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Rivers Cuomo’s Tuesday News and Views

This seems too perfect to be a coincidence.  Exactly one day after the Kentucky Sports Radio show was tossed from the airwaves due to the always vague “technical difficulties” and anxious Cat fans were served with a heavy repetitive dose of Weezer’s Memories, the band’s front man celebrates his birth.  Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo ushers in the start of his Dirk year and will celebrate his 41st birthday , most likely by dressing like a 5’6″ version of Boogie Cousins.  And there ain’t nothing wrong with that.  So, happy birthday to you, Rivers.  Thanks for filling the air for us Monday.  You can take Tuesday off. 

A few UK notes…

 – If there was anything notable to come from Monday’s news cycle, it was the ESPN article profiling Terrence Jones’ return.  The story, which documented Terrence Jones’ thought process on returning to UK and his goals for next season, came with a very calculated and telling statement from Coach Cal about what he expects from #3 this season.  Cal told Andy Katz that he wants Jones to develop into a Derrick Williams-type player for the Cats next season, meaning he wants him to evolve from finding a way to get stats into a player who can be counted on as a team leader and a dominant rebounder.  For next year’s team, that’s imperative and Jones seemed to find himself frustrated at times last year when he seemed to be less confident in knowing his role.  He clearly knows now.  Comparing Jones to Williams goes beyond that point, though, and again shows both how Calipari can use the media to motivate his players, as well as speak to what they want to hear.  Williams solidified himself as a top-2 pick in this year’s draft, which Jones aspires to be, through an aggressive mentality that allowed him to expand his game and showcase his talents as a 3 or a 4.  If you’re Terrence Jones, who doesn’t seem to have a defined position at the NBA level at this point and was told that from some NBA people, your ears have to perk up.  He knows what he has to do.  Cal knows what he has to do.  Now they have to get their together.  A very smart and calculated move by Calipari. 

 – The article also said that Jones will attend the Kevin Durant Skills Camp in Chicago next weekend.  The annual event is hosted by the Oklahoma City star and features some of the top wing players in the country.  This year’s camp is scheduled to host 20 high school players and 10 college guys.  Jones and Harrison Barnes have already been leaked as official attendees, but the full list won’t be announced until the camp starts June 26. 

 – It was yet another day in the world of Kentucky basketball as the world weighed in on the John Calipari 500 wins debate.  It was pretty much your standard run of opinions when it comes to Calipari with some shrugging it off as ridiculous and some lighting their torches and getting ready to storm the gates.  One of the names of those ready to bag on Cal was someone you probably wouldn’t have guessed.  Peter Gammons of the MLB Network.  Yes, Peter Gammons.


C’mon, Peter.  Don’t be a grouch.  Just go grab a hug from Harold Reynolds and cheer up.

 – It was a busy week for a number of the 2012 basketball recruits the Cats are chasing after in terms of visits.  Rodney Purvis took a group trip to Missouri to see his old buddy Tim Fuller, while Shabazz Muhammad stopped by Texas A&M and Mitch McGary threw alliteration a bone and visited Maryland.  All three players remain high priorities for the Cats.  Meanwhile, another kiddo that’s getting a heavy press from the Cats, Archie Goodwin, named Kentucky as one of his “hot” schools. 

 – Enes Kanter scheduled a workout with the Wizards for Friday, who remain interested in trading up for him, and DeAndre Liggins showcased his skills for the Nets before moving on to the Pistons later this week.  Perhaps the most interesting note regarding the Cats bound for the NBA Draft is that Brandon Knight continues to refuse to work out with anyone head-to-head.  Knight did not workout against Isaiah Thomas in Sacramento and wouldn’t battle against Kemba Walker for the Raptors.  It seems that Knight subscribes to the same theory as BTI when it comes to love-making.  Why potentially make yourself look bad with another person involved when you’re so darn good by yourself?  No sense in messing up a good thing.

 – Hey, speaking of that, umm….Kyrie Irving is in a little situation.  Now, don’t click on that link if you’re at work, in front of your kids or pretty much anywhere that might frown on things you wouldn’t read or talk about in front of your mother.  And if that is the case, just know that karma appears to have struck Dan Gilbert roughly 24 hours after he revelled in LeBron’s defeat.

That’s it for now.  Make sure you stick around as we get things back in order Tuesday and finally defeat the radio demons that tore us down Monday.  Matt has promised that there will be no stopping him from airing Kentucky Sports Radio at 10am.  It’s in my contract to not question him, so let’s assume that to be true.  Make sure you stop by and join us.  In the meantime, celebrate repetitive Weezer music one last time…

….See you in a few.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

47 Comments for Rivers Cuomo’s Tuesday News and Views

  1. oldkentucky
    12:10 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Who is Peter Gammons? I’ve never heard of him.

  2. Gay dar
    12:11 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    kyrie is so pissed right now

  3. Bbn
    12:12 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Lolololol kyrie u are ridiculous. Do you thiNk she will actually so that to him?

  4. Bbn
    12:13 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    How good is twany beckam btw?

  5. oldkentucky
    12:13 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Who is Peter Gammons?

  6. LOL
    12:18 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    So it’s worse to get your rocks off with someone than to get a woman knocked up?..cough cough Liggins..cough cough.

    12:20 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    If you are who you hire then does that make the MLB network a douchebag?

  8. Cobb
    12:28 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Nice to see Gammons laid off of the weed and white boy blues long enough to rant on a sport he knows next to nothing about.

  9. AKA cold buckets
    12:33 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Gammons is just another member of the media (who doesn’t cover basketball btw) that has no idea what he’s talking about and takes a cheap shot at Calipari. Soooo dumb. Will people ever stop with this sh*t?


  10. Lex07
    12:34 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Peter Gammons is still alive? I thought he died a while ago.

  11. Parker
    12:41 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Will somebody explain the kyrie Irving thing with Dan Gilbert. My the link on my iPhone isn’t working.

  12. Jimmy Snuka
    12:43 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    F**k Peter Gammons!

  13. Owen
    12:50 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Now wait a second… was she masturbating too? ‘Cause that’s totally forgivable. I mean, if she’s in Hawaii what other kind of action is he gonna get from her?

  14. Nick Saban's Medical Redshirts
    1:04 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Peter Gammons is a self-proclaimed UNC fan. That might help explain his tweet about Cal.

  15. Just a guy
    1:11 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Gammons is a Tarheel (’69 UNC Grad) so he’s got the sanctimony down pat. I think it’s a prerequisite to graduate down there.

  16. iWantToGrowUpAndBeTheDrewFranklin
    1:27 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    I like Gammons, fellow Red Sox fan. I wish he’d stick to baseball…

  17. RealMissHawaii needs to call me
    1:29 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Peter Gammons has no right to comment on UK basketball and he knows it. We have over 2,000 wins. Suck it. If I’m the Cavs I take Derrick Williams first anyways Kyrie has very little worthwhile game tape and is anything but explosive. Derrick Williams and Enes Kanter would be so sick together. They already have Baron Davis.

  18. Hmmm
    5:04 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    So I guess ESPN is a company that drives under the influence of alcohol (Jalen Rose), sexually harasses women (Sean Salisbury) and has one testicle (John Kruk), I mean, if you are who you hire.

  19. Patmycrotch
    6:21 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    So, I guess Matt is going to be all butt-hurt today over Peter Gammons comments.

  20. SexnNursinHomes
    6:23 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Peter Gammons- what a dried up dog turd
    Peter’s rationality:

    Cal and his 500 wins=Bad

    Steroids helping baseball players to wins=Good

  21. UKHoopshysteria
    7:09 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Peter “Puffer” Gammons
    You think UNC and ole Roy would have to give up a few games if the NCAA had the fortitude to investigate the so-called impermissable benefits/gifts its players received a few yrs back?
    Of course not…it was brushed under the rug w/ a slap on the wrist given.

  22. hersheyisabear
    7:33 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    I saw Peter Gammons get the shit knocked out of him in a Nashville. No joke. He is a pansy. Also, he is a moron.

  23. Nathan
    8:08 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    were the wins at Umass and Memphis vacated from the coach or the schools, or does that matter? if they were vacated from the schools only than Cal still has 500+ wins.

  24. Buckets
    8:08 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    18 – One testicle… LOLOLOL!!! Peter’s old and great at covering baseball. That said, he’s old and a Tar Heel fan. No biggie him throwing a barb. He was saying that as a rival fan, not a journalist. I hope Matt doesn’t throw a tantrum over it.

  25. philthyphil
    8:17 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Hey Gammons, does MLB still recognize the HR records of ‘roid users Bonds, McGuire & Sosa? They do so STFU!!

  26. Kidnut
    8:23 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Doesn’t UMASS still have the Final Four Banner hanging in their gym? Seriously, this is goofy as all get out.

  27. Cat fan in TN
    8:24 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Peter Gammons is great at covering baseball. He’s entitled to his opinion, even though I don’t agree with it. Everyone should just calm down. Who gives a crap?

  28. Buckhead Cat
    8:28 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Gammons is a UNC grad. Look it up.

  29. Ncaa Sucks
    8:33 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    The ncaa does anything to keep the attention off certain Universities. This would probably be a no issue if OSU wasn’t in the spotlight for cheating the past few weeks… They know anything that involves UK basketball will get blasted in the media.. They will not talk about OSU for a while and give them a slap on the wrist and that will be that.

