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Samuel L. Jackson’s Sunday News and Views

HI EVERYBODY AND WELCOME TO THE SUNDAY NEWS AND VIEWS!!!! If  you can’t tell from the yelling tonight’s news as well as views are in honor of the great Sam Jackson who turns a cool 65 today.  Jackson’s career has been one of the most prolific and varied in all of Hollywood  as he has played some of the following roles: hitman, plane snake eradicator, Jedi knight, Nick Fury, shark slayer, dinosuar park butt warner, as well as too many others to name. Sam is showing no signs of letting up with great performances on commercials and movies alike. Happy Birthday you foul mouthed movie star.  Keep playing some of most hardcore leading men on celluloid and we’ll keep paying.

On to the news and views:

The Cats Beat On Belmont

The Bruins  came into Rupp with a hot hand and an upset on their mind before the Cats rallied to send them back to Nashville. Julius Randle bounced back to score a career-high 29 points and grab 10 rebounds for his ninth double-double this season. Randle powered through double and triple teams to finish through fouls and anything else Belmont tried to throw at him. The game was another dominating performance for the big man and a good sign ahead of the Louisville game. Julius wasn’t the only one ready to perform as  Aaron Harrison finished with 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists. Harrison has been a force over the last few weeks and will be a tentpole for the team as they head into SEC play.

Bench Comes Through

From Ally’s Recap 

Cal has preached all year that his bench is his best teaching tool. He finally put the bench to use today, putting in Jarrod Polson and Dominique Hawkins in the latter part of the first half, which gave the Cats some much-needed spark on both sides of the court. Hawkins is the best on-the-ball defender the Cats have, scrapping and fighting for every possession, which Calipari recognized after the game, telling reporters Dominique “gets everything he can out of his body. It’s incredible.”

While everyone can learn from Dominique’s hustle, the most important lesson may be the one Andrew Harrison learns from Jarrod Polson. Polson came in when Andrew got two fouls in the first half and immediately steadied the team. In fact, Polson did so well that Cal made Andrew sit next to him on the bench and talked him through everything Polson did. “[Andrew] can do everything Jarrod did, but at a higher level,” Cal said. Andrew had plenty of time to watch and learn; Jarrod played a season-high 21 minutes today.

“We had to go to Jarrod and Dominique to get the energy we needed to in the game. You know and I know it,” Cal said, adding that he wants to use the bench to energize, not punish. “What I want is a high-energy game. And you stick those guys in and they raise it even more and they sustain it until we can get guys back in.”


I was one of the lucky many to be in Lexington for the game today and the crowd absolutely brought it. Big props to whoever is responsible for the revamped approach to timeouts because that was possibly the rowdiest I’ve seen Rupp for a mid-major game. The Dance Team performed during timeouts, they shot t-shirts, they blasted music that was hip and fun and turned a pre-Louisville game that is usually a snoozer into a rocking good time. The crowd was a major factor early in the first half as loud cheers and everyone on their feet looked to visibly shake the Bruins. All that just means that next week against the Cards is going to be even more wild. I can’t wait.

Christmas comes early 

After the game the team was off to the airport to fly back home to spend Christmas with their families. Coach Robic told Tom Leech they would be back on Christmas day to launch right into practice for the Cards. With school out and no limitations on practice that means Camp Cal can be held and they can finally put in that zone he keeps talking about. That should come in handy against the athletic Cards.

Updated Championship Odds

So now the two teams favored to win it all will meet in just one week. Michigan State and Louisville top the chart, each with 11/2 odds. Kentucky’s chances are set at 13/2 along with Kansas and Oklahoma State. The Cats should move back to that top spot with a big win over the defending champs. Do you think those odds are spot on or a little high?

James Young With The Early Dunk Of The Year

Get Well Brad

Finally we want to wish young Brad Calipari a get well wish as he suffered a torn ACL last night in his game for LCA. The potential future walk on needs to get well soon so we can get him on the court in the blue and white when he graduates.


That’s all for now. Stay safe BBN out there dealing with storms and what not. I’ll be back in the morning for more news in the most ridiculous manner possible.

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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35 Comments for Samuel L. Jackson’s Sunday News and Views

    11:22 pm December 21, 2013 Permalink

    Cats will beat Cards by 5-10 points. I like my team and am waiting on Darkari to have a breakout game. UL will play well, but we will hang around and eventually pull it out…Pitino knows nothing about that at Porcinis LOL. Btw all these UL trolls can GET OUT

  2. JVice
    11:40 pm December 21, 2013 Permalink

    That wasn’t even the dunk of the game. WCS was more impressive than that.

    • Tville cats
      1:14 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      Agreed! Whoah!

    • royal blue
      5:32 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      I was gonna say the same thing. Agreed!!!

    • lonnieb
      11:56 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      Was getting ready to type exact same thing…..WCS was much better

  3. mashburnfan1
    12:15 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Love how Cal is taking credit for using his bench. He only played them cause of foul trouble on Andrew, not because he was looking for energy. Also love the article quote “Bruins came into Rupp with a hot hand”, yea hot off that 30 point beat down they gave an under .500 team in Denver…Oh wait Belmont lost that game by nearly 30. If this group, can’t say team yet, plays like they have been they will lose by 20 to Loserville. Like many on here I keep waiting, hoping, to see this team improve but even after 1/3 of the season we are not that good, and still horrible on defense.

    • Stu Katz
      8:06 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      Totally agree with you.

    • TimeFor9
      8:27 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      Belmont’s starting PG was out for that Denver game and was back for the game against us. So this was more like the Belmont team that beat NC.

    • lonnieb
      11:58 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      the quote was probably referring to how well they shot the 3 in the first half…..

