A message from our sponsor:
Thanks to all who participated in KSR Plasma Donation Day. During these unprecedented times, the need for plasma donations is even more important so we decided to continue with KSR Plasma Donation Month. Our friends at CSL Plasma know the power of KSR fans and are asking you to spread the word.
Plasma-derived therapies help people live healthier lives. They are used around the world to treat bleeding disorders, primary immune deficiencies, used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and more!
New Donors earn $60 per donation for each of their first five donations at most locations. You can donate two times in a 7 day period and it usually takes under 90 minutes.
CSL Plasma has two locations in Lexington, one in Louisville, two in Cincinnati, and more than 250 around the country. Go to www.cslplasma.com to find a location near you.
CSL Plasma also has a special program for those who have fully recovered from Coronavirus! Visit https://lpcu.re/C19DonateCSL and you, a family member(s) or friend may be eligible to become a COVID-19 Plasma Donor.
Head to cslplasma.com to find a location near you. For the next month, let’s show CSL Plasma the power of KSR and fill their locations with donors.
College basketball officials aren’t the only incompetent ones. Wednesday night’s NBA Bubble games were defined by the whistle. The Heat blew a six-point lead with 19 seconds remaining thanks to a questionable foul on a three-pointer that let the Bucks tie the game at the charity stripe. Jimmy Butler broke that tie with zeros on the clock after the Greek Freak ever so slightly touched Butler as his fadeaway shot rimmed out.
In game seven between the Rockets-Thunder, Scott Foster stole the show. He made a point to do just that before the start of the game.
Thunder guard Chris Paul says referee Scott Foster made a point to tell him before the Game 7 loss to the Thunder tonight that he also reffed his Game 7 loss to the Spurs in 2008 when CP was with the Hornets.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) September 3, 2020
Foster interjected near the end of the game as well, making for a messy finish that featured James Harden playing defense (GASP!), ultimately eliminating SGA and the Thunder-Cats from the NBA Playoffs.
It’s the first night since Monday that we won’t have a game seven to entertain us. Instead, we’ll get to see how the gassed Denver Nuggets respond after such an exhilarating series with the Jazz. They’ll play the Clippers in game one of the Western Conference semifinals at 9 pm ET on TNT, following the conclusion of the Celtics-Raptors. Boston leads the series 2-0.
UK Swag for Sale
The UK equipment crew typically hosts a sale for fans to grab some exclusive gear. Since gathering fans together for an event like that isn’t possible right now, they’ve moved the items online. You can bid on UK football jerseys, baseball jerseys and much more in this online auction.
One Month until Kentucky plays at Kroger Field
Kentucky will host Ole Miss at Kroger Field on Oct. 3. Even though we are getting closer and closer to gameday, we still don’t know UK’s plans for hosting fans. Season ticket holders have been patient, but time is ticking.
One Week Until the NFL Returns
Luckily, you don’t have to wait that long to watch football. Tonight Central Arkansas is back in primetime, kicking off at 8 pm ET against UAB. Unfortunately, it can only be seen on ESPN3. But wait, there’s more! Southern Miss hosts South Alabama at 9 pm ET on CBSSN.
Bond, James Bond
A new trailer for Daniel Craig’s final Bond flick was released this morning. Don’t geek.
— James Bond (@007) September 3, 2020
RIP Tom Seaver
Tom Terrific, a Hall of Fame pitcher who won the 1969 World Series with the Miracle Mets, has passed away. He was 75. Baseball fans in the Ohio Valley grew to love Seaver when he joined the Big Red Machine in the mid-70s. He no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals at Riverfront Stadium in 1978. The right-hander finished his career with 12 All-Star appearances, 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts and a 2.86 ERA.
Jai Lucas is in Lexington
The former UK recruit is now officially on John Calipari’s staff. He spoke at length about his new gig to reporters yesterday. This morning he joined me on my radio show and he’ll hop on Kentucky Sports Radio with Matt Jones in just a few hours.