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 football Cats are banged up but they’ll continue to fight through with their “Next One Up” motto. “We are fighting through some things and its ‘next one up’ is our motto,” Rick Minter said after today’s practice. “We have some DBs hurting on the back end and some young guys trying to step up and assume their roles. We have guys that are day-to-day, but whether that day comes (this week), who knows.”
Rashawn will be by with more from today’s practice in just a bit.
— As Tyler pointed out in the post directly below this one, Andrew Wiggins has decided to go home to Canada this weekend, therefore he will not be attending Big Blue Madness. It’s the only opportunity he has to go home and see his family before his high school basketball season starts, so you can’t fault the guy for going home. Expect a decision on whether or not he’ll reclassify not long after he gets back from America’s Hat.
— Next Saturday, October 20, will be Dermontti Dawson Day at Commonwealth Stadium. The NFL Hall of Famer will sign autographs two hours before kickoff and then he’ll be honored on the field during the game. The first 10,000 fans in the stadium will receive a Dermontti Dawson rally towel.
— Look who is on top of the Eastbay website:
Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be going head-to-head for the first time in their NBA careers tonight.
— In non-UK news, I’m really bummed that Felix Baumgartner’s free-fall from 120,000 feet had to be postponed today. I woke up early to watch it, only to find out there was a 5-hour delay. When the Red Bull Stratos team got ready to send him off at 1:30, the wind picked up and the show was called off. I believe they will try again Thursday.
— This South Carolina football game video has made its rounds this week and it’s sure to make you cry. Watch as a family is surprised during the Columbia Metropolitan Airport Military Family of the Game introduction:
— I’d like to give a big congratulations to Matt and the guys on the radio show. Kentucky Sports Radio radio was No. 1 in our time slot in radio ratings for 18-49 in Louisville’s last ratings book. It’s almost unheard of for a sports show to beat out music, especially sports over country music in Kentucky. Thank you to all who listen and have contributed to the show’s growth.
— On today’s show, Drew The Employee went driving around town with Big Blue Madness tickets in his hand: