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Russ Smith’s Evening News and Views

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Oh man, I can already feel the comment section heating up.  But the 19th marks the 23rd birthday of Louisville All-American Russ Smith, who spent plenty of time celebrating over the last four years, bringing two Final Fours and a title back for the Cards in his sophomore and junior years.

There’s every reason to hate Louisville, and Louisville fans.  Their highest-profile coaches are proven and notorious liars who revel in infidelity (both personally and professionally); their fans are obnoxious for no reason; and that calligraphy “L” is just atrocious.  But some of their players, like it or not, deserve respect.  Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng earned it a couple years ago.  Montrezl Harrell is about to earn it next year (yep, get ready).  And Russ has definitely garnered the respect of the Big Blue Nation for his ability, and his class, over the last four years.  Anybody that says otherwise is either jealous, or hasn’t been paying attention.

So happy birthday Mr. Smith, we’re happy you’re celebrating turning 23, but we’re glad you’re gone.  We’re sorry you had to go 1-5 against the Cats.  And we’re really sorry that the birthday people think you’re Peyton Siva:

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Some news and stuff:

-UK recruits had some fun tonight in the Jordan Brand Classic, as all four made the prestigious roster for the New York-based All-Star game.  Karl Towns had the most highlight-reel plays, including a spectacular half-court, behind-the-back, no-look dime from half court that made the commentators take the next couple plays off in admiration.  But they all had fun, and more importantly, got some experience playing together.  We’re ready for them next year.

-Slow news doesn’t mean we can’t have fun, as DeMarcus Cousins provided some levity today with his response to Cal’s new book, Players First.  Apparently, Cousins was having some trouble completing the conditioning drills in his first few practices, and Cal gently reminded him that if he wasn’t in shape, he would come off the bench and “play eight minutes.”  Cousins apparently found out the story made the final edit, and made sure everyone knew he was “upset” with Coach Cal:

 

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

-We heard it earlier, but Marcus Lee made his return to Lexington official today via a UK Athletics press release.

I’ve really enjoyed my college experience and I’m looking forward to continuing to develop as an all-around player,” Lee said. “Playing in the Final Four was such an amazing feeling, but I want to come back and help win that final game this year.

-Stan Van Gundy said that if Cal headed to the Lakers, he’d have less talent.  That’s clearly an exaggeration, but man, not by too much.  Don’t know whether that says more about the Cats or the Lakers, but either way, thanks Coach.  Sorry Dwight Howard ruined your career.

-UK Football has already distributed 25,000 tickets to the Spring Game.  The cap is 42,500 because of the construction, so if you want a seat, better act early.

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-A bank robber with a giant UK back tattoo is making us all look bad.  And not because of the tattoo.  Mostly because of the bank robbery.  Leave the looting to the Louisville fans.

-New NBA Commissioner “Not David Stern” has grand ambitions to make a 20-year old age-limit a priority this summer.  This is great news for us, as not only would our talent stay longer, but our coach probably would, too.  Cal spoke out over the last week and said that a “two and through” rule would take a lot of stress off of him, and let him stay as the Grand High Poobah for longer than he’d be able to right now.  Let’s hope “Not David Stern” gets it done.

Finally, some quick-hit tidbits:

-CBS acknowledged that Kentucky is dominating college basketball.  Naw durr.

Mark Emmert opened himself to questions on Twitter with the #AskEmmert hashtag, and proceeded to take more public shots than a Tri-Delta at Two Keys.

-Former Florida guard Nick Calathes has been suspended by the NBA for 20 games after violating the league’s anti-drug policy.  Quick question: when did the NBA ban Rogaine?

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That’s all for tonight, we hope your Good Friday has been rewarding, and we’ll be back tomorrow to let you know if anybody spontaneously declares for the Draft (they won’t), or if Cal says something quotable (he will).  Typical off-season stuff for Kentucky.  Enjoy it.

Article written by Corey Nichols

79 Comments for Russ Smith’s Evening News and Views



  1. JPhelps
    10:39 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    I will always respect Russ Smith’s ability… To score 25 points, on a 6-25 shooting night! Guy gets too much respect. He’ll wash out of the league in less than 5 years! Guaranteed!



    • Delk for 3
      10:45 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Russ Smith is a very skilled scorer. If he can shoot a good clip from deep, he will be able to remain in the league. It will all depend on his shooting ability. I think he’s a great shooter and will no doubt find a way to remain in the league for many years.



    • JPhelps
      10:50 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Great scorer for a career 34% shooter from 3 pt land. If I shot as much as Russ, I’d hope I could average double figures.



    • Corey Nichols
      11:35 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Since when does “washing out in the league” take away from a player’s college career? Russ has two final fours, a championship, and is an All-American. He’s had a terrific career, and is clearly a great player.



    • hal
      11:42 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      ummm no one said that it did, corey. keep making bti look great…..



    • Corey Nichols
      11:57 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Since when is predicting professional failure in response to a post about collegiate success NOT an attempt to diminish his NCAA accomplishments or ability as a player? Sorry, Hal, but he was comparing apples to speculative and spiteful oranges. And BTI and I have a pact that if both of us are still blogging at age 40, we’ll get married, so I try to make him look as good as possible.



    • TT's Fake Boobs and Rat Face.
      12:17 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Corey, you and BTI would make a handsome couple.



    • el hombre Juan
      12:58 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      One of the ugliest shots I’ve ever seen…makes Wayne turner look like ray Allen. Have to agree with…whoever…you shoot 25 shots you’re bound to make a few. Kid could make some plays though but…yeah. that’s all I have to say about that.



    • jus sayin
      1:16 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Russ Smith will be in the NBA for a long time. He is a great scorer, extremely athletic, the best 1on1 defender in college and has high character. Teams love to have guys like that on the bench.

      Additionally people forget they got to practice too. He is a perfect scout team guy.



    • el hombre Juan
      1:31 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      I almost crapped my pants when I read that first sentence.



    • JPhelps
      8:35 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Corey Nichols. The NBA is the great equalizer, much like it was to Francisco Garcia, or any Louisville player for that matter. Rick Pitino’s SYSTEM makes them appear better than they are. And Russ’ stats prove it. 3P% career 34.5, FG% 41. When you jack up over 1500 shots in a career, you need to hit more than that. Rick’s system is fast paced, and they hack the sh** out of you to create turnovers. Its perfect for medocre guards, thats why UL stock is overinflated when they come out. Russ Smith is an ALL-AMERICAN and averaged 14 points a game? Give me a break! Julius Randle is a better All-American.



    • JPhelps
      9:10 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      I remember Drew Franklin calling that fact out about Russ Smith on here in past years. His ability to make everyone THINK he’s good by jacking up a ton of shots and averaging double figures!



  2. Delk for 3
    10:42 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    I could see Cal using an up-tempo, in your face full-court press next season with the incredibly deep bench he will have. He usually won’t do such a thing, but you base strategy based on your personnel. Guys like Marcus Lee, Cauley-Stein, the Harrisons, Ulis, Booker, Hawkins, Willis, Lyles, and Towns have good athletism and amazing length. I could see them really making it hard for teams to get up the court and into their offense. Cal could run our guys ragged and always have a fresh and able guy to put in the game.



  3. John Ellis
    10:51 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    I still cherish the Pitino radio show (I heard in passing) after they’d lost to South Florida on Senior Night, when he threw Russ (and the rest of his players) under the bus name by name, cited their fatal flaws as players – and it was presumed they’d all transfer and he might retire. Then the Final Four. I think KSR thinks more of Russ in reality than his coach does.
    Cal will have a Tubby team next year, ten or more deep, with the ability to substitute an entire new lineup, either one of which could blow you off the court – but with more talent, on top of that. Tubby gets so disparaged, but Cal would do well to study film of his Chuck Hayes junior year team and how Tubby would experiment during a game until he found the right mix of a lineup for that opponent. It was very high level stuff.



    • You've Never Coached
      12:03 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      I cannot believe people still praise Coach Smith for substituting 5-for-5 and without any regard for “momentum”. Tubby killed more runs than anybody else with his substitution patterns.

      Please, please, try to help a player “fit in” when you make your subs. Try to establish some chemistry so you can be confident when you bring that 7th/8th guy, or even the 9th person.

