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BBN in Costa Rica’s Wednesday Morning Wakeup

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Shoutout to these happy UK fans at a wedding in Costa Rica. Even though I’m sure it’s about a million degrees there right now, I’d happily trade places with you all. At least there’s a breeze, right? And the ocean. And palm trees. And umbrella drinks. All we’ve got here in Nashville is humidity.

While the people in this picture get ready to sit on the beach, here’s what’s the rest of us can expect from another day in UK sports…

We inch one step closer to Fall Camp

Fall camp starts Thursday, and for this blogger, it can’t come soon enough. The annual crescendo of hype and excitement has been particularly painful this summer, and at this point, we’re pretty much crawling across the desert, digging our fingers into the sand to get one inch closer to camp’s oasis of practice reports, depth charts, Media Day interviews, and pictures. Drew, Nick, Freddie and I will all be on the ground Friday to interview, report, and Periscope in the most ridiculous manner possible, so as the week goes on, please leave us the questions you’d most like answered.

Another major school considers alcohol sales at football games

Texas was the most recent major college football program to approve alcohol sales at games, and now, it looks like THE Ohio State is thinking about it too. According to Fox Sports Ohio, the school will study the feasibility of selling beer at football games. OSU athletic director Gene Smith estimates selling beer at games would generate over $1 million in revenue. Imagine all the wifi-routers that could buy at Commonwealth Stadium.

Come on, SEC. Just do it.

Will Max Strong and Landon Foster get mohawks?

Junior kicker Max Strong, punter Landon Foster, and Marcus Lee are all close friends with Kelly Melton, a young UK fan battling leukemia. Kelly got a mohawk yesterday, and now, he and Marcus Lee are challenging Strong and Foster to get matching mohawks:

Now I'm twins with my boy @kickinit4kelly !!!!! #WhatAGreatHaircut #SoProud @maxstrong are you ready to join the team???

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I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

I’ll say it: I like Tom Cruise again

To say I was a big Tom Cruise fan growing up is an understatement. I slept under a tattered, faded “Top Gun” poster and was ready to riot when Cuba Gooding Jr. won an Oscar for “Jerry Maguire” and Cruise didn’t. Then Cruise went crazy. Or we found out he was crazy. Somewhere between the couch jumping on Oprah and the Scientology, I put down my love for Tom and slowly backed away.

Until now. I warmed back up to Cruise slightly when he was spotted in Nashville on July 4th while rumors he was leaving Scientology ran amok. Sunday, I saw the new Mission Impossible, and I was really impressed. Even at age 53, Cruise’s still got it and carried the movie well, a far cry from the creepy, odd vibe he gave off in “Knight and Day” a few years back. While lost in the movie, you almost forget about Cruise’s offscreen drama of the past decade and enjoy him for what he is: a movie star. Hopefully he’ll keep the crazy on the down low so we can keep thinking of him that way.

Catch the replay of Cal’s interview on Fox Sports’ “Halls of Fame”

John Calipari was interviewed on Fox Sports’ “Halls of Fame” recently. The show aired last night on Fox Sports South, but if you missed it, there are plenty of replays coming up, including two today at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET. So, flip on Fox Sports South right now and report back.

This “Judgmental Map of Lexington” is going around

I have no idea how old this judgmental map of Lexington is, but it’s making its way around my Facebook feed, so surely you’ve seen it by now. Someone made one of Nashville a while back and it was definitely good for a laugh. I’m sure you’ll tell me what you think of this one in the comments. 11838561_10153511832109483_5069952659832639125_o

KSR is at Papa John’s in Glasgow

And now I’m hungry because I’m thinking about Papa John’s cheese sticks.

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.

13 Comments for BBN in Costa Rica’s Wednesday Morning Wakeup



  1. post
    8:43 am August 5, 2015 Permalink

    Honestly most of the map seems pretty accurate except I dont understand “chinese food” in the beaumont area. The only Chinese restaurant between Versailles and Harrodsburg outside of New Circle is Peking, some tiny little place next to Kroger and Asian Wind in Palomar. Hardly enough to stereotype the area as that.



    • UKnowMe
      10:04 am August 5, 2015 Permalink

      Peking has the best General Tso’s chicken in the city.



    • For Some Reason
      10:56 am August 5, 2015 Permalink

      The Beaumont area has the highest concentration of Asians in Lexington. Rosa Parks Elementary has 23% Asian students, well above any other school in the city.



  2. Angelo
    8:46 am August 5, 2015 Permalink

    Do any KSR people live in Lexington? Where does Franklin reside? BTI?



  3. @BallBlog_Chad
    9:52 am August 5, 2015 Permalink

    probably would’ve put “Mexington” off Versailles road inside the circle … “beautiful horses and fast women” is a good one … not sure what “little boxes made of ticky tacky” means



    • UKnowMe
      10:07 am August 5, 2015 Permalink

      Probably because of the vinyl village that is Masterson Station. Rows and rows of houses that are 5 feet apart and look the same.



    • TubbySmithInventedCancer
      10:42 am August 5, 2015 Permalink

      It is a reference to the movie The Boxtrolls – the song that plays during the credits. Pretty random reference actually. But, that being said, it essentially means what UKnowMe guessed – A whole lot of houses that all look just the same.



    • post
      10:44 am August 5, 2015 Permalink

      Its from the song “Little Boxes”. Basically about homes that all look the same and were built with poor workmanship and cheap materials.



    • CatsFanFrankfort
      2:30 pm August 5, 2015 Permalink

      I think it would be a reference to the show ‘Weeds’ before it would be a reference to the movie Boxtrolls. It is the song that plays in the opening credits for the show.



  4. caliborne_field
    10:09 am August 5, 2015 Permalink


  5. inside info2
    10:26 am August 5, 2015 Permalink

    I thought Knight and Day was an underrated movie. I actually liked Tom and Cameron’s chemistry.

    Btw, what happened to Cameron?



    • Ha!
      1:58 pm August 5, 2015 Permalink

      Still here? I thought you hated everyone that ran this site?



  6. Eyebleedblue
    1:16 pm August 5, 2015 Permalink

    I’m a drinker, on occasion a heavy one. That said, keep the alcohol in the parking lot or in a bottle/flask in the game. Otherwise the family atmosphere will disappear over time and kids will not be coming to games. Will go from the occasional drunk being kicked out to fights, people falling down and drunks kicked out constantly. Don’t believe me? Go to a NFL game or a UL game. Yeah they’re UL, but they’re also family in most cases. Reason it’s not allowed in the first place.