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New Year’s Day Morning Noon Wakeup

Hello, friends, and happy 2016. I trust you all enjoyed yourselves last night, most of you probably a little too much. For that reason, we’re getting a little bit of a late start this morning, but have no fear, we’ll be around all day to help nurse your hangover. Here’s what’s on the docket for the first day of 2016.

Calipari and the players will speak to the media this afternoon

There are no days off for Kentucky basketball and the people that cover it, so this afternoon, John Calipari will address the media to preview Saturday’s SEC opener against Ole Miss. Yesterday, Calipari posted a Mailbag episode in which he discussed the rotation he’s settled on, so I expect we’ll hear a lot about that, along with several reminders that Ole Miss almost beat the Cats last season.

Check back in around 1:30 p.m. to hear what he and a few of the players have to say.

Calipari spent New Year’s Even in the gym with his son

In case you can’t read the counter, it says 452/501. Not too shabby. Will 2016 be the year Brad decides to come play for his dad at Kentucky?

JuCo QB Stephen Johnson says he has an offer from Kentucky

I mentioned Johnson yesterday in the recruiting roundup, but in case you didn’t read it (how dare you!), he’s a dual threat JuCo QB from California that the staff’s shown some interest in. Johnson passed for 3,210 yards and 34 touchdowns and ran for eight more this year for the Roadrunners. Here are his latest highlights:

Need some hangover remedies?

I usually go with the Advil/water/greasy food combination after I’ve overindulged, but here are a few more creative alternatives:

  • Honey sandwiches: According to the NY Daily News, eating a honey sandwich — yes, just honey between two pieces of bread — will increase the rate of alcohol elimination. Whouda thunk it?
  • Stick 13 black-headed pins in the cork of whatever you drank: Apparently this is a go-to move in Haiti.
  • Hook yourself up to an IV bag: Med students and doctors have been doing it for years, and for the bargain price of $99, you can do it too at the Recovery Room in Nashville. If you’re really miserable, go for the “Hangover Recovery Premium” package for $249

If all else fails, just go back to bed.

The Herald-Leader made a list of 15 Things Kentuckians Have to Explain to Visitors

…and it’s pretty good, although I would argue with #7. How to sound like a Kentuckian:

And just so you know, here are the city pronunciations we use: LOUIE-ville for the Commonwealth’s biggest city, which reeks vaguely of Indiana, VUR-sales for the town to the east of Lexington that may remind you of Marie Antoinette’s pleasure dome and PAHK-ville for the city to the east.

I thought all proper Kentuckians pronounced it “Luhl-a-vuhl”? I even take out that “a” after enough days at home. Check out the rest of the list here.

College football and basketball on TV today

Saban actually smiled!

Alabama made the SEC proud last night by putting a hurting on Michigan State. Today’s bowl games aren’t playoff games, but they’re exciting nonetheless:

  • Noon: #13 Northwestern vs. #23 Tennessee (Outback Bowl), ESPN2
  • 1:00 p.m.: #14 Michigan vs. #19 Florida (Citrus Bowl), ABC
  • 1:00 p.m.: #8 Notre Dame vs. #7 Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl), ESPN
  • 5:00 p.m.: #6 Stanford vs. #5 Iowa (Rose Bowl), ESPN
  • 8:30 p.m.: #16 Oklahoma State vs. #12 Ole Miss (Sugar Bowl), ESPN

College Basketball

  • 9 p.m.: #21 Utah at Stanford, ESPNU
  • 11 p.m.: #25 UCLA at Washington

Let’s end by laughing at Louisville fans

LEO Weekly’s Aaron Yarmuth wrote a letter to Santa before the Kentucky/Louisville game and it was just brought to my attention a day or two ago. In the letter, Yarmuth — a Louisville fan — claims that all three (maybe four) of Louisville’s guards are better than Tyler Ulis. Say whaaaa?

I bring this up for a reason, Santa: I actually expect this Louisville team to win Saturday, and it’s really all I want this Christmas. Mostly, I only ask for this out of love. I love this UofL team. It is one of the, if not the, most talented, deep, athletic group of Cardinal birds I’ve ever seen. They are better than UK at every position, and maybe two-fold. Take, for instance, UK’s starting point guard, Tyler Ulis, who is a wonderful player. I wouldn’t trade any of UofL’s top three guards for him … maybe even top four. All of them are better shooters, more athletic, and bigger (and that is not a knock on Ulis).

Louisville’s guards are good, but all four better than Ulis, who had 21 points and 8 assists Saturday? Please. Louisville better than UK at “every position, and maybe two-fold”?! Tyler and I had the same reaction to that one:

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

14 Comments for New Year’s Day Morning Noon Wakeup

  1. ukjaybrat
    12:10 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

    “he’s a dual threat JuCo QB”
    i nailed this one. said after towles transferred that they need to recruit a dual threat qb even if the only thing they use him for is the scout team, because louisivlle will have a good one for at least 2 more years and i’m tired of getting beat by a dual threat quarterback

    • CATandMONKEY
      12:21 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

      It would be a bonus if he ended up being really good. I don’t care for QB controversies but having two QBs with legitimate, yet differing skill sets could be a good thing for UK. Florida did pretty well a few years back by playing two QBs. Whatever it takes, I guess. Hope this recruit works out.

      Happy 2016.

    • BluKudzu
      4:29 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

      Let’s tap the brakes a little. This guy transferred out of Grambling to College of the Desert. He played against 5’7″ 150LB corners, slow and small D Linemen and line backers. He has an upside, but it is limited. I think he would benefit from a good QB coach. He is listed at 6-3 190 at COD.
      He has had other offers, from UNLV, Utah State, Hawaii and others. Oregon and Washington have also shown some interest.

  2. UK Big Board Update
    1:04 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

    i was tickled to death that Louisville stomped a SEC team in the bowl game. People may someday realize we should have hired Petrino

    • VinD
      1:30 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

      Stomped as in hung on to win by 6 vs. an SEC team and its third string QB? Guess you have a different definition of stomped than the rest of the intelligent world. I wouldn’t touch Petrino with Rick’s 15 foot stripper pole.

    • UK Big Board Update
      2:32 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

      Looks like cats paw stole my name to troll. PU$$Y.

    • UK Big Board Update
      3:16 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

      See, I know for certain that its not me, because I have a good understanding of basic grammar. I wouldn’t type “stomped a SEC team”, for instance, and I most definitely use periods to end sentences. They teach that in kindergarten.

      That was obviously written by someone with a lower intellect and intelligence than most farm animals, which leads me to believe that is was most likely KSR’s village idiot, cats paw.

      And only a sleazeball idiot would want Bobby Petrino to represent their university.

  3. jim111
    1:24 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

    Why did Brad leave Lexington ? Was it to get a better education or better coaching in basketball?

    • UK Big Board Update
      2:32 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

      Too close to the strippers in Louisville.

    • Ha!
      3:22 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

      Says the the troll who can’t even use punctuation properly.

      Louisville fans – they make it too easy.

  4. BigBlueSkyDog
    1:31 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

    I for one, wouldn’t trade Dom for any of their guards. Dim shut down everyone he defended.

  5. BtownUKFan
    1:35 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

    I grew up in Bardstown. We would drive to Luh-vul to do Christmas shopping.

  6. Luvas
    3:37 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink

    They should replace that person’s column with Larry Vaught’s in the LHL.

  7. Big Blue Mist
    4:01 pm January 1, 2016 Permalink