Not one, but two Kentucky Wildcats are heading across the pond.
On Monday Derek Willis and Reid Travis signed to play basketball professionally next season in the Bundesliga. Willis will play for Ratiopharm Ulm and Travis will suit up for Medi Bayreuth in the same league Darius Miller once conquered before triumphantly returning stateside to make a couple million dollars in the NBA. If he could do it, so can they.
It’s not the only thing happening around the Big Blue Nation, although, it’s slim pickins a week before the UK football team begins practice.
NFL Training Camps are Underway
Football officially begins across America this week as players around the country report to NFL training camps. Kentucky’s rookies are some of the first to dive into the action. Yesterday Josh Allen removed his Instagram account to make sure he’s completely prepared. You’ll slowly start hearing updates on players later this week. Here’s when all 22 of the former Wildcats will be reporting to camp.
Terry Wilson: Not Too Shabby
Some people are not too bullish on Terry Wilson entering his second season as Kentucky’s starter. They’ll point to his turnovers, while omitting his accuracy — just the second-best passing completion percentage in school history, no big deal. Compared to the rest of his peers, he had an exceptional first year under center.
Tim Duncan Returns to the Spurs
The greatest to ever wear a Spurs uniform is returning to the bench in San Antonio. After playing for Gregg Popovich for 19 years, now he’ll be coaching alongside the NBA great. Hopefully, Duncan brings back his excellent sense of style.
Stone Cold: Back
The Texas Rattlesnake returned to WWE Raw Monday night to drink cold beers — Stone Cold IPAs, as a matter of fact — and say cheers to Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. The Raw Reunion nostalgia really hit home at the KSR compound when Kelly Kelly took the 24/7 belt.
Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers
We’ve known for quite some time that Tom Hanks would play the role of Mr. Rogers for an upcoming feature film. Yesterday the trailer was released for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” and I gotta say, it looks bizarre. Hanks is great, don’t get me wrong, but he can’t be Mr. Rogers. I saw Mr. Rogers on TV too much to see a different version of him. Even so, I’ll still watch Hanks’ rendition and probably love every single second.
The Best of Internet from Monday
Logan Paul is quite a piece of work. Exhibit A, the awkward silence when he reveals he’s spending more than he makes:
Logan Paul was just on Fox Business and, well, it was something pic.twitter.com/MbCCoERNu3
— jordan (@JordanUhl) July 22, 2019
The KSR Tour Continues in Somerset
After tipping off the week at Woodson Bend, the crew is staying in Southern Kentucky. Today you’ll find them at Associates in Eye Care right off US-27 in Somerset. They aren’t straying too far away from Lake Cumberland this week.
7/24 – Monticello @ Conley Bottom Resort
7/25 – Campbellsville @ Mr. Gatti’s Pizza
7/26 – Lexington @ Lexington Legends