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The Millers’ Sunday News and Views

The last movie I saw this summer that made me laugh as hard as We are the Millers was The Purge. And that was unintentional comedy. That movie was so terrible that it was hysterical. We are the Millers was an intentional comedy, and it was a good one at that. Jason Sudeikis is slowly becoming one of my favorite comedians in movies, and he is showing that his comedic chops go beyond Saturday Night Live skits. Between Jennifer Aniston as a stripper, the facial expressions of Will Poulter (who plays Sudeikis’ “son) and some smaller, yet hilarious bits from Ed Helms (The Hangover(s)) and Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson), the cast provides plenty of laughs.

Sudeikis plays a small scale drug dealer who never really grew up into adulthood. After being mugged, Sudeikis has to find a way to right the wrong by smuggling a massive amount of drugs across the Mexican border back into the United States. Sudeikis crafts together a makeshift family of misfits (Aniston, Poulter and Emma Roberts) to join him in an RV, playing the part of his family to throw off the border patrol. Nothing about Aniston as a stripper is believable, but everything about every single scene with Poulter makes up for that. If you don’t walk out of the theatre thinking to yourself, “That weird looking kid is the luckiest human being alive,” than I don’t believe you. The scene from which this notion comes from might be the hardest I’ve laughed in a movie in a year.


And now on to the news and views from the day…

(The football team’s treat as a reward for a good scrimmage and a long week of two-a-days)

—- We are only two weeks out from the start of Kentucky’s football season. The team took part in its first real scrimmage of the fall today. Following a miserable showing from the team at practice yesterday, which left Mark Stoops less than pleased, the Cats bounced back with a much better performance today. The scrimmage was closed to the media, but that didn’t stop some key information coming in the post-game commentary.

8 Notes from Today’s Football Scrimmage:

1.  3 important QB updates, including 2 surprises…

a) Jalen Whitlow still appears to be in the driver’s seat, although the staff still doesn’t quite seem ready to name the starter yet.

b) 4 picks were thrown in the scrimmage…all by Max Smith or Patrick Towles

c) Don’t count Reese Phillips out just yet… Next to Whitlow, Phillips might have been the next more impressive quarterback on the day, according to those who saw the scrimmage. Phillips hasn’t allowed the talk of a “3 horse race” for the starting position derail him or his confidence in any way.

2. The defense stole the spotlight today with 4 interceptions

Linebacker Kory Brown had 1 of them, but “should’ve had three,” while freshman safety Marcus McWilson had 1, and 1 of the Blaylock twins was responsible for one of the others. The 4th remains a mystery.

“I’d say the defense had the upper hand,” Stoops said. “The defense had the better day, had some critical turnovers… But some of that was poor execution by the offense. We had some dropped passes shown up again today, which we haven’t seen too much of during camp.”

3. The wide receivers did NOT steal any of the spotlight today

The wide receivers were the cause of much frustration for the coaching staff today, particularly offensive coordinator Neal Brown. When asked if any of the wide receivers stood out today, he answered with no hesitation, “No.”

4. Jojo Kemp continues to impress in a big way

Jojo Kemp’s name continues to be dropped after nearly every scrimmage or practice as a standout player. The freshman running back is carving out a place for himself in the offense, even amongst some older talent at the position.

5. It feels good to hear Nate Willis’ name when the coaches talk about standout players

After a long wait, JUCO transfer Nate Willis finally joined the Wildcats this week in Lexington. His impact has already been felt on the field as an instant help to Kentucky’s secondary. Stoops said that Willis “played quite a bit today and did some good things.”

6. Neal Brown is kind of a hard a–, and it’s refreshing

Neal Brown was given an out to make an excuse for his wide receiving corps, possibly blaming some of the drops today on the fact that they take the brunt of the exhaustion from the new up-tempo style after a week of two-a-days. Brown wanted nothing of that talk though, “You can make an excuse and say, ‘OK, well we’re two weeks into camp. Nobody cares. Nobody cares. Everybody else that’s playing college football is at the same point we are.”