      I can’t say Tubby Smith did much of that.



  4. Blumpkin
    11:00 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    “spectacular half-court, behind-the-back, no-look dime from half court”
    It’d be weird his his “spectacular half-court” play came from anywhere but half court.



    • Corey Nichols
      11:28 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      No but really it was more like 1/3 court. But it was spectacular.



    • el hombre Juan
      1:01 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      His his half court pass? If you’re gonna make fun of somebody’s typos make sure you don’t make one yourself.



  5. Hey Corey and KSR
    11:02 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    How about you stop with making fun of people personally. That is so childish and definitely not something true journalists do. The guy is losing hair big whoop. Every writer on this site is a 1 or 2 out of ten, especially hamster jaws Matt Jones. Get a life!



    • Hypocrisy
      11:11 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      So you chastise the KSR writers for insulting people personally, then insult their appearance in the very next sentence?
      “Hey pot, you’re black!”
      -Kettle



    • Corey Nichols
      11:31 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Thankfully we don’t consider ourselves “real journalists” for just that reason. If you can’t see people make fun of Nick Calathes’ receding hairline without getting upset, you’re going to have a rough go of it on them there internets.



  6. DavidH
    11:39 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Generally, I think KSR engages in the kind of light-hearted banter about our rivals that makes sense for a site of its type; much of which can be clever and entertaining. I do wish, however, that KSR would ease up a little on Coach Pitino. This isn’t to excuse his shortcomings or suggest that his approach can’t be irritating at times – instead, I simply believe that as Kentucky fans, we always ought to always appreciate and respect what he did here.

    I still can’t think of any coach – not even Cal – who could have brought us back as quickly as Pitino did from 1990-92. Remember, even the most optimistic of us thought we wouldn’t win 10 games his first year. Within an amazing span of time, Pitino restored excitement, self-respect, and then national respect to the program. The same brashness that annoys us now energized us back then. If our job had been open in 2001, perhaps he would have come back to UK rather than going to Louisville – and it’s a shame that his tenure there has so complicated his wonderful legacy here for so many people.

    Yet, if Joe B. Hall and Denny Crum can get along famously now (and anyone who remembers the pre-1983 controversy about playing U of L knows how vitriolic the barbs got then), surely we can heal the wounds with a coach whose “jersey” still hangs in our arena; who is largely responsible for a near-threepeat of national championships; and who deserves a significant share of credit for bringing us out of our program’s darkest era?

    To be clear, I think Cal is a much better fit for our program today than Pitino would be – but can’t we enjoy defeating Pitino now with regularity without pretending we didn’t use to love him? I think that’s a bad reflection on us – and it’s beneath our stature as basketball fans not to try and achieve a better perspective.



    • Blake
      11:51 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

      Agreed. …dont have to love him now but I do respect and admire what he did here still to this day and nothing can take that away…seems like in his post game presser after the sweet 16 he was very gracious in defeat. .



    • timer
      10:44 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      I guess it depends on your perspective. Cal brought us back in one year. Petino took about five. People forget that Petino couldn’t recruit against Duke and North Carolina and Kansas. People forget that Petino was 1-10 in overtime games while here (the true test of in-game coaching ability). People forget what a total mess things were when Cal took over.

      Cal has done a much better job than Petino….

      Petino….Kentucky did way more for Petino than Petino ever did for UK.



    • oh really
      10:51 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      I have zero respect for a man who cheats on his wife, gets the woman pregnant and then pays for her “murder” of the unborn child. Coach Cal is a real man who treats his wife with dignity and his players like men.



    • Al/in/Indy
      11:07 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      To me it isn’t the brashness that has me to dislike Pitino so much, 90% of it are uvel fans…..He made a mistake then to cover it up he made even a more worse mistake, but then the uvel fans reveled into thinking this was the norm. I will always be thankful for what Rick did for UK.
      I remember him saying on his call in show in the mid 90s that he tells his players not to believe what they read or hear about themselves, and yet he did just that even after telling a recruit he’ll be here to watch him graduate, within two weeks he went to the Celtics. Yeah there’s still some heartburn about his leaving, and that was he wasn’t very truthful to the BBN.



