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Taco Bell Breakfast Menu’s Friday News and Views

There are very few things in life that make me scream like a little girl who just unwrapped a life-sized Justin Bieber doll on Christmas morning. It takes something very special to get that kind of reaction out of me. Something, like, TACO BELL LAUNCHING A BREAKFAST MENU!!! OMG!!!!!!!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS???!!!!!!!! THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!

Yum! Brands, the same company that gave us Pizza Hut, KFC, and disappointing basketball, announced on Thursday that Taco Bell is launching a new breakfast menu in 800 locations across 14 states. If the new breakfast items are a hit, Taco Bell plans to have breakfast on every menu in the nation by 2014.

Unfortunately, Kentucky is not part of the first round of First Meal. The rollout is taking place in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Ohio and Oklahoma. If anyone has an open bedroom in one of these states, I am willing to move immediately.

Now wipe that drool off your face and come get your News and Views. Now featuring miniature UK logos!

 Let’s kick things off with a bit of interesting news out of the Hyatt lobby. Tonya Knight, the mother of Brandon, is suing the Hyatt Regency and the hotel’s operations director, Jeff Westin, for discrimination, battery, assault and defamation over an incident that allegedly occurred before Kentucky’s home game against South Carolina. As Mama Knight tells it, she was at the popular pre-game hangout with copies of her new book, Diary of a Basketball Mom, when the alleged incident occurred. Knight claims a friend asked her for three copies, so she pulled two from her purse and went to grab another from a box of copies she had with her. When she set the box on the bar to get the third copy, Westin approached her and told her she’s not allowed to sell the book in the lobby. According to the report, Knight told Westin she understood but refused to put the box away because she’d have to walk back to her car and she was there to socialize with friends. That’s when Westin alledgedly grabbed her by the arm, shouted racial slurs, and threatened to have her arrested. Knight claims Westin’s grip left a bruise on her arm during the exchange.

The Hyatt Regency manager declined comment until after an investigation. I guess I shouldn’t comment either because I wasn’t there and the accusations are serious. That said, I can’t imagine anyone — especially an employee of the hotel — acting like that in front of a crowd like the one that gathers in the Hyatt before games.

According to LEX 18, Knight is suing for intentional infliction of emotional distress in addition to discrimination, battery, assault and defamation. She is seeking compensatory and statutory damages, attorney’s fees and a jury trial.

Brandon is averaging almost 17 points in his last four games.

Moving on…

 Pardon The Interruption is one of the best shows on ESPN, and it was even more enjoyable than usual on Thursday afternoon when John Vincent Calipari stopped by for “Five Good Minutes” with his boys Tony and Wilbon. Cal answered the guys’ questions about a number of things — most of which you’ve already heard over and over again — but there was a part that was particularly pleasing to Kentucky fans when he was talking about the NBA. Tony Kornheiser asked Cal if he’d like one more crack at the league, and I think you’ll like his response:

“I’m not thinking in those terms right now. If I wasn’t at Kentucky, I’d probably say, “Hey, well, I’m at Kentucky. I’m at Kentucky! I’m like I may have the best job in basketball.” The only time I’ll watch any NBA games is if Derrick is playing, John’s playing. If one of my guys is playing, I’ll glance at the game. My focus right now is let’s get this thing to the next level and let’s separate. Let’s get Kentucky on its own playing field.”

Does that mean he’s here forever? Of course not. But it’s nice hearing Cal say publicly (on national television) that he’s not interested in jumping to the association.

That concluded the interview; you can hear the rest here on the PTI podcast. ** WARNING: He compares Anthony Davis to Marcus Camby and says this team should be tougher. **

Have fun with that.

Pat yourself on the back for dominating the two polls we linked to on Thursday. It’s a lopsided battle on Syracuse.com’s “Syracuse vs. Kentucky” poll, with UK leading the way with 7,569 votes to 1,953. Note the name of that website: Syracuse.com. Nice job.

In the other poll, Coach Cal has taken the lead in his region of the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. Voting is open through March 8th so keep voting everyday. $100,000 will be donated to Samaritan’s Feet if Calipari is the leading vote-getter.

