These are exciting times, children. Since your Unca Fake Gimel was first asked to join this family over a year ago, Matt has continued to add more and more wonderful folks to the KSR family. We will have more family members from the KSR Blogger Contest, who are all top-notch bloggers. And we will need all hands on deck on November 17th for the 24-hour liveblog correlating with ESPN’s 24 hours of college basketball.
Matt announced the 24-hour liveblog in his Monday night liveblog earlier in the week. While I can’t exactly spill all the beans, I can tell you that Matt asked me to “be creative” when it came to my time on the liveblog. The last time I was creative, we played Hollywood Squares.
I’m excited. Very excited. (I’m also excited for The Venture Bros. Season 4, starting Oct. 18th.) To the news!
* Not to belabor the point, but Patrick Patterson is awesome.
* Mister Jones happily texted me that former UK Quarterback Shane Boyd scored the first touchdown in UFL history. Shane’s efforts weren’t enough to lead his California Redwoods to victory, as they fell to the Las Vegas Locomotives 30-17. While Shane’s history-making touchdown wasn’t mentioned in by this Associated Press article — and was the only game recap I could find after 30 solid minutes of Googling — folks on Twitter reported that Shane scored on a 4-yard scramble.
Shane has been quite dogged in his pursuit to play football over the years. Did you know that Shane made a cameo in a movie? And that he’s friends with Larry Fitzgerald? Here’s an recent interview with Shane on his assessment of his team. Congrats to the former hard-playing and hard-working Wildcat for his history-making performance tonight.
I think Moe Williams is due for a comeback.
* Here’s your daily “UK Athletes kick butt everywhere” update: UK Tennis sophomore Eric Quigley defeated the top-ranked player in the nation in the first round the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American Championships. Eric (ranked #70 nationally) upset #1 seed (and #1 nationally) Oleksandr Nedovyesov of Oklahoma State,in straight sets 7-5, 6-1. Before this great victory, Eric teamed up with doubles partner Brad Cox to win their first round match in the doubles main draw. Hopefully Eric and Brad can continue their winning ways through the rest of the tournament.
* The UKAA Cat Scratches blog reported several of Coach Rich Brooks’ comments after Thursday’s practice. Coach Brooks said that offensive tackle Justin Jeffries will miss Saturday’s game with an Achilles strain. Junior Brad Durham will likely start in Jeffries’ stead. Linebacker Danny Trevathan missed his second straight day of practice with the flu. (No word if Danny is suffering from Krag1H1.) Coach Brooks said Danny would try to play against the Gamecocks Saturday, but Brooks expects redshirt freshman William Johnson to have some significant playing time.
Defensive tackle Corey Peters said about the Gamecock fans at Williams-Brice Stadium, “the fans get really into it (with) a lot of personal, powerful words. I get a little chuckle from it and move forward.” In other words, Williams-Brice is NSFW.
Between this and the Eric Berry for Heisman rap, I’m starting to feel a little left out. Clearly I need to send UKAA my excellent “Ain’t Nuthin’ but a K Thing” rap.
* The H-L’s Mark Story wants you to leave Mike Hartline alone. Mark argues that Coach Brooks knows what he’s doing, and if Coach Brooks says that Hartline is the best option, Coach Brooks should know what he’s talking about. I think that the Wild-Wildcat-Cat read option formation should be used a little bit more, but moving Randall Cobb back to full-time QB is not going to be a long-term solution.
Well, that’s all the news and views for you this Friday morning. I thoroughly enjoy being part of this Big Blue family that informs and entertains — infotainment that is American made, never imported.