Everyone wish Lyndi a Happy Birthday. Somebody wake up that guy behind her, too.
Notes and Podcast time!!!
— Another Monday; another set of college basketball polls. Kentucky is ranked No. 2 this week in both the AP and Coaches polls. The Cats received five first place votes in the AP and one in the ESPN/USA Today. Syracuse, of course, came in at No. 1, followed by UK, North Carolina, Baylor, and Ohio State. Indiana moved up to No. 7/8 and Florida dropped down to No. 19 after the loss to Tennessee. Check out both polls here.
— I poked my head in the SEC teleconference this morning to see what John Calipari had to say to the listeners. You didn’t miss a whole lot if you weren’t on the line. He spoke on the progression of his freshmen and assured everyone that Teague is doing fine, but admitted to playing him too many minutes out of necessity. He also compared Anthony Davis to Marcus Camby and said they need to figure out schemes for Kyle Wiltjer on defense. Nothing new.
— The SEC handed out its Players of the Week awards and Kentucky didn’t make the cut, surprisingly. LSU’s Justin Hamilton was named Player of the Week and Arkansas’ B.J. Young was named Freshman of the Week. Young dropped 24 points for the Razorbacks in the win over 15th-ranked Mississippi State, so we’ll let him have the glory this time.
— Check out the two-page spread of Anthony Davis in ESPN The Magazine’s “Next” issue:
(via Matt May)
— Yahoo! has a great story on how Jamal Mashburn has successfully managed his NBA money and how he dreams to own a franchise one day. Apparently, Monster Mash has spoken several times with commissioner David Stern about being part of a group to buy the New Orleans Hornets from the league. Give it a read.
— Could we have a fourth UK duo in the NBA? The Knicks are reportedly close to signing Keith Bogans. The former UK star, who started for the Bulls last season, would join the team as a defensive specialist and backup shooting guard in New York.
— Referee Guy and Bearded Guy called in to the radio show to discuss how they should split the $10,000 from Kroger. Have a listen…