Kentucky is home to an overwhelming amount of supernatural and strange activity. Waverly Hills Sanatorium is one of the scariest places in the world, squatchers roam the woods of Central Kentucky at night, and we all remember the Werewolves of Waddy. However, none of those creatures can hold a scary tune next to the Monster of Pope Lick.
The Goatman’s home is near the old trestle of the Northern Suffolk Railway that crosses Floyd’s Fork near Fisherville, KY. Legend has a few stories of the Goatman’s origins. One tale says the menace is the reincarnation of an estranged goat farmer that made a deal with the devil, signing away his soul away for Satanic powers. Another story says that a circus train derailed near the trestle, allowing the circus freak “Goatman” to escape into the wilderness where he vows revenge for being mistreated. The Goatman isn’t like the mythic faun; he is a big, hairy, powerful, and grotesque human being with an alabaster-skin face and long horns. He is said to be so ugly that the mere sight of him causes people to leap off the trestle to their death. It is also said that he has the power of hypnosis, drawing people to the trestle before a train knocks them to their death.
The next time you take the drive from Louisville to Taylorsville, be cautious near the old train trestle. You never know what you might see…
Avery Williamson is a Tennesee Titan
The biggest smile on the bluegrass is heading to his home state to play professionally for the Tennessee Titans. The Milan, TN native was selected in the fifth round as the 151st pick overall. ESPN’s Todd McShay said after the pick, “Kentucky linebackers transfer pretty well to the NFL. They make a million tackles in college.” Not only does he get to be close to his family and the massive BBN contingency in Nashville, but he will get a little help alongside former Wildcat linebacker Wesley Woodyard. The Broncos were the Big Blue defense of the NFL last year but it looks like that has shifted to Tennessee.
Now Aaron Flener has an excuse to actually make it inside LP Field for a game this year.
Mister Cobble agrees to an undrafted free agent contract with the Broncos, Donte Rumph with the Falcons
After the draft drama ended for the day, it was time for some undrafted free agent signings. Kentucky’s DT Mister Cobble got in on the action as he agreed to an undrafted free agent contract with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have become Kentucky 2.0 in recent years, making major contributors out of guys who flew under the radar in college.
A few moments later Josh Edwards reported that DT Donte Rumph signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
More Yahtzees! to come?
Coach Stoops started the summer off with a bang, bringing in three big-time prospects at positions of need in a span of seven days. Stoops isn’t slowing down anytime soon, with plenty of talent in town this weekend to see campus. One of the best prospects in town is 4-star linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. of Indianapolis North Lawrence High School. The Cats already have two outside linebacker commits in 2015 (Eli Brown, Jordan Jones) but would love to add the #5 inside linebacker for a dangerous group of ‘backers in the 4-3 defense.
John Wall’s got some work to do
The Zard’s started their second round series strong with a 102-96 win in Indiana. Roy Hibbert didn’t score or get a rebound in Game 1, but his 28-point Game 2 enlightenment has crippled Washington, which finds itself down 2-1 after last night’s 85-63 loss. Turnovers and poor shooting have led to their demise, and if Washington wants a shot at Lebron and the Miami Heat they NEED a win at home tomorrow night.
You can catch Game 4 tomorrow at 8:00 on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
Tennis and Softball
The Men’s Tennis team advanced to the Sweet 16 in dramatic fashion, posting a come from behind win over Clemson earlier today. Unfortunately, one of Kentucky’s stars and the star intern from KSR’s radio show, Tom Jomby, was injured during play. We wish a speedy recovery to Jomby.
The women’s softball team fell in the SEC championship game to Georgia. Kentucky’s ace on the mound, Kelsey Nunley, didn’t make the start today after pitching over 400 pitches this weekend.
Jeff Ruby is a wise man.
After the Bengals selected former Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, the man that knows a thing or two about steak had this to say.
That means we get Katherine Webb. Awesome pick. She eats for free.
– Jeff Ruby (@TheRealJeffRuby) May 10, 2014