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Meat Loaf’s Friday News and Views

Throughout time, various songs/lyrics have left us with lingering questions and hotly debated topics. “What did he mean by that?” “What are the actual lyrics of this song? (Bennie and the Jets?)” Such questions have been posed, answered, disputed, refuted, re-answered and posed all over again. Meat Loaf, short for Marvin Lee Aday and better served with a topping of ketchup, celebrates his 65th birthday today. And when it comes to lingering questions and hotly debated musical topics, one of his most popular songs “I’d Do Anything for Love,” has left the door open for years as to what exactly it is that Meat Loaf would NOT do for love. Also, has there ever been a more bizarre music video? Ever? “Total Eclipse of the Heart” is a close second.

“And I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that. No, no. I won’t do that.”

What won’t he do for love? Cheat on his wife? Sit through the results show of “Dancing with the Stars?” Use Facebook to “like” the Fray lyrics on his girlfriend’s status update about their relationship? Encourage his lover to participate in No-Shave November? Date a Louisville fan? Tolerate her Crown Royal habit? Put alcohol up his… Join a Tennessee fraternity? Buy the Bobby Knight Groupon? Tailgate with Eli Capilouto?

The world may never know exactly what it is that Meat Loaf would not do for love, but rest assured that he would do anything else for love…anything you’ve been dreaming of, but he just won’t do that.


And now for some news and a few views…

– The hottest news item of the day without question revolved around the UK President, Eli Capilouto. Capilouto drafted an e-mail on his typewriter and passed it along to someone to send to the entire UK student body before he went down for his afternoon nap. The e-mail let students know that there will be no alcohol, bands, or DJs in the student tailgate area on Cooper. The decision was made due to some unfortunate behavior on the part of a portion of students before and after the WKU game 2 weeks ago. As with most things surrounding Kentucky football, such as the defense finally showing up to play early when the starting quarterback is unable to play, the timing could not be worse for an announcement like this. Attendance for football games has been dismal already. For years now, the student section has caught grief from a variety of directions for being too quiet, too sparse and for not showing up for kick off (or not staying through the final whistle). No one will argue that the game day environment/atmosphere at Commonwealth Stadium simply does not stack up with the rest of the schools in the SEC. Regardless of the reasoning, sending a message like this to the student body will do absolutely nothing to improve the already shaky attendance. I guess the old saying, “it only takes one person to ruin it for everyone” applies to both the students who made the situation a liability, and Capilouto who is making a tough (and harsh, if the students on Twitter today are any indication) decision on the tailgating scene.

DJs at a tailgate? Capilouto is clearly not a regular at the student tailgate scene…unless the person who brings the iPod and constantly switches to the next song before the current one is over counts. In that case, I’m all for the dismissal of DJs.

– For the fans, underworked DJs and sober students who show up for the South Carolina game on Saturday, they can expect to see Maxwell Smith on the field. According to Joker Phillips, Smith threw the ball well today at practice and will make the start against the Gamecocks. Then again, we all thought Smith was going to be the starter at this time last week…

Injury report: Ashely Lowery is doubtful. CoShik Williams is out. Mister Cobble will be available, though he didn’t get much work in this week.

– Joker Phillips spoke with the media today and touched on a few points. Phillips on the challenge ahead this weekend with yet another difficult SEC opponent: “It’s a grown man’s league. We can improve, but everybody else is improving also. They’re improving with some older guys.”

Phillips on whether or not he was keeping the news of Max Smith from the media last week: “I wasn’t trying to mislead you guys last week. I kind of get that but I wasn’t trying to.” When asked whether or not he was trying to mislead last year before the Tennessee game, Phillips joked, “You guys didn’t ask. That was the thing. You guys didn’t ask (laughs). Good thing we were indoors too. Plus, nobody was coming around at that time.”

Phillips talked about two young running backs as well. Phillips said that the staff is definitely looking to redshirt Justin Taylor this year. When asked about the number of carries for Dyshawn Mobley, Phillips concluded that it wasn’t necessarily things he was doing wrong– but that the other guys in front of him were just playing really well. Phillips noted that he struggles some with protection as well.

