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SHARKNADO’S Saturday News and Views


There are certain times in civilization when the entirety of the human race is united as one. The Boston Marathon bombings. 9/11. The shooting of Martin Luther King, Jr. The day Twinkies were taken off the shelves. And now, Sharknado.



More menacing than a tropicamel storm but nowhere near as terrifying as a raptoricane, a sharknado is, quite simply, what it sounds like: a tornado filled with sharks and the premise of SyFy channel’s latest made for TV movie. I’m not going to recap the movie for you; you can read that here. But I will say these two things: one, I now know that a chainsaw is the most proven method for killing a bloodthirsty shark, and two, when that one girl said, “They took my grandfather. So I really hate sharks,” I was like, “same.”


Nearly 24 hours after it was introduced to the world, Sharknado is pretty much already done with its fifteen minutes of fame, but my, it was glorious while it lasted. Hurry, get your news and views before the rerun starts.


-Let’s get the bad news over with. Sophomore running back Josh Clemons was injured today in a workout and was scheduled to have an MRI tonight. There are no official reports about the extent of his injury, but sources say it could be an Achilles tendon injury. As you probably remember, Clemons tore his ACL last season, interrupting what was looking to be a really promising start for the young guy, and had shown well in practices thus far. A UK spokesman has confirmed that Clemons has a leg injury and that we will know more on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed that this is one of those “not as bad as it looks” things, because I don’t have it in me to make Clemonade out of Clemons.

-If the mailman isn’t bringing letters from Kentucky, 2014 commit Mike Edwards wants those other letters NOWHERE near his mailbox.  

Peach Jam Cliffs Notes: Malik Newman is the man. Cliff Alexander is a beast. Keep an eye on Thon Maker. Stanley Johnson has high potential but may still be a little raw.

Speaking of Stanley Johnson, the 2014 small forward ranked 8th best in his class, made a statement with 33 points, 14 rebounds, and four steals in his team’s win today. Just as exciting were his comments about visiting Kentucky (who has offered him as their only small forward at this point) for Big Blue Madness:

“That’s supposed to be the biggest show ever. I talked to Cliff [Alexander], he went last year. I have a couple people that went last year. The coaches have explained it to me. I told them I want to be there for the best. I want to see Rupp 30,000 deep.

Dude’s hyphie. Can you blame him?

-After watching Tyus Jones and Malik Newman play today, Coach Cal made an exit from the Peach Jam to travel to Philly for the Reebok Breakout Classic’s all-star game, featuring Josh Perkins, Rashad Vaughn, and Emmanuel Mudiay.

-Those Trey Lyles comments that had everyone all riled up yesterday? Well, he seemed to realize some of the backlash and clarified to my husband TJ Walker at the Jam that “U of L develops them better because they have them for long periods of time, but Kentucky has had a lot of guys go one year and done and when they’re in the league they’re actually doing something.” So chill,  brah.

-While we back at home await his final transfer decision early next week, Kyle Wiltjer contributed two points in Team Canada’s win over Team USA, which puts the Mounties into the quarterfinals.

-In NBA summer league news, Eloy Vargas raised some eyebrows today with a nice little stat line: 19 minutes, 4-5 field goals, 9 points, and 2 rebounds for the Knicks’ summer team.  Somewhere, Hayley Minogue is Vining about this.

-Other summer league lines? For OKC, DeAndre Liggins scored two points while Daniel Orton had twelve, and Darius Miller had twelve points for the Pelicans;

-Here’s an interesting little nugget for your Friday night: Lexington was ranked the 13th best city for SEC sports fans. Okay, I can understand how football may put us in the bottom half, but thirteenth out of fourteenth and only ahead of Vanderbilt? That seems silly.

-And finally, when it comes to the podcast, better late than never, right? We apologize for the technical difficulties but here, take Hour One. Have Hour Two while you’re at it!


I’ll be back tomorrow morning, y’all. The parents I’m babysitting tonight are at a Wilco/MMJ/Bob Dylan concert. It’s cool. I’m not bitter.



