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
JOHNNY FOOTBALL: 9:10 a.m. CT
MARK STOOPS: 9:50 a.m. CT
DONTE RUMPH, RAYMOND SANDERS, AVERY WILLIAMSON: 10:40 a.m. CT
MISSISSIPPI STATE: 11:20 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.