Two of ESPN’s SEC football writers have etched in their predictions for the South Carolina/Kentucky game on Saturday. The bad news according to both of these guys? We lose. The good news? At least we score.  What are your score predictions for the game Saturday?

A source close to 2013 prospect James Young says that he is down to just two schools, Kentucky and Syracuse. Young will be in town this weekend for an unofficial visit. The 8th ranked player in the class was once thought to be the next player to pull the trigger for Kentucky in the 2013 class.

– Speaking of recruitment, Nerlens Noel shared an interesting tidbit in a story on about how some schools dealt with the competition (Kentucky) during his recruitment. Noel discussed a specific conversation, though he didn’t name names, with a coach during his recruitment who seemed to believe that money might play a factor in luring him to Kentucky. The coach should have been more worried about the number of first round draft picks under Calipari, the brand new Wildcat Coal Lodge, the player’s first program, the recent national championship and Tolly-Ho luring him to Kentucky.

“I was shocked that he would say something crazy like that,” said Noel, the No. 2 player in the Rivals150 last season. “Of course I would never accept money and of course Kentucky never offered me money, but to hear that from him turned me off. I didn’t hold it against him because I know coaches get jealous at times. I just look at it like they’re really just insecure about themselves.”


Dick Vitale came up with a list of 5 players who he thinks will have to step up for their teams in 2012-2013 in order for their teams to succeed. Vitale believes that all of the players on the list must increase their role from the previous year. One of those 5 players listed? Kyle Wiltjer.

John Calipari received the inaugural Nell & John Wooden Coach of the Year Leadership Award tonight in Washington, D.C. John Wall was supposed to be Cal’s date to the ceremony, but according to Cal’s Twitter, he had trouble getting there from New York in time. Calipari spoke about what the honor of receiving the award means to him, and how he wants to be remembered years from now:

“At the end of the day, 50 years from now, people are going to look back on the job we’ve all done, how we’ve been as a husband, as a father, how we’ve done with the communities we’ve been in, how charitable we’ve been, what kind of legacy did we really leave, and there won’t be emotion or agendas to it.”

(John Calipari pictured with Nan Wooden after receiving the award)

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

41 Comments for Meat Loaf’s Friday News and Views

  1. Lisa Mac
    11:05 pm September 27, 2012 Permalink

    Congratulations to Coach Cal!

  2. Kablooey
    11:16 pm September 27, 2012 Permalink

    I love Kentucky basketball!

  3. UK Student
    11:23 pm September 27, 2012 Permalink

    Do you really think the decision was that harsh? How so? It was completely justified and it could have been way worse. He could have said that no students could even be there at all or that there was no tailgating for the rest of the year. Anyone who thinks this was some terrible punishment needs a reality check. Welcome to the real world where you get punished for the things you do wrong.

  4. ChairmanRowe
    11:25 pm September 27, 2012 Permalink

    “Mystery” by Dio is the strangest music video of all time. I think it’s due to Ronnie James Dio’s hand gesturing, or the fact that he was barely 5 ft. tall. Anywho:

  5. LoveCal4Ever
    11:30 pm September 27, 2012 Permalink

    Ha ha ha… not only is what he said true, it’s also a nice huge kick in the head to that
    slimeball in Loserville. I can’t believe some of you are clamoring for Bobby Petrino
    to come to UK. Right. Because winning means more than morals. Ridiculous.
    Part of what we love about Cal is that he’s excellent without being smarmy.
    Everyone wants to say he’s smarmy, but there’s no evidence of such behavior at all.
    And every day I pray it stays that way because Coach Cal’s moral excellence is
    as important to me as our Championship. Seems a lot of people around here need
    a reality check lately. Sad that right now people are saying if they can’t be drinking
    and being lewd, they won’t support our football team. We don’t need “fans” like
    that anyway. Life is about more than just WINNING, as Charlie Sheen has
    so deftly shown us all. How can you both support Lane Goodwin and grouse
    that you can’t act like absolutely immoral hooligans at football games?
    You can’t. For years we’ve laughed at UL for acting like a bunch of thug morons.
    It seems now that many of us aren’t much better. I’d rather us be an institution
    and a fan base of moral excellence than win. But I’d rather have both.

