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Snoop Dogg’s Saturday News and Views



Let’s take a trip down Kristen’s High School Memory Lane. I’ll set the scene. It’s junior year, and I had just been assigned to write and deliver a persuasive speech on the controversial topic of my choosing. Around me, my peers picked sensible, timely issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and education reform. When it came my turn to announce my topic to class, I did not hesitate. I would be arguing that Tupac Shakur was still alive. My speech, which I will e-mail on request to those interested, was awesome. I can’t even pretend to be humble and say that I wasn’t the best in the class. I was. And it was largely due to my witty inclusion of a Snoop Dogg lyric in one of my arguments: that Tupac was still earning tons of money despite being assumed dead, and he was just a businessman with his “mind on his money and his money on his mind.” The audience laughed out loud. For the A+ on that paper and the universal respect and notoriety the speech got me, I have Snoop Dogg to thank.


Pop quiz: what’s Snoop Dogg Lion’s real name? Don’t even guess. You’re wrong, I can tell already. It is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Junior. Cordozar is Spanish for “THE CORD.” Born in Long Beach, California, Snoop began his music career at church, singing and playing the piano before picking up the rap game in sixth grade. Although talented, he was a troubled teen and ran into trouble with the law because of his association with the Rollin’ 20 Crips gang. Rap’s greatest mentor figure, Dr. Dre, heard one of his freestyles and called Snoop to audition for his label. Snoop rapped on the legendary The Chronic album, and the publicity he received from that helped his debut album Doggystyle to be a huge success.  One of the most successful West Coast rappers, his career has included musical hits such as “What’s My Name?”, “Gin and Juice,” “Young, Wild, and Free,” and my personal theme song “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” Snoop has worked his marijuana-induced magic (he smokes a lot of weed- you probably didn’t know that. He’s very subtle about his pot habit) in other areas of entertainment, including great cameos on the “MILF Money” episode of Weeds and an episode of One Life to Live. He has also directed a pornographic movie creatively named after his debut album. Dude is diversified. As readers of a sports blog, you’ll probably enjoy learning that Snoop is a huge sports fan, often found sitting court side at Lakers games or coaching his son’s youth football team. He also has more skillfully braided pigtails than the little girls I babysit, and Ally Tucker wishes he would read her a bedtime story in his smooth, velvety tones. Snoop, happy 42nd birthday. Party like it’s 4/20. 


It was a slow news day in Kentucky, so let’s move through the notes quickly- everyone needs a good night’s sleep to achieve tomorrow’s Triple Crown of Keeneland, football tailgating, and going out in Lexington.


The football team will reluctantly welcome the #11 Georgia Bulldogs to Commonwealth Stadium tomorrow. The game, which kicks off at 7 pm, figures to be a bloodbath. Georgia lost to #6 South Carolina two weeks ago and had a bye week last week, meaning they’ll be amped and looking for a feel-good whomping against the winless in the SEC Wildcats. Georgia is a 27 point favorite.


-No matter the outcome of the game, Saturday will still be cause for celebration. The day has been declared Dermontti Dawson day to honor the former UK offensive lineman who was recently inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Dawson will sign autographs in the Wildcat Refuge two hours before game time.



-In case you didn’t know, this weekend is also Kentucky’s Homecoming weekend. Now, where I come from, you schedule teams you can blow out for the alumni’s entertainment pleasure; however, football doesn’t have that luxury I suppose. Keep your three goggle eye out for former players and current Denver Broncos teammates Wesley Woodyard and Jacob Tamme strolling Commonwealth tomorrow. Scroll down or click here for a schedule of Homecoming 2012 events this weekend. Major props to anyone who goes to the rifle match at 7:30 am Sunday.


The UK women’s soccer team won against South Carolina on a televised game tonight. Sophomore defender and star Arin Gilliland scored the only goal of the game. The women are having an incredible season, sitting at 11-5-1 overall and 6-4-1 in the tough SEC. They next play on Sunday at 2:30 against Auburn to kick off (PUNS) a double header with the men’s soccer team.


