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Teddy Bridgewater’s Wednesday Morning Wakeup

It’s not every day that we praise a former Louisville player, but some things are bigger than rivalries. Yesterday, former UofL and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and a torn ACL when he went down during a non-contact drill at practice. The injury was apparently so gruesome that Bridgewater’s teammates became sick after seeing it and dropped to their knees in prayer, but fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Bridgewater will miss the 2016 season, but is expected to make a full recovery.

I’m sure the Louisville trolls in the comments will roll their eyes at this, but Teddy is one of the few Louisville players I couldn’t help but like because he genuinely seems like a nice guy and a class act. I think former UK lineman Matt Smith put it best on Twitter last night:

Teddy, you may have been a rival on the field, but know that the entire Commonwealth — Cats and Cards alike — are rooting for you in your recovery. As the kids say, minor setback for a major comeback.

We are one day closer to kickoff, so lots to talk about. Let’s go over today’s agenda, shall we?

Dorian Baker’s being held out of practice

One slightly alarming news note from yesterday’s practice: according to Eddie Gran, star wide receiver Dorian Baker has been held out of practice for the past ten days for a hamstring injury. We’ve known about the injury for a while, but Gran’s comments last night sparked some doubts that Baker will be ready to roll for Saturday’s opener vs. Southern Miss.

“Well, I haven’t seen him in the last 10 days, so up until then — I guess it hasn’t been 10 days,” Gran said, via the Courier-Journal. “I can’t even remember now. I don’t know what day it is. Up until he was out for a few days? He was as good as we got.”

Both Baker and redshirt freshmen Tavin Richardson were listed as starters at one of the wide receiver slots on Monday’s depth chart, and Baker insists the staff is just holding him out of practice for precautionary measures. I sure hope so.

This evening, DJ Eliot and the defense will address reporters after practice, so check back tonight for news, notes, and quotes.

Mark Stoops will be on the SEC Coaches Teleconference this afternoon

Around 2 p.m., Mark Stoops will take his turn on the first SEC Coaches Teleconference of the season. I’ll be on the call to bring you his remarks, as well as to hear which reporters forget to turn their phone on mute. Someone always does.

The stage is set up for Saturday’s pregame concert


Larry Vaught took this picture of the new stage set up in the plaza between the football training center and Gate 12 of the stadium, which is where this season’s pregame concerts will take place. The Jordan English Band kicks things off this week, and will go on after the first Cat Walk and play until 30 minutes before kickoff (so, roughly 7 p.m.). That means they’ll be playing during the second Cat Walk, when the players leave the training center to head into the stadium about 75 minutes before kickoff. Personally, I think that second Cat Walk has potential to be even cooler than the first, so before you head into the stadium, go to the plaza between the training center and stadium to see the players go in wearing all their gear.

Bret Bielema’s dogs are just like yours!

Mark Stoops often makes fun of his friend Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema for his two small Yorkies, and last night, Stoops got more fodder when Bielema posted this picture of a big mess the pups made that anyone who’s ever owned a dog can relate to:

But they look so innocent!

A new episode of The OTT Podcast drops

Last night, Funkhouser’s CM Tomlin and KSR favorite Fake Barney joined me to break down the best football movies heading into the first weekend of the season. There were some hysterical matchups — Draft Day vs. Rudy?! — but I think you’ll be pleased with the winner. Look for the podcast at some point this afternoon.

The winner of the KSR Tailgate Challenge is…WINGS!

It was a long, hard road, but wings beat out BBQ chicken, brats, pulled pork, queso, and fried chicken for the title of Best Tailgate Food. In fact, the championship wasn’t even close, with wings beating out fried chicken 69% to 31%. As someone who was behind wings all the way, I full support the people’s decision. Also, I now want wings for breakfast. That’s not normal, is it?

It’s optimist day on KSR

Yesterday, Matt, Ryan, and Shannon outlined all the reasons for concern with this year’s football team, but today, they’ll highlight all the reasons you should be positive about this season. This show has John Short written all over it. Meet you back here in an hour.

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.

12 Comments for Teddy Bridgewater’s Wednesday Morning Wakeup

  1. RealCatsFan
    9:21 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

    Classy post, TT. I hope Teddy makes a full recovery, although that one is going to take a while. A true sports fan never wishes injury on his rival, although when Duke and UNC play each other in basketball I sometimes find myself secretly hoping for a giant sinkhole to swallow them up. 🙂

    We just adopted a Lab/Shepherd mix, and he has been a really good dog up until Monday, when apparently a thunderstorm spooked him and he went nuts, tearing up the woodwork around a back door and window. It’s easy to lose control and go nuts on a dog when they do something like that, but you have to understand that they are not capable of rational thought like humans are.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:00 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

      Dogs do love their Bounty paper towels.

    • Mathlete
      12:07 pm August 31, 2016 Permalink

      I remember the last time Duke played Louisville, I rooted for an asteroid so I sympathize with your sinkhole position

  2. RealCatsFan
    9:23 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

    Still have never seen this addressed by KSR staff – why does the site cause the CPU meter to spin like a clock? It freezes up frequently too, to the point where I have to kill the session and restart it. Is it all the ad banner stuff running on the site? Makes it virtually unusable at times.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:02 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

      I have this problem on the computer at work; posting comments is next to impossible.
      Don’t have it at home on my IMAC

    • Howdy Doody
      11:25 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

      I have the same problems. Computer freezes up or shuts down when ever I enter this site.

    • RUPPS.rhetoric
      1:13 pm August 31, 2016 Permalink

      Same thing here. Never fails. Every time I get on the site it freezes for about 30 seconds and my computer slows down immensely.

    • Rsn2GoBlu
      1:20 pm August 31, 2016 Permalink

      This site is heavy on Adobe FlashPlayer. I find that I frequently have to kill Adobe Flash just to read any of the articles. Other times I give up and head over to the Ashley Madison web site.

  3. BobTheBuilder
    11:42 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

    “Teddy, you may have been a rival on the field, but know that the entire Commonwealth – Cats and Cards alike – are rooting for you in your recovery.”

    No we’re not.

    • Mathlete
      12:08 pm August 31, 2016 Permalink

      Packers fans are cool with him sitting for a while, but I hold no ill will toward Teddy even as a proud BBN patriot. We could have and should have beaten Louisville more often than we did while he was here

  4. RUPPS.rhetoric
    1:14 pm August 31, 2016 Permalink

    I disagree with Matt Smith. Even when he was crushing us on the field, I’ve never heard a UK fan say that they “hated” Teddy.

  5. BiasedBigfoot
    3:52 pm August 31, 2016 Permalink

    I hate Teddy……..{kidding}.