    Thank you, Coach, for representing those of us in the fan base who like you,
    get up in the morning, Thank God for our lives, and then start thinking
    about Kentucky hoops. IN THAT ORDER.

  6. Coaches Agent
    11:51 pm September 27, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know anything about meat Loaf, however if that is a picture of him at top of page, he looks about the same size as Mister Cobble.

  7. We R UK
    11:54 pm September 27, 2012 Permalink

    Refresh my memory. Who else was recruiting Nerlens Noel that would have asked him that?

  8. Dave Ball
    12:16 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    meatloaf was not in the crowd when Kennedy was shot…he saw him land with a friend and his friends father…and when they heard Kennedy was shot on the radio, they drove to Parkland hospital…they witnessed Jackie O entering the hospital and Connally get taken out of the car…but didn’t see Kennedy…FYI

  9. Ally Tucker
    12:35 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not even mad that you corrected me. I’m just impressed with your knowledge.

  10. backpack
    12:55 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Taking shots at the Harrison twins is probably not a good idea just yet. Wait until they commit before the jabs at their dad at least.

  11. backpack^2
    1:07 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    10. I came here to say exactly what you just said. I don’t want to make any family mad before they even commit. Not a wise choice Ally…

  12. Capu"ELITE"o
    2:28 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    So glad Eli could alienate the remaining students who care about football. Let me know how that 25K attendance looks once Keeneland opens next weekend. The thing UK never seems to understand….yes, you the university and fans can term UL “Little Brother,” but ten years ago, that campus next to I-65 was a gravel lot. Now, it’s the home of swimming, softball, soccer, tennis, baseball…UK facilities continue to suck. UL football AND basketball play in pro-caliber facilities. Yum is second to none in arenas, and PJCS reminds one of nothing less than Tampa Bay Bucs. Keep it up UK. Eventually, Little Bro will pass you (already has in football), and this is coming from a diehard who bleeds blue. E Cap and the rest of the elite world forget its all about FACILITIES!!! Rupp is quickly becoming the dump Freedom Hall was. Commonwealth is a total s””””hole. Little Bro’s campus looks awesome, and only serves to boost the surrounding city. UK campus continues to make Lexington snoozeville outside of a semester.

  13. Mr. Blonde
    3:07 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    His name is Robert Paulsen…

  14. kywildcat
    3:21 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Just how stupid is the no alcohol policy, people have to be 3 sheets in the wind to watch uk football under joker.

  15. barn
    5:53 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    why no mention of cal’s award in the lhl? or did i just overlook it?

  16. Soccer Program
    6:13 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Was that pic taken with a cell phone?

  17. Kevin
    6:29 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Meatloaf looks like honey boo boos mom

  18. Uhhhhhh
    7:17 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Really Ally



  19. Nell or Nan ???
    7:35 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Wooden … which is it ?

  20. Jazzy Jeff
    7:52 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Damn I wus gonno spin dis saturrday. whats ima gonna do now?

  21. Bob
    8:09 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    OK, Ally must’ve changed her post because I don’t see the Kennedy reference in the Meatloaf part, nor do I see any reference to the Harrison twins.

  22. me
    8:10 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Just get Petrino on campus now! Let him start evaluating the players to figure out who is and who is NOT SEC level.

    Maybe, if joker had a real coach looking over his shoulder he might step up is game. Who knows, Petrino could keep joker on as equipment manager – after all, our uniform options have multiplied exponentially under joker.

  23. asdf
    8:12 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    The coolest thing about Meat Loaf has always been that he naturally has a Klingon forehead without the need for additional makeup.

  24. Ricky P
    8:13 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    I never let my Meatloaf.

  25. asdf
    8:14 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    I’d rather have a legit hot young coach than a certified douche like Petrino, who automatically guarantees you that your program will be at a historic low within five years after his exit.

