It was an exciting Tuesday night across the sports land, although not so much across the UK land, where nothing really happened. But there are a few tidibts to clear up:
— Jodie Meeks debuted for the Milwaukee Bucks last night, shooting one three pointer and missing. I was generally supportive of Jodie’s decision to go to the Draft and understood the reasoning behind it. But if he is not going to play much this year, you do have to wonder how much more fun the kid would have had going for a title at UK.
— Trevard Lindley is back practicing a bit. Rich Brooks said this morning that there was no swelling after his workout yesterday. It will be very important for the Cats to get Lindley back on the field for the final home stretch.
— The Len Bias documentary was solid but only touched a bit on the big mystery with the Bias issue. How did an individual, whose friends claim he never used drugs until that night, have 98 percent pure cocaine for recreational use? Either way, a very solid job and his mother is an inspiration for perservering after losing two sons tragically.
— I will be speaking today in Harrodsburg, Kentucky about UK basketball and the like. Anyone know of a good restaurant in Harrodsburg? Do the football playing Johnsons still control the scene there like they did when I was in high school?
— Jeff Goodman named Darnell Dodson as one of his sleepers in college basketball this season. He must have watched those first two UK games.
— Syracuse lost to a Division II team in its same city….UL plays Bellarmine this week. It could happen again.
— We have our set up this week for the KSR podcast in which Woo and Ryan Lemond will be in attendance, along with the rest of the KSR crew. If you want to host future editions, either at a commercial location or another interesting place, email me at [email protected] This week’s episode will be on ITunes as well.
— While the VAST majority of response about the news with Coachcal.com has been overwhelmingly positive (and I thank all of you who contacted me to show your support), I understand a couple of the criticisms that were given in the comments section here. For those with legitimate worries about the site (and not just the couple of people who would use news that we cured cancer to criticize me for not also curing AIDS), I appreciate where you are coming from. If you like the site and dont want to see it change, I know that feeling. All I can say is that I truly dont believe it will. The stuff I do over there will have no impact over here on our content. I understand the concern that we wont criticize or will hold back now, but I think if you stick around and read the site, you will see that wont be an issue. I dont do well with bosses…its why my law practice and blog are self-run. If I see a problem in that regard, this site will be my priority. It does make me laugh that for years, the criticism against us was that we “had no sources” and no information. Now apparently we are “too inside”, etc. We are the same people we were before, only older and with a couple of gray hairs showing up (which I am not happy about by the way). Give it time and you will see this is a net positive, not negative.
Time to get on the road….LIVE BLOG late tonight most likely.