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KSR Trend Watch: December 7th

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

Kentucky football’s swag — Mark Stoops was introduced as Kentucky’s new coach on Sunday in what may have been the biggest production the program has ever put on. Seriously, his press conference had more swag than any of Kentucky’s home games this season. An outsider may have seen it and mistook Kentucky for a football school. Not only did Mitch make a home-run hire, but the program is swinging for the fences in other areas as well. Also, is it just me or is Mark Stoops looking better and better with each new SEC coach hired?

@NosillaDraw — The Florida State senior made waves in the Big Blue Nation after she and her gals “entertained” Andrew Wiggins during his official visit to Florida State. On Wednesday, she tweeted Wiggins “If my girls and I didn’t convince you to come to FSU last night I don’t know what would!” and a picture surfaced of @NosillaDraw–I mean, Allison Ward–and her friends with Wiggins at an FSU bar. It sparked a catfight between Noles fans and Cats fans over whose women were hotter, and Allison received some pretty nasty tweets. However, she handled it as best she could and even came on Matt’s show to defend herself. Clearly the girl knows that the only reason Wiggins would go to FSU is pretty coeds, so here’s a slight head nod in your direction, Allison. Good job, good effort.

MKG — The former Cat was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month this week, and also adopted a puppy. As if we need another reason to swoon all over him, right?

MKG’s puppy — That dog just hit the jackpot.

Pelicans — Pelicans generally don’t get a lot of face time (beak time?) in the world of sports, but after the New Orleans Hornets announced plans to make them their new mascot, the majestic and graceful bird preened its feathers in the spotlight. Sure, most people think it’s absolutely ridiculous and lame that a pelican is an NBA mascot, but answer me this: when was the last time the bird got so much attention? Pelicans 1 Haters 0.

Randall Cobb — In his second year as a pro, Cobb is killing it in Green Bay. Proof? He got a mention on last night’s episode of “The League”:

#Goldeneyes

Camp Cal — One of the reasons Cal cited for the Cats’ abysmal second half against Samford was poor conditioning. Welp, that’s not gonna last. Cal instituted “Camp Cal,” a daily thirty-minute conditioning session that the players will go through for the next three weeks. The Cats are going through some stuff physically and mentally right now, and what better way to work through it than some blood, sweat, tears, and probably a little bit of puke?

Renaissance Men — This week, Karl Towns announced he will reclassify to the 2014 class and that he will attend Kentucky. Towns, who is 7′ without shoes on, is the 3rd ranked player in the 2014 class and will be a stud at UK. Even better? He’s a straight-A student, plays the piano, and can drive a golf ball 300 yards. Welcome to the fam, you well-rounded mound of rebound.

Summer School — Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are coming back to Lexington to take classes to finish their degree. Somewhere, Bobby Knight just threw a chair.

Flatter than a Flat Top (No change)

Kyle Wiltjer’s shooting woes — Poor Kyle Wiltjer just can’t get a break. In the past four games, he’s shot 9-31 from the field. Cal says he still has confidence in Wiltjer and will continue to play him, but he has got to find a way to get out of his slump.

Falling like snow on cedars

Negative fans — After the Cats lost back-to-back games to Notre Dame and Baylor, fans were upset. Some fans were so upset that they decided to take it out on the players. Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Julius Mays and Kyle Wiltjer deleted their Twitter accounts in part because of negative tweets sent to them by fans. Stay classy, UK fans.

Team chemistry — Looking back at the past few games, if you thought the Cats aren’t having any fun out there, you’re right. Willie Cauley-Stein told reporters after the Samford game that this squad doesn’t have the “joy” that past UK teams have had. In fact, they’re all so insecure about their play that they’re hesitant to help each other out. Here’s hoping wind sprints, pushups, situps and hating Rock Oliver help them bond.

The streak — Baylor snapped UK’s 55-game home winning streak over their knee on Saturday. It was a good run, but all that means is it’s time to start a new one, right?

Tennessee’s relevance — If the past week in the SEC coaching search has taught us anything, it’s that the Tennessee job is not what it once was. After being turned down by Jon Gruden, Mike Gundy, and Charlie Strong, Tennessee finally found a willing a girl to take home in Cincinnati’s Butch Jones. Yes, the same Butch Jones that Kentucky decided not to wait for in favor of Mark Stoops. Jones is a great coach, but Tennessee fans are…less than enthused. Pardon me while I get some popcorn:

Anthony Davis’ left ankle — Davis will miss his 10th consecutive game tonight with a left ankle injury. The injury, described as a “stress reaction” (or for Billy Gillispie, a handle of Maker’s), is healing slowly, and Davis was even able to practice a little bit yesterday. Proof of how bad the Hornets Pelicans are? Even though Davis has only played six games, he’s still the team’s second-leading scorer and top rebounder (based on averages). Get well soon, Anthony.

