The internet is an amazing thing. It’s a revolutionary tool that has truly connected the entire world and has changed the course of civilization. You can track police activity step by step as the nation’s 10 largest metro area is called to a halt. You can get Kentucky news anytime you’d like in the most ridiculous manner possible and read these views that pour out of my head. You can be made into a celebrity in an instant or you can have your every move put under scrutiny.
Such is the case with Tony Romo who turns 32 on this Sunday and just recently became the fifth highest paid player in the NFL. No NFL player has caught wrath of social media quite like Romo due to his high turnover rate and inability to win the games that matter most. I can’t wait for this fall to see the latest batch of Romo memes to make the rounds. I hear for his birthday he’ll be getting a bottle of the Tony Romo cologne: The cologne you use but the other guy scores. Happy Birthday to the beleaguered quarterback. To go from undrafted to making 18 million a season I’d say is more than worth catching some flack from the unwashed internet masses. Now onto the News:
-The biggest news of the day came out of Cincinnati as Mikel Horton announced his decision to come play his college football in Lexington, KY. Horton is a four star Power Running Back out of Westchester, OH and marks the third commit of 2014 for Stoops and company. The staff is just getting it done on the recruiting trail and specifically in Ohio. All three guys in the class hail from our neighbor to the north. Horton chose UK over teams like Florida State, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Cincinnati. A pretty solid list there and just another sign that this was a huge pickup for the Cats and a major get for the backfield.
–Cats impress at the Nike Hoops Summit: For an in-depth recap check out the post below.
Julius Randle: 19 points, 8 rebounds
Andrew Harrison: 19 points, 5 assists
Karl Towns: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
Future Cat? Andrew Wiggins: 17 points, 9 boards, 4 assists.
-Around The NBA
Over on KSRcollege I took a look at the odds a Cat could nab a ring this year: Part 1, Part 2. (Shameless Plug) With Rondo done with his injury sustained earlier this year it doesn’t look like he will add a second ring as the Celtics lost to the Knicks today 85-78. NBA scoring leader Melo finished with 36 in the playoff opener. Nazr Mohammed and the Bulls are currently getting blown out in Brooklyn. Tayshaun and Eric Bledsoe will mix it up once that game ends on ESPN. The Grizzlies and Clippers had a great series in the opener last year and tonight’s game should meet that tradition. Not a bad way to wrap up a night of UK related action.
The Cats came up short in today’s double header against South Carolina. Kentucky lost both to lose the series and will play the Gamecocks one last time tomorrow at 1:30. Kentucky has played a ranked team in 14 of their last 16 games, talk about a rough schedule. Maybe the Cats will grab a much needed win on the road in tomorrow’s game.
That’s it for all the big stories of the day. I’ll see you tomorrow morning bright and early with some fresh links. Finally I leave you with this prom photo of UK signee Jacob Hyde. You may remember Hyde rolling to last years prom on a lawn mower. This year he topped it by riding up on a big blue tractor. The man has style.
(h/t Sam Henson, everythingkentuckyonline.com)