 On the women’s side of things, Matthew Mitchell’s squad keeps on rollin’ through SEC play. UK Hoops got a 64-48 victory on the road at Auburn Thursday night. National Player of the Year candidate A’dia Mathies led the way with 20 points and the No. 6 Wildcats forced 30 turnovers to get the win. The Cats lead the nation in turnover margin — they forced 49 and 47 in games earlier this season; that’s absurd — and they’re off to the best start in school history. If the wins keep coming, Calipari and the boys be won’t the only team in Lexington eyeing a Final Four in the postseason.

Taylor Harry over at KSRCollege.com has a great post for you stat lovers out there. It has a lot graphs, lines, numbers, and comparisons to teams from Coach Cal’s past. Check it out.

 2013 small forward Troy Williams trimmed his list to four schools and UK received a rose to advance to the next round. The 6-foot-6 wing out of Virginia is down to Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgetown and Villanova. Scout.com ranks him No. 2 at his position in the class and No. 8 overall. Williams said he’s already made a couple of visits to Lexington.

Speaking of Lexington, we owe all of the radio show listeners a big THANK YOU for tuning in to Kentucky Sports Radio radio every morning. The show’s first Lexington ratings came out on Thursday and KSR is No. 2 in the market, ahead of ALL talk shows. Only country music had better numbers.

We’re coming for you, Alan Jackson.

 Friday is a big day as we get ready for the Tigers of Louisiana State. Until then, I’ll leave you with a public service announcement from the SEC Heavyweight Champ:

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

69 Comments for Taco Bell Breakfast Menu’s Friday News and Views



  1. uk
    11:30 pm January 26, 2012 Permalink

    First??



  2. Dana Kendrick
    11:37 pm January 26, 2012 Permalink

    There is a guy on Washington State named Faisal Aden, and I thought the guy was saying Basil Hayden the whole time. And I was like, “Wow! I can’t believe somebody named their child after UK’s first All-American, and that he now plays basketball for WSU.” But that wasn’t his name, it just sounded like it. Although I think it’s pronounced Bazz-ul, but it’s spelled like the herb which is pronounced Bay-zul and I always said it like that, until I heard someone say it correctly. Which in retrospect, it makes sense that it’s pronounced that way. Anyway I though the whole thing was interesting.



  3. KYStout
    11:43 pm January 26, 2012 Permalink

    Uh…Brandon Knight’s mom sounds like a real pain in the a$$.

    there, I said it.



  4. Buckets
    11:44 pm January 26, 2012 Permalink

    Love, love, LOVE PTI! And I, too, had a terrible experience at the downtown Hyatt. I’ll never stay there again. Hello, Hilton!



  5. Billy Clyde
    11:46 pm January 26, 2012 Permalink

    I’m liking the new UK logo bullet points.



  6. BPsycho
    11:57 pm January 26, 2012 Permalink

    #3 You don’t put your hands on anyone, for any reason pretty much. If she’s telling the truth this guy sounds extremely unprofessional, she was handling books not turnin tricks in the lobby. You ask her nicely to stop or whatever the policy is, then you ask again if she doesn’t comply, then guess what you ask again or contact security or higher management aka your boss… He’s supposed to be a “operations director” not bouncer. Just sayin.. Someone put dey hands on my momma they lucky if they still have hands after I find them.

    #5 Yup

    Excellent post.



  7. Sexington
    12:00 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Uk logos? Oh you fancy huh!



  8. Bailey Buidling & Loan
    12:08 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Every time a taco bell rings, a colon starts to sting.



  9. tyson
    12:09 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, I wouldn’t exactly call that a denial that he is not jumping to the NBA. In fact, that’s a pretty ambivalent statement. My guess is that he jumps ship after this year regardless if we win a Championship or not. If we win, he has proven he can do it and probably makes the Hall Of Fame as a college coach. If we don’t win an NC he figures he is never going to and goes and tries to make up for his original failure in the NBA.



  10. Dude.........
    12:15 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Smooth that back out? Shouldn’t that be followed by a #nohomo?



  11. Winston Guy's dreadlocks
    12:28 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    So let me get this straight..I can eat taco bell at 2 am when I’m drunk..then eat it again the next morning?



