For the first time since August, it’s a Saturday without UK sports. Even when the Kentucky football team had a Bye Week, Big Blue Madness was on Friday, followed by a pair of NBA exhibition games in the bluegrass. Today, I don’t really know what to do without Kentucky football or basketball. Here’s a few options:
1. Army-Navy Football
Arguably the best college football game of the year, Army and Navy will battle for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in Baltimore today at 3:00 on CBS. Last year Navy’s uniforms were a sight to behold. This year, Army’s are undoubtedly the best, paying homage to the 82nd Airborne.
2. Watch the Heisman Trophy Presentation
Don’t waste your time. Let the city of Louisville transform into the red light district for a night. Laugh at their ignorance and don’t forget to ask, “Did you see Lamar do the Heisman pose? And did you see Lamar fumble?” Besides, the post-ceremony 30 for 30 “Catholics vs. Convicts” will not be worth your time. We’ve already seen most of it in “The U.”
3. Celebrate a UK Women’s Basketball Victory
Matthew Mitchell’s team improved to 7-2 after defeating Middle Tennessee State at Memorial Coliseum. Peep the best highlights from last night.
4. Keep an Eye Out for Football Commits
No need to waste your time. I’ll do the job. Just promise to keep KentuckySportsRadio.com close by in case one of Stoops’ visitors feels froggy. Here’s a short list of who’s in town before the dead period begins December 12:
- Brian Cole, JUCO DB
- Yusuf Corker, DB
- Isaiah Epps, WR
- Jon Ford, DE (Miami commit)
- Bandon Henderson, JUCO DL
- Craig Evans, JUCO DL
Stoops and the rest of the defense will meet with the media later today.
5. Watch Christmas Movies
If you need recommendations, later today I’ll be releasing the definitive list of best Christmas movies. Prepare to disagree with my objectively perfect selections.
6. See Christmas Lights
Something I never appreciated as a kid, Christmas lights take me back to a state of childhood wonder. For those around the state, I can’t help you, but I do know a few good places in Lexington and Louisville. I’ve never seen The Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park, but I hear it’s a grand time. If you’re in Louisville, the Mega Cavern is a unique place to see Christmas decorations. A warning to all of those heading to the Mega Cavern: go early or prepare to wait in line (there’s also an online coupon you should bring).
7. Watch NBA Cats
- 7:00 — Milwaukee at Washington (John Wall)
- 7:00 — Denver (Jamal Murray) at Orlando
- 7:30 — Charlotte (MKG & Aaron Harrison) at Cleveland (DeAndre Liggins)
- 8:00 — Miami at Chicago (Rondo)
- 8:00 — Golden State at Memphis (Andrew Harrison)
- 9:00 — Sacramento (Boogie, WCS) at Utah (Trey Lyles)
- 10:30 — NOLA (Anthony Davis) at LAC
8. Study Hofstra Film
I take it back. Don’t do that. You’re just wasting your time. Leave that to Robic.
9. Register for the Hey Kentucky! Star Wars Contest
Or you could just rewatch all of the movies before next Friday’s premiere. Even though Rogue One isn’t a new trilogy, watching the original trilogy will prepare you for more Vader.
10. Watch Drew Franklin’s Snapchat
KSR’s trip to Las Vegas is off to an electric start. I’m not sure what was better, the delicious dressing soaked salads at Jerry Lawler’s Diner or Ryan Lemond’s rendition of Baby Got Back.
— Shannon The Dude (@ShannonTheDude) December 10, 2016