  4. Walter
    12:30 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Give some credit Andrew.

  5. Saul Smith
    12:48 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Brad Calipari playing for UK? Lol.

  6. Saul Smith
    12:49 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    But I do hope he recovers from his injury quickly and well.

  7. Scrooge
    2:40 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    I just don’t understand how he could let them go home before the Louisville game. They should be practicing as much as possible; 3 or 4 times per day. This is why UK is not very good this season. He is letting the OAD practice when they want too. They are there for our amusement not his. IMHO the starting five should be Willis, Polson, Hood, Long and Malone. They are mostly the underclassmen and should be playing the majority of the time. This would be a very high IQ team. They would show the world the true spirit and leadership of BBN. I bet they would go 40 and 0.

    For those that don’t want Brad on the team, just one word HATERS! He should have a full scholarship because he has a $.% GPA in HS. This site is always crying about UK not recruiting KY kids, will Brad is a KY kid. He is off-the-chain in his abilities. He could start on any team in the country, why not UK? He is a OAD type player. He is the type of player that could play point, pass it to himself in the corner and then lob it to himself for a slam at the center position. Actually, he is really three players in one. Can you say 3OAD in 1 player!!!

    UK basketball should be the only thing UK provides to the State of Kentucky. Why get so excited about Reading Riting or Rithmetic. Those subjects are for the smart people. If they want to attend class and learn something, other that Basketball, then go to UL. The smart teachers at UK should move to another state. I am tired of paying their salary anyway. The nerve of some folks trying to actually get an education.

    • Get a Hobby
      10:07 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      How much time did you spend creating this post? That is really terrible? Too much time.

  8. iucansuckabigblue...
    3:22 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Scrooge is a dumb chicken.

    On Dec. 28 we are going to send all you line beards , car flags, and knock off shirts into hiding for 365 days.

    Go Big Blue! Bring on Hate Day!

  9. Megan
    4:13 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Love me some Samuel L. Jackson. My favorite scene in Pulp Fiction – how can I choose? – is where he drinks Brad’s soda. Drinks the whole thing and stares at Brad while he does it. Something very powerful and intimidating about that.

  10. Kevin C.
    4:35 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Just for the record, SLJ was never a “shark killer” ; he was, in fact, swallowed whole by a shark rather early in Deep Blue Sea. He’s a still the most badass motherf***er on the planet though…

  11. Your Favorite English Teacher
    4:40 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    You misspelled Leach. It’s Tom Leach not Tom Leech.
    C’mon man…

  12. messenger
    7:02 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    You should do a follow up interview with the singing guy from Belmont. Would love to hear about his experience in Rupp.

  13. Royal Blue
    7:44 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    I was watching the beginning of the Ohio State and Notre Dame game last night and Dan Dakich was announcing and he said after a turnover by OSU in the first couple of minutes that he could tell that the ball was over inflated. lol.

    • Royal Blue
      7:45 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      He must have got it confused with his ego.

  14. Stu Katz
    8:09 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Lets hope the cats will be ready, you know the dirty birds will be.

  15. BurnerTurner5
    8:24 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Did at any time during the week between the UNC game and yesterday this team go over the fact that Belmont shoots a lot of threes and you might want to guard them? Falling behind by 11 points and not taking your first lead of the game until four minutes into the second half doesn’t bode well for next Saturday.

  16. Whatt
    8:41 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Calm Down If we were playing ULs sorry schedule we would be unbeaten they played UNC on a neutral floor and have played away from home only 1 other time that being against FIU. UK is battle tested and Cal is 5-1 against Louisville since being at UK .UK 80 UL 70.

    • harry
      9:29 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      while I agree to your about scheduling, we lost the away battles Even at home it seems hard to beat down teams(final scores are not indicative of how game was played). Then there is a match up problem with the cards, free throw issues, turnovers, and speed. In summary I dont feel good about this game.

  17. Sam
    8:44 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    We just struggled to beat Belmont at home and now you’re still trying to sell national title? Good lord

  18. Harsh Reality
    9:04 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Cal is not a coach.

    • Come on
      10:19 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      Did you forget about 2012?
      How about adjusting style of play every year to fit current players?
      How about taking multiple new “stars ” every year and winning?
      Elite 8, final 4 , championship. No school has had that kind of success
      Using new players every year. No #1 class has that kind of record in the
      First year. What coach has not had at least one year like we had
      Last year? Pitino has had a decade of them, Donavon, ChrissShesski
      also. Cal 3 Pitino 1, I’m betting on Cal .

  19. RahRah
    9:52 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    I’m glad the kids get to spend some time at home for Christmas.

  20. tyrus
    9:53 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    During the pre-game radio show, all agreed that D. Willis would see plenty of playing time. What happened?

  21. ukjonny9
    10:03 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Wow. The idiot trolls wake up early on Sundays.

    • Worship Prep
      10:10 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

      Agreed, ukjonny9. They are exorcising their demons before attending their favorite houses of worship.

  22. $1.75 Tacos?
    11:04 am December 22, 2013 Permalink

    I do not think that UL or UK has shown anything to make me think they could win a NCAA title.

  23. Umm...
    12:03 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Ummm, pretty sure it was Tyler who wrote the recap, not Ally.

  24. George
    2:23 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    The comment about Rupp being loud regnited my pet peeve about the place. at Memorial the CLs used a chant- “Rip em up, tear em up. give em hell wildcats” during TOs. It took me a while to realize why Rupp seemed dead during timeouts, til I figured out what had changed. You want LOUD, which we need at times, BRING BACK THE CHANT!!!!. Susan Cox et al can teach em.