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Yesterday Sucked’s Sunday Morning Links

Hey! What did you do yesterday? Me? Ohhh, it was just a typical Saturday afternoon.  I made a big pot of white chili, cleaned up the house, and caught up on Hawaii Five-O.  A friend of mine was going to bring her new puppy by but she didn’t want to get out in the snow.  That’s too bad.  That dog is cute as a button.  So apparently Kentucky played football and basketball games yesterday, according to these links below, but I don’t believe it.  I’d remember something like that.  Check these out and see if anything rings a bell…

— I find this hard to believe but Trey Thompkins scored 25 points in Georgia’s upset win over Kentucky.  I call b.s.

— Jeff Drummond of Big Blue 24/7 calls this fictional football game from yesterday a Pitt-iful Ending.  KSR likes Jeff but I’m not sure what football game he is referring to.

— The Courier-Journal (it’s a newspaper) missed an opportunity to use “Pitt” in its headline when it said special teams were the pitfall in Kentucky’s loss to Pittsburgh.  Again, I have no idea what football game they’re talking about.

— Andy Katz of podcast skipping fame believes Kentucky can win the SEC without Enes Kanter.  Which is irrelevant because Kentucky still has Kanter.  He’s just a coach now.

— Speaking of Coach Kanter, Jerry Tipton has a few questions about Kanter’s new role with the team.  That link is to a mean mugging baby.  You can find Tipton’s work on your own.

— With averages of 21.8 points, 9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in his last five games, Big Cuz is coming into his own.  Glad to see Boogie getting it done in Sac-Town.

Enjoy your Sunday Funday.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

40 Comments for Yesterday Sucked’s Sunday Morning Links

  1. KYStout
    10:11 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Worst sports weekend ever?

  2. FLAT
    10:13 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Both teams looked flat and uninspired. So much for Minter and his great defence schemes. The basketball team is young and needs to realize they still must be on their “A” game on the road in the SEC. Memo to T-Jones: Your 3 point shot needs work. Take the ball to the hole like you were earlier this year. You are way better than this!

  3. ShagOnSports
    10:14 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    The great thing is we will know at the end of next season if Joker is in over his head or not (I think is) which means two more years of this bullshit… That was a pitiful coaching job on both sides of the ball yesterday and proof to me that a pro style offense just is not going to work at UK… Special teams = terrible!!! Newton has no down the field ability and what he did yesterday was dump pass after dump pass… As for BBall throw the UGA game out and Cats will lose at least four in SEC… The Kanter thing is crazy based on the fact Cam is still playing, the kid at Kansas pays back improper benefits from scholarship money and the kid from WVA last year has a similar issue as Enes and ends up eligible… Who is Jerry Tipton and what is the Courier Journal???

  4. PhilCC
    10:18 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    The football game is disturbing to say the least. Joker had 2 weeks before UT and they looked bad. He had 40 days before Pitt and they looked pitiful. Whatever he does over the summer the first thing he must do is somehow reignite the fire that has gone from this team. He said leading up to the game how happy he was with the progress in practice…what progress was he seeing? It certainly did not show up during the game. This is the worst team in UK history when it comes to making a tackle. Several times yesterday a player had a chance to hit the runner and dropped his head taking his eyes off him and the runner went by. You cant tackle what you cant see…dang!!!

  5. Go Cats
    10:23 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone else completely disappointed with our rebounding? Offensive rebounding (or lack of it) really hurt us towards the end it seemed to me, we rarely got a chance at more than 1 shot.

  6. Eugene
    10:25 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    IT`S GOING TO BE A LONG SEASON !Coach should of done better recruiting than leave us with no big man! We will never win a championship under this Coach!

  7. Jimmy Buffett
    10:28 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    type a comment

  8. willycat72
    10:29 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Omgosh Mathew Jones this has to be one of the worst weekends ever. One bright spot Tamme had a great game but, still lost. This weekend ranks up there with the hiring of Billy Clyde. (Well maybe not) Peace……………

  9. bigbluelife
    10:30 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Really only thing worse than the PITIFUL performance of the football team- young b-ball Cats hopefully learning a lesson was having your two favorite NFL teams- Saints & Colts.

  10. willycat72
    10:35 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    The Sky isn’t falling (maybe some birds, preferably Cardinals) we all knew this team was gonna lose one of these early games. We probably didn’t want it to be the 1st SEC game, but it was. So we are still who we are top 15-ish and hopefully moving up from here the goal top 5-8 by selection sunday. We probably gonna lose 2 more SEC games that leaves us with 5 losses going into March. Not bad for a BRIDGE year 😉 bahahahhahahaha Peace…………………

  11. markp
    10:43 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    3 comments on the supposed worst weekend in UK history.