Article written by Kristen Geil

26 Comments for SHARKNADO’S Saturday News and Views

  1. VinylCAT
    10:45 pm July 12, 2013 Permalink

    Good to see someone acknowledge MMJ here on KSR, even if it’s in a lineup! That show lineup made me bitter just reading it.

  2. ktmiln2
    10:50 pm July 12, 2013 Permalink

    You guys are going to keep joking about Sharknado. One of these days when one happens, no one will take any of you seriously.

  3. Larry linebeard
    10:53 pm July 12, 2013 Permalink

    Did u really just compare sharknado to 9/11 ?

  4. Joker
    11:07 pm July 12, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, not sure 9/11 will ever be something to make light of by comparing it to Sharknado.

  5. MLK
    11:09 pm July 12, 2013 Permalink

    3/4 – what am I, chopped liver?

  6. Morgan
    12:07 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Kristin is TJ really your husband

  7. Geil the Snail
    12:34 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Another crap post by Geil the Snail.

  8. SeaCat
    12:42 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Great Post!! Funny. Creative.
    Now all the guys want you…

  9. Tony Wonder
    1:12 am July 13, 2013 Permalink


  10. kentuckyjoe
    5:25 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    I’m with SeaCat. Great post KG. You have a great talent.

  11. virgincommentor
    8:18 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    I’m using my first post to say that I feel like I just read and blog from a 13 yr old girl. I was all like “this sucks n stuff” leave the funny up to funny ppl and just give us the news. this post was worse than the Holocaust, slavery and Justin brieber. now I’m going to babysit and talk about boys

  12. Wow
    8:21 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    You just made fun of 9/11 and other tragedies so you can make a stupid Sharknado joke.

    Look, you can be insensitive if you’re funny because usually that type of humor deals in satire or sarcasm. You’re not funny. Just like when you made the “safety not being safe” jokes. It wasn’t funny.

    Just report the wildcat news and get back to babysitting. This is ridiculous in all the wrong ways.

    Seriously not funny.

  13. Pmo
    8:29 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    NOT funny. MLK and 9/11, are you serious?

  14. Clam
    8:30 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    The shooting of MLK as a sign of human unity? Please read more about the Civil Rights movement and watch less stupid shark shows.

  15. realzy
    9:42 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    sharknado is way better than sheepnado , that wasn’t scary at all … a bunch of people getting hit with 200 lb pillows

  16. who says white men can't jump ?
    9:44 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Ian has mad hops !

  17. caliukfan
    10:18 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Hyphy is a Bay Area term not an Orange County term. No way SJ or people at MD use that term

  18. OldManYellsatCloud
    10:20 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Bunch of sandy ‘ginas in this thread

  19. 2020
    10:23 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Lexington bars are lame. Especially compared to other SEC schools.

  20. Dear Gomer
    10:53 am July 13, 2013 Permalink

    No one made fun of 9/11 or any of the other tragedies listed. Reading comprehension is to some of you as taking off-balanced shots at the basket was to Goodwin. The point being made was that people are unified in how they feel about the TV movie. The comment was written in a glib style that’s popular now, but it was no reason for anyone to get defensive.

  21. SeaCat
    1:00 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    10. Seriously? U couldn’t pick up on the sarcasm?

  22. Red Neck
    3:03 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Watch this! as I jump into the mouth of a great white with my chain saw.

  23. kentuckyjoe
    4:24 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Nope Seacat, I missed the sarcasm completely. It’s because I actually thought it was a great post. It was funny. It was creative. And all the guys want Kristin.

  24. Tina Delgado is alive
    7:04 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    I gotta see this flick!!!

  25. SeaCat
    7:09 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    22 stole my identity and lied.
    KentuckyJoe, I agree with you at 24!

  26. kentuckyjoe
    9:14 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Ah, I should have known, we agree on too much to be that far off on this one. Now I understand what it means when I hear ‘identity theft’. This person is in trouble if we are ever able to find him. Or her.