The rush for Harrison Twins pictures is nuts…and we will publish them
We are sitting in our media seats here at the US Open (you know you are prized media members when you arrive and they tell you that your seats are in the Media Dining Room) and things have gone well. Drew and I ran into Mike Tirico, who looked at me and said (with all sincerity) “good to see you, its been awhile.” By “awhile”, I am going to assume that Tirico means “forever” as I am not sure we have met. Still he was very friendly and I now consider him a friend. Me and Tirico, doing our thing.
A couple of notes:
— The UK vs WKU game is now only five days away and I am getting very excited. I love the comment today from Stoops that the team could “shock a lot of people.” I am not sure I agree but I have long ago learned not to dispute what Mark Stoops says. To paraphrase Bradley Dale Pevuto, if Mark Stoops tells you its Arbor Day, plant a tree. The confidence in part stems from a group of players that are as eager to start the season as any I can remember. This is a group that really believes they can shock the world and be competitive. Coming from the past couple of seasons, when I believe confidence and self-belief were at an all-time low, this can’t be anything but positive. I feel better and better each day we get closer to the game…now it just needs to get here.
— Stoops said today that they have picked a Quarterback and are ready to go, although they won’t tell the press. My guess is that is Whitlow, but I am glad they are leaving the possibility of Max Smith out there to force Western to prepare. This staff wants Whitlow to win the job…he gives them the most options and is the most game-ready as of now. What remains to be seen is how he handles the pressure and the new offense. He went through the fire of the SEC last year and by the end of the year, wasn’t doing badly. Now whats left is to adjust to a new system and lead the team. I think he can do it and if the decision is Whitlow, it will be a good one.
— Phil Steele predicts Kentucky by six points on Saturday. As you know if you have been on this site for awhile, I go with Phil Steele. The time to make money in college football gambling is during the first three weeks. If Steele likes the Cats, my confidence only grows.
As you know, we are here doing our tennis blogging thing and I hope you will make sure and come and see our work. We started today with a story about my somewhat difficult interaction attempting to pick up our credentials today. It is a fairly funny story and highlights out first day of posts on
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