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This Sandwich’s Wednesday News and Views


You’re looking at a pulled pork, mac and cheese, bacon, cole slaw, and onion ring sandwich on a white bread bun. As of now, this 1.5 pound sandwich has no name, but is being sold at the Atlanta Falcons training camp for only $5. SBNation estimates that it comes in at a whopping 1,074 calories, which actually isn’t as bad as I thought at first glance.

Because it’s the Sandwich with No Name and people love contests, the Falcons are taking fans’ suggestions for names on their @Atlanta_Falcons twitter account. If I had to guess, I’d bet you’d win one of those beauties if your entry is chosen, but if you’d rather have KSR Comments Section glory, list your best suggestion below.

It’s been a long Tuesday, so let’s get moving.

— I’ve been in a football cave all day, but it appears we have some basketball news. Coach Cal did the most Coach Cal thing ever on Tuesday when he announced he is releasing a new book entitled Players First, which is about, you guessed it, Kentucky basketball. Here’s an excerpt:

I coach for the names on the back of the jersey–not the front. My players. They’re sent to me by their fathers, their mothers, their grandmothers, their aunts–whoever in this world raised them and loves them. Others look at their NBA bodies and consider them lucky. Future millionaires, just stopping through before they cash in. That’s not what I see. They’re kids, some of them as young as seventeen. They all need me in a different way. Some want my affection, others my approval. It’s a burden to be responsible for other people’s children, sometimes a heavy burden.

There’s about five more paragraphs of Cal-isms where that came from, so if you’d like to read more and preorder, click here. (SPOILER ALERT: Coach Cal thinks you watch more game film than he does!)

— The biggest question surrounding the basketball team this week concerns Kyle Wiltjer, who returns from Russia with the Canadian Developmental team on Wednesday. Wiltjer had eight points on 3-8 shooting (2-3 from 3) in 19 minutes in Canada’s loss to Serbia on Tuesday. The Canadians will finish in fourth place in the World University Games. We should expect to hear Kyle’s decision on whether or not to transfer very soon, and one has to think that the longer he takes to decide, the better the chances become that he’ll stay at Kentucky and redshirt next season.

— In NBA Cats news, we learned that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been added to the USA Men’s National Team mini-camp roster. That means John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, AND MKG could represent the United States in next year’s FIBA World Cup in Madrid, as well as the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The Team USA Mini Camp starts next week in Las Vegas.

— Two NBA Cats played in the Summer League on Tuesday. Here’s how they did:

Marquis Teague (Chicago Bulls) 25 points in 33 minutes
Archie Goodwin (Phoenix Suns): 22 points, 4 rebounds in 26 minutes

— Okay, back to football. SEC Media Days started with a bang Tuesday morning, with the league releasing the TV schedule for the first three games of the season. Unfortunately, both UK’s home opener against Miami of Ohio and the game against Louisville will be noon kickoffs. UK/Miami (Ohio) is set for noon ET on September 7th on FSN, while Kentucky/Louisville game will kick off at noon ET on ESPN on September 14th.

While it’s great that both games will be on TV, especially ESPN for the latter, the noon kickoffs are a big blow for tailgating and atmosphere. Louisville will be a heavy favorite, and UK will need all of the rowdiness it can get in Commonwealth Stadium. A long day of tailgating would be the perfect recipe for that. However, it is what it is, so start perfecting your Bloody Marys and deviled (cardinal) eggs. Let’s think of the Miami game as a dress rehearsal.

To recap, here are the times/TV information for the first three games:

August 31: Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky, LP Field, 7 p.m. ET, ESPNews
September 7: Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky, Commonwealth Stadium, Noon ET, FSN
September 14: Louisville at Kentucky, Commonwealth Stadium, Noon ET, ESPN

— Mark Stoops doesn’t take the podium until Wednesday morning, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some news about the Cats. In UK’s media guide, I found this rendering of a renovated Commonwealth Stadium, which I plan to ask Stoops about in the morning:


We also found out the depth chart, which you can see by checking out Matt’s earlier post. Expect to get some more information about that tomorrow morning.

— One of the best answers I got from a player on Tuesday was from Jeff Driskel, Florida’s quarterback. I asked him if he and his teammates laugh at Joker Phillips’ #comeplayWRfortheJoker campaign:

“I do. My brother is actually in high school and follows all of those accounts and I asked him what he thought of it, just to see what the recruits are thinking, and he think it’s cool, so whatever you’ve gotta do to get an edge, go for it. But it is a little weird to see it. There was one where I was in the background of a horse derby or something…it was weird. But whatever they’ve got to do to get the edge, I’m all for it.”

There you go. Apparently high school boys think Joker’s photoshops are the bomb. Our world is doomed.

— I feel like I told you guys just about everything that happened at Media Days, right down to the lack of lines for the ladies bathroom, but here’s a quick, quick summary of each team’s session:

Florida (Will Muschamp): “We appreciate our friends from Ohio educating us on NCAA rules. They certainly know thing or two about it.” TAKE THAT URBAN MEYER

Missouri (Gary Pinkel): Still here, folks. Anyone got questions? Nope? Later.

Ole Miss (Hugh Freeze): I wear visors because of Steve Spurrier.

South Carolina (Steve Spurrier): Hugh Freeze and I both wear visors. And play golf. Also, Jadeveon Clowney.

