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ALMOST the Last Sunday Without College Football Morning Links

We are inching oh so close to the return of college football and NFL football back into our lives. You know it’s getting close to that time when meaningless NFL pre-season games can captivate our attention on a Saturday night. You know it’s getting close when you drive down Euclid and you see 800 Kentucky female freshmen all wearing the same color shirt, prepping for Rush Week. And you know it’s getting close to that time when you start seeing guys put on their Martha Stewart pants to host and put on extravagant and well-thought out parties for their fantasy football drafts. We’re getting close people. Hang on just a little longer…and browse through some Sunday morning links while you do…

 

—- The quarterback race seems to be drawing closer to a conclusion, as reports continue to trickle out that Jalen Whitlow has been the most impressive at the position for a while now. Either way though, Whitlow figures to be a huge part of the plan. 

—- Mark Stoops has done just about everything right since his arrival in Lexington, including a recent discovery that he has been sending Kentucky-themed care packages to former UK players who are taking part in NFL training camps. What you might not know is that this practice started about 3 years ago under Joker Phillips’ staff. UK associate athletic director Susan Lax spear-headed the project, which she says has gained more traction this year than ever due to the popularity of Twitter, Instagram and other forms of social media.

—- The SEC was once again the Belle of the Ball yesterday when the AP Football Top 25 pre-season rankings were released. Alabama continues to grip the top spot, while a host of other SEC schools (most of which Kentucky has to play this season) made the cut as well. Here’s a closer look at the schools at the top to start the season. 

—- More details about 2015 football standout prospect DeAntre Turman have emerged following his tragic passing during a football scrimmage on Saturday. According to the Atlanta Journal, Turman was a well-liked kid who everyone expected to make the most of his opportunities in life. Once again, another set of well wishes to Turman’s family from all of the Big Blue Nation.

Article written by Ally Tucker

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

12 Comments for ALMOST the Last Sunday Without College Football Morning Links



  1. Crazy Curtis
    10:30 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    Cats by 21 over Western. I put down my whole annuity and some real estate holdings. I sold my wife’ s jewels for cash and put it all on the Cats.
    I plan to celebrate at the best steak house in Nashville
    When the cats blow them out, the steaks and the drinks is on me



  2. Towels
    10:37 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    If I ain’t the starter, my grandpa is gonna make sure IRS audits Stoops and Brown



  3. Wildman in the Sampan
    10:37 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    Yewwwwww can dewwwwwwww iiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!



  4. Do whut?
    10:49 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    If the care packages started under Joker than we must stop sending them immediately. As BBN has made it clear time and time again every single thing Joker did was moronic and he’s a bad person. At least that’s what people seem to believe around here. Or it was a great idea and still is and some of the things Joker did made a lot of sense. And just maybe life is more complicated than all bad or all good. Nah, can’t be that. I’d stop sending them.



  5. Rei
    11:06 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    all these Joker homers are as bad as the guys who thought Tubby should’ve been here forever.



  6. Do whut?
    11:12 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    You don’t have to be a Joker “homer” (whatever that means) to not shred a decent human being who played and coached in the program simply because he failed as head coach. I’d love to hear from the “Joker haters” why they feel the need to make him out to be a villain.



  7. Chad Wright
    11:35 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    We call #1 mush-mouth Curtis around these parts, and he’s currently on payment plans with two different bookies in our area. Curt can’t even pick his nose let alone a winner. Buddy, you know I’ve always been a straight shooter with ya, and I pray this time you’ll truly hit rock-bottom. Your wife Cynthia doesn’t deserve this! I’ll pick you up at 6:15 Monday evening following Saturday’s game and will drop you off at the GA meeting. Think about your boys’ future the next time you bet money you don’t have or can’t afford. When the Cats win by a field goal after you layed 4, maybe you’ll take that as a sign from above to finally stop. Hate to call ya out like this, but I really don’t know what else to do.

    Your friend,

    Chad



  8. I don't get it either
    11:51 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    #6 I don’t understand the hatred for Joker either. Sure it was time for him to leave. Maybe the hatred stems from the fact that he was the first UK coach to leave UK with a losing record? Smirk, except NOT. There has been a boatload of good coaches and good men to be UK head FB coach that could not win here. You think it has something to do with UK playing a schedule like this nearly every year (5 opponents in the top 10)? Yes, Stoops is a breath of fresh air, yes recruiting is much improved. He has done 2 things I wish Joker (and Brooks, and Morriss, and Mumme, and Curry) had done. #1 recruit the hell out of Ohio and #2 hire young dynamic assistants. But regardless, let Joker go and leave him be. People act like he singlehandedly destroyed a dominant program. That view in itself is laughable as UK has had about 5 good seasons since 1950! At some point u have to lay some blame on the program itself and realize what we are up against. Go Cats.



  9. KSR is to blame!
    12:17 pm August 18, 2013 Permalink

    @4, 6, 8: I think it is Matt Jones and KSR to blame for the hatred on Joker and others. All they care about is more hits by inciting people with their intentional questionable reports on previous coaches and in fact on anyone who doesn’t like UK. They know what will elicit reactions from people and alas, they are becoming quite good at it. People should learn to just relax and enjoy the sport rather than bashing someone
    else all the time. What do you eventually get by doing so? Nothing! Except may be bad karma…



  10. Hal
    4:08 pm August 18, 2013 Permalink

    9-all seriousness: what “questionable reports” are you talking about???



  11. CrazyCurtis???
    4:38 pm August 18, 2013 Permalink

    in the Hizzle!!!!



  12. Joe
    4:52 pm August 18, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t know if people H8te Joker more than they “hated” Bill Curry…their final seasons were miserable FAILURES. What is so difficult to accept about that? 2-10 stank…Now you can hem and haw about Brooks and his bowl games, BUT he went to and won bowl games…Joker took a decent program and ran it into the ditch. Sorry, you’re not going to get a lotta love for that.

    Personally, I don’t get the “love” he’s getting here right now….

    The team seemed disorganized, ill-prepared, and poorly coached….in retrospect

    Joker spent a lot of time “settling” for lower-grade players. Basically, he had internalized what Brooks HAD to do, which was SCOUT and try to DEVELOP…There comes a point where you have to make the transition from looking for diamonds overlooked by FL/GA/LSU/AL and actually start recruiting. Joker, apparently, approached this like I used to approach girls, “You don’t want to go out with me, do you?/I can’t ask her out, she’ll just say ‘No.'” With that attitude you get a lonely Sat nights/defeats on the field. Finally, every year we were told “we intend to recruit in OH.” THIS year, we stopped “Intending” and started doing it.

    Was Joker “evil” no…he seemed by all appearances to be a decent enough person….but as a DI Head Coach in the SEC he was HORRIBLE. He may be a much better person than Steve Spurrier, but we measure you against your on-filed performance, not whether or not you are a douche bag.