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As the Barker/Wiggins countdown continues, a few thoughts:

— Andrew Wiggins mom is coming into Huntington this weekend in order to be there for her son’s decision. That means that it is likely Wiggins will pull the trigger either Friday or Monday. How such an announcement will take place is unknown. Wiggins’ high school coach has always insisted he may just do it by a tweet or press release, but one would think if his mother is coming into town, an announcement makes the most sense. The word on the street continues to be that there is no word on the street. There is no confidence coming from the major coaching staffs involved and the only people who seem sure of the result are the UNC “insiders” who continue to insist that the Heels are the pick. I don’t believe them and still think the decision is up in the air. But soon (and thankfully) it will be over either way.

— I hope you got a chance to read my article on Mark Stoops’ courtship of the top UK donors for football. In my view, it may be the most important work Stoops has done during his time in Lexington and it will pay huge dividends in the future. A significant part of that courtship has been the work with Joe Craft, who was also in the news today again. He has become one of 11 billionaires to sign the “Giving Pledge” brought about by Warren Buffett, pledging to give away half of their wealth to charity. It is a great show of philanthropy by all of the individuals involved and we especially salute Craft, who is one of the most generous individuals to UK Athletics and as the news today proves, the world as a whole as well.

— It is that time of year when the UK basketball Team GPA will come out, which usually makes the Jerry Tiptons of the world foam at the mouth in anticipation. With the amount of good students on the team, my guess is that it could be strong, and if so, I expect little attention from the media masses. But if it is good, will it get trumpeted? I guess we shall see. Lots of good students are in the program right now.

— Finally, here is an article written about John Calipari in 1996 when his UMASS team went into the NCAA Tournament 31-1. It is a look at his career at the time, but what is interesting to me is how similar the media criticisms of him were then and now. He still has reporters harping on him with little evidence and being insanely critical while also ignoring similar issues elsewhere. For whatever reason, Calipari has drawn this bitterness his entire career, and even nearly 20 years ago, he was having to fight the same battles that he is today.

Big week coming up….65 hours until Drew Barker makes the call…fingers crossed all around Big Blue Nation. Finally, here is a second Charles Ramsey song that is MUCH BETTER and very catchy. I know this was a very serious thing and my prayers are with the three women and their amazing story of survival. But that doesn’t mean that Charles Ramsey and his interviews are not awesome. Try not to bop your head:

Article written by Matt Jones

32 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Evening Notes



  1. 1st
    9:58 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    First?



  2. jason applebee
    10:01 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Lol..That’s awesome.Matt u have to get Charles on the show and have the truth do the interview.Little jimmy,vanilla wafer.



  3. Jason
    10:06 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I love this dude. I know hardly nothing about this case other than dude likes McDonalds and white girls who run into a black dudes arms is a dead giveaway.



  4. Ridge Runner
    10:10 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Again…spotlighting Charles is well…it’s just wrrrrrrrrrroooooooonnnnnnggggg.

    Wiggy? Dang, without him I’m excited to have the opportunity to go F4 and win #9. With him….We are talking a 40-0 opportunity that is icing on the cake.

    Either way…weeza gonna be good.



  5. deadgiveaway
    10:11 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Hilarious- I see American Idol in this guy’s future. Somehow, he will cash in. Only in America.



  6. Ridge Runner
    10:12 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    ribbbbbbbbsssss!



  7. deadgiveaway
    10:13 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Eddie Murphy will play him in the movie.



  8. Shannon
    10:13 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    This world is a better place with Charles Ramsey living in it.



  9. May 7th 2013
    10:18 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I had the weirdest day ever first I heard about this guy on your radio show. I went for a job interview at this Chiropractors office. While waiting for the interview to get started this smoking hot girl walks in she is obviously here for the interview too. She ask me are you here for the interview I say yes. She blurts out in the middle of this office a word that starts with an F and ends with a k. I went and picked up my cousin to go run he is 13, and wants to run a 5k here coming up. I say we got to go put some laminate floor in this house before we go run. The house is under construction no plumbing. While I am putting the boxes of floor in the house he goes around back of the house and takes a dump. I see his head through a window, and then I yell at him. He says take me some where so I can Wipe. I take him to his nanas so he can wipe while I go run a errands. I come back his nanna went and got the kid the same thing Charles Ramsey was eating when he saved the girls. BOOM taking poops behind a house of a crowded neighborhood.



  10. there can be no response to that
    10:25 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    what are you smoking?



  11. Seany
    10:32 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Girls above, in order: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11… repeat.



