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 Rivals.com 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:
— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) February 3, 2016
“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.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A REAL TRANSFORMER? ME EITHER, BUT… pic.twitter.com/c6ieRC60jt
— NO CHILL (@NoChiIlZone) January 28, 2016
Plenty more to come throughout the day…