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Today On KSR: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Tonight is the night for Trick or Treating (or last night was if you live in an area with rain in the forecast tonight) and the Bluegrass will be full of mini Bennys running around, like the one you see above. I’m trying to round up 15-20 people to be accessories for my Crowd Surfing Mark Stoops costume, but I only have one volunteer so far, so I might have to come up with a backup plan.

Whatever you are doing tonight, be safe and have a good time doing it. You can send us your UK-related costumes and we may do a recap of the best ones on the site.

In the meantime, we’ll keep talking Kentucky football because it’s an exciting time to be a Kentucky football fan.


Kentucky ranked No. 9 in College Football Playoff Rankings.

In this surreal college football world we’re living in, Kentucky is in contention for one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff. Crazy, I know. The first official set of rankings for the CFB Playoff came out Tuesday night and the committee ranked the Cats ninth on the list:

1. Alabama (8-0)
2. Clemson (8-0)
3. LSU (7-1)
4. Notre Dame (8-0)
5. Michigan (7-1)
6. Georgia (7-1)
7. Oklahoma (7-1)
8. Washington State (7-1)
9. Kentucky (7-1)
10. Ohio State (7-1)

If the postseason were tomorrow, your semifinals would be Alabama versus Notre Dame and LSU versus Clemson, but there is still a lot of football to be played and many of the contenders will drop another game. Kentucky will need to win out, including in the SEC Championship, if it wants to be among the final four in the end. It’s unlikely, but it’s a conversation to be had.

Vince Marrow said “the best is yet to come.”

When Big Dawg speaks, you better listen.

Kentucky’s ad campaign in Times Square cost $16,000.

UK Football is running three different 15-second ad spots on a very prominent and populated corner in New York City’s Times Square this week. The Cats get 15 seconds of every 80 seconds on the big screen, Guy Ramsey, UK director of strategic communications, told the Kentucky Kernel. The entire campaign cost the football program $16,000 from its marketing budget.

I think that’s a bargain.

WATCH: Kentucky Wildcats TV’s recap of the win at Mizzou.

Still can’t believe it happened.

We were all this grandfather and grandson.

This video of a grandfather and grandson reacting to C.J. Conrad’s game-winning catch represents all of us.

Still can’t believe it happened.

Can Kentucky beat Georgia?

Last night I read two of the weekly gambling newsletters/pick sheets I subscribe to and… get this… they BOTH HAD KENTUCKY BEATING GEORGIA. Not covering the spread against Georgia. BEATING GEORGIA. One of the two newsletters (Sports Reporter) has Kentucky beating Georgia by one point as one of its recommended plays for the week.

I’ll read some others when they come out later today.

No. 2 Kentucky plays No. 3/4 Duke in basketball in less than a week.

And Kentucky plays its second and final exhibition game Friday night.

But it’s football season in the Bluegrass, so we’ll talk about basketball some other time.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Today On KSR: Happy Halloween!

  1. ClutchCargo
    9:09 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

    I simply cannot believe, on October 31, how little I care about a basketball game vs dook next week. This UK football Kool-aid is just so delicious and refreshing!

    • versaillescorey
      9:16 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

      Get out of her with that!!! If you don’t care about UK-duke game then your not a true UK fan!!

    • tree_gardener
      9:40 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

      Clutch is right. I’ll care about the uk bball game the night of.

    • cats646
      9:25 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

      It’s football season. I’ll worry about UKvs duke after we win the natty in football baby!!!!

    • henderblue
      9:53 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

      Clutch is absolutely right. We’ll be ready for UK-Duke next week. But this week is all about football Cats.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:36 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

      The first sentence of my comment was carefully worded, so please read and understand it before questioning my fanhood. I’m simply focused, at this point in time, on the most important football game of the season, a make or break game for our CFP hopes.

  2. Booby Petrino
    9:33 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah I’m still very much interested in the UK – Duke game. I have that {apparently} rare ability to care about two sports at the same time. It’s exciting times around UK, why limit it to one sport when you have two to be excited about? Esp when the games aren’t even at the same time. Go Cats in everything!

    • ClutchCargo
      9:59 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

      Oh, I’ll be all in on the basketball game after the football game. I definitely care about both, but first things first for me.

  3. RAGE
    9:44 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

    Man I know it has been a Historic year for U.K. in football but Duke next Tuesday night sign me up… all I know is I will be watching both games can’t have too much SPORTS!!!!

    • Booby Petrino
      9:52 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

      I’m with you! Idk what’s wrong with these other people! Like I said the other day “it’s football season” is an excuse fans use when their basketball team sucks. It’s football AND basketball season starting Tuesday!

  4. michaelb
    9:55 am October 31, 2018 Permalink

    I’m not surprised to see write ups about uk over ga. I’m telling you fellas Georgia doesn’t wanna see us right now . We’re the perfect poison for them at the moment . Benny will have a bounce back game at Kroger field sat nite – mixed with our air tight defense . I can’t wait to see this game . Time & time again this season we showed that we bring it in big game situations . Our team is gonna be primed up for the biggest game here in a long time .

  5. Go Deep
    3:07 pm October 31, 2018 Permalink

    Shaken baby syndrome…..