Here’s the schedule for Wednesday’s session in the main room, from which I’ll be reporting:

TEXAS A&M: 8:30 a.m. CT
MARK STOOPS: 9:50 a.m. CT
TENNESSEE: 12:40 p.m. CT
AUBURN: 2:20 p.m. CT
ARKANSAS: 3:40 p.m. CT

Six teams in one day? I better get some sleep. See you in the morning. Don’t forget, Matt and Ryan will be LIVE from Madisonville for the KSR Tour. Go say hello.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

34 Comments for This Sandwich’s Wednesday News and Views

  1. OH SNAP
    11:05 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink


  2. Bluesboy
    11:17 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Cardiac Express

  3. Me
    11:23 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink


  4. tyson
    11:26 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    The America Has Gone Off The Deep End Burger. Oh, and can i get that with cheese?

  5. KYfan
    11:36 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Don’ ask, just eat. “THE BELLY WHOPPER”

  6. GoCats2
    11:38 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    15 yards for illegal block in the artery

  7. SoCal Will
    12:22 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    “Hello there, St Peter!”

  8. SeaCat
    12:30 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Great work Tyler!!!
    You are very tired.
    I think you are pregnant…

  9. SimplyNoting
    12:57 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Shabazz scored 7 points tonight while Archie scored 22.

  10. Ryan
    1:04 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Watched Archie’s game on ESPN3 and he played an excellent game. He still shoots a line drive on most of jump shots and gets a little out of control on his drives (any UK fan should be used to seeing these traits), but the floor spacing and hand-check calls of the NBA have really played Archie’s strengths. He’s also been helped by being able to play off the ball, using his quickness on cuts to capitalize on easy buckets. Considering he’s only 18, the Suns made a great pick. Go Cats!

  11. Cotton Nash
    1:23 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Like I said about Rondo and Archie and Terrence Jones,….it’s the fans that are wrong. Those young men will be fine. I’m very happy for Goodwin. He da man!!!!! He’ll be fine in the NBA. And he made the RIGHT decision,..though I do wish we had him and Nerlans back. I just hope he doesn’t hold it against the moron catfans that put him down for making a good decision for him and his family. And he has every right to do just that. But he won’t. He was True Blue through and through. I just wish some of the others from last years team played half as hard as Archie did. Jmo.

  12. Adephagia
    1:27 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    That sandwich.. it’s just.. so much. Is a doggie bag included? MTT, like that sandwich, there’s just so much in your article to digest at once. I look forward to finishing it tomorrow. Hope you’re having fun in ‘Bama. After all this media days stuff is over and you have time to reflect, I wonder if you and C.M. Tomlin could write a story together about your first exposure to Peach Jam and SEC fb Media Days?

    1:41 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Did Cal really say he doesnt coach for the name on the front of the jersey?

  14. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
    4:02 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Pulled on bac mac cheez slaw sammich. Two. Utah make it two.

  15. San D'wich
    5:53 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    The Heart ATTackle ………The Hail Mary (full of grease, the lard is with thee)……..The Long Bomb…..

  16. Kevin C.
    5:55 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    I’d call it The Dirty Sanchez….because you know damn well you’re gonna get some s**t on your upper lip.

  17. Stu Pidasso
    6:12 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    The “Slam Shut”.
    One bite and you can hear your arteries slam shut…

  18. Tingle
    6:58 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Pork n Mac with slaw n onions on its back
    or The pork n mac heart attack

  19. Red Rooster
    7:13 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    “They all need me in a different way.”
    Who is this guy? Better question, who does he THINK he is? I mean, come on, he’s a basketball coach.

  20. Red Rooster
    7:14 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    And coaching for the name on the back of the jersey… Anyone else think this is off putting and ridiculous?

  21. BlueRedNeck
    7:25 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s call it “Puke On A Plate”.

    And 19, Tom Crean says the same thing, but he means it in a different way.

  22. Dick Pitino
    8:13 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Should a coach write a book after going to the NIT, and losing the first game? He better coach for the name on the front also.

  23. asdf
    8:30 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    In terms of calories per dollar, that’s one of the best buys you’ll ever see!

  24. H. A. Milton
    8:34 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Joker’s photoshops=Drake’s music

  25. cdc_uky
    9:13 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Red Rooster and D Pitino…his mentality and attitude is why you have all of these excellent players coming to UK. It is also the reason we got to hang a banner. It is also the reason UK is back on top of the basketball world again. Please shut up.

  26. Big Guy
    9:15 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Call it “The Petrino”.

    It looks awesome, gets the job done during camp, and then gives you the runs….

  27. BlueRedNeck
    9:18 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    22, seems like Dick Pitino should be the one writing books – books about how to conduct late night cougar hunts and Italian cuisine.

  28. UK4life
    9:42 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like prison food to me! YUK!

  29. Cal
    10:03 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    22 You’re right, I should have written it right after I knocked your birdies out of the Final Four and then went on to win the national championship. However, I was too busy touring the state for the fine folks of BBN so the book had to wait a while. Some coaches choose to celebrate with fans all over the state, while others choose to get ridiculous tattoos and stay home because no one outside of their city cares about them.

  30. Tailgating
    10:12 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    How does it put a damper on tailgating for a noon start?

    The NFL starts games every Sunday at 1 and people manage to get nice a drunk at those.

  31. Bsquared
    11:52 am July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Roddy White’s brain

  32. Victrola Depot
    12:18 pm July 17, 2013 Permalink

    Why not name the sandwich after the person eating it as well as in honor of the source of both cuts of meat it contains. Just call it a HOGburger.

  33. 3cats
    1:31 pm July 17, 2013 Permalink

    name it the hangover!

  34. Teachable Mo'
    2:10 pm July 17, 2013 Permalink

    The Deen Dome