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KSR Trend Watch: December 28th

It can be hard to keep up with all the changing trends in Kentucky sports these days. Therefore, in order to keep you informed on the latest happenings in the Big Blue Nation, I chart the trends of the week, from basketball to football to every ridiculous little thing in between. Keep up with what’s hot and what’s not with KSR’s Trend Watch!

Rising faster than Kevin Stallings’ cholesterol count

Ryan Harrow — Harrow had a breakout game against Marshall, leading the team in scoring with 23 points. Better yet, he played with confidence, looking more and more like the point guard Calipari wants him to be. Harrow will face a much tougher task against Peyton Siva tomorrow, but Kentucky’s chances at upsetting the Cards look much better after his performance on Saturday.

Underdogs — For once, all of the pressure is on Louisville to beat the Cats. Ranked fourth in the country, the Cards are the overwhelming favorite in tomorrow’s game. With an epic 2013 class lining up in the wings, this is Rick Pitino’s best chance to beat Cal and the Cats for the foreseeable future.

#TeamNoSleep — If you’ve got tickets to see the Cats play in Rupp, please don’t sleep through it. Yes, that means you, lady snoozing in the lower arena. Go get a Coke Pepsi.

Erin Calipari — Calipari’s eldest daughter did so well on the radio show last week that Cal has agreed to let her host an episode of his “Mailbag” series. How many questions do you think she’ll get about her mom’s salad?

Kentucky football — For the fifth week in a row, Kentucky football is trending up. Why? Four star dual threat quarterback Asiantii Woulard is visiting on January 11th. Woulard is the fourth-ranked player in the nation and has interest from almost every elite school in the country. But, he’s visiting Kentucky. #StoopinIceCream

Olive oil — What do you get for the man that has everything? Apparently olive oil, which is exactly what the Calipari kids bought their dad for Christmas. In related news, sales of EVOO in Lexington have skyrocketed.

Falling like snow on cedars

Rick Pitino’s credibility — Two weeks ago, Rick Pitino said there was no chance that Gorgui Dieng would play against Kentucky. Two days ago, he said there was a 100% chance Gorgui Dieng would play against Kentucky. Rick, you’re not fooling anyone with that ish anymore.

The NFL Pro Bowl — Despite one of, if not the best kick returner in the league, Randall Cobb was snubbed by NFL Pro Bowl voters in favor of Leon Washington. Sure, Washington a talented player, but does he have golden eyes?

Consistency — Both Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress struggled against Marshall. Poythress was particularly inconsistent, drawing the ire of Calipari for his lackluster effort. Alex is a beast, but so far we’ve only seen that in spurts. For the Cats to pull off the upset tomorrow, we need beast mode to be engaged for a full 40 minutes.

Coke products — Rupp Arena is officially switching from Coke products to Pepsi products. I am officially sneaking a Diet Coke in the next time I go.

Jon Hood’s immune system — Jon Hood’s “upper respiratory infection” (sources tell us it’s mono) has gotten so bad he’s been told to stay away from the team until he’s no longer contagious. Sounds like lake hair should have put on a hat after swimming in Kentucky Lake in 30-degree weather.

There’s nothing like the week before the UK/Louisville game. It’s our very own civil war, turning friends into foes and the city of Louisville into a battleground. With Louisville favored to win by most everyone, the pressure is finally off the Cats and fans, who have a win-win situation at hand, barring a major blowout. If Kentucky plays well and loses, it’s disappointing, but expected. If they pull off an upset, hold on to your couches, because the city of Lexington will be on fire.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

24 Comments for KSR Trend Watch: December 28th

  1. JVice
    8:12 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    a 4-star player is the 4th ranked player in the country, and yet he’s the 21st ranked QB according to Scout. Explanation please?

  2. M. Pellizerri
    8:33 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville easily overpowers Kentucky in a 25 point beat down on their way to the 2013 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship.

    No pressure.

  3. Big Whoop
    8:36 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    Woulard is listed as the 26th best player in Florida and as noted above, the 21st nationally ranked QB. Scout lists him in their top 300 as #239.

    You lose credibility when you don’t get your facts straight. Please provide your source on Woulard’s ranking. I assume the source is the latest KSR rankings?

  4. One Star
    8:36 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    Given the logic in the post about the 4 star QB, if we could find a good dual threat 1 star we would likely have the best player in the country….hummmm.

  5. Big Whoop
    8:38 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    #2 – That’s what you guys said last year – TWICE! And, Deing-Dong was going to steal Davis’s lunch money. What happened with that?

  6. michael burks
    8:39 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    @ 2

    Even if U of L does beat UK, they will not win a National Championship. As long as Pitino stays at Louisville, they will never win another championship. That is the truth.

  7. michael burks
    8:40 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    @ 1

    It was my understanding that he was a 4 star player and 4th ranked QB which makes perfect sense he’s the 21st overrall player.

  8. Big Whoop
    8:49 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    He’s the 21st ranked QB and ranked 239 overall. He would still be a great commitment for us.

  9. ShelbyCatFan
    8:51 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    Hes the 4th ranked “dual threat” qb folks. Not 4th best qb overall. So yes his info in the article makes sense.

  10. UKBlue
    8:52 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    Rick Pitino‚Äôs credibility: Really, since when did Rick have any credibility I’m guessing even the Catholic Church has disowned Rick

  11. Jj
    9:06 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    He was also the MVP at the Elite 11 this yr….so yea, I’d take him

  12. rod
    9:07 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    Where is a good place in washington dc to watch uk game tommorow. Im up here with family an got to watch game. John wall want return my phone

  13. JVice
    9:09 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    @7 – Michael, look it up. He’s neither the 4th ranked QB, nor the 21st overall player. Besides, there’s no way that the 21st ranked player would be only a 4 star recruit.

  14. St. Al O'phuseeshush
    9:20 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    Big Whoop:

    were you involved in the Bruno Mars recording, (Rob) “Locked Outta Heaven”?

  15. Bruno MaRz
    9:23 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    Whoop, whu whoop – whoop.
    Whoop, whu whoop – whoop.

    ….etc. ad nauseum.

  16. St. I. Wishusanewtitle
    9:29 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink


    are you without sin?

    The church is stained, far worse than Pitino.

    We are all a piece of work: all sinners and the reason for the church.

    Relax man.

  17. Cal'sBloatedBelly
    9:29 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    Up: Cal’s weight. He is looking like 1974 Elvis.

  18. Rae
    9:31 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    2. I think this year’s NC, objectively, is flying a bit more under the radar. Everyone is talking IU, Duke, and UL. I know Sully is gone, but OSU has been building toward a championship the past two seasons, and they are bound to be pretty sick of falling short. Michigan could also take it. It has been a while since it went to a Big 10 team.

    Or Butler could give us all a giant middle finger again.

  19. Question
    9:31 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    Is it correct that we have only beaten one team with a winning record?

  20. Rae
    9:35 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    That isn’t to say that OSU or Michigan are underrated. They just kind of get forgotten about in the conversation, especially Michigan. I know I never think of Michigan and championship basketball in the same sentence most years. Last time they won was the year I was born. OSU has been even longer. They aren’t as safe a bet as a blue blood.

  21. Rae
    9:39 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    20. No. Maryland has only lost to us, I think. Marshall has a winning record currently. I only checked those two, since I live close to Marshall and knew they had some wins.

  22. Swoony
    9:48 pm December 28, 2012 Permalink

    If Mrs Cal needs help tossing her salad I’m in.

  23. cathalchan
    9:23 am December 29, 2012 Permalink

    No pressure on the Cats today, but reality is that we expect to win. That is the essence of UK, we always expect to win, period.