Guess what day it is??!!!!
It’s OPENING DAY AT KEENELAND!!!!
Ranked just above Christmas, Free Pancake Day at iHop and Super Bowl Sunday, opening day at Keeneland is one of the best days of the year. Guys, we throw on our best wrinkled suit and darkest pair of sunglasses, while the ladies get all dolled up and spend the afternoon breaking necks and hearts. It truly is one of my favorite holidays.
This year, Keeneland has a new look for the Breeder’s Cup later this month, and I’m pretty upset I’m stuck inside blogging all day and not out there taking it all in. But I will be there next Friday to see the new setup and to donate my hard-earned money to the track, so save me some bourbon and beer cheese.
Now let’s talk sports, quickly because it looks like BTI forgot his 8 am post and I’m late getting back from breakfast…
We haven’t forgotten about football.
Our sincerest apologies to the die hard UK football fans; we are still all-in and excited about the remainder of the season. The tons of basketball content we unloaded this week are only because of the October 1 release date for the embargoed interviews and the excitement around the Big Blue Madness campout. We have not made that switch to basketball, as a lot of fans do around this time of the year. Plenty of football content coming today as we count down to tomorrow’s game with Eastern. We blame the timing of the basketball media release, although the basketball content has been very, very, very good and we will continue to roll it out over the next week or two. We are very excited about both sports at the moment.
Mark Stoops did not comment on Boom’s playing status yesterday.
“He’s been at practice so we’ll see,” said Stoops. “We’ll see where things go. Not going to comment on it.”
This is a really, really, really bizarre situation.
Za’Darius Smith registered his first two career sacks on back-to-back plays last night.
Big Z brought down Michael Vick on consecutive plays in last night’s win on Thursday Night Football. Watch them below, courtesy of @marcum89:
Smith’s Ravens beat Bud Dupree’s Steelers in Pittsburgh on a late field goal.
Interesting stuff from Jonathan Schuette on Kentucky football’s odds.
Schuette combined three different efficiency ratings — ESPN’s Football Power Index, The (Ken) Massey Ratings, and Bill Connelly of SB Nation’s rating — to determine the probability of UK’s final record.
It’s comforting to know the Cats have a slightly better chance of going 8-4 than they do finishing 6-6. And only a 7.6 percent chance of missing out on the postseason.
Dominique Hawkins is always smiling.
Our friends at KSTV asked Hawkins to go eight minutes without smiling. He lasted a couple of seconds:
Dominique Hawkins may be the happiest person on the planet, so we issued him a challenge. And he failed. pic.twitter.com/vJe0HSmzq8
— T.J. Beisner (@Beisner_cn2) October 1, 2015
Tune in to KSR.
One last day of KSR morning radio before the weekend. Listen up as Matt Ryan “bond the bridge” between the week and the weekend as we get ready for the Eastern game.
Go Cats, everybody.