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Larry David’s Tuesday News and Views


On the long drive back from Pensacola on Sunday, we listened to Howard Stern interview Jerry Seinfeld about the art of comedy. Seinfeld, one of the best stand-up comics in the world, said that in order to be a successful comedian, you have to be angry. In fact, the best comedians, Seinfeld said, are “totally angry and determined. You’ve got to be kind of furious.” I thought about that a lot while driving through Alabama (otherwise, there isn’t really much to think about), and he’s right. The best moments of comedy are rants about the simplest things in everyday life. That’s why people loved “Seinfeld,” and in turn, former co-creator and head writer Larry David’s show, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Larry David turns 66 on Tuesday. Along with “Seinfeld,” he’s responsible for one of the other most successful comedies in television, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Whereas “Seinfeld” was the show about nothing, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” may be the show about social awkwardness. “Curb” is a loosely fictionalized account of David’s life after “Seinfeld” ended. My theory as to why Larry is such a great character is he’s who we would all be without a filter. There are so many great scenes that I spent a good part of Monday night going through them on YouTube, and because Larry David is Larry David, there are only a few safe enough to show on the site. But, here’s one that I think we can all relate to:

(This is the video I really wanted to post. Super NSFW)

Happy birthday, Larry. I hope no one buys you a present packaged like this.

News and views?

— The month of July appropriately started with a bang when word broke that Kyle Wiltjer’s transfer from UK wasn’t so final. Kyle’s father, Greg, told the Portland Tribune that his son wasn’t so sure he was ready to leave UK, and is now trying to decide if he’ll return to UK next season to play, redshirt, or if he will indeed transfer, likely to Gonzaga. The elder Wiltjer seemed to favor Kyle redshirting at UK (an option he says has already been approved by Calipari), as it would give him the conditioning time he needs without sacrificing his love for the program, or his national championship hopes. An outpouring of support from the BBN (along with other factors, namely his girlfriend) has given Kyle some second thoughts about leaving Lexington. As his dad put it, “Kyle is still a Kentucky Wildcat. He loves being a Kentucky Wildcat. He’s not 100 percent committed to transferring.”

Kyle is currently in Russia playing for the Canadian Developmental team in the FISU Summer Universiade after a brief trip home to visit Gonzaga last week. His father says he will make a decision when he returns home after the games end on July 17th. Until then, he’ll be with his Canadian teammate Kevin Pangos, who plays for Gonzaga, which means it really wouldn’t hurt to send him some reminders of how much the BBN loves him. Why don’t you send him a tweet?

— It looks like former UK DB Shawn Blaylock will transfer to Georgia State, as reported by @CodyMcKee247. Last month, the coaching staff informed Blaylock, who is recovering from a knee injury, that he would need to give up his athletic scholarship. They offered to pay the rest of his tuition, but only for academics. Best of luck to Blaylock for the rest of his playing career.


— On a happier football note, Matt Elam got plenty of mail on Monday from the UK coaching staff, who sent the talented nose tackle 182 letters. The concept of bulk mailing may seem silly to some, but all of the major programs do it, and it’s anything but subtle from a staff that likes to go big or go home. Elam teased that 182 may be a record (he received 69 in one day last month), but it really might be the most letters the UK staff has sent a recruit so far, the previous high being 115 to Drew Barker. Understandably, Elam says he hasn’t had time to read them all so far, but told The Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones that Mark Stoops said inside each one was a reason to come to Kentucky. 2014 commit Mike Edwards posted one of his letters from the staff on Twitter Monday evening:

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Why is “why” the only word not capitalized? Why not.

— On Monday, we said hello to July, which means that several teams also said hello to their new conferences. Here’s a breakdown of which teams are now in which conferences, via Matt Norlander:

ACC: Adds Notre Dame (everything but football), Syracuse and Pittsburgh. Maryland is still around for another season, until it is replaced by Louisville in 2014.

AAC (American Athletic Conference): Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers, South Florida, SMU and Temple. Louisville and Rutgers leave in 2014, which is when East Carolina, Tulane, and Tulsa join.

A-10: Loses Butler, Charlotte, Temple and Xavier. Gains George Mason and in 2014, Davidson. (Woo!)

Big East: Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Villanova and Xavier

Conference USA: Loses Central Florida, Houston, Memphis and SMU to the AAC. Gains Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion and Texas-San Antonio, who join Marshall, Rice, Southern Mississippi, UAB and UTEP.

Missouri Valley: Loses Creighton to Big East, gains Loyola.

Mountain West: Adds San Jose State and Utah State

— In an attempt to help viewers visualize the AAC (which is not a typo of ACC), ESPN decided to make a nice little map:


Except that’s not Connecticut, it’s Massachusetts. And that’s totally not where Memphis is, considering it is only a stone’s throw from Mississippi. But good job, good effort.

— Anthony Davis and Darius Miller may soon have a new teammate. The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly offered Sacramento point guard Tyreke Evans a four year, $44 million offer (some claim it is as high as $50 million). Evans played under Calipari at Memphis and has been with the Kings since being drafted by them in 2009. Earlier today, Corey Nichols told you why he thinks this is a terrible idea for the Pelicans, partly because picking up Evans would mean dropping Darius Miller, and well, we’re just not cool with that. And if you’re still scoffing at the name “Pelicans,” you better get used to it. They released their new court design Monday afternoon: BOHByYyCQAAgF0b

That’s all for now. The KSR Tour of Affiliates rolls on in the morning, when Matt and Drew head to The Cove Steakhouse in Jamestown/Russell Springs. See you then.

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.

30 Comments for Larry David’s Tuesday News and Views

  1. Hartline
    11:06 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    My comment from Corey’s article:

    Pissed off Pelicans fan here as well. While I’m not confident they’re going to offer Iggy the house after this deal, Darius Miller is not affected by this trade. Vasquez or Gordon are the ones who are gone and will free up any of the salary cap they need to get stuff done.

    In fact, since Tyreke Evans refuses to play small forward (a large reason why his productivity went down because Kings coaches wanted him in that role), Miller’s presence on the bench (at this point) makes him a huge asset to the team. His cheap contract, field goal shooting ability and somewhat good defense (fouls too much) make him a good fit.

    I don’t normally criticize writers but you know there’s a problem when Pelicans fans are coming out of the wood work.

    Go Pelicans. Brow Down.

  2. Rei
    11:07 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Corey knows nothing about anything.

  3. sorryCat
    11:20 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink


  4. Geographer
    11:29 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Nor is that where Temple, Cincinnati, SMU or Houston is really located either. Good research ESPN!

  5. I Say
    12:01 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    At this point I wouldn’t care if you started making up news

  6. tyson
    12:05 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    lol @ #5. Agreed. How about turning this site into a BBN version of The Onion?

    Good try working with what you had though Mrs. TT. I love that you love Curb.

    12:10 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    “An outpouring of support from the BBN” — you mean like the since-taken-down post by BTI this morning?

    Unbelievable, even by BTI standards. Glad y’all took it down.

  8. Maxbps8
    12:18 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    And…Strike Three! That is not where CiNCiNNaTi is either.

  9. Turntable
    1:05 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Its cool and hip to like Larry David this week.

  10. jvice
    1:07 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    7 – I missed it. What was the jist?

  11. JD
    1:29 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    So is Georgia St. the official pipeline for KY transfers?

  12. Wildcatsteeler
    1:43 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Larry David goes right over the head of 98% of this ignorant, rightwing redneck state. Tell them he’s a Jew and another 1.5% will hate him. Don’t muddy the waters with high brow humor for these Neanderthals. Just talk basketball and throw them red meat.

  13. James
    2:25 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    12. Right-wing is not one word, you ignorant neanderthal.

  14. Jpo
    3:36 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    13. He also had a rant earlier about not wanting wiltjer back. Wildcatsteeler is a lame dude.

  15. CATandMONKEY
    4:02 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    If Larry David or Seinfeld represent your definition of “high brow humor” , therein lies the problem.
    Larry David>> Larry the Cable Guy… but anything appealing to the masses in the USA surely deserves an intellectual rating lower than “high brow”.
    “The Bee Movie” was Seinfeld’s best work.

  16. Toofunny!!!
    4:12 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Big props to Larry David. Curb & Seinfeld two of the all time greatest shows. I hope Larry brings us another season of Curb.

  17. rj
    5:42 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    10. BTI just printed some facts about klyle’s skills, or there lack of, when it comes to basketball SO KSR wimped out and took it down so it wouldn’t bruise kyle’s fragile ego.

  18. kingrex
    6:04 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Seinfeld and Curb are two of the top 5 shows of all time. Politically Left/Right is an illusion. All the decisions are made well above anybody we would recognize by name. Try looking at the news for a week as though it is all lies and misdirection. The political feuds and Fox vs CNN are simply skits being put on for our benefit. I have found when you look at things through that lens that things simply make more sense.

  19. Larry Skaggs
    6:30 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Larry David is a huge UK fan
    He makes subtle UK references in many Sienfeld episodes
    He attended the Spring Game and met with Coach Stoops

  20. gary
    7:25 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    In the Larry David video……isnt that the actress that plays Sheldons girlfriend on Big Bang Theroy?

  21. mark
    7:56 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Tyreke doesnt play point guard , why does everhone say that he does? I’m amazed at the lack of research bloggers on KSR do.

  22. RahRah
    8:24 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Not so sure it’s a great idea to encourage tweets to Kyle. Judging from the comments around here lately, that could go very, very wrong. I’m tired of seeing adults tearing these kids down on twitter. Creepy.

  23. Raging Against the Machine
    8:26 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Isn’t Western Kentucky joining CUSA too?

  24. ClayBob
    8:39 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Are those “Fleur-de-Pelicains?”

  25. TouchdownTommy
    9:04 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    WKU joins CUSA in 2014.

  26. I Say
    9:59 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Tyreke was a point guard coming out of high school, a point guard at Memphis, and mostkey played point with a little two guard at the kings. He’s a combo guard, but he is still a point guard. IMO he is better when he is playing off the ball at the two spot

  27. Turntable
    12:12 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Here you go you neanderthals.Once again, I feel so cool and hip for acting like I am a fan of Curb.

  28. Jordan
    1:37 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Why does the letter to Matt Elam say Mike on it

  29. cats42301
    1:57 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Read the story and surely you will understand why that letter is addressed to Mike. Reading comprehension is really lacking these days haha.

  30. Pathos
    10:55 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    @12 – Forget highbrow humor, redneck, Jew, Neanderthals and other keywords I may have missed. The point of this clip was “isn’t that tall guy at the end Super Dave Osborne?” You want highbrow, check out Want lowbrow, watch some Super Dave:

    BTW, please post the analytics that led to that “98% over the head” number. Or perhaps you make up numbers to suit your mood. If so, that’s OK, it’s what most people do.