You’re looking at Amy and Patrick Botner, two diehard Kentucky fans living in Houston, Texas. The two recently got married, and like any true Kentucky fans, incorporated the Cats into their big day. I don’t know if Amy wore her Andrew Harrison jersey over her dress when she went down the aisle, but I’d really like to think that she did. If not, this picture of her hugging it in the dressing room is great regardless:
Congrats, you crazy kids. See you in April for the Final Four?
Here’s today’s agenda.
Mark Stoops will be on the SEC Coaches Teleconference
Stoops will be up around 12:40 p.m. to preview Saturday’s game against Georgia. After two very disappointing performances against Mississippi State and Tennessee, I’m ready to hear how Stoops is getting his team up for Saturday’s game in Athens. I’ll bring you his comments after lunch.
Maybe someone will ask him about the players-only meeting that took place this week
Last night, Mikel Horton told reporters that Patrick Towles and Josh Forrest called a players-only meeting this week so the team could all get on the “same page.” Horton said half of the team wasn’t on the “same page,” which, I’m sorry, is pretty freaking alarming, and probably explains some the disarray we’ve seen on the field the past two weeks. Fortunately, Horton said they’re all on the same page now, but I’d be curious to see how many times players-only meetings actually translate to what happens on the field. In fact, maybe I’ll research that for later this week.
The KSR Football Podcast drops this afternoon
Freddie, Jared, Nick, and Drew sat down last night to talk about all the issues surrounding the program, and considering both Jared and Freddie vowed to stop being nice and start being real with Kentucky football, I’m pretty anxious to hear it. It should be uploaded sometime after lunch.
Radio Ron is in The Voice Tribune
Before today, I didn’t know what The Voice Tribune was, but apparently it’s a society magazine in Louisville, and our friend Radio Ron has a two-page spread in the October 29th issue. In the interview, Ron talks about his background in radio and acting (he was an extra in “Nashville”!) and his achievements in the Kentucky Senior Games. Sadly, there’s no audio accompaniment, because I don’t think I’ll ever be able to read a quote from Ron without hearing it in his voice.
The read the interview for yourself, click here.
ICYMI, the NJIT game got pushed back an hour
Yesterday, UK announced it’s pushing back the start time of the NJIT basketball game one hour to accommodate the football team’s game against Vanderbilt, which starts at 4 p.m. ET. The NJIT game, which will only be broadcast on SEC Network + online, will now tip off at 8 p.m., hopefully giving fans who watch the football game at home time to get to Rupp. Or, if you’re going to Nashville, more time to find a bar that’s willing to hook up the Watch ESPN app to the TV so you can watch the basketball game. Seriously, any bar on Broadway that does this will make lots and lots of money.
What is going on with UK Hoops?
Yesterday, Matthew Mitchell announced that freshman guard Morgan Rich will transfer, the third player in as many weeks to leave the program. Rich was a Top 100 player coming in and sat out Big Blue Madness for disciplinary reasons. Last week, Linnae Harper announced she was transferring, and two weeks ago, Oregon transfer Chrishae Rowe was dismissed. What the heck is going on?
Thankfully, UK Hoops got a commitment from a huge recruit last night: Mount Washington native Lindsey Duvall. Duvall is considered the third best point guard and the tenth overall player in the 2017 class. Finally, some good news to help offset the bad.
The switch from “favorite” stars to “like” hearts on Twitter annoys me
I realize that a good number of you have no idea what I just wrote, so let me explain. On Twitter, before yesterday, you could either retweet a tweet (share it with your followers) or favorite a tweet. Favoriting is pretty much letting the author know you liked the tweet, but not enough to retweet it. Yesterday, Twitter switched the “favorite” function, which was represented by stars, to a “like” function, which is represented by hearts. This is all very trivial, I realize, but it makes Twitter, my favorite social media platform, that much more like Facebook, my least favorite social media platform. Also, the heart kind of explodes in a really cheesy, middle schooler doodling hearts on notebooks kind of way when you click it, making me dislike it even more:
— Twitter (@twitter) November 3, 2015
Drew starts jury duty today
Like a responsible citizen, Drew will perform his civic duty today and potentially tomorrow and Friday. Nick and I will hold down the fort in his absence. Godspeed to him as he enters a day of wearing real pants, listening to people argue, and not being allowed on social media. You got this, Drew.
KSR starts in one hour
Will Shannon know who Kentucky’s new governor is? I’m guessing no.