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Wednesday Morning Wakeup From Bahston

Hello from lovely, freezing Boston, Massachusetts!

I’m up and at ’em after a long night of karaoke with two female Bernie Sanders campaigners I met in my hotel lobby, which was very random and bizarre. They kept me out past my bedtime but it was a fun night in downtown Beantown and I was able to sing Beyonce’s “Halo” to a crowd of uninterested people.

I watched the game at Tavern In The Square outside TD Garden — recommended to my friend by one Walter McCarty — and, honestly, didn’t pay a whole lot of attention because Kentucky was up by a million. But I did see what mattered; at least enough to stay on top of the news for today’s Morning Wakeup on KentuckySportsRadio.com.

So let’s do that, with more notes from Bahston.

 

People up here hate C-A-T-S cheers and obsess over Tom Brady.

I can confirm the Boston Bruins crowd isn’t a big Kentucky Wildcats crowd. The bar outside the Bruins game was packed with meatheads in hockey jerseys as I tried to watch UK, and they were not big fans of the three of us doing C-A-T-S cheers throughout the night.

It got even worse when one of us — we’ll call her Megan, because that’s her name — proceeded to lecture everyone on Deflategate and how Tom Brady and the Patriots are cheaters. To say I feared for my safety was an understatement, being the only guy in a group that was about to get pummeled for talking bad about their Lord and Savior, Tom Brady.

I guess it’s the same way we would defend Coach Cal if someone were to come to Lexington and curse his holy name.

Yesterday’s KSR was one for the ages. (Not all ages, though.)

You can’t unhear the words Katina Powell said to Matt Jones during yesterday’s interview on KSR. It’s now been almost 24 hours and I still can’t believe her comment about putting body fluids on the ceiling. If you missed it, scroll down (way down) to check out the audio, video, and Mrs. Tyler’s recap of the whole thing. It couldn’t have gone better.

We now know Alex Poythress will be out two weeks.

Though John Robic said he expected Alex Poythress to play against Georgia, Poythress sat out with the knee injury that kept him out of the Florida game. John Calipari told everyone afterward that his senior forward will be out for two weeks.

I was told on Monday that Poythress would miss 10-14 days, but I couldn’t go public with that information because UK wanted Georgia to plan on him playing. It’s a slight tear in his meniscus, not “a hemorrhoid,” as Calipari said last night.

Get better, AP.

Have we seen the end of Dancing Guy?

By now you’ve probably seen the video of Dancing Guy picking up a young girl and dropping her down the steps at last night’s game. It was a very scary situation and may cost us any further performances from one of Rupp Arena’s celebrity fans.

Here’s the video:

Luckily the girl is okay. That could’ve been really bad.

The Golden State Warriors are basketball porn.

So beautiful.

I’m off to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.

I’m going to tour the Hall today since I’m in this freezing, angry city with nothing to do. I will give a tour on SnapChat (drew_franklin) with some stuff on Twitter (@DrewFranklinKSR) so check it out if you’d like a look at what’s inside. A full recap of my findings will be on the site early next week.

KSR radio is up next. Tune in to that, although it won’t top yesterday’s second hour.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

12 Comments for Wednesday Morning Wakeup From Bahston



  1. CPACAT
    9:31 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

    Drew: Was wondering if ServPro has been called to “take care” of the ceiling in Minardi Hall?



  2. hartlines left arm
    9:37 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

    Never been a fan of that idiot sliding his ass on the same rails that people put their hands anyways.



  3. RadioshackGreg
    9:42 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

    Yeah, why would you go to Boston and be obnoxious fans? Would you like if OU fans came into lexington and kept doing boomer sooner calls? No. Be a good ambassador and don’t be obnoxious. People doing cats chants all day long gets old in lexington, let alone to non cats fans outside of KY.



    • ukjaybrat
      9:53 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

      I have no problem with it

      If they were at a bar watching their game? whatever…

      If they were marching in the streets doing it for no reason? that would be annoying.



  4. BK
    9:53 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

    Mark Story did an article on the Dancing Guy, Darren Moscoe, a number of years ago. It relates the hard life that Darren has had suffering from severe epilepsy that he eventually overcame, and how he’s found encouragement from his love of UK and his role as dancing guy. Personally, I’m happy for him and this respect and his routine doesn’t bother me and adds a quirky dimension to the famously staid lower Rupp crowd. However, he did make a very foolish decision last night that could have seriously injured or even killed a young lady. He got caught up in the moment, lost his head, and did something very dumb….and then he went back to dancing……even more stupid and high handed. I hope he can find a way to apologize and make good, but I would not be surprised if last nights events end it.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:11 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

      I read the article, and it sounds like Darren has had a lot of challenges inn his life. It also says that he is a survivor of brain cancer, so he has certainly beat some long odds. I think a lot of people would tone down their criticism of him if they knew his background. Sometimes you just need to know a person’s situation to see the whole picture and have a little empathy. That being said, I hope Darren can continue to be a part of the Rupp crowd, as it sounds like he is a true blue fan of UK. But just tone it down a little bit, and take the rail sliding out of his routine. Glad no one (including Darren) got hurt.

      PS – I was at a game earlier in the year with my daughter, and after the game we walked down to the floor and were waiting around for the POG and Cal to come out. Darren was standing in front of us with his full UK gear and jacket on. May daughter nudged me and asked “who’s that guy”, thinking he must be some kind of UK royalty. I just laughed a little and told her that he is one of our crazy superfans. Sounds like I got it right.



  5. BlueDeuce
    10:04 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

    I don’t mind “Dancing Guy” dancing…it’s the sliding down the hand rail part that I dislike! It’s disgusting and extremely vulgar (and that is coming from a guy who is VERY hard to offend!).

    He can dance all he wants in the stands and on the stairs, just stay off that rail!

    Oh…get a new song too! He should work out a new routine each game if he’s going to dance and be a side feature of the game.



    • Biglaw Dawgin'
      10:15 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah, but the vulgar part was kind of what made it funny to watch. Like a trainwreck you can’t take your eyes off of. I actually thought his dancing was pretty hilarious. But trying to pick up a little girl on those steps was a horrible, horrible idea.



  6. Biglaw Dawgin'
    10:12 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

    Dancing guy is finished. What a moron. How old is that guy, like 65? Probably not a good idea to try picking up anything over 50lbs. Especially things over 50lbs that are alive, like another human. While you’re on steep steps. And straddling a hand rail.



    • Booby Petrino
      11:56 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

      He is mentally slow. He had brain tumor as a small child and has always been a little slow. Kinda mean to call someone with a brain health issue a moron.



    • Biglaw Dawgin'
      2:42 pm February 10, 2016 Permalink

      I knew the PC Police would come out on this one. It was a dumb move, so I don’t know what else you want to call it. Slow, smart, whatever his mental capacity is, it was a stupid act–moronic even–to pick up a 75lb kid while straddling the railing of the steepest steps in the Southeastern Conference. I’m sure he’d even admit that. I saw the guy’s apology and I think everyone’s ok, so we don’t need to pile on Dancing Guy personally, but don’t sit here and try to say that wasn’t one of the dumbest things you’ve seen in a while. If it doesn’t get #1 on the Not Top 10 and make every “Dumbest Moments in Sports” videos for the next ten years, I’ll be more than surprised.



  7. WildcatScratchFever
    11:18 am February 10, 2016 Permalink

    Dancing guy’s career should end on basic principle. It’s always been embarassing.