The celebration is over but it can live on forever inside your home or office with this Final Four print from Stadium Frame. The 34×24 framed photo is matted with coins and features a shot of the Superdome court just after the final buzzer sounded to end Kentucky’s magical 2011-12 season. Go to www.Final4Prints.com to purchase the print you see here, or pick out another print or variation of this one from Stadium Frame.
— The last day on Earth has been a pretty slow one, news wise. So, let’s continue to bask in the afterglow of 4-star DE Za’Darius Smith’s commitment. His high school coach told The Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones that the hype surrounding Smith is legit: “I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s an All-SEC player and NFL draft pick.” Yes, please.
— Congrats to Randall Cobb, who won the Pro Bowl fan vote for NFC’s Top Kick Returner. The vote accounts for 1/3 of the equation in determining the Pro Bowl teams, and is combined with voting by the league’s players and coaches, who vote today and tomorrow. The teams will be announced on December 26th.
We may shoot the video tour of the Rupp locker room today. Should I wear the same shirt I wore in the lodge video? coachcal.com/16170/2012/09/…
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) December 20, 2012
— ‘Tis the season for charity, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is in the giving spirit. MKG recently donated 150 Jordan Brand T-shirt jerseys and 150 backpacks to the Sterling Elementary Basketball league in Somerdale, New Jersey. Could he be any more perfect?
— One last reminder: don’t forget to watch/record “Going Big,” ESPN Films’ documentary on Sam Bowie tonight at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. Is there any better way to spend the last night on Earth?
— Finally, if you haven’t seen this video by Kentucky for Kentucky yet, set aside five minutes. The group is attempting to rebrand Kentucky’s image to seem less “unbridled spirit” and more “kick ass.”
Kentucky kicks ass.
…and Duke sucks.