Unlike some others on the KSR Crew, I was not a pro wrestling fan growing up. Shocking, I know, but it all seems pretty silly to me. Even sillier seemed WWE legend The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson. When The Rock first made his transition from acting in a ring to acting in TVs and movies (because you do know wrestling is acting, right?), I didn’t pay much attention. Just more eyebrow wiggling, right? The first time I actually laughed at The Rock was probably when he hosted Saturday Night Live back in 2009. From there, he’s slowly grown on me to the point that I was really excited to watch “Ballers” when it debuted last year. Now, “Ballers” is awful, but I’ll still watch it because now, I’m Tyler Thompson and I’m a fan of The Rock. Especially The Rock’s Instagram, which is probably my favorite follow outside of ItsDougThePug.
Yesterday was not the best day in the Thompson household — losing to LSU wasn’t bad enough, so I spilled water all over my computer, freaked out, tried to dry it off, sucked the water off the keyboard with the vacuum, accidentally sucked one of the computer keys into the vacuum, and had to sift through the dirty, nasty vacuum bag to find it — so it’s time like that that I need The Rock’s Instagram the most. For instance, The Rock knew exactly how I felt after my morning of shambles:
We may never have the same legs — LOOK AT THOSE:
But he and his dog Hobbs make me laugh a lot:
Speaking of Hobbs, his brother Brutus, died last year after eating a toxic mushroom. That’s after The Rock saved him from drowning in a pool. I’d say a good quarter of The Rock’s Instagram posts are about his dog, which, let’s be honest, is probably why I love him so much.
And don’t worry, my computer seems to be okay. (I can probably thank The Rock’s Instagram for that too.) That means I get to run the site today. Here’s what you can look forward to…
It’s time to put the LSU game behind us and move on to Alabama
I think we can all agree that Tuesday night’s game was awful. On his radio show last night, Calipari said he was so depressed about the loss he stayed in bed until noon, a sentiment I’m sure was shared across the Bluegrass. Depressed or not, Cal was in rare form on his show last night, trotting out several analogies for his players, from the familiar “What do you do when you fall out of the boat? SWIM! QUICK, HERE COMES A SHARK!” to the new “ripped skirt” metaphor. Cal said that Kentucky’s a big stage with lots of lights, and he can’t hide you here. He also can’t hide that rip in your skirt.
“There’s no place to hide the rip in your skirt! The stage is too big!” Cal said. “She’s got a ripped skirt on, yikes!”
So, on Tuesday, I’m guessing Alex, Marcus, and Skal all had ripped skirts on. Hopefully they know a good tailor to get that mended before this weekend.
Want to scout Alabama?
They’re playing Ole Miss tonight at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. This is the first game played in Ole Miss’ new arena, The Pavilion, and after UK’s walloping of the Rebels last weekend, could be a good barometer of what to expect in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. Speaking of, I’m making the trek to see the Cats play the Crimson Tide this weekend, and I hope I’m not the only one. Let me know if you’re also making the trip and maybe we can all celebrate Kentucky’s win together afterwards. (Because Kentucky’s going to win, right? Right???)
Speaking of Tuscaloosa, I doubt this guy will be welcome there anytime soon:
Devin Booker had the first double-double of his NBA career last night
The baby-faced assassin had 17 points and 10 rebounds in Phoenix’s 111-102 win over the Hornets. It’s been a while since we’ve seen some Devin Booker highlights, so here are some:
…and now I miss last year’s team again.
College basketball on TV tonight
- 9 p.m.: Alabama at Ole Miss, ESPNU
- 7 p.m.: Cincinnati at #15 SMU, ESPN
- 7 p.m.: Michigan at #20 Purdue, ESPNU
- 7 p.m.: #16 Louisville at NC State, ESPN2
- 9 p.m.: Illinois at #5 Michigan State, ESPN
- 9 p.m.: #7 Arizona at UCLA, ESPN2
KSR in an hour
Don’t get too excited and spill water on your computer.