Good Morning Friends! It’s going to be a slow but exciting Sunday in the sports world today. Here’s what’s happening today:
The Masters Sunday showdown
In my house, Masters Sunday means my dad gets decked out in green and sits in front of the TV all day. For me, it means I come in during the last 30 minutes or so just to get all the excitement. I don’t have enough patience to watch the whole thing but, I can’t help but get into the action at the end.
– Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 9, 2017
Here’s today’s Masters Leaderboard
This was a pretty cool moment
Everyone’s favorite or least favorite young golfer honored the late great Arnold Palmer.
Jordan Spieth asked, “What would Arnie do?”
Then, this happened. pic.twitter.com/9nzVed6mK9
– Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 9, 2017
Keeneland is back!
Speaking of spring sports that are primarily for rich people – Keeneland is finally here! Gamblers and those who love sear sucker rejoice! I spent all day yesterday stuck on a long car ride insanely jealous of everyone’s Keeneland social media posts. Opening weekend is one of my favorite days of the year in Kentucky. So if you need me on a Saturday in April, I’ll be at the track.
The spring football is game is THIS Friday at 7:30pm and yesterday, Nick Roush put up some great football content on this here website – if you’re itching for some type of UK sports fix, check it out. Football season hasn’t even started yet and I’ve already got “defense defense defense yeah” stuck in my head.
The BatCats fell to Mississippi State last night
The UK Baseball team lost to the bulldogs 10-6 last night just after defeating them on Friday. The two teams face off again today at 2pm and we’ll have more coverage coming to you later.
Annnnd the Reds lost to the Cardinals
The Reds fell the the Cardinals 10-4 yesterday. Living in Kentucky, I’ve tried to become more of a Reds fan (even though my heart will always belong to the Braves first). I’ve also decided that this year is going to be the year I get into baseball – I tried watching the Reds yesterday but I just couldn’t. Anyone have any suggestions? I really want to like this sport.
Kevin Durant is back!
This is my favorite time in the NBA – right before playoffs is when I really get into it. Last night, Kevin Durant returned to the Warriors and beat the Pelicans with both our beloved Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins out.
– NBCS Warriors News (@NBCSWarriors) April 9, 2017
Say what you want about him, the Warriors or the NBA in general but you can’t deny the man is good at basketball.
See Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins and Makayla Epps
Near Florence? The KY Boys tour with a plus one appearance by my girl Makayla Epps will be at Cardboard Heroes at the Florence Mall this afternoon.
ICYMI: April 15 is Makayla Epps day
In her hometown of Lebanon Kentucky, the Marion County court announced yesterday that April 15 is “Makayla Epps Day” to show their support for her in the WNBA draft. A few weeks ago she had a cow named after her, and now a whole day? She’s moving up ya’ll.