Yesterday was pretty wild. Get caught up with all the shenanigans from Monday before you begin to prepare for a late Tuesday night with your Kentucky Wildcats.
The Three Biggest Stories from Monday
The Kentucky fan’s dream team of Davis and Cousins in New Orleans dominated the sports news cycle around the country. Last night Boogie said an emotional goodbye to the city of Sacramento.
My friend got transferred to another city because of his job. He had some things to say. Rough to watch. pic.twitter.com/iBRyMf1UP7
– Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) February 21, 2017
If you asked a UK fan from the state of Kentucky and surrounding region, the second-biggest story would be “Cowherd’s an ass.” However, if you were on the elliptical in the gym and looked up to see OTL on ESPN, you would see Jay Bilas discussing Calipari’s postgame comments on college coaches being dismissed during the season (if that scenario sounds oddly specific, it’s because I’m referencing myself).
The dichotomy is interesting. The regional outrage at Cowherd is merited. After refusing to give him attention until after 11:00 p.m. last night, my insides churned as Cowherd talked down on my beloved Cats. That feeling compares to the surprise when I heard Calipari ask a crowded press room in Athens, “We’re firing coaches in midseason…Are you shitting me?” A man that doesn’t like to curse didn’t give a damn. The scope and power of Cal’s words are more profound than I previously believed.
The news cycle changes quickly. With a game against Mizzou tonight, all of these stories will quickly go away. Is it good or bad or both? I don’t know. The only certainty is that I gotta quit watching The Newsroom late at night or I’ll continue to subconsciously rant about the philosophy and current climate of the media industry.
Alex Trek’s Rap Game is ðŸ’¯
That got a little heavy. Let me lighten things up with the best Jeopardy category ever.
How about Alex Trebek rapping on Jeopardy! tonight pic.twitter.com/MNy9CEkf1p
– Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) February 21, 2017
But wait, it gets better.
– Mark (@tole_cover) February 21, 2017
There’s a New Hey Kentucky, The Bachelor
You probably missed that fantastic Jeopardy category because you were busy watching the latest installment of Hey Kentucky, The Bachelor. If you missed it, re-watch it here, and if you’re in Louisville, you no longer have to watch it online. Beginning last night, Hey Kentucky! is airing every night at 10:00 on WBNA-21 in Louisville.
Kentucky Plays Mizzou Tonight
I’m not are why they’re actually making them go through with it. To say “Mizzou is trash” wouldn’t adequately describe the state of their
basketball program athletic department. After some early success on the football field, the Tigers have given the SEC nothing except a coerced trip to St. Louis for the SEC Tournament in 2018. If the Cats can’t win tonight, they can’t win another basketball game ever again.
All the Info on UK/Mizzou
It’s a late starter that gets the rare SEC Network treatment. Adam Amin, Joe Sundvoid and Laura Rutledge will have coverage from Columbia, starting at 9:00. The No. 10/11 Cats are 16-point favorites. The tale of the tape:
The UK Women are in the NCAA’s Top 16
The NCAA placed Matthew Mitchell’s team at No. 15, a four-seed, with just three weeks of basketball left until Selection Monday. The men’s committee only released one preview of the bracket, while the women received three early looks. Kentucky was a four-seed in two of the three previews. They return to action Thursday at 7:00 against Miss. State for Senior Night at Memorial Coliseum.
I Can’t Get Crocodile Rock Out of my Head
After hearing the Elton John jam at a piano bar Saturday night, I can’t stop singing, humming and whistling the catchy tune. I’ve tried all the tricks to get it out of my head, yet Crocodile Rock persists. Luckily, I’m a big fan of the song. For those who hate it, I hope the “Laaaaaa, la, la, la, la, la,” is immediately imprinted on your brain.
Killed a Guy Dunked the Basketball
I can’t say he “killed a guy” when Bob Huggins almost died on the sideline. That’s insensitive. Huggins fell to his knees in the first half after he apparently began having issues with his defibrillator. The good news: Huggins is fine. He returned to the sideline for the second half. However, one of his player’s is not fine, not at all.
OH MY JARRETT ALLEN! pic.twitter.com/UI0CRTVgx8
– Will Baizer (@WillBaizer) February 21, 2017
College Basketball on TV Tonight
The first game on this list could have an impact on Kentucky’s chances for an SEC regular season title.
- 7:00: South Carolina at No. 13 Florida on ESPN
- 7:00: Oklahoma at No. 9 Baylor on ESPN2
- 7:00: Clemson at Va Tech on ESPNU
- 7:00: Auburn at LSU on SEC Network
- 9:00: Ole Miss at Miss. State on ESPN2
- 9:00: Indiana at Iowa on ESPN
KSR Starts in an Hour
Get with it or get lost.