The St. Louis Blues did not stand a chance.
Hosting game six of the Stanley Cup Finals with a 3-2 lead, the Blues had a chance to clinch the cup and win the franchise’s first ever championship. Unfortunately, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch put the cart before the horse.
Hours before the puck was dropped, the St. Louis newspaper published a thank you letter online from Blues’ ownership, thanking the fans for helping carry the team to a championship. The letter, meant to be seen after a fourth win in the Stanley Cup Finals, was only visible to the paper’s subscribers in their e-edition, but the damage was already done.
After the Blues failed to capitalize on a few first period opportunities, the Bruins scored four goals in the third to win 5-1 and force a decisive game seven in Boston. Everyone makes mistakes. Luckily, ours are not quite as costly as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s.
Kentucky Adds Two Running Backs
It was a good weekend to be a Kentucky football fan. The Cats landed not one, but two incredibly talented 2020 running backs from the state of Ohio.
Torrance Davis and JuTahn McClain rolled the dice on their official visits. Now UK’s seven-man class is ranked 21st in America by Rivals.
Davis and McClain will create an exceptional combo in the backfield. Davis, who pulled the trigger Friday night, is a big-body back who can run opponents over after catching passes out of the backfield. The Cleveland Glennville product can be used in a variety of ways, just like McClain. A 5’9″ all-purpose back from the Cincinnati suburb of Fairfield, the home run hitter can score on any given play. The future is bright in Eddie Gran’s backfield.
Football Camps Continue
Kentucky’s wave of recruiting momentum isn’t slowing down anytime soon. One-day camps are rolling along today, while more official visitors are set to arrive on campus tomorrow. After three days of camp, Jack and I still have much to share from the eye-opening events that brought unprecedented talent to the Bluegrass.
On The Road
Camps aren’t just for football players. The basketball team will be at South Oldham High School this afternoon for a three-hour satellite camp. After seeing what happened in Bardstown, I have a feeling there will be a block party.
Good morning from Bardstown!
— CoachCal.com (@CoachCalDotCom) June 9, 2019
Game Five of the NBA Finals
The death of a dynasty is on our doorstep. The Golden State Warriors trail 3-1 to the Toronto Raptors. Kawhi Leonard could give the franchise their first Larry O’Brien Trophy and Canada its first pro sports championship in 26 years.
That will not happen if Kevin Durant has anything to say about it. Yesterday the superstar practiced for the first time since he injured his calf. Will KD put the team on his back and become a legend or will this be an ugly swan song for the Warriors? We’ll find out tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
Women’s World Cup is Underway
You’ll have to wait one more day before the United States takes the pitch. Until then, there are a few games on the schedule in France. Argentina takes on Japan at noon, followed by Canada vs. Cameroon at 3:00 p.m. ET on FS1.
It’s a Fight
In today’s edition of, “things I thought I’d never type on the internet,” Justin Bieber wants to fight Tom Cruise.
I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite ?
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 10, 2019
Aaron Torres has a HUGE Guest
The biggest name in the shoe biz is on today’s Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Sneaker mogul Sonny Vacarro joins Aaron to talk about the FBI’s investigation into college basketball and much more. Subscribe to make sure you get the podcast on your phone first when it hits the feed later this morning.
Tony Vanetti is on the mic
There’s been a slight change in the KSR guest hosting lineup. The Italian Stallion was called out of the bullpen to host this morning. Kyle Tucker, Curtis Burch and the Johnny Juzang train will take over Tuesday, moving Laura Rutledge to June 21. The show will go on beginning at 10:00 a.m.