For the first time in almost six months, an organized football game will be played on American soil on national television. Tonight at 8:00 on NBC the Chicago Bears will take on the Baltimore Ravens in the Hall of Fame Game.
Even for this football junkie, preseason NFL games aren’t exactly appointment television, but tonight is an exception. For most of the game, the Ravens will be quarterbacked by Lamar Jackson or RGIII. Regardless of what they do, good or bad, it will be entertaining. Plus, you get to see Danny Trevathan and Za’Darius Smith on defense. It’s a win-win.
A Big Day for Brett McMurphy
The former ESPN college football reporter broke the story that eventually put Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave. After a flurry of interviews, including one with Matt Jones on The Paul Finebaum Show, he ended the day by appearing on the Scott Van Pelt Show.
McMurphy joked on Twitter, “Weird times: I was on SportsCenter more today than my previous five years at ESPN.”
Well, This is Awkward
Urban Meyer talks in absolutes. That’s not a good thing in the wake of scandal. It’s also not ideal to sell these shirts at Fanatics.
Yesterday T.J. Walker was one of two dozen media members who got to watch UK basketball practice at the Joe Craft Center. You’ve probably already read his takeaways, but I think there are four big points:
- E.J. Montgomery is much better than advertised.
- Ashton Hagans’ athleticism will terrorize opponents on the perimeter.
- Tyler Herro is more than just a shooter (but let’s not start the Grayson Allen comparisons).
- This team might not have a bonafide superstar, but collectively their potential is limitless.
In less than a week, everyone will get to see this team’s potential. Don’t Geek.
Pictures of Steve Zahn with the Kentucky basketball team were quite the tease. Today, the final product is ready. “The Roommate Game” isn’t the same as “The Newlywed Game;” it’s better.
— CoachCal.com (@CoachCalDotCom) August 2, 2018
A Great Day at Kroger Field
With the help of Team Impact, yesterday the Kentucky football team signed 11-year old Luke Klausing. A kid who carries himself with swagger, he also has quite a boot. If Chance Poore doesn’t work out, I’m glad they have Klausing ready, waiting in the wings.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 1, 2018
Tiger + Phil = Awesome
As they prepare for the Bridgestone, two of golf’s greatest synchronized their swings.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 1, 2018
WE GOT A SIGN!
Everything is coming together. KSBar and Grille will be open before you know it.