The Madness campers got sent into Memorial early this morning because of rain, and thus were greeted with a bit of a break from the ground outside the old arena. The crowd now is even larger and is by far the biggest in the history of the line.That is the good news….the bad news (at least to me) is:
Demarcus Cousins has decided that he prefers “Big Cuz” to “Carl”
Even though the original four suggestions came from Cousins, he has determined that in the end, he prefers to not have his college career involve people calling him “Carl” the entire time. John Wall calls Demarcus “Carl” and my guess is that he will continue…but he is the #1 player in America and you are not. So Cousins made the decision after reflection that the suggestion of Carl might not have been a good idea. No shame in that….when Drew Franklin suggested people call him “Bromley”, Obama suggested “Kenya Joe” and Beisner “Farty McFartstone”, they later realized it might not have been the best idea. Same thing with Cousins and “Carl”, and now we will go with “Big Cuz.” While I would have liked having a player to call “Carl” (especially if he got hot), we must abide by the players’ wishes so, “Big Cuz” it is. Famous Carls of the world, including Yaztremski, Edwards and Malone could not be reached for comment.
In other news, the KSR Cornhole Tournament now has 55 teams registered and is accepting more until noon. Channel 36 in Lexington will be filming part of the tournament and it may be the case that players come and play with the fans again as well. There is no money being raised and no prizes, so it is strictly for fun, but play anyway. It should be exciting. I will be there between 6 and 7 pm tonight and I hope that all are in general good spirits again and the rain is kept away. Some more images: