Over the weekend, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III got married, so logically, he should be on a beach doing absolutely nothing right now, right? Wrong. RG3 took a break from his honeymoon to post what may be the oddest video I’ve seen on the internet in a while, which is saying something. Check out “Pop Rocks and Tootsie Pops,” the first official video release for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griffin III:
The video was actually posted back in March, but only went viral when RG3 posted it on his official Facebook page Monday. And yes, that’s his wife, Rebecca, and her sister dancing and singing behind him. I particularly enjoy the choreographed dance moves and backup singers’ matching outfits. They obviously put some effort into this. That mask may be creepy, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t dancing around a little in my chair right now.
Pop Rocks and Tootsie Pops…Pop Rocks and Tootsie Pops…Pop Rocks and Tootsie Pops…
Cue the “Night Court” theme for me, Shannon. And stay goofy, RG3.
News and views…
— At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, we’ll find out where 3-star WR TV Williams will play his college ball. Williams is expected to choose Kentucky over Nebraska, Oregon State, Houston and California. He’s considered the 65th best WR in the nation by 247, and many believe he’s very underrated because of his size. With a 4.4 40, he’s fast enough to play in the slot, and is an absolute playmaker in the open field. He’d be a great fit in Neal Brown’s system, so get your dice out and get ready to play some YAHTZEE tomorrow. It’s been a while.
— In current UK football player news, a trio of players were named to CollegeSportsMadness.com’s preseason All-SEC team on Monday: senior linebacker Avery Williamson, junior defensive end Alvin Bud Dupree and sophomore punter Landon Foster. Williamson was named to the second team, while Dupree and Foster were honored with third-team selections. The three were also named preseason All-SEC by Phil Steele’s College Football last month. Williamson and Dupree were also placed on the 2013 College Football Performance Awards Defensive Awards Watch List, while Foster was listed on the 2013 CFPA Punter Award Watch List.
I wonder which two will get to go to Media Days next week?
— Do you like heroes and UK football? The team’s annual Heroes Day has been scheduled for the November 9th game against Missouri, so mark your calendars. That also might be one of Kentucky’s best chances to get an SEC win, so #PackCommonwealth.
— On Monday, the newly supersized Daniel Orton (Thunder) faced off against Doron Lamb (Magic) in the NBA Summer League. The Thunder beat the Magic by one, with Orton scoring 9 points with 7 rebounds and Lamb putting up 16 points off 4-9 shooting. Afterwards, Lamb told reporters that he’s taken the Magic’s request to work on his body and game during the offseason to heart:
“Everybody had been telling me that it was a big summer for me and I wanted to go out and work hard and get my body right. I want to be able to guard certain players in the post and be stronger. I’m not getting as tired as quick as I used to and I’m stronger going to the rim. I’m still getting the ball up when I get fouled and I’m making shots. It’s all paying off for me.”
I, for one, am just happy all that extra time in the weight room isn’t affecting his tweeting habits.
— It might be time to add another visitor to the list for Big Blue Madness. 2014 SG Devin Booker hinted to Rivals’ Corey Albertson that he might visit for Madness with his friend Stanley Johnson. Johnson reportedly interrupted Booker’s interview to tell Albertson “We’ve visiting together! Devin, tell him we’re visiting together,” to which Booker just smiled and nodded, but maintained that the plans weren’t final yet. He’s considered the 16th best player in the class by ESPN and has had an offer from the Cats for a while now. Come on down and enjoy the Madness, Devin.
— A reminder of how good this year’s team could be: 7 of Chad Ford’s Top 30 2014 Draft prospects are Cats:
2. Julius Randle
7. Andrew Harrison
13. Willie Cauley-Stein
20. James Young
21. Alex Poythress
25. Dakari Johnson
30. Aaron Harrison
Ford says Marcus Lee could be a late second round pick in 2014 if he decides to go pro. If the hype surrounding Lee in this summer’s pickup games is legit, that stock will do nothing but rise before next June.
— Have you checked out Drew Franklin’s Peach Jam preview yet? If not, scroll down. Matt, Drew, and Chris Tomlin leave for the event on Wednesday, and while it’s the best recruiting event of the summer, the off-the-court stories that come out of it are even better. I can’t be the only one that wants a podcast of Chris Tomlin doing play-by-play of the awkward social interactions going down at the Hooters, can I?
Why do we love John Calipari? There are about a million answers to that question, but his ability to poke fun at himself is up there for me. Last Friday, Cal and his son Brad went to a Yankees game, and posted a picture of themselves, namely Cal wearing a ridiculous floral shirt, on Twitter. Naturally, we posted it on KSR, and the BBN being the BBN, the shirt jokes began. On Monday, Cal decided to play a little game on Twitter, asking fans for the most clever answer as to where he got the shirt (which is actually from the Tommy Bahama store in the Jersey Shore). Cal said the answer that made him laugh the most came from Austin Chastain, who said that Cal got the shirt at Charlie Sheen’s yard sale. Well done, Austin. For that, you get one of Cal’s old sweatsuits:
Maybe if you’re lucky there will be some Orange Leaf coupons in the pockets.
— Jerry Tipton did his best Not Jerry Tipton impression over the weekend by interviewing a UK fan who claimed she would “opt out of the BBN” if Rupp Arena adds premium seating options in the renovation plans. While the lady is obviously a little out of it if she thinks the arena will happen without those options, it did spark some lively discussion about the renovations. Coincidentally, we also found out that there will be a “major announcement concerning Rupp Arena and the Lexington Center” Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Whether or not UK sends a representative (Eli Capilouto or Mitch Barnhart) will very telling as to how negotiations are going between the school and the city so far. Matt wrote a post earlier about what Tuesday’s announcement could mean, so go take a look if you’re so inclined.
— On Tuesday, Drew Barker will stop by with his latest diary entry, which will recap his time at the Elite 11 Finals/The Opening. Here’s a teaser to get you ready:
On TV Williams, who announces Tuesday night: “[TV] is lighting fast. If you watch his highlight film, you can see he’s playmaker in the open space, which, in the Air Raid offense, you need those guys who can take a one-yard pass and make it an 80-yard touchdown.”
Matt and Ryan will be LIVE from Conley Bottom Resort in Monticello in the morning to talk CATS and give away some tickets to a basketball home game this season. If that’s not enough reason to go, I hear there are dogs on surfboards. See you then.