  30. Gammons other Testicle
    8:43 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Hey I was lost deep sea fishing accident for shrimp in the swampy waters of Arizona.

  31. yesterdays
    8:45 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Peter Gammons is a an idiot. The dude is always trying to stir things up on Twitter. He also tweeted a reference to Mike Huckabee being a member of the KKK. The guy is a baseball announcer. I guarantee you he’s never met Cal and probably doesn’t know a whole lot about basketball or politics

  32. Brew Crew
    8:46 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Peter Gammons released a CD in 2006 with such titles as “Nyquil Blues” and “Bad Teeth.” Not sure what to do with this.

  33. Al's IndiCats
    8:46 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Seriously who cares what anyone says, I agree if it was the universities that had to relinquish the wins and Cal was cleared of any wrong doing, WTH?

  34. Nutwrap
    9:20 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    I loved this quote from Eric Crawford about what UK’s apology should be on the Calipari celebration:

    “Dear Public, Our Bad. Sincerely, UK”

    I hope they comply with the NCAA in as little a way as possible.

  35. Haggin Hall
    9:26 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    If you really are what you hire, then what does that make Louisville?

  36. Nathan
    9:29 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    How was the presentation of the game ball worded, did they say congradulations on your 500th NCAA win or just on your 500th college basketball win?

  37. truthtopower
    9:37 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

  38. Marcus L. Owens
    9:39 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    1. Andre Drummond – UConn has had great success with putting big guys in the pros and he plays right in their back yard yet Kentucky is still in the running. Hard to see him leaving his home state.

    2. Shabazz Muhammad – Word on the street is that UCLA is in the lead but there was a time when some believed Kentucky was the front runner. UCLA has put guys like Jrue Holiday and Russell West Brook in the league recent after a year or two but neither were really stars nationally. At UK he will be a star, nationally.

    3. Mitch McGary – Indiana native whose stock has risen since heading the Northeast to work on his game and he now finds himself in the top 5 nationally. Not sure how serious UK is in this young man but they are on his list.

    4. DaJuan Coleman – This class is stacked with quality bigs but just like Andre Drummond Coleman plays a short drive from a Big East heavy weight. Many believe Syracuse is a leader because of location but UK is definitively in the mix. Coach Cal made a special trip to watch him play during the NCAA tournament.

    5. Brandon Ashley – Long lanky athlete from the West Coast has UK high on his wish list. Played on the same AAU squad that produced Kyle Witjer. Also lists UCLA, Zona and KU.

    6. Rodney Purvis – Is he a point guard or inst he? At 6’4 the former Louisville commit can slash and finish with best of them but he also a great passer. I personally believe if UK wants him they can have him.

    7. Archie Goodwin – Goodwin suffered a wrist injury and will miss time from the AAU and camp circuit this summer. The Arkansas native is a must have for new head coach Mike Anderson but UK may have something to say about that.

    8. Kaleb Tarczewski – The 7 footer recently visited KU and lists UNC, Zona a long with UK. Will he get an offer?

    9. Ricardo Ledo – Some believe UK is in the lead for the former Providence commit. Plays on the same AAU team as DaJuan Coleman. I will take that package deal in a heart beat. The 6’6 SG is regarded as the top score in the 2012 class.

    10. Perry Ellis – Kansas native has been on UK’s radar since BCG. Very strong PF with a great motor. Ellis is Bill Self’s top priority for 2012 not coach Cal’s but UK is in the mix.

  39. Nathan
    9:42 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    35) Quick and sticky

  40. BlueFins
    9:57 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Peter Gammons should stick to baseball. He’s on the clock anyway.

  41. Nibrocboy
    10:31 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Do you suppose Peter Gammons is just talking out of both sides of his mouth? Usually that baseball jock sniffer onlt talks out of the left side. Have you noticed this? Maybe he has bad teeth or no teeth.

  42. Marcus L. Owens
    10:49 am June 14, 2011 Permalink

    32. LOL

  43. Cheryl
    2:51 pm June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Peter Who? You are what you hire? Really what does that make MLB? Hmmmmm I could think of a few choice things. Stick to baseball pal, fewer people are paying attention and you probably won’t look so stupid.

  44. chris
    3:05 pm June 14, 2011 Permalink

    hey peter do not talk about my team lol

  45. Cat89
    3:17 pm June 14, 2011 Permalink

    #43 Bhahahahahahahah! Suck it Peter

  46. carolinacat
    3:43 pm June 14, 2011 Permalink

    Weezer rocks….

  47. yeahright
    8:33 am June 15, 2011 Permalink

    Stick to boreball, Gammons.
    And by the way, sukkit!