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UK Fan at Duke’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

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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.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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15 Comments for UK Fan at Duke’s Thursday Morning Wakeup



  1. jonthes
    9:05 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

    Ask him how future Arkansas talents will take having Monk trashed by his own people.



  2. Booby Petrino
    9:13 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

    We smack Duke around, Arkansas gets smacked by Akron. Wise choice, Malik, wise choice.



    • CATandMONKEY
      9:17 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

      I would like to see Arkansas and a few other SEC teams become relevant again, but not at our expense.



  3. CATandMONKEY
    9:15 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

    The Townes dunk is fabulous but that Rubio pass was indeed. ..very sweet.

    Hopefully Nabors is less beligerant and more sane than Irwin. Irwin deserves a national shunning based on his remarks. His only hope for redemption is to caddy for his daughter.



    • CATandMONKEY
      9:20 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

      Sp: belligerent



  4. Long Dong Silver
    9:24 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

    John Nabors? Well gaaaharlee!! Shazam!!



  5. ukfan1234
    9:28 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

    Monk is a 5-star power forward?….. I’m lost? LOL



  6. J-Dub421
    9:47 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

    We don’t need to “do favors” to get players. We’re Kentucky.

    Arkansas – 4 players drafted to NBA in the last 15 years.
    Kentucky – 6 players drafted last year, 4 in the lottery.

    ‘Nuff said.



  7. Jiminy Crickets
    10:06 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

    Stoops is on?!?! Wow, I cant wait to hear what he says. I’m praying he finally admits the team needs to go back to work, and that the coaching staff needs to coach better. Ill be tuned in for that one for sure



  8. Jiminy Crickets
    10:12 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

    Damien Harris was never truly going to UK, but he would have been crazy to have not soaked in all the free football games, and attention of helicopters landing at his HS games. No different than Monk. Arkansas being his home state school was the ONLY reason they were considered. If he was from Mississippi, Ole Miss would have probably been on the list, and he still would have gone to UK.

    Do you think the “wheels were greased” was a subtle jab to say he shouldnt be eligible now that he’s going to UK, whereas he stated he would have kept it secret if he went to Arkansas? Sounds to me, like Arkansas is the one that needs to be investigated



  9. RBT
    10:24 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

    I appreciate what Karl is doing. However, these youngest players to accomplish x,y,z, stats are honestly skewed. Shaq and Hakeem spent three years in college. Obviously, they were older.



    • theSkinny81
      10:39 am November 19, 2015 Permalink

      They are putting these numbers up against the most talented players in the world. I don’t care how old you are, those numbers are great.

      Oh, and Shaq and Hakeem were some of the greatest players in NBA history. Karl is in good company.



    • RBT
      12:01 pm November 19, 2015 Permalink

      The point is valid. 30 years ago, players did not jump into the league with 0-1 year of experience. Top talent is entering the league at an earlier age. Therefore, youngest to record x,y,z will be broken. LBJ is breaking the youngest to score x amount of points thresholds. In fact, my point is indisputable.

      Shaq and Hakeem were just examples. Btw, Shaq had 24 points, 28 rebounds, and 15 blocks in his 9th NBA game. I am glad our guys are breaking these records. It was worth noting that they are getting a chance to do so at an earlier age.



  10. JewelieLou
    7:33 pm November 19, 2015 Permalink

    Below Deck finale was good. I am really excited about the reunion though and that fact that it is going to take two nights. I think they are all going to have a lot to say.