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.
— There are two days to go until the big matchup in the Yum Center and talk is finally starting to heat up. With a myriad of talent on both sides of the ball, eighteen pro scouts will be in attendance. One player always steps up in this game (Rex Chapman, Patrick Sparks, Josh Harrellson to name a few). Who will it be this year? My money’s on Nerlens Noel.
— Hey, did you know Gorgui Dieng is playing on Saturday? I think we may have mentioned it a few times. Dieng’s parents flew in from Senegal to see their son play for the first time, an occasion even the most fervent Kentucky fan can applaud. Expect to see them early and often on CBS’ broadcast. Too bad they’ll have to see their son lose…or at the very least, get dunked on by Nerlens Noel.
— A day after their record dipped below .500, the Brooklyn Nets fired head coach Avery Johnson. Before you start tracking private planes to NYC or penthouse real estate transactions, John Calipari is NOT a candidate for the job, according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger:
John Calipari? Given minority owner Jay-Z’s relationship with the Kentucky coach … oh, let me stop myself right there. Sources say the answer to whether the Nets will consider Calipari is an unequivocal no. Moving on …
— An NBA All-Star voting update: After two rounds of voting, Rajon Rondo is second in the East Conference backcourt with 574,222 votes, behind Dwyane Wade who has 645,875 votes. Rondo is the only Cat on the ballot. Fans can vote until January 14th via Twitter, Facebook, and NBA.com. The final rosters will be announced on January 17th.
— On today’s podcast, Matt and Ryan were live from Bearno’s Pizza in Jeffersonville, Indiana with special guest “Woo”kasz Orbzut. Have a listen at TalkRadio1080.com.