An honest blog. We are not afraid to admit when we have messed up. Today, we dropped the ball. The Red Bull Flugtag is at Louisville’s Waterfront Park for the first time and we should be there, jumping a giant KSR-mobile off a 30-foot platform into the Ohio River.
We may have messed up, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss it. The nonsensical leap is an annual event that occurs in cities across the country, proving that Red Bull does not in fact give you wings. The madness begins when 35 teams take the stage, starting at 2:00.
If that isn’t crazy enough, Louisville is hosting a zombie walk on Bardstown Road. I’ve been a part of the Michael Jackson Thriller Parade and I had no idea how much fun it would be to get drunk and look dead for a night. Word on the street is that they’re expecting upwards of 40,000 people. Bring the blood; it will be fun.
The Coach Cal Fantasy Camp Continues
Instead of being dead in Louisville, I’ll be balling at the Joe Craft Center. Well, I will only shoot around from time to time while the experts show us how it’s done.
Day One provided plenty of entertainment. It wasn’t exclusively old guys; Cris Carter still has some athleticism, but he can’t hold a tune to the guy who dunked it twice during the tryouts. I’m sure there will be more shenanigans throughout the day, like this:
– John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 27, 2016
Did You Miss Mark Stoops on KSR?
Kentucky’s head football coach joined Matt and Ryan at All Sports in Fayette Mall to give the BBN something to look forward to a week away from kickoff. He discussed Drew Barker’s progression and looked ahead to Southern Miss, something Freddie Maggard will touch on later today.
One Week Till Kickoff
It’s hard to believe it’s almost here. After almost six weeks of preseason, it’s finally game week. If you aren’t geeked yet, I’ll have something later today that should do the trick.
A Podcast Update
I’ve had a few goof ups since I started full-time a year ago, but I have never had a trainwreck like the one I was steering on Thursday. From bringing the equipment, to recording it, to editing it, I did whatever I could to make it terrible. Yet, it’s still one of the best things we’ve ever recorded. Please forgive me and give it a shot. The stories are some of the best of the best.
Also, keep your ears peeled for Freddie’s first Depth Chart Podcast, entering the airwaves Monday evening. It will be for football nerds, but it will also be enjoyable to hear Freddie out on his own, preparing you for Southern Miss better than anyone. Just remember: It’s not personal, it’s personnel.
Cats or Cougars?
For all the Crooked K haters.
Regis Meant is No Longer Enrolled
Before practice began a UK spokesperson revealed that Regie Meant is no longer enrolled in school, effectively removing him from the roster. Although expected, you could only hope the “indefinite suspension” wasn’t permanent.
For more optimistic notes from practice, like Boom Williams saying he’s in the best shape of his life, check out these notes and quotes from last night.
Scores from Friday Night Football
- Ryle 34, Henry Clay 28
- Danville 35, Southwestern 34
- Corbin 20, Central 14
- North Hardin 25, John Hardin 10
- DeSales 17, Butler 0
- Bethlehem 14, Thomas Nelson 13
- Campbell County 24, Highlands 21
- South Oldham 34, Doss 26
- Madison Central 14, Dunbar 12
- Trinity 35, Brentwood Academy 21
Another Large Water Balloon Fight
The start of the fall semester means eleventy gajillion water balloons were thrown on the Johnson Center Fields last night. For freshmen, it’s a can’t-miss event, including our own Maggie Davis who saw plenty of celebrities at the annual event.
If there was a Sportscenter Top Plays for Water Balloon Fights, Maci Morris chasing down Bam Adebayo would be No. 1.
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– Alyssa Rice (@lyss_45) August 27, 2016
Don’t Forget to Vote in the Tailgate Bracket
You have the rest of the weekend to have your voice heard in the Final Four of the KSR Tailgate Food Bracket. Wings have a commanding lead over Queso, but the Sausage Balls still have time to come back to upset Fried Chicken. As Diddy said, VOTE OR DIE.
Get Tickets for the Celebrity Softball Game
There are approximately 757 reasons you should go, but here are my top five:
- Karl-Anthony Towns will be there
- $1 Beers
- If it rains out, you get to see an open practice
- Proceeds go to help Louisiana Flood victims
- $1 Beers
Get your tickets HERE.