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. Are you as full as I am? One day we’ll learn to eat Thanksgiving dinner until we’re content, not until we hate ourselves. Hopefully the team took it easy at the Calipari dinner because they have a game to play in five hours. The Cats host LIU-Brooklyn tonight at 7:00 ET in Rupp Arena. It’ll be televised on Fox Sports South and KSR will be live bloggin’ from 6:30 until Sam Malone jacks up a 3-pointer in the final minute. The Blackbirds are 0-3 on the season with a 77-74 loss to Morehead State, a 98-94 loss to Lafayette, and a 91-74 loss to Maryland — all familiar opponents to the Cats.
— If you need something to watch after the Kentucky game, No. 2 Louisville and No. 13 Missouri tip off at 9:30 ET on ESPN in the Battle for Atlantis. The Cards struggled with Northern Iowa last night in the tournament’s opening round and it won’t be any easier tonight with the Tigers. Will our new SEC friend upset the nation’s second-ranked team? Of course they will. Louisville can’t shoot and Frank Haith knows that.
— According to our own Matt Jones, Butch Jones is a serious candidate for the UK football head coaching job. Matt tweeted, “The more people I speak with, the more I believe that Butch Jones is the leader/favorite candidate as of today in the UK FB coaching search.” If Jones is the leading candidate, it’ll likely be another week before we hear anything because he has an extra weekend of football at Cincinnati.
— Two reasons I’m excited for tomorrow’s game against Tennessee: (1.) Kentucky wants it; (2) Tennessee doesn’t seem to care. #BeatTennessee
— OutkickTheCoverage.com, the home of all things SEC tattoos, has an incredible Ole Miss tattoo on the site today. I’m looking at it and I still don’t believe it.
Wow. Just wow.
— In CFL news, which we don’t follow nearly enough, former UK wide receiver Chris Matthews won the league’s Most Outstanding Rookie Award. Matthews caught 81 passes for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He received 53 of the 57 votes for the award.
— No podcast today but you can listen to the KSR Pregame Show on WLAP 630 AM. You can also catch the show on 981. the Bull in Lexington, or listen online at WLAP.com.
Stuart will be by shortly with a preview of the LIU-Brooklyn starting five…