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Sunday Morning Hot Links

 

Wake up Big Blue Nation, I’ve brought you some hot links in bed to get you started on this lazy Sunday. Good luck in banging your head against the wall enough times to forget what happened on the football field yesterday, that’s the best option. Or instead, get really into your fantasy football team today to take your mind off of it. Whichever you choose, hope it works out for you.

 

Patrick Towles’ brief debut gives Big Blue Nation slight glimmer of hope , and then takes it away. Just as the fans were beginning to get excited about the future after an impressive touchdown drive by Towles, the injury bug once again plagued the Wildcats.

Attendance numbers starting to become a major problem for Kentucky football. Attendance was reported above 49,000, but many in attendance said the actual number of fans was much smaller. The attendance numbers are based on tickets sold, not bodies in seats.

In news that should come as no major surprise considering the inability to get win #2 on the season, Kentucky is still not projected to make bowl game for the 7th straight week. With the remaining schedule ahead, the task only becomes more difficult. Arkansas, who started the season looking awful, has seemingly put together some semblance of a football team just in time for the Kentucky game.

Cincinnati Reds take Game 1 from San Francisco, 5-2, behind 3-5 performance of Brandon Phillips.

By now, most of you have heard that the Kentucky Basketball’s weekly All-Access show will air at 8pm on Wednesdays, starting October 17th on ESPN. Here are some more details on what to expect from what is being described as “Hard Knocks” for UK basketball. The ESPN team is bringing in the producers from their 30 for 30 series. You know it’s going to be high quality.

Kentucky’s football team continues to have the same luckbad. The injuries continue to pile up and an already very young and inexperienced team just continues to get younger and younger by the week. Kentucky has played as many as 14 true freshmen already this season, one of the highest numbers in the country for a D-I school.

 

 

Article written by Will Totten

Born in Indiana and raised in Louisville, I am the unlikeliest UK fan.

20 Comments for Sunday Morning Hot Links



  1. Mikaeli
    10:02 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    Foist?



  2. Jim
    10:14 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    On the attendance, Keeneland only had 22,000, which is average or perhaps below for a Saturday. So Barnhart can’t use that excuse. Bottom line is people don’t want to watch the hot mess known as the coaching staff. This football team, although with some talented players, doesn’t stand a chance with Joker, Sanders and Minter coaching.



  3. Big Bob
    10:25 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    What is going to be the theme this year for Big Blue Madness? Obviously the championship and draft picks, but what else? The Kentucky Effect was good last year, but may have scared a few recruits. We definitely need to show the twins some love, and also Marcus Lee. It will be tough to get him away from California.



  4. C1CF
    10:40 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like Pitino is not the only coach in America to have injured players…



  5. bologna
    10:45 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    I was at the game. Plenty of space to spread out in every row. I don’t think a single row was completely full in the entire stadium. Student section was sparse. Upper level was wide open. Best guess is 35-40k on the high end. Our whole group had extra tickets we couldn’t give away so we tailgated at halftime and used them to get back in during the 3rd quarter. Several people we ran into were doing the same thing. Plenty of unused tickets to go around.

    I’m tired of hearing about the potential of the young recruits and injuries. We have become woefully unequipped and unprepared for the slightest setback, much less the predicament we are in. The performance drop-off is so severe at each level of the depth chart. Joker and Co. must go. He’s in over his head. We need a coach who knows what a complete SEC caliber football program is, and should be.



  6. Real Deal
    10:50 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t fire Joker, Rick, or Randy. Fire the fans! I was at the MSU game yesterday and it was a disgrace how many fans were looking for an excuse to leave early and go to Keeneland. Three guys in front of me were talking up Towles before the game, but were looking up things on their phones when he started his first drive? WTF? I’m tired of all these girly Kentucky men acting like they know something about football in the SEC when truth is they just don’t care. Then they left before halftime! We as fans are not ready for a relevant UK football team. What’s wrong with showing up, tailgating, having a good time at your alma mater, and staying MOST of the game? Don’t cry about the coaches and talk up/down of players when you really don’t care.



  7. Real Deal II
    10:56 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    Not only that, keep that ******* Cinci Reds crap off of here. No self-respecting Kentuckian should
    be supporting a yankee baseball team. I don’t care HOW close it is. This sort of mentality
    is why we have so man girlymen-metrosexual b.s. fans now. It’s just the sort of mentality
    that says, “We only do what’s easiest. We only do what’s fashionable. We only do what
    gratifies us instantly and makes us feel good and look good in our own eyes.” I’m so thankful
    for the true SEC fans that keep showing up to the games and cheering the team on.
    God Bless you, one and all.



  8. The "Real" Real Deal
    10:56 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    Get a grip!



  9. The "Real" Real Deal
    10:59 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    I do care. I was there. I AM a real fan and I f’n hate Joker. Can’t blame people for not coming – why should we. I will agree with you on one thing – we don’t know SEC football – long way from it. Don’t tell me how to be a fan. I’ve been doing it longer and better than you



  10. The "Real" Real Deal
    11:01 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    These players deserve better



  11. The "Real" Real Deal
    11:01 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    From Their coach and Mitch their AD



  12. kes
    11:37 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    7. you are retarded, that is all.



  13. Reds Fan
    11:44 am October 7, 2012 Permalink

    Mr. Wildcat Bill Keightly’s second favorite team? The Cincinnati Reds. Suck it #7.



  14. UKJB
    12:42 pm October 7, 2012 Permalink

    In regards to attendance, your ticket is scanned upon entry to the game. The technology is there to “count” the actual number of fans in the seats by combining the number of tickets each scanner reads, rather than report the number of tickets sold. I realize UK (and every other school) wants to report the 49,000+ figure to attract advertisers, etc., but it would be interesting to see what the actual attendance is for each game and which way it is trending.



  15. BravoBiGBlue
    12:50 pm October 7, 2012 Permalink

    Great!!! Let’s make Joker coach for life!!!



  16. Cautsmane
    2:08 pm October 7, 2012 Permalink

    3… How in the hell would the Kentucky effect scare recruits? If anything it’s the opposite



  17. T D
    2:40 pm October 7, 2012 Permalink

    Here is , I think this coaching staffs ability in a nutshell. Towles comes in , takes the team on a 80 yard TD drive completing 5 of 5 passes. Towles comes back in the next series down 7 , momentum and the crowd fired up , what happens ? they call running plays and punt , thats when I found something else to do with my day , the coaches play calling has been terrible ever since Coach Phillips has been with UK.



  18. BonzaiCat
    2:53 pm October 7, 2012 Permalink

    It’s time Joker gathers all the millions that he has made from the UK Football program and leaves. Don’t forget to give Mitch his kickback you owe him.



  19. njCat
    5:54 pm October 7, 2012 Permalink

    Judging by the number of comments on the football articles, people really are ignoring this awful season. Feel very badly for the kids who clearly have not quit, but the fans who are staying away are doing the right thing. I think even the players know that the program is going to have to bottom out before the administration will do anything to make it competitive.

    The ‘fingers in the dyke’ strategy has run its course. Time for some big changes, and I’m not talking about Joker.