-It’s been a couple of days since we’ve had a Top 25 basketball commitment, and I don’t know about you, but I’m getting antsy. Luckily, Ben Roberts of NextCats reported today that Tyler Roberson (ranked by ESPN as the No. 25 player overall in the class of 2013) will “absolutely” visit Kentucky, despite the fact that he’s a power forward and we’ve already got Marcus Lee lined up. Tyler Roberson, come on down?


-In more irritating news, UK recruits Karl Towns, Jahlil Okafor, and Tyus Jones are spending their Friday night at Duke’s Midnight Madness. After rewatching our video projection magic for the umpteenth time, I’m not concerned about what other schools are trying to do to one-up our Madness. It’s just. Not. Possible.


-And finally, my mother, a registered dietitian, has confirmed that the salad Ellen Calipari makes Coach appears to be spinach, walnut, feta, and craisin. Now you too can pack a Calipari-style Tupperware salad to go!


That’s all for tonight, folks. Get some rest. Tomorrow’s shaping up to be a long day. The high in Lexington is 57 degrees- perfect for a Keeneland and tailgating doubleheader. I’ll be back to entertain those of you who prefer to stay inside and play on the computer. Until then, I’m going to bed to dream of Archie Goodwin winking at me (and I really thought about inserting the wink face emoticon there, but I restrained myself. I have some dignity left).



Article written by Kristen Geil

34 Comments for Snoop Dogg’s Saturday News and Views

  1. Matt Cash
    10:34 pm October 19, 2012 Permalink

    It’s “Snoop Lion” btw. lws

  2. BUCats
    10:36 pm October 19, 2012 Permalink

    Drop it Like It’s Hot is not one of Snoop’s better songs IMO. However, anything on Doggystyle is awesome especially Ain’t No Fun. How could you forget about Doggy Fizzle Televizzle? I would watch that anytime over whatever MTV has on now.

  3. rich
    10:45 pm October 19, 2012 Permalink

    james young is a SG. just saying

  4. Bleed Blue
    10:56 pm October 19, 2012 Permalink

    Young will play the 3 at UK, but we won’t take Roberson, so it doesn’t matter.

  5. LansingCat
    11:22 pm October 19, 2012 Permalink

    Nice writing. Fun to read. Seriously. BTI ain’t got shit on you. More in the future?

  6. meowmeow
    11:32 pm October 19, 2012 Permalink

    who’d win a game between the fab 5 and UK (2011-2012)? poll on espn

  7. Big Blue 66
    11:39 pm October 19, 2012 Permalink

    I thought the fab 5 was great, but Im sorry, they never won the thing. No contest between UK 2012 and fab 5, UK by 12….TJ would have put a body on weber that he never faced, Davis would have crushed Howard. The guard match up would have been interesting but I bet Cal would put MKG on Rose. Plus the fab 5 werent the smartest tools in the shed

  8. 44 Stitches
    12:53 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    I would of passed your pop quiz if you would of just accepted Calvin Broadus. On the Murder Was the Case soundtrack cover it says “In loving memory of Calvin Broadus.” I’m old enough to remember when Snoop was actually a good rapper instead of a burnout walking around calling everybody nephew. Dre’s The Chronic album is a classic that Snoop was just on before Doggystyle dropped. You can’t talk on Snoop’s beginning and leave out the song Deep Cover/187 on A Undercover Cop from the Deep Cover soundtrack. That was when Snoop really first dropped and started making waves. The buzz Snoop got after being on that song with Dre for the Deep Cover soundtrack was popular enough back in the day to give him the publicity to help launch Doggystyle. With or without ever being on the Chronic album. Then again you also think Tupac is still alive though 🙂 That was back when rap was actually good. 90% of rap today is garbage.

  9. Burrr
    1:03 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    57 degrees is perfect?

  10. Suge Knight
    1:12 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    I used to beat Snoop like a little girl.

  11. tyson
    1:13 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    Kristen, i detest raisins, and by extension craisins. Will you ask your mom if i can just use cranberries? Will it be the same?