TREND OF THE WEEK: @UKMakeouts
Remember that weird guy you made out with that one time at a frat party sophomore year? Well, probably not, but it’s all good because the only people that witnessed it were drunk and don’t remember either, right? Now, UK students don’t have that luxury thanks to @UKMakeouts, the hottest new Twitter account in the Big Blue Nation. The person behind it posts random shots of people making out at UK parties, sometimes in really awkward and embarrassing positions. Even better? People can email pictures in, meaning that in the world of camera phones, no one is safe from stupid decisions anymore. For the over-25 set, let’s say it together: “Thank God that didn’t exist when I was at school.”

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.

21 Comments for KSR Trend Watch: December 7th



  1. rockatao
    2:16 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    MKG Was Rookie of the Month, not POM.



  2. Honky Kong
    2:23 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    Nothing’s creepier than watchin a child molester eat popcorn.



  3. AD
    2:27 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    AD is not the 2nd leading scorer or top rebounder by totals, just average. The Hornets are bad, but using that as proof is not logical. Nice try though.



  4. haha
    2:33 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    unibrow = unibust



  5. bigcat
    2:35 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    i cant believe that our guys deleted their twitter accounts!! f**k them!



  6. Chris
    2:45 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    #5 was probably one of the negative tweeters.



  7. Blue
    2:49 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    #5 sucks and needs to get a life in the worst way.

    No offense, Tyler, but I’d venture to guess that 90% of the readership is male and don’t makeout with other dudes at parties, drunk or not.



  8. lonnieb
    2:50 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    I hope it was other schools fans saying things to the players…..but our fanbase has some hillbilly idiots thats for sure



  9. An Offended Hillbilly
    2:57 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    Our fanbase has some bourgeoisie idiots, as well.



  10. silly
    3:18 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    Davis could not play another game this year and end up being their top scorer and rebounder. Should have clarified these were per game stats, or else it looks like the writer doesn’t know what she’s talking about.



  11. Alan
    3:21 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    less than a year after the national championship why do some kentucky fans flip shit after just two losses on what is considered cals youngest team and then proceed to talk trash to the players.. Absolutely embarrassing



  12. Seriously TT
    3:27 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    If you mention @UKmakeouts and/or say “Thank God that didn’t exist when I was at school” I’m going to smash my cpu. We get it already!

    http://awesomegifs.com/wp-content/uploads/dead-horse.gif



  13. BT
    3:34 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    I have a UL friend (I know that sucks) that told me several UL fans post as UK fans to make our fanbase look like idiots.



  14. douggercats
    3:41 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    TT, that’s (by my count) 3 mentions that you’re glad @UKMakeouts wasn’t around when you were in college. Seems desperate.



  15. Dr. Funke
    3:57 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    If a player is hurt, him sitting out does not count against his averages. In other words, AD’s averages are just over the games hes played in.



  16. Carl
    4:00 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    Your video of you eating popcorn looks a lot like Michael Jackson. I’m with #13, there area a lot of idiots that will pose as fans of their rival schools to create negative comments. Not that I would ever do that to UL :). I just wish the national media would recognize that and act accordingly. All we hear about is how UK fans are bashing their guys on twitter. Ninety-nine.nine percent of the fans are still behind this team, if you don’t believe me check on Twitter.



  17. Papa
    4:57 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    The fact that Ant has been out has absolutely no bearing on the rankings of his averages on the team, this is obvious right? I feel like KSR has been neither entertaining nor thought provoking recently. May be time to find a new UK news website, sigh.

    Not a response to this article in general, it was simply the straw that broke the camels back.



  18. yep
    6:52 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    The fans that feel it necessary to send teenage boys tweets about their performance are the ones that need to deactivate their twitter account.



  19. Bigcat
    8:06 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    Lol^^ …you all def can’t take a joke. It’s called sarcasm.



  20. Big O
    10:11 pm December 7, 2012 Permalink

    Stoops. 3 and out!



  21. notevenclosetogoldeneyes
    1:22 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Cobb crossing over to Hollywood rules! Killing it was what he did at UK. Now he’s crushing it & squashing it!