I don’t know the girl above, but her friend wrote me and said she needed votes in this matchup on BarstoolU.com versus a contender from James Madison. We break polls all the time, so doing it for one of UK’s most beautiful fans is surely worthwhile as well. The Big Blue Nation knows no bounds, including “Smokeshow” contests.
We are in Bowling Green and as such, a few thoughts from the road:
— Kentucky is set for a good football recruiting week, with as many as three commitments coming through, but Vanderbilt is absolutely on another level in recruiting right now. I never thought I would write the previous sentence about football, but the reality is that it is true. Today James Franklin got Ryan White, a player from Louisville to decommit from Louisville and commit to Vanderbilt. That is a pretty amazing accomplishment and tells you just what an amazing salesman he must be. Part of what has made it difficult for Joker has been the perceived success of Charlie Strong, but part may also be what Franklin does this year at Vanderbilt. To recruit on the level he has at that school…well it is pretty amazing.
— If you didn’t see Anthony Davis today, make sure and don’t make the mistake again. He was so much fun to watch and his teammates were absolutely thrilled with his 5 dunk, 12 point performance. The auto-lob was on full effect and one of his dunks was completely in the face of a Tunisian player. While it was hard not to focus on the Tunisian coach’s ridiculous skinny jeans, Davis was the story for me and often for the announcers as they showcased just how talented he is. With each dunk, I jumped off the couch. My guess is that a lot of you did as well.
— The show today in Glasgow was one of my favorites ever. We had a great crowd at the Glasgow Country Club full of a lot of nice fans. One came up to me and said “I came out here to see how old you were…I thought you were 50.” And one 80 year old woman told me, “I came to see if you were ugly, because if you were, I wasn’t going to listen anymore. I guess now I will keep listening.” No one has ever said anything kinder. But equally as good were the phone calls, which spanned the gamut, from the unbelievably sincere and touching (the young man who called and said he was going through his father’s will and he had made notes about KSR and Tubby Smith), to the fascinating (the two 90 year old women who called the show to talk about their love of the Cats) to the bizarre (Ryan talking about the UK football team being like a fat girl putting on a sexy pair of panties). Rarely have I had more fun on the air and if you didn’t hear it, click on the link below and take a listen.
We are headed to the Farm Boy Restaurant in Morgantown tomorrow. Hope you will listen as we do our thing from what I hear is a great place for good eating. For now, I will watch tape delay swimming from a Holiday Inn in Bowling Green. Have a great night