The third episode of Facebook Watch’s Inside The Madness: Kentucky Basketball hit the internet over the weekend, at the same time as the Kentucky game, for some reason.
Like most of you, I chose the game over the “Rivalry” episode for my Saturday afternoon viewing (although I’d probably do it differently now that I know the outcome of the game), but I was able to get caught up on Big Blue Nation’s favorite internet docu-series Monday morning.
Episode 3, like the two before it, was another great look behind the scenes at the UK program. The episode centered around Kevin Knox and the biggest game of the year, the home contest against Louisville. We all remember the Louisville game very well, but here is some of the things we learned in the new edition of Inside The Madness.
Coach Cal runs on Dunkin’.
I’m a Starbucks guy myself, but John Calipari is loyal to Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee. In this past episode of Inside The Madness, we learned Cal takes his coffee with one cream and one Splenda.
The players love Rob Harris.
UK’s strength and conditioning coach is a funny guy, and the players love being around him. Nick Richards called him their big brother.
Coach Harris described Coach Harris as, “the most handsome dude I’ve ever met,” and “one of the biggest individuals that’s ever come into my life.”
Kevin Knox’s dad played football.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Kevin Knox’s dad played football.
It’s the new “Willie Cauley-Stein played football.”
Knox’s two little brothers hope to follow his path.
Kobe Knox, 15, and Carter Knox, 12, worked out with their dad on the Joe Craft Center floor after one of Kentucky’s practices.
The younger Knox boys do not have scholarship offers from Kentucky, yet.
The team really loves hibachi.
If you follow the players on social media, you know they’re at a hibachi grill at least one night a week. I saw Wenyen Gabriel at Miyako the night before the Florida game, and it looks like the whole team paid a visit before playing Louisville. They live on that stuff.
Kentucky destroyed Louisville.
But you knew that already.
[Give the whole episode a watch on Facebook Watch here.]