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UK Fan of the Day Want Evening Notes

The day after one of the most exciting UK football days in recent years, we move back to the regular world and give some late night notes:

— After a SI article that clearly upset him, Andrew Wiggins decided to go HAM tonight and went for 57 points against whatever poor high school had the misfortune of playing him next. He shot 24-28 from the field (astounding) and apparently put on the kind of angry show that Michael Jordan, Kobe and Lebron have made famous over the years. Wiggins didn’t like the article, which suggested that he was somehow afraid to play in a big time spotlight and questioned ties to various figures in his life. It was a classic Pete Thamel piece, and yet another that made its subject mad. But you gotta love how Wiggins responded, showcasing once again that he is going to be an absolute superstar.

— The UK basketball team gets back into action against Auburn on Saturday and in preparation, Jay Bilas said on ESPN that UK is #13 in his college basketball power rankings. The rankings are conceived not based on the play all year, but what the team is like at this very moment. And in that context, Bilas believes Kentucky is at this point, a top 15 team. I tend to agree with him. In a college basketball world where no one is very good, the Cats continued improvement makes them a scary team for some other powers as the season moves forward.

— On the football side of things, Kentucky’s Junior Day is this weekend and there are some BIG prospects expected to attend. Kentucky will have a number of projected four star players and as one person around the program told me recently, “it may be the best collection of talent here ever.” We will learn the names as the weeks go on, but for now, just know that they are very good.

— Also, UK football funding passed today the Kentucky House of Representatives by a 97-1 vote. The only nay vote was Republican Toby Herald of Beattyville. Herald didn’t say why he voted no, but we plan on learning more about him tomorrow and demanding answers. In the meantime, the bill now goes to the Senate and here is a picture of Toby getting sworn in:


— Finally, the 2013 former LSU commit Tevin Lawson has decided not to visit UK this weekend. He told a Louisiana newspaper that he would be visiting Louisiana Tech instead. This is likely due to his desire to stay closer to home, but that is unfortunate as he is a big time player that the staff did really covet.

Finally, take a look at the world’s best Pickpocket on the Today Show, blowing people’s minds. I was quite impressed:

Tomorrow’s radio show will be huge as the 1978 UK BASKETBALL TEAM will be on the air with me. They are in town for a 35 year reunion and Jack Givens, Mike Phillips and James Lee will join me in studio. Plus, we play Shannon versus the ladies in UK trivia and learn more about our man Toby Herald, the sole person who voted against the UK Commonwealth funding. See you then.

Article written by Matt Jones

40 Comments for UK Fan of the Day Want Evening Notes

  1. BigBlueFan
    10:03 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink This is where the ’78 team will be tomorrow night. Lets sell this out #BBN

  2. Duck Butter
    10:08 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    We are a James Hearns qualifying and a Tevin Lawson finding the will to leave his home state from a top 25 class. I absolutely cannot wait to see what this staff is able to do in the coming years. I wish Lawson would have made the visit but we really can’t judge him because we don’t know his reasons. I’m sure every USC fan is mocking Jason Hatcher for not wanting to leave his home state and going to an inferior school. Let’s not do the same with Lawson. Cats

  3. Ridge Runner
    10:09 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Nice pic as she has that Taylor Swift look going on. Yeah, 1 guy votes “no”. wtf?? Anyway… remember:
    You can vote once every day!

    Infinity Coaches Challenge South Region (Current Leaderboard)…Haith 22%, Calipari 21%, Gottfried 16%, Donovan 13%–C’mon BBN, keep cutting into that mizzu lead!!

  4. atlantacat
    10:09 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Matt,

    If Toby Herald were a Democrat, would you have mentioned that? Doubtful.

  5. Axe Cop
    10:11 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Those goddamned democra….er wait.

  6. Bakertom09
    10:11 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    “She has that Taylor Swift look going on” – is that supposed to be good? I bet one thing, when she opens her mouth I bet you don’t wish you were deaf.

    But most importantly, who is she?

  7. UKBlue1!
    10:17 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    He’s probably a graduate of Duke.

  8. Brad
    10:20 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Bill Walton has been killing UCLA, UCLA fans, UCLA players, & Howland ALL NIGHT on ESPN. I think his broadcast partner is a little uncomfortable.

    It is awesome.

    ‘Bazz “We hope to fill Paulie” statement isn’t working out very well. Walton called it not even half-full, then later referred to the few people in attendance as comatose.

  9. Tiny
    10:20 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    So with Indiana going down to a buzzer beater to Illinois, when does Illinois put the still of a WIDE OPEN layup on their coffee mugs?

