I listen to “The Paul Finebaum Show” every now and then, but lately, I’ve been tuning in a lot more, not only to hear Pawwwwl’s take on the Cats, but to hear him spar with Tammy from Clanton, Alabama. Tammy is a huge Auburn fan, and while Phyllis will forever be the First Lady of Finebaum, Tammy’s emerging as a star this season.
As Auburn has suffered this season, so has Tammy, and she’s taking it out on Paul. Even though her own Tigers are falling apart, Tammy cannot get over Ohio State’s weak schedule or how bad Georgia looked vs. Alabama on Saturday. Her call yesterday may go down in the Finebaum Hall of Fame:
Here’s my plea: let’s get Tammy on the show next week. I’m sure she has PLENTY of opinions on how Kentucky will fare against her Tigers. I’m setting the over/under on how long it would take Matt to mute/hang up on her at 35 seconds.
Stoops stood by Patrick Towles on his radio show last night
The Drew Barker contingent got plenty of ammo in the first half of Saturday’s game, but Patrick bounced back in the second half and overtime, completing 83% of his passes and throwing for three touchdowns. Last night, Mark Stoops said he was proud of Patrick’s performance in the second half, but admitted the junior quarterback needs to be more consistent and get off to a faster start. When asked why he didn’t pull Towles after the first half, Stoops said he thought if he played Drew, there was “a high probability we lose that game.”
“Patrick is our starting quarterback,” Stoops said. “Some day when Drew is the starting quarterback, he’s going to want that same support from me.”
Case closed. At least until Patrick’s first bad throw in the Auburn game.
Landon Foster’s teacher clearly doesn’t watch a lot of UK football
My teacher just asked me if I went to the game Saturday, I said yes, and he said, "Wow, students actually go to football games now?" ðŸ˜‘
— Landon Foster (@BigBlueKick12) October 5, 2015
Ouch. Landon might just be the punter, but I’d argue he’s one of the most well-known faces on the squad.
Dominique Hawkins broke his right hand
If you missed the news last night, Dominique Hawkins broke his right hand in practice over the weekend. He’ll be out four weeks.
“I really feel bad to have to report this because Dom was playing so well,” John Calipari wrote in a statement last night. “He was so much more confident, so much more skilled. There was no doubt he was in the rotation, and now he’s just got to get back and stay in shape. We’re looking forward to getting him back in November.”
Get well soon, Dominique.
I’m stuck with Can’t-Feel-His-Fingers Peyton Manning in my fantasy league and it’s miserable
I know everyone hates it when people whine about their fantasy football teams, but I’m going to do it anyways. With hopes he had one more good season left in him, I drafted Peyton Manning in my league, and good grief, what a mistake. While there are still flashes of the old Peyton out there, it’s clear he’s going downhill fast, and now I’m stuck with him because there aren’t a ton of better options left in my league. Over the years, I’ve slowly gotten over the fact Peyton went to Tennessee and accepted him as the affable, funny quarterback that captained almost every fantasy football championship squad. And now he can’t feel his own fingers. Great.
Auburn dismissed one of their best players yesterday
Kentucky’s chances of beating Auburn next Thursday got a boost last night when word broke that star wide receiver Duke Williams was dismissed after an “off-the-field incident at a local nightclub.” Williams had 12 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown in five games this season and 45 catches for 730 yards and five touchdowns last season after arriving as a junior college transfer. He was suspended before the Outback Bowl last season for a violation of team rules.
I guess one last hurrah at the Auburn Supper Club was too much to resist? (The Auburn landmark closes its doors on January 1.)
This is probably the best breakdown of “Breaking Cardinal Rules” I’ve seen
Kami Mattioli of The Sporting News read “Breaking Cardinal Rules” and broke it down into six takeaways, including which players Katina Powell names as receiving services from her escorts. She found 12: Terrance Williams, Chane Behanan, Andre McGee, George Goode, Terrance Jennings, Montrezl Harrell, Russ Smith, Wayne Blackshear, Peyton Siva, JaQuan Lyle, Earl Clark, and Antonio Blakeney. Mattioli also tackles some of the biggest questions I had after reading the book: where did the money come from?
If you don’t feel like purchasing the book for yourself, check out Kami’s recap.
The folks at Rupp Arena are giving away some cool stuff this week
To promote the Sacramento Kings/New Orleans Pelicans exhibition game on October 17, the folks at Rupp Arena are holding Twitter giveaways all week. Yesterday, they gave away a game ball signed by Anthony Davis, a DeMarcus Cousins DMC logo shirt, a DeMarcus Cousins signed photo and four tickets to the exhibition game. I’m sure they have another awesome prize lined up for today’s giveaway. What do you have to do to win? First, follow @Rupp_Arena on Twitter. Each day, they will send out a tweet at a random time for people to RT in order to enter the drawing, which will take place two hours later. Pretty easy, right?
Did you see the premiere episode of “Listifcuffs” this morning?
Drew and I faced off in the debut of Funkhouser’s new series, and although I wasn’t terribly proud of my performance, I had a lot of fun. If you missed it, scroll down and check out the post directly below this one. I’m looking forward to seeing how the tournament progresses.
Matt and Ryan are at the McDonald’s near Hamburg Pavilion
Come on out to 1921 Plaudit Place in Lexington to enjoy what I’m sure will be a very entertaining show in person. If you show up after 10:30 a.m., don’t worry: McDonald’s all-day breakfast starts today, so you can satisfy your Sausage Biscuit craving all day long. Or Egg McMuffin, depending on market.