It’s a frigid day across the Bluegrass and Middle Tennessee area, and luckily, I’ve found a sunny corner of the coffee shop to stay warm. Here are some notes to keep the blood flowing, brought to you by the three goggler in last night’s crowd:
— The question everyone (including my mother) is asking today is “What’s wrong with Willie?”. We’ve gone over Willie’s struggles ad nauseum today, and I’d really rather not spend too much time speculating about what’s going on inside the head of a 19-year-old, especially if it’s personal. I will say this: Cal went to Willie towards the end of game to give him a chance to finish on a good note, and it backfired. Willie turned the ball over twice and allowed Davonte Fitzgerald to get a dunk. We’ve heard that Willie’s actually doing well in practice, so hopefully this is just a mental funk and Willie will snap out of it soon.
— With Willie struggling, Dakari Johnson has made some major strides. Over the past three games, Dakari’s scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and is becoming an effective presence in the paint, even forcing Texas A&M to alter their shots at times last night. Cal was so impressed with Dakari’s play that he started him over Willie in the second half, and after the game, hinted that he may do that again if Willie continues to play poorly: “Like Dakari, if you’re better than a starter, I’ll start you.”
All of this has some wondering if Dakari will get the start on Saturday against Georgia. While I’m all for Dakari’s progress, I don’t see that happening (just yet, at least). Cal and all of the players interviewed seemed confident that Willie will bounce back, and for now, starting another player over him may do more bad than good in terms of confidence. Besides, if anyone deserves the chance to start right now, it’s Alex.
Come discuss whether or not you think Dakari deserves to start over Willie at The House of Blue.
— On a completely different note, I have to bring up the news that Vince Young has filed for bankruptcy. For those of us who live in Nashville, this comes as no surprise. The Titans took Young with the #3 pick in the 2006 NFL draft, and over his time in Nashville, paid him over $50 million. Now, Young has estimated assets between $500,001 and $1 million, liabilities between $1,001,000 and $10 million, and two big lawsuits on his hands. Back in 2012, callers to Clay Travis’ radio show helped uncover how Young spent his fortune. Look at this list and tell me if you feel sorry for him:
- Young was a regular at TGI Fridays, and he dropped $6,000 there once on ONE MEAL. His “special drink” at Fridays? A melon drop.
- During his rookie year, Young spent $5,000 a week at the Cheesecake Factory
- In 2007, he bought all but ten of the seats on a Southwest flight from Nashville to Houston
- After each game, he went straight to the Morton’s Steakhouse downtown to order $600 shots of Louis XIII
I didn’t think it was possible to spend that much in a TGI Fridays.
— If you haven’t heard yet, UK tennis player Tom Jomby is KSR’s newest student intern. Jomby was named SEC Player of the Week today after winning all eight of his matches this past week, and will be writing a journal for the site about the tennis team this year. Tom earned MAJOR bonus points around the KSR compound for receiving a warning for sitting in the stands after his match yesterday to heckle Indiana’s players. Keep it up, Jomby, and we’ll let you have BTI’s papasan chair in the compound.
Go check out his first entry: Jomby’s Journal: UK Men’s Tennis Starting The Season The Right Way
— Former Bengals offensive coordinator and new Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was introduced at the Washington Wizards game last night, and broke out the John Wall dance when showed on the jumbotron.
Props, even if his son told him to do it.
— On today’s show, Matt and Ryan recapped UK’s win over Texas A&M, and Ryan shared a somewhat true and incredibly ridiculous story about Melvin Turpin. Hear it for yourself over at TalkRadio1080.com.