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The Season Never Ends’ Friday News and Views

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— We’re just 36 hours away from the biggest game of Louisville’s season, when the Dirty Birds roll into Lexington for the noon game on CBS against Kentucky. Louisville, of course, is coming in after a heartbreaking loss to No. 12 Georgetown in the YUM! Center on Wednesday, but thanks to the college basketball schedule, the Cards will still be ranked fourth when they meet Kentucky. It’ll be the first time the two in-state rivals face each other while both teams are ranked in the top five. Get your popcorn ready.

— I would like to remind all Louisville fans who plan on attending Saturday’s game that Rupp Arena is a non-smoking facility. That includes Black & Milds, Swisher Sweets cigarillos (all flavors), and marijuana. Handguns are also prohibited. Cardinals and Old English lettering shaved into the back of your head will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

— Louisville’s Chane Behanan told cn|2 yesterday that “the game will go down as one of the best games in history.” The freshman forward from Bowling Green certainly isn’t afraid to give his predictions to the media. But, once again, we’re going to disagree with Nostrabehanan on this one, just as we did when he predicted an undefeated season for Louisville. The game isn’t going to be close.

— If you missed cn|2’s “Cats vs. Cards: Rumble at Rupp” special on the UK-UofL game, well, you should be ashamed of yourself. We’ll let it slide this time but we expect you to watch it when it re-airs Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. before the game. A lot of hard work went into the special and I think you’ll really enjoy what Chip Cosby, Will Mapes and the gang at Insight put together for you. It’s a great way to get you pumped up for the game, if you need any more pumping up.

— Kentucky fans have reason to be concerned with the game, only because of the gentlemen that’ll be blowing the whistle and wearing the black and white stripes. Tony Greene and Jamie Luckee have been assigned to officiate the game, meaning UK fans will be pissed off for the entire 40 minutes. Greene is easily the most hated referee in Big Blue Nation, and Kentucky is just 5-4 in games called by Luckee during the Calipari Era. You may remember him as the guy who T’d up DeAndre Liggins against North Carolina. This could get interesting.

— I say Kentucky fans should be concerned with the officiating, when really the only concern should be Terrence Jones — and I’m not talking about that pinky. After Kentucky’s win over Lamar, Calipari said Jones needs to “step on the gas” if he’s going to be the guy. “He’s got to play like he’s fighting for minutes,” Calipari said. “I tell him, just work like you’re trying to achieve something. You haven’t achieved anything, so go work for it.” Kentucky can’t afford to let Jones go through the motions in quality minutes against Louisville. He can get away with a lack of effort against some teams, but not a team like Louisville. Just look at the Indiana game. Kentucky needs him to play hard. If he’s missing shots, that’s excusable. It’s the constant lack of effort and lackadaisical attitude away when he doesn’t have the ball that is hurting him.

— Kentucky also needs Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to keep his hands to himself in the first half. MKG comes out firing on all cylinders every game, and that’s great, but it has led to early foul trouble in a number of UK’s games this season. Just like the Terrence Jones situation, Kentucky can get away with MKG picking up two early fouls against some teams, but not against Louisville. The aggressive on-ball defense is great, he just needs to be a little smarter when reaching in to avoid picking up cheap fouls.

Josh Harrellson is giving it to Pau Gasol right now. Who ever thought we’d be saying that when he was playing under Clyde?

— Mike Kryzeswskeiwsi was spotted in the crowd at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach during Shabazz Muhammad’s game Thursday afternoon. Muhammad said he absolutely saw Coach K in the crowd but he tried not to let his rat-like face distract him. “You’re going to see who is in the stands or not, but I try to block them out and just play my game,” Muhammad said. “It’s always a blessing having Coach K come to your game and watch you play.” The No. 1 player in Amurrica became the all-time leading scorer at Bishop-Gorman in the game, as his team opened things up with a 32-2 to start the game. He lists Duke as one of the six schools he is considering and I added the part about the rat face to spice things up a bit.

— Hey, look! Vanderbilt showed up. It’s about time the Commodores did something. Vandy put a 17-point whoopin’ on No. 12 Marquette in the Bradley Center Thursday night. Maybe they’re tired of embarrassing the SEC name. Also from the conference, Florida lost a great game in double overtime at Rutgers. That Bradley Beal can play.

— For you generous folks out there… The Salvation Army is accepting donations through the True Blue Kettle Drive on the fundraiser’s website. Coach Cal and Mayor Jim Gray are behind the project and the money raised goes directly to support The Salvation Army’s programs, such as the Boys and Girls Club and Early Learning Center. The Salvation Army has 152 beds and operates at capacity most days of the year so a donation of any amount would go a long way in helping the less fortunate. The Salvation Army often has families sleeping in the lobby of the facility just because they just need someplace warm.

