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Football’s Saturday News and Views

Nine long months have seperated the Kentucky football team and their fanbase. The last time we saw our dear Cats we were finishing a 2-10 season with Stoops hard at work laying the foundation to rebuild the program. Now the team gets the chance to improve and build on last year’s limited successes. All signs point to an improved product on the field. With a tumultous SEC east maybe the Cats will have the opportunity to make some noise.

It all gets started tomorrow as…

The Skyhawks Come To Town

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We’ve been talking about this game for weeks and now it’s finally here. Kentucky opened up today as a twenty point favorite over the Skyhawks for tomorrow’s noon kickoff. Kentucky has more talent at every position on the field so the spread could be a little bit low. Dylan Farve and Tony Bell will be doing their best to upset the Cats but Patrick Towles and Bud Dupree are going to make sure that doesn’t happen. What do you think the score will be?

Speaking of  the game, there are some big changes coming to Commonwealth tomorrow. Here’s a bit of what you can expect tomorrow:

  • Fans’ choice in music: UK is partnering with four local radio stations to allow fans to vote on songs from four genres—hip hop, pop, rock, and country. The vote’s been going on all week, and the winning songs will be played during timeouts. If you haven’t checked out the list yet, I encourage you to do so. Some of the options are…interesting. I’ll leave it at that.
  • Players’ choice in music: Earlier this summer, eight UK players chose songs they want to hear right before kickoff and fans voted for their favorites. Tomorrow, you’ll hear Braylon Heard’s choice of “Who Run It” before the the Cats run it back for a touchdown (hopefully).
  • They can play songs and videos between downs now: The SEC changed the rules to allow video, audio and music to be played between downs, which hopefully means we’ll see Za’Darius Smith leading the crowd in some chants on the jumbotrons.
  • The mysterious pre-fourth quarter tradition: UK will unveil a new tradition for the break between the third and fourth quarter tomorrow. What will it be? Randall Cobb leading the crowd in the CATS chant? Please???
  • In-game score updates — Game scores from across the country will be played on a continuous loop on the ribbon boards during the game so you won’t miss a thing.
  • FREE WATER! — Complimentary 10-ounce cups of water will be available to fans at stadium concession stands this season. That means you have no excuse not to rehydrate from your pregame tailgating festivities.

EJ Floreal Earns A Scholarship

Image Via AP

Mr. Bouncy himself made headlines today as it was announced he had earned a scholarship to play at the University of Kentucky. EJ walked on last season out of Dunbar and was rewarded for all his hard work in practice with the scholarship. It’s a great story for a great kid with a big time personality. May this scholarships bring about smack-cams and instagrams for years to come.

Diamond Stone Cuts The Cats

Last night, five-star center Diamond Stone trimmed his list to five, and Kentucky did not make the cut. Stone narrowed his list to Maryland, Duke, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, and UConn, dashing dreams of a Malik Newman/Diamond Stone package deal in Lexington.

Matt said on the radio earlier that getting Stone would have been nice but losing him isn’t exactly a disappointment. This class is full of talented big men and Kentucky could be bringing one, or two to Lexington next fall.

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The KSR picks for the upcoming year are in! Matt, Drew, Ryan, Jared Lorenzen, BTI, Nick Roush and Mrs. Tyler have turned in their picks for UK’s 2014 football season. Let’s hear yours.

SI profiles Bobby Petrino

Tha Cards are back in action this week against Louisville on Monday night. But it’s been business as usual for Bobby P and the Cardinals since the two reunited earlier this year. SI went in depth and here’s a bit of what they had to say:

But consider this: As SI reported this story, a source with ties to members of the Cardinals’ football program provided information that was then presented to Petrino for confirmation or denial. Just hours after this exchange, Petrino called a staff meeting and, according to the source, who spoke anonymously because he is still employed in athletics, said, “Shut your f–– mouths about things that go on in my building. Things are getting out. Guys are talking. If you’re not happy, get the f– out and leave.”

Check out the full story here: Is Petrino Truly A Changed Man

See you bright and early tomorrow, get to Lexington early as construction could make traffic a mess.

 

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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32 Comments for Football’s Saturday News and Views



  1. blitzedanddazed
    10:44 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Bobby P. otherwise known as “Easy Rider”. Very Funny.



  2. Gooby pls
    10:46 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Wat teh hack iz dis Dolan, Y u hart gud ol Gooby pls fer, I wuld surly diae fer yu pls..



  3. Luke
    10:55 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

    Damien Harris with 13 carries for 256 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 41-20 win over Whitley County,



    • CardFan502
      11:20 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

      He overated .



    • el hombre juan
      12:49 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

      *He’s



    • UKfan
      6:16 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah, but isn’t it great that all the great college talent scouts are overrating him as well. #1 running back in the nation and UK has a very good chance of landing him. Man, that’s exciting. Go Cats



  4. Unknown
    11:01 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

    I know exactly what the pre-fourth quarter tradition will be. Only one of about 30 that do. It’s going to be awesome, I can tell you that!!!!!



    • Rei
      11:29 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

      Yawn.



    • Ben
      11:29 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

      Stadium wide circle jerk. Gonna be awesome. I’m priming the pump as we speak.



    • UL Sux Dix
      11:31 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

      A public stoning of Tom the Troll? (please, please, please, please…)



    • UKfan
      6:17 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

      “Tom” is really present day Unger.



  5. Coop
    11:34 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

    The Cards are playing Miami, not Louisville.



  6. Unboltedharp
    11:39 pm August 29, 2014 Permalink

    What a joke of an article SI. The cheating, lame schedules, arrested players, everything a scumbag coach would want and you dance around it. Sad, sad, sad. A win at all costs AD doing every recruit and cheerleader wrong for a victory.



  7. Chaz
    12:23 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

    I live in Lexington, two blocks from CWS. I walked over there tonight around 7pm, walked down Cooper Dr, walked around the stadium, walked to the Alumni Drive side of the stadium as well. There is nothing there but about a dozen RV’s and some empty tents. I wanted to get some photos of the first game excitement but there was nothing. No people, no tailgating. Odd. I thought BBN would turn out better than that.



    • Old King Coal
      12:56 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

      Damn son. It ain’t like we’re coming off an SEC title looking for a championship this year. We’ll be ok. If they start winning people will show up more and more. It’s math.



    • UKfan
      6:18 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

      If you build it, they will come. Rest assured, we are coming.



  8. CW
    12:52 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

    It’s a long well known fact that All College Students hate 12:00 Afternoon Football Games on Saturday. It’s way too early & way too Hot for a college football game at this time of the year.

    Look for the UK college student section to be very empty in Commonwealth Stadium Saturday. Because it’s too hot for many students too sit in the high heat for hours. Also many students went home for the long holiday weekend. Go Cats!



    • UKfan
      6:19 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

      I will be sure to let you know because I live in a little over an hour on my way to the game.



    • Indeed
      9:07 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

      That’s a fair point. You can’t really expect a bunch of 19 year olds to be able to bear the heat. I mean it’s one thing for 60 year olds to tough it out but these are just kids.



  9. Football
    1:26 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

    Let us pray for God’s help…



  10. Renegade of funk
    1:46 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

    Diamond stone. .. chubby kid that’s overrated. By all means, go elsewhere.



    • I was wondering.
      2:00 pm August 30, 2014 Permalink

      I was wondering how long it would take for the “he’s overrated anyway” UK fans to come out. I guess I didn’t have to wait too long. You guys are pathetic.



    • TroLLoL
      4:08 pm August 30, 2014 Permalink

      Troll got trolled. Hilarious.



  11. Money
    4:31 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

    EJ will be a 4 year player. Help the stats and team gpa. That’s the only really for him or any other walk on.



  12. Johnny manzee
    7:49 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

    Was browsing the web when I realized this site was serious about Kentucky football. Hilarious. Stick to basketball clowns. Kentucky football? Ok if you are dumb enough to waste a Saturday on it congratulations Rainman.



    • GrumpyOldDude
      8:23 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

      Gee golly, thanks for your keen insights and total lack of commas. Come on back in March to discuss basketball….oh wait, your team will be hibernating by then.

      Aren’t the Harlem Globetrotters the only “basketball clowns”?



    • Blake Bortles
      11:30 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

      “Just browsing the web and happened to stumble onto this site…”

      Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. :/



  13. GrumpyOldDude
    8:17 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

    Accidentally clicked on a Pete Thamel article this morning…….I feel so unclean now……



  14. JDH
    8:49 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

    So the Cards are playing with themselves on Monday night?



  15. BurnerTurner5
    8:52 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

    The Tards are back in action on Monday night. They’re playing Loserville?



  16. Auntie Em Effer
    9:48 am August 30, 2014 Permalink

    Yay!

    Easy Rider is back in the saddle.

    Bobby M. Effer Petrino @ the controls!



  17. C. E. Pinkston
    12:45 pm August 31, 2014 Permalink

    Uh, they really dropped the ball on the supposed FREE WATER! The cups were 5 oz., when you could find them, and the concession stands ran out of them before the 2nd quarter. The Water Fountains were not working, probably the reason for the free water, which nobody had. BOO UK!