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UK Fans of the Day Want Afternoon Notes


A couple of notes on a Monday where the news is coming at a frenzied pace…

 – For the second consecutive week, the Cats were shut out of the weekly SEC awards as Chandler Parsons was named Player of the Week and Alabama’s Trevor Releford was picked as the Freshman of the Week.  Both players had good numbers, but none more impressive than their teams combining to go 4-0. 

 – The new polls were released and the Cats fell, though not as much as maybe some feared.  The Cats checked in at #18 in both polls, down from 1oth and 11th the previous week.  Louisville and Florida are ahead of them in the AP (16th and 17th) and the Cards also are above them in the ESPN poll (15th).  The Gators are 19th in the ESPN rankings.  Vandy is the other SEC team ranked at #23 and #24.  With all of the complaints about Kentucky at this point, the rankings are again a reminder of wide-open the college basketball field appears to be at this point.  The teams that go about six through the ones also receiving votes are pretty close.

 – In his time on the SEC call this morning, Bruce Pearl joked that his real punishment was that Mike Slive is making him return for Rupp Arena and The O Dome before saying that his team will not play zone against the Cats.  In last season’s two matchups, the Vols played a healthy dose of the defense against the Cats.  Pearl said that this year’s team shoots the ball to well to do the same.  I assume that means he’ll just double Terrence Jons and Brandon Knight and take his chances playing 1-on-3.

 – ESPN usually updates their Bracketology on Mondays, but no such update has been made yet.  Joe Lunardi did make some adjustments prior to Kentucky’s game against the Gators Saturday and placed the Cats as a four-seed with the dreaded red arrow pointing down, indicating their falling status.  Calipari said that seeding is what he is worried about going forward and it’s hard to see a scenario where they can break much higher than the four or three range.  If they run the table against the SEC’s better teams (a big “if”), the could get a little higher, but that seems to be about the right spot for where they will be at the end of the year.

 – The Alabama wide receiver’s coaching position that UK assistant Tee Martin was rumored to be favored for is apparently going to another in-state coach.  Alabama’s rivals site is reporting that U of L quarterbacks coach Mike Groh will be named the Tide’s receivers coach, adding another small bit of positivity to UK’s decision to give Martin a new contract.

 – On a non-UK note, it looks like some Ole Miss fans will not go quietly into the night regarding the change of the mascot from Colonel Reb to Colonel Black Bear.  They have started placing these billboards in Mississippi to gain support for beating up the Black Bear or something.  I don’t know.  Doesn’t seem like a great idea, though.

– Not to be lost at the end, the UK women’s basketball team has a massively huge game tonight at home against Tennessee.  The Cats enter the game ranked 18th in the nation and two games behind the fourth-ranked Lady Vols in the SEC race.  There are a few tickets available and Mitch Barnhart will be giving away some men’s basketball tickets at the game to those who purchased their tickets in advance.  Get yourself all geared up by reading this Matthew Mitchell interview on the SEC’s official site.

If you missed this morning’s show, there was a lot to talk about as Matt and Zach discussed the game in Gainesville, Mitch Barnhart’s contract extension and the lingering feud with Mr. Photogenic.  You can listen to the podcast below.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

36 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Afternoon Notes

  1. Bluecalizone
    1:52 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    Thanks to our recent play, these next 2 games are huge. Not because of conference play, but long term implications. If we were to God Forbid loose both these games, we go from a 2 seed a week ago, to 8-12/BUBBLE TEAM unless we dominate the SEC Tourny. Don’t like the smell of things right now.

  2. Sports Junkies
    1:57 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    You’re all a bunch of Appalachian hillbillys, and I’m cool with my gold chains, sports jerseys, aviator sunglasses, and online poker accounts.

  3. CodySack
    2:05 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    Someone just got busted watchin Glee…

  4. ya boi
    2:10 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    We’re not a bubble team unless we go 0-for-the rest of the season. We’ll probably end up with a 4 seed, maybe a 3. And does anyone know Hopson’s status for Tuesday? I know he was hurt last week but I haven’t heard anything else.

  5. Marcellus
    2:11 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    Cute couple for Fans Of The Day but she shouldn’t be putting her hand there. It sends the wrong message to the kids. Falling to 18 in the polls is pretty good. Not so high that if anybody beats us, the fans would storm the court…well maybe Indiana would. But still rated high enough to be relevant and see our scores on ESPN. Kind of takes the pressure off the boys. If the UK players would just read the comments on this site everyday they’d pick up some valuable pointers to improve their game. Cal should make it part of their daily routine. I firmly believe many of the KSR commenters know more than any coach we’ve ever had at Kentucky because we analyze the games for free out of our passion. Chandler Parsons wins SEC Player Of The Week? Really? What did he do but make life miserable for the best fan base in the nation? He shouldn’t be honored for that. The Purnell Old Folks sausage people should have a special variety of sausage named after Terrence Jones, just as long as it’s whole hog. The players dream of the NBA when they should be enjoying the adoration of Big Blue fans for four years. Their priorities are out of whack when they choose money over love. The NBA chews em up and spits em out. Fortunately there are the European leagues. And Czech chicks are hot. It seems amazing that there isn’t an African professional basketball league which would open up more basketball playing job opportunities for the ones who won’t make it to the bigtime like Peyton Siva. Russian women are pretty hot too. But I don’t like vodka. Russians, as a people generally like black bears, I don’t know what their problem is in Mississippi. Tequila is good though. I’ll bet Vargas likes tequila but somehow I picture Brandon Knight as a wine man. How come they never have a good British basketball team in the Olympics? Won’t be long til Valentine’s Day but just remember Jorts, women weaken legs. But I guess the average Brit doesn’t really play much basketball. Go Cats!