That’ll do it for tonight. Tune in to Matt Jones and his merry band of hooligans for the last radio show before the Louisville game. I bet he has a few words to say about those Cardinals.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

25 Comments for The Season Never Ends’ Friday News and Views



  1. Eloy's Neard
    12:02 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    Let’s make Nostrabehanan a thing



  2. Bulldawg
    12:53 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    that is the best post I have ever read on here…still laughing about the rat face thing…funny as hell. you out did yourself this time drew.



  3. Old man sleeping in lower arena
    2:20 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    Who we play Saturday?



  4. Ironic
    3:35 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    “Cardinals and Old English lettering shaved into the back of your head will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis”.

    What about my jorts dawg? Will me and my boy booger be able to get in wearin our jorts so we can do the dougie… uh ah uh ah? Bwhahahahahahaha



  5. worthythorn
    4:44 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    @Drew Franklin – Have you been paying attention to the crime rate in Lexington these days?



  6. Megan Calipari
    5:30 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    Have you all looked at my twitter? I hate every single one of you simple folk. You bunch of racist, toothless, doublewide living hillbillies.



  7. Hal
    5:50 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    “I would like to remind all Louisville fans who plan on attending Saturday’s game that Rupp Arena is a non-smoking facility. That includes Black & Milds, Swisher Sweets cigarillos (all flavors), and marijuana. Handguns are also prohibited”



  8. SexnNursinHomes
    6:33 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    I just got off the phone with Tony Tone Toni Greene, and he said him and his boyfriend Jamie Luckee, would be staying at Rick Pitino’s house this weekend. They are gonna have a 3-some and talk about how they are going to call the game.



  9. Sherlock John Holmes
    6:51 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    Harrellson went 1-6 with 3 boards in just under 16 mins. Not sure how that’s “giving it to” anybody.



  10. GrumpyOldDude
    7:58 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    Just watched the cn|2 special on the game. That UL guy doing the debate was spouting nothing but rhetoric and tired cliches. Matt crushed him.



  11. CATFANDAN
    7:59 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    Vandy tired of embarrsssing the SEC name…..Hmmm..Kinda sounds like the way our administration should feel during the FOOTBALL SEASOSN…That will never happen though…



  12. mountaincat
    8:25 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    That’s racism. Nice job drew. Classless asshole. You’re basically describing the entire UK team and their families with those words. Clueless



  13. mountaincat
    8:28 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    Racism and redundancy. Classy drew. That description of UL fans seems to apply to each of UK’s players too. Woops



  14. tommy
    8:50 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    12 and 13. You’re a racist for calling THAT racism. You’re clueless. So each of the UK players smokes? Um, ok. Moron. Woops.



  15. UK3K
    9:03 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    You can always tell it’s time for UK v. UofL when the classiness of the cardinal fanbase begins to infect KSR comments.

    We’re going to have fun Saturday at Rupp showing the natives of the grease pit what a true road game is.



  16. Jon
    9:12 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    According to Jon Scott’s website, Jamie Luckie T’d up Liggins in 2010 during the WVU game again last year during the loss at Vanderbilt.

    Just an FYI.



  17. ebell55
    9:14 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    Love the Cats but ill have to say that I’ve been to Yum and I’ve been to Rupp everytime I’m at Rupp someone is smoking in the bathroom! Let’s go Cats but keep it real!



  18. BBN
    9:14 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    The game will most likely be very close to the end. The officials will make certain it is. Even with the home court / crowd advantage, UL will win unless T. Jones & Teague step up their games in a big way. Lamb, Gilchrist & Davis will not be enough to beat UL. They have a very deep bench if quality players and they just got Blackshear back from injury.



  19. KidCody
    9:18 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    12/13 – Douchebag is a race now, ladies and gentlemen.



  20. BPsycho
    9:39 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    #2 Drew Franklin shows no mercy. He bringeth the ****** heat aerday.



  21. BBN
    11:59 am December 30, 2011 Permalink

    WTF???



  22. Coaxial
    12:00 pm December 30, 2011 Permalink

    UL sucks!



  23. AminuTimberlakeBlocksAnthonyDavis
    1:25 pm December 30, 2011 Permalink

    the pictures of the females displaying the calendar confuse me. sometimes i think it’s the same female, but sometimes i think it can’t be. if it is the same woman, she really has her hot and cold days…



  24. James
    3:07 pm December 30, 2011 Permalink

    It’s not the same girl you old..



  25. Megan
    3:08 pm December 30, 2011 Permalink

    that’s NOT the same girl!~!