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Today on KSR, Presented by CSL Plasma: Blue Checkmarks are Back

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The Twitter world was sent into a frenzy Wednesday night, thanks to a group of hackers. Some of the most prominent accounts on the social media platform — Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Floyd Mayweather, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, to name a few — released a statement that began with, “I’m feeling generous,” offering to match any Bitcoin donations for charity.

Apparently the scam is not new. Instead of creating fake accounts that appear to be real, this time they actually broke into the accounts to perpetuate the scam. As Twitter worked to fix the problem, security officials shut down all verified accounts. For a few hours accounts with blue checkmarks could not send Tweets, restricted exclusively to retweeting other accounts.

Naturally, the unverified folks took the opportunity to spread their wings and share memes. One man, Spencer Hall (a.k.a. Everyday Should be Saturday, @EDSBS), took it upon himself to provide a much-needed service for verified members and offered to Tweet on behalf of the blue checkmarks for $10.

After a few hours of social media chaos, order has been restored on Twitter. It’s still the Wild Wild West, but the shootout at the O.K. Corral has concluded. Just because the social media network stopped, doesn’t mean the world stopped turning.

SEC Fall Football Scenarios 

Sports Illustrated released the most in-depth report to date of what happened at Monday’s meeting in Birmingham with Greg Sankey and the SEC athletic directors. The extensive report includes important details, most notably the league-wide optimism that football can still be played, and includes the multiple options the SEC is weighing and the likelihood of each.

  • 9 or 10-game schedule with one or two non-conference opponents, respectively
  • 8-game conference-only schedule
  • Spring football

Spring football is the least likely scenario. Only one AD tried to sell the idea to his peers and nobody was receptive to the idea, following the notion “Why make a one-season problem a two-season problem?” A conference-only schedule could potentially work, but teams are not willing to add more SEC opponents to the eight that are already on the schedule. Ideally, the nine or ten-game schedule can work IF the ACC and Big 12 remain united in their decision-making.

John Calipari likes his team

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Phil Steele Salutes Wildcats

This week Phil Steele College Football Previews are being shipped out all across the country. Inside the magazine you will find two Wildcats on the All-American team and nine on the All-SEC Team. Max Duffy is the punter for the First Team All-Americans (of course) and Darian Kinnard is a Fourth Team offensive tackle. UK’s entire All-SEC lineup:

  • Drake Jackson, First Team Center
  • Darian Kinnard, First Team Offensive Tackle
  • Max Duffy, First Team Punter
  • Landon Young, Second Team Offensive Tackle
  • Quinton Bohanna, Second Team Defensive Lineman
  • Boogie Watson, Second Team Linebacker
  • Josh Ali, Fourth Team Wide Receiver
  • Josh Paschal, Fourth Team Defensive Line
  • Kelvin Joseph, Fourth Team Defensive Back

Terry Wilson Cut his Hair?!?!?!

Lynn Bowden cut his hair before his final season in Lexington and I think you could say things went well. If this trend continues with Terry Touchdown, watch out.

A Change in Recruiting Rankings 

Wednesday afternoon the Top 247 and ESPN 300 were unveiled for the 2022 football recruiting class. Two players from Kentucky were featured prominently. Owensboro quarterback Gavin Wimsatt is the No. 37 player overall and second-ranked dual-threat QB in America according to 247 Sports, the highest ranking for a Kentucky quarterback in the internet era. He’s the eighth-ranked dual-threat QB and No. 215 overall in the ESPN 300.  The worldwide leader ranks Lexington Frederick Douglass wide receiver Dane Key as the No. 184 player in America (#14 ATH), while 247 slots him in at No. 223 (#28 WR). Each player has an offer and is being pursued by the Wildcats.

Moussa Cisse to Memphis

Kentucky was technically a finalist for the top-ranked uncommitted big man in the 2020 class, yet no one really believed UK was a viable option Thursday when he announced his decision to commit to Memphis over LSU. He began playing high school basketball in Memphis last year and reclassified to the 2020 class in May.

Catch up with Smooth

This afternoon Bradley McKee is sitting down with one of KSR’s favorite Wildcats, Ramel Bradley. Subscribe to the KSR YouTube page to see the entire conversation, and while you’re there, catch up on the latest edition of The Macks and watch the last episode of Sources Say.

Potentially Huge News from Washington  

The rumor mill is spinning and it’s not looking good for the Washington football club. Over the last 24 hours reporters in the area have alluded to imminent news that isn’t about the team’s name change. Why none of them have broken the story, I do not know, but if the proverbial bomb is dropped the name-change will quickly be forgotten.

Harrison County’s Time to Shine   

Ryan Lemond and Drew Franklin will virtually journey to Matt Jones’ former home of Cynthiana as the KSR County Spotlight heads to Harrison County at 10 a.m. ET.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Today on KSR, Presented by CSL Plasma: Blue Checkmarks are Back

  1. 2Dogs
    9:48 am July 16, 2020 Permalink

    Shut down all social media. What’s the worst that could happen?

    • ClutchCargo
      9:53 am July 16, 2020 Permalink

      People would actually socialize? Agree that it wouldn’t be a bad thing.