    1. Forget Kanter he was paid. Did we really expect him to be freed. His situation and Cam Newton’s are night and day.

    2. In hoops, we have no real big man, we will have problems with big teams when we aren’t hitting the 3s, yesterday was no surprise really. And this is a young team going on the road in the SEC.

    3. Finally, and really the only real travesty of the weekend. The performance of the football team. Poor prepartation from the coach. A Hartline like performance from a QB who hasn’t played in a year, which in retro was a HUGE mistake. The kid got in a few downs against WKU, why wasn’t he redshirted? Andre Woodson looked crappy his sophmore year after being redshirted!!!!!!!!!!!! Morgan Newton is being mishandled majorly. I am sick to death of Joker’s/Sander’s offense, third and 8 throw 4 yards to Cobb or Locke and hope they break 4 tackles to get the first down. This was a wasted year. If Lattimore doesn’t get hurt we finish at 5 and 7. Joker’s fourth and 2 from TN’s 38 punt was the worst call of the year. Next year is going to be tough and if it is fire Joker and spend some money on a real coach.

  12. mooseknuckles
    10:45 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    It should of been named the DVDA bowl.

  13. Jacob
    10:49 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    If I had told you that the first 6 teams that would lose in the SEC would be Kentucky, Tennessee, Vandy, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, & Auburn . . . would you have believe me? (except Auburn)

  14. Eugene
    10:57 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    I am an expert, of course. I could have recruited better. Just look at the great recruits playing for my team, U of L, this season. I rest my weak case.

  15. Josh
    11:00 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Funniest thing I’ve ever heard after the UofL game is that I’m ready for the NBA.

  16. Nassau65
    11:10 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    “you can find Tipton’s work on your own” I love it.
    You just moved up a notch or two Drew.

  17. UK22
    11:11 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    The Cats got hosed by the refs. When even the commentator of the game said a no call was pathetic thats sad. Those refs can eat a d*C* for all i care. Tired of BS calls that ruin games.

  18. gcat4496
    11:11 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    FB game was ugly. This team kept getting worse as the season went on. I fear that next year we go something like 4-8 or 3-9. I think the UL series will swing back to UL because Strong has them playing well and the Cards recruiting class is stellar. Once we enter SEC play we will have our usual 1-7 or 2-6 record. I feel bad for Joker but I can see the wheels are starting to come off for him and it will only get worse with key play makers graduating or leaving for the NFL. Besides the UL and USC win, this season was a failure. Pitt has fired two coaches in a month for going 8-5, and they dominated the game yesterday with coaches in turmoil. I don’t like where this is going. I fear Joker will be Barnhardts Steve Kragthorpe hire. In the 3rd year Joker will be fired unless next year is a pleasant surprise.

  19. UK22
    11:13 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Tired of bogus officiating. Those refs of the uga game can eat a d*%(!!!

  20. Syrin
    11:14 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah, no s*** !!! IS ure as hell wish I could completely forget yesterday. First, we get ass f***** by the hypocritical racist NCAA, destroyed by PItt, then dominated by Georgia. Throw is the Seahwaks win, AND the Jets win, and it may qualify as the worst 24 hours of sports in my life.

  21. 3 fan
    11:14 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Should UK fire Joker? It has to be seriously discussed. Givehim another year? UK will be lucky to go 4-7 next year.

  22. gcat4496
    11:15 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    #11. NCAA can’t prove Newton didn’t get paid because there is not a clean Audit trail. Probably a huge cash offering was dropped in the offering plate. As for Kanter, the parents cooperated and showed all the records. So the lesson is dishonesty pays off in the end (in more ways than money) and honesty does not. Great message from the NCAA don’t you think.

  23. gcat4496
    11:18 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    #4. Do you remember some of the Bill Curry years when Indiana would hang 55 points on the cats. Now that was horrid defense.

  24. Big D
    11:22 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    With the complete absurdity of the performance of the football team, coaches and players, I think a very large percentage of supporters, season ticket holders and folks who attend a game or two during the season, are now left wondering if their entertainment dollars should be spent going to watch such absolute crap. In the words of ol’ Jed Clampett….pitifull.

  25. UK22
    11:23 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    NCAA can go F themselves. Inconsistent money greedy [email protected]#$%rds. OSU case is some absolute BS! yeah you can play in the game where we make a ton of money after you abused the integrity of your school and the ncaa. Oh whats that ENES? your 16 and you didnt know any better? and wait you want to still be a college player and are willing to pay the stupid 33K back?? Lets all hate UK join that march!