  10. EC
    10:29 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    4) In Matt’s defense, he hammered Greg Stumbo pretty hard when he made his stupid comments about the football program. He also said he’d never vote for Jerry Abramson for how he left the city of Louisville in a lurch over the Chicken Coop. I’m as conservative as anyone but when it comes to the Cats, Matt has not let his liberalism affect how he takes on the pols.

  11. blue in bama
    10:32 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Nice mole on the neck.

  12. Mike D
    10:37 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    On to the most important question…who is THAT
    Do i Recognize her from last year for prettiest girl on campus?

  13. Brian
    10:39 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe Toby figured (rightly)spending taxpayer money on UK Football will turn out to be a huge waste of money when Stoops leaves for another job in 3 years.

  14. yep
    10:39 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    I look at this vote similar to the Baseball hall off fame vote. There are certain players, Nolan Ryan being one, that everyone knows is getting in on the first ballot. Therefore some will vote no, not because the player didn’t deserve it, but because they don’t think any player should be a unanimous candidate.

  15. DantheCat
    10:40 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Matt…Not visiting this weekend …but is he going to visit later…Don’t give up on this bunch…Remember the name Jason Hatcher…

  16. Gabe
    10:40 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    #Boring thats what tomorrow show is going to be. The 1978 championship team had their glory and now its time talk about the present and future. The triva game with women talking about sports please.

  17. dave
    10:45 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    13-well if he did then he (like yourself) have no idea how the bonding/funding actually works.
    huge. surprise.

  18. atsp
    10:46 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    8: Bill Walton is the only reason why I’m watching this game, going off saying Ben Howland needs to be fired.

  19. RealCatsFan
    10:49 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Where’s HooHooHoosiers and Truth after the Hoosiers get the shocker on the road. Proves once again that IU can’t win the big games away from their little den. Look for more losses to follow at OSU and Michigan.

  20. Budd
    10:50 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    she is a senior here you pervs

  21. RealCatsFan
    10:52 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like Thameltoe’s little attempt at swaying Wiggins to FSU might backfire in his face. Wiggins might decide to go to UL just to prove to the likes of Thameltoe that he is ready for the big stage. But I have to honestly say that his tweet was probably directed more at Thamel calling out his motor and motivation more so than his college choice.

  22. Brad
    10:52 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    #18 Yeah me too. The “with the lack of outside shooting in this game I don’t see why people feel the need to try and get steals in the passing lanes” was hilarious. That and him killing Shabazz for coming out of the game.

    This has been an absolute Tour de Force broadcasting performance.

  23. Brink
    10:59 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    21 He WON’T be going to UofL

  24. red headed step child
    11:01 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    There is at least 5k in attendance at ucla. UK hoops bring in more at the gate.

  25. ian
    11:02 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    is this the girl Aumiller #86 used to date?
    damn how could he date again after this chi ck she is unbelivable

    thx matt

  26. fireant
    11:10 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    That jersey is not necessary.

  27. BigBlueKermit
    11:22 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    How many of you guys thought about J.B.Blevins when you saw the picture?

  28. OneAndDone
    11:47 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    21) J.B. is Holmes. There is no “J.B. Blevins”. Sorry.

  29. Kyking
    12:00 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    Her name is jacqui Hoyle. She goes to uk, and yeah shes bad

  30. NO1UNO
    12:01 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    Seriously Jones…you look like an idiot when you “demand” answers. Yes…well, there’s nothing more to say about that. Sorry.

  31. V.I. Lenin
    12:47 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    Obviously Toby Herald didn’t want to support funding at a state school because that would be a step towards supporting socialism. What’s next? Will the state subsidize farmers and the coal industry? There’s no way something like that would ever happen. Might as well change the state flag to the hammer and sickle if something like that ever happened.

  32. Pete Thamel
    3:19 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    That pickpocket guy is pretty good. I stole a girl’s virginity once; Little Petey was in-and-out so fast, she never felt a thing.

  33. RealCatsFan
    7:15 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    21 – oops! The “L” and the “K” are right next to each other on my keyboard – fat fingered it.

  34. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    8:32 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    That girl should be UK’s go to picture, like the Texas A&M, and Miss St girls. GO BIG BLUE!

  35. New Poster Child
    8:48 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    Forget the Air Raid, let’s work this poster child into the marketing.

  36. Quarterback
    8:49 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    This can be the virtural girl friend of our quarterback.

  37. Double WOW
    9:15 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    She would get my vote EVERY TIME >>over>> ashley.

  38. Get Stooptified
    9:43 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    God Bless that UK fan of the day…

  39. go big blu
    12:34 pm February 8, 2013 Permalink

    Bent Musburger has nt gotten a hold of her yet

  40. WTF
    1:52 pm February 8, 2013 Permalink

    She works at Cowboys!