  6. Bundy
    2:12 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    We have to find a way to win these close games. I think that in end of game situations, Knight and Miller should be the primary ball handlers. And, unless Jones is on the block, he shouldn’t touch it…And he has to look to pass out of double teams and not force up bad shots. JMO

  7. SoCalCat
    2:13 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    Love the picture… They appear to be the same age as the basketball players… What if your life enjoyment was dependent on these 2 people?

  8. minton
    2:18 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    7, are you crazy? The girl is smokin’. If i had to depend on her for life enjoyment then….i’d definately be enjoyin’ life.

  9. Cristoforouk
    2:22 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    6 – I agree man. I don’t know why at the end of every close game we run sets ONLY for Jones and Knight (ok we did run one for Lamb at Alabama). Why do we continue to set up Jones on the three point line? How about letting Darius be the screener and then he can pick and pop or roll to the rim? He would be much more of a threat than Jones as the screener. Or even screen with Lamb. Let Jones stay close to the rim for an offensive rebound or if his man leaves him to rotate.

  10. Rick Pitino
    2:23 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    If only this girl loved guys from Louisville…I sure wish the pic went down a little but further.

  11. time to change my name
    2:24 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    is that you Pete ?

  12. StillaUKFan
    2:27 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    7- The girl is in her early 30’s….not even close to guessing it correctly.

  13. jday
    2:33 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    Matt’s depiction of the junkies is completely off and he clearly has no idea what he’s talking about. Pursue this and it’ll be more of a debacle than Boston was. I’m kind of embarrassed for him.

  14. BPsycho
    2:35 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    #3 I thought it was funny when Leno’s show was askin the Packers and Steelers about Glee, and most of them just looked puzzled sayin “what is Glee?” and the guy askin the question about had a heart attack lol

    #8 Not sure I truly understand what #7 is sayin, but haters gone hate, no matter what… HATERS, GONE, HATE. That mounted TV is pimp, I see a: “I Bleed Blue” above it!

    #12 Here’s to woman in dey early 30’s haha 30, 40, fitty, the hands in the rite place regardless. xD

  15. SexnNursinHomes
    2:35 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    5- speak for yourself- that girl can put her hand on me ANYPLACE she wants. Matter of fact, I’ll do what her shirt says and “Tap Out” when she makes my nose bleed due to autoerotic asphixiation.

  16. SexnNursinHomes
    2:38 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    women in their 20’s are like Africa- young and unexplored
    women in their 30’s are like India- exotic and mysterious
    women in their 40’s are like America- Just perfect
    women in their 50’s are like Europe- All in a ruin
    women in their 60’s are like Siberia- Everybody knows where it is, but nobody wants to go there.

  17. Women Everywhere
    2:40 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    2/ If you’ve got a line beard honey, Bring It!!

  18. Soap MacTavish
    2:41 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    #3 – Someone just got busted for knowing to bust someone for watching Glee…

  19. BPsycho
    2:44 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    #15 There’s my backup! lol

  20. SexnNursinHomes
    2:48 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    19- haha BP, you da man!!!

  21. BPsycho
    2:53 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    The real question is: The GoDaddy girl with Joan Rivers head?

    Yes, I’m still tappin dat out…… but only if she continually asks me “How’d You Get So Rich?”

  22. time to change my name
    2:59 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    how come i can’t see the 10+ comments after mine?

  23. time to change my name
    3:00 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    now i can

  24. soup sandwich
    3:13 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    “old school”…you should change your name to “another school”.Your retorts are pure envy.

  25. tits mcgee
    3:19 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    12) i graduated high school with the girl. shes only 24

  26. UKCatinNEOH
    3:20 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    …from Seth Davis: “I stand by my earlier assertions that by the time the NCAA tournament rolls around, Kentucky is going to be the best team in the SEC. The Wildcats are thisclose to figuring out how to win. That was clear last week in their near-misses at Ole Miss and Florida. Even so, I still believe John Calipari needs to recruit a few high-character players he knows are going to be around for a few years. Yes, you have to have lottery-level talent to win an NCAA championship, but you can’t get that trophy when you are this dependent on freshmen.”

  27. GLEEK!
    3:23 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    #3 Exactly who got busted for watching Glee?

  28. StillaUKFan
    3:31 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    25 – no way…she graduated high school in 95

  29. tits mcgee
    3:33 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    28) nope.

  30. time to change my name
    3:44 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink


  31. Little Known Facts
    4:16 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink


    Go here:…YearReport.aspx and vote for the player from Rutgers!!!!

  32. mc2202
    5:01 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    28) tits mcgee is right… from hometown, she is only 24…

  33. Cardville22
    5:18 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    Pretty sure she goes ATM

  34. Simon
    6:22 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    put your hands on your head

  35. doppleganger
    7:44 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    i don’t know fellas, this girl looks a LOT like a girl i know that is mid-30s and the guy as well (though obviously the mask makes that a tougher call) … they would be from … twins separated by a decade ?

  36. terrencejonesrighthand
    10:25 pm February 7, 2011 Permalink

    35. NO you are wrong…she’s 24…and she is definately not from N.KY. Not even close. I know her.