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Frank Oz’s Sunday Morning Links


Happy Birthday Frank Oz. I am really hoping J.J Abrams gives you and us the gift we all want this year, which is to see you reprise your amazing role as Yoda somehow. I know we can all use a break from Miss Piggy and would like to see you back on the screen handing out wisdom and teaching people how to kick some butt. In fact, it is a travesty you were ever(SPOILER ALERT) killed in the first place and I cannot be happy on your birthday knowing you and Yoda will not be back in this next ‘episode’. Now I am depressed.

Well. On to this morning’s links.


–          Kentucky Kingdom is back open and it had an awesome first day yesterday. It has been 5 long years since that horrible accident closed down the park, but now after a full renovation it can get back on track. If you want the excitement of reading about what a roller coaster is like, then boy have I got an article for you.

–          Kentucky men’s golf team is tied for 21st after 18 holes at the NCAA Championship. The UK team posted a score of 8-over par yesterday to complete the first round. Ben Stow has been leading the team with 2-under par, which is a tie for 15th place over all.

–          Avery Williamson’s departure from the Football team is really starting to sink in. This article goes into details with the uncertainty of who will fill his position with the team next season. While Kentucky has many linebackers on the roster, the true heir to the throne is not known at the moment. Maybe we should just wait and be surprised like we are in football every year?

–          A former University of Kentucky women’s golfer captured her first career win. Mallory Blackwelder captured the win after a two-shot victory over Emily Tally in the 2014 Symetra Classic at Raintree Country Club in North Carolina.

–          Top-seeded Florida rallied in the eighth inning to end Kentucky’s SEC Baseball Tournament bid yesterday. It was the first loss of the tournament for Kentucky and the Cats fell just short of the championship game. The Selection show for the NCAA Tournament starts Monday at noon on ESPNU.

–          UK softball lost game one against the Cats yesterday, after a Bruins grand slam sealed the victory at 6-4. Kentucky will play as the home team in game two against UCLA today at 3:00 on ESPNU.

–          Denver thinks James Young is too much of a celebrity for Denver. Shepherd asks the question of how much Denver wants to chance on the raw talent James Young is and the writer is worried that it might be a waste to draft him to just send him to the D-League.



I know, I know. It is a slow news day. So here is some non-Kentucky related news for you to start your day with.


Article written by Courtney Hessler

Ashley Judd is my spirit animal. Follow me on twitter at: @Hessler_KSR

11 Comments for Frank Oz’s Sunday Morning Links

  1. CorntuckyJoe
    10:07 am May 25, 2014 Permalink

    Killed Yoda they did? I thougth he died of old age.

    • Uncle Thomas
      10:22 am May 25, 2014 Permalink


  2. js2
    10:41 am May 25, 2014 Permalink

    There is no such thing as “Denver thinks …” … perhaps you should say, “Some Dweeb Writer in Denver says …”

  3. David
    10:53 am May 25, 2014 Permalink

    The answer to the problem of middle linebacker would best be rectified by planting Jason Hatcher in the middle versus him backing up two great defensive ends. Hatcher is the future at one of those end spots but not this year. I honestly believe he is one of the 11 best defensive players on the team and it is a waste playing him back up when he can fulfill the need in the middle. Hell he is quick, agile and could very well be the next Jeff Snedegar, Wesley Woodyard, Braxton Kelly, Micah Johnson, Danny Trevathan, Avery Williamson. I am saying he can fill the void this year at middle linebacker.

  4. The Stickleyville Slingshot
    12:27 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    Nerd alert

  5. Pointless Correction Says...
    1:06 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    Kentucky Kingdom wasn’t shut down because of an accident, rather because the Fair & Expo Board jacked up the rent on Six Flags, who then proceded to pack up and march out of town with a roller coaster or two in tow.

  6. Doc Blue
    2:31 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    Tobias Funke?

  7. Ugly muffin
    3:47 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not”.

    • Edward Louis Severson
      4:35 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

      There is no such thing as an ‘ugly muffin’. Georgia O’Keefe painted them with precision. The ads for HoneyBaked Ham; pure Larry Flint. Beauty.

  8. Dee W.
    4:25 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    “Kentucky Kingdom is back open and it had an awesome first day yesterday. It has been 5 long years since that horrible accident closed down the park”

    That accident was horrible but had nothing to do with closing down the park. It did not close after that – just the ride that caused the accident. That accident occurred in 2008 and the park shut down in 2010. Six Flags, its previous owner, went bankrupt, and it abandoned the park after the Fair Board would not cooperate to help them reduce costs, and the Fair Board through its shenanigans for some reason wanted to avoid having the current owner, Ed Hart (who was also the owner prior to Six Flags) repurchase and take it over so they kept piddling around and trying to get others to take it on (including Holiday World) and they could or would not take on this project. It would have probably have reopened 2 years ago had they not played these games and allowed the park to go unattended and become run down being exposed to the elements without any maintenance.

  9. Edward Louis Severson
    4:31 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    Something about the line, “boy, have I got an article for you”, instantly lit a replayed song in my head…….and made me, once again, feel: Alive.