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UK Fans at Chichen Itza want the Friday Morning Wakeup

Good morning, or buenos dias to our friends at Chichen Itza in Mexico. Happy Friday to you all. Who’s ready for the weekend? This person right here. After hanging out with you guys for a few hours, I’m driving up to my old stomping grounds of Danville to see my family before tomorrow’s Women’s Clinic. Might go to Guadalajara or the Pizza Pub. Who knows. It could get crazy.

Lots to do before then. Here’s what’s on today’s docket…

Jamal Murray and Canada play USA

Murray turned in another impressive performance last night in Canada’s win over Mexico, putting up fourteen points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Once again, he impressed, and we’ll get to see him play again tonight as Canada takes on Team USA, who looked pitiful last night against Brazil. I’m patriotic and have the American flag gear to prove it, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t cheering for Murray and his fellow Canucks tonight at 6 p.m.

Here are Murray’s highlights from last night, courtesy of our pal UK Basketball Live:

Mark Stoops speaks at the UK Football Kickoff Luncheon

Drew Franklin will be there to bring you any news, along with a detailed review of the Hyatt Regency’s lunch offerings. The event starts at noon and will feature remarks from Stoops, Shannon Dawson, and DJ Eliot. We’ll post any breaking news as soon as it happens, but considering Stoops has been repeating the same stump speech for the past few weeks, I doubt we’ll hear anything groundbreaking. You never know, though.

The final July evaluation period continues in Vegas

Yesterday, John Calipari watched point guard Dennis Smith in the adidas Summer Championships, one of three major recruiting events happening in Sin City this weekend. Pretty much all of the nation’s top talent is in Vegas right now, which means John Calipari will be too. Stay tuned to the site throughout the day for updates.

Hopefully Dakari Johnson calls his mother back

Someone misses me a lot 😎can someone be a replacement son for @pridefamilyservices please

A photo posted by Dakari Johnson (@dakarijohnson) on

Give Makini some love, Dakari!

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Check out my appearance on the Blue State Podcast

Earlier this week, the guys from Blue State Podcast asked me to come on their show, so I did, and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you’ve ever been curious how I ended up with this job or my thoughts on being a female sportswriter, my fellow media members, or my favorite craft beers, check it out.

The Blue State boys requested more craft beer talk on KSR, and although it seems weird to include this with the morning post, I encourage you hop lovers to check out Good People IPA. I realize you can’t throw an artisan beer nut without hitting an IPA these days, but Good People’s is my favorite and probably the only good thing to come out of Birmingham, Alabama besides my sweet nephew Wyatt.

This drone video tour of Rupp Arena is neat

Even if it makes me want them to paint those ducts blue even more. Also, the absence of the 2015 banner makes my heart hurt a little. No matter how many points Jamal Murray scores, it’s still gonna take some time for this blogger.

Thoughts out to Lafayette, Louisiana

In case you haven’t heard the tragic news, a gunman opened fire in a movie theater last night in Lafayette, Louisiana, injuring eight and killing two before turning the gun on himself. Is anywhere safe?! Stuff like this makes me hate the world today.

Northern Kentucky, this KSR is for you

Matt and Ryan are at Dickmann’s Sports Bar in Fort Wright this morning for what has traditionally been one of the biggest shows of the summer tour. Northern Kentucky UK fans like to complain that they don’t get a lot of the perks the central Kentuckians do, so this KSR is for you guys. Come on out to enjoy the show and register for tickets from

Until then, marvel at this picture of the ultimate Louisville fan:

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

21 Comments for UK Fans at Chichen Itza want the Friday Morning Wakeup

  1. CatsBy80
    8:41 am July 24, 2015 Permalink

    those tats look like they were drawn with a magic marker… what an idiot.

  2. meeksfor3
    8:42 am July 24, 2015 Permalink

    I think I saw that dude walking down the street in Louisville one day. Well, I use the term walking loosely because it was more of a legs spread, side to side waddle to keep his pants from falling down.

  3. Billy
    9:18 am July 24, 2015 Permalink

    You know the welfare system is out of control when UK fans show up at Chichen Itza.

    • theWilkman
      9:33 am July 24, 2015 Permalink

      Congrats on getting your picture on KSR! Looking good, lil bro!

    • Billy
      10:33 am July 24, 2015 Permalink

      Thanks bro. Getting a new tat today. L1C8 on my back. Or maybe I’ll hold off a few months because it will be L1C9. Been saving up my money from my White Castle job.

  4. Duuuuuude
    9:36 am July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Murray has the sweetest mid range jump shot I have ever seen!

  5. android guy
    9:38 am July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Isn’t that the guy playing the Joker in the Suicide Squad and the new Batman movies?

  6. mdlUK1
    9:45 am July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Is it just me or does he have two black eyes?? Typical ul badass. lol

    • Mixxy
      10:32 am July 24, 2015 Permalink

      Nah, that’s just from poor nutrition. He spends his entire check on meth instead of food.

  7. Nashville Cat Mama
    12:05 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Awesome interview, Mrs. TT!

  8. I'll HaveThePepperoniCalzone
    1:12 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    I just don’t think Chichen tastes good on Itza.

  9. Dan
    1:17 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Tattoos are permanent, area codes are not. We’ll see how that works out for him.

    • CatsBy80
      1:24 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

      The area code for the LaGrange State Pen is 502. He should be fine.

  10. Mark
    1:52 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Love that you came to Dickman’s KSR—when are you going to get a KSR affiliate in NKY? Can’t always pick up 630 clear in NKY, and the Cincinnati media treats the South side of the river as practically non-existent!

  11. Leuther
    1:59 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Shocking that the Lafayette shootings took place in a “gun free zone” – just shocking…

    • Leuther
      2:34 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

      Right Power!!

  12. NYC Cats Fan
    3:21 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Wonder what his “Before Meth” picture looks like?

  13. RealCatsFan
    3:33 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    If I had some little hood rat like that show up in my driveway to pick up my daughter, I would open fire on sight. 🙂

    • J-Dub421
      3:39 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

      That would just be good parenting.

    • Tampa Satchel
      5:13 am July 25, 2015 Permalink

      If your daughter invited something like that over, then whatever you do, it’s too late.

  14. Diddy kong
    1:37 am July 27, 2015 Permalink

    Is that supposed to be a tattoo of the uofl logo? It’s so screwed up you can’t even tell