As you all surely know by now, I’m a huge “Friday Night Lights” fan, so when I saw this clip floating around yesterday, I knew I had to share it. Michael B. Jordan portrayed Vince Howard on the show, and is currently promoting his new movie “Creed,” a spin-off of the “Rocky” series in which he plays Apollo Creed’s son. I love Rocky and Jordan, so that is definitely on my Fandango To-Do list for the holidays.
Anyways, Jordan was on “The Dan Patrick Show” earlier this week to promote the movie, and Patrick asked him to step back into character as Vince. The show left Vince’s fate up in the air — last we saw him, he was the quarterback of the Dillon Panthers superteam after West Dillon and East Dillon merged. In our new fictional world, courtesy of Dan Patrick, we now know Vince committed to Michigan State:
You’re rusty, Jordan. Vince totally would have thanked Coach Taylor and Jess.
Let’s go over the day’s schedule, because it’s a busy one.
The Cats take on Wright State at 8 p.m.
We’ll get our first glance at the Cats after the big win over Duke. Should we expect a hangover? Probably, although Wright State’s currently 1-2 with losses to Cal State Northridge and Northern Illinois so far this season. They’re ranked 135th in the RPI; for comparison, NJIT is 117th; for laughs, Louisville is 142nd!
We’ll have more on the Raiders this afternoon. The game’s on the SEC Network at 8 p.m., which means the KSR Pregame Show will start at 5:30 p.m. If you to make your Friday night that much better and see the Cats in person, unclaimed student tickets are still available.
The football team wraps up preparations for Charlotte
Is Drew Barker’s first start enough to get fans to the Charlotte game tomorrow night? I’m guessing no. If last week’s humiliating loss to Vanderbilt wasn’t enough, the forecast looks cold, and potentially rainy. Yuck.
Regardless, Stoops said he’s seen a spark in practice after naming Barker the starter.
“I have, I have. I’ve seen guys staying and working a little extra, just trying to again focus on the details and the little things that make a difference.”
“For the first time he has the reins,” Stoops said of Drew. “Just the leadership and the ability to go out there and command the huddle. I hope he’s more comfortable. He seems more comfortable and more confident. I’m excited to watch him play. I know the team is and I know Drew is. He’s worked hard.”
Here’s a great response to Arkansas fans’ saltiness over Malik Monk
In case you’ve been in a cave, Malik Monk chose the Cats over his home state Razorbacks on Wednesday morning, causing a total meltdown in Arkansas. Fans — and some Arkansas media — reacted horribly, for which The Sporting News’ Kami Mattioli took them to task:
Let’s keep it real here, Arkansas fanatics: Malik Monk owes you nothing. He does not owe you his college career. He does not owe you a commitment to the hometown program. He does not even owe you a thank you for your support, but he gave that to you on Twitter because he’s a courteous kid.
How about instead of being bitter about a 17-year-old young man’s choice, you recognize and appreciate that because of guys like Monk and Bobby Portis, the state of Arkansas is a place where such high-caliber talent is cultivated? How about you recognize that that’s something to be proud of, whether those top prospects choose the hometown program or opt to spread their wings?
Preach, Kami. Read the rest of her piece by clicking here.
Speaking of Malik Monk, he did this last night
Malik Monk finishing off an alley-oop pic.twitter.com/y0Wj4Ymhcy
– Trey Schaap (@trey1037TheBuzz) November 20, 2015
Just two of his 34 points. As Calipari would say, “WHAT?!”.
Anyone listen to Adele’s 25 in its entirety yet?
Besides Drew Franklin, I mean? I preordered the album and haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet this morning, but as soon as I get just enough caffeine in me that I need a downer, I’m on it. Things could get real emotional around the KSR office this afternoon.
The High School Playoff Quarterfinals are tonight
Get ready with the schedule BTI posted in the post directly below this one and the in-depth preview Trey Huntsman posted last night. Go Ads!
KSR is live from Kennedy’s
Today’s show is taking place at Kennedy’s Wildcat Den (405 S Limestone), so get on down there and enjoy the show.