The greatest author in the history of fictional literature celebrates his 72nd birthday today. I’m talking about R.L. Stein, the man behind the Goosebumps series of children’s horror fiction novels.
As the owner of every single Goosebumps book from the original series — all 62 of them and some of the terrible ones that followed — I will be celebrating Stein’s birthday by drinking monster blood in my Camp Nightmare t-shirt and getting revenge on the lawn gnomes. I may even take a walk around Fever Swamp before the scarecrow walks at midnight, who knows.
I do know that, next week, I will be the first in line to see the new Goosebumps movie:
Pretty pumped about that one.
And while we’re on the subject, I’ll go ahead and admit the last book I read from start to finish was a Goosebumps book, about 15 years ago. (I’m not a big reader.)
Happy Birthday to my favorite author!
Karl-Anthony Towns shined in NBA preseason debut.
Towns saw his first NBA action last night against the Oklahoma City Thunder and it was a great start to the No. 1 pick’s career. He scored 18 points with five rebounds and two blocks in the loss to the Thunder. Most of his night was spent battling inside with another former Cat in Enes Kanter.
Willie Cauley-Stein said playing for the Kings is the same as playing for Kentucky.
“It’s pretty much the same as at Kentucky, for real,” he told the media, after last night’s game against Phoenix. “It’s the same offense, it’s the same defense. Now it’s just better players, bigger bodies. You just got to learn how to play with them.”
Cauley-Stein had eight points, seven rebounds and three blocks against the Suns in a game that featured seven former Wildcats.
Willie Cauley-Stein: 8 pts, 7 reb, 3 blks
DeMarcus Cousins: 15 pts, 8 reb
Rajon Rondo: 5 pts, 5 ast, 5 to
Devin Booker: 6 pts, 3 reb
Eric Bledsoe: 13 pts, 4 ast, 4 stl
Brandon Knight: 19 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast
Archie Goodwin: 3 pts, 2 ast
The Wildcat Play of the Game was Rondo hitting Cauley-Stein for a slam:
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 8, 2015
Remember that time Rick Pitino took his Boston basketball team to the strip club?
The Courier-Journal’s Tim Sullivan does. He reminded everyone of that alleged trip from a 25-year old book, “Raw Recruits.”
According to the 1990 book written by Alexander Wolff and Armen Keteyian, Pitino’s Boston University team made at least one unscheduled stop following a road game for adult entertainment.
“After one upset victory at Rhode Island,” the book says, “Pitino was so juiced he ordered the team bus to stop at a strip joint on the way back to campus. There he led his players in wolf whistles, even disbursing dollar bills so they could stuff them into the dancers’ G-strings.” [Courier-Journal]
Louisville spokesman Kenny Klein, after speaking to Pitino, said yesterday, “It never happened. The team walked in to get food, thinking it was a restaurant. They found out it wasn’t and walked out.”
Yeah, okay. Because it’s so hard to identify a strip club.
Did you listen to the KSR football podcast yesterday?
I feel like we say this every week, but I think it’s the best one yet. It is by the far the goofiest with Freddie Maggard, of all people, leading the off-topic discussion. He is alone at home this week and shared more of himself than any of us ever knew or could’ve imagined. Definitely give it a listen. There is good football talk in there, too.
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Dick Cady will be a guest on Kentucky Sports Radio radio this morning.
The author of Breaking Cardinal Rules will call in to KSR to talk about the book, the allegations, and why we should believe everything. That is must-hear radio for Kentucky fans.