On this glorious Throwback Thursday, let’s re-examine one of the greatest plays in American football history.
It’s third and 16 near midfield. Kentucky leads Florida 14-10 with just over four minutes remaining in the third quarter. Many viewers, like myself, were probably thinking back in 2018, “Don’t do anything stupid here. Duffy can pin them back and the defense can win the field position game.” That’s not what Drake Jackson was thinking.
Yesterday Kentucky’s long-time center revealed he could not hear anything before the ball was snapped. His only thought was, “Put it in his head Terrance.” Wilson did just that.
The 54-yard bomb to Lynn Bowden is undoubtedly the greatest throw of Wilson’s career to date, all because he read Jackson’s mind and abided by Darin Hinshaw’s favorite piece of advice and “put it on his head.”
New-Look Keion Brooks
Brooks introduced himself to the BBN with braids. During the coronavirus quarantine he cut off the long locks to rock a buzz cut. To be honest, I could not recognize him upon first glance without his signature hairstyle.
Keion Brooks has a new look. @KeionB_12
(via: dtrain_clark IG) pic.twitter.com/IXK3Zjw6GN
— BBNation ? (@BBN_Nation) June 17, 2020
Two Podcasts on Two Different Spectrums
KSR released two very different podcasts on Wednesday. If you’re a person that needs to bury your head in the sand during these chaotic times and enjoy a sports distraction, 11 Personnel is what you need in your life. We welcomed on Saturday Down South’s Michael Bratton, aka SEC Mike, to discuss how the 2020 SEC football season will unfold. We got deep into the weeds comparing play-callers before SEC Mike dropped a bomb by saying, “Nick Saban has won his last SEC Championship.”
On the other side of the spectrum, Louisville attorney Steve Romines joined the Matt Jones Podcast to discuss the Breonna Taylor and David McAtee cases through the eyes of the law. As McAtee’s attorney, his perspective is unlike anyone else. Romines said before the podcast was recorded, “I warned Matt that I was already fired up and wasn’t pulling any punches, so if foul language offends you, it’s probably best to avoid this.”
Sources Say Takeover
Wait, you thought those were the only podcasts released? The Sources Say gang got together to talk about Olivier Sarr’s waiver chances and what they saw at Skyy Clark’s open run in Nashville. The podcast was recorded not long after Jack Pilgrim and Travis Graf went toe-to-toe on Listicuffs. Grab some popcorn and enjoy.
You still need more podcasts? Donyell Marshall joins the latest edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast.
NFL COVID-19 Helmets
Back in May the NFLPA’s medical director said the league was exploring options to create a helmet that could also serve as a coronavirus mask. At the time, no prototype was released as they worked with Oakley to form something suitable for game use. On Wednesday Watch Stadium shared the following image that is reminiscent of a storm trooper’s headgear.
If these are the real deal, I can only hope the NFL steers into the Stars Wars skid this fall.
Can’t. Stop. Watching.
On Wednesday I dove into old box scores from Kentucky’s previous eight Thursday Night Football games, only to realize one of the most ridiculous wins in program history came on a Thursday in Nashville back in 2011. “They s’posed to be SEC,” followed by Morgan Newton’s self-sack is an embarrassing one-two punch. Luckily enough time has passed and Mark Stoops has had enough success that we can look back on that stupid night and laugh.
PGA Tour Golf Returns
The golf season is now officially in full swing as the tour takes its talents to Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage. After months away from the courses, professionals are clamoring for competition with 113 former PGA Tour winners expected to enter the event. According to ESPN Stats and Info, it would be the most in any tour event since 2000. Adam Luckett previews what’s to come when coverage begins online at 6:45 AM and on the Golf Channel beginning at 3 PM.
KSR’s County Spotlight Continues
Who up Edmonson County? The answer to that question is coming soon to KSR, beginning at 10 AM on airwaves across the state.