  12. may 7th is charles ramsey
    10:39 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    ^I’m still trying to figure that out



  13. Crizzle
    10:45 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    #9 -.-



  14. tyrus
    11:00 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    …dead give-a-way. Perfect hook.



  15. BREAKING NEWS
    11:12 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    The national media love Andrew Wiggins & Jabari Parker. If Wiggins chooses UNC, the Wiggins vs. Parker rivalry will be the showcase of college basketball next season and unfortunately will largely overshadow UK’s incoming freshman class. UK & Cal’s villains in the media would love to see that happen.



  16. Champ
    11:20 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    15 – as Matt would say, you are “the worst”. Go away



  17. Champ
    11:21 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Hah. Deleted. Nvm



  18. Jason
    11:22 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody check out Wiggins to UK video http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U



  19. OverThePylon
    11:22 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Surprised the Stick-Up-Ass Mafia has not come raining thunder down on this post because Matt highlighted the witness and not the girls.



  20. Bottom Line
    11:30 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Hope this does not get axed. Of the readers on here let’s take a poll. How many think Jones, Franklin and Thompson have known for weeks the college choice of Wiggins? Not disclosing info keeps readers reading KSR. So vote yes if you think they do or vote no if you think they do not really know. I will get the poll started with a “YES” vote.



  21. Jen
    11:34 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Those billionaires wouldn’t have their cash if they didn’t rob it in the first place. Oh, that guy “owns” all of those mountains and their coal. Riiiiiiight.



  22. Bleed Blue
    11:37 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with Matt that an actual announcement could be coming since his mom is coming down. The only thing I find curious is why isn’t his dad coming in? Now the rumors out of the NC boards are that his father and Roy have gotten close. If that was the case wouldn’t his dad want to be there when he announces for them? My guy told me last night he would bet anybody with 5-1 odds that we get him, he also told me my followers will be happy, so I am assuming he is ours to lose still.



  23. Kristen Geil's Abs
    11:39 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    At this point, I’m pretty sure Matt knows wiggins isn’t coming to UK. Their positive spin is that we might get Drew.



  24. Bottom Line
    12:21 am May 8, 2013 Permalink

    #23 is that a YES vote!



  25. inside info
    12:45 am May 8, 2013 Permalink

    20–at one time a few weeks ago Matt was telling people privately that he thought Wiggins was coming to UK. I have not heard anything recently. But you are correct, Matt does not post everything he knows or is told.



  26. SoILCat
    3:03 am May 8, 2013 Permalink

    In all fairness, it would be much bigger to break the news that UK was totally out of the game. KSR would get a lot of hits for that kind of info. I’m not saying Matt posts everything he learns but I think this time the conspiracy theorists are a little off-base.



  27. RealCatsFan
    6:58 am May 8, 2013 Permalink

    Someone needs to get Charles on Letterman stat! That guy is comedy gold. Someone needs to ask him the burning question: Is he really THIS GUY?

    http://hbd.org/discus/messages/26895/32122.jpg



  28. Bottom Line
    8:03 am May 8, 2013 Permalink

    25– if he did readers (you and I included) would not be logging on to KSR trying to find out about Wiggins and other UK news. Remember– KSR is a business. Cannot blame Jone$ for making good money decisions. Soon this will be over and we will move on to another one of “the most kept secrets” in the world of BBN and KSR. Andrew who? UK hoops will still be UK hoops. GO BIG BLUE!!



  29. Otis
    8:21 am May 8, 2013 Permalink

    The writing on this site had deteriorated

    Matt please consider outsourcing all blogger jobs to India

    Unless you are shorting KSR stock



  30. lou eaton
    8:26 am May 8, 2013 Permalink

    The thing most intelligent and informed sports fans KNOW is that unlike other situations Cal is the guy that turned in Camby when he learned about the money he was receiving. He still gets blamed just like the Derrick Rose scenario which he obviously knew nothing about especially after the UK staff and the NCAA both did two separate background checks on the guy.



  31. Land owner
    9:46 am May 8, 2013 Permalink

    21 You know nothing! The people who do own the hills have gave to him the right to mine those hills or they wouldn’t have been mined. The land owners are well compensated. Oh, I guess you are one of those who think you have the right to tell people what they can do with their own land. STFO of the hills and do use all a favor.



  32. Duke sucks
    9:50 am May 8, 2013 Permalink

    Matt has no idea where he going just like every one else! If the question was if the coaching staff knows I would agree, but I think you are giving Matt too much credit to think he’s that much of a insider! I’m sure Matt has a lot of contacts in the program but at the end of the day he’s still a outsider like the rest of us!