7.  Kentucky will use the next week to figure out what they’re good at…then look ahead to Western Kentucky

Mark Stoops mentioned that before Kentucky can really turn toward preparation specifically for WKU, first they must started figuring out what exactly it is that Kentucky’s good at doing. The team will have to tailor their play and game plan around what areas Kentucky feels it can be successful in the most, and which players are the playmakers Kentucky can build around the most. All of that should start to take form in the next week.

8. We MIGHT be nearing the end of the QB wait…

Although a starter still hasn’t been named, Mark Stoops’ comments today could lead one to believe that the quarterback picture is becoming clearer and that a decision could be forthcoming sometime this week.

“We’re gonna sit down here today and we’ll go through it as a staff and see where we’re at. And if we make any decisions, we’ll let you know. But we’re gonna work through some of that for sure this week.”


Boone’s Butcher Shop’s Football Injury Report:

– Za’Darius Smith was in full pads today, though he did not scrimmage.

– Donte Rumph did conditioning during the scrimmage but did not participate either.

– Freshman running back JoJo Kemp left the scrimmage early with an ankle injury, but the staff does not think it’s anything serious.


And finally… a little video highlight from today’s scrimmage via @KyWilcatsTV

—- Kentucky will need more good practices/scrimmages like today, and less like last yesterday’s disappointing effort if the Wildcats expect to compete against one of the toughest schedules in the country. The AP poll came out today for college football, and to no surprise, Kentucky’s schedule just continues to be touted as brutal, including a gauntlet stretch of top opponents back-to-back-to-back-to-back: #9 Louisville, #10 Florida, #6 South Carolina, and #1 Alabama. Kentucky will only have two tune up games before hitting that stretch with a very young team.

—- The SEC was represented by 2 other teams in the top 25 rankings, with Texas A&M coming in at #7 and LSU coming in at #12.

—- The afternoon started with some very tragic news as we learned of the passing of DeAntre Turman, a junior from Fulton County, Georgia. Turman, who happened to be a 2015 Kentucky target, was fatally injured during a football scrimmage. The talented cornerback was apparently not only an incredible player, but also a great young man with a bright future ahead of him. Mark Stoops and his staff had been the first school to offer Turman during his recruitment. Our prayers and best wishes go out to the Turman family and the Fulton County community.

Spurred by the tragic news, Oscar Combs brought up a memory on Twitter I had forgotten from the Tubby Smith era. Love him or not, Smith provided a moment of pure class when he invited the family of John Stewart, a former Kentucky commit who passed away before he was able to attend college, to attend the game that would have been Stewart’s senior night as a Wildcat. Kentucky honored Stewart in a touching tribute on that day.



Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

23 Comments for The Millers’ Sunday News and Views

  1. GAcat
    10:51 pm August 17, 2013 Permalink

    Fulton county is the city of atlanta…. So the fulton county community is essintaly just atlanta… At least know the geography, that would be like saying prayers go out to jefferson county community instead of saying louisville… Also rich brooks’ staff honored a young man from jackson, ga who was committed to play for us in 07 and died in a car accident while driving home from shopping for his kids b-day presents.

  2. The Loco Pollo
    11:09 pm August 17, 2013 Permalink

    Does anyone still dislike Tubby? I though the BCG experience washed away all those thoughts. Regardless, even those who don’t like him will admit he’s always been classy. That was a great senior night – Keith Bogans’ I believe.

  3. June McClean
    11:12 pm August 17, 2013 Permalink

    Millers was the dumbest movie I’ve ever seen. It was so bad my friends and I walked out about two thirds of the way through. I cannot believe you thought it had any redeeming qualities. People, save yourself some money and grief — and go see ANYTHING but that stupid movie. OMG. And it’s “then I don’t believe you,” not “THAN I don’t believe you.” First, learn how to write. Then get better taste in movies.

  4. chardun
    11:18 pm August 17, 2013 Permalink

    J.D. Harmon was the guy with the 4th interception, I saw him in one of the previous post video. I guess Harmon was not mentioned because he is sitting out this season.

