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Stadium Frame’s Final Four Print Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

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.

—  Good afternoon, friends.  How’s life?   You good?   Great to hear.  We’re just a little over three hours away from Kentucky’s regular season home opener against Lafayette and the Cats will be without starting point guard Ryan Harrow for the third consecutive game.  Harrow is still out with (insert latest rumor) and it’s unclear when he’ll return to the team.  Is it flu-like symptoms?  Is it mono?  Is he hiding from the pressure of being the next Calipari point guard?  No one knows.  But we do know that his team needs him out there on the court.  Kentucky will be fine tonight against Lafayette, but this is a regular season game Harrow could use for experience before things get really tough.

—  Tonight’s game will be televised on Fox Sports South. It’ll also be available on ESPN 3 for those of you outside the FSS viewing area.  Tipoff is at 7:00 ET.

—  Three things to watch for tonight:

(1.)  Rebounding.

When Nerlens leaves his feet, it’s up to everyone else on the floor to put a body on someone and grab the rebound.  Kentucky struggled with that in its first two games.  We’ll see what improvements, if any, they’ve made on the glass tonight.  Be a helper.  Help the helper.  Help the helper’s helper.

(2.)  Kyle Wiltjer creating his own shot.

Calipari was disappointed with Wiltjer’s ability to create shots for himself against Duke.  Look for him to be more aggressive on the offensive end tonight to keep his minutes.

(3.)  Archie Goodwin, the distributor.

We know Archie can get in the lane at will, but he’s struggled with getting rid of the ball to an open teammate when the shot isn’t there.  Will we see Archie distribute the ball or try to dunk on the entire Lafayette roster tonight?  I’m okay with either one, honestly.

—  Moving on to news from your favorite new college basketball analyst, Billy Gillispie picked Michigan, Indiana, Florida and Creighton to reach the Final Four in the latest episode of Campus Insiders.  He also has a prediction for Kentucky:


Billy Gillispie’s Kentucky Prediction by CampusInsiders

The “Seeing Is Bill-ieving” title for Gillispie’s segment on the show is terrible.  He should make the host and whoever came up with the name do wall-sits in the Campus Insiders bathroom during the next taping.  Then again, he probably already does that anyway.

—  In recruiting news, Karl Towns’ athletic director thinks he is going to fit perfectly at Kentucky.  “Karl really fell in love with Orlando (Antigua). That is his main guy,” Towns’ AD told The Kentucky Kernel. “When he gets down to Kentucky he is going to be an unbelievable celebrity.”  Come on down.

#RIP Twinkies and Mini-Muffins  

How will Louisville make its non-conference schedule without cupcakes?

How will Tennessee recruit without Hostesses???

This is devastating.

—  I haven’t had the opportunity to congratulate Mrs. Tyler Thompson on becoming KSR’s newest full-time employee, so I will use this space to do so.  Tyler has been great in her part-time role with the site for as long as she’s been involved and I’m excited to work side-by-side with her in the future.  (Unless, of course, this is KSR’s way of pushing me out the door.)  With two people sitting around a computer at all times, you can expect to see a better quality of posts and more creative projects in the future.  So, congrats to Tyler for taking the plunge.  I guess I’ll have to start showering before work now.

—  Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond were on the airwaves this morning to preview tonight’s game and continue debating the never-ending topic: Kentucky football’s coaching search.  Have a listen…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

28 Comments for Stadium Frame’s Final Four Print Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast



  1. You think????
    3:32 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    “Texas Tech really had some hurdles to overcome”



  2. dave
    3:44 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    “texas tech will drastically improve this year”



  3. DC4UK
    3:50 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think Wiltjer can get more shots if Cal can run some screens for him or something. For him to have only 5 shots in the Duke game is bs. He pose to be one of our main scoring threats. Can’t fault the kid if he isnt getting the touches like he should. He’s 6’10 and not very quick, he’s a spot up shooter. If he has a decent person guarding him he can not create his own shot its obvious. I didn’t like Cal saying he needs to shoot more, well how bout you run some picks for him coach.



  4. UKBlue
    3:51 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    From nonunion workers not being able to help with Sandy clean up to now Hostess getting killed are just classic examples of how unions have outlived their usefulness.

    We need to find a line up, and Archie needs to slow the hell down.



  5. Duke Sucks
    3:59 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    Realized when Billy G picked Creighton in his Final Four he was just drunk!! Couldn’t believe it took me that long.



  6. Miles
    3:59 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone with a link for the game? Espn3 doesn’t work in Sweden.



  7. Dumbledore
    4:07 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    It’s the 2nd consecutive game w/o Harrow. He played against Maryland, albeit very little.



  8. Won & Done
    4:11 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    BCG… what an idiot… still thinks it is March 2009… BCG this isn’t the Final 4 of the NIT we are talking about. The fact that this guy gets 4:12 of anyone’s time is sad statement. Please never, ever provide any link to this imbecile again.



