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NYC Firefighter Statue of the Day Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

Good afternoon, Kentucky fans, and welcome to your Monday Afternoon Notes and Podcast, live from my hotel in Atlanta.  I landed in the ATL last night and haven’t found a fellow UK fan yet, but I know you’re on your way.  Let’s paint this town UK blue, again.

—  Coach Cal met with the Lexington media prior to this afternoon’s practice in the Joe Craft Center and he opened things up with an update on Ryan Harrow. Cal said his point guard is having blood work done to find out why he doesn’t have energy. “Gotta get him to 100% and find energy,” he said. “He doesn’t have energy, none.” It’s unlikely that he’ll practice today, which means we probably won’t see him in the Duke game.

—  Julius Mays didn’t practice yesterday and his contact will be limited in today’s practice. Cal said they glued the gash over Mays’ eye when it should’ve been stitched. “Nobody likes needles,” he said. “But we should’ve made him get it stitched.”  Mays is expected to play tomorrow night.

—  Like Tyler mentioned in the morning teleconference notes, Cal is preaching rebounding to his guys.  He said he is having to go back and teach them how to box out — “6th grade level basketball,” he said — and it’s taking up practice time when they could be working on something else.

—  “It’s going to be a test,” Cal said of the game. “Mason Plumlee may be the best big guy we see all year.”

—  Want to feel old?  Willie Cauley-Stein hasn’t heard of Christian Laettner’s shot that beat Kentucky in 1992.  “I don’t even know who that is,” he said of Christian Laettner.  Alan Cutler told him, “You’re going to want to YouTube it.”

—  To be fair, tickets were pretty hard to get. Waryland is everyone’s Super Bowl.

— Jarrod Polson told Tipton he received over 100 text messages after Friday night’s game. His favorite was from Cameron Mills, who Polson looked up to when he was younger. Polson said Mills texted to say he’s proud because he knows what he’s going through. “It was pretty cool,” Polson said.

—  A quick shoutout to Michael Atherton and Jim Goodwin and their co-workers at Owensboro Municipal Utilities.  They are volunteering in New Jersey to help clean up the Hurricane Sandy mess and decided to drive over to the Barclays Center in the line truck to try to get a last-minute ticket to the game.  When they couldn’t afford tickets, the Barclays Center got word of why they’re in town and let them inside for free.

—  KSR will be at STATS in Atlanta tomorrow morning from 10:00 to noon for the show and we’ve invited Christian Laettner to stop by and say hello.  We hope to see you there, too.

Today’s podcast features McGriddles, Jarrod Polson talk, a Duke preview, coaching suggestions, and Russia???

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

32 Comments for NYC Firefighter Statue of the Day Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

  1. Harrow's twink
    3:43 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Harrow will test positive for HIV.

  2. #Boss
    3:45 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    You can just glue a cut back together?

  3. Jughead
    3:46 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #1: Worked for Magic Johnson. Don’t knock it until you try it.

  4. SeoulCat
    3:49 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    WCS not knowing about Laettner probably has more to do with the fact that he’s from Kansas than his age (I bet he knows who Danny Manning is, though). I’ve seen five-year-old kids in Lexington wearing “I Still Hate Laettner” t-shirts.

  5. SeoulCat
    3:50 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #1 Your vagina just tested positive for the clap.

  6. Dr. Kildare
    3:54 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    From the sounds of things, young Mr. Harrow has mono. I suspect he will be out for a bit.

  7. schwing
    3:56 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    uh, the w key is nowhere near the m key on any keyboard.

  8. Rolo
    3:57 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Agree with Dr. Kildare, not good news for the lad, mono can last for months.

  9. Kneel
    4:00 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Come out in Buckhead with us tonight Drew

  10. kes
    4:03 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    i hope im wrong, but i bet harrow has MONO.

  11. Dr. Feel-Good
    4:10 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like Mr. Harrow has Addison’s disease. What shall we ever do? He may never recover.