  5. Wildcat Sundays
    11:28 pm August 17, 2013 Permalink

    Whoa! This is why non-football people shouldn’t write football posts. Max’s interception was on a very well thrown ball that was batted and should have been caught. Whitlow threw two interceptions that were just flat dropped by the defense. Not that a single day’s work should ever result in the crowning of a starter, but you need to do more than scratch the surface of the scrimmage before saying something crazy like it’s Jalen’s to lose.
    And Millers sucks. It was a terrible movie.

  6. cats42301
    11:39 pm August 17, 2013 Permalink

    Chris Mosby a linebacker from Christian Brothers HS in Memphis and 2006 UK commit died in a car accident December 31, 2005 in Memphis. Senior day 2009 (Tennessee game), Rich Brooks presented Chris’ brother with a framed jersey #32, just like the graduating seniors received. (Chris would have been a senior that year). A real class act by UK and coach Brooks especially considering it was 4 years after his passing.

  7. Andy
    11:58 pm August 17, 2013 Permalink

    SO lets talk about the qb’s and take it easy on the name calling!! I think this is the order of the qb’s:

    I am surprised Smith has not won the position yet. Towles is another surprise. Towles will be everyones back up this season at least.

  8. Seven Eight Nine
    12:13 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    Is Marcus McWilson a freshman? I thought he was a transfer

  9. Wildcatsteeler
    2:09 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    Whitlow as the starter is a very bad thing overall. Towles will transfer for sure. Smith may consider it also and Reese is nothing more than a backup with Barker on the way. This is disappointing. I’d hoped Smith or Towles would win the spot and Whitlow is a dynamic player in a slash-like role. A young, athletic QB that will think run as soon as their is any pressure won’t work. He’ll rack up some rushing yards but we won’t score. 3 win season incoming.

  10. Deerp
    2:43 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    9… Wow you’re dumb

  11. Nacho Nunez
    5:22 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    If Towels wants to be a senator he ain’t transferring nowhere

  12. Antjuan Jackson
    6:41 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    What up Ally?

  13. Carlos Danger
    8:19 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    Ally…couldn’t agree more about We’re The Millers. People in the theater were still trying to contain their laughing 3 minutes after the “Blackhawk Down” scene. The spider bite was worth the price of admission.

  14. dooley
    8:35 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    1. essintaly-you make that word up or is that slang for something?

  15. TennisFan29
    8:59 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    People that make fun of other people’s spelling for the sake of putting people down are sad and pathetic. You all sound like a bunch of third graders. Grow up people.

  16. rainman
    9:09 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    #1 Thats exactly right, I grew up in LOSERVILLE, but NEVER
    say I’m from there in public! I say PRP, or Jefferson County!
    I never want anyone thinking I even remotely might have even
    the slightest possibility of being a DIRTY BIRD LOSERVILLE FAN!

  17. chromium
    9:41 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    15. and people who come on a free site to berate the volunteer writers are sad and pathetic as well. The very least they could do is learn to spell. Typos are one thing, but ignorance and lack of a elementary education is evident when a word is completely butchered and not even close to being spelled correctly. At least get it close, spellcheck is your friend.

  18. chromium
    9:42 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    a=an. see there, a typo.

  19. Rodney King
    10:18 am August 18, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t we all just get along?

  20. GAcat needs to grow up
    12:11 pm August 18, 2013 Permalink

    1. Why would you berate someone over geography when she is trying to offer condolences for a terrible tragedy? By the way, the city of Atlanta makes up less then 50% of the population of Fulton County!(420,000 of 960,000) Next time, THINK before you write!

  21. funny stuff
    12:20 pm August 18, 2013 Permalink

    Were the millers is absolutely hilarious I’m def gonna by the dvd. Go see it if you like comedies.

  22. jimmy Jenkins
    2:16 pm August 18, 2013 Permalink

    15 — People who call other people sad and pathetic and tell them to grow up should take their own advice. To those of you desperately trying to help improve the grammar on this site, three cheers and keep trying. You have your work cut out for you.

  23. jimmy Jenkins
    2:18 pm August 18, 2013 Permalink

    And the Millers sucked, but I don’t like lowbrow comedy that less intelligent people tend to like, so…