  12. RISE!!!
    12:29 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Imani Cross gives pledge to Nebraska. RISE!!!



  13. MarcMagg
    12:32 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Cal will leave sooner rather than later I agree but not until he wins an NC. I think he’s on a mission to win one, then take an NBA job. If we win it all this year, who knows. I think he’s gone as soon as he wins one.



  14. ZombieLibrarian
    12:33 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    I moved to WA from KY last year and now this happens. It cannot be mere conicidence. Perhaps I will return when TB breakfast makes it’s way to the commonwealth. Your move, Taco Bell.



  15. Cousins Fake Teeth
    12:33 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Have to be a subscriber now on the rivals site???



  16. Ms.Cats~
    12:44 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    #15: IKR?! I’ve been trying and trying to access Rupp Rafters w/no LUCK! I even created a new account and still NO access. WTH? GRRRRR



  17. Not On Her Face? Not Interested
    12:47 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t believe rivals is 100% paid now. Just in time to break the Imani Cross commit to Nebraska news. Another day another UK Football disappointment. When will I ever learn?



  18. Yo
    12:47 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    @ #15 and #26 me too! KSR needs a message board. Strike while the iron is hot!



  19. Ms.Cats~
    12:49 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    So, it’s totally going to be 100% paid now or is this just a temporary thing?
    Talk about p*ss*in in my Wheaties!
    Where is everyCat going to go now? Post link, will follow!
    GO CATS!



  20. Not On Her Face? Not Interested
    12:52 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Question of the Day: Who is more likely to have a genetic disorder: Kige Ramsey or Stone Cold Steve Willow?



  21. mocha
    1:01 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    How can I get a mini uk logo, seen some people with it on their iPhone in place of the usual Verizon or at&t logo by the bars….



  22. ScrewRivals
    1:13 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Rivals can go to hell. If they just said that the boards were going premium to make more money, I could accept that. Instead they post some BS message at 1 AM that there is too much traffic. Of course it’s for signing day. Those people can F off. I’m done with them. KSR, I will program you freaking message boards if that’s what it takes.



  23. Zach Morris
    1:19 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    HOLY HELL! WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING?! THE DASHES ARE A STAPLE AT KSR AND I AM WAY TOO CONFUSED BY THESE NEW FANCY-DANCY UK LOGOS! YOU’RE RUINING THIS BLOG BY DOING SOMETHING NEW!

    I’M SO MAD THAT I’M PROBABLY GOING TO REFRESH THIS POST FOR 2 HOURS AND POST UNDER DIFFERENT USERNAMES AGREEING THAT THE NEW KSR SUXXXXX!



  24. Ms.Cats~
    1:22 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    #22: Ahhhh so that’s what’s going on. I’ve read over there for years now and was like WTF, can’t even look at the board???? So I broke down & did the free trial. Evidently it’s done this to quite a few Cats. But some are getting back on now. Don’t know if they signed up or not. SUCKS OUT LOUD!



  25. JCPostel
    1:25 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    just reading about Taco Bell breakfast give me diarrhea.



  26. VOTE
    1:28 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    My only question is…why Alaska?



  27. Scotty Sharp
    1:41 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Drew..

    Take Yale +6.5 in the contest tomorrow.. GL!



  28. Not On Her Face? Not Interested
    1:51 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    You know it’s been a good night when you’re drinking and driving to taco bell because of your drunk munchies and it’s early enough to order from the “First Meal” menu.



  29. BPsycho
    2:23 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    #28 Don’t drink and drive man…. but yeah at the end of the night if all you have to cure is munchies, tis been good.



  30. Archy
    2:59 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hahaha holy crap… I was walking into the arena when some lady came storming out of the Hyatt screaming that she was assaulted. I thought she was just some crazy drunk UK fan. I didn’t know it was BKnights mom. There was a man with her trying to calm her down, was that his dad?



  31. Culver
    3:33 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t Knight’s mom pretty much MAKE him get a haircut before his freshmen year at UK? As I recall, she said it would make him more “marketable”. I’d go with the hotel worker’s story over hers…she seems obsessed with $$$. Her story has B.S. written all over it!