  26. gcat4496
    11:26 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    One thing I noticed about the BB Cats and Cal is that we usually lose when the defense plays poor. When the opposition scores more than 70, we lose. 84 by Uconn, 75 UNC and 77 by GA. Last year it was +70 by USC, +70 by UT & +70 by WVU. GA got too many easy looks and the shot lights out at the foul line. They will never hit 88% again at the line.

  27. UK22
    11:28 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Now wheres my bourbon and coin? I just need a quick flip to decide on which teams to pull for today and pretend that I really care about NFL. What a horrible W/E to be a UK fan..tears of blue.

  28. KentuckyHouse
    11:32 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    For those of you that DON’T want to go find Tiptons “article” and give him clicks, here it is. Folks, this should be the last nail in the coffin for this hack! How damn insulting! And to top it off, he prominently quotes a SOPHOMORE from UNC from BLEACHER REPORT who’s not a journalism major, but a BIOLOGY major!!!

    UK notebook: A few questions about Kanter case remain
    Jerry Tipton / Herald-Leader Staff Writer

    The NCAA denying Kentucky’s appeal could be interpreted as the end of the Enes Kanter saga. Permanent ineligibility has the ring of finality. But UK’s plan to have Kanter serve as a student assistant coach the rest of the season raises a few questions.

    Quoting a source, The Sporting News reported Friday that UK sees assistant coach Kanter as a “practice player” who would also “perform limited coaching duties.” Such a role will help the freshman prepare for the 2011 NBA Draft.

    If true, that’s 180 degrees opposed to what the NCAA intended when it defined the student assistant coach position. The role was for “a student-athlete who has exhausted his or her eligibility in the sport or has become injured to the point that he or she is unable to practice or compete ever again.”

    In other words, it was a favor for an athlete who had had a run of bad luck and wanted to start a coaching career. The job would be to observe and coach, but participate in practice as an instructor or occasional fill-in.

    The chances of this becoming an issue are nil. No one, not even the NCAA, wants to pile on Kanter or any player in a similar situation.

    For instance, the NCAA ruled Indiana’s Guy-Marc Michel permanently ineligible before the season. IU made Michel a student assistant coach. No one sweats about what exactly he’s doing.

    NCAA critics, including UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. and Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, have questioned the fairness of the Kanter ruling.

    Fairness is a multi-faceted concept. Would it be fair to Kentucky’s opponents if Kanter could play? How fair is it to UK opponents if Kanter’s participation in practice makes Josh Harrellson and Eloy Vargas better players?

    UK’s reaction has centered on supposed inconsistency in the ruling. Presumably, this means the NCAA allowed Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and Ohio State’s tattoo five to play.

    One point to note: Those cases and Kanter’s situation involved different areas of NCAA law. Kanter’s problem was about his initial eligibility. The football players’ problems were linked to improper benefits while already student-athletes.

    Sketchy programs

    The NCAA ruling on Enes Kanter was not the only bit of negativity to rain down on Kentucky on Friday.

    UK figured prominently in the Web site Bleacher Report’s listing of the 25 “sketchiest” programs in college basketball. Writer Luke Dykes ranked Kentucky No. 3 in his top 25 behind No. 2 Michigan and No. 1 Baylor.

    “The Kentucky Wildcats have a rap sheet almost as prolific as their successes …,” Dykes wrote. “It all started under Adolph Rupp.”

    Dykes noted the point-shaving scandal of the late 1940s and early 1950s, the NCAA ordering UK not to play in the 1952-53 season, the public reprimand for failing to launch a serious investigation of the program in the 1980s and the $1,000 sent to the father of recruit Chris Mills in the Emery Air Freight envelop that forced the resignation of Eddie Sutton and his coaching staff later that decade.

    “There haven’t been any other sanctions on Kentucky since then, but the hiring of John Calipari has me sitting on the edge of my seat,” Dykes wrote. “With his record, it may not be long before something happens in Lexington. Technically, none of the things he’s done in the past have been his fault, but lots of things have gone on under his watch, so it wouldn’t surprise me if something else did.”

    Other lowlights included:

    â–  No. 23 Tennessee.

    “Tennessee’s recent seasons under Bruce Pearl have been suspicious at best,” Dykes wrote. “Pearl was recently suspended for the first eight games of SEC conference play because of ‘inappropriate conduct’ during recruiting and deliberately giving misleading information to the NCAA during an investigation. …

    “Last season, the men’s basketball team faced adversity in the form of losing multiple players after four were arrested and charged with felony gun and drug charges.

    “While this isn’t quite the school’s fault, it still happened under their watch and it seems suspicious that all of these things happened to occur since Bruce Pearl became coach in Knoxville.”