  12. Mass Confusion
    1:14 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    2. you should check out snoops show ggn news on youtube

  13. Rae
    1:24 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    According to this, Fab 5 vs. Kentucky 2011-2012 has the Cats on top most of the time, sometimes by 20 points or more. I ran each scenario a few times, with the Fab 5 coming out on top a couple of times, oddly enough once in Rupp. But most of the time, UK won.

  14. Calvin Broadus
    1:29 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    I thought I was born in 1971… but sometimes my eyes are squinty, my brain is fuzzy, and math is hard for me.

  15. Rae
    1:37 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    Then again, I just ran it for fun and put ’07-’08 Wildcats vs. ’11-’12 Wildcats, with Cal’s squad as the home team and Billy G’s as away, and the game went to three overtimes with Billy G’s squad winning 102-99. In fact, Billy G’s squads both years fared better against last year’s team than the Fab 5 in the simulation. The losses were at least closer, and they came out on top a few more times (I don’t think this site accounts for coaching.) Billy G’s squad even beat the Fab 5 in a few simulations I ran, for a test, so I’m not sure how accurate this tool really is.

  16. CATS
    2:37 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    The fact that you actually argued that Tupac was still alive kinda makes anything you say irrelevant.

  17. RIP Mel Turpin
    3:34 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    Tupac was a Vulcan in the original Star Trek series. Dawson is from Krypton and could save our UK football team today, but it would expose his true identity. Snoop is from an alternate universe called Televizzle.

  18. CliffHawkinsDefense
    3:40 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    Who was that speech for, Liimatta?

  19. Bobby Filet Tupper Swear
    6:54 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    Ellen Calipari’s salad for Coach:

    spinach + walnut + feta + craisin = one sCALad

  20. John
    7:51 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    Like others before me have already noted, Young as a 2 guard which would have zero effect on the recruitment of Roberson. Stick to arguing the longevity of Tupac’s life!

  21. John
    7:52 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    Like others before me have already noted, Young as a 2 guard which would have zero effect on the recruitment of Roberson. Stick to arguing the longevity of Tupac’s life

  22. Axe Cop
    8:15 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    PS when you say you’re being witty, YOU’RE NOT ACTUALLY BEING WITTY.

  23. stan
    8:38 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    Does anyone know if the game will be shown tonight or be blacked out? As bad as they are, I still watch them when I can, and since I am homebound I thought I would watch them.

  24. barn
    8:43 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    7–good assessment. last year’s team would have crushed f5

  25. d jeter
    8:54 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    Could someone tell me were the wildcat refuge is located? Going to the FB game tonight, and definitely want to meet Dermontti Dawson!

  26. Joe
    9:01 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    The game is on Fox Sports South tonight. Any guess for the attendance? I think Georgia will bring a lot of fans and will get the attendance to 43,000.

  27. SevenT
    9:12 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder what this dirtball “SnoopyDog” has stuffed in his “blunt”?

  28. Ygritte
    9:34 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    You know nothing, Kristen Geil.

  29. Big Poppa
    9:46 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    And the most random piece of Snoop Doggy Dog history….my buddy went to the local Adesa car auction out on Richmond Road to pick up a new set of wheels. He was a able to score a 2008 Ford Explorer sitting on 20’s. Once the vehicle was safe at home he opened the glove box to find that the original owner was one Calvin Broadus Jr.

    That’s right. One of the Snoop Doggy Dogs former rides is cruisin the streets of Lexington.

  30. Bubba Earl
    9:56 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    Tyson, go right ahead and use fresh cranberries, they are high in antioxidents and much healthier for your innards!

  31. lee
    10:25 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    I wont give any dignity to the idiot name of the person this thread is about. The guy is a thug….period.

  32. tyrus
    10:53 am October 20, 2012 Permalink

    …got it for my cataracts.

  33. whySoSerious
    3:44 pm October 20, 2012 Permalink

    This is the same Snoop Dogg who was indicted for murder? was a gang member? and is a drug addict?

    And you are glamorizing him why exactly?

  34. mocha
    4:58 pm October 20, 2012 Permalink

    I would like the speech emailed….