Tonight’s birthday is for one of my favorite “guilty pleasures” of Rock and Roll, George Thorogood.” I dont need to tell you about George, because chances are that you already know his music well. Whether its Bad to the Bone, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, or Keep Your Hands To Yourself, Thorogood brings it every time out and has some of the signature lines in rock music. My personal favorite may actually be I Drink Alone, just because of its bass beat and his screaming of the line “I Prefer to be BY MYSELF!” In addition to that line, the lyric from “One Bourbon” of…..”Uhhh, I Dont Know Man, She’s Kinda Funny…..I said, I KNOW….Everybody funny, Now You Funny Too” has always been a personal favorite. Either way, if a Thorogood song is on the radio, you can generally find me happy and it somehow seems fitting that his birthday is on New Years Eve. Here’s to you George and you telling us the story about free milk and a cow…..
To the news…..
(1): Late night drama comes out yet again as internet rumors run rampant about Darius Miller and his status with the team. I just got a late night text from Dewayne Peevy, the SID for UK that Darius Miller did not leave the team. I have no idea what did or did not occur earlier today, but that is the official status from the folks at UK as of late tonight. So rumor quashed.
(2): Tonight the tournament at Lexington Catholic ended with Vee Sanford and Catholic defeating Clark County 70-51 to take the title. Sanford was named MVP and had 31 points in the Championship game to help take home the title. UK commitment Jon Hood was also named to the All Tournament team. The team is listed below:
Vee Sanford (MVP), Taylor Martin and Taylor Botkin of Lexington Catholic; Robbie Stenzel, Robert Hatton and Corey Rogers of Clark County; Josh Whitaker and Michael Campbell of Hazard; Brian Gunter of St. Xavier; Branden Burdette of LCA; Josh Sewell of Trinity; Darren Ballou of Adair County; Jon Hood of Madisonville; Aaron Watts of McCreary Central; Steven McFarland of Boone County; Chuck Jones of Hopkins Central; Jeramie Conner of Newport Catholic.
(3): Dominique Ferguson had another tv game today on CSTV, although it didnt go quite as well as the one yesterday. Ferguson finished with 12 points, but looked a bit out of sorts, missing a number of easy buckets. Still his talent is immense and he is going to be special. Definitely check him out if you get the chance and there will be replays of this game all week on CSTV
(4): Finally, I watched 3 SEC Teams take the court tonight in basketball. Arkansas got the biggest win of the year for the SEC, defeating Oklahoma in a game that they really controlled throughout. While Tennessee did defeat Georgetown earlier, the SEC really lacked a marquee win for the conference and Pelphrey and his boys gave it one this evening. Clemson (who is always undefeated at this time of year before tanking in conference play) beat South Carolina after jumping on them early and holding on. Darrin Horn’s team however is improving (much better than earlier in the year when I saw them) and could be dangerous this year at home. Finally, Mississippi State lost at home to San Diego (remember them?) in overtime. Coach Stansbury’s group is struggling this year with 5 losses and seem to lack any offensive firepower….although they do have Twanny Beckham, a name from the past who was of course a former Midnight Madness party crasher (if you remember that, you go REALLY old school on KSR).
More all day on New Years Eve….Tomlin does his thing, Beisner is back in the fold and we start to make fun of Louisville. Stay tuned….