  26. Brum
    8:27 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    @25 but this is UK football you can’t set a new low we have been to rock bottom and are only hovering just above it right now

  27. Jeff Garlin
    8:35 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Ditch Eli!

  28. Jeff Garlin
    8:37 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    When is the Billy G podcast coming out?

  29. YourboyBlue
    8:37 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    That is an impressive trophy, hold it up at sunset and it shall guide you to unimaginable treasures.

  30. reality
    8:39 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    This is ‘sh!t or get off the pot’ time for UK. We have to get a big name coach! An unproven and first time head coach WILL NOT turn the program around. If mitch is unable to land a coach with HC experience and actual accomplishments – we need to just disband our progam. Doesn’t fighting an uphill battle constantly wear the rest of you out too?

  31. The Loaf
    8:43 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    The thing Meatloaf won’t do for love is explained at the end of every verse. You have to take the chorus in context with the verses. One of them, for example, is “I’ll never stop dreaming of you every night of my life.”, another, from the female singer, “Sooner or later you’ll be screwin’ around.” The other lyrics in the song solve the mystery.

  32. Idea
    8:58 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    22 & 25… Bud Foster… You heard it here first. VT Defensive Coordinator, from Somerset, KY, played at Murray State so has Kentucky ties. He can fight with Strong for what ever in state talent exist, plus has experience recruiting in the South. I think UK will throw the kitchen sink at him!

  33. dipstick
    9:09 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry, but “Bud Foster” is not a big name. Sure some kids will know the name but 90+% of kids will not. And as far as having Kentucky ties, that means nothing – better to have ties to Fla or Ga. Who really cares about the 1 5* kid a year outa KY (he would end up here anyway if we’re good enough).

    With that said – I have NO faith in mitch that he can get us a good coach and Foster could be the best he’d get.

  34. RealCatsFan
    9:14 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    I think Meatloaf and Louie Anderson were actually siblings who were separated at an early age…

  35. Idea
    9:34 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    33. That’s the point. In no way is our program going to make a big splash. We are in no position… The basketball team was in position. We had the facilities, tradition and a couple pieces (Patterson, Miller, Liggins) that could be developed.

    Bud Foster isn’t a household name. I never said he was. I just said, he’ll be in the mix, guaranteed. Nor did I say that KY talent is top tier. But, losing to UL in state on nearly every battle does not look good either. Patrick Towles could end up pretty good with some development and he’s a big in state talent. If we start losing all the talent we do have to UL, it does not bode well. Plus, Foster is coaching the #1 defense in the NCAA the last two years. That isn’t a bad resume. Yes, we aren’t Va Tech, no his defenses won’t be as good here (more than likely), but an up and comer is the the direction we are going to have to go a la James Franklin. We could do WAY worse. You agree on that! We are in no position to make a big splash. Right now Air Force has a better program than we do!

  36. Bulldawg
    9:46 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Ally, it is clear what Meatloaf is talking about in this song when he says, “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that.” Everyone knows he was talking about UT fans sticking funnels in their bootie!!

  37. schwing
    9:52 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    the number of students out tailgating has zero impact on the number of them that will actually attend the game. let this go already.

  38. CatGrad7072
    9:54 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Meatloaf: Paradise by the Dashboard Lights …………..’we were barely 17 and we were barely dressed’
    Phil Rizutto with the call during the old baseball footage.

  39. Kirwan
    9:58 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Eli doesn’t understand you cant watch this team if your not drunk!

  40. El Guapo
    10:58 am September 28, 2012 Permalink

    Like 31 said. He actually explains this in his VH1 Storytellers appearance, which is an excellent, excellent album, and far more enjoyable experience than any UK football game.

    I wonder why hasn’t appeared yet. I suspect UK probably bought the domain name to keep it from happening. I want a t shirt.

  41. don
    5:06 pm September 30, 2012 Permalink

    well changing the subject. Kentucky needs a go getting ambitious assistant coach for there new head football coach. I feel Brent pease, the offensive coordinator at Florida would be a great hire.