    • Jayone
      11:51 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      I would be more inclined to offer Pitino more respect if he would request his jersey be taken down from Rupp Arena and placed in it’s rightful spot. The Yum Center. UK is foolish for having the jersey of a man who dislikes our program the way Pitino dislikes our program.



  7. Russ-Tarded is Russ-Tired
    11:57 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    so let’s get to work on letting his memory die. UK site yo.



  8. Sixand6andsix
    11:58 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Hell lucifer!!!!!!



  9. Ray in Paducah
    11:59 pm April 18, 2014 Permalink

    Nice post Corey. Covering all the bases in typical ksr fashion. Russ is one of those rare ‘ville players you can’t help but like, like Western or Murray when they do well.



  10. Russ-Tarded is Russ-Tired
    12:00 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Also, please demonstrate the ‘class’ you say he possesses Corey? Going to the locker room after he ‘misses the last shot and makes himself look petty going to for a dunk after the buzzer’? Is that it? Is that class? or is that Russ making sure the papers wrote about how classy he is instead of the fact that he took a terrible shot and lost the game?



    • TT's Fake Boobs and Rat Face.
      12:21 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Gee Ward, aren’t you being awfully hard on the Beaver?



    • ukbradstith
      12:54 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      He didn’t even follow through on that dunk , moron. He let up on the effort with a second to go when the game was finally out of reach.



    • jus sayin
      1:20 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      So because he misses a shot and has the down right audacity to attempt a dunk at a buzzer he is classless?

      You’re an idiot.



    • Russ-Tarded is Russ-Tired
      1:27 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Pretty much yeah. But hey, if you wanna pretend he’s classy, go ahead and list all his classy acts here. I’m dying to hear them.



    • Russ-Tarded is Russ-Tired
      1:30 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Let me clarify for the Russ-tarded kool-aid drinkers. Dude is a shameless self-promoter who went to UK’s locker room to make sure that the Louisville Press had something nice to write about him (instead of the fact that he basically missed the last shot of his college career, two if you count the dunk)… and for no other reason. Everyone here is all, “he seems like he is classy”… well tell me what makes him ‘seem’ that way exactly? Go ahead and spell it out. Of course no one will, because they can’t, because he isn’t.



    • Russ-Tarded is Russ-Tired
      1:32 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      btw Jus Sayin’, if you weren’t an idiot you’d know that he attempted the dunk, WELL AFTER the buzzer.



    • jus sayin
      4:25 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Here is why you are dumb. Your theory is that Russ Smith decided to dunk at the buzzer and shake hands after the hands so on the off chance the media cared about sportsmanship he would look like a class act. Aside from the fact that that would be a lot of work for something so trivial… you have also failed to provide a single piece of evidence to support it other than your assumptions about his character which are based on nothing.

      If he was self promoting why did the story of him being in the locker room get picked up almost a day later? Because he didn’t tell anybody! He didn’t tweet himself hugging Aarron Harrison or anything like that.

      What kind of self promoter turns down going to the NBA early, even though he will get drafted much lower this year?

      And FYI the captain of the losing team in the tourney has often personally congratulated the winning team. Including our own captains.

      Like him. Don’t like him. But don’t pretend like your idiotic conclusion is soooo obvious when it is grounded in zero facts.



    • Do whut?
      6:25 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Russ-traded is Russ-tired I guess I have to take your word for it that Smith is classless as you would clearly recognize class if you saw it. Charlie Weis to Santa Claus, “you’re fat!!”



    • Ross-Tarded is Russ-Tired
      9:01 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

      You argue: My logiic makes no sense because it’s not based on any particular set of facts.

      Well: Neither is yours.

      I’m still waiting for any of your lists of ‘classy things Russ has done.’ And you can’t provide them because: he isn’t.

      “It’s normal for team captains to congratulate…” So, that doesn’t make him classy, just normal.

      “He didn’t tweat…” He didn’t have to did he? Because: media everywhere.

      No Do Whut? you don’t have to take my word for it. Any more than I have to take your word that he’s classy. He’s a Tardinal… that BY ITSELF screams that he has no class.



