I’ve made some dumb mistakes in my first two months of parenting. Uttering the following phrase is on my Mt. Rushmore of mistakes.
“This isn’t so bad.”
The first time I inserted my foot into my mouth followed the construction of my son’s first toy. Proud that could snip off a few zip-ties and insert some batteries, I was excited to see how my son would react to this musical mat. Once I turned on the music, a sigh of relief. “It’s a good thing these songs aren’t annoying. This isn’t so bad.” Boy, was I wrong. Forty-eight hours later I knew every word to every song and the order in which they played.
You would have thought I would have learned my lesson, right? Wrong. Over the last two months I’ve had a few different interactions with folks. One question that always comes up in casual conversation, “How’s he sleeping?” I would try not to brag on my son’s ability to snooze. One does not want to sound like parenting is a breeze this early in the process, but in my heart I told myself. “Tired? I’m not that tired. This isn’t so bad. Let’s have another.” Now, there isn’t enough coffee in the world.
In short, I’m an idiot. Confidence will kill me before I finally learn my lesson. Best to just shut my mouth and nap whenever I get the chance. Probably not before I proofread this and find 22 different typos.
NCAA Makes Two Big Decisions
The fine folks at the National Collegiate Athletic Association passed a couple of significant measures Wednesday evening. One ruling we saw coming from a mile away. The NCAA is tabling a discussion on a new rule that would allow student athletes to transfer one time and receive immediate eligibility at their new school. Joey Gatewood, Olivier Sarr, Jacob Toppin, Robyn Benton and Jazmine Massengill will have to apply for a waiver to play for the Wildcats this fall.
UK’s student athletes may be able to work out on campus in as little as two weeks. The NCAA will allow Division I football, men’s and women’s basketball teams to return to campus June 1, if they receive the green light from their respective conferences and local public officials. The reopen date for fitness centers in Kentucky is June 1. If SEC presidents approve echo the NCAA’s approval, some of the Cats could be back in the wight room in a matter of days.
Once you let the “revenue-generating” sports gather but not any “other” sports that compete during the SAME SEASON as football & basketball… it’s time to stop pretending these athletes are “amateurs.”
They’re being brought back to make the school money https://t.co/OCjYBUf8sT
— Maggie Davis (@MaggieDavisKSR) May 20, 2020
Top 25 Kentucky Football
Experts agree — Kentucky football is the best. In a rare tip of the cap to the Wildcats, UK received a pair of top 25 nods this week. Pro Football Focus ranked Kentucky No. 20 in their “way too early” preseason poll. Over at CBS Sports, Mark Stoops is ranked as the No. 22 coach in all of college football, a consensus reached after polling seven of their writers. UK football is getting preseason respect? Weird.
UK’s 2021 Football Recruiting Class Grows
For the second time in three weeks, a North Hardin High School Trojan committed to UK on the KSR airwaves. Jordan Lovett, a three-star defensive back that picked off 15 passes in 2019, explained why he chose UK.
“I committed to the University of Kentucky because first off, they’re a great school,” he said. “I feel like all of the other schools I visited, I felt like Kentucky was the most comfortable with me. Also, they send guys at my position to the league, like Lonnie Johnson for example. The biggest part was because UK was close to my Mom — she’s going to be a Wildcat Mom.”
Kentucky Football 2021 Recruiting Class
|Jager Burton||OG||Lexington, KY||6-4||270||4-star, #170, #8 OG||Marrow|
|Dekel Crowdus||WR||Lexington, KY||5-10||170||4-star, #44 WR||Marrow|
|Christian Lewis||WR||Pleasant Grove, AL||6-3||185||3-star, #69 WR||Sumrall|
|La'Vell Wright||RB||Radcliff, KY||5-11||205||3-star, #8 APB||Marrow|
|Jordan Lovett||DB||Radcliff, KY||6-2||195||3-star, #5 KY||Marrow|
|Kaiya Sheron||QB||Somerset, KY||6-3||200||3-star, #8 KY||Hinshaw|
|Armond Scott||WR||Euclid, OH||6-3`||205||3-star||Marrow|
|Chauncey Magwood||WR||Leesburg, GA||6-0||176||3-star, #65 WR||Sumrall|
|David Wohlabaugh||DB||Wadsworth, OH||6-5||277||3-star, #54 OT||Marrow|
|Paul Rodriguez||OL||Mason, OH||6-5||310||3-star, #32 OH||Marrow|
|Martez Thrower||ILB||Rochelle, GA||6-2||215||3-star, #41 OLB||Sumrall|
|Kahlil Saunders||DL||Huntsville, AL||6-5||260||3-star||Sumrall|
|Adrian Huey||CB||Nashville, TN||5-10.5||160||3-star, #69 CB||Clinkscale|
|Maxwell Hairston||CB||West Bloomfield, MI||6-1||160||3-star||Clinkscale|
|Joko Willis||LB (JUCO)||Lagrange, GA||6-3||215||3-star, #51 LB (HS)||Sumrall|
|Wilson Berry||Punter||Melbourne, Australia||2-star||Duffy|
Three New Podcasts
Sources Say did a little something different this week. After Jeff Goodman ranked the Wildcats No. 24 in his preseason rankings, the college basketball analyst joined the show to explain why. It’s riveting radio, give it a listen.
Over at 11 Personnel, we waited until a little later in the week to receive more football meat and potatoes to discuss. A new podcast will appear on your feed momentarily. There will also be a new edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast ready for you rears shortly. Don’t geek.
Watch a New Edition of Listicuffs
WKYT’s Victor Puente and Andrea Walker went toe-to-toe in Funkhouser’s hit game show, Listicuffs. Enjoy!
NASCAR is BACK
They raced for the first time Sunday but that did not count. NASCAR is not officially back until someone flips off another racer on the track.
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) May 21, 2020
Casey County Day on KSR
Who up Liberty? Call on in and tell us a little bit more about the wonderful county of Casey on today’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio.