Oh, wait. You mean Kentucky Wildcat Basketball? Then you wouldn’t care about this Deadspin piece about the CFA Iams Cat Championship. Okay, sure.
I’m a believer
The SEC asked me to vote on a pre-season all-conference team and predict an order of finish. Here’s the ballot I e-mailed to the conference office last week.
Eastern Division: 1. Kentucky. 2. Tennessee. 3. Florida. 4. Vanderbilt. 5. South Carolina. 6. Georgia.
Comment: Tennessee has plenty of talent, but its losses (Chris Lofton, JaJuan Smith, Duke Crews, Ramar Smith) are significant. And I could be horribly wrong, but Tyler Smith strikes me as a jack of all trades, master of none. More complementary player than lead cow.
Western Division: 1. Ole Miss. 2. Auburn. 3. Alabama. 4. LSU. 5. Mississippi State. 6. Arkansas.
Comment: I like Auburn as a title contender, but not more than Ole Miss.
SEC champion: Kentucky.
Comment: Pass the blue Kool-Aid.
All-SEC team: F Patrick Patterson, Kentucky; F Tyler Smith, Tennessee; C A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt; G Nick Calathes, Florida; G Devan Downey, South Carolina.
Comment: Jarvis Varnado? (Sorry.) Tasmin Mitchell? (My bad.) Chris Johnson? (Whoops.) Ronald Steele? (What was I thinking?). Jodie Meeks? (@#$%#$)
Player of the Year: Patrick Patterson, Kentucky.