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Let’s Do This Saturday Morning Wakeup

Wake up, everybody. It’s Saturday. It’s time to carpe the diem.

I overslept a little bit so we’re going to have to hit this pretty quickly. It doesn’t help that there’s not a lot going on right now, but Mama always said you have to do the best with what God gave you.

So I’m going to let out a big yawn and put some words on the internet to kick this day off here on KSR…


Jamal Murray is going for the gold medal today.

Murray will play his fifth game in five days as Canada goes for the gold against Brazil later today. Last night the Canadians upset the United States in the semifinal to reach the Pan Am ‘ship. Murray was the star of that game, scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. It was his show and no one was interrupting it. My man was unstoppable.

Like Matt wrote last night, it was really bizarre actively rooting against the Americans. Gotta back the Cat, though.

Here’s what Murray has done through four games:

vs. Dominican Republic: 12 points (5/7), two assists, two rebounds
vs. Argentina: 20 points (6/15), one assist, two rebounds
vs. Mexico: 14 points (6/9), two assists, five rebounds
vs. United States: 22 points (8/18), six assists, four rebounds

DeMarcus Cousins is in Israel to boycott Israel.

According to this website, the trip is part of an effort to fight the international movement to boycott Israel, led by his Kings teammate, Omri Casspi.  Rudy Gay, Caron Butler, Chandler Parsons, Tyreke Evans and Iman Shumpert are also there for two events with Israeli basketball teams. The NBA approved the trip.

Pretty random, right? Read about it here.

Skip-Bo is awesome.

I grew up playing Skip-Bo at my grandparents’ house and had completely forgotten about the game until my dear friend Abigail broke out the Skip-Bo cards last night. I don’t know if Skip-Bo is a thing in your househould, but it will be making a comeback in mine. I’m not ashamed to say we played until early in the morning. (Like a few hours ago.)

This is the last weekend of July recruiting period. 

Calipari has today and tomorrow to evaluate the 2016 class and then it’s back to Lexington. He’ll be in and out of gyms these next two days to see check out his targets one last time, or in Cal’s case, be seen by his targets.

More on that grind throughout the day.

Tonight is Mark Stoops’ bourbon and cigar event.

Anyone going?

See you there.


That’s about all I got. Back to bed.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Let’s Do This Saturday Morning Wakeup

  1. Brian
    8:04 am July 25, 2015 Permalink


  2. Steve
    8:25 am July 25, 2015 Permalink

    Might want to rewrite the headline about DeMarcus. He’s in Israel with a group of players to fight the boycott of Israel. Good for him.

    • Seymore Butts
      9:59 am July 25, 2015 Permalink

      Don’t think Drew knows what boycott is. He thought the way to boycott Pappa John’s is to order two large pizzas from them every day

    • SADmaninKY
      10:40 am July 25, 2015 Permalink

      Yep, Drew, you might want to reread the article about Boogie and then rewrite your headline. They are NOT there to boycott Israel. They are there to protest the growing boycotts against Israel, the US’s only true ally in the region. Our president is doing his best to hand them over to the muslim countries around them.

  3. proofread
    11:26 am July 25, 2015 Permalink

    Proofread and use a dictionary please. Google works as well.

    Go cats.

  4. catfan4life
    12:24 pm July 25, 2015 Permalink

    Israel is not our “true friend”. They spy on us. They spend a lot of money (our money) infiltrating our government officials. They continually meddle in our government affairs in various ways including dis-information about themselves and underminig our president using rightwing outlets. They use us and want us to enter war which means killing of many American lives not to mention trillions spent.

    Let them come to terms with their neighbors and if they need money let them get it from the 7 richest families in the world who are Jewish. Additionally, they aren’t Christian and never will be. Our unwavering support for them is part of the reason for 9/11.

    • David Duke
      2:33 pm July 25, 2015 Permalink

      Go Cats

    • Full court press?
      4:22 pm July 25, 2015 Permalink

      Your comments on use of the press in both half and full court scenarios are quite on point!

  5. Tampa Satchel
    5:49 pm July 25, 2015 Permalink

    All religions suck. Especially the three monotheistic ones sprouted from the middle east. Too bad we can’t put all three in a loser get out of town cage match and accidentally lose the key.