Moving a little slow on this Monday morning? Maybe you’re dreading the work week ahead? Find your inner Bossman Fat and you’ll be a beast.
Here’s what to know on this Monday, July 27:
You can watch Anthony Davis’ Lakers versus the John Wall-less Wizards this afternoon.
Coming up at the 3 o’clock hour, NBA TV will broadcast a live bubble scrimmage between the West’s first-place Los Angeles Lakers and the East’s ninth-place Washington Wizards. However, Anthony Davis was poked in the eye during a Saturday scrimmage against the Magic, so he’s listed as a game time decision and may opt to sightsee (with his good eye) around Magic Kingdom instead. But you’ll get the other stars of Los Angeles and whoever plays for Washington now.
Stick around for the second part of the double-header to see Utah and Brooklyn in the second televised game. It’s one of the only matchups in Orlando without a former Kentucky player on either roster.
The NBA returns for real Thursday night on TNT.
Today’s MLB schedule from MLB.com:
ICYMI: Former Belmont star Adam Kunkel is transferring to Xavier, not Kentucky.
When Adam Kunkel entered the NCAA’s transfer portal last week, Kentucky was considered a serious contender because Kunkel is from northern Kentucky, his dad played football at UK, and he grew up dreaming of playing for the Cats. Then came the reports that Kentucky had reached out and was exploring the option of adding the All-OVC guard to its backcourt for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons (he’d have to sit next year due to transfer rules), and it sure looked like the stars were aligning to put a Kentuckian on the UK basketball roster.
But the UK coaching staff didn’t see the fit and ultimately decided to back off conversations with Kunkel; in fact, he never even heard from John Calipari. So when it came time to announce his decision on Saturday, Kunkel instead chose nearby Xavier for his college basketball future.
Good luck to him.
How many beers for you to fight one person on UK’s offensive line?
The Big Blue Wall looks more like an NFL offensive line in this photo shared by @UKFootball over the weekend. I think THIS is the biggest change in the program since Mark Stoops arrived at Kentucky. The Benny Snells and Lynn Bowdens are fun and Josh Allen is the GOAT, but the upgrade in the trenches really elevated things for the Wildcats.
The Belk Bowl rings have arrived.
Belk Bowl Champions ??? pic.twitter.com/86Ha31UkdB
— Gibby SR. ? (@IsaiahGibson_96) July 25, 2020
It’s the last ever Belk Bowl ring because the Belk Bowl is now the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Kentucky is forever the Belk Bowl champion.
Belk Bowl champion TJ Carter cut by the Arizona Cardinals.
Former UK defensive lineman TJ Carter signed an UDFA deal with Arizona after the NFL Draft, but on Sunday he and nine other NFL hopefuls got cut from the Cardinals’ roster. Carter didn’t even get an opportunity to show what he can do in camp:
I ain’t even get to strap up ?????but whatever opportunity presents itself best believe I’ll be ready!! https://t.co/CnAQ0WraFU
— Tj Carter (@TjCarter_) July 27, 2020
At Kentucky, Carter played in 50 career games with 28 starts from 2016-19, totaling 71 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, six sacks and 10 quarterback hurries.
Shannon The Dude will attempt to walk 50 miles later this week.
Shannon has 20 hours to walk 50 miles for $5,000. He will start Thursday at 10 p.m. departing from KSBar and Grille and he’ll have to make two laps around the STD Trail to complete his mission. If he doesn’t one of our finalists will win $1,000! To become a finalist, check back here in a couple hours and listen to KSR from 10 to noon.
Here’s his map:
New regulations coming from Governor Beshear today.
As COVID numbers continue to climb throughout the Bluegrass, Andy Beshear warned of new regulations coming today to keep Kentucky from becoming “like other states in the South that are facing devastating consequences.”
We’ll learn how far backwards we must go when Beshear makes the announcement later today. #OperationDontBeFlorida
It’s Hopkins County Day on KSR!
Hopkins County is the best of the 120 counties in Kentucky, so tune in to hear about Hopkins County plus everything to discuss from the weekend and what’s ahead this week.