  29. Bluecalizone
    11:36 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Geezohpetersniffer!!! You friggin people are nuts. Firing Joker has been discussed? Man venting on here is one thing, talking like you just smoked a pound of crack is another. We are, and have been a mediocre football team forever, and it sure remains to be seen if that will ever change. But comtemplating firing a head coach,,,Black Head Coach I might add after just one season, in which we still went to a Bowl Game, are you drunk, high, WTF. And for the roundball team, we are freshmen laiden, we will loose 8-10 Games, probably a sweet 16 team at best, but the sky ain’t falling, it’s our coaches 2nd year, after loosing 85% of your scoring from the previous season. GET A LIFE…

  30. kybigblue
    11:47 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Has there ever been a sport reporter who is or has covered UK sports that is more negative than Tipton???

  31. Jimmy Buffett
    11:51 am January 9, 2011 Permalink


  32. Scott
    11:56 am January 9, 2011 Permalink

    @29 hey moron I don’t care if Choker is orange, color has zero to do with the fact that he should never have been head coach. He is a mediocre OC and a decent recruiter at best. No business being a head coach at the SEC level. If we are sticking with him we need to join CUSA where he would at least be mid-level.

  33. InSaneDiego
    12:10 pm January 9, 2011 Permalink

    looks like we we definitely out manned out there on the court. i guess we need a coach who can recruit.

  34. john4uk
    12:12 pm January 9, 2011 Permalink

    UK lost to Pitt because they never showed up.Pitt won the game before it was played because for whatever readon,this UK team had their minds on other things.You have to really feel for those fans who went to the game paying hard earned money,and seeing a team that did’nt want to be there.
    If Morgan Newton is the best UK football has to offer,then stay at home next year Cat fans ,or go watch a good intramural team because they will be more exciting than Kentucky football.

  35. markp
    1:06 pm January 9, 2011 Permalink

    #22 ” Facts are stubborn things. ” quote from John Adams. The Cam Newton deal smells but there is no proof. There is with Kanter, partents were honest but he TOOK money, bottom line. All who do are then professionals, period.

    #34 check Morgan’s stats, very Hartlineish. Just think were Morgan would have been if he would have been allowed to start against the patsies of the early part of the schedule. If all dropped balls are caught and refs get call right we are probably in the game. Yes, he fumbled and overthrew a couple of balls but he was playing against a good team and defense after sitting a full year. What’s not to understand about some rust? He should have started all year, we would have been around 6 and 6 with him, maybe better. But again the big problem with our football program is the coaching staff. Spend some money Rich bring in some real coaches and make a big committment to football.

  36. truehling
    1:26 pm January 9, 2011 Permalink

    that link to the “evil eye” is the best video i have seen this year – lmao!!!!

  37. Big D
    1:44 pm January 9, 2011 Permalink

    huh ?

  38. Boogie Band
    2:55 pm January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Kentucky should pay Kanter $33,367.00 and some change for his coaching services. EAT THAT NCAA!!

  39. Brett
    3:53 pm January 9, 2011 Permalink

    Please never ever bring up Tipton’s name in KSR again. He’s garbage.

  40. El_Duderino
    4:18 pm January 9, 2011 Permalink

    I love it, if the road ahead of you has enough rough spots it’s sure to knock off the bandwagon fans!

    Here are 10 positives, I take away from the 2010 football season, which can led to future success @ Kentucky!

    1.15th Bowl Appearance & 5th Consecutive Appearance (School Record)

    2.Snapped a 10 game losing streak to #10 South Carolina & obtained 1st victory against Steve Spurrier (1-17)

    3.AP 1st Team All-America/Randall Cobb & CFN 1st Team All-America/Danny Trevathan

    4.1st Team All-SEC/Randall Cobb & Danny Trevathan, 2nd Team All-SEC/Larry Warford & Chris Matthews, 4th Team All-SEC/Mike Hartline, Derrick Locke and Winston Guy

    5.CFN 2nd Team Sophomore All-America/Larry Warford, CFN Honorable Mention Freshmen All-America /Jordan Aumiller and PSCF 5th Team Freshman All-America/Qua Huzzie

    6.Honorable Mention for the AFCA’s Academic Achievement Award, which is presented annually to the school with the nation’s highest Graduation Success Rate calculated by the NCAA

    7.Randall Cobb sets SEC record for All-Purpose Yards in a Season

    8.Paul Hornung Award Finalist-Randall Cobb

    9.Rick Minter named Co-Defensive Coordinator & Steve Pardue named Running Backs Coach

    10.42nd Recruiting Class of 2011 w/ an Army All-American and several recruits still considering UK