  12. Harrow's twink
    4:11 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    5. I don’t have a vagina. I am Harrow’s twink.

  13. Mono
    4:12 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Mono is a version of the herpes virus. (serious) So is chicken pox also.

  14. Polson
    4:13 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I hooked Harrow up with a slut to get me some playing time for months. HAHAHA!

  15. Dr. Feel-Good
    4:17 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Also, can anyone tell me what the hell the Lakers were thinking? D’Antoni > Jackson?

  16. Ticket Monger
    4:17 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    poor utilities worker: tickets are how much? oh well, can’t afford them. i’ll just head home.
    barclays center ticket worker: well, why are you here again? oh you’re here helping restore power? no proof needed good sirs, just come in for free.


  17. RaleighCat
    4:21 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #9- Buckhead is so 1997. If you want to have fun in ATL head to Virgina-Highlands. Dark Horse Tavern, Moes & Joes, the big Taco Mac, etc. That’s where you need to be.

    Also, if you’re man enough, hit The Vortex in L5P. Trust me.

  18. Kneel
    4:28 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    17) Highlands is fun, especially if you’re a hipster.

  19. Rockfield, KY
    4:30 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I tend to agree with 17. I was in Buckhead last summer and other than the good restaurants, it had fallen off some. I like Flip Flops in Midtown, but the rest of Midtown is extremely strange.

  20. RYNO
    4:32 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    15) Here’s what they were thinking- $4 million < $10 million.

  21. shimsky
    4:33 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Jerry Tipton. JEEEEEZUS CHRIST! What a DICK text. Totally gay as hell.

  22. Chad
    4:47 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I suppose I’ll bounce around some downtown bars before the game. I’d like to check out stats for sure. Do me a favor and run Laettner off after the show. I don’t want to wind up in a Georgia jail for assault and if I see that prick I won’t be able to fight the urge to break his jaw.

  23. Dr. Feel-Good
    4:51 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    @20 I understand that they wouldn’t have to pay as much money for D’Antoni but, if you’re looking to win a championship, do you go with someone that has won 11 of them or someone who hasn’t won any? I also believe that D’Antoni is a great coach, but if you have the greatest coach of all time, whom has won your frachise 5 NBA championships willing to come out of retirement, I think you gotta go with Phil.

  24. RYNO
    5:00 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    23) Hard to argue with that bro- I’m just stating the obvious. Who the hell really knows what they were thinking? Maybe Phil made too many demands before they even started really negotiating and it made Jerry Buss mad. Word on the street is they don’t really like each other. But isn’t Phil with Jerry Bus’ daughter? Yeah. That’s what I was thinking too. A lot of drama for sure. Might work out better with D’Antoni on that front.

  25. RealCatsFan
    5:04 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Great story about Barclays center letting the utility workers in – yes, I can see it happening, as there are still some gracious people left in the world.

  26. RealCatsFan
    5:05 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    24, the radio said Phil wanted more control than the owners wanted to give, and he also wanted to limit travel according to his whims.

  27. Dr. Feel-Good
    5:20 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    @RYNO @RealCatsFan Yeah. I’d say you’re right. Probably alot of different reasons. Just like before he retired he didn’t want to go on road games and coach. WTF..who does that? And I’m sure they didn’t want to give up any ownership or stock (whatever) either.. probably just easier to go after D’Antoni, cheaper, and he’s really a heck of a coach. I loved watching them back in the day at Pheonix.

  28. Women Everywhere
    5:36 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Michael and Jim…yes and yes

  29. Triple-D
    6:36 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with Willie, Laettner doesn’t exist.

  30. Fake Ryan Lemond
    1:39 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, Tickets must have been outrageous OMU’s payscale isn’t that bad..Poor Guys!!!

  31. Fake Ryan Lemond
    1:43 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, I don’t work at OMU and can’t afford tickets will you hook my children and myself up with some tickets to a game.

  32. Fake Ryan Lemond
    1:45 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    That being said it’s a good story! even though I don’t believe their story.