Today’s the day. I can feel it. Today’s the day somebody wins $1.6 billion.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, and second-largest lottery prize in history, will be drawn tonight at 11:00 ET. Even though that number will drop to around $500 million after taxes, it won’t stop people from lining up for a chance to win the jackpot.
After pooling money together for the last three drawings, destiny is calling me. My group of friends is prepared to use the winnings responsibly, by creating a horse racing conglomerate that will turn $500 million into $5 billion after a few Triple Crown winners.
It’s a fool-proof plan. I’m sure you have a fool-proof plan for what you would do with the lottery winnings. Let’s hear it in the comment section.
Stoops Flips Script
Between noon and 6:00 p.m., Mark Stoops’ tone about Kentucky’s quarterback struggles dramatically changed. At his weekly press conference, Stoops carefully chose his words while stating Terry Wilson would still be UK’s starter.
“We need to address it in a lot of areas. From what we’re doing to set them up for success and set the team up for success. It starts with us and coaching and what we’re doing, the position we’re putting them in to be successful. Also, getting the quarterback to pull the pin and make accurate throws, and to trust himself. He has done that this year. He has been successful. He’s put us in a position to get to the spot we’re in right now. But, he’s also not played his best the past couple games.”
Stoops said Wilson was the starter, but Gunnar Hoak would receive extensive reps in practice this week. Six hours later on his coaches’ show, Stoops took off the gloves.
“You have to give the other guys an opportunity,” Stoops said. “We’re going to work them hard and we have the past couple weeks in practice and I anticipate playing several quarterbacks this week.”
Tom Leach gave Stoops the chance to clarify his statement. Stoops did not misspeak. Danny Clark and Hoak could be thrown into action.
“I definitely think we will,” Stoops said. “We’ll see how it goes. Those guys know that; they’re going to prepare to get reps, all three of them will. We’ll see how the week goes and the game goes.”
Matt hinted on yesterday’s edition of KSR that Clark, not Hoak, could be the first to fill-in for Wilson if need be. Stoops’ decision to confirm that notion on his call-in show just hours after backing Terry Wilson is completely uncharacteristic. In his sixth year at Kentucky, none of his actions have shocked me more. Saturday’s game in Columbia just got a lot more interesting.
Chance Poore Time
There was another weird thing about the Mark Stoops Show.
At the press conference, Stoops sounded like a guy who already moved on to Chance Poore as UK’s placekicker, but as tradition, he would not just go out and say it. Six hours later, he said Chance will be ready to go and “you’ll likely see him out there.”
Stoops deviated from his usual tone to be more candid about the QB and kicker. Why? The only logical explanation is that he joined Team NF yesterday afternoon.
Procedure for Kash
UK’s middle linebacker underwent a minor procedure yesterday to fix his broken hand. Stoops does not anticipate Daniel to miss any action. “You’d have to cut his hand off,” he joked during the coaches’ show. Kash will be “clubbed up” to protect his hand during Saturday’s game.
Vote for Josh Allen
The Kentucky outside linebacker is once against up for the Lott Impact Trophy Player of the Week. Your votes will not only help now, but in the future when the select the Lott POTY. If Allen wins this week, he’ll share some limelight with George Asafo-Adjei. The senior right tackle was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week yesterday, UK’s fourth winner in seven games.
Duffy Explains Aussie Football
The SEC’s second-ranked punter from Australia explained how his first sport works and why it’s “more manly” than the American version.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) October 22, 2018
During yesterday’s KSR Football Podcast, we heard a story about Duffy’s struggles with the wind from Saturday’s game that I know you will enjoy. Subscribe and tune in to hear the latest hi-jinks.
The World Series Begins
The opening pitch of the 2018 World Series will be thrown at 8:09 tonight at Fenway Park when the Red Sox host the Dodgers on Fox. I can’t prepare you for all of the action, but I know some people that can. Coach Madison and Trey Huntsman hosted big leaguers Doug Flynn, Austin Kearns and J.T. Riddle for a special edition of the KSR Baseball Podcast. Don’t miss it.