  32. BPsycho
    4:24 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    #31 Oh no she did unt! His hair was flipping glorious I tell you! Glorious! Marketable? Psshh she don’t know the market!



  33. mescalito
    5:01 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    who is espn insider john gasaway? and how did he find employment as an espn insider? the man ranked uk 3rd in his power ranking poll behind osu and kansas (a team we beat by 10…) absurd.

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/powerrankings/_/show/first



  34. Truett Cathy Fan
    6:09 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    For quality fast food breakfast, Chick-Fil-A is the best.



  35. Axe Cop
    7:04 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    If you’re excited for anything Taco Bell makes then you truly are a goddamned idiot.



  36. Good one
    7:19 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Good post. Taco bell is awesome. Much easier on the eyes this morning.



  37. Me
    7:19 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    1) I guess Momma Knight’s book sales aren’t doing so hot.
    2) How did such a ruckus happen at the Hyatt bar before a UK game WITH racial slurs fly’n YET no UK fans with access to any of the UK sites post anything? I mean, I thought UK fans were EVERYWHERE yet none of us caught wind of such an event?
    3) Let’s be honest, IF racial slurs were thrown about – there is a better chance that they came outa Momma Knight. You don’t get to be manager of the Hyatt by bouncing UK player’s moms outta the bar area with racial slurs.
    4) If Momma Knight wants back into the spotlight, she better pop out another 5*.
    5) They can’t all be like Momma Patterson!



  38. Echo 1
    7:26 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Said it before….. Brandon Knight’s mom is Butch McRae’s mom in Blue Chips. In other news, Alaska actually has a Taco Bell or two. Had no clue.



  39. barn
    7:27 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    tb breakfast. almost makes me glad i’m living in ohio



  40. awesometron
    7:34 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    she has no chance with the IIED claim and probably not much of one for the defamation claim either. those other issues are going to be nasty for the Hyatt to deal with because of all “he said, she said” nonsense. this whole thing will settle and brandon’s mom won’t be allowed to talk to about it once that happens. lets move on.



  41. Hoss
    7:35 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    They are saying on Bob and Tom that a barge hit a bridge in Louisville and caused 2 sections of bridge to fall into the river.

    Anybody got anything on that?



  42. Hoss
    7:38 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    People actually eat this crap?

    You’re all gonna die. This crap food will kill you dead.



  43. SexnNursinHomes
    7:44 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Taco Bell better make a breakfast, I mean, considering that their meat contains only 36% real beef. Yeaahhh, I think I’ll just stick to eating a cow’s turd.



  44. REAL BLY
    7:46 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    TACO BELL BREAKFAST SOUNDS AWESOME!!!!!



  45. Bob
    7:56 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    41, don’t know about Louisville, but heard a barge took out a bridge down at Land between the Lakes.



  46. Bridge Watcher
    8:03 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    41.) The bridge is actually down around the Land Between the Lakes area in Marshall County. Eggners Bridge.



  47. anrbob
    8:04 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    #41 – a bridge got hit in Western KY. It was the bridge that carries U.S. 68 and Ky. 80 across Kentucky Lake. http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120126/NEWS01/301260081/Western-Kentucky-bridge-collapse?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home



  48. Hoss
    8:12 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks, guys!



  49. Kidnut
    8:16 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Taco Bell is good when you are young and your stomach can handle it…but at this point in my life I prefer not to taste something in my burps for 6 hours



  50. Al's IndiCats
    8:26 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    I always go to Taco Bell when I was a Veggie Burrito (36% REAL beef). Which makes me wonder, will they serve 36% real eggs?
    Someone wrote that Chick-Filet has the best breakfast, have you ever thought that eating a egg chicken biscuit, you could be eating momma and offspring at the same time? Just a thought.



  51. ThatsAShame
    8:26 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Taco Bell breakfast, for those that can’t possible care about their health.



  52. ktmiln2
    8:33 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    I would bet my bottom dollar that if streaming numbers were accounted for, KSR would be #1 in the market.



  53. ktmiln2
    8:34 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    50. That’s what makes it delicious. I love the chicken, egg and cheese bagel.

