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Courtyard by Marriott Lexington North Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast


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— Happy New Years Eve, KSR readers! Everyone have big plans tonight? I’ll be ringing in the New Year at Skybar in downtown Lexington, the opposite of what the Kentucky basketball team is doing to welcome 2014. The Cats are putting in work all day/night during Camp Cal with no time for celebration, seen here in this photo from @KentuckyMBB:


Free throws and wall sits over champagne and kisses.

— That Alex Poythress dunk over Marcus Lee was filthy. Who wants to see more of that from Alex in games? **Raises hand.**

— The 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for Matt Elam are still moving further and further in Kentucky’s direction, now sitting at 60 percent ahead of Alabama. The John Hardin defensive tackle is four days away from announcing his final decision and confidence is high around the state that he’ll stay home to attend the University of Kentucky. As Chris mentioned in his recruiting roundup earlier today, Kentucky quarterback signee Drew Barker isn’t betting his life on it but he expects his good friend to join him in UK blue.  At this point I believe Alabama would be the surprise pick, one that would devastate Kentucky football fans.

Josh Hutcherson’s appearance in Rupp Arena continues to make national headlines and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down. The photos were featured this morning on Good Morning America and on popular websites such as Perez Hilton, New York Daily News and ABC News. I know The Hunger Games series is big — the first movie grossed over $691 million worldwide and was the highest-selling DVD of 2012 — but who knew his visit to the Louisville game would be such a big story? Move over, Ashley. There’s a new star in Big Blue Nation. (Still love you, Ashley.)

— This video of the Wisconsin football team reacting to Randall Cobb’s game-winning touchdown makes me like the Wisconsin football team.

That poor Bears fan in the middle.

— On today’s podcast we reminisced back on 2013, discussed the future of Chane Behanan, and urged our listeners to Pay It #McForward today by buying a meal for a complete stranger. The response to the #McForward movement has been overwhelming. Listen to the story that got it started and more, online at


Article written by Drew Franklin

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

9 Comments for Courtyard by Marriott Lexington North Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

  1. tdogg40330
    4:53 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

    If Poythress and Andrew build on what we seen Sat, I can’t wait to watch em

  2. Al/in/Indy
    6:02 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Just read that Texas is talking to Strong today!
    Not a good week to be a Tard fan!

  3. imnotthefiveo
    6:24 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

    am i the only one that hears REM singing “everybody hurts” song with the bears fan?

  4. Billy Ray
    7:51 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone know if a Stoops will be considered for any job openings.

    • schwing
      8:21 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

      dunno. think louisville will give him a shot after cholly bolts for texas?

  5. schwing
    8:20 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

    i give effs about josh hutcherson. effs.

  6. el hombre juan
    10:14 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Just curious, but how much did that plug net you guys?

  7. Sorry defense
    10:21 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Say what you want…..and poopoo me …….but that video shows awful…..just God-awful defense by the Cats…….something that has been prevalent for TWO FULL SEASONS now. I know hey are freshmen, and maybe they should consider staying longer to get better………other teams play better defense,. that’s why you don’t see Poythress dominating them. He can dominate kids and lesser athletes….let him play against a grown ass man and he struggles, just like the rest of the freshmen………fire away

  8. Hendo Blue
    10:30 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Hey#7…what you think about the defense Saturday? Good enough to beat those dirty weak birds….you a troll?