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Wednesday’s Top 10: Getting over that hump

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:

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:

Items Number of Points Number of First
Bobby Knight 26611 1227
Pat Forde 25228 880
John Chaney 14166 509
John Feinstein 12355 401
Rick Pitino 10950 238
Jeff Goodman 10364 99
Pete Thamel 9343 115
Jim Calhoun 9227 133
Dan Shaughnessy 8254 145
Dana O’Neil 1036 3

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?

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.

19 Comments for Wednesday’s Top 10: Getting over that hump

  1. runningunnin.454
    9:26 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Plant rosemary, catnip, marigolds, lemongrass, and especially lavender in your yard to get rid of mosquitoes. We live “out in the country” on a wooded property, and we never see them.

  2. Duff86
    9:32 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Whatever it takes for LSU to attract debtors, right?

  3. Ben27
    9:36 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Not sure Langford will ever get past his back problems, no matter where he chooses to go! Great player who may never see the floor. Quite a risk for a one and done! Only time will tell, not much help for the U19 team.

  4. Realme
    9:46 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    There’s probably standing water in your neighborhood that needs to be taken care of. But definitely start watering earlier. Dusk / Dawn is your worst time. I’m a fellow mosquito target. You can actually build up an immunity to your regional mosquitos, so after this batch of bites passes, the welts may calm down some. Also, if you go out and think you might have been bit, wash off immediately to reduce the impact.

  5. GoBigBlu
    9:47 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Cal and company are going to be in a tough recruiting position for 2018. With this class especially, I don’t think anyone knows who will be staying or going at the end of this upcoming season. I wouldn’t think many top recruits would want to commit to UK when there could be a logjam at their particular position. This is going to be a tough jigsaw puzzle to work out in the next year and hopefully finding the right pieces.

  6. phantompain
    10:31 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    While Chaney went after Cal hard, it isn’t accurate to call him a hater. This article points out at the end that they have become friends since that crazy day:

    • BTownUKFan
      11:31 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

      I eliminated anyone that is a non-factor which takes out Chaney, Thamel, Calhoun, O’neil and Feinstein. I think Shaughessey’s hate is real, Forde’s hate for the UK program pre-dates Calipari’s arrival by many years but definitely is a strong second. Goodman dislikes UK and Calipari but is not bright enough to articulate his hate in a way that you feel the passion, he got a distant third. Knight is pretty much a non-factor, you could throw him or Pitino in at #4.

  7. theWilkman
    10:55 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    If you live in the city, try contacting pest control and reporting it as a problem. I actually asked my bug guy yesterday about this to see if he could spray our yard, and he said I pay for mosquito control with my taxes (granted I live in KY but it’s worth a try). His recommendation, as crazy as it sounds, was to report that you have a ton of mosquitoes and saw a bird fall out of the sky dead because they will worry it’s West Nile and will send someone out.

    • theWilkman
      10:55 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

      If you do it, please report your results. I’m thinking of doing it myself!

  8. CATSfaninColorado
    11:02 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Lot’s of Mosquitos in Louisville. My Fiancee is getting bit a lot but luckily they don’t like zee taste of my blood.

  9. Nashville Cat Mama
    11:14 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Instead of stinky sticky bug spray, try the Thistle Farms product. Less stinky, less sticky. My daughter treated her yard in Smyrna and it’s working pretty well. Or you could just stay in the air-conditioning, Given the forecast for the next couple of days here, that might be the best immediate option

  10. 3Goggles
    11:27 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Mosquito’s are worse this year since we didnt get a really good freeze this past winter. The freezes help to kill off insects as natures population control. #TheMoreYouKnow

  11. Mathlete
    11:39 am July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Benadryl cream works to get rid of the welts quickly (the swelling is due to an allergic reaction). Also, dumping out the standing water is great but if your neighbors have any standing water at all (they only need a teacup of water to breed up to 10,000 mosquitoes) you’ll probably still have problems unless you have someone spray your yard

  12. landongw
    12:08 pm July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Eat a clove of garlic every day. I was Just like you. They love me and i get get huge welts, but when I ate a clove of garlic they stopped biting me.

    • TBW3011
      12:30 pm July 19, 2017 Permalink

      Because you stink. Unfortunately people can smell too.

  13. doobie brother
    1:29 pm July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Try vanilla extract. It seems to work for me.

  14. sardiscat
    1:33 pm July 19, 2017 Permalink

    Put Skin So Soft on your exposed skin. Mosquitoes are thick on Myrtle Beach golf courses. My vacation group puts on SSS before we tee off and don’t get a mosquito on us the entire round. Reportedly the Army issued SSS to the troops during WWII for the same purpose. Put used tea bags on new bites. May have to do it twice a couple hours apart, but it will end the itching from that bite. The theory is that the tannin in the tea draws out whatever it is the mosquito puts in you that causes the itch. I can’t vouch for the theory, but the tea bags work.