    White Castle has vastly underrated breakfast too. You can watch them cook your bacon/sausage/ham and eggs from scratch, so you get real eggs, not those McDonald’s fluff cakes.



  54. Jenny Craig Pitino
    8:36 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    I do not see any way that Coach Cal would go to the NBA without winning at least 1 NCAA championship. He has been too close too many times.



  55. wicked
    9:13 am January 27, 2012 Permalink


  56. SexnNursinHomes
    9:21 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    50- haha about chic-fila- never thought about it that way.



  57. rhftwo
    9:26 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Drew you are always welcome in Centerville, OH (Dayton suburb). I have Madisonville ties and live less than two miles from one of the test stores that helped bring this wonderful Taco Bell breakfast to fruition.

    That is if you can put up with all the fat obnoxious OSU fans, their penchant for driving in the left lane, and their COMPLETE inability to drive in anything but 100% sunshine.

    However, the upsides are all BBN all the time at my house. Plenty of bourbon selection to choose from and my wife is a superb cook…just sayin’



  58. Brandon
    9:39 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    wow, most seem to side with the Hyatt? you don’t even have any facts and you know that BK’s mom is the one at fault.
    I have no idea what happened but I’m not going to comment and look like an asshole especially with very little facts to base my opinion on.



  59. Monkey behavior
    9:49 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    The Hyatt incident probably went something like this – Manager -“Mam can you please not sell books in inside the hotel.” Knight – “Oh no you didn’t. You can’t tell me what to do white boy”. Manager -Mam please leave the hotel. Knight – “this is because I am black. I will sue your white ass”

    I have managed several upscale hotels, and have seen this many times. Disgusting.



  60. rhftwo
    9:59 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    What is it with these kids we have and their Moms? I think that UK needs to screen recruits better. If their momma is crazy regardless of the talent we need to pass. Did anyone notice it’s never a suburban soccer Mom that goes off the deep end? Just sayin’…



  61. KYeffect
    10:42 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Gentlemen, please act like one and don’t react to a situation that we only read about in the Herald Mis-Leader. and please keep your racist comments off the board.



  62. sunnycat
    10:58 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Whats up with dudes grill?



  63. sunnycat
    11:00 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Wish I had a “race card” to throw out when I didn’t get my way.



  64. Sir-c-Barkley
    11:33 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    59…I doubt you have “managed” several “upscale” hotels in your day and if you have I’m sure you were fired from them with moronic comments and racial slurs, with a name like monkey behavior I wouldn’t be surprised. A good manager doesn’t bounce around from job to job. If this is a publicity stunt than get over it who cares there have been worse…at least she isn’t saying cal got her pregnant and then paid for an abortion we already have a coach on this state who does that. Keep your fact-less this is how it probably went down comments to yourself! Breaks over..Now get back to flipping burgers I’m tired of waiting on my food..ps I’m white you can sue me if it would make you feel better 59



  65. Monkey behavior
    11:51 am January 27, 2012 Permalink

    64- If only Pitino had given your mother some money to take care of things. The world would be a better place.



  66. Sir-c-Barkley
    12:07 pm January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Right since im a grown man the math really adds up now doesnt it. whenever you feel like taking that used meth needle out of your arm i can give ya math tips and pointers. if only your dad(if you even know who it is) wore a condom instead of a candy wraper he found in the back of his el camino behind the gas station to knock up that lot lizard(truck stop hooker) you call a mom, the world would be a better place.Have fun milking that unemployment check to put towards your retirement plan



  67. James K
    12:09 pm January 27, 2012 Permalink

    I got adult onset diabetes from that picture.



  68. jMickD
    12:46 pm January 27, 2012 Permalink

    I noticed on the bleacher report THIS http://tinyurl.com/7saotc6 article. Now someone from KSR post a snarky article about it so we can properly flood & shut down their servers.



  69. tangledupinblue
    2:50 pm January 27, 2012 Permalink

    Remember when Matt Jones offered to do the afternoon show on 1300AM for FREE . That idiot Chris Cross said NO THANKS . I wonder what that goofball is thinking now . I wish KSR could get that time slot and run the yankee idiot out of town