Five things that may or not may have UK-relations but still interest me:
1. UK Can Still Produce a Top Recruiting Class:
The new top 10 rankings from ESPN were very interesting to me. They suggest that while Kentucky likely won’t end up with any player in the Top 5 of the class, UK still has a chance to have the #1 overall class by loading up on the bottom of the top 10. The rankings were as follows:
1. Jahlil Okafor
2. Myles Turner
3. Cliff Alexander
4. Tyus Jones
5. Emmanuel Mudiay (SMU)
6. Karl Towns (UK)
7. Trey Lyles
8. Justin Jackson (UNC)
9. Stanley Johnson
10. Kelly Oubre
As of this moment, Okafor, Turner and Alexander are long shots in my view, and the two point guards below them are headed elsewhere. But UK has Towns, will get Lyles (in my view) and has a very good shot with Oubre and is in it for Johnson. Take three (or four) of the top ten and it is a good haul, especially if backed up by Ulis, Booker and Blackmon Jr. There is still time for things to change, but what is clear is that if UK locks up Lyles (very important) and gets the mohawk on board, things can still be very chipper in 2014-2015.
2. Girls Recruit for things differently than guys:
I will present the video below, a recruitment video from a sorority at Arizona, showed to potential rushees during Rush Week:
Obviously the girls are crazy hot, but the real question this video makes for me is this…well actually it is more of an observation. Women are just different species than men. They recruit each other to their sorority by showcasing a video that is solely designed to show how hot they are. There is very little, if any, activity shown, but rather just pictures of their attractiveness. For guys, you wouldn’t see a rush video of them with their shirts off, walking around in banana hammocks (well at least not most fraternities). But women have a different method to attract other women. It is interesting….and oh yes, if Stanley Johnson goes to Arizona, there may be no reason to ask why.
3. Northampton Clown To Rise Again
If you listen to the radio show (and if you don’t, ask yourself why), then you know our fascination with the Northampton Clown that is terrorizing the English city. He is dressed like the clown in “It” and continues to show up in town in random places, scaring the locals. I am fascinated by the guy and his Facebook page is a regular stop for me. His latest message is cryptic:
Thursday is the day. To come and see me play. Where will I be. You’ll have to come and see. I need a lift.. If you get my drift. BEEP BEEP!
I wish we had something like this in Lexington. Instead we simply have Stone Cold Willow and the guy that always gets arrested.
4. When Loves Makes Someone Mad
We have already seen this week, a UL fan couple that got married at a tailgate (some say sweet, others odd) and all of us have seen some type of proposal at a sporting event (are you pro or con?). But few have probably been ruined like this. At a Colorado Rockies’ game last night, a couple proposed and had the stadium excited…all except one woman below them who wanted nothing to do with the happiness. This immediately becomes one of my favorite pictures of all time:
5. KSR Dating Game Arrives Again!
It is time for our second attempt at finding UK love, through the KSR DATING GAME to a UK BASKETBALL/FOOTBALL GAME. Here is how this works…we are giving away two lower arena tickets to the UK/Alabama football game and the UK home opening basketball game from GuyOntheCornerTickets.com for a couple that makes its dating match on the show. We will pick two women to come on and four suitors will call into the show and answer your questions…after its over, you can pick the one whose answers you like the best, and you will go on a date to the UK games. It is that simple. The last time we played, we produced no love matches but two good tickets to games and now we will do it again.
What we need now are female applicants for the dates (finding the guys is easy). All you have to do is be 20 years old or over and apply by writing Shannon the Dude at [email protected] Include a description about you (age, job, hobbies, etc) reason you cheer for the Cats, why we should pick you and a picture. It is that simple. You come on the show and play and then get the tickets. It couldnt be easier. Just make sure and email by Sunday at midnight.
That is it for now. I leave you with UK fan Casual Gamer Reed reviewing the Wendy’s Double Stack Burger. “Pretty much, it’s like a Wendy’s Burger.” Truer words have never been spoken: