What should’ve been a simple tweet about the time of kickoff in the South Carolina game turned into a flood of perverted SEC jokes we wouldn’t share with our mothers. The tweet was supposed to say SEC Network, obviously, but Matt fell victim to auto-correct and wrote SEX Network instead. Hilarity ensued under the hashtag #SEXNetwork. A few examples:
@Toolfan955: At least we won’t have to deal with Tim Tebow highlights. #SEXNetwork
@tbhill2: UK got dropped from the #SEXNetwork because they had too few touches in the red zone
@DWiard11: Can’t wait to see what new wrinkles are in Nuclear Minters Unit this week #SEXNetwork
@bjo30: is it bad that I’m still pulling for the crimson tide?? #SEXNetwork
@Brewcrew_YMCMB: Kentucky’s defense got banned from the #SEXNetwork because they could never wrap up
Yes, it’s very sophomoric but it was a fun way to spend an hour or so on Twitter this afternoon. Feel free to keep it going in the comments section.
Now the news and the views…
— The SEC expanded to 13 teams on Monday when Texas A&M officially joined the conference. The Aggies will start play in the league beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year. Mitch Barnhart and Coach Cal had some welcoming words for the conference’s 13th team:
Barnhart: “On behalf of the coaches, administrators and student-athletes at the University of Kentucky, I would like to welcome the Texas A&M Aggies to the Southeastern Conference. Coming off its best year athletically in school history, Texas A&M adds a strong athletic program along with its academic prowess to the best league in the country. I look forward to competing against one of my mentors, Bill Byrne, for years to come.”
Calipari: “I’d like to welcome Billy Kennedy & Texas A&M to the SEC. Congrats to Commissioner Slive & our presidents on a great addition to our league.” (via Twitter)
— Joker had his usual Monday afternoon press conference with the media and there were a lot of injury updates that have the depth chart mixed up for the LSU game. Josh Clemons and Gene McCaskill are both questionable, although Joker believes Clemons will play. Raymond Sanders and Collins Ukwu are out, and safety Martavious Neloms is day-to-day with a concussion. Senior defensive tackle Mark Crawford, who has been out with multiple suspensions, is cleared to play and is ready to be “let loose” according to Joker. That’s a much-needed 340 pounds in the trenches.
— A variation of the UK Pros team we saw in August will be hitting the road for a five game tour across Kentucky. Ticket information hasn’t been announced but the event schedule is as follows:
10-8… vs. Univeristy of Pikeville (Expo Center)
10-9… vs. Alice Lloyd College (Knott Central High School)
10-10… vs. Georgetown College (Mason County High School)
10-12… vs. Union College (Pulaski County High School)
10-13… vs. Mid-Continent University (Graves County High School)
— The UK Pros vs. UK Villains game reported by WKYT must not be very close to a done deal because some of the players listed on the Villains roster hadn’t even heard about it until Sunday night’s report. Kenneth Faried tweeted our link to Kemba Walker and Nolan Smith and said, “look how funny this is.” That leads me to believe the three of them haven’t committed to play, or even knew about it for that matter. That doesn’t mean we should give up on the game, though. The idea is too awesome.
— 2013 recruit Aquille Carr told ESPN he has an offer from Kentucky. The 5-foot-6 point guard may be undersized but his YouTube videos are amazing.
— Tubby Smith got the crowd at Georgetown College fired up when talking about his 2005 team at UK. Tubby said Patrick Sparks should’ve had a four-point play against Michigan State and Kentucky would’ve gone on to win it all had the foul been called. That was one of those plays none of us will ever forget and it’s a shame the Cats couldn’t get a win out of it.
— Smokey is doubtful for Tennessee’s game against Buffalo. (Torn ACL)
— Kobe Bryant was accompanied by Enes Kanter to the final of the Nike basketball tournament for amateurs in Istanbul, Turkey. Kobe is spending a few days in the world’s fourth-largest city mulling over a contract offer from the BeÅŸiktaÅŸ basketball team. Enes was not available for comment Monday night. He was watching wrestling.
— Ramel Bradley’s brother, Sean Carter, announced that the team he holds minority ownership in will be called the Brooklyn Nets. The team will move into the brand new Barclays Center before the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Kentucky will be a part of one of the Barclays Center’s first events when the Cats face Maryland early next season. Can we get Jay-Z to visit the locker room again after that game? What’s 50 grand to a guy like him, anyway? Please remind me. #WTT
— You won’t want to miss Tuesday’s radio show when Mitch Barnhart sits down in the hot seat with Matt Jones. The show starts at 10:00 AM and Mitch will stop some time in the second hour. Don’t miss it.
Come get your Madness tickets!!! Students rushed into Memorial Coliseum Monday night for the student lottery…