Even though it’s been a few days since Kentucky’s win over Duke, the good times roll on in the Big Blue Nation, especially for those in the Durham area. Shoutout to Andrew Bates for repping the Cats on Duke’s campus yesterday. As someone who used to live in North Carolina, there’s no better feeling than sporting your colors after a big win and putting those elitist jerks in their place. You’re doing the BBN’s work, Andrew.
As it happens every time I deviate from my routine, I am totally turned around on what day it is. Google is telling me it’s Thursday, so let’s break down the agenda for the day as a crazy busy week starts to come to a close.
We’ll hear from Calipari and the players around 2 p.m.
The Cats will be back in action tomorrow night as they take on Wright State, which means this afternoon, John Calipari and a few of the players will meet with the media. Tuesday’s win was huge, but expect Cal to downplay it, even though anyone who saw him in Chicago can tell you sassy, swaggy Cal is back, especially after the recruiting wins of the past week.
We’ll also hear from Mark Stoops
Oh yeah, remember football? Kentucky will take on Charlotte on Saturday night in Drew Barker’s first game as starting quarterback. Stoops will address the media this evening after practice. What do you want to hear from him?
Karl Towns is off to an historical start in the league
It was another big night for our boy Karl, who put up 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks in the Timberwolves’ OT loss to the Magic. Karl’s the second youngest player in the last 30 years with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks in a game. The youngest? Fellow Cat Anthony Davis. #BBNBA
Last night, Nick shared the clip of Karl’s big block to send the game to overtime, so here’s one of Karl dunking off a sweet pass from Ricky Rubio:
There are few better people in this world than Karl Towns, so seeing him killing it at the next level is especially sweet.
I finally watched the “Below Deck” finale
And whoa, things between Rocky and Eddie certainly escalated. If you don’t already watch it, check out the reality show about people who work on a yacht on Bravo. It’s quickly become my favorite guilty pleasure, even though I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it. Next week: part one of the two-part reunion!
Arkansas radio host John Nabors will call in to the show
Yesterday, the state of Arkansas had a bit of a meltdown when word leaked out that home state star Malik Monk was signing with Kentucky instead of the Razorbacks. One radio host, Mike Irwin, went OFF on the subject, bashing Monk and Calipari and insinuating that “favors were done” to get the five-star shooting guard to Fayetteville. Hmm. This morning, Irwin’s cohost John Nabors will call in to the show to talk about the situation, and hopefully bring Irwin with him. Tune in for fireworks.