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Facebook’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

Happy Birthday, Facebook!

Today, everyone’s favorite/least favorite website turns twelve years young! Can you believe it’s been that long? Seems like just yesterday we were signing up while not paying attention in Econ so we could stalk that person we met at Two Keys the night before. Soon after that, we were getting friend requests from aunts and uncles and former fifth grade teachers, wondering what happened to the little website we used to post Spring Break pictures that could potentially get us fired and kicked out of school.

Now, Facebook is the worst thing about the internet and it has been twelve long years of statuses, comments and using old profile pictures from when we were skinnier. What a run it has been.

If you missed it a few months ago, I wrote about why I Hate Facebook. Let’s revisit that today instead of cutting cake and exchanging gifts and seeing an entire timeline of Facebook birthday posts, which I assume will be waiting for me when I log on after writing your Morning Wakeup.

To the goods…


Mark Stoops believes his new recruiting class is his best at Kentucky.

Though the rankings say otherwise, Stoops likes his 2016 class over any other group, he said yesterday in his Signing Day press conference:

I definitely do. I believe so. I feel that way. I don’t know where the numbers stack up. I don’t really care. From my point of view, absolutely top to bottom, I feel like it’s the most solid group. I feel like there’s elite talent in this group and I feel like there’s great glue, there’s great players, great program guys. There’s guys that you can develop, guys you that can play right away, there’s impact guys, there’s guys that can change the scoreboard, guys that can get difficult yards in the run game, the big uglies you want. I think there’s a nice combination of guys in this group, I definitely do.

Vince Marrow said it’s right up there with the 2014 class, which was the best in school history at No. 17 in the rankings.

The class is ranked No. 29 on Rivals, No. 34 on 247 Sports and No. 35 on ESPN Recruiting.

Alabama is the top-ranked class in all three ranking systems. Shocker.

Here’s how the SEC looks, according to Rivals:

1. Alabama (1)
2. LSU (6)
3. Ole Miss (7)
4. Auburn (9)
5. Georgia (10)
6. Florida (14)
7. Tennessee (15)
8. Texas A&M (16)
9. South Carolina (26)
10. Kentucky (29)
11. Arkansas (32)
12. Mississippi State (36)
13. Missouri (53)
14. Vanderbilt (59)

Slowly climbing up the pack!

Watch Freddie Maggard relive his glory days in Commonwealth Stadium:

“I got booed more than anyone in the history of this university.”

That’s gotta count for something, right?

Coach Cal still believes his team can do something special.

On last night’s call-in show, John Calipari told his listeners, “We could do something special this year, IF they choose to… I still believe in my team.  I look around the country and say, ‘We can play with anybody.’  I’ve said this all year, ‘We can beat anybody in the country, or lose to anybody in the country.’  You either fight, and play to win or you’re gonna lose.  It’s really, really simple.”

Arkansas played Florida tight last night in Gainesville.

Kentucky’s next opponent managed to escape with a win on its home floor last night, but not without a fight from the visiting Razorbacks. Florida needed double-figure scoring from all five of its starters, including 22 from Dorian Finney-Smith and 17 from Chris Chiozza, to earn a four-point victory against Arkansas.

The win moved Florida into a three-way tie for third place in the SEC with Kentucky and South Carolina. We’re getting to the point in the season where we need to start considering what seed the Cats can end up with in Nashville for the conference tournament. This is not a year where we can expect the team to show up at noon on Friday as the team’s No. 1 seed and skate on through.

I’ve laughed at this Transformers video for going on three days now.

So we’ll end with it here.

Plenty more to come throughout the day…

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

23 Comments for Facebook’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

  1. kjd
    9:40 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    Shame on you for laughing at someone’s misfortune. You’ll be old and unsteady one day. I hope you won’t be starring in your own face plant video.

  2. Big Kat
    9:53 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    What’s the matter with you dude? That woman probably destroyed her shoulder.

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:21 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

      This video is educational in that regard:

      1. Don’t be fat
      2. Don’t fall down

  3. ClutchCargo
    10:03 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    Anybody who would find that video funny is an asshole. Period.

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:22 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

      Dammit, Drew, you’ve offended all the Republicans.

    • Rob
      11:29 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

      Wrong. I’m a Republican and still laughing my butt off. Usually it’s the butthurt liberals that are so easily offended. Good try though.

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:40 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

      I’m neither. I just think its funny to read the hypocrisy. I guess you’re an anomaly around here.

  4. chimichanga
    10:17 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    It always cracks me up when people say they hate Facebook.

    Guess what, your Facebook experience is an exclusive reflection of YOUR friends, therefore essentially a reflection of you. If your Facebook feed is filled with @ssholes, well you’re probably an @sshole too.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:23 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

      The number of accidents caused by tailgaters is evidence that assholes are plentiful in our society. Certain political campaigns are also evidence that there are literally legions of assholes out there. 🙂

  5. Nerds
    10:25 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    It’s just Drew showing he’s 30-something going on 14.

    • somerset bill
      11:30 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

      yeah, what a drewfus… actually, that lack of empathy in a “30-something” seems a little more serious than that. not only does he laugh at what is possibly a serious injury to someone else, he posts it thinking that we will think it is hilarious. and posting it wasn’t some spur of the moment thing. he’s had three days to rethink it.

      there is a headline in the right hand column on this page that i am sure he has been snickering at all day: “woman burned…”

    • Booby Petrino
      1:38 pm February 4, 2016 Permalink

      drewfus…good one…if you’re a dork. #fail

  6. Sentient Third Eye
    10:29 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    I hate Facebook because it’s a horrible idea when you let a corporation (or a government for that matter) determine what are acceptable opinions for a BILLION people. No one should ever have that much power.

    • chimichanga
      2:37 pm February 4, 2016 Permalink

      That’s as dishonest a statement as I am likely to read all day! Knocked it out early.

  7. BK
    10:33 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    I had an obese friend take a similar fall. He completely crushed his arm, had to have reconstructive surgery, and was out of work for a very long time. I hope that you have confirmed that the woman was okay. Otherwise, you might be sharing a video of someone’s life being permanently altered for the worse.

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:20 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

      You must have HATED America’s Funniest Home Videos.

  8. 1473
    10:42 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    Not cool Drew.

  9. The Rest of the story
    10:46 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    And about football recruiting the great football minds in charge managed to recruit the worst group in the SEC. Congrats Mark and company.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:51 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

      And in which alternate reality did that happen?

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:19 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

      Are you talking about Arkansas, Mississippi State, Missouri, or Vanderbilt???

      Not sure what this has to do with UK and Stoops…???

    • Blue_Cat75
      11:26 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

      My math comprehension isn’t the best, but I think 10th is better than 14th. Besides, I’ll take 29th out of 128 FBS schools any day.

  10. Rob
    11:18 am February 4, 2016 Permalink

    Down goes Frazier. Lol. That was a hard hit.

  11. ukkatzfan
    2:12 pm February 4, 2016 Permalink

    I find it ironic that one would complain about facebook in the same article as he put a standard facebook video.