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Baseball Tim Tebow’s Tuesday Morning Wakeup

Tim Tebow’s football career is over but he is trying to make a run back into professional sports by trying his hand at… baseball?

Yep. Tebow plans to pursue a career in the Major Leagues and he has invited all 30 MLB teams to an open workout/tryout later this month. He’s reportedly spent the last year of his life training for the Big Show in Arizona and Los Angeles for his shot at the sport he hasn’t played since 2005.

The former Heisman winner was an All-State baseball player in high school and hit .494 as a junior, according to ESPN.

He will continue to fulfill his broadcasting duties while chasing the new dream.

Some team will take the bait for the marketing aspect, no doubt.


Yesterday’s report out of football practice contained some bad news.

First, Mark Stoops announced that Darryl Long, a redshirt sophomore tight end, will transfer to another program. Long fell to third on the depth chart behind C.J. Conrad and Greg Hart, which is likely the reason behind the decision to move elsewhere. The staff loved his potential when he signed with the Wildcats as a top-20 tight end in 2014, but with zero catches last season and a star ahead of him in the rotation, Long will leave Lexington for another opportunity.

The loss of Long wasn’t the worst news of the day, unfortunately. Stoops also announced Regie Meant left the team for personal reasons and it’s probably for good. Meant was to be the team’s most experienced defensive lineman in a group that is full of concerns heading into the season. His departure is devastating to the defense and now even more responsibility will fall on unproven youth.

Enes Kanter disowned by his family; said he would sacrifice them for Gulen; changed his surname.

My knowledge of the Turkish political landscape is a little dated, so you won’t get a thorough explanation from me on this, but I do know Enes Kanter pissed off everyone in his home country and his family disowned him over a political allegiance. Kanter has voiced his support of Fethullah Gulen, an enemy and alleged threat to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which led to his father saying he no longer wants Enes to bear the Kanter name.

Enes responded:

“Today i lost my mother, father, brothers and sisters, my family and all my relatives. My own father asked me to change my surname. My mother, who has given me life disowned me. My brothers and sisters with which we have grown together ignore me. My relatives don’t want to see me again.

For Gulen’s work, which has been grown by the tears of loyal and devoted people, not one but thousands of Enes could be sacrificed. I would sacrifice my mother, father and whole family for Gulen’s sake.

I would give my head for this case. I hope my God would take from my life and give it to Gulen. I would sacrifice my heaven and i would laugh through hells for this service. My love for Gulen is more than my love to my mom, father, brothers and sisters and all other loves.

My mom and my father would be sacrifice for you, for this service, for this case. There should be no doubt for everybody! God will take care to those people who are the supporters of this case, God will ramp up! Hang on my big brothers, hang on my big sisters! Hang in there! Let’s not lose that test. Let’s not be the losers at that victorious time. From now on, my sisters and brothers are the supporters of that service in 171 countries. Soldiers of that service are my brothers and sisters. From now on, my family is my Hodja (Gulen) who has tears in his eyes. Tyrants will be swept away in time. Hang on, God is with us. My god will make everything good It’s an indispensable case. There is God, there isn’t grief.

Enes (Kanter) Gulen” []

Free Enes?

Michael Phelps was in the zone before the 200m butterfly semifinal last night.

If looks could kill, South Africa’s Chad Le Clos would be dead. Michael Phelps’ biggest rival was shadow boxing in front of Phelps prior to last night’s semi in the 200m fly, while Phelps sat quietly behind him, in the f***ing zone.

The two will meet tonight in the final. #PrayForLeClos

Paul George still adjusting to Olympic basketball life.

It’s a little bit different than the NBA. Games are shorter, the three-point line is closer, basket interference is allowed after the ball hits the rim, and there are no waterboys, as George found out:

Kentucky and Kansas will tip off at 6 pm on Saturday, January 6. 

ESPN released the schedule for its SEC/Big 12 Challenge and Kentucky-Kansas will be the feature game, as expected. That one will tip at 6 pm and will be televised on ESPN.

Plan accordingly.

KSR is close to home today.

But where?

You’ll know soon.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for Baseball Tim Tebow’s Tuesday Morning Wakeup

  1. Abhijit
    9:08 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

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  2. brandond373
    9:15 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

    Is the UK/KU game January 6th or the 28th?

  3. secrick
    9:18 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

    I read Freddie’s post yesterday and one fan said Stoops should go that he is no good, can’t recruit or coach. I believe if Mark Stoops can’t win at Kentucky then no one can. So many coaches have come and gone and only a few had winning seasons and they didn’t last long. Stoops seems to be doing all the right things and has good asst coaches beside him and if he can’t win then it just can’t be done in my opinion. Go Cats lets beat S.M.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      9:23 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

      Yes. It’s like complaining that someone has only made it halfway up a ladder instead of to the top. That ignores the reality that he started at the bottom.

    • damage_control
      9:44 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

      Stoops started on the 3rd basement level. That doesn’t mean that people can’t be dissatisfied that he hasn’t made it higher on the ladder, but I think giving another year to climb is perfectly reasonable.

    • jdarren1963
      11:59 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

      Most of the fans that say Stoops should go/get fired are not UK fans anyway. Just you ordinary everyday troll.

  4. damage_control
    9:47 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

    BTW- Tebow isn’t going to make it in MLB. He isn’t going to make it onto an NFL team. He isn’t going to do anything else worthwhile in athletics except maybe in the realm of broadcasting. Of course this non-story leads and is essentially 99% of the Mike & Mike Show this morning. IT’S OVER FOLKS!! MOVE ALONG!! It was interesting for a while, but I just can’t listen to that garbage anymore.

  5. inside info2
    9:59 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

    Wow. I was #TeamEnes yesterday, because I thought that his parents were probably pressured by the government to disown him (I still believe they were). But Enes’ response was a little extreme. He might have been saying some of that to protect them, but he sounds a little brainwashed to me. I hope his friends here in the States and his organization are talking to him and helping him through this.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:41 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

      A lot of the stuff Enes wrote is expressed with tons of hyperbole. It’s a cultural thing that you see a lot from Turks. American politicians, too.

  6. fauxbobknight
    10:05 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

    Is anyone else worried that Enes might be going off the deep end?

  7. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    10:52 am August 9, 2016 Permalink