August 11th may be just another day to you, but if you happen to be Hulk Hogan this day on the calendar happens to mark your 59th birthday. On August 11th, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia, Hulk came into the world known as Terry Gene Bollea and was destined to be an American icon. The son of Peter and Ruth Bollea, labeled as a 6′ 7”, 300 pound behemoth, took the world of wrestling by storm and is arguably the most famous wrestler of all time. Hulk holds 12 individual world championships that include his 6 WWF/WWE Championships and 6 WCW World Heavyweight Titles. Hogan was also the first man in history to win two consecutive Royal Rumbles, accomplishing that feat in 1990 and 1991. He’s no stranger to the big screen or television either, appearing in Rocky III as “Thunderlips,” and also starring in his own reality TV show on VH1 “Hogan Knows Best.” While his personal life took a turn for the worse when then wife, Linda, divorced him; he has since moved on, marrying girlfriend since 2008, Jennifer McDaniel in Clearwater, Florida. “To all the little Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins and you will never go wrong,” strong words Hulk, so in honor of you here are Sunday’s News and Views. BROTHER!
-In a glacially paced news day there was little to report other than the first scrimmage of Kentucky’s Football team. Today many questions were asked with the most pressing one being, who will be the Quarterback taking the first snaps under center in Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium? Joker remained tight lipped on who the leader at the time was when he was quoted as saying he wants to “hold judgement” until he analyzes the film of the game, but he did say there was “more good than bad.” from the four potential candidates. Speaking of lips, can someone please get the Offensive Coordinator, Randy Sanders, a can of Cope? Anyway, Sanders did not say definitively who the leader was, but through his comments you could make out that Maxwell Smith is the current leader in that department. The order at this time would be Smith, Newton, and a tie for third with the incoming freshmen, Towles and Whitlow.
-In other news from the scrimmage, Sophomore Safety Glenn Faulkner is out with an alleged high-ankle sprain. There is no word on the severity of the injury or a timetable for return, but those three words are some of the scariest in the sports world. Get well soon, Glenn.
-La’Rod King caught a long touchdown pass today, cementing his place as the top Wide Receiver.
-The Quarterbacks threw two interceptions today, one of which resulted in a pick six. Depending on how you view this it could either be good or bad. I choose to view it as a positive given the youth on the defensive side. Rick Minter has proven year after year that his teams will force interceptions (Trevathan didn’t have a single pick until Minter arrived), which could be this defense’s strength. Can Kentucky finish in back-to-back top-10’s in Interception Percentage? It remains to be seen, but the potential is there.
-John Wall played some video games for the opening of a Microsoft Store in Washington D.C.
–Has anyone gotten Sanders that Copenhagen yet?
-Horran Cameron of RobertGato.com (Bobcats site) has an excellent write up on how Michael Kidd-GIlchrist has already become the leader of the franchise.
-David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune tells everybody what Kentucky fans already know. Anthony Davis is having a dream year.
-Finally, I leave you with this. Wayne Winston is a
jumble of George Washington’s wooden teeth famous statistician/author who teaches at Indiana University. In addition to loving numbers he also loves sports, Indiana sports specifically. While he’s good with numbers, he’s terrible with bias. After Kentucky’s Final Four game with Louisville he took to Twitter and proclaimed that Louisville had the “heart of a champion” and Kentucky “has the refs anda non hustling bunch of players.” Not only was he wrong on both accounts, he also proved that he has a very basic understanding of the English language. In the words of the Good Job! Good Effort! kid, “GOOD JOB! GOOD EFFORT!
U of L has the heart of a champion. UK has the refs anda non hustling bunch of players.I hope they lose by 100 on Monday!
– wayne winston (@winston3453) April 1, 2012
How do you feel about that BBN?