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Philip Humber’s Sunday News and Views

Have you ever heard of Philip Humber? Yeah, me neither. You’re about to hear a lot about him over the next 24 hours. Philip Humber threw only the 21st perfect game in MLB history tonight. A perfect game hasn’t been thrown in nearly two years in Major League Baseball, but the drought ended at the hands of Humber against the Seattle Mariners in a 4-0 victory. The perfect game was described perfectly by Humber after the game when he simply said, “What just took place was just awesome.” Philip Humber entered the contest as a relatively unknown name in baseball. He was drafted as the 3rd overall pick in the 2004 draft by the New York Mets. Unfortunately Humber’s career got off to a slow start due to an elbow-ligament replacement surgery that sidelined him. In fact, Humber didn’t win a game in the majors until 2010. Now he has found his place in the history books as one of the few pitchers to achieve one of baseball’s greatest feats. When the game was finally over and perfection was achieved, Humber fell to his knees as his teammates raced toward him. The moment for Philip Humber was perfect in more than one way.

 

Now on to the Kentucky sports news from the day/evening…

 

The UK baseball team evened the 3-game home series with #1 ranked LSU in convincing fashion. The Wildcats used a hot start to pave the way to a 8-1 victory. Starting pitcher Jerad Grundy turned in one of the most impressive performances of the season, allowing just one run in six innings to pick up his first SEC win. Luke Maile added an 11th home run to his SEC-leading total on the season. The Cats and the Tigers will square off in what will surely be an exciting rubber match tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in Cliff Hagan Stadium. More than just the series is on the line for the two teams, as the winner will not only take possession of the outright SEC lead, but possibly the top spot in the country as well.

 

– The Blue/White scrimmage, despite the cool weather, left many fans with a sense of hope heading into the summer. Although not all was positive for the Cats on the day, many felt that the apparent change in play calling was one of the most exciting takeaways from the game. The coaching staff clearly has confidence in Maxwell Smith’s arm, as they drew up plenty of plays for him throughout the day. Smith finished with an impressive 45 pass attempts. Smith completed 29-45 throws for 353 yards and 2 TD’s. The down side might have been his two interceptions, but one was a tipped ball. The incompletions were not all Smith’s fault either, as eight of them were dropped balls. The coaching staff appears to have full confidence in Maxwell Smith following the spring season. Smith seems to have a better feel for the overall offense and settled into a rhythm as the game progressed, finding his targets on a variety of pass options.

 

– The most exciting playmaker (yes, I said playmaker!) was Demarco Robinson. Robinson caught 9 passes for 146 yards and 2 TD’s. Maxwell Smith went to Robinson often and the two clearly have a nice chemistry building.

 

– Perhaps the two biggest bright spots in the scrimmage, outside of individual performances, were the overall improved play of the wide receivers and the commitment by the coaching staff to involve the tight ends in the offense. The young offensive line might be in for a tough road in the SEC due to their lack in experience, but the solid pass protection allowed Smith to throw the ball as a primary option. The run protection/blocking was a different story, and probably proved to be one of the biggest negatives coming out of the scrimmage.

 

– Despite the inclement weather, an estimated 4,500 fans made it out to Commonwealth Stadium for the Blue/White scrimmage. The following picture was taken moments before kick-off.

 

The UK men’s tennis team advanced to the SEC tournament finals by defeating Ole Miss 4-0 today. Kentucky will have a tough title match with #2 in the SEC ranked Georgia Bulldogs (4th in the nation) at 2 p.m. tomorrow. This marks the second consecutive SEC finals appearance for Kentucky and the third in school history. Good luck to the Wildcats as they look to sweep the major SEC championships by winning the tournament title to go along with the regular season title.

 

– Nerlens Noel made the rounds in Lexington today while on his official visit. Apparently he even found time to stop by Henry Clay High School’s prom at the Hyatt Hotel.

 

In case you missed it, the Cincinnati Reds will be honoring the national championship Kentucky men’s basketball team on Tuesday night before their 7:10 p.m. game against the San Francisco Giants. 

 

– In another bit of exciting news, we’re looking to add new writers to KSRCollege.com for the summer and fall semester. To qualify, you must be a college student (preferably at Kentucky) and send a resume and a writing sample to [email protected] Entries need to be in by Monday, April 22, and all applicants must be available for an interview in Lexington on Sunday, April 29.

Article written by Ally Tucker

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

56 Comments for Philip Humber’s Sunday News and Views



  1. BigBrother
    11:16 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    Any estimates on attendance for the game?



  2. SouthBeachWildcat
    11:25 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    1 did you not read the post?



  3. Still da best
    11:29 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    8 drops and a “bright spot” was “the play of the wide receivers” ??? Am I missing something or were he drops by te’s and rb’s?



  4. Fukfootball
    11:31 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    F this team they suck
    Uk will win two games and dumb fuc$ Barnhart will extend him

    Love uk basketball but f the football team

    And to the Bbn that say I’m not a true fan … You’re right I hate the football team
    I don’t follow a program that sucks for fifty yrs with retards that keep giving the admin money yr after yr for sh it results
    Stop going stop paying n guess what change will come may take two or three yrs but the pres will fire butthard

    F uk football
    F the cheating adulterer, aledgedly



  5. BigBrother
    11:31 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    @2 Sorry I thought that was a Joke. Wow 4.5k.



  6. Haha
    11:38 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    We need to start pulling for sale signs up around coomonweath

    That troll butthart needs to go

    So does the joke he’s bring it down

    Not as good as Mary ho. P. did but he’s not as skilled



  7. UofL fans
    11:45 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    Despite the inclement weather? It rained at our scrimmage and we had 15k. Fair weather, band wagon UK fans. Go ahead and be baseball fans b/c you know that whooping is coming in September.



  8. Nerlens
    11:50 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    You can almost see my high top fade in the pic above!



  9. 8is great
    11:52 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    #7 I’m sorry but I thought the whipping was about 3 weeks ago.



  10. 8is great
    11:57 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    The blocking was a negative.If you know anything that’s a pretty big negative.I guess Joker firing Books OL coach and special teams coach is looking real good now.



  11. UofL fans
    12:02 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    @9 Losing by 8 points in the Final Four in Basketball is not a whipping. Getting beat 12-0 in baseball is…

    None of that will compare to what will happen in September. You will lose by a lot more that 8 points.

    Remember we’re talking football right now. I know basketball is all you have in Lexington besides the Tin Roof resturant/bar, but try to switch gears; you’re suppossed to be SEC….



  12. yousuck
    12:03 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Damn I miss basketball season.



  13. Has the answer
    12:05 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    I ENJOY NEGATIVE FOOTBALL POST ALMOST AS MUCH AS MATT JONE POLITICAL VIEWS. GARBAGE!!!!!!!!
    LOVE THE BASKETBALL STUFF! HIGHLANDS FOOTBALL RULES!!!



  14. UL SUCKS
    12:11 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    In other words you got your ass kicked in the FINAL FOUR and still have championship envy.Hell we even kicked ass in rifle.Its OK to be little brother to a champion, but make no mistake you will never be nothing but little brother.Now don’t you need to go to some restaurant in the ville and clean up after your coach!



  15. UL SUCKS
    12:15 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s see UL is 1 of 3 against UK the last 4 years.real dominant



  16. UofL fans
    12:20 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    @ 14 15 Easy OLDer bro, as you put it. You should be thanking us. A lot of those 4 thousand fans at the Spring Game were UofL fans showing support for Joker. We love Joker! If not for us, you would have had only 1K at the game.

    Long Live Joker!!! I don’t know why more UofK fans don’t support him????



  17. 44 Stitches
    12:31 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    10:20 left in the Jazz/Magic game and Kanter just worked Orton!



  18. BirdGame
    12:32 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Can I get an extra “we beat Tennessee” poster? I don’t want forget the comedy of your spring game over the summer.



  19. Big Blue 66
    12:33 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    ha ha, Kanter guarding Orton in the Jazz, Magic game…very cool…..UL fans, if you want to watch two of your guys play against eachother, they sometimes show D league games but you will have to travel the prison games. LOL @ ghetto schools



  20. Big cuz is the man
    12:33 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Older bro as I put it? Like that’s even a question hell no that’s a fact.Our fans were probably down at Rupp cleaning on our 8 banners.We will show up when the season starts just like we always do. Even though our football is down we will still wip our little bro in sept. and send you back to your watered down little PEE -WEE football conference. If you still enough members to still be a conference I guess



  21. bigredleedsblue
    12:37 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Typical UL fan. If we do beat your mediocre team in September are you going to say, “well I’m really a golf fan/woman’s basketball fan/water polo fan?” You all are the most pathetic fan base in all of sports! Only the biggest of losers would spend time talking trash on a rivals message board three weeks after they lost to them in the most important game of the season. Have fun staying up the rest of the night pouting!!!



  22. Big cuz is the man
    12:38 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    18 spoken like a true little bother wanting a poster of his big bro.WE can get you a poster of beating you in the FF if you want it too.WE can get a national champion poster too since most of you wasnt even alive the last time you got one yourselves.



  23. E
    12:38 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    UofL fans are funny. Fair-weather fans are exactly what you all have. You had half empty stadiums when you had Kragthorpe. You all are magicians the way you appear and disappear constantly.



  24. UofL fans
    12:43 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    This is funny. We’re talking football and all you can do is talk basketball. Those of you that still believe in your team:

    Do you really think you’re going to win Sept. 2nd?

    Tell me. Reallly? I’ve not talked to one UK fan in person that really believes you’re going to win in September.



  25. Big cuz is the man
    12:43 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    #21 That’s OK let little brother feel good about a practice.Nothing else good has happened for them in some time.Hell at least they finally got in a conference to make them relavent out side the ville.Oh that didnt work out to good either.



  26. BigBrother
    12:45 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    #24 Don’t be surprised when we beat the hell out of UofL in Sept. Charlie strong can’t even talk right and he will be speechless after the game. Believe me. You guys are overrated!



  27. UofL fans
    12:50 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    #26 Bwhahahaha yes! I love it! hahahaha. You keep thinking that “BigBro”.



  28. Fandango
    12:55 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s a comparison of the estimated/announced attendance at various SEC Spring Football Games for 2012:
    Alabama: 78,526
    Arkansas: 45,250
    Georgia: 44,117
    Auburn: 43,427
    Florida: 38,100
    Tennessee: 35,421
    South Carolina: 34,513
    L.S.U.: 33,000
    Ole Miss: 25,000
    Mississippi State: 22,604
    Missouri: 18,614
    Vandy: 8,500
    Kentucky: 4,500

    By contrast, today’s attendance at UK’s baseball game was 2,625, more than half of the announced crowd at Commonwealth Stadium (a very generous estimate apparently). Can the enthusiasm for UK football fall much lower?



  29. bigredbleedsblue
    1:07 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Fine you wanna talk football UL fans. Here are some interesting facts: UL barely has over .500 winning record and that is really something especially since they have played in the BIg East/Conference USA/Metro league. They erected a statue of Johnny Unitas, one great pro ball player by the way, but had a moderate if not mediocre college career while a cardinal (one of the greatest football players ever couldn’t make you winners)! And yep our team is typically bottom-feeders in the SEC, but what does that say about you who have losing records against us? You are delusional if you think you can come on here and brag about football to us. We compete against champions in the SEC, while you all are a bunch of jokes! Enjoy Charlie over-rated Strong while he lasts, because if history has taught us anything it’s that coaches of UL can’t wait to move on to anything else!



  30. Red Bird
    1:08 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Yo homie you see my bruh on the A&E sho The First 48? Word up homie thats was him fo real dough! Beleive dat… We be reppin the L. Flat Bill and all son. FIU is Final 4 bound G!!!! Word up. Charlie Strong is the shizznit.



  31. 44 Stitches
    1:12 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Joker Phillips or Charlie Strong take your pick… Neither one could coach themselves out of a wet paper bag.



  32. Han
    1:13 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Odd couple days in baseball. Yesterday had 2 inside-the-parkers and a triple play, today had a perfect game and a Cubs win. (My poor Cubbies…)

    Wasn’t the last perfect game for the White Sox, too? Buerle, I think?

    24) Most of us don’t really have any faith in our football team, but it’s still funny as hell when we beat UL anyway, and then you all go back to your ridiculous “our 3rd and 4th year players will beat your frosh because of our experience” basketball claims.



  33. bigredbleedsblue
    1:20 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    UofL fans are delusional. These people are the most complete waste of space in the world. I hate UNC because they are a rival. I want to beat my SEC foes because of bragging right. But UL fans are the most ridiculously pathetic people I know. You can’t even have a intelligent conversation with them. It’s like trying to reason with an acute mental patient!



  34. Adam
    1:57 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    That’s what UK gets for scheduling the spring game on the same day as THUNDER over Louisville!

    I love college football and every game is a battle. UK-UL in September will be a battle. UL may have an advantage but to say that the CATS don’t have a chance is just a dream scenario for Cards fans.

    The Cats do have a chance.

    The run game is where the winner is found. Every season the winner of our rivalry game is whoever gains more on the ground. Josh Clemons > Dominique Brown

    Let’s Go

    P.S. Our team won’t have to worry about the lack of fan support because we are on the road.



  35. blue fan of the day
    2:04 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    JACOB RUSSEL!!! he ran for a 56yd TD. No love?

  36. Louisville fan talking smack. Kentucky fan says UK beating UL in the FF was most important game of the season. UK fan is wrong because UK beating UL in the FF was the most important game EVER in the history of the rivalry. UL fan stick to “wait till…..” comments. I will just keep reminding you of the loss 3 weeks ago. Moral victory for you by the looks of it by only getting beat by 8. You win 1 game in 4 years in football and you wanna run your mouth. You Louisvillle fans remind me of my cousin when I was younger. I used to beat him up all the time cause …well cause I could. So one day he got lucky and connected. He ran that mouth till the next time I saw him. I gave him a beating that was sure to shut him up. Nope. He still talks about that one time. 100’s of beatings but remembers that 1 time. Louisville you might win one and get lucky every now and again, but just remember that you are a joke. I’m still waiting on “we won an Oramge Bowl and the Big East” comment.



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  38. Gddhu
    7:38 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Joker Phillips is our obama



  39. REAL BLY
    7:52 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    JOKER 4EVAAAAA!!! what a joke….3 wins this season….write it down!!!



  40. Jimmy
    8:05 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    4500 in attendance? Yeah, Barnhart, if you count the players, coaches, referees, student assistants, concession workers, police officers, medical officials. Actual fans in the stands, probably 3,000. Just like last year, instead of announcing the true attendance, Barnhart would announce “tickets distributed”, which is not a true count of butts in the seats.



  41. REAL BLY
    8:10 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    4500??? Looks like 450 to me!!!! TERRIBLE!!!!



  42. 3 fan
    8:18 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Friends who went put estimate of fans at 2,000. Stupid to open it to public



  43. crazycatfan
    8:22 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    WHERE’S THE PICS OF NOEL ON HIS ROUNDS IN LEXINGTON YESTERDAY?????????????????????????



  44. Ridge Runner
    8:42 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    37) Good to see UK’s professors have made it to KSR and chime in. We have a place here for yup…every1.
    😉



  45. Joker
    8:45 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Why so serious?



  46. Ridge Runner
    8:45 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Hope the Cats can take the rubber match from LSU today. That series win would be huge.



  47. catmandues
    8:49 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    44, LMAO



  48. tdogg40330
    9:00 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    35) Anderson Co represent !!



  49. BBN
    9:18 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Where are the KSR journal articles on Matt’s experience during the NCAA NC trophy tour? Were they posted on the KSR College site?



  50. Beavis
    9:22 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    U of L fan,,,,Is the game Sept 2nd???? No I do not expect the Cats to be competitive,,,they will be lucky to win two games. However,,,,you guys play in the Big Least,,,UK is in the SEC. I would not brag about playing in the Beast East if I were you,,,,what a joke. As far as the basketball game is concerned,,,,you guys deserve all the heat we can dish out. Before the final four game this web site was full of U of L fans making stupid comments. You guys had no shot at beating UK but you persisted,,,,I will give you credit for that.



  51. Come on Man!!!!
    9:59 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky needs to put chair backs in that stadium. Lord knows the fans have paid for that place ten fold over the years! Come on Barnhart!!!!!!



  52. Big Blue 66
    10:54 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    UL fans keep switching back and forth, cmon are you trying to be a basketball school, or a football school, because the truth of the matter is, minus a 5 year span in the early to mid 80’s you have been neither. At least UK knows who we are.



  53. buzzard
    11:41 am April 22, 2012 Permalink

    I went to the Blue White game, and after the game Matt Roark was signing posters that were given out before the game. My wife said to Matt, “I’d love to have you sign my poster but I took it to my car” (we did not want to get it messed up) Matt said, “you can have mine. I can get another one” he then signed the poster and gave it to my wife.

    I would like to thank Matt for this. He was a super nice guy.

    UofL trolls can suck it… nothing better to do than talk smack because they’ve won one football game in the last 4 yrs.

    GO CATS!



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  55. MCaron855
    12:54 pm April 22, 2012 Permalink

    No one cares about Baseball. Really.



  56. Louisville
    11:38 pm April 22, 2012 Permalink

    Lol KY fans are sooo dumb! 52 I’m sure KY knows who we are….get a job