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The Usual Suspects’ News and Views


Usually we devote the evening post to a famous celebrity having a birthday, or a big event from the day, but for this Saturday evening we’re going with a group thing.

May 12 happens to be the birthday of both Gabriel Byrne (center) and Stephen Baldwin (second from left), two stars of possibly the best movie ever, The Usual Suspects.  The movie garnered a decent amount of critical acclaim, even winning Kevin Spacey his first Oscar for the role of Verbal Kint. I watched The Usual Suspects for the first time as a sophomore in college, and the only thing my roommate and I could to him for the rest of the night was “Whaaat?”  And he was all like, “Whuuuuuut.”  And then we let the guy across the hall borrow it and he returned it and was all like “Say whaaaa?

It’s good, is what I’m saying.  If you like mob movies, or anything that will keep you guessing, and you haven’t seen this movie, do yourself a favor and rent it tonight.  Only don’t go to Premiere, because I currently have their copy.  Just, you know, don’t watch it around any five year-olds you might have hanging around, because the language is pretty salty.

On to the relatively slow Saturday news.

-Even the day after, people still can’t stop talking about Drew Barker.  Whether it’s Kentucky fans who are excited he’s on his way, or South Carolina people with the worst case of sour grapes I’ve ever seen, he stayed a hot topic through this Saturday.  We mentioned earlier that Barker is the best QB prospect at UK since 2002, and he looks to be a great fit for Neal Brown’s Air Raid offensive system.

-Now that Drew Barker signed, KSR’s Will Totten suspects that the five most important football recruits going forward are Matt Elam DT, Braxton Berrios WR, Derek Kief WR, Stanley Williams RB, and Delvin Purifoy ILB.  Keep an eye on those names, as we can expect Mark Stoops to continue his unbelievable recruiting streak.

-Former Cat Nazr Mohammed got free publicity today as the NBA decided to capitalize on his ejection from last night’s Eastern Conference Playoff game.  Nazr got frustrated with the refs, and LeBron, and decided to give him a friendly little nudge to show his displeasure.  So, they made a commercial out of it.

Maybe not what Nazr wanted to have syndicated and put on television, but any publicity is good publicity, right?

-There’s no college basketball to watch, and everyone I know is getting married.  Cold, bleak autumn can’t get here fast enough.

-Even in the offseason, Kentucky basketball always has some bit of news to give us.  With Andrew Wiggins the only recruit left on the radar for next season, the coaching staff didn’t want to get left out the offseason spotlight.  CBS’s Jon Rothstein suspects that Rod Strickland might be on the list for a position with Josh Pastner at Memphis.

-Oh, and speaking of Andrew Wiggins, there’s some buzz going around the internet that Tuesday, 5/14, might be a big day for the young man.


Who knows if any of this will happen, or if Jerry’s suspicions are correct, but I’ll hope for the former instead of the latter.  Keep in mind that none of this is official.  As always, just speculation as Andrew Wiggins’ recruitment is still locked up tighter than Maid Marian’s chastity belt (NSFW: metal underwear).

-TODAY IS MOTHER’S DAY DO SOMETHING NICE FOR YOUR MOM.  We hope you have a good one.  We’ll keep you entertained through tomorrow as you spend time with your family, or as far away from them as possible, whichever you prefer.  But seriously.  At least call her or something.  She cleaned your poop.

Article written by Corey Nichols

29 Comments for The Usual Suspects’ News and Views

  1. Iggy Pop
    11:09 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    That fine band was around 30 years ago. Which is cool. If you’d have been a student in the ’80s you would not have hired a 50’s band. You would have hired Velvet Elvis, Nervous Melvin & the Nistakes, etc. Oh, sheet…..that’s the movie….forgive the acidic moment.

  2. Грузин
    11:10 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink


  3. Thank God
    11:17 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins may finally pick. Damn, I didn’t have this hard a time picking a wife. Good luck to you, wherever you go, Andrew. You seem like a nice kid. Hope you pick UK, if not, no hard feelings, good luck. And pray you don’t cross our path. Nothing is bigger in sports than UK basketball.

  4. Doo Doo Brown
    11:18 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    I think he thinks that’s a real NBA commercial.

