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UK Fans of the Day Want Afternoon Notes


Today’s Fans of the Day are checking in from Jaipur, which, according to Wikipedia, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. Me, I’m coming to you live from the Franklin home in lovely Madisonville, Kentucky; “The Best Town on Earth,” they say.

Christmas came early for me today as Mama Franklin booked me an afternoon massage to get my back worked out, so I’m about to go get naked in front of a complete stranger. But before I do, some notes from the afternoon…


Jarred Vanderbilt is a Kentucky Wildcat. Vanderbilt’s surprise Christmas Eve Eve announcement came out of nowhere earlier today, but we’ll certainly take the unexpected news. The five-star forward picked the Cats over North Carolina, Oregon, and TCU, making him John Calipari’s fifth commitment in the class, along the likes of Quade Green, P.J. Washington, Nick Richards and Shai Alexander. Cal now has an enormous foundation to build on for the spring as he chases after Mohamed Bamba, Hamidou Diallo and Trae Young, as well as some shooters. Definitely going to need some shooters.

— Vanderbilt’s commitment likely means no Kevin Knox. Kentucky will likely keep up its pursuit of Knox, the No. 2 small forward in the class, but it’s hard to imagine a scenario where he teams up with Vanderbilt as they play the same position. I’d say Duke welcomed the news of Vanderbilt’s commitment as it only increased Duke’s chances of landing Knox, who was already leaning toward Durham anyway. Then again, crazier things have happened in recruiting, so maybe Cal can pull off some magic. Don’t count on it, though.

I finally listened to Coach Cal’s podcast with Coach K. The second Cal Cast got me from Beaver Dam to Madisonville earlier today and it was awesome. If you haven’t already listened to it, I highly encourage you to do so because it’s so bizarre hearing the two rivals chat it up, although not quite as bizarre as hearing Cal read ads for ZipRecruiter. Definitely check it out.

— Shout-out to everyone who came out to Brooklyn Pizza last night for the taping of our TaxSlayer Bowl podcast. We had a great turnout, a lot of pizza, and a lot of fun as Jared Lorenzen, Freddie Maggard, Nick Roush and I recorded our last show before the bowl game, which will be up on the site tomorrow.

One family drove two hours just to be there:

And check out this four-topping, 40-inch pizza we took on:

The restaurant calls it the New York Giant and it is free if two people can devour it in 90 minutes. The four of us tried and couldn’t get it down.

Be sure to check out our TaxSlayer Bowl preview on Christmas day. We are flooding the website with TaxSlayer Bowl content on Christmas day as we close our laptops for 24 hours to be with our families. So if you get bored of opening gifts and watching the NBA, check out Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com to get all the TaxSlayer Bowl coverage your little heart desires.

Check out Freddie’s ride to Jacksonville (And you can win a TV!):

The fine folks at Jack Kain Ford are partnering with KSR’s Depth Chart Podcast and will be giving away a 65-inch television to one lucky Kentucky fan. Freddie will be driving a new Ford Flex to Jacksonville decorated with the hashtag #TeamFreddie, as you see above.

To be eligible to win the 65 inch television you must:
1. Follow Jack Kain Ford on twitter (@KainFordInc) or Facebook.
2. Take a picture with the Flex or with the Depth Chart Podcast Crew wearing a special Jack Kain Ford t-shirt with same hashtag.
3. Tweet or Facebook pic to Jack Kain Ford using #TeamFreddie
Drawing for the television will be at Jack Kain Ford in Versailles on January 6th.

— Alright, I’m off to get this massage. I’ll be back soon to get us through the night and on into Christmas Eve. We might have to get into the holiday spirit a little later tonight. We’ll see.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Afternoon Notes

  1. catsfan27
    3:09 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

    Just from his highlights, Vanderbilt seems like a recruit that will have good success in college, and then explode in the NBA. His skill set is awesome. Seems smooth.

  2. Sentient Third Eye
    3:48 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

    I would rather have the # 2 PF coached by Coach Cal than the # 1 PF coached by anyone else. He’ll make Vanderbilt the best PF in the class (unless Knox comes here also and gets the same coaching, of course).

  3. KYcats11
    4:00 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

    Wait, y’all couldn’t devour it, even with Jared? Or did he get one for himself.

  4. wildcat2012
    4:24 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

    He’s a small forward, not power forward. And it’s Trae Young, not Trey. Come on drew

    • Corder
      5:34 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

      Actually it’s Trae, good try though

  5. JC Ice
    4:28 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

    3 goggles is lame. Fat guy doing 3 goggles should be kicked in the nutsack.

  6. JC Ice
    6:16 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

    Yes, I’m JC Ice. Google me. I would hit both both of you upside your heads with a hub cap and then go off the top rope on your candy asses.

    • JC Ice
      6:17 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

      Oops, meant to respond to [email protected] above.

    • runningunnin.454
      7:15 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

      Sure, Sure. Don’t label me with any of your latent tendencies.
      I’ll show you some of the sissy things we did with 5th Special Forces in ‘Nam.

    • JC Ice
      7:21 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

      One closed fist off the top rope and it would be nap time for you.

    • runningunnin.454
      7:43 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

      Sure, whatever in your “Wildest Dreams”; but, we are going to end this now in keeping with peace on earth, goodwill toward men, and forebearance toward reptiles.

    • JC Ice
      8:16 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

      Sounds good. Merry Christmas. But if you ever want to have a hair or loser leave town match, let me know.

  7. unbridled
    6:56 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

    So after devouring a 40″ pie, what did lorenzen order to take home?

    • UK Big Board Update
      3:32 am December 24, 2016 Permalink

      You wouldn’t say that to his face; why would you say that on here?

      Oh yeah, anonymity….

  8. catdaddyd
    7:58 pm December 23, 2016 Permalink

    I’m sure the people posing with that elephant could have ate that pizza.