As I am sure you’ve heard by now, the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV, which I believe is the Roman numeral for the number 54. The game marked the end of a 50-year drought of Super Bowl appearances for the Chiefs, and the end of a long drought for Andy Reid, whose resume desperately needed a Lombardi trophy.
For most of the game it looked as if the trophy was heading back to San Francisco with the 49ers, until Patrick Mahomes converted a 3rd-and-15, down 10 in the fourth quarter. After that, I think we all knew what would happen, and it did: the Chiefs clawed back to win, 31-20.
UK Football’s Super Bowl commercial was awesome… once I went back and watched it after I stopped crying.
This year’s Super Bowl commercial was all excitement until Jared Lorenzen’s young son, Tayden, made a brief appearance somewhere in the middle. Then came the flood of tears.
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— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) February 3, 2020
A couple minutes and approximately 34 Kleenexes later, I gave it another try from the start and it was indeed awesome. We see players from the past and present, explaining what it means to be a Wildcat, and asking, “Why not now?”
It was a great commercial and the second good cry of the night after Google hit us with “Loretta” minutes earlier…
HE JUST MISSES LORETTA OK????
Former UK defensive coordinator Matt House won a ring.
House chased his Citrus Bowl victory with a Super Bowl victory, not a bad two-year run for the former Kentucky assistant. House left Lexington for Kansas City last May to coach the Chiefs linebackers, a year after leading UK’s defense in 2018. Congrats to him.
Moving on to the other non-Super Bowl news…
Kentucky lost at Auburn on Sunday.
The Cats ran out of that road magic over the weekend, losing a tough one to Auburn down at Auburn on Saturday. Immanuel Quickley and Tyrese Maxey showed up with a combined 45 points; everyone else, not as productive.
Coach Cal even said, “There’s not one guy in our locker room that played well,” after the game. He took his share of the blame too.
Rather than dwell on what went wrong in the loss (rebounding), I suggest we make lemonade of these lemons and look to what is ahead. Kentucky has a hot Mississippi State team coming to Rupp Arena — riding back-to-back wins over Florida and Tennessee, I’ll add — tomorrow night, but John Calipari is a perfect 13-0 against the Bulldogs at Kentucky.
Kenny Payne will preview the game later today.
Associate head coach Kenny Payne will hold a press conference this afternoon to preview the game against Mississippi State. He will be joined by a couple of players and we will have a live stream of the press conference right here on Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com.
The UK women lost to Florida.
Playing without Rhyne Howard for a second straight game, the 13th-ranked Kentucky women’s basketball team gave one away to Florida in Memorial Coliseum on Sunday. The Cats were outscored by 18 points in the second half to lose the lead and the game, 70-62.
Gotta get Howard back ASAP. She is out with a broken finger.
Netflix: Does anyone watch The Circle?
I am stuck on Netflix’s attempt at reality TV and it is terrible television, yet I can’t stop watching it. It’s just eight contestants living in an apartment building in Chicago and they can’t see each other and their only form of communication is through a fake social media app on their apartment televisions. They vote each other out based only on social media interactions and they’re all trying to spot who’s fake and who’s real. I mean, it’s really bad TV.
Speaking of reality TV, but the good kind…
Nick, the winner of Survivor: David vs. Goliath, will be at KSBar and Grille for the Survivor: Winners At War premiere.
We are bringing in “Kentucky Nick” to help us celebrate the launch of the new season of Survivor. Nick is on this upcoming season and CBS gave him permission to come hang at KSBar and Grille in Lexington for the first night. He is bringing two other former Survivor contestants — David from his season and Elaine from last season — as well as a couple of former Big Brother contestants — Winston and Ovi.
It’s going to be a fun night for Survivor fans on Wednesday, February 12.
KSR is back from Iowa.
Van Issel is back from the Iowa caucuses and all four of us are in studio together this morning to recap the trip, the Cats’ loss at Auburn, Super Bowl Sunday and more. And if you’re wondering what happened to the sixth and final ‘KSR Takes Iowa’ podcast, I regret to inform you that one doesn’t exist. Our Friday night plans fell through in Des Moines and when we got back on Saturday we had to go straight to the pregame show. You’ll have to tune in today to hear who Shannon The Dude endorses.