Some notes for this post-holiday Tuesday…
– Take a seat. We have some large non-UK news to announce and you want to brace yourself. According to John Clayton, there’s a 75% chance that the NFL lockout will end this week. Clayton gave an interview to our dearly departed friend Zach McCrite, aka Big EZ, this morning on St. Louis radio and declared his optimism. That optimism seems to be growing among other NFL beat writers and reporters online. There might be professional football in our near future. I think I speak for everyone when I say I can’t wait to suffer through another disappointing Cowboys season.
– The debate that has carried much of the weight today throughout the Kentucky internet and radio world is what four faces would be on Mount Ruppmore. Because of the vast awesomeness and incredible superiority of the little program we all love, you could survey a hundred different people and get a hundred different answers. I think I’d go with Rupp (it’s named after him), Bill Keightley (as a fan representative), Dan Issel (so one of his life-sized hands could reach out and scare people at the bottom) and ___. Feel free to continue the debate below.
– A couple of former Cats played in a streetball league over the weekend in Washington, D.C. John Wall put in 41 points and showcased his newly improved jumper (according to AFRO magazine) and DeMarcus Cousins had 29 and a technical foul. Yes, a tech in a streetball game. Boogie apparently didn’t like getting called for a travel (who the hell calls those in streetball?) and tossed the ball. While it was impressive that he threw it without one-hopping it to his desired destination, Sports Illustrated’s Zach Lowe was not too amused.
– Not to get lost in all of the excitement over Scout.com releasing their updated rankings, Max Preps did the same and also put Shabazz Muhammad as the top overall player in the class. You can check out the whole list here. Make sure you tell Jeff Borzello that you love him too.
– The NFL might be close to a return but the NBA is not and the Orlando Sentinel writes that Daniel Orton and DeAndre Liggins will suffer for it. The paper says that both players worked out in Orlando last week, but now are free to go about their business. Handle it properly, gentlemen.
– Here’s a pretty cool video of Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson destroying his body and a backboard. He’s 6’3″.
– Finally….Casey Anthony. Not guilty. WTF?
If you missed the show this morning, check out the podcast below. It was awesome. Lots of good Mount Ruppmore talk.