What a crazy day in the state of Kentucky. With Polson love raining down from the heavens and the sun shining, a crazy thing happened — a 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Kentucky today. Folks in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Georgia reported feeling the rumble. The New Madrid fault zone is a tricky beast, and we’ve had earthquakes in the past. However, when they strike, it is quite the event for those of us who are not used to it. The biggest earthquake in Kentucky’s history was a 5.2-magnitude quake that occurred in 1980. I remember sleeping through the 4.8-magnitude one in April of 2008. Luckily, it does not seem that today’s natural disaster was deadly. Great news, but I hope that there isn’t much property damage either.
Now onto today’s stuff and things…
– After his heroics last night against Maryland, it seems that today should have been deemed ‘Jared Polson Day’ in the Commonwealth. From Sports Illustrated to the Huffington Post, Polson racked up some national attention today. All of it is well deserved, but I think we will continue to see Polson play meaningful backup minutes. This is a much larger discussion, but when you examine the trends we’ve seen in Calipari small sample set of 3.1 years at UK, the 2012-2013 Wildcat basketball team is shaping up to have a similar story to the 2010-2011 UK team. Strong talent, but no John Wall or Anthony Davis world-beaters. And now we have the developing underdog story of Polson, mirroring that of Jorts. Looking forward to seeing how this team continues to grow.
– UK hoops (femmes, y’all) kicked off the season with a dubya, beating Delaware State 79-33. Check out the recap/live blog of this stomping from some very excited KSRcollege writers.
– Anytime it’s a Saturday during college football season and we can honestly say that Kentucky football did NOT lose today, it’s usually great news. Except on days like today — bye week.
– The national championship magnet UK rifle team beat Navy today. I’m not really sure why I told you about this, but let’s just roll with it.
– Louisville and Alabama both lost today. Texas A & M upended top-ranked Alabama, putting the chances of an SEC BCS national champion at risk. Syracuse gave Louisville a whipping (it’s okay to laugh even though UK sucks, don’t worry), which crushed Card fans’ hopes of going undefeated and whining about how the BCS left them out of the championship game. #L26S45
– If you were logged into the twitterverse today during the early games, you probably saw everyone chatting about two rumored Kentucky football coaching candidates: Apparently Tommy Tuberville slapped the hell out of assistant Kevin Oliverat Texas Tech. Or did he just snatch the headset off? You decide:
– Mike Brown was fired from the Lakers after just a handfull of games with the country’s arguably most talented group of players. Rumors of Phil Jackson getting re-hired by Lakers are now floating around. This could be interesting to see develop, especially since Jodie Meeks is on the team.
– In another NBA coaching shift, Kevin McHale had to leave the Houston Rockets for a family matter. Stepping in for him and coaching Terrence Jones and Patrick Patterson will be none other than Kelvin Sampson, the NCAA rule breaking former Indiana coach.
– Someone please buy me this shirt…
Alright, kids. That’s it for tonight. Say your prayers, throw a wink to your Jared Polson poster, and cut the lights. Or go out on the town. Either/or. Have a good one, and see you guys in the morning.