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The Sklar Brothers’ Wednesday News and Views

These are the Sklar brothers.  They came on the show once and were great.  We’d like for them to come again.  But they can’t afford to come back unless you download their new comedy album, “Hendersons and Daughters on iTunes.  So do it.  If you like comedy.  Then maybe they’ll come back.  I miss EZ.

A few UK notes….

 – What did your favorite basketball team spend their Tuesday night?  Just doing a little scrimmaging with LeBron James.  Yes, King James was in Lexington and joined up with Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe to battle this year’s team in a matchup that should have featured Joe B. Hall as a special guest coach and been sponsored by Orange Leaf.  Don’t believe me?  Proof:


 – And while this little scrimmage was taking place over on campus, John Calipari was spending a little quality time with the nation’s top player.  After holding three in-home visits through a speakerphone while in Argentina, Calipari prioritized his stops over in the states by starting at the top and hung out with Shabazz Muhammad.  Cal watched him practice Tuesday before meeting with his family that night and became the third school to do so.  We could tell you more but you know what they say about Vegas and everything staying there except the herpes.  So just assume it went very well.

 – Never one to make waste of a perfectly good time to take a nap on a trip, Coach Cal popped over to Findlay Prep to watch Anthony Bennett practice Tuesday as well.  Bennett told Adam Zagoria that he plans to cut his list to five teams next week.  He currently holds offers from UConn, Florida, Oregon, Ohio State, Pitt, UNLV, Washington and West Virginia, in addition to the Cats.  He was not the only making a little bitty headline Tuesday either.  Here are a couple of other quick recruiting notes:

Chris Walker:  Walker’s recruitment might be the most interesting of all 2012 or 2013 recruits as the top-10 player has seemed to essentially beg for Kentucky to show him more interest over the past few months.  It seems to go up-and-down and seemed to be back up after Walker decided to head to Big Blue Madness only a few weeks after following up a public plea for a scholarship offer by saying Ohio State was his leader.  Now he’s heading to Kansas’ madness festivities according to the latest reports.  I don’t know if there’s a deeper story to his recruitment at this point.  You just get the feeling that UK doesn’t feel like they truly need him just yet.  It seems crazy, but with how they’re sitting with the players at the very top of the 2013 class, that might actually be the case.  Regardless, he’ll be in Lawrence next month when the season kicks off.

Mitch McGary:  In his latest blog on ESPN, McGary said that he wants to visit Kentucky, but isn’t sure if he’ll have enough time to do so.  The nation’s #3 overall player visited Michigan, Duke and North Carolina last week.  If he doesn’t visit Lexington, that officially goes on the books as time wasted.  The Cats are working on setting up a visit with McGary and teammate TJ Warren for Saturday since the football game is going to be a blowout.

Perry Ellis:  Today is his birthday. 

  – Speaking of recruiting, Coach K made some headlines when he showed up on visits to the homes of Julius Randle and Jabari Parker in a limosine.  The limos are part of the new “This Is Prom” campaign that the Duke basketball program is marketing alongside their inability to score against Arizona last season.  But at least he’s not crying.  He’s at least made some progress.

 – In terms of football news, Joker Phillips responded to the dramatic underselling of the Louisville football team by  Charlie Strong by saying that he’s not buying it.  Joker said Strong’s comments, which said everything short of his players’ mothers being uglier than the Wildcat moms, were nothing more than coachspeak and it was something they both picked up from Lou Holtz.  Sounds like a good reason for a phone call tomorrow from the fake one.

 – Despite the downplaying by Strong, it’s clear that the pressure in this game is completely on Kentucky.  The Cats entered the season with their eyes fixated solely on another bowl berth and taking a step forward in the SEC standings.  No matter how much they’ve struggled in the first two games, that is still a goal they can reach.  Louisville, meanwhile, has lesser expectations – especially after dropping a game at home to the Florida Institute of Foreign Languages and Origami or whatever it was last week.  They could still make a bowl, but it would be just be icing on the fried chicken breast.  That’s essentially an expectation anymore at UK and that means they absolutley must win this game if they want to meet those expectations.  That equals pressure.

 – Ever wonder what Andre Woodson is working on with Morgan NewtonLet him tell you for himself.

 – Sons of Anarchy was tonight.  Share your thoughts below.  I don’t want to be a spoiler.

That’s it for now.  Make sure you stick around all day for fun times and great laughs.  As usual, Matt gets the day going with Kentucky Sports Radio at 10 am on Talk Radio 1080.  In the meantime, enjoy the happiest picture ever taken. coach-k-and-knight

See you in a few…

Article written by Thomas Beisner

20 Comments for The Sklar Brothers’ Wednesday News and Views

  1. Anj
    11:59 pm September 13, 2011 Permalink

    He’s apparently at Drakes right now. lol

  2. BeerCanChicken
    12:11 am September 14, 2011 Permalink for the best UK Discussion out there!

  3. whitaker bank shot
    12:17 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    that picture just screams anti uk… except for dick vitale who is actually screaming he likes us but the other two yuck. i shiver looking at these dudes

  4. snarkster
    12:39 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    Didn’t think you could do in-home visits with Juniors. Thought they were only for seniors.

  5. SexnNursinHomes
    7:08 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    Bobby Knight looks angry. Shocking.

  6. Holden McGroin
    8:08 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    5. it’s just gas.

  7. Iknowsomething
    8:24 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    Why is that old man on the right packing heat under his red sweater?

  8. Bobby Knight's Mother
    8:33 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    Bobby came out of the womb angry and it only got worse from there.

  9. kymover
    9:08 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    I am going to be sick

  10. Sexington
    9:11 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    This picture sums them up perfectly. On the left you have an awkward rat face, in the middle and jovial bald man, and on the right a total asshole

  11. I use spell check
    9:11 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    Come on Beez put that Oldham County education to good use, Coach K didn’t arrive in a limosine it was a limoUsine, geez!

  12. ThatsAShame
    9:14 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    I think Vitale is goosing them both. Their reactions would be about right in my mind.

  13. SexnNursinHomes
    9:31 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    6- haha

  14. CRD
    10:14 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    Looks like Dickie V just made a joke about the size of Knight’s pecker that may have hit a little too close to home.

  15. Jeremy
    10:35 am September 14, 2011 Permalink

    What a bunch of Homers!!! I’d hate to know what they’re doing in that closet.

  16. Pat
    12:25 pm September 14, 2011 Permalink

    What is that white stuff on Dick Vitale’s pants?

  17. Blur
    12:46 pm September 14, 2011 Permalink

    Sons of Anarchy doesn’t got anything on Breaking Bad best show since the shield. Sons of Anarchy is good though just seems to me out of the two other shows I mentioned its watered down a little.

  18. barn
    1:19 pm September 14, 2011 Permalink

    wow! the things you see when don’t have a fragmentation grenade on your belt. damn!

  19. Dee Pendz
    6:07 pm September 14, 2011 Permalink

    Coach K and Dickie V. appear to be laughing, rather than holding their nose, next to the red one Grinch – who just filled his size 48 depends.

  20. Buckets
    4:11 am September 15, 2011 Permalink

    Is there a more crotchety old geezer in sports than that jerkoff/bully/hypocrite/scumbag/douchebag/faghag Bobby Knight?