Welcome to the KSR Mailbag! The idea for this feature wasn’t born from the many, many mailbags associated with sports blogs and TV shows…oh, no, that’s way too cliche. The KSR Mailbag was born from the halftime break in KSR’s live blogs, during which I would take over for the guys while they went to use the bathroom or flirt with the lady in charge of the nacho cheese dispenser. During those halftimes, you and I talked about just about anything: life, love, the pursuit of happiness, Triscuits vs. Wheat Thins…you name it, we covered it. Heck, sometimes we even talked about sports.
So think of this as the “halftime” of your week. Starting on Thursday of each week, tweet your questions to me @MrsTylerKSR with the hashtag #ksrmailbag, and if they’re worthy, they’ll make the cut and will be posted on Wednesday’s KSR Mailbag, along with my response. Leggo!
Yes, I know it’s Thursday. SEC Media Days pushed us back a bit, but I couldn’t leave you hanging. Like the postman, I’ll deliver in rain, wind, snow, and busy blog days.
Keep in mind it’s July and we haven’t had many practice reports, but here’s what I’m going with so far:
PG – Ryan Harrow
SG – Archie Goodwin
SF – Alex Poythress
PF/C – Nerlens Noel
PF – Kyle Wiltjer
We’ve heard a lot about Willie Cauley-Stein as well, with Cal hinting at playing both him and Nerlens at the same time, in which case I could see Kyle Wiltjer maybe even rotating over to shooting guard? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
@MrsTylerKSR any truth to the rumor that OHNapier is Billy Gilliapie?
— Tdogg (@HilljakLinbeard) July 18, 2012
You know, that makes a lot of sense, especially considering Billy G’s penchant for karaoke. It’s been a while since we’ve heard from our old outlaw friend. The last Oh Napier sighting was a shaky YouTube video of him playing at something called the “Honey Fest” in September 2011. It got a little too “Blair Witch” for me, so I had to turn it off, but I hear he played “Amanda.” Coincidence? I think not.
— Fake Nate KSR (@Fake_Nate_KSR) July 18, 2012
I don’t think it completely ends it, but it certainly focuses the conversation on a renovated Rupp. While plans for a renovated Rupp seem to be stalled due to funding issues, Cal is making sure the most important parts of the plan remain on track. One of Cal’s main priorities as coach is getting the best players. What better way to do that than with a flashy new locker room, which he called “the gold standard” in college basketball? Think of the main places recruits go when they visit: the Craft Center, the Lodge, and Rupp. While at Rupp, they’ll spend any time they’re not in their seats in the locker room. More evidence of Cal’s genius? The new “players’ lounge,” which other sports teams can use as a staging area for recruits. From CoachCal.com’s description of the lounge: “When our football team brings in 15 recruits, they can use the players’ lounge to hang out and watch TV.” Hey, I’ll take it.
— Donald Leathers (@don_wheezy) July 17, 2012
I’d say Florence, but given their geographical ineptitude, they’d probably choose Dayton. Hey, maybe they can raise enough money to repaint the “Florence Y’all” water tower? It’s already red and white.
— Ginnie Word Pruitt (@NonaLouMommy) July 14, 2012
Nope. Pretty sure everyone calls them that.
— Stacy Cambron (@BigStace02) July 18, 2012
First of all, how do you become a grown woman without tasting a hot dog once in your life? (I realize now how pervy that sounded.) Hot dogs are as American as cutoff jorts and beer koozies. More bewildering is trying to describe what a hot dog tastes like…it’s probably one of the most distinctive tastes in the world, along with bologna and curry. I never heard the end of Matt’s story, but I really really hope she ended up getting that hot dog. If not, get thee to a Speedway.
That video of Anderson alone has them quivering. If we get him, I expect Cal to install some titanium-grade backboards…something not even the Rupp Arena cloggers could break. Something a little like this.
I’m still waiting for the “Call Me Maybe” cover, but maybe that’s too “been there, done that.” Willie Cauley-Stein has already starred in a Kyle Wiltjer video, but I could also see Archie Goodwin taking part, since he seems like a total goofball. Maybe they could do an expose on Ryan Harrow’s shoe collection? Or, dare I say it, a fashion show?! Okay, too much, too much…a girl can dream.
That’s it for this week. Keep the questions coming…@MrsTylerKSR.