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    Could someone explain how Louisville has a scholarship to offer or add Harrell? Don’t they have about 15 players on scholarship already? Harrell smart enough to get a full ride on an academic scholarship? Who does Pitino run off?

  14. Jim
    5:52 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    @13, they don’t have a scholarship. They will probably run off Rakeem Buckles, since he is injured. So much for a university caring about the student athlete. Louisville is definitely not a players first school. They are simply an overrated commuter school. It is going to be so funny this year to watch them be highly ranked, but lose 7-9 games in the Big Least and then lose in the 2nd round of the tournament. They will probably give the adulterer another pay raise.

  15. Wild Blue
    6:35 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    @14, Thanks Jim. I agree completely. They think they have the 2013 championship wrapped up already but I believe you are right on target with the number of losses they will likely have. The adulterer will make all kinds of excuses, and yes, will get the blessings of Jurich and Ramsey and another pay raise. I’m wondering if they will have any away games from the YUM next year???

  16. SexnNursinHomes
    6:41 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    I liked Drew Carey better when he was fatter than a cow.

  17. The rise
    7:28 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    Can some body please tell me bout this tony trocha guy I can’t find him on espn’s rankings for 2013 nor can I find him in scouts 2013 rankings

  18. Al's IndiCats
    7:55 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    That’s how little brothers work. They always want what their big brother has and will cry and whine until they get their way. On Harrell taking UK off his list, that certainly is his prerogative, but when he realize the adulterer will hold him back until his aspirations to the big league will be just that……aspirations….. with no skill set to to play in it. He’ll go over seas to be remembered as a player with all kind of potential coming out of HS. Good Luck!

  19. Mr. Obvious
    8:05 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    17^ He is only ranked on the rivals site. Unfortunately the only footage available of him is from 2009 when he was just 2.06 m tall. I for one think Cal is done with this class. He has enough options with his current roster that will fill any perceived “holes” at any position. He can go small with Noel at center, Poythress at PF, and the combo of Goodwin, Harrow and Mays taking care of the guards and wing. He could also go big with Cauley-Stein/Noel at center, Noel/Wiljer at PF, Poythress at wing, and of course the two guards. Folks, I believe this is over. No use settling on a player with the outstanding 2013 class coming in next year. Just my thoughts

  20. Lou eaton
    8:12 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    Agree with #19. This recruiting year is about finished and I am surprised that Harrel passed on this opportunity…BUT Cal essentially played 6-7 players last year and we have a ton of talent to work with so all is well..

  21. Toyota
    8:50 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    The Price is Right is actually filmed in LA

  22. markky
    8:55 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    UK DOES NOT NEED ANOTHER 7′ PLAYER!!! R U serious…unless he’s quick enough to play the 4, we don’t him. we have Noel, Cauley-stein, and Wiltjer. we need a PF. geeeze.

  23. Ms. Tyler Thompson
    8:58 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    21 – You’re right, but there is a live stage show in Vegas as well, with rotating guest hosts like Joey Fatone and Jerry Springer.

  24. bluefan
    10:15 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    Agreed, #19, don’t use up a 4-year scholarship on this guy. 2013 is gonna be amazing!

  25. lolcats
    11:22 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    @ 24 – Athletic scholarships are on a year to year basis.
    @ 22 – Cauley and Wiljer are both much slower than harrel so your “quick enough” argument at PF is invalid
    @ 14 – the big east will be way down this year, lose 7-9 games with Pitino’s best team at UofL? highly doubtful probably #1 seed.
    @ 18 – ahhhhhh we didn’t want em anywayyyyy (ok)
    @ 12 – most agreeable thing i’ve seen on this site.

  26. mateotemprano
    12:05 pm May 23, 2012 Permalink

    did y’all really have to keep calling him “montrizzle”?

    you probably made him feel self conscious and he decided not to visit.

  27. markky
    12:53 pm May 23, 2012 Permalink

    @25- your reading comprehension is invalid-LMAO. Harrel is not 7′ either, I was referencing Trocha. who is brought up in the previous postS….

  28. mi escuse
    1:13 pm May 23, 2012 Permalink

    7 entrants, right? Eloy will be in the pool, but unlikely drafted, eh?