Ho! Ho! Ho!
At least one radio station in Louisville believes October isn’t too early to begin playing Christmas music. I’m typically the jolliest Christmas caroler this side of he nuthouse, but even I could not believe my ears when I heard The Carpenters giddying up through a wonderland of snow while en route to pick up a couple pumpkins weeks before Halloween.
It may be too early for almost everyone to be hearing Christmas music, but I’m not going to yuck somebody’s yum in the most bizarre year most of us have ever experienced. Spreaking of yum, it’s Chili Gillispie SZN at KSBar and Grille.
Thursday Night Football
Not ready just yet for chili? Tonight you can enjoy $10 domestic buckets and $3 wells at KSBar and Grille while Matt Jones’ Chicago Bears host the Tompa Bay Buccaneers. The matchup between the two 3-1 teams kicks off at 8:20 pm ET on Fox, NFL Network and Amazon Prime.
Kentucky Defense Prepares for Air Raid
Plenty of folks saw Mississippi State’s offense stall against Arkansas and assumed Barry Odom found the formula to beat the high-powered offense by dropping eight players into coverage.
“If there was a blueprint, he wouldn’t be one of the most successful offensive minds in this business for the last 20+ years,” Kentucky defensive coordinator Brad White said Wednesday night.
There’s no one specific thing that can cripple the Air Raid, but a high dose of zone defense that floods the intermediate passing lanes is a nice place to start. Mark Stoops won’t divulge his entire plan, but we’ll hear more from the head coach Thursday evening.
Look Inside UK Basketball Practice
This clip from the Joe Craft Center may not provide too much insight, but it’s just enough to scratch every Kentucky basketball fan’s itch.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 7, 2020
MLB Playoffs All Day
Slam Diego was on the verge of tying the NLDS at 1-1 when Cody Bellinger kept a two-run bomb inside the park. The seventh-inning snag propelled LA to a 6-5 win over the Padres. The Dodgers can advance to the NLCS tonight at 9:08 pm ET.
Cody Bellinger might have just made the catch of the year!
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 8, 2020
After a 2-0 win Atlanta leads the Marlins 2-0 in the other NLDS series. Game three is set for 2:08 pm ET this afternoon. The A’s must win at 3:35 pm ET to keep their hopes alive against the Astros. The Yankees are also in a 2-1 deficit against the Rays. It’d be a real shame if their season ended tonight at 7:10 pm ET.
Live Racing at Keeneland
Fans cannot attend the beautiful central Kentucky race course this fall, but you can still win shekels placing wagers on the ponies remotely. First post for the ten-race card begins at 1:05 pm ET.
If water-cooler talk was still a thing, the fly that landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head during Wednesday night’s debate would dominate the discussion today. A much more traditional event where the candidates spent 90 minutes taking shots at the opponent and dodging questions, one tiny insect injected energy into social media as it sat atop the former Indiana Governor’s head for two minutes. I hope you’ve got plenty of bug puns prepared to share.