  9. Dorian54
    4:13 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    I’m really starting not to like how much you guys rip Billy G it’s like you hate!! him, which is a powerful word!! Billy really left a big mess here when he was fired!!! but Kentucky cleaned up real nice like we always do. It’s obvious now that were a lot better off without him, but everybody deserves to be respected he’s trying to clean up his act he’s fallen from grace in the sports world so why make it worse by always talking down about him, honestly who cares he’s not a problem we have to deal with anymore.

    #BBN!!!



  10. cracka
    4:15 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    3 – my take on that was they ran plays to post up wiltjer, but he was literally getting pushed out 15 ft from the basket, pooptooth pushed him out there a couple of times … he didn’t have that problem against maryland, he needs to be able to hold his ground a little better and be able to make himself a good target … once mays tossed it to him while he was posting and kyle didn’t even get a hand on it, just floated out of bounds, not any more his fault than mays, but they had trouble getting it to him

    on another random note, it would be wise to do a google image search for stacey poole, ever wonder what’s going on with him? there are some great pics on the www …



  11. Sir Brandon
    4:18 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    Billy Clyde shouldst stick to bad Karaoke.



  12. Louisville Kentucky Mortgage
    4:19 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    BCG is done!



  13. dorian54
    4:20 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    coming from a guy that stills give tubby grief after 6 years



  14. mudcreekmark
    4:21 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    3) I agree with you. How can Cal complain that Wiltjer isn’t creating his own shots when he should know that that is not going to happen. Cal has to get Wiltjer shots not Kyle himself. I said the same thing last year about Lamb. When you have a guy who can shoot like these two can, you have to implement something in your offense to get them open. If Tennessee would have just let Chris Lofton create his own shots how many shots would he have gotten per game? They ran screen after screen after double screen for him to get him shots. Same way with Ray Allen or Richard Hamilton of old in the pros. When you have a shooter you have to run plays to get him some shots.



  15. Ridge Runner
    4:26 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    Actually (regarding Wiltjer), I heard Cal say on his post game presser, that he needed to find ways to get him the ball and nothing about him creating his shot.



  16. UK Freshmen
    4:36 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    Hahahahaha:
    1. When uK’s schedule gets tough?
    2. Wiltjer creating his own shot? Seriously?



  17. Dorian54
    4:37 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    Sometimes you just gotta let stuff go bro! I wanna hear about why Jon Hood isn’t a factor in any games, when he was all we talked about before Cal was even thought of; real news. What Billy said was was true and he kept it real and that’s one thing he always kept it real, at the least just stop bashing him were better than that now! Look at us now!!!

    #BBN!!!



  18. DC4UK
    5:04 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    I hope Harrow gets back to 100% soon. I really hope he is just sick and will be back in no time. The team needs him and with him on the floor the more comfortable the team will get. The scenario just does not look good at all. I hope Cal does not lose faith in him. Far as Wiltjer goes, the team needs to find him on the floor and get him his looks. They all have to help him get open and Cal needs to do whatever he can to ensure that. He’s the most reliable 3 point shooter and he should have played all of the second half in the Duke game.



  19. Drakesrake
    5:11 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    I thought BCG’s assessment was fair if not completely accurate. I entered this season expecting UK to drop to somewhere around the #10-#15 range by the end of January with possible early losses to Duke, Louisville on the road, Notre Dame (road), and Baylor. Then gradually moving up a few spots in the rankings before entering the tourney as a #2 or #3 seed. I don’t know if they are overrated yet because we don’t know how great anyone inside the top 25 really is, but it’s certainly not outrageous to say that UK might not deserve to their #3 ranking at the moment. We all know they’ll drop a few spots after the Duke loss anyway.



  20. Why the Mystery
    5:25 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    What is “Mrs. Tyler Thompson”‘s real name and why won’t she identify herself?



  21. Drakesrake
    5:27 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    10) Stacey Poole Jr. is ineligible to play this year at Georgia Tech. GT also just signed his little brother, Solomon, which is why I think Cal wanted Stacey in the first place.



  22. C'mon man
    5:47 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    As much as I want to say how much I hate Billy G, I can’t disagree with what he said. This UK team was extremely over-rated at #3. Take your blue shades every once and while, it’s true. By the end of the year they could be great though.



  23. bartender
    5:56 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    Whatever there, Billy Clyde…have another drink and get ready for Creighton’s easy run to the FF.



  24. David
    6:00 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    20) I believe that her name IS Tyler Thompson. I think she puts Mrs. in front so that readers won’t mistake her for a boy, since Tyler is normally a boy’s name. That is just an assumption though, so somebody please correct me if I am wrong.



  25. Walsh is Gay
    6:06 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    24, to the best of my knowledge that’s the case. Also, congrats TT! Welcome to the BIG TIMES :O



  26. mudcreekmark
    6:18 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    15)I actually read a quote from Cal that said something like, if Kyle couldn’t find a way to create his own shots that he would be sitting next to him.



  27. Sweetdanglingdickdaddymovesays
    6:42 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    Billy Clyde once told me “If ya can’t do it drunk boy, ain’t no sense in doin it!”



  28. UKELVIS
    11:19 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    A BCG segment is about as comfortable as watching someone run their nails down a chalkboard