You know what Wednesday is? It’s Hump Day, and during one of the slower weeks of the summer, that is certainly something to celebrate. Shoutout to Beth, an avid UK and KSR fan, for repping the Cats while in the Dominican Republic doing humanitarian work. Great picture, Beth. This Top 10 is for you.
1. Bovada updated the over/under win total for UK Football
The oddsmakers at the popular online sportsbook set Kentucky’s win total at 7 for this season. We’ll do this a lot over the next few months, but I’m picking the Cats to go OVER with wins over Southern Miss, Eastern Kentucky, Florida (I’ve already talked myself into this), Eastern Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt. It’s still July, so I reserve the right to change my picks before the season begins…but, because it’s July, if my picks turn out to be correct, I’m a freaking genius.
2. Thoughts on the UK Football Media Guide cover?
They’re really committed to that handwriting font, aren’t they?
3. Stephen Johnson, Alex Montgomery, and Lamar Thomas went bowling
The kind with bowling pins, of course. Who won is still up for debate:
Why are these guys so sad leaving the bowling alley ?!?!??? Smashed !!!! ðŸ† pic.twitter.com/yDS7N898J2
— Coach Lamar Thomas (@LamarCoachT) July 19, 2017
Why you lying like that. I beat you all 3 games ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚
— Stephen Johnson II (@stephen_h_j) July 19, 2017
Hopefully we’ll get to the bottom of this when Thomas and other UK coaches host the show on Friday.
4. Nerlens Noel is still waiting for an offer from Dallas
Noel was traded to the Mavericks near the end of last season and it seemed like a good match, but he’s still waiting on them to extend what his camp is calling a “realistic offer.” With the Mavericks still weighing options on Summer League players, it seems negotiations have stalled, leaving Noel in yet another frustrating situation with a front office.
Make it happen, Mark Cuban.
5. Recruiting link of the day: “Why UK will lose out on Romeo Langford”
The Courier-Journal’s Fletcher Page penned an article yesterday outlining all the reasons why five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford will go somewhere other than Kentucky. Basically, he argues that Calipari got in the race for Langford too late and is focusing on a variety of five-star recruits right now, whereas schools like Louisville and Indiana are honing in solely on the New Albany native. For more of this reasoning, check out the link below.
6. NBA rumor of the day: Boston wants Anthony Davis
Who doesn’t, right? On Monday, a report came out that the Boston Celtics will make a “strong run” for Davis if the Boogie/Brow situation in New Orleans doesn’t work out this season. Should they be able to pry him away from the Pelicans (he’s under contract until 2020-21), that would make them the latest superteam in the league. Make of that what you will.
7. This pool at LSU is awesome
I’m jealous of just about anyone with a pool these days, but this brand new one at LSU might take the cake. Check out the Tigers’ new outdoor leisure pool, which is only 3.5 feet deep and includes four bubbler lounges. Kindsey Bernhard, when you get to Baton Rouge, I expect a full review.
8. The results of the Mt. Rushmore of Calipari haters poll
The top four vote-getters in the Calipari haters Mount Rushmore are…Bobby Knight, Pat Forde, John Chaney, and John Feinstein. Here are the complete results:
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Shoutout to the following write-in votes:
- “My stupid cousin”
- Colin Cowherd
- John Higgins
- Shep Smith
- Matt Jones
- and “You forgot that Memphis Commercial Appeal sports writer”
9. Is it just me or are the mosquitoes worse than ever this year?
Mosquitoes love me, which is especially unfortunate since every bite I get turns into a welt. Are they as bad in the Bluegrass as they are in Nashville this year? Over the past few weeks, I’ve been swarmed, most likely while watering flowers at night, and other than soaking the bites in scalding hot water and dousing myself in stinky, sticky bug spray, I’ve got nothing. We’ve tried spraying our yard with Cutter Backyard Bug Control, etc., but clearly it’s not working. Is it worth it to have our yard professionally sprayed, or does that only work when your neighbors do the same?
10. Today on KSR: Tim Couch
The Deuce is loose on KSR in approximately one hour. Anyone else wearing their Couch Browns jersey?