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I Didn’t Win The Powerball’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

I have great news for you, horrible news for me…

I did not win the Powerball last night. I’m devastated. Heartbroken. I don’t know which way’s up and which way’s down right now. Can’t remember the last time I took an L that hurt this bad.

Lucky for you, my Powerball defeat means I will keep my duties as Editor-In-Chief of and as an occasional contributor to Kentucky Sports Radio radio. My plans to disappear into the night and never return were shattered in a blindsiding hit to my morale and bank account.

Three people did win, however, and they will each take home around $145 million after splitting it up and paying the government for its troubles. The winners are from Chino Hills, California; Melbourne Beach, Florida; and Munford, Tennessee.

The state of Kentucky had three people win $1 million for matching every number but the Powerball. Those were sold in Hazard, Walton and Paducah.

Good for them.

Now, back to regular life…


John Calipari will meet with the media today.

Coach Cal will stand in his usual talking spot outside Kentucky basketball practice later this afternoon to preview his team’s upcoming game against Auburn. The press conference is tentatively set for 1:45 pm with select players speaking before him around 1:30 pm.

We will have a live stream here on the website once it begins with notes and quotes to follow soon after.

Missouri will not compete in the SEC Tournament.

The Mizzou basketball program has given itself a one-year postseason ban in light of major recruiting violations under former head coach, Frank Haith. The postseason ban will cost the Tigers all of one game this year.

The Southeastern Conference updated its tournament bracket to accommodate the loss of the league’s worst team:

REVISED 2016 SEC Basketball Tournament Bracket.indd

We’re less than two months away from Nashville!

Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis named to midseason Wooden Award watch list.

The two Wildcats are among college basketball’s best on the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, released yesterday. You can see that entire list here.

The Wooden Award All-American teams will be released during the week of the Elite Eight, followed by the announcement of the winner of the Wooden Award on Friday, April 8.

Former UK football commit to enroll at South Carolina.

Kobe Smith, a three-star defensive tackle out of Georgia, announced his commitment to the University of South Carolina last night. Smith was originally a Kentucky commit and had planned to enroll early in Lexington for the current spring semester. Things changed, for whatever reason, and Smith pulled his commitment shortly after Christmas. He had been committed to the Wildcats since July of last year.

What college basketball is on tonight, you ask?

— (16) Iowa at (4) Michigan State, 7 pm, ESPN

— (20) Pittsburgh at (21) Louisville, 9 pm, ESPN

— BYU at (25) Gonzaga, 9 pm, ESPN2

Go Panthers!

Can you believe Rick Pitino’s comments from yesterday????

Of course you can because he’s Rick Pitino.

In case you missed it, he was speaking about his graduate transfers and said, “This one-and-done is better than the other one-and-done because they’re not just getting a six-month education.”

Seems like only yesterday he said this: “One of the things I enjoy is building relationships with guys, and I don’t want to get to know them for seven months and they move on because I never get to know them.”

Dude’s lost his mind.

I saw The Hateful Eight last night.

It’s not one of Tarantino’s best, but it’s still Tarantino, meaning it’s three hours long and full of blood. Worth seeing, but nowhere near my three favorites: Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction.


Tune in to KSR here in a bit…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for I Didn’t Win The Powerball’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

  1. pithuahua
    9:17 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

    I was hearing that Kobe Smith was slow and stood straight up on every play..seems we are stocked in that department!

    • dean winchester
      9:29 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

      Actually thats a negative ghost rider, Smith was a pretty good dt with solid technique. That whole situation is weird…he enroll early and we said no or something…idk, and the timing of it to me screams Muschamp contacted him in a dead period. BUT, if he doesnt want to come here best of luck to him.

    • Mathlete
      9:47 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

      Not sure how Muschamp could’ve landed him *without* contacting him during the dead period unless he was originally recruiting him at Auburn and Smith just followed him to SC. Either way though, we’ll live without Smith and probably still beat SC by 2 TDs.

      Best of luck to the kid.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      9:50 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

      I’ve just about concluded that Powerball is the biggest con game in history. By paying money to a few winners, they effectively con millions of people into giving them money for nothing.

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:24 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

      How is it a con game? Very low risk, high reward, odds are always with the house.

  2. 2thepoint
    10:04 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

    Sentiment, yeah I lost some money too, but not too much, ha!

    I think Smith was told they were recruiting over him now. Coaches scholarship #’s are down to a few now and he may have some others with better abilities he thinks he can land. I hope my guess is right on that front. I wish the young man well in SC and I hope his replacement at UK will do even better.

    • dean winchester
      10:24 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

      I hope they are recruiting over him, because dt is a definite position of need. Maybe they have Pringle and Holmes locked up? Not seeing it reading the tea leaves from recruiting sources….not a definite lock anyway for Holmes and I heard Pringle wants to enroll early but he better hurry up..I think tomorrow’s the deadline for Jucos.

    • pithuahua
      10:42 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

      What happened to that big kid from, I think, Montana,

  3. dean winchester
    10:53 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

    Doesnt ring a bell unless youre talking anout Holmes. He is a juco dt from Kansas. We need him…looks like he can play.

  4. catdaddyd
    4:55 pm January 14, 2016 Permalink

    I thought Inglorious Basterds was horrible. My 3 favorite Tarantino movies are Pulp, True Romance, and Dust from Dawn.