Good morning, BBN. It’s a new day in the Bluegrass. But if you missed any of KSR’s reactions to the Auburn loss, here are some links. Read them, then put this week behind you.
- How was Christian Rodriguez not in?
- Breaking down Max Duffy’s failed fake punt
- Notes from the press box
- Mark Stoops, Terry Wilson, and Deandre Square share some thoughts after the game
The great thing about football, especially football early in the season, is that you get to gear up and give it another shot in just a week’s time. The season’s still young, folks.
Now, let’s get your Sunday started with some news.
GoFundMe launched for Chris Oats
A GoFundMe organized by Keaton Upshaw to raise money for LB Chris Oats, who has been dealing with a serious medical issue since May, has raised over $21,000 and counting. Every game this year, a member of Kentucky’s defense will wear #22 to honor Oats. Here’s the link if you want to check it out or submit a donation of your own.
Reds clinch first playoff berth since 2013
After defeating the Minnesota Twins on Friday night and having a few other things go their way, the Cincinnati Reds are heading to the postseason for the first time in seven years.
SNUCK ON IN!
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 26, 2020
After dropping a game to the Twins again last night, they stand at 30-29. Currently, Cincinnati is holding the top Wild Card spot, which would set up a series with the two-seeded Atlanta Braves. The pitching rotation for the Wild Card round has already been set.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 26, 2020
There’s one more game left of the regular season today at 3:10 EST.
Davis and Lakers advance to first Finals berth since 2010
Last night the Los Angeles Lakers knocked off the Denver Nuggets 117-107 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. LeBron James led the way with a triple-double consisting of 38 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists, Anthony Davis chipped in with 27 points. It’s been an incredible run for the Lakers, and now Davis will have a chance to rep the Wildcats in the Finals. It sure looks like he’s having fun:
These two. pic.twitter.com/y0VZSBeKcS
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 27, 2020
Herro and Adebayo have a chance to go to the Finals tonight
Former Wildcats Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo have a chance to join fellow alum Anthony Davis in the Finals tonight. The Miami Heat lead the Boston Celtics three games to two, and Game 6 is set to tip-off at 7:30 on ESPN. It’s been a fun series that’s seen the Tyler/Bam duo post some eye-popping numbers. In Game 4, Herro posted a career-high with 37 points. Bam’s been a consistent presence, averaging nearly 20 points and 10.5 boards this series.
To top it off, Herro has the best-selling jersey in NBA right now. The hype is real.
WATCH: UK Basketball shares their thoughts on Quarantine Cal’s look
Everyone seems to have an opinion on Coach Cal’s scruffy appearance these days, especially the guys who see him the most. Check out some of the UK basketball players give their take on their coach’s “Quarantine look.”
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 26, 2020
Cats to watch for on this NFL Sunday
- Randall Cobb and the Houston Texans head to Pittsburgh, where they’ll take on the daunting Steelers defense led by Bud Dupree. Houston has endured a buzzsaw of a season so far, dropping games to both the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens, and it doesn’t get any easier today. The Steelers have one of the NFL’s best defense, and Dupree has been a big reason why. So far this season he’s recorded one sack and forced a fumble. Cowboys receiver Randall Cobb had five receptions for 59 yards last Sunday and will look to build his chemistry with QB Deshaun Watson in Week 3.
- Also on the Steelers is Benny Snell, who had a disappointing Week 2 after showing some serious potential in Week 1. The second-year back managed only five yards on three carriers after putting up 119 yards in his season debut. It’ll be interesting to see how he gets used in this one versus the Texans.
- Za’Darius Smith and the Green Bay Packers are traveling to New Orleans to take on the Saints in a big Sunday Night Football matchup. The Pack is 2-0 on the year and Smith has played well. So far, he’s recorded a sack in each game and has constantly been around the football. Smith and the Packers’ undefeated status is on the line against a banged-up Saints team that is hungry for a win after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.
That’s all we’ve got for you this morning, BBN. Have a great Sunday!