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.
There is a chance – That means not set in stone – that Andrew Wiggins announces on Tuesday.
– Dave Telep (@DaveTelep) May 12, 2013
– Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) May 12, 2013
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.