I’ve got a treat for all you males who loyally read KSR. Tonight’s news and views are dedicated to America’s sweetheart Roseanne Barr. She turns 60 years old today. She doesn’t look a day over 72 if you ask me. Roseanne is married to Tom Arnold and won an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for her starring role on “Roseanne.” I don’t know if it was a good show or not. My mom wouldn’t let me watch it due to Roseanne’s crassness. However, thanks to Young Money and Gucci Mane (1:01) I do know that her son was soft.
Okay, enough about Roseanne. Let’s get to some news. And views.
**In concerning news, Anthony Davis left tonight’s Hornets game after being elbowed by teammate Austin Rivers. Generally, teammates don’t try to elbow each other during games so I’ll assume this was an accident. Davis was being tested for a concussion. Results are unknown at this point. Upon leaving the game Davis had 8 points, 6 rebounds, & 2 blocks in 14 minutes of action. We wish the big guy a quick recovery. Austin Rivers, this is why you can’t have nice things.
UPDATE: Davis suffered a mild concussion and will not travel with the team to Chicago on Saturday.
**Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had his NBA debut tonight for the Charlotte Bobcats against the Indiana Pacers. It didn’t go well individually for Kidd-Gilchrist, but his team won 90-89. As we know, winning has always been the most important thing to MKG so I’m sure he is happy. He finished with 2 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 1 assist in 20 minutes of action. Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points for the Pacers. No word on if UNC paid for his mother to be there.
**The football team kicks off against Vanderbilt tomorrow at 12:00 EST. It will be televised on ESPNU. There is a high of 50 degrees and a 30% chance of rain. This is Joker’s best remaining opportunity for an SEC win and that weather could force us to run it more, which Rashawn thinks is a way we can win the game. I hope a good crowd shows up to support the players.
**Larry Vaught interviewed Howard Schnellenberger about the UK football program. Matt details what was said here. Most notable is that he says UK’s facilities shouldn’t be an issue in having success. I don’t know if I agree. I’ve seen Alabama’s facilities, and they do pretty well at college football.
**Darnell Dodson was drafted by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in tonight’s D-league draft. KSR favorite Lukasz Orbzut was once a Fort Wayne Mad Ant. Dodson was the 12th pick in the fourth round. This is great and all, but I just wish he could have made a couple of threes against West Virginia a few years ago. As Matt alluded to on twitter earlier, I’m sure Darnell is sky high with excitement.
**Tom Crean attended the Justin Bieber concert at the YUM! Center tonight. That’s the joke.
**In the first half, Eric Bledsoe has 6 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist in 7 minutes of action for the Clippers against Jodie Meeks’ Los Angeles Lakers. Meeks did not play in the first half.
**6 days ’til Brooklyn.
That’s all we have for tonight, be sure and tune into the KSR pre-game show on 630 WLAP in the morning as Matt, Drew, and Ryan will be on the air bringing you whatever ridiculousness is happening and getting the #FreeRyanLemond movement in full swing. If you don’t know what that is, tune in and I’m certain it will be discussed.