  5. That's impressive
    11:19 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    #2 }€£{¥â‚¬~¥â‚¬

    Best I can do

  6. Catlanta
    11:20 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    I was trolling the tard site. Looks like they just got their 13th football commitment. I can’t stand them but they are recruiting well. They just got a WR with 25 offers, including Bama, Ohio State, all the florida schools and most SEC schools. Kid also had several D1 hoops offers. Scouts say he would have been a 4 star, but scouts know he will be a football player first. Tard site says he will walk on the basketball team. Good times for both uk and uofl.

  7. Igy Pop
    11:21 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    A vagina naturally hides behind a layer of hair.

    @2: If you want to show your lips…speak!

  8. That's disgusting
    11:23 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    #6 ah man don’t bring that ul stuff here
    Rather not know

  9. Aaron C Bunch
    11:32 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    I really don’t care where Wiggins goes.

  10. The Truth
    11:35 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    His handlers are sending him to the highest bidder. So, the team that gets him will be the biggest cheater. Anyone who actually thinks a kid like Wiggins goes to a school for free and the handlers are cool with that is an idiot.

  11. Movie Man
    11:38 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    “The Usual Suspects” will be on TV on AMC, Monday 5/13 at 5:30pm. You’re welcome. Set those DVRs!

  12. Stmcats
    1:25 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    10… It’s ironic that you use the word idiot, if you actually believe that. I guess ignorance is bliss

  13. Jpo
    1:48 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah… I can’t tell if you’re joking or not but that’s not a real NBA commercial

  14. Pharmboy
    3:01 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Corey, you do realize that Barker hasn’t signed, right? Not until February 2014.

  15. Andrew
    3:22 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    thank god, Meyer didn’t predict UK. Guy is literally completely clueless. How does he still have a job?

  16. LionGeneral
    6:24 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    A passable effort, but you lost it at the very end. Enough with the “poop” stuff. You’re in college now, son. Albeit UK. But college nonetheless. Grow up and write like a man.

  17. Prediction
    7:39 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins who?

  18. TheTwins
    7:40 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    Who cares where Wiggins plays ball!

  19. DecisionFinally
    7:41 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    Who is Wiggins?

  20. Isthatasearsponcho
    7:50 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    No we cooking on natural gas Barker on Friday and Wiggins on Tuesday ………………………………………

  21. Reality
    8:45 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    Who cares if we don’t get Wiggins. You shouldn’t need 9 or 10 all-americans to win a ring anyway.

  22. me
    9:17 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    Has anyone stopped to wonder why Corey is hanging around 5 year olds? It was bad enough for him to make horrendous posts on KSR; but the only thing that got hurt was his self-esteem and my faith in this site…but now it’s on a whole new level! Someone call Chris Hansen, like stat!

  23. Leveled
    9:27 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    16 & 22) really shouldn’t be as concerned with someone else so much
    Funny comments I guess lil d’s

  24. Dan
    10:00 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    None of the reporters that cover Wiggins know where he is going but they keep trying to put it together. They are as useful as the weatherman. The weatherman j/ gives you a load of crap and goes on w/ life whether right or wrong. Telep and these dudes ae just reaching now.

  25. Jonboy
    10:05 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    4 & 13) I can’t decide! Does he really thinks the NBA made a commercial about someone pushing Lebron? I mean, there is no joke there. He is either a troll, or he mistakenly didn’t read his own site/think about how commercials work before posting. Those are the two options.

  26. Just saying...
    11:05 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    Drew Barker isn’t signed yet. Although I feel certain that his commitment is solid, when you recruit the big boys, the big schools don’t back off because of an oral commitment. We still need to keep recruiting these kids. Barker enrolling in the Spring semester will help speed up that process, but Urban Meyer is a snake and I still don’t think we have heard the last of Ohio State. We need to show these recruits the product on the field this Fall and where they can make a difference.

  27. FlySoup
    11:37 am May 12, 2013 Permalink

    Corey, will you please just admit you didn’t know that the commercial was fake so we can all get on with our lives?

  28. GoBigBlue71
    12:51 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    For those of you who say we don’t need Wiggins, think about this. When we get him it means we don’t have to ever play against him.

  29. Don
    1:59 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone that does not want wiggins is really crazy. Kentucky can never get enough of great players. I hope he realizes he shall be in the sports history books forever if he picks Kentucky. The greatest recruiting class in basketball history and wiggins at the top of that. A recruiting class like that shall never be topped, ever!!!!!