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UK Fan of the Day wants Thursday Morning Rapid Fire

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.

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.

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.

Shoo Fly!

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for UK Fan of the Day wants Thursday Morning Rapid Fire

  1. JohnnyCat
    9:11 am October 8, 2020 Permalink

    It is pretty funny no one will remember anything about that debate except for the fly and Pence’s bloody eyeball. I suspect he will be announcing by Saturday he also has the rona. Crazy how the super-spreader-in-chief caused his white house to have more cases this past week than New Zealand, Vietnam, and Taiwan combined!! (a population of 124 million)

  2. Bruce Dickinson
    9:48 am October 8, 2020 Permalink

    I’ll remember the fly, but I will also remember Kamala not answering if they plan on totally changing the Supreme Court. I guess since Biden wouldn’t answer it either, we know what the answer is.

  3. JohnnyCat
    10:17 am October 8, 2020 Permalink

    For anyone even remotely interested in fairness, the Democrats have to add more seats to the court. Especially considering the blatant hypocrisy involved in blocking Obama’s Merrick Garland pick. Republicans have also had 14 or the last 18 picks confirmed…plus this one coming up which seems all but inevitable. The fairest thing to do might be to only add 2, still allowing for a 6-5 R majority…and maybe adding term limits. However if the landslide Blue Wave does happen… Democrats may also seek to add 4 new judges, end the electoral college, and make DC and Puerto Rico a state. That would certainly trigger some MAGAs…lol.

    • Bruce Dickinson
      10:52 am October 8, 2020 Permalink

      Then why don’t they just answer it the way you did?

  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:49 am October 8, 2020 Permalink

    Chili Gillispie? BCG should so sue. lol

    You’re not alone Nick. This morning K-Love played a Christmas song. They’re not playing them all day, but mixing them in. I agree with you. Way too early. There are some who do it 24/7 starting October 1. Ridiculous. I will listen to Christmas music some throughout the year, but not all day every day.