This afternoon, the media is invited to take a tour of the new Commonwealth Stadium, which will apparently require a hard hat and safety vest. Drew’s representing KSR, so get ready for an onslaught of pictures on Twitter and the site starting around 1:30 p.m. UK senior associate athletic director Russ Pear will also be available for interviews, so also get ready to hear lots of reassurance that the stadium will be done in time for the opener on September 5th. Or, if he suggests anything otherwise, get ready to hear the media pounce on every hesitation, stutter, or drop of sweat that rolls down his face. It’ll be fun.
Although I can’t be there, I hear the participants in the women’s clinic this weekend will get their own sneak peek on Saturday, so I’m definitely looking forward to that. See you there, ladies?
Speaking of, football is practically here
The media likes to say that SEC Media Days is the unofficial start to football season, and although I usually roll my eyes at stuff like that, it’s true. Four days of football press conferences kicked me into football gear, and today’s stadium tour is just another item on a busy preseason agenda:
- Today: Media tour of Commonwealth Stadium
- Saturday: UK Football Women’s Clinic
- July 31: Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club Wildcat Kickoff Luncheon
- August 6: Fall Camp begins
- August 7: Media Day
- August 8: Fan Day/Open Practice
- September 5: UK vs. Louisiana Lafayette
Ready for football, but didn’t summer just begin?? One more football note…
Jamal Murray and Team Canada take on Argentina
Last night, the Canadians beat Orlando Antigua’s Dominican Republic team 105-88. Jamal Murray posted 12 points off 71% shooting (5-7), 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 turnovers in 21 minutes. Murray’s the youngest player on the team, but more than held his own against grown men, drawing praise from the commentators for his confidence and potential.
Miss the game? Tonight, Canada plays Argentina at 6 p.m. ET. You can scout Murray for yourself on WatchESPN.
Follow-up: “Trainwreck” was hilarious
After going to the movie theater Saturday night only to discover that “Trainwreck” was sold out, my husband and I tried again on Sunday afternoon and were rewarded with one of the best comedies I’ve seen in a while. I’ll admit that I was skeptical; I know Amy Schumer is funny, but could she carry an entire movie? LeBron James, seriously? What is that?
I’m happy to report that Schumer pulled off her first starring role (she wrote the screenplay too), Bill Hader was hilarious as always, and LeBron James was actually pretty funny. The movie wasn’t perfect — like some Judd Apatow movies, the serious turn at the end it took didn’t feel totally genuine — but I haven’t laughed out loud in a theater like that in a long time. Also, it’s pretty raunchy, so please don’t take your kids to see it if they’re under 16 or so. And DEFINITELY don’t take them if they’re nine-years-old, like the kid in front of me. Not cool, parents.
Two lucky kids will win a spot in John Calipari’s ProCamps on KSR
Matt and Ryan are at the Sleep Outfitters in Somerset for today’s show, and if you’re in the area, you’re in for an extra special treat. Not only do you get to lounge on Sleep Outfitters’ amazing beds, you get to be a part of KSR’s annual Kids Trivia Contest. Two lucky kids (6th grade and under) will win spots in John Calipari’s ProCamps, which will be held next week in Lexington. Does your kid have what it takes? Call in and show us.
Also get excited for this:
— John Short (@johnpshort05) July 22, 2015