    • Russ-Tarded is Russ-Tired
      9:04 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

      And one more thing Jus Sayin’, if my conclusion is idiotic because it’s baseless, then so is yours. So blow me.



  11. Respect
    12:13 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Much Respect for Russ. Seems to be a class guy. One of the players you watch and wish he was wearing your teams uniform



    • rahrah
      9:44 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Umm, no, just NO!



  12. RUPPS_rhetoric
    12:31 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Bald jokes! Hilarious! So thought provoking and original!



    • Corey Nichols
      1:39 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Angry commenters upset with free material! Unheard of!



    • Do whut?
      6:33 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Do you suppose someday the writers at KSR who feel free to criticize and lampoon everything in the sports world and beyond could drop the asinine, hypocritical mentions that their product is free as if that somehow shields them from criticism merited or otherwise? Maybe? Someday? Probably not. More likely they’ll continue in their childish ways of poking fun at everything and everybody only to bristle when it happens to them. Grow up. I mean seriously Nichols you defended your own knock on Calathes’ hair in this very comment section by referencing the tough world of the “internets”. Seriously dude?! Are you guys that deluded or just that arrogant? Perhaps both?



    • Do whut?
      6:39 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      And keep in mind this criticism comes to you free of charge.



    • Retard
      9:09 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      It’s free and I feel like I got ripped off! My replies are free of charge also…..so I assume you will not criticize them?



    • RUPPS_rhetoric
      9:16 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      I’m not angry just annoyed. It’s one thing to make fun of Kevin Ware and Chane Behannan for choices they make. Make fun of Billy Gillispie for choices he makes. Those are CHOICES. But making fun of Calathes because he’s going bald? What’s the joke? Are you that shallow and unintelligent? I myself have a receeding hairline and it’s not funny. Call me over-sensitive or whatever I don’t care; it’s just petty and juvenile and immature. Matt did the same thing when he interviewed Dakich on KSR, Dakich had him in a corner and Matt lashed out and called him bald. Really? At least Matt had the where-with-all to apologize. But you hide behind this guise of “free content” so it’s okay? You’re a joke Corey. Free or not free, you’re lack of self awareness makes you perfectly suited for a UL PR position. Good day.



    • RUPPS_rhetoric
      9:27 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      And yes I know I used a wrong “you’re”. I apologize.



    • Do whut?
      1:43 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

      “Retard” I’m not exactly sure what point you were trying to make but I’m thinking you might need some remedial classes in irony.



  13. L1C6
    12:50 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Russ seems like a decent guy. I will begrudgingly admit that. Having said that, I didn’t care about his birthday when he was a UL player, and I care even less now that he is no longer officially on their roster. It’s like you guys want the Louisville trolls to come on here, despite the fact that it leads to either boring or downright nasty comment sections. Unfortunate choice to lead off the evening news and views, but oh well I guess.



  14. True Story
    1:26 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Rofl… okay, it’s pretend day. Let’s pretend that Russ Smith is classy and is so respectful of the UK program that he discouraged all those Tard fans when they called our Arena “Russ-Arena”. Russ-tarded is Russ-tired…. and UK ushered in his Russ-tirement.

    As for ‘giving up on the dunk” Horse Muffins. He missed it, yeah, but not because he bailed on it.



  15. Number three
    1:40 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    I hate every part of this post. Literally every single opinion from the writer i disagree with. Stan van gundy is the best sp



  16. Old King Coal
    2:16 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Hey Corey, why not dedicate the night post to our boy Marcus Lee? So far Willie is the only dude to get his own dedication. Poor ol soon to be gone James Young was ousted by Matt Jones’ goofball liberal hippie author guy. Come on ya’ll show more love! Dedicate them post to them young ‘uns!

    BTW I think MrsTT has natural boobs.



  17. Rwest
    2:34 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t care how much class someone thinks Russ has, the nightly news and views should never be dedicated to a rival player. Whose next? Christian Laetner? Shabazz Mohammad? Bibby and Miles? Noah? Heck, lets just do one for Knight and Phelps.



  18. PDXCat
    5:15 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Why is the night post dedicated to a Yard. That is bullshit! I dont care how much “class” you think he has. I wish he never won a single college game.



  19. UK is couch-burning U.
    6:06 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    The validity of the “Louisville=thug” dig expired two years ago, if not before, when UK students and alums showed themselves to be classless hooligans and pyromaniacs. Win or lose, you clowns rampage on the city and burn crap. Pathetic.



    • GrumpyOldDude
      6:30 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      So, we should change to “Louisville=whiner” then……I see. One slight edit to your post above, *win or lose in the NCAA Final Four



    • Drew Carey Sucks
      8:31 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Oh UofL is still idiot bandwagon, linebeard wearing thug U…. its just that UK is now pyromaniac U.

      Did you miss the coverage of UofL after they won the title. Fans throwing bottles at the police… trust me you all do it just as much. But you won 1 title and lost in the sweet 16 and final four to UK…. so not too much to celebrate I guess!



    • True Story
      9:08 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

      LOL yeah, cuz the Vile was prim and proper in 2013. 😉 hell dude, you guys can’t even keep a roaming gang of armed thugs off your premier park with or without a Tardinal win.



  20. GrumpyOldDude
    6:27 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Why are there no actual links for stories on Marcus Lee to the end? Lots of neat bold text, but no story links?



  21. Rich
    7:01 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    For all the haters of KSR…Either you are useless trolls, or you have forgotten what “In the most ridiculous manner possible” means.



    • Reddington
      8:34 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      Ah yes, the mantra. Reminded of it anytime someone criticizes. It’s their get out of jail free card.



    • Rich
      9:08 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      @reddinger. if you don’t like it, why read it? What makes you so important?



    • oh really
      10:57 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

      So anyone with a slight disagreement with the site is now a hater?



  22. Wild Blue
    7:20 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    I hear the Army was going to name a newly developed gun after Russ Smith but had to scrap the idea. The gun could not shoot fast enough.



  23. BBN
    7:59 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Happy Birthday Russ!!



  24. Your Clue
    8:52 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Happy Birthday Russ. With moves like his, he’ll be a favorite on NBA 2k the next few years. We’ll look for him on the cover.



  25. No surprise
    9:02 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    A Corey Nichols article dedicated to a ul player why am I not surprised. Damn this guy sucks and when did he start doing the evening views? Hey Corey I hear Hitler’s birthday is coming up.



  26. iucansuckabigblue....
    9:17 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Ahhh…. the Loserville trolls have all crawled out of the ditches after the second beatdown of the season forced them into hiding….. Kobe how’s my … taste?



  27. Redheaded blue blood
    9:35 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Russ is a standup guy
    In defeat he carried himself well- like a man is supposed to. After what the he and the cards did to Duke last yr I don’t see the hate. Sure the fans on both teams have a retarded obsession with their team. A father of four girls who attended four university’s, none of them ky, I am afflicted when the boys in blue take the court. I can’t sit down the whole game and when James young dunks nasty my pale gingered ass is gettin 7″ of vertical in my living room at the same time. I love my cats.
    But I like the cards…….I pay enough in taxes to secure that right. I hope we hang # 9 next year and I hope the cards kick the teeth out of North Carolina and Duke from here on out. And coach P thank you for number 7.
    Go cats



  28. Welcome To The New Age
    9:59 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    The NBA Age Limit Is Top Priority: Welcome To The New Age http://wp.me/p4pLOr-f2



  29. oh really
    11:00 am April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Oh, he’s such a standup guy. Wow, he came to the UK locker room, such class. Blah Blah Blah. All this talk wouldn’t exist had Louisville of knocked us out of the tourney.



  30. Rixter
    12:18 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Has anyone checked Corey Nichols credential. He sounds like a U of L fan who couldn’t get on at Card Chronicle



  31. pseudonym
    12:26 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Corey or whomever is the moderator of this site, you are a joke. There are numerous posts above calling each other all manner of names. I write a post saying that I feel dumber for reading these and I get deleted.!!!



  32. Silky Johnson
    12:28 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

    I’ve seen more hate on this post then I did at any of the Playa Hata’s Ball



  33. Anonymous
    8:50 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

    These writers have progressively gotten worse. When will they realize that their opinions/reactions have watered down this website.