Meet Brad. He’s a Danville native who has been working in Boston since the day of the Marathon bombings. He decided to show his support for the Cats and the Boston community by taking in a game at Fenway earlier this week. Good on ya for being Boston Strong, Brad.
Now, a few notes from the day…
— Larry Warford will likely find out his fate tonight during the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). A record nine offensive linemen were drafted in the first round, which means that Warford’s chances of being drafted in the second round are very, very good. Go get ’em, War Daddy.
— It appears Matt Elam has new suitors. Elam tweeted that both Florida and Vandy visited him at John Hardin this morning, and according to Jon Shartzer, the Gators sent none other than Joker Phillips. The 6’6″ 325 lb. defensive tackle has said that Florida is interested, but it appears they are getting closer to giving him an offer. I just hope he was wearing a UK shirt when Joker showed up.
— The Lakers will be without Steve Nash,Steve Blake, Kobe Bryant AND Jodie Meeks tonight after Meeks injured his ankle. The Los Angeles Daily News reports that an MRI on Jodie’s left ankle revealed a partial ligament tear. Get well soon, buddy.
— It looks like Cal might have a new saying. On Twitter this morning, he quoted a high school AD who had watched all his teams and came away with this: “Body language always screams; it never whispers.” Get ready to hear that a lot.
— Today, the world lost one of its greatest country singers and characters. George Jones passed at the age of 81 at Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville. The stories about the hard-drinking and story-telling “Possum” are endless, and I encourage you to share your favorite memories in the comments section. For now, I’ll leave you with one of his many classics, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” from the Grand Ole Opry.
— On today’s show, Matt and Ryan talked about Rick Pitino’s tattoo, the passing of George Jones, and played America’s new favorite game, “Ask Anything